Video: Stone Temple Pilots Rock "Kimmel"

May 2, 2008 11:40 AM ET

Stone Temple Pilots made their triumphant return last night by playing Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Pontiac Garage. A non-imprisoned Scott Weiland and his STP mates played two songs, Purple's "Vasoline" (above) and Tiny Music's "Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart." The band are set to kick off their massive reunion tour May 17th at Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range festival, but not before Weiland serves those eight days in jail. Rolling Stone talked to Weiland for his most comprehensive post-Velvet Revolver interview, which you can read here.

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