Smooth and warm-hued, this monster ballad – from the Avengers soundtrack – could be a fossil encased in amber. In fact, it's an ode to numbness: "You... erase away the black and white," Weiland croons over cock-rock guitar. It's almost heartbreaking.

Scott Weiland Talks 'Avengers' Tune, STP Anniversary Tour

From The Archives Issue 1157: May 24, 2012