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STP Record New Song

Weiland says greatest hits set due this year

The Stone Temple Pilots, by most reports defunct, recently recorded
a new song, “All in the Suit That You Wear,” for greatest hits
collection due November 4th on Atlantic Records.

“It rocks,” says frontman Scott Weiland, who insists the band’s
hiatus has been overplayed in the press. “STP’s never broken up . .
. we just have made a decision to take time apart and do different
things. The DeLeo brothers [Dean and Robert] are doing some
producing right now, and Eric [Kretz] just built a studio. We
worked for ten years, we made five records, we sold 25 million
records around the world, and we felt like we needed a break.”

Although Weiland is currently singing in Velvet Revolver with
former Guns n’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, he
hasn’t dismissed the possibility of another STP full-length down
the road. “There’s always hope,” he says. “There’s always
hope.”

The greatest hits set, so far without a confirmed title or
release date, will draw from STP’s five albums: Core
(1992), Purple (1994), Tiny Music — Songs From the
Vatican Gift Shop
(1996), No. 4 (1999) and
Shangri-La De Da (2001).

In 2000, the band had planned to release a hits compilation
called Big Bang Babies but scrapped the record after a
management shakeup. Since then, STP have been plagued by more of
the controversy and turmoil that has marked their career, the
latest episode of which saw Weiland arrested and charged with drug
possession last month. He’ll face the charges in court on July
11th.

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