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29th Mar '16 2:22:38 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* DisappearedDad: "Pop's Love Suicide," an obliquely autobiographical song written by Scott.

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* DisappearedDad: "Pop's Love Suicide," an obliquely autobiographical song written by Scott. According to his ex-wife, Scott himself was very much this to his own children.
10th Mar '16 10:54:35 AM aye_amber
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* SignatureSound: Oddly enough, the band does manage this. With the exception of the heavily grunge ''Core,'' all albums -- while generally having different sounds -- contain elements of psychedelic rock in them.

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* SignatureSound: SignatureStyle: Oddly enough, the band does manage this. With the exception of the heavily grunge ''Core,'' all albums -- while generally having different sounds -- contain elements of psychedelic rock in them.
10th Mar '16 10:52:46 AM aye_amber
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* HiddenTrack: "My Second Album," at the end of ''Purple,'' a lounge jazz number which name drops Music/JohnnyMathis. Unusually, it's not even performed by the band, but by Richard Peterson, a UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} street musician.

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* HiddenTrack: "My Second Album," at the end of ''Purple,'' a lounge jazz number which name drops Music/JohnnyMathis. ''Johnny Mathis.'' Unusually, it's not even performed by the band, but by Richard Peterson, a UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} street musician.
10th Mar '16 10:51:23 AM aye_amber
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>...And to you, dead and bloated nation of sleepwalkers, so content to drown in your own rancid apathy that your own minds and the minds of your children are being bought and sold on the auction block by swarthy old hogs -- oh, set a place for the auctioneer, he'll be coming to dinner tonight. No need to bother, honey, he'll be coming live via satellite direct, right through our brand new motherfuckin' super mega screen Home Monitor System...

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>...->...And to you, dead and bloated nation of sleepwalkers, so content to drown in your own rancid apathy that your own minds and the minds of your children are being bought and sold on the auction block by swarthy old hogs -- oh, set a place for the auctioneer, he'll be coming to dinner tonight. No need to bother, honey, he'll be coming live via satellite direct, right through our brand new motherfuckin' super mega screen Home Monitor System...
10th Mar '16 10:51:05 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:Classic line-up l-r: Robert [=DeLeo=], Scott Weiland, Dean [=DeLeo=], Eric Kretz]]
->...And to you, dead and bloated nation of sleepwalkers, so content to drown in your own rancid apathy that your own minds and the minds of your children are being bought and sold on the auction block by swarthy old hogs - oh, set a place for the auctioneer, he'll be coming to dinner tonight. No need to bother, honey, he'll be coming live via satellite direct, right through our brand new motherfuckin' super-mega-screen Home Monitor System...
-->-'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_%28Stone_Temple_Pilots_album) Core]]'''inlay

Stone Temple Pilots are an American rock band from San Diego, California. Formed in 1986 by Scott Weiland (vocals) and Robert [=DeLeo=] (bass), they were later joined by Robert's brother Dean [=DeLeo=] (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums). The band's lineup has remained the same throughout its active years, until February 2013 when Weiland was fired by the other members for unexplained reasons. Weiland claimed this was a joke to boost ticket sales; with the release of "Out of Time", featuring Music/LinkinPark vocalist Chester Bennington (and the EP ''High Rise'') this seems not to be the case

They were, and still are, TheNineties rock version of NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly, a band that constantly tried to break from the pack of the era's rock titans to establish their own fan base and sound. Writer Chuck Klosterman once claimed he had never met anyone who claimed to be a passionate STP fan, yet he had met numerous people who knew who they were.

At any rate, STP's first two albums sold 14 million copies combined, cementing their reputation as rock radio mainstays. Scott Weiland, the FaceOfTheBand for all the wrong reasons, cited [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]] and DavidBowie as influences in his own singing. The band has split twice, the first time in 1995, when Weiland was arrested and convicted for buying crack cocaine, and in 2002, when Weiland and Dean [=DeLeo=] got into a fistfight. They re-formed in 2008, to moderate success.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Classic [[caption-width-right:350: Classic line-up l-r: Robert [=DeLeo=], [=De=]Leo, Scott Weiland, Dean [=DeLeo=], [=De=]Leo, and Eric Kretz]]
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Kretz.]]

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And to you, dead and bloated nation of sleepwalkers, so content to drown in your own rancid apathy that your own minds and the minds of your children are being bought and sold on the auction block by swarthy old hogs - -- oh, set a place for the auctioneer, he'll be coming to dinner tonight. No need to bother, honey, he'll be coming live via satellite direct, right through our brand new motherfuckin' super-mega-screen super mega screen Home Monitor System...
-->-'''[[http://en.-->-'''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_%28Stone_Temple_Pilots_album) Core]]'''inlay

Stone
Core]]'''

''Stone
Temple Pilots Pilots'' are an American rock band from San Diego, California. Formed in 1986 by Scott Weiland (vocals) and Robert [=DeLeo=] [=De=]Leo (bass), they were later joined by Robert's brother Dean [=DeLeo=] [=De=]Leo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums). The band's lineup line-up has remained the same throughout its active years, until February 2013 when Weiland was fired by the other members for unexplained reasons. Weiland claimed this was a joke to boost ticket sales; with the release of "Out of Time", Time," featuring Music/LinkinPark vocalist Chester Bennington (and the EP ''High Rise'') this seems not to be the case

case.

They were, and still are, TheNineties rock version of NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly, a band that constantly tried to break from the pack of the era's rock titans to establish their own fan base and sound. Writer Chuck Klosterman once claimed he had never met anyone who claimed to be a passionate STP ''Stone Temple Pilots'' fan, yet he had met numerous people who knew who they were.

At any rate, STP's ''Stone Temple Pilots'''s first two albums sold 14 million copies combined, cementing their reputation as rock radio mainstays. Scott Weiland, the FaceOfTheBand for all the wrong reasons, cited [[TheDoors [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] and DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie as influences in his own singing. The band has split twice, the first time in 1995, when Weiland was arrested and convicted for buying crack cocaine, and in 2002, when Weiland and Dean [=DeLeo=] [=De=]Leo got into a fistfight. They re-formed in 2008, to moderate success.




!!!The band's studio albums are:
* ''Core'' (1992) went eight times platinum, featuring songs the band is most famously known for, including "Dead & Bloated", "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep" and "Plush". An acoustic version of "Plush" from {{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball'' still gets airplay. The album was originally pilloried by critics, who called them a faceless, generic {{Grunge}} band and accused them of "ripping off" Music/AliceInChains and Music/PearlJam. ([[IThoughtItMeant Not to mention people who misinterpreted the lyrics to "Sex Type Thing"]].)
* ''Purple'' (1994) featuring "Vasoline", "Interstate Love Song", "Big Empty" and "Unglued". This album ditched the HeavyMetal sound of their debut and thus improved their critical reception, introducing more PsychedelicRock elements to their style, and relying less on what was perceived to be formulaic grunge songs. This was the first album where Scott Weiland was credited with his full name, since for the debut he was credited solely as "Weiland". (He also [[DyeHard stopped bleaching his hair]] while at it.)
* ''Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show" and "Trippin' on a Hole In a Paper Heart". Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock and even Main/{{Britpop}}, making it the first STP album to receive very good reviews. However, tensions within the band - caused by Weiland's drug habits - prevented a tour to promote the album and thus it sold less than the others (though 2x platinum in its own right), marking the downhill point in STP's career success-wise.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring "Down" and "Sour Girl". This album returned to the grunge style of ''Core'', making it their first (arguably) metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.
* ''Shangri-La-Dee-Da'' (2001) featuring "Days of the Week" and whatever other songs diehard fans like. This album was a flop commercially and critically.
* ''Stone Temple Pilots'' (2010). The band's comeback album, featuring "Between the Lines". This is the last Stone Temple Pilots album to feature Scott Weiland, who would die in 2015.
* ''High Rise'' (EP, 2013). The band's first (and only) recorded material with Chester Bennington, featuring "Out of Time".



!!This band provides examples of:

* AddledAddict: Scott Weiland, big-time. It got him fired from STP and Velvet Revolver and led to lots and lots of negative live reviews of his solo shows, and based on what his ex-wife said in an open letter, the drug usage may have resulted in brain damage.
* TheBandMinusTheFace: The firing of Scott Weiland became this for STP. They had {{averted| trope}} this during a previous hiatus by performing under the name "Talk Show".
* {{Bowdlerized}}: The band name, actually. After changing their name from [[ShoutOut "Mighty Joe Young"]], they briefly went by the moniker "S[[spoiler:hirley]] T[[spoiler:emple's]] P[[spoiler:ussy]]". Even now, if you type that name into TheOtherWiki's search engine, the Stone Temple Pilots page comes up.
* BrokenRecord: The chorus of "Art School Girl" is "I told you five or four times!" repeated over and over.

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!!This
!! The band's studio albums are:

* ''Core'' (1992) went eight times platinum, featuring songs the band is most famously known for, including: "Dead & Bloated," "Sex Type Thing," "Wicked Garden," "Creep," and "Plush." An acoustic version of "Plush" from Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball'' still gets airplay. The album was originally pilloried by critics, who called them a faceless, generic {{Grunge}} band and accused them of "ripping off" Music/AliceInChains and Music/PearlJam. ([[IThoughtItMeant Not to mention people who misinterpreted the lyrics to "Sex Type Thing."]])
* ''Purple'' (1994) featuring: "Vasoline," "Interstate Love Song," "Big Empty," and "Unglued." This album ditched the HeavyMetal sound of their debut and thus improved their critical reception, introducing more PsychedelicRock elements to their style, and relying less on what was perceived to be formulaic grunge songs. This was the first album where Scott Weiland was credited with his full name, since for the debut he was credited solely as "Weiland." (He also [[DyeHard stopped bleaching his hair]] while at it.)
* ''Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring: "Big Bang Baby," "Lady Picture Show," and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart." Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock and even {{Britpop}}, making it the first ''Stone Temple Pilots'' album to receive very good reviews. However, tensions within the band -- caused by Weiland's drug habits -- prevented a tour to promote the album and thus it sold less than the others (though 2x platinum in its own right), marking the downhill point in ''Stone Temple Pilots'' career success wise.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring: "Down" and "Sour Girl." This album returned to the grunge style of ''Core,'' making it their first (arguably) metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.
* ''Shangri-La-Dee-Da'' (2001) featuring: "Days of the Week" and whatever other songs diehard fans like. This album was a flop commercially and critically.
* ''Stone Temple Pilots'' (2010). The band's comeback album, featuring: "Between the Lines." This is the last ''Stone Temple Pilots'' album to feature Scott Weiland, who would die in 2015.
* ''High Rise'' (EP, 2013). The band's first (and only) recorded material with Chester Bennington, featuring "Out of Time."
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!! This
band provides examples of:

* AddledAddict: Scott Weiland, big-time. It got him fired from STP ''Stone Temple Pilots'' and Velvet Revolver ''Velvet Revolver'' and led to lots and lots of negative live reviews of his solo shows, and based on what his ex-wife said in an open letter, the drug usage may have resulted in brain damage.
* TheBandMinusTheFace: The firing of Scott Weiland became this for STP. ''Stone Temple Pilots.'' They had {{averted| trope}} this during a previous hiatus by performing under the name "Talk Show".
name: ''Talk Show.''
* {{Bowdlerized}}: The band name, actually. After changing their name from [[ShoutOut "Mighty ''[[ShoutOut Mighty Joe Young"]], Young,]]'' they briefly went by the moniker "S[[spoiler:hirley]] T[[spoiler:emple's]] P[[spoiler:ussy]]". moniker: "S[[spoiler: hirley]] T[[spoiler: emple's]] P[[spoiler: ussy]]." Even now, if you type that name into TheOtherWiki's Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s search engine, the Stone ''Stone Temple Pilots Pilots'' page comes up.
* BrokenRecord: The chorus of "Art School Girl" is is: "I told you five or four times!" repeated over and over.



* DaysOfTheWeekSong: Well, "Days of the Week".
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: While Stone Temple Pilots were never critical darlings during Scott Weiland's lifetime, the music press was flooded with tributes after he died in December 2015.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm[=/=]MinimalisticCoverArt: Between ''Tiny Music...'' and ''No. 4'' their cover art swung from one extreme to the other.
* DisappearedDad: "Pop's Love Suicide", an obliquely autobiographical song written by Scott.

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* DaysOfTheWeekSong: Well, "Days of the Week".
Week."
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: While Stone ''Stone Temple Pilots Pilots'' were never critical darlings during Scott Weiland's lifetime, the music press was flooded with tributes after he died in December 2015.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm[=/=]MinimalisticCoverArt: DesignStudentsOrgasm / MinimalisticCoverArt: Between ''Tiny Music...'' Music'' and ''No. 4'' their cover art swung from one extreme to the other.
* DisappearedDad: "Pop's Love Suicide", Suicide," an obliquely autobiographical song written by Scott.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They formed in the 80s as "Mighty Joe Young", where they were a {{Funk}} band. Check out the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RWwPiXno-0 Piece of Pie]]" (which, aside from the name, bears no resemblance to the ''Core'' song).
* EpicRocking: "Where the River Goes", "Kitchenware & Candybars".

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They formed in the 80s '80s as "Mighty ''Mighty Joe Young", Young,'' where they were a {{Funk}} band. Check out the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RWwPiXno-0 Piece of Pie]]" (which, aside from the name, bears no resemblance to the ''Core'' song).
* EpicRocking: "Where the River Goes", Goes" and "Kitchenware & Candybars".Candybars."



* HiddenTrack: "My Second Album", at the end of ''Purple'', a lounge-jazz number which name-drops Music/JohnnyMathis. Unusually, it's not even performed by the band, but by Richard Peterson, a Seattle street musician.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Thank You''.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Press Play" and "Daisy", both from ''Tiny Music''.
* JerkAss: Scott Weiland was ''legendary'' for his burned bridges caused by drug-addled idiocy and douchebaggery. There's a good reason why he was fired from every single major band he was in. An open letter from his ex-wife, while not totally condemning him (as she lamented his fall as both a talented artist and loving father), painted him as a distant and unavailable father who largely abandoned the family after he remarried whose apparent refusal to get help for his mental health issues put her through hell.
* LastNameBasis: In the debut album's liner notes, Scott Weiland was credited solely by his last name.

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* HiddenTrack: "My Second Album", Album," at the end of ''Purple'', ''Purple,'' a lounge-jazz lounge jazz number which name-drops name drops Music/JohnnyMathis. Unusually, it's not even performed by the band, but by Richard Peterson, a Seattle UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} street musician.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Thank You''.
You.''
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Press Play" and "Daisy", "Daisy," both from ''Tiny Music''.
Music.''
* JerkAss: Scott Weiland was ''legendary'' for his burned bridges caused by drug-addled drug addled idiocy and douchebaggery. There's a good reason why he was fired from every single major band he was in. An open letter from his ex-wife, while not totally condemning him (as she lamented his fall as both a talented artist and loving father), painted him as a distant and unavailable father who largely abandoned the family after he remarried re-married whose apparent refusal to get help for his mental health issues put her through hell.
* LastNameBasis: In the debut album's ''Core'''s liner notes, Scott Weiland was credited solely by his last name.



* MinisculeRocking: "No Memory", "Wet My Bed", "Press Play".
* MisogynySong: Subverted in the case of "Sex Type Thing". The song uses misogynistic lyrics ironically to show how demented they are. This irony was lost on many people, who originally treated it as an advocacy of date rape, but it's actually a TakeThat against rapists, rape apologists, and the general treatment of women as sex objects.

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* MinisculeRocking: "No Memory", Memory," "Wet My Bed", Bed," and "Press Play".
Play."
* MisogynySong: Subverted in the case of "Sex Type Thing". Thing." The song uses misogynistic lyrics ironically to show how demented they are. This irony was lost on many people, who originally treated it as an advocacy of date rape, but it's actually a TakeThat against rapists, rape apologists, and the general treatment of women as sex objects.



** "Days Of The Week" from ''Shangri-La-Dee-Da'' and "Creep" from ''Core'' are a 2 or 3. "Pretty Penny" from ''Purple'' is a pretty solid 2. "A Song For Sleeping" also from ''Shangri-La'' is a 1.
* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', a lighter hard rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grungy metal album in the vein of ''Core'' - with some late-90s alt-metal thrown in - but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.
* ReligionRantSong: "Naked Sunday" sounds like a monolgue directed at God.

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** "Days Of The of the Week" from ''Shangri-La-Dee-Da'' and "Creep" from ''Core'' are a 2 or 3. "Pretty Penny" from ''Purple'' is a pretty solid 2. "A Song For for Sleeping" also from ''Shangri-La'' is a 1.
* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', ''Purple,'' a lighter hard rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', ''Core,'' whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s 1960's rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grungy metal album in the vein of ''Core'' - -- with some late-90s late '90s alt-metal thrown in - -- but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.
* ReligionRantSong: "Naked Sunday" sounds like a monolgue monologue directed at God.God:



* SignatureSound: Oddly enough, the band does manage this. With the exception of the heavily grunge ''Core'', all albums - while generally having different sounds - contain elements of psychedelic rock in them.

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* SignatureSound: Oddly enough, the band does manage this. With the exception of the heavily grunge ''Core'', ''Core,'' all albums - -- while generally having different sounds - -- contain elements of psychedelic rock in them.
8th Mar '16 2:54:25 PM ConCass
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* ''Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show" and "Trippin' on a Hole In a Paper Heart". Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock and even Main/{{Britpop}}, making it the first STP album to receive very good reviews.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring "Down" and "Sour Girl". This album returned to the grunge style of ''Core'', making it their first metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.

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* ''Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show" and "Trippin' on a Hole In a Paper Heart". Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock and even Main/{{Britpop}}, making it the first STP album to receive very good reviews.
reviews. However, tensions within the band - caused by Weiland's drug habits - prevented a tour to promote the album and thus it sold less than the others (though 2x platinum in its own right), marking the downhill point in STP's career success-wise.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring "Down" and "Sour Girl". This album returned to the grunge style of ''Core'', making it their first (arguably) metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.



* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', a lighter hard rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grunge metal album in the vein of ''Core'', but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', a lighter hard rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grunge grungy metal album in the vein of ''Core'', ''Core'' - with some late-90s alt-metal thrown in - but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.



* SuperGroup: With the firing of Weiland and hiring of Chester Bennington, they have now essentially become a super group of themselves and Music/LinkinPark

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* SignatureSound: Oddly enough, the band does manage this. With the exception of the heavily grunge ''Core'', all albums - while generally having different sounds - contain elements of psychedelic rock in them.
* SuperGroup: With the firing of Weiland and hiring of Chester Bennington, they have now essentially become became a super group supergroup of themselves and Music/LinkinParkMusic/LinkinPark.
28th Feb '16 6:02:53 AM ConCass
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In late 2015, the band parted ways with Chester Bennington. However, hopes of a classic reunion were gone when, on December 3rd of that year, Scott Weiland [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] at the age of 48. The band's future is currently unknown.

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In late 2015, the band parted ways with Chester Bennington. However, hopes of a classic reunion were gone when, on December 3rd of that year, Scott Weiland [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] at the age of 48. The band's future is currently unknown.
After months of silence, the band began an online campaign to find a new vocalist.



* ''Core'' (1992) went eight times platinum, featuring songs the band is most famously known for, including "Dead & Bloated", "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep" and "Plush". An acoustic version of "Plush" from {{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball'' still gets airplay. The album was originally pilloried by critics, who called them a faceless, generic {{Grunge}} band and accused them of "ripping off" Music/AliceInChains and Music/PearlJam. ([[IThoughtItMeant Not to mention people who misinterpreted the lyrics to "Sex Type Thing".]])
* ''Purple'' (1994) featuring "Vasoline", "Interstate Love Song", "Big Empty" and "Unglued". This album improved their critical reception, introducing more PsychedelicRock elements to their style, and relying less on what was perceived to be formulaic grunge songs. This was the first album where Scott Weiland was credited with his full name, since for the debut he was credited solely as "Weiland". (He also [[DyeHard stopped bleaching his hair]] while at it.)
* ''Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show" and "Trippin' on a Hole In a Paper Heart". Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock, making it the first STP album to receive very good reviews.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring "Down" and "Sour Girl". This album returned to the grunge style of Core, making it their first metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.

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* ''Core'' (1992) went eight times platinum, featuring songs the band is most famously known for, including "Dead & Bloated", "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep" and "Plush". An acoustic version of "Plush" from {{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball'' still gets airplay. The album was originally pilloried by critics, who called them a faceless, generic {{Grunge}} band and accused them of "ripping off" Music/AliceInChains and Music/PearlJam. ([[IThoughtItMeant Not to mention people who misinterpreted the lyrics to "Sex Type Thing".]])
Thing"]].)
* ''Purple'' (1994) featuring "Vasoline", "Interstate Love Song", "Big Empty" and "Unglued". This album ditched the HeavyMetal sound of their debut and thus improved their critical reception, introducing more PsychedelicRock elements to their style, and relying less on what was perceived to be formulaic grunge songs. This was the first album where Scott Weiland was credited with his full name, since for the debut he was credited solely as "Weiland". (He also [[DyeHard stopped bleaching his hair]] while at it.)
* ''Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), featuring "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show" and "Trippin' on a Hole In a Paper Heart". Probably the band's best example of WordSaladLyrics. This album featured heavier influences from PsychedelicRock, PsychedelicRock and even Main/{{Britpop}}, making it the first STP album to receive very good reviews.
* ''No. 4'' (1999), featuring "Down" and "Sour Girl". This album returned to the grunge style of Core, ''Core'', making it their first metal album since 1992, this time resulting in good reception. The video for "Sour Girl" included a cameo by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar since Weiland was a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fan.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first album is, for the most part, a solid 6, with its follow-up ''Purple'' going down to a 4 or 5. With "Plush" being more a 4-5 and "Interstate Love Song" being either a 3 or 4. Their later material is a bit more varied, with most of the songs from ''Tiny Music'' onward around 3, and ''No. 4'' generally at a 4 to 6 range.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first album is, for the most part, a solid 6, 6 and occasional 7, with its follow-up ''Purple'' going down to a 4 or 5. With "Plush" being more a 4-5 and "Interstate Love Song" being either a 3 or 4. Their later material is a bit more varied, with most of the songs from ''Tiny Music'' onward around 3, and ''No. 4'' generally at a 4 to 6 range.
3rd Jan '16 4:44:51 AM ConCass
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On December 3rd of 2015, Scott Weiland passed away at the age of 48.

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On In late 2015, the band parted ways with Chester Bennington. However, hopes of a classic reunion were gone when, on December 3rd of 2015, that year, Scott Weiland [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away away]] at the age of 48.
48. The band's future is currently unknown.



* ''Stone Temple Pilots (self-titled)'' (2010). The band's comeback album, featuring "Between the Lines". This is currently the last Stone Temple Pilots album featuring Scott Weiland.
* ''High Rise'' (EP, 2013). The band's first recorded material with Chester Bennington, featuring "Out of Time".

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* ''Stone Temple Pilots (self-titled)'' Pilots'' (2010). The band's comeback album, featuring "Between the Lines". This is currently the last Stone Temple Pilots album featuring to feature Scott Weiland.
Weiland, who would die in 2015.
* ''High Rise'' (EP, 2013). The band's first (and only) recorded material with Chester Bennington, featuring "Out of Time".



* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', a light rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grunge metal album in the vein of ''Core'', but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Famously, this applies to virtually all their albums. ''Purple'', a light lighter hard rock album with a lot of synths, is a drastic change from the heavy metal grunge album ''Core'', whereas ''Tiny Music'' is 1960s rock album in the vein of Music/TheKinks in all but the decade it was released. ''No. 4'' is generally another grunge metal album in the vein of ''Core'', but some select songs (such as "Sour Girl") wouldn't be out of place on the latter two.
17th Dec '15 11:24:29 AM DavidDelony
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: While Stone Temple Pilots were never critical darlings during Scott Weiland's lifetime, the music press was flooded with tributes after he died in December 2015.
8th Dec '15 6:30:31 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* AddledAddict: Scott Weiland, big-time. It got him fired from STP and Velvet Revolver and led to lots and lots of negative live reviews of his solo shows, and based on what his ex-wife said in an open letter, the drug usage may have resulted in brain damage.



* DrugsAreBad: Weiland's burned bridges and reputation for being difficult and unpleasant were largely attributable to his heavy drug usage, and drugs eventually cost him his life.



* JerkAss: Scott Weiland is ''legendary'' for his burned bridges caused by drug-addled idiocy and douchebaggery. There's a good reason why he's been fired from every single major band he's been in.

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* JerkAss: Scott Weiland is was ''legendary'' for his burned bridges caused by drug-addled idiocy and douchebaggery. There's a good reason why he's been he was fired from every single major band he's been in.he was in. An open letter from his ex-wife, while not totally condemning him (as she lamented his fall as both a talented artist and loving father), painted him as a distant and unavailable father who largely abandoned the family after he remarried whose apparent refusal to get help for his mental health issues put her through hell.
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