...Like Clockwork is out next week! Can't wait? Click HERE!
Check out the short film that partners with the album, too!
Okay, this is a list that I am pretty pleased with (putting in Sheila E., Topper Headon, Cindy Blackman, Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees). Check out their rankings HERE. Should I, uh...mention number one? Their top three is:
3. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
2.Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks (James Brown) **I LOVE these guys getting recognition!**
1. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, various other works that make him as much of a musical god as Prince)
Stone Temple Pilots are suing Scott Weiland. Probably before Scott Weiland sues Stone Temple Pilots.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band's name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group's name or songs.
A lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles accuses Weiland of being chronically late to concerts while the group was together and having his lawyer attempt to interfere with the airplay of the group's new single "Out of Time."
Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots parted ways in February, and the 45-year-old singer said at the time that he learned of his ouster from a statement released to the media.
The lawsuit sheds light on the band's breakup, accusing Weiland of interacting with band mates only through lawyers or managers and showing up late to the group's 2012 shows. It cites Weiland's addiction struggles and poor performances as detriments to the band's earning potential.
Now, in fairness..Scott and his new band are on the Purple at the Core tour. I *guess* that is worth suing over. Check out the rest of the story HERE and roll your eyes as much as I have over all of this.
Here they are in happier, more coherent days. Actually they look miserable here, too.
While Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington takes over vocals for Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland is staying busy. With possibly both particular fingers in the air, Weiland is touring with his band The Wildabouts for the "Purple at the Core" tour. Basically, they're doing music from Purple and Core. I suupose I can get behind that.
May 29 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
May 31 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 01 The Pearl at The Palms Las Vegas, NV
Jun 04 House of Blues San Diego, CA T
Jun 05 Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula, CA
Jun 07 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Jun 08 Silver Legacy Casino Reno, NV
Aug 17 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
I think Weiland should Garth Brooks/Cher this thing and get a permanent show in Vegas! Here's an example of what he's been up to:
...or maybe just stuff you needed to be reminded about. NME.com has your list right HERE!
My favorite? This one:
This is in celebration of not celebrating Morrissey's birthday yesterday. I think I did what he would have wanted me to do. A very unhappy birthday to you, Moz.
Since Chester Bennington jumped into Stone Temple Pilots and took over for Scott Weiland, there's been a bit of chatter regarding replacement singers in bands. Consequence of Sound compiled a list of the best and worst replacements to come out of losing a lead singer. Again, I don't DARE make lists like these myself. I like feeling safe at night.
AC/DC- Brian Johnson replacing Bon Scott
Van Halen- Sammy Hagar replacing David Lee Roth
Dropkick Murphys- Al Barr replacing Mike McColgan
Pantera- Phil Anselmo replacing Terry Glaze (though, holy crap- THIS old pre-Phil photo)
Also, I mean...thank God for Phil.
Genesis- Phil Collins replacing Peter Gabriel (I have a brother who may disagree with this one)
Van Halen- Gary Cherone replacing Sammy and Dave
Queen- Paul Rodgers replacing Freddie Mercury (though he isn't really replaceable and what about Adam Lambert?)
Sublime (with Rome)- Rome Ramirez replacing Bradley Nowell
Iron Maiden- Blaze Bayley replacing Bruce Dickinson
Velvet Underground- Doug Yule replacing Lou Reed
Read the entire story/list HERE. Some humans I have been wondering about because of this list: Kristen May (taking over singing in Flyleaf), Steve Augeri and everyone else replacing Steve Perry (in Journey), Ronnie James Dio in Black Sabbath, Billy Burnette briefly replacing Lindsey Buckingham in Fleetwood Mac...though there were TWO guitarists who replaced him and couldn't hold a candle to Buckingham. I mean, LOOK.
Turns out, all of those animated clips featuring new music were actually meant to be one short film. I like it! ...Like Clockwork is out on June 4th!
I don't know how I am supposed to feel about this. As incoherant as Scott Weiland has gotten over the years, he was the musky, swanky piece of sex in Stone Temple Pilots. It's hard..no, it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to think of Chester Bennington that way. No. NO.
It's not that the idea repulses me, but...after all of these years of knowing Weiland's voice with STP and Chester's with Linkin Park....well, it's downright wrong. Let me say that I am sure that Chester Bennington is a great guy. He has great screaming abilities and really, I'm sure they'll do just fine. I'm just a snob and a purist and am that grumpy old lady that doesn't like change.
With all that out of the way, the new Stone Temple Pilots have a new song. I picked this up at www.cbennington.com. It's not a bad tune, it just doesn't feel like the Stone Temple Pilots that I have grown to love. What do you think? Also, what does this mean for Linkin Park?