Denise Quan of CNN recently sat down with the members of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS for a quick interview about the band's upcoming reunion tour. Watch the report at this location.See Also:
Speaking to MTV.com after the band announced it would be heading out this summer on a full-fledged 65-date trek, guitarist Dean DeLeo said, "This is home for us. I'm fond of our legacy, and I'm fond of our band — I'm a fan. I get off when I'm riding down the highway and an STP track comes on the radio. I get off on that."
"The story's not finished," Scott Weiland told The Associated Press. "There's more to be revealed and more to be told."
Bassist Robert DeLeo said the band plans to record a new album after the tour, which is set to wrap in November.
"The whole record machine is fucked up now, so we really want to get to a place of having some freedom, because we have a lot of leverage," Weiland told MTV.com. "We have sold almost 40 million records, and we're in a position of power. We want to be free agents, whether it's putting our records out ourselves, or doing some interesting, very creative deal with a nontraditional major record label. The system as it is now ... that formula does not work. We've seen it; we'll need to do things differently, do things wiser."
According to Robert DeLeo, the band has already started crafting material, and he anticipates they'll probably end up writing 100 songs before tracking the effort. The band wouldn't comment on the record beyond that, according to MTV.com.
The band will make its first national TV appearance since reuniting on the May 1 edition of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Weiland was dismissed from VELVET REVOLVER on April 1, following his announcement that the group's just-completed European tour was its last and accusations of erratic behavior against him by the rest of the group.
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