Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Pulse of Radio reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS begins the final week of its six-month-long reunion tour on Wednesday (October 22) in Hidalgo, Texas, with the trek wrapping up on October 31 in Pelham, Alabama. What happens after that? Although the band has talked about making a new studio album, singer Scott Weiland told The Pulse of Radio he's not so sure that will happen. "I don't know where things are gonna go with STP," he said. "It was sad to find out that we're still in some way locked in a contract with Atlantic Records, which is a travesty, actually. If it ends up being that we have to, you know, make a certain amount of records for Atlantic in order to be free, then I don't know if I have that in me."
Atlantic Records filed a lawsuit in June claiming that Weiland and STP drummer Eric Kretz had threatened to stop performing and wanted to terminate their contract with the label unless it was changed.
The band issued a response saying that it was "deeply disappointed" to see that the label had filed the "surprise lawsuit" during the middle of "what were believed to be cordial and positive discussions about STP returning to the studio to make a new album after five years."
Atlantic stated in the suit that it wanted the group to record up to three more albums.
Meanwhile, Weiland will release his second solo effort, "Happy in Galoshes", on November 25 through his own Softdrive label, with a single called "Missing Cleveland" headed to radio two weeks earlier. The vocalist plans to hit the road behind the new disc in January.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:13 PM