MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK
FEATURING STONE TEMPLE PILOTS,
CHEVELLE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD,
THEORY OF A DEADMAN AND MORE SET FOR
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
AT DISCOVERY PARK IN DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO, CA
The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California’s Rock Station – 98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00 AM PT at www.AftershockConcert.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. A special 98 “Rock Mob” ticket presale is available from Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 AM PT through Thursday, June 21 at Midnight PT. For details, visit: http://rockmob.krxq.net/asp2/Register.aspx.
General admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival are available for as low as $49.50 plus fees and VIP tickets can be purchased for $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets include: VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. Please visit www.AftershockConcert.com for more information.
“When you’re bringing a new rock festival to any city, it’s important to have a great local radio partner, and a strong feeder system of stations to support the show,” says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment. “Sacramento has this and more. Its deep foundation in rock – including bands like Deftones and Oleander, music executives coming out of the area, and vital stations like KDOT, KBRE, and our partner station 98 Rock – proves that rock is a mainstay in Northern California.”
Discovery Park is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, where the American River meets the Sacramento River. Gates for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 A.M. and the show starts at noon.
Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is produced by Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment, co-creators/producers of the annual Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC, Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, and Rock Allegiance.
EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER STONE TEMPLE PILOTS CONCERT DVD & BLU-RAY
ALIVE IN THE WINDY CITY LANDS JUNE 26
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the June 26 release of Alive In The Windy City, the first-ever Stone Temple Pilots concert to be authorized by the band for commercial video release. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray]
Filmed in state-of-the-art high-definition, recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM Stereo, Stone Temple Pilots performed a high-octane show at the sold-out Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. This March 2010 concert blended new songs from their self-titled sixth album with classic hits from the inception of their career. Vocalist Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz erupted with a stop-on-a-dime tight, blistering set that included “Interstate Love Song” “Plush” “Vasoline” “Creep” “Sex Type Thing” and “Big Empty.” The 18-song show is complemented with bonus exclusive band member interviews — Total running time is 92 minutes.
Stone Temple Pilots were conceived in 1992 San Diego, successfully melding alternative rock, hard rock, melodic pop, and garage rock into a swirl of post-punk attitude with a hint of glam. Their first two albums—Core and Purple—immediately established them as one of the more adventurous of the American guitar bands. The raw, sonic energy of their songs and live shows propelled two decades worth of success. Amidst numerous break-ups and the four musicians coming and going in different bands, STP has never had a personnel change. Alive In The Windy City documents the strength and live prowess of this 20-year heavy-hitting rock collective.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
3) Wicked Garden
4) Hollywood Bitch
5) Between The Lines
6) Hickory Dichotomy
7) Big Empty
8) Sour Girl
11) Interstate Love Song
13) Huckleberry Crumble
14) Sex Type Thing
15) Dead And Bloated
16) Lounge Fly
17) Piece Of Pie
18) Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart
8/18/12 – Pontiac, MI – Pontiac Silverdome
8/22/12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
8/24/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Revel Resorts/Ovation Hall
8/25/12 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
8/27/12 & 8/29/12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
8/31/12 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
9/1/12 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Stadium
9/4/12 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
9/6/12 – Thunder Bay, ONT – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
9/7/12 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
9/9/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Convention Center
9/11/12 – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
9/12/12 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Convention Centre
9/20/12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms
9/22/12 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/23/12 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park
The Moondance Jam, the country’s pre-eminent classic rock festival, has announced the final line-up for this year’s festival, which takes place July 13-16, 2011. Legendary glam rock band KISS, along with Three Doors Down and Stone Temple Pilots, will serve as the headliners for this year’s three-day party. Tickets are available now at www.moondancejam.com or by calling 1-877-MOONJAM.
The final running order for each day is listed below:
Wednesday July 13( pre-Jam Party)
9:00 pm-Mountain Ash
5:00 pm-Bad Animals
Thursday July 14
11:00 pm-Three Doors Down
9:00 pm-.38 Special
7:00 pm-Great White
Friday July 15
9:00 pm-Paul Rodgers
7:00 pm-Eddie Money
5:00 pm-The Outlaws
3:00 pm-Belfast Cowboys
Saturday July 16
11:00 pm-Stone Temple Pilots
9:00 pm-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
5:00 pm-Burton Cummings
Tickets are now available in a variety of packages. Concert goers can purchase Rockstar All Access, three-day VIP, three-day general admission, weekend packages and single day admission, as well as camping sites and parking passes by contacting the Jam office in Walker.
The Moondance Jam has been held at the same location in Walker since 1992. This year marks the 20th edition of the festival, which was started by resident Bill Bieloh. This year’s event will serve as a tribute to Bill, who passed away last September. The Moondance Jam and its sister festival, Moondance Jamming Country Fest, help bring thousands of music fans to the Walker area every summer. Its bucolic location, situated near a huge lake on a site located three hours northwest of Minneapolis, houses thousands of camping sites during the festivals, and has been cited by many as to why they return year after year to Walker for the shows.
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots are back on the road after taking a short break and are winning rave reviews for their electrifying shows. Tampa Bay’s own Creative Loafing hailed, “STP’s no nonsense, tightly packed 75-minute set would make any current band green with envy…It’s obvious the band still has plenty of the fuel and fire that propelled them to great heights all those years ago…” While the Tampa Bay Times praised, “…No band has ever combined grunge and glam better than Stone Temple Pilots, much to fans’ delight….Two of Core’s unimpeachable smashes, Plush and Sex Type Thing, prompted huge chant alongs from the audience. Even a new song, Between the Lines, got the pit singing.” See below for a full listing of Stone Temple Pilots’ tour dates.
In other news, Stone Temple Pilots just released the amazing new single “Cinnamon” from their acclaimed album, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” sees one of rock’s greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music — melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia. The album also features the chart topping hit singles “Between the Lines” and “Take a Load Off.”
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
|STONE TEMPLE PILOTS|
|NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2010|
|19||Raleigh, NC||Raleigh Amphitheatre|
|20||Charlotte, NC||Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre|
|22||Bee Cave, TX||The Backyard|
|23||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|26||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|27||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|29||Los Angeles, CA||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live|
|30||Indio, CA||Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel & Casino|
|1||San Francisco, CA||The Warfield Theatre|
|3||Kent, WA||ShoWare Center|
|4||Vancouver, BC||Pne Coliseum|
|6||Calgary, AB||Calgary Stampede|
|7||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre|
Check out the brand new video clip, “Take A Load Off” from Stone Temple Pillots! You can pick up STP’s new self titled album, at this link.
I can’t say that I expected very much from Stone Temple Pilot’s latest album, but if “Between The Lines” is any indication of what the new STP album sounds like, I will be checking it out in the near future.
Check out the clip for “Between The Lines” and see what you think!
Check out the official cover art and track listing for Stone Temple Pilot’s upcoming self-titled studio album in stores on May 25th!
Album artwork by Shepard Fairey (Obey Fame)
Between The Lines
Take A Load Off
Dare If You Dare
Fast As I Can
First Kiss On Mars
Atlantic recording group STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold “Shangri-La Dee Da.” The new album – which will be released on MAY 25th – will render the magic that has established the band as a dominate force in the rock scene for the past two decades, featuring tracks that original bassist, guitarist and vocalist, Robert DeLeo recently admitted to SPIN magazine as musically reminiscent of “Paul Revere and the Raiders” driven by the sound of the sixties.
STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th. See below/attached for more information, tour details and press tools. (Album artwork by Shepard Fairy; photo credit: Chapman Baehler.)
Stone Temple Pilots comprises all four original band members:
Scott Weiland – lead vocals | Robert DeLeo – bass, guitar, vocals
Deab DeLeo – guitar | Eric Kretz – drums, percussion
n Earned 15 top 10 singles (six of which were #1)
n Sold over 35 million albums worldwide
n Multiple Grammy nominations and win for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for Plush
n Winner of two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
On Tour 2010
18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall – SXSW
19 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino
20 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Centre
26 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
27 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
30 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
31 Detroit, MI Fillmore
23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
First Show to Feature Rock Icons Stone Temple Pilots at Los Angeles House of Blues
The newly created St. Jude Rock ‘n Roll Hope Show will kick off July 1 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California with rock icons Stone Temple Pilots headlining the first show. Tickets are set to go on sale to the public on Saturday, June 6 and will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.
The St. Jude Rock ‘n Roll Hope Show is a charity concert event created by the grandson of St. Jude founder and TV icon Danny Thomas (“Make Room For Daddy,” “The Danny Thomas Show”), musician Jason Thomas Gordon, and digital entrepreneur/music manager Tom Carolan of Total Live Music. Together, Gordon and Carolan partnered with Live Nation to bring these remarkable concerts to the House of Blues venues across the country and beyond. The goal of these very special musical events is to raise money and awareness for the children of St. Jude.
The inaugural concert for The St. Jude Rock ‘n Roll Hope Show promises nothing short of excellence with the reunited Stone Temple Pilots performing for the hope and health of the children of St. Jude. Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up 15 singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a “Best Hard Rock Performance” GRAMMY in 1994 for “Plush,” and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.
STP singer Scott Wieland had this to say about playing the event: “We are humbled, honored and filled with grace by being given this very special opportunity. To be asked to play the first of what we all hope will be many of these events for children in dire medical needs at the St. Jude Rock n Roll show. Reading the Press Release I am almost embarrassed as it lists accolades of a life of music. The good life. What the rest speaks of is the horrible but true realities that those diseases bring to children and these families.
“Hope has been found in breast cancer. My mother is a testament to that, but leukemia and other diseases seem to offer less ‘statistically.’ Let this be a night of hope and a night of faith and maybe even a little providence. Couldn’t we all use a little? God knows they should have it all from us on this special night, or any night. Once again, thank you.”
The July 1 concert will open with Jason Thomas Gordon’s band, Kingsize. The L.A.-based rock band recently released a duo of EP’s — “The Good Fight,” with their first single “Miss America,” and its sister EP “The Bad Night,” that counter-punched with “Rabbits.” During the past year, Kingsize has become one of L.A.’s most exciting new live acts with one of the band’s songs being chosen as the opening theme for CBS TV’s best new comedy “Gary Unmarried.”
“St. Jude is a part of my blood in the same way that music has always been. To bring them together is a great feeling,” said Gordon. “You always hear people say how music saved their life. A band or a song changed them, healed them in some way. Well, this is that expression being manifest in a very physical way. This is rock ‘n roll truly saving lives.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
Atlantic Records Sues Scott Weiland and Eric Kretz
Atlantic Records sued two members of Stone Temple Pilots yesterday (June 12), accusing them of trying to prematurely end their recording contract with the Warner Music Group label.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, claims lead singer Scott Weiland and drummer Eric Kretz have threatened to stop performing under their contract and have indicated they would like to end the agreement unless Atlantic makes significant changes.
The record company said in the suit that while Stone Temple Pilots has already delivered six albums, it wants the group to record a seventh album and deliver up to two more if Atlantic decides it wants them.
Stone Temple Pilots reunited last month for its first national tour in eight years. The group, whose momentum was often curtailed by Weiland’s drug problems, had fallen apart shortly after a 2002 tour. In late 2003, the other two members of the group, guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo, were released by Atlantic from their recording contract as they said they wanted to pursue separate careers.
Atlantic said in the lawsuit that the group — Weiland, Kretz and the DeLeos — was now touring successfully and had indicated its intention to record together again. The record company said its contract with Stone Temple Pilots was written under New York laws and that the musicians are trying to use California laws to terminate it.
Atlantic said claims by Kretz and Weiland that they have a right to terminate the contract “have given rise to a definite, real and substantial controversy between the parties that threatens to harm Atlantic’s business.”
Atlantic is seeking a court declaration of its rights under the recording contract, the costs of its legal fees and any other relief the court decides is appropriate.
A spokesperson for Stone Temple Pilots had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.
Courtesy of Billboard.com
Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland officially started his prison sentence on Monday.
Weiland, 40, is expected to serve eight days for his second drunk driving conviction. He was arrested on November 11 for driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced on April 28.
Aside from imprisonment for eight days, he was also fined $2,000 and ordered to complete an alcohol education program. He is serving his time in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nys.
The rocker recently reunited with STP after an acrimonious split with Velvet Revolver.
Stone Temple Pilots have made some additions and changes to their North American reunion tour ahead of its May 17 launch.
The band will start with a headlining performance at the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH, and then make its way through a variety of venues and festivals across the US and Canada through fall. Dates currently stretch through STP’s October appearance at the New Orleans Voodoo Music Festival, though the outing is expected to expand into November, according to the group’s website.
Since last check, second nights have been added in Detroit and Las Vegas, and shows have been booked in Wallingford, CT; San Antonio, TX; Woodlands, TX; Elizabeth, IN; and Montreal. An updated itinerary is listed below.
Stone Temple Pilots announced their reunion tour in Los Angeles last month, when they performed publicly for the first time in nearly six years.
After forming the band in 1992, the grunge-rockers–frontman Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz–recorded five studio albums and went on to sell more than 35 million copies worldwide, according to a press release. They parted ways after completing a tour behind 2001′s “Shangri-La Dee Da,” which is their most recent studio album.
Weiland went on to join Velvet Revolver, which parted ways with the singer last month amid a volley of acrimonious press releases. The DeLeo brothers co-founded rock quartet Army of Anyone with Filter frontman Richard Patrick and former David Lee Roth Band drummer Ray Luzier, but that band slipped into hibernation following its 2006 self-titled debut.
Robert DeLeo recently told Billboard that STP will probably record a new album once the tour wraps.
Rock star Scott Weiland has just been sentenced to 192 hours in county jail for his November DUI arrest. This is Weiland’s second DUI offense. He has until May 28 to serve the sentence.
Scott, who was not present in court today, entered a no contest plea through his attorney, Anthony Brooklier. The former Velvet Revolver singer was also ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol program and pay almost $2,000 in fines. He will be put on a four-year summary probation.
Weiland was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol with a prior conviction, and with an allegation that he refused a chemical test as required by law. We are told he was over the legal limit of .08%, but not by much.
According to the police report, he failed the field sobriety tests and refused to take a blood or urine test. He was booked for DUI and released on $40,000 bail.
Courtesy of TMZ.com
After weeks of online speculation suggesting the band was on the brink of collapse, the founding members of Velvet Revolver — guitarists Slash and Dave Kushner, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum — officially sent lead singer Scott Weiland packing Tuesday. The rumors of a Velvet Revolver split began soon after Weiland’s onstage announcement two weeks ago — during a gig in Glasgow, Scotland — that the crowd in attendance that evening were witnessing something very special: the last-ever Velvet Revolver tour.Velvet Revolver announced their decision to fire Weiland in a press release issued just as the rockers were playing the last notes of their final performance with the Stone Temple Pilots frontman in Amsterdam. Slash sited Weiland’s lack of commitment, “increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems” as reasons for the dismissal. There is still no word on whether the band plans to continue with a new singer.Surprisingly, an entire night passed without Weiland responding — but really, it wasn’t a question of if he would issue his own retort, but when. In an e-mail sent exclusively to MTV News Wednesday morning, Weiland fired back at his erstwhile bandmates, and pulled no punches in his attack of the Revolver.”After reading the comment by Duff, Matt, Dave and the illustrious ‘Guitar Hero,’ Saul Hudson, a.k.a. Slash, I find it humorous that the so-called four ‘founding members’ of Velvet Revolver, better known to themselves as ‘the Project’ before I officially named the band, would decide to move on without me after I had already claimed the group dead in the water on March 20 in Glasgow,” Weiland explained. “In response to Slash’s comment regarding my commitment [to the band], I have to say it is a blatant and tired excuse to cover up the truth. The truth of the matter is that the band had not gotten along on multiple levels for some time. On a musical level, there were moments of joy, inspiration, fun … at times. But let’s not forget the multiple trips to rehab every member of the band had taken (with the exception of one member — no need to mention his name).
“Personally speaking, I choose to look forward to the future and performing with a group of friends I have known my entire life, people who have always had my back,” Weiland continued. “This also speaks to my commitment to my music and my fellow bandmates in [Stone Temple Pilots] and to the fans who I feel would much rather watch a group of musicians who enjoy being together as opposed to a handful of discontents who at one time used to call themselves a gang.”
In conclusion, Weiland warned fans not to be “fooled by veiled trickery,” and even wished Velvet Revolver his best. “Good hunting, lads — I think Sebastian Bach would be a fantastic choice.”
Now, Weiland will turn his energies to the re-formed Stone Temple Pilots, who are expected to reveal details of a full-scale summer tour during a news conference next week. As for Velvet Revolver’s future, Slash has said in a number of recent interviews that there would be a third LP from the band, and that Weiland’s characterization of the band’s European tour as its last was simply untrue.
Courtesy of MTV news.
The major question people are asking is, has the band gone into a sophomore slump, or does “Libertad” surpass the debut release “Contraband”.
I have listened to “Contraband” quite a bit, and believe “Libertad” surpasses the first disc, and has more potential for hits than its predecessor. “Libertad” however is a grower. I didn’t get into it completely on the first listen. Some of the songs definitely get better with repeated listening.
The first single seems like an odd choice to me. There are more infectious songs that “She Builds Quick” machines on this disc.
She Builds Quick Machines
I actually think the opening cut, “Let it Roll” is a better song. It is a heavier track with superb guitar work and a great bass groove. “She Mine” is another song that is really growing on me.
My early favorite off of this disc is “Get Out the Door“. This is song is quite infectious, and has an awesome beat. “Pill, Demons & Etc.” is also very catchy. Slash’s playing on this track is excellent. I am betting that “American Man” is going to get a lot of radio airplay before the end of 2007. I like this song a lot.
“The Last Fight” almost has a Tom Petty style about it. This song is about as close to “Fall to Pieces” as you are going to get on “Libertad“. This song has radio hit written all over it.
I will admit that there are a couple of songs that I didn’t care for. The Album closer “Gravedancer” sounds closer to the Rolling Stones, and this country flavored rock doesn’t work for me. The song “Spay” was a little too noisy for my tastes.
The cover of the Jeff Lynne penned ELO track, “Can’t Get it Out of My Head” seems out of place too.
The music on this disc is probably more like STP than Guns ‘N Roses. “Libertad” should bring Velvet Revolver continued success well into 2008. It is another solid offering by these hard rock veterans!
1. Let It Roll
2. She Mine
3. Get Out The Door
4. She Builds Quick Machines
5. The Last Fight
6. Pills, Demons & Etc.
7. American Man
8. Mary Mary Listen
9. Just Sixteen
10. Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
11. For A Brother
Velvet Revolver is:
Scott Weiland – Vocals
Slash – Guitars
Dave Kushner – Rhythm Guitar
Matt Sorum – Drums
Duff McKagan – Bass