STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist Talks ‘Core’ 20th-Anniversary Celebration

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean De Leo tells Greg Prato of that he has plenty of ideas for how the band may celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of STP‘s multi-platinum debut album, “Core”.

“What I’d like to see happen is the band go out and do more intimate shows — really lovely theaters around the country,” DeLeo says. “Smaller shows, doing the first album in its entirety, and then maybe take requests.”

According to DeLeo, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS does not have many extra outtakes from the “Core” recording session for an expanded reissue, but “We have tons of live recordings from that era, and we didn’t multi-track record that stuff. There’s no fixes, so they’d sound incredible if we just master them,” he says. “I have dozens and dozens of DATs from that era. So this is the true essence of the band — no fixing a guitar part or a vocal part. This is the how it went down.”

“Core” was released on September 29, 1992.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland told last month that “there is another album coming” to follow 2010’s self-titled effort. The group played three shows in South America in November, then Weiland expected his bandmates to start working on new material. “They usually start before me, just getting some rough ideas together and then putting rough ideas down on ProTools with no lyrics and no melody,” he explained. “And then I start listening to it and see if it’s just a straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll record or if it’s more of a concept album like [2001’s] ‘Shangri-La Dee Da’ was. Once we decide that, it should go full speed ahead.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS reunited in 2008 for a successful world tour following a six-year hiatus.