So a few years ago when the members of STP decided to hire Richard Patrick of Filter and call the band Army of Anyone, I thought well ok, this is something a little different and I liked it. Scott Weiland was no longer with the group so they changed the name. Much like Scott joining the less than impressive Velvet Revolver.
But oh how things have changed. If anyone deserves to keep the name Stone Temple Pilots, it is Scott Weiland. While the band is great, Scott’s voice is what separated the band from the herd. Adding the guy from Linkin Park and passing it off as the same band who once wrote “Wicked Garden”, “Dead & Bloated”, “Sex Type Thing” among many others is an insult to the hardcore, long time fans. Out of respect, the band should change the name because what they’re doing now could put a stain on that name forever and it doesn’t deserve that.
They’re trying to make me cry!