Scott Weiland is back…and it’s pretty cool

Hey, Stone Temple Pilots Fans, guess what? Scott Weiland, is back, with a new band, new tunes and a new attitude. I for one, as a child of the nineties and a die hard STP fan myself, am thrilled.

Dubbed “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” by Spin Magazine, Scott Weiland has sauntered back onto the music scene with his new band the Wildabouts. They will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album Blaster on March 31, 2015 through Softdrive Records/Universal Music in Canada. Weiland and the Wildabouts’ guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson, have a comradery fostered by years of jamming and touring together. After touring for several months in 2013, they hunkered down in Weiland’s Southern California studio and rehearsal space to write and record what would eventually become Blaster. Produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon, Blasterfeatures twelve no-nonsense, straight-ahead rock tracks, including the “gritty, hammering bulldozer of a song” (Billboard) “White Lighting”, “indie garage-wrecking” track “Modzilla” and the slinky, sexy, tune “Way She Moves”.

“The album has its own distinctive sound,” says Weiland, “but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is a hybrid. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” I knew I wanted to make a rock record,” proclaims Weiland. “It all just came together.

Fans can pre-order the album now through the band’s PledgeMusic page. With each pledge, fans will also receive a free download of “Modzilla”. Check out their video for that very same track below:

The band performed at The Sundance Film Festival to a packed house at the ASCAP Music Café and will continue to take their rock show on teh road with a cross North America tour. The band is confirmed to play SXSW and Bottlerock Music Festival this year, as well as Welcome to Rockville, Rock on The Range, Rocklahoma and Caroline Rebellion in May. Toronto music fans are in luck, as Weiland and the Wildabouts will be performing at The Mod Club on Thursday May 7, as part of Canadian Music Week. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Upcoming Tour Dates see below:

01.31.15 Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Casino Tahoe
02.22.15 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
02.24.15 Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
02.25.15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
02.27.15 Chicago, IL – Double Door
02.28.15 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03.02.15 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03.03.15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03.06.15 Orlando, FL – The Social
03.07.15 Destin, FL – Club LA
03.10.15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03.12.15 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
03.13.15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
04.09.15 London, UK – THE GARAGE
03.14.15 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
04.25.15 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05.02.15 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion – Rock City Campground
05.07.15 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club for #CMW2015*
05.16.15 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
05.23.15 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma – Catch the Fever Festival Grounds
05.30.15 Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Music Festival
Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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