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”.
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: