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Stone Temple Pilots, March 18
Stone Temple Pilots are going to release a new album in June, their first full-length effort in more than nine years. They've already committed to a spring tour 'State-side and overseas and some writers have even gotten the chance to hear the 12-track set. As in, it actually exists. It's really happening.
When I saw Stone Temple Pilots last, Weiland was sober; that being said, as a frontman, he's like an animal kept in a cage, poked at, thrown down some stairs and shaken, then suddenly allowed out. He's rabid. Laughing at and reliving the '90s modern rock juggarnaut may be one of your favorite pastimes, but if STP can deliver on March 18 at the Austin Music Hall, it will be no joke.