From day one, despite achieving mammoth levels of success during the grunge and alternative explosion of the 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots have been damned if they do and damned if they don't. Scott Weiland's throaty growl and bug-like sunglasses? How very Layne Staley of him. The band's riff-heavy sou ... More >>
Last week, with no apparent malice intended, the Stone Temple Pilots forced us to confront the fact that there was more than one Stone Temple Pilot out there, firing Scott Weiland for--I'm just speculating here--being Scott Weiland, or writing something called "Sex Type Thing," or (and this is just ... More >>
Of Monsters and Men Tuesday, June 4, at House of Blues, $37.50 Cinematic and instrumental folk rock band Of Monsters and Men are heading out for a much anticipated tour this summer after their debut album My Head is an Animal dropped and the world discovered the track "Little Talks," which eventuall ... More >>
A supergroup is a difficult project to make a success of. The work of previous band members overshadows any new material, and although it brings a ready-made fan base, it also brings unreasonably high expectations. Not only that, those that make up the new band might have similarly unreasonably high ... More >>
Before earning a spot as the drummer for Korn, Ray Luzier played some high-profile gigs with David Lee Roth and Stone Temple Pilots. So the guy obviously knows something about working with temperamental frontmen. Speaking from a car while driving from Abilene to Lubbock, and in anticipation of Kor ... More >>
10. Not sure he remembers any of it, but lead singer Scott Weiland put on quite the show Wednesday night. Two words: Fucked. Up. 9. Among his amusing, entertaining offerings: "The thing I love about Texas is you've got soul. I don't care about politics, you guys care about your community." ... More >>
Poisoning the Medicine Tree (Hand Drawn Records)
Ozzy Osbourne, SlashAmerican Airlines CenterJanuary 20, 2011Better than: a stirring competition of Rock Band.Roger CaldwellOzzy Osbourne's a sweetheart, really. For more pictures from this performance, check the slideshow. The greatest trick the Prince of Darkness ever pulled was convincing the w ... More >>
Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubWe've been doing a lot of talking about that pesky Black Rebel Motorcycle Club show that was originally scheduled at Lizard Lounge next week and then got postponed. BRMC was on tour with Stone Temple Pilots, and, since Scott Weiland and Co. decided to re-route the thing ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 30, 2010...Scott Weiland was not only humiliated from falling off the stage in Cincinnati, but he also inadvertently revealed the fact that he uses "backing" vocal tracks.Did Drake and Nicki Minaj get married? Their tweets say they did.Readi ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, January 13, 2010...Slash claims to have turned down a "seven or eight figure" pay day to reunite with Guns N Roses...to work with Scott Weiland?G-Unit's Lloyd Banks was released from a Canadian jail after allegedly assaulting and robbing a concer ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, March 20, 2009... Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland are just two of the upcoming subjects on VH1's relaunched Behind The Music. Looks like Courtney Love is the only one who made any money from a publishing deal to license Nirvana's music. ... More >>
Who should fear the reaper this year?
Sunday, June 29, at Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sunday, January 21, at the Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth
Sunday, October 15, at Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth
What doesn't kill them only makes them a supergroup: The rise of Velvet Revolver
Can has-beens from a coach's glory years change the cowboys from mediocrites to monsters?
Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.
"Set Me Free" (Decca)
Evan Dando is back from rock star excess hell. Don't expect apologies or explanations.
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from their lost Tweekend
You've had the best; now, the year's most overrated records
Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie