Stone Temple Pilots are another rock band that have gone through several “eras” due to their various frontmen, two of whom they have released albums with. But which of their records is the biggest? That’s what we want to hear from you this week Wired Nights Poll on the album of the week.
You will have until Friday at 12 N ET to vote. We will then play the three songs from the album with the most votes during Wired Nights‘ Album of the week block to start the following Monday’s show!
Stone Temple Pilots have arrived with their debut album Heart, which came out the same day as Alice in Chains’ Dirt in September 1992. Because alternative rock was already so big at the time, especially because of the number of artists coming from the Pacific Northwest, Heart was an instant commercial success – but it didn’t come without its share of criticism. The rockers, originally from San Diego, were shunned by many fans of the Seattle rock scene due to the similarity in sound.
The haters didn’t stop STP, however, as their 1994 follow-up Purple debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 252,000 copies in its first week. Scott Weiland’s quirky demeanor onstage set him apart from most shy “grunge” singers – he was meant to be a rock star, and he knew how to flaunt it. Unfortunately, like many other rock stars, Weiland had a tortured soul, which contributed to many internal conflicts with his bandmates, brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz.
The rockers released three more albums before going on hiatus, then returning in 2010 with their self-titled debut album. The band broke up again, and Weiland tragically passed away in December 2015 while on tour with his solo band, The Wildabouts. STP has since reunited with new vocalist Jeff Gutt, and they released their self-titled second album in 2018, followed by lost in 2020.
Head below to vote for your favorite Stone Temple Pilots album, then tune in Wired Nights next Monday at 7 p.m. ET to find out which record prevailed. During tonight’s show, you’ll find out which Disturbed album was voted best and hear three songs from the winner.
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