Sunday, February 22, 2015
Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz are sharing an update on the band’s first full album with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
The band are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their 2013 EP, “High Rise.”
DeLeo explains the sound of the new music in a new interview with WAAF Boston.
"Although we've been trying for many, many years to get away from ourselves, we always keep coming back to our same spot — that person in front of the mirror,” says the guitarist. “It kind of sounds like us. I'd like to think it's not anything we've done before; we definitely don't wanna repeat ourselves. It's just about kind of stumbling and writing some new musical terrain we haven't really explored before. But it's definitely R-A-W-K-I-N. Rawkin'."
"When we were writing these songs, it was just, like, 'Man, what gets us off on stage live?',” adds Kretz. “We wanna make sure that it has those elements where we're excited not just to present a good song, but something that has great performances on all our parts and something that the audience can just really enjoy."
DeLeo maintains the band’s approach to songwriting and studio work has remained the same since the February 2013 firing of original frontman Scott Weiland.
“It's really remained the same,” he says. “We come into a session with lots of material on our hands, and it's just a matter of sifting through it. Sometimes a song will stand on its own, sometimes I'll walk in with maybe one or two parts to a song, and [bassist] Robert [DeLeo] will say, 'I've got another part for that,' and there'll be a musical marriage there.
“The greatest thing about it is there's no rules. It's just, like, whatever the final product does… If it's putting that little tingle in your knickers, you know you've got something."
Stone Temple Pilots have announced dates for a spring US tour; the month-long, 13-show trek starts April 8 in Seattle, Washington.
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