Stone Temple Pilots is an American rock band, originally from San Diego, California. He trained in 1990. At the beginning, the formation is associated with the grunge movement, before evolving towards a more hard rock style. The group's career is marked by important commercial successes, but also by the drug problems of its singer, Scott Weiland.
Stone Temple Pilots has nearly 35 million copies sold, and a Grammy Award in 1994 for its title Plush, from his debut album Core (one of the best selling records of the 1990s). The band split in 2002 and Scott Weiland joined the group Velvet Revolver, with whom he recorded two albums. Stone Temple Pilots is being reformed in 2008. In 2013, singer Scott Weiland is replaced by Chester Bennington of the Linkin Park group. The group formalizes in November 2017 the arrival of Jeff Gutt singing.
Scott Weiland met Robert DeLeo in 1987 at a Black Flag punk band concert in Long Beach, California. They form a band called Mighty Joe Young, with Robert DeLeo on bass, his brother Dean DeLeo on guitar, and Eric Kretz on drums. Following a notice from Mighty bluesman Joe Young, the quartet must change its name. They first opt for Shirley Temple Pussy, but the pressures of their record company make them change to Stereo Temple Pirates instead. The group wants to keep the initials "STP", which allows them to use a logo parodying the company STP Motor Oil Company.
In 1990, the group definitively adopted the name Stone Temple Pilots. In 1992, the formation signs with Atlantic Records. Their first album, Core, including Sex Type Thing, Plush, Wicked Garden, Creep, and Dead and Bloated hits on September 29, 1992, and reached the # 3 spot on the Billboard Charts. In 1993, the group filmed an episode of MTV Unplugged, where he debuted the song Big Empty. They are elected group of the month by readers of Rolling Stone magazine. In March 1994, the band won a Grammy Award in the best hard rock performance category for Plush>. In the spring of 1994, Stone Temple Pilots returned to the studio for their second album, Purple.