Halestorm Perform Stone Temple Pilots Hit ‘Interstate Love Song’ in New Zealand
Halestorm are currently bringing their high-octane rock Down Under as they perform for their New Zealand and Australian fans. Over the weekend, the band decided to pay tribute to the late singer Scott Weiland. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 3 and rockers around the world have reacted to his death, some using words to express their sorrows and others taking to the stage to express theirs.
Playing an abbreviated version, Halestorm quietly segued into "Interstate Love Song," to which the crowd immediately erupted. The song is well-suited for frontwoman Lzzy Hale's sultry voice and she injects her own flavor into it, letting out an impassioned scream during the second verse. She says "Scott Weiland forever people" and the band cuts the tribute short. Again, the crowd erupts with support and applause.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor sang his tribute to Scott Weiland, performing Stone Temple Pilots' "Sex Type Thing" with the Royal Machines cover band. The typically masked singer and Lzzy Hale also collaborated together on Stone Sour's Straight Outta Burbank covers EP, singing "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones. Hale belted out the famous Merry Clayton backing vocals, giving the song a closer feel to the original, but still allowing her and Taylor to leave their own unique stamp on the song.
Scott Weiland was pronounced dead late Dec. 3 after police received a call from the frontman's personal manager who had found him on the tour bus. He was in the midst of a tour with his solo band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts when the tragedy occurred. Upon a warranted search of the bus, police found and tested a substance that yielded a positive result for cocaine. The substance had been found in the room belonging to Weiland and another belonging to the band's bassist Tommy Black. Initially taken in on possession charges, Black has been released "pending further investigation." A toxicology report on Weiland is expected to be released in the coming month or two.
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