When it comes to Christmas surprises, Scott Weiland's decision to record 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' an album of holiday standards, could be one of the most unexpected presents of all time. But while on the surface the Stone Temple Pilots frontman and yuletide cheer don't seem to go together like frankincense and myrrh, Weiland sees nothing odd about the pairing. When asked why he decided to release the album, he fires back with a simple: "Um, well, why not?"
Move over Bing Crosby! While Christmas classics might not be what comes to mind when you first think of Scott Weiland, on his latest release, 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' the Stone Temple Pilots frontman shows off a completely different side. Crooning out well orchestrated Christmas tunes in a style reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s, Weiland delivers on timeless Christmas carols harkening back to days gone by.
You gotta hand it to Scott Weiland. The Stone Temple Pilots frontman has been accused of blatantly ripping off so many different singers over the years, you’d think he’d do everything in his power to distance himself from the work of other bands. But Scott Weiland is totally comfortable being Scott Weiland, even if that Scott Weiland is getting compared unfavorably to Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, David Bowie or Mick Jagger.