Stone Temple Pilots Unveil Three-Song Arizona Acoustic Set
If you weren't in the vicinity of Tempe, Ariz. in the fall of 2013, you missed out on a pretty cool acoustic session from Stone Temple Pilots. The band performed at Pub Rock in the Sonoran Desert as part of a KUPD-FM acoustic session and they're now sharing those recordings with fans.
The three-song set list featured the band's then relatively-new vocalist Chester Bennington performing with the group in a stripped-down setting that also put some focus on the percussion of Eric Kretz. It's an interesting listen, especially for the different arrangement of one of the band's most popular singles, "Interstate Love Song," which can be heard in the player above.
The group also keeps the haunting bluesy goodness of "Big Empty" intact, while STP's rendition of "Pretty Penny" closes out the set. Both of those songs can be heard in the players below.
Stone Temple Pilots released the High Rise EP in the fall of 2013 and enjoyed a tour with Bennington at the helm, but the promotion cycle was relatively short due to Bennington's commitments to Linkin Park. However, the band is back at work on new music and it's possible we'll hear more from the Bennington-led STP later this year. Fans will be able to catch them on the road as STP has a spring tour in the works. Dates can be found here.
Stone Temple Pilots Perform "Big Empty" Acoustic
Stone Temple Pilots Perform "Pretty Penny" Acoustic