SCOTT WEILAND To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland will be the featured musical guest on this Friday night's (May 8) episode of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have begun announcing new summer tour dates, the band's first since ending their six-month 2008 reunion tour at the end of last October. Only four shows have been unveiled so far, with the only U.S. gig in East Lansing, Michigan and the other three in Ontario, Canada. There's no word yet on further gigs. Although Scott Weiland told Spin magazine earlier this year that STP would issue its first new album in nine years in early 2010, it is not known whether the group has begun recording or is still in the writing stage for the project.

Weiland did tell Spin that guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo "have already been writing the instrumental music . . . with STP, Robert, and Dean write the chords and riffs and then they bring stuff to me." Weiland added that the quartet would be "ready to record" in the spring.

The singer has his own solo shows coming up later this month as he continues to tour in support of his second solo album, "Happy In Galoshes".

Meanwhile, Weiland's record label, Softdrive Records, which he co-owns with partner Doug Grean, has posted the second in a series of webisodes detailing the everyday business of an independent record company.

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