STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland has revealed to Greg Prato of RollingStone.com that he and his bandmates will launch a tour in September to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, "Core". "I'm looking forward to it," Scott said. "We're going to play the album in its entirety. I think it'll be really fun, because the one thing that I got tired of was sort of playing the same basic set list every night. It was like, 'the hits.' This way, it's something different, and I think it will be cool."
Weiland added that he is looking forward to revisiting material on the tour that hasn't been performed in years. "What comes to mind is the first song that we ever wrote with all of us in the band, when we had our first rehearsal with Dean [DeLeo]. He had this guitar riff that turned into 'Where the River Goes'. We haven't played that song in a long time, so I'm looking forward to that."
"Core" remains a classic album nearly two decades after its release, and DeLeo told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he considers the band's music in general to be timeless. "We never want to date our material," he said. "When I say 'date,' you can almost listen to some stuff and just say, 'Well, that was the drum sound that everybody was using in '95. I think our records are kind of just — the material is kind of timeless, you know, where you can't really date it. I think you'll be able to listen to it 20 years from now and think, 'Wow, it's just timeless,' you know?"
"Core" was released on September 29, 1992.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS reunited in 2008 for a successful world tour following a six-year hiatus.