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Stone Temple Pilots
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Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated STP) is an American rock band from San Diego, California that currently consists of brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums, percussion) and Chester Bennington (lead vocals). Since its formation, STP's line-up had remained unchanged until the dismissal of vocalist Scott Weiland in 2013 and the subsequent addition of Bennington of Linkin Park fame as his replacement vocalist. After forming in 1986 under the name Mighty Joe Young, the band signed with Atlantic Records and changed its name to Stone Temple Pilots. STP found immediate success in 1993 after releasing their debut album ''Core'' (1992), and went on to become one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s. The band released four more studio albums: ''Purple'' (1994), ''Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop'' (1996), ''No. 4'' (1999) and ''Shangri-La Dee Da'' (2001) before separating in 2003, after which the band members partook in various projects, most notably Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone. STP eventually reconvened in 2008 for a reunion tour, released a new self-titled album in 2010, and have been actively touring since, although Weiland was fired from the band and was replaced by Bennington in 2013. The band has announced plans to record a seventh studio album, and their first with Bennington. While initially displaying a sound typically identified as grunge early on in its career, further releases from the band have shown a variety of influences, including psychedelic rock, bossa nova and classic rock. The band's evolution throughout the 1990s and early 2000s involved several tumultuous periods of commercial highs and lows, brought about in part by Weiland's well-publicized struggles with drug addiction.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.