Now that Stone Temple Pilots has announced its first tour dates with new frontman Jeff Gutt, attention is turning to the group's new album, which is expected out this spring.
STP has already released the single "Meadow," and guitarist Dean DeLeo tells us fans will find the rest of the album to be familiar:
"We have a record, we're sitting on 14 songs right now...It's very STP. It goes from really acoustic-based, beautiful things to, like, really heavy. It's just a typical STP record, good or bad...We just have that ability to not be in one place, musically. I think that comes from the music we were weaned on. The record is like any other STP record, really beautiful moments to really hard-hitting moments."
An exact release date and title from the album has not yet been announced. STP will begin touring on March 2 with a combination of headline dates and festival appearances and more likely to be announced.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.