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Stone Temple Pilots Lands No. 24 On Billboard 200

According to Billboard, the album gives Stone Temple Pilots a ninth top 40 spot, using statistics from Nielsen Music. 

"Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots – No. 24 — Stone Temple Pilots return with both their first full-length studio album since 2010 and a new singer (Jeff Gutt) as the act’s self-titled effort starts at No. 24. The rock band’s ninth top 40-charting set bows with 16,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music."

According to Billboard's history, here are the peak positions for STP:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Core, No. 3, July 3, 1993
Purple, No. 1 (three weeks), June 25, 1994
Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop, No. 4, April 13, 1994
No. 4, No. 6, Nov. 13, 1999
Shangri-La Dee Da, No. 9, July 7, 2001
Thank You, No. 26, Nov. 29, 2003
Stone Temple Pilots, No. 2, June 12, 2010
A Taste Of… (EP), No. 181, July 9, 2011
High Rise (EP) (Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington), No. 24, Oct. 26, 2013
Stone Temple Pilots, No. 24, March 31, 2018

 

According to recent interviews, new lead singer Jeff Gutt has said that he will not be using the megaphone in performances and says that is Scott Weiland's trademark.

Here is the story Gutt shared with Detroit News:

"A megaphone did play an important role in Gutt’s path to STP, however. On the day he received a phone call that he got the gig, Gutt was living in a house share in Los Angeles. He ducked into a laundry room to take the call in private, and as he was hearing the news, he glanced down at the floor and saw a megaphone sitting next to the washing machine.

'I felt like that was Scott’s way of giving me a little nod,' Gutt says."