This May, STP — singer Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo, and drummer Eric Kretz — will return with a new yet-to-be titled album, their first since 2001’s Shangri-La Dee Da. To get the 411 on how the recording process was coming, we rang up the main songwriting force behind the band: the DeLeo Bros.
Here the siblings discuss the hardships and awards of reuniting, Wii bowling, Weiland’s sobriety, and the ’60s vibe of STP’s upcoming album. “If [fans] are expecting another ‘Plush,’ they are going to be let down,” says Dean DeLeo.
Robert: There’s a song called “Between the Lines,” which musically is like Paul Revere and the Raiders, with that ’60s sound that I’ve always been a fan of. It’s a ’60s rockin’ basher! There’s another song called “Huckleberry Crumble.” It’s funny: these were actually working titles from when Dean, Eric [Kretz], and I were writing the music at Eric’s studio. Scott has gravitated toward them and we’re officially using those titles, “Huckleberry Crumble” included. [Faux British accent]: “And it’s another good rocker baby!”
What about Scott’s sobriety? How has that affected the recording process?
Dean: Sobriety? What the **** are you talking about? Scott does what he does.
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