SCOTT WEILAND TALKS NEXT STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ALBUM & HOW TOURING IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE MONEY TODAY IN ROCK
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland did an interview with The Chicago Tribune yesterday, here is part of it
Q: How important is it to you that Stone Temple Pilots is a band that continues to make albums, and isn’t just a band that tours?
A: It’s very important to me. The only problem is that there’s really not much money to be made in making albums anymore. We’re almost out of our deal with Atlantic, so we have a lot of options on what we can do. But unless you’re some kind of manufactured pop sensation, it’s really (hard to sell records). Myself, between STP and Velvet Revolver and the solo stuff, I’ve sold over 20 million records, and those days are gone.
Lady Gaga, she sold a million records the first week, but her record went on sale for 99 cents, $1.99. You’re not going to make a lot of money that way, either. For rock ‘n’ roll, touring is the way to make money. … Rock ‘n’ roll to me has always been about the recording and the producing and the writing. That’s what I really get turned on by.
Q: Has there been discussion about another STP album?
A: Yeah. Actually I had a conversation with (guitarist Dean DeLeo) about it just before we left on tour. And I also have a jazz album of Christmas standards coming out this fall.