In fact, looking back on it, the rocker explained how Stone Temple Pilots “got caught up” in the furore surrounding the musical label as it became the defining rock style of that era. The bassist’s new solo album, Experiencesappeared last October.
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“We happened to come out at a time when the people in this industry were creating these conditions,” the STP bassist continues. “It’s a sales pitch, it’s all a sales pitch, and we got caught, as well as other bands, in a sales pitch for record companies to make money. And I think when you can clearly tell, it’s when they start making clothes. after that.”
Adds DeLeo: “It’s all pretty ridiculous. ‘Interstate Love Song,’ grunge? I don’t think so. I actually wrote it as a bossa nova song; that’s what it started as.”
Stone Temple Pilots includes DeLeo along with his brother, guitarist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Eric Kretz. All three are original members. Current lead singer Jeff Gutt joined in 2017. They released the album Perdida in 2020. See Stone Temple Pilot’s tour dates here.