Stone Temple Pilots L.A. Show Invaded By Fliers For Scott Weiland's New Album
April 15, 2015 at 8:19 AM (PT)
After the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' show last night at the L.A. HOUSE OF BLUES on Sunset Blvd., hawkers handed out flyers that compared the band to "JOURNEY without STEVE PERRY," and touted former lead singer SCOTT WEILAND's new album, "Blaster," according to ALTERNATIVENATION.COM.
The album was released the day after WEILAND's lead guitarist JEREMY BROWN passed away on MARCH 31st (NET NEWS, 3/31).
WEILAND and the band have been feuding since STP replaced him with LINKIN PARK lead vocalist CHESTER BENNINGTON in 2013. It is unclear if the workers were employed by WEILAND's management (MILK & HONEY's LUCAS KELLER, PR company (DIANA BARON) or the distributor (INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP).
The flyer asked a multiple-choice question about whether STP most resembled 'JOURNEY without STEVE PERRY, QUEEN without FREDDIE MERCURY or VAN HALEN without DAVID LEE ROTH," with "All of the Above" checked off. ,On the back it said ‘Pick up a copy of SCOTT WEILAND’s new album' Blaster.'"
The flyers were also handed out in SEATTLE, so it may well be a marketing strategy.