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Scott Weiland Reveals Reasons for Launching Purple at the Core Tour Without STP; Talks New Solo Album

Image courtesy of ScottWeiland.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ScottWeiland.com (via ABC News Radio)

On Friday, Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will be launching a new solo tour where he’ll be performing tracks from the band's first two albums: 1992’s Core and 1994’s Purple . The singer says that he's wanted for quite some time to do a special tour to honor the albums.

"Originally, it was an idea I came up with for STP for the anniversary of Core to do the Core album in its entirety," Weiland tells MLive.com . "The rest of the guys didn't want to do it. I talked to the guys in my solo band, The Wildabouts , and they were totally into it, as were the promoters. It worked out."

Weiland adds that he’s also about halfway done making a new solo album with The Wildabouts. "This is something where the new album is more of a rock 'n' roll album, as opposed to more of the sort of outside-the-box artistic sonic adventures that we've gone on in the past,” he explains. "The record that we're making, hopefully will attract more of the STP and Velvet Revolver fans. I think it will also help that we're doing this tour this way."

A title and release date for the album has yet to be revealed.

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