Monday, August 30, 2010
WEILAND RESPONDS - "Not Synched"
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS front man Scott Weiland has responded to allegations that he is using backing tracks during the band's live shows after he fell off a stage at a recent concert and landed heavily without missing a note.
While performing in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 25, Weiland lost his footing, stumbled and fell clumsily while carrying a microphone in one hand and a megaphone in the other. According to Rock Radio, "despite the tumble, his voice was heard to continue the song — he wasn't singing at the precise moment he fell, but when the moment came to resume he didn't sound short of breath, out of tune or in any way flustered."
At STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' August 28 concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Weiland addressed the rumors (see video below) before the band launched into the song "Wicked Garden", stating from the stage, "I would like to dispel a rumor swirling its way around the Interwebs that I am not singing these songs that I wrote. There has never been a time in the 25-plus years that I have been singing with these guys or a combination of these guys or with other musicians that I have not sang. So whoever started that bullshit claim, like so many other bullshit claims, which is the problem with modern technology, and there are so many great things about it. But that it such a travesty. We are a rock and roll band, [and] rock and roll bands perform live."