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Stone Temple Pilots' 'Core' Reissued For 25th Anniversary
Stone Temple Pilots' debut album arrived 25 years ago this month, taking an already revved-up alternative rock scene by storm. Core rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and the lead single, "Plush," earned STP the GRAMMY for Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal.
Two months ago, the band revealed plans for a special reissue of the modern classic on Rhino Records. The re-release will be available in a two-disc deluxe edition and four-disc super deluxe edition packed with rarities and unreleased material.
The band has already shared one of those unreleased tracks, an inventive re-imagination of "Wicked Garden" from STP's 1993 "MTV Unplugged" performance.
In a recent interview with Billboard, the band's co-founder and bassist Robert DeLeo opened up about the legacy of Core, as well as the devastation the band has endured due to the tragic deaths of original singer Scott Weiland, who died in 2015, and STP frontman from 2013–15, Chester Bennington.
"It's sad, really sad," DeLeo said of the recent loss of Bennington. "I lost a great friend. We're part of the same community here. We took our kids to school and took our kids to baseball, and he was a great human being. He was there for us when we needed it. It's hard to talk about him in the past tense, still. He was a really great person, and I miss him every day."
The 25th Anniversary reissue of Core will be released on Sept. 29 and is available for pre-order on the band's website.