On April 7th, KROQ 106.7 FM announced that Between The Lines, the new single from Stone Temple Pilots (STP), is their most played song. The single is from the upcoming self-titled full-length album, scheduled to release on May 25, 2010. This will be the 6th studio album from the San Diego band, and their first since their separation in 2003.
The announcement of STP’s reunion came shortly after lead vocalist, Scott Weiland left the supergroup Velvet Revolver (VR). The band consisted of Weiland and the former members of Guns N’ Roses. VR had previously existed prior to Weiland joining the line-up but gained most of their commercial notoriety with him at the microphone. After Weiland’s departure from VR in April 2008, the band has yet to announce a permanent lead singer.
STP’s new album comes shortly after the April 2010 release of the solo album from Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and current shredder in Velvet Revolver. The album, Slash, does not consist of the electric guitar virtuoso doing endless solos over instrumentals. Rather, the album features a wide range of lead vocalists from the vast realm of rock.
Slash’s self-titled album has been exclusively out in the US for less than a week now. In the coming months, sales figures and critics of the 2 new releases will tell if it takes a galaxy of rock singers to match Weiland’s success at the microphone. Or perhaps in the slew of guest singers, Slash may have found a perfect match to maybe carry back to Velvet Revolver and conquer the world.