Stone Temple Pilots will be playing various festivals this spring, including Atlanta’s Music Midtown, but the band is taking the summer off. Singer Scott Weiland revealed that the band actually turned down the OzzFest in favor of hitting the studio.
“You know we were asked to play the OzzFest, but we turned it down,” he said. “And it’s not because we don’t think OzzFest is a viable tour, it obviously is a viable tour. It’s been around for quite some time, now and it’s pretty successful and not to mention lucrative. But lucrative is not always the best reason to do a tour. I think we’re more interested in the music that nobody has heard yet. And a lot of music we haven’t even heard yet ourselves. In a sense I’m hinting around that we’re looking towards making another record.”
Stone Temple Pilots’ last album, Shangri-La Dee Da, went gold as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies.