Elektra has set a May 7 release date for the “Family Values Tour 2001” live album, the third such release to document the rock-oriented trek. The set sports a variety of tracks from last year’s tour participants Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X, and Deadsy. STP’s “Wonderful” will serve as the first single and will be sent next week to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. A video treatment is being developed and may include live footage from the tour.
STP’s other tracks are “Vasoline,” “Wicked Garden,” and “Creep,” the latter with a guest spot by Staind frontman Aaron Lewis (footage of that pairing is available on STP’s official Web site). Linkin Park contributes “Runaway” and “One Step Closer,” also featuring Lewis, while Staind itself offers “Fade” and the rock radio smash hit “It’s Been Awhile.” Among the other oddities are Lewis’ solo rendition of the Pearl Jam ballad “Black” and Deadsy’s cover of the Rush classic “Tom Sawyer.”
Interscope’s album from the 1999 Family Values tour helped launch Staind into the spotlight with the acoustic version of “Outside,” performed by Lewis and Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst. That track hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally, and later reappeared in a full band version on Staind’s 2001 Elektra album “Break the Cycle.”
In related news, Stone Temple Pilots is planning a series of live shows for the month of April. As previously reported, one of those will be an appearance at the Beyond 2002 Super Festival, running April 12-14 in Miami.
Here Is The Tracklist For “Family Values Tour 2001”: