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Stone Temple Pilots reunite for Ohio festival

Reunited rock band Stone Temple Pilots will play their first concert in more than seven years at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17, the band said Tuesday. Frontman Scott Weiland, who went on to co-found Velvet Revolver, recently entered rehab to deal with a chronic addiction. But he is expected to be ready to join forces with guitarist Dean DeLeo, his bass player brother Robert, and drummer Eric Kretz.

Other acts confirmed for Rock on the Range, which also takes place May 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium, include Kid Rock, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Papa Roach and Seether.

STP, famed for such tunes as “Vasoline” and “Sex Type Thing,” dissolved after the release of their 2001 album “Shangri – La Dee Da,” by which time the band’s momentum had been badly damaged by Weiland’s drug and legal problems.

 
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