Posts Tagged “Addiction”

Dave Williams of Australia’s Triple M radio station recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz on September 7 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about the pressure of replacing the band’s original lead singer, Scott Weiland, and plans to make new music with the LINKIN PARK frontman. Check out the report below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Steven Tyler appears today (September 10) on the syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show” and talks frankly about his long battle with addiction. Tyler recalls key moments in his journey, hitting rock bottom, and checking himself into the Betty Ford Center. He credits Dr. Harry Haroutunian — the physician director of the center — with helping him recapture his life. Dr. Haroutunian touches on how the AEROSMITH frontman has written the foreword to his new book “Being Sober”, and explains the message he wants readers to take away.

On the show, Tyler explains how he came to fall off the wagon after years of being straight: “I had a bunch of operations and simply didn’t follow my program and I kept the drugs by the side of my bed so I just did more instead of doing what was prescribed. Remember, I’m a very good drug addict because I’ve done it for so many years.”

On today’s show, Tyler makes a bold claim as to who’s to blame for getting drugs out to the masses these days: “Y’know who the new dealers are? They’re doctors. The dealers aren’t on the street. It’s not a shady guy on the street. Y’know how many doctors I’ve gone to and said, ‘I, I, I’m in a 12-Step program, I’ve been sober for. . .’ He goes, ‘Ah, good for you!’ On the way out he says, ‘You need something to sleep tonight?’ And I’m trying to tell him that I can’t take anything that’s mood altering, ’cause if I do, I like to ride it. We all do, right? You get on a water ski, you wanna go again next week. Kiss her — I wanna do it again [laughs]! It’s ‘euphoric recall,’ it’s not so odd. It’s what humans — y’know, we’re all touchy-feely; even those that say that they’re not and men that don’t cry, they still want to be touched by their mothers. Skin is the biggest organ in the body. So, we like that feeling of, y’know, opiates.”

Steven Tyler admits that he was left ravaged on every level from his years of addiction: “My sobriety cost me nothing less than everything. . . It’s serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job and you’ll never understand why, because you’re an addict. You can’t figure that out.”

Check your local listings for “The Dr. Oz Show” stations and times.

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Atlantic City Insiders recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bass player Robert DeLeo. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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On Septemebr 4, TheRockRevival.com‘s Matt Bishop conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo at the first stop of the band’s new tour in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about why the band had to fire its original lead singer, Scott Weiland, and replace him with the LINKIN PARK frontman. Check out the report below.

Asked when the communication between Weiland and the rest of the band started to break down, DeLeo laughed before replying: “1994.”

He added: “The communication never broke down between the three of us — meaning, Robert [DeLeo, bass], Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself. There has always been an immense amount of respect and love and honor and commitment.

“There’s only so much, man… I can go to my grave saying I gave it my all.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about their song selection as they made a triumphant return to the stage. Dean also talked about re-opening the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Check out the report below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired singer Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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Like An Addiction is an album for serious fans of the ’80s glam genre. No more, no less — I’m assuming exactly as Sandness envisioned.

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Rokken Randy of Examiner.com conducted an interview with SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon on July 27 in Syracuse, New York. You can now watch the chat below.

Witherspoon told Alternative Addiction in an interview that he plans to start work on a solo project after the band completes the touring and promotion cycle for its recently released album, “Black Out The Sun”. Witherspoon revealed, “Once this album has taken its course and SEVENDUST slows down again, I’ll start working on my solo stuff. I feel that life and music is like a chess game, and so I’m waiting to make my next move.”

Asked what his solo material will sound like, Witherspoon replied, “When I sing and people hear my voice, I have to believe they’ll compare it to SEVENDUST, which I don’t mind, because that’s where my roots are. But I think my stuff will definitely have rock and a lot more soul. SEVENDUST has a groove, but I think I’ll be a little bit different.”

The four other members of SEVENDUST all worked on new projects during the band’s last extended break.

Guitarist Clint Lowery and drummer Morgan Rose released a debut album called “Last Parade” from their band CALL ME NO ONE in June 2012, while guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby also launched a new act called PROJECTED that issued a first effort titled “Human” in September 2012.

SEVENDUST‘s ninth studio set, “Black Out The Sun”, came out on March 26 and follows up 2010’s “Cold Day Memory”.

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