Stone Temple Pilots came along in an exceedingly strange manner. Scott Weiland saw musician Robert DeLeo at a program in Long Beach and found that they were actually running after the same girl. Both of them loved the same girl and rather than beating one another for this silly thing, they started electronic jamming together. Their lady moved to Texas and therefore these two lover boys moved into her San Diego flat. They connected with drums player Eric Kretz and influenced Robert's brother Dean to play guitar for their band.
Stone Temple Pilots played their initial gig at the Whisky in Los Angeles in 1990 underneath the name of Mighty Joe Young (this is not the movie name) 2 years later a booking artist caught their act and that they had a deal with Atlantic Records in 1992. The S.T.P. motor oil logo impressed them to alter their name to Stone Temple Pilots, however the name does not very mean something. The band came across with their initial album Core in 1992 and therefore the songs Plush and Sex kind thing became huge hits. In 1994 they came up with Purple.
Scott Weiland struggled along with his heroin addiction whereas recording their third album tiny Music... Songs From The vatican Giftshop, that came out in 1996. He was in and out of rehab therefore the band did not place out their next album No.4 until 1999. In 1999
Stone Temple Pilots was side-tracked for another time and Scott Weiland ended up on drug connected charges again. The Stone Temple Pilots came along with their fifth album shangri-la Dee da in 2001. STP looks like it's back permanently and prepared to rock for years to come.
Weiland had forced a great band, supergroup Velvet Revolver for which he was not interested to go along with the band. The band came up with two albums, self-titled album in 2006 and "indefinite hiatus" in 2007.