Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is back with a new album called “Blaster.” After going solo for quite a while, he spoke with Ultimate-Guitar about his new album.
Weiland said he has never been this happy to work with a new album as he is backed up by his pals from Wildabouts.
“Yeah, it was so exciting making this record,” he said.
“These guys are my closest friends and we got together and really worked hard and were diligent about the songwriting and the recording.
I haven’t been this excited about making a record since I first made “Core.” Yeah, it just felt like a new beginning.” Then, he was asked how different was it to work again with a band, compared to his previous solo album.
“I got with the guys that backed me up on ‘Happy in Galoshes’ [solo album from 2008].
We were a five-piece and decided to make it a four-piece and make it leaner and meaner.
Then we started writing songs and coming up with interesting guitar sounds that would help us in our approach to writing and I think we achieved that.
We have a lot of guitar tones that keep a certain congruity with the entire album,” he said.
Ultimate-Guitar noticed that one of the songs included in the album entitled “Bleed Out” is said to have a bit of STP vibe in it.
Weiland admitted that fact and added that it has some Nirvana influence as well.
Lastly, he was asked if he subconsciously used the style of songwriting he did with Stone Temple Pilots.
He said,”Not really.
My approach to lyrics has changed now.
They’re not all about me and my apathetic views of life.
I look at things differently.
There’s a lot of songs that are fictional, little mini-adventures where I’m just telling a story.
So I’ve branched out as far as what I write about lyrically.”