103.3 The Edge Presents Stone Temple Pilots | September 11

Wednesday, September 11th 2019

Rapids Theatre

6:30pm doors

Tickets on sale June 21st at 10am

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Stone Temple Pilots are no strangers to change. Unpredictably has
shaped the Grammy®- winning group since it emerged as one of the
best-selling bands of the 1990s. More than 25 years later, the band is
reborn once again on its seventh studio album – its first with new
singer Jeff Gutt, a veteran of the Detroit music scene.
STP founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz
introduced Gutt in November, moments before he joined them on
stage at the Troubadour in Los Angeles for the band’s first concert
together. The path leading up to that show began in September 2016
when Gutt was invited to join the band after an extensive search to find
the group’s third singer. The transition was virtually seamless, Kretz
recalls. “The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming
up with one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14
songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for
an album.”
The group recorded over several months in Los Angeles at Robert’s
home studio. One of the earliest songs to take shape was “Meadow,” a
straight-ahead rocker that became the album’s lead single. “We’d
written several songs before Jeff joined, and he took everything we
threw at him and ran with it lyrically and melodically.
What impressed all of us is how he lets the song dictate his direction
instead of the other way around,” Robert says. Gutt says the band
really clicked after writing its first song together, a track called “The Art
of Letting Go.” “Dean was messing around on an acoustic guitar and I
started singing along. Pretty soon, everyone was in the room and all the
pieces fell into place. It’s such a beautiful song and something we’re all
very proud of.”