Scott Weiland Covers Bowie and Rolling Stones on New Album
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has released a rather self-explanatory new album, 'A Compilation Of Scott Weiland Cover Songs,' through his official website. It features new and previously released versions of songs by Nirvana, the Rolling Stones and many others.
When Weiland announced the release of his autobiography, 'Not Dead and Not for Sale,' earlier this year, he mentioned that an album's worth of cover songs related to his life stories would also be made available.
Although it's a little bit late, it appears that he's delivering on that promise with the release of this compilation. And we do mean "compilation," as some of the songs have been released previously. His cover of Depeche Mode's 'But Not Tonight' was included on the 2001 soundtrack for 'Not Another Teen Movie,' while a couple of the tracks (David Bowie's 'Fame' and The Smiths' 'Reel Around The Fountain') are from his 2008 'Happy In Galoshes' album.
Our hard-rock news site Loudwire reviewed 'A Compilation of Scott Weiland's Cover Songs,' citing the Depeche Mode cover as one of the finer moments on the new album. They say Weiland brings “emotional weight” to the song in a way that many others would be unable to do, then later exhibits elements of his familiar “sexy swagger” on a cover of the Rolling Stones chestnut 'Dead Flowers.'
You can read the review and check out the track listing, as well as a ton of other great articles, over at Loudwire.