Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts gave Arizona a great show last night in Scottsdale.
I wasn’t sure what to expect considering how Stone Temple Pilots (STP) did their shitty thing in letting go of Scott Weiland and how they did it. According to Weiland, he learned of his supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots one morning by reading about it in the press. He’s not sure how he could be ‘terminated’ from a band that he founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits.
Having no Scott Weiland at an STP concert is like having no Axl Rose at a GNR concert — particularly when his vocals have become synonymous with STP’s sound.
In any event, I wanted to see whether or not Scott commanded the presence he commanded when he was with STP.
His love for music shines through and the vibe he gave us had somewhat of an
eclectic energy — a little of The Doors, a little of David Bowie … Jane’s Addiction and so forth. I definitely sensed Weiland moving towards rebranding and new sounds which is important for any musician to do instead of getting stuck in the same rut.
Danny Thompson did a phenomenal job with drums and his invisible hands were a force to be reckoned with at the show. The guitarists were amazing and the sense we had at the show was sheer Rock n’ Roll — punk style.
In the below video, Scott expresses his gratitude in having Morrissey from The Smiths appear at one of his recent shows. He told us he grew up on The Smiths music. Fans enjoy hearing that kind of history from musicians because it tells us more about how they morphed into what they are now.
Thanks for visiting Arizona, Scott.
Godspeed with the rest of the tour.