Stone Temple Pilots
Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2021 (ranked #232) .
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Put all the other major grunge bands in a blender and you get the bland sampler platter that is STP. Not to say that they were unlistenable, but they weren't exactly earth-shaking either.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 20:01pm
I think history will be kind to STP, but that doesn't mean it will be enough to get in. Weiland should get back together with those guys. Velvet Revolver kinda sucks.
Posted by Chuck on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 21:10pm
I hear they are regrouping for a summer tour. What I don't know is if this means the end of Velvet Revolver.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 14:24pm
For me, Stone Temple Pilots is one of the pillar rock bands of my generation. They are a shoe in here. They've had tons of hits, large tours, and many immitators.
Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 12:24pm
In my eyes, they deserve to get in. Everyone gives them crap for being bland and boring, but here is why i believe they deserve to get in.
Posted by Shannon on Tuesday, 08.5.08 @ 15:24pm
You know, I just realized after all this time I hadn't tossed in my two cents worth regarding STP.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 09.6.08 @ 10:41am
If I add my 2 cents, that will give us 4 cents. I know everyone called them ripoffs when they first came out, but they progressed and made great music.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 09.6.08 @ 16:31pm
Absolutely. Weiland is one of the greatest frontmen of the '90s and continues to stay at the top of his game, even today. STP did what none of the other "grunge" bands were able to do - evolve and develop a more mature sound. They were able to experiment with different music styles, without being untrue to themselves or their music. They are one of the last TRUE Rock and Roll bands to survive.
Posted by Jessie on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 08:41am
STP for sure!!! They are one of the greatest and most consistent acts of rock's last great movement - grunge. They kick freakin ass!!
Posted by Mountaineer on Sunday, 02.15.09 @ 19:09pm
ACtually,they didn't release their first album until 1994,when grunge was in declining popularity.so they're more of a post-grunge or alternative rock band.
Posted by S.R on Saturday, 02.21.09 @ 13:11pm
That is incorrect. Their first album, "Core", was released in 1992.
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 02.21.09 @ 17:02pm
First album was great.
Posted by Dean on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 12:18pm
I disagree with your last statement Dean. Tiny Music was memorable, easily ONE OF THE BEST Pop Rock records in the last 20 years and No. 4 was an awesome old fashioned Rock N Roll record...
Posted by Antonio on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 05:30am
For me, STP was a band that, after listening to Megadeth and Motley Crue, I could soften my ears to STP, then Primus, then Pearl Jam.
Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 16:47pm
They will be in for sure. They have many years ahead to strengthen their reputation as one of the best American rock and roll bands of all time. With their recent reunion and anticipated new record, I believe they will solidify their place by 2018. Easily one of the best live rock and roll acts in recent years coupled with many hits songs and also being one of the few acts still around from the 90's.
Posted by Jim on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 10:03am
I think they are likely to get in however, I think its really going to depend on their new album if/when it comes out. If sales/reviews are good I think that puts them over the top and they get in. I will say I really like Weiland's last solo album. I agree with some of the other posters that the first 4 albums where very good.
Posted by poop on Friday, 11.27.09 @ 01:31am
I don't know "poop" I think it might be a long shot.
Posted by The Drummer on Friday, 11.27.09 @ 09:28am
I don't think they're Hall worthy at the moment, but that's why we have until 2017, for their influence to develop. I will say this: They had some of the 90's best singles, and broke away from being Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam soundalikes (like Creed) to develop their own sound; each single had a different feel to it. I'm not sure whether you could call them innovative, but Weiland's done a great job so far of staying clean on the reunion tour, and if he can keep it together it can go far beyond this new album, so they have a chance to really shake things up, and again, they might develop some influence before their time comes.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.16.10 @ 15:59pm
'Tiny Music' is a kickass album. They need 2 or 3 more of those to close the deal, IMO.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 07:09am
If there is one band that deserves it most, it is STP. There is not one unlistenable song on any of their albums. STP should make history. They are entertaining, enjoyable, the band is amazing and Scott can sing like no other.
Posted by Crystal on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 06:53am
Crystal, you just about sumed it up! STP is one of the gratest bands I've heard! (next to Zeppelin...) Their talent exceeds them! ROCK-ON STP...ROCK ON!!!!!
Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 09:41am
I like these guys, but lets get real here. This is one of those bands that falls distinctly into the category of “good, but not great.” Really, all they did was follow the script.
Posted by Ralph on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 10:40am
When you let in ham-and-eggers like STP, suddenly you find your standards have been lowered and you start letting in milquetoast shit like Abba and Genesis. Oh, wait.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 16:05pm
I think STP falls in the "good, but not great" category. Even though their reputation has grown a bit over the years, does anyone really think of STP as rock legends? A band that made some terrific singles ("Interstate Love Song" is one of the best rock songs of the '90's). Also had some good under the radar songs like "Lady Picture Show" and "Days of the Week." In the end, I think they fall short.
Posted by Jason on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 22:56pm
IMO, 'Tumble in the Rough' and 'Big Bang Baby' are the best songs STP ever did.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 06:09am
Paul KY, you're someone who I respect from our other projects, do you think of STP as a HoF worthy act? And I'm really interested in the opinion of anyone who might have grown up at the time when they were at their peak.
Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 06:37am
I think they're alright. The best thing about them is their name. Sorta like to grunge what Styx is to prog. My favorite songs by them are the ones that are forgotten. Pretty Penny is hardly ever played anymore. I actually think they distinguish themselves better when they do straight up pop like Sour Girl than when they try to be heavy.
Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 09:19am
"Sorta like to grunge what Styx is to prog."
Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 09:39am
Darin, I voted for them in Rock Hall Projected. I don't think they are 1st ballot worthy, but during the early to middle 90s, they were one of the best rock bands around (IMO). I think they had 8 or 9 really good songs & 2 or 3 really good albums.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 10:19am
Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 12:09pm
"On a side note, please come vote in the Album and Song projects, classicrocker.."
Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 14:27pm
In a non-confrontational way I'm just really interested in what musically intelligent people (which you are) consider to be STPs selling points to be. And this goes for any of the regulars around here who might have grown up at a time where STP was doing their best work.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 19:49pm
I had forgotten the 'Purple' album. The song 'Vasoline' is really good, IMO.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 02.11.11 @ 06:29am
"Sorta like to grunge what Styx is to prog."
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.12.11 @ 15:52pm
"Did STP invent post-grunge?"
Posted by Jim on Saturday, 04.23.11 @ 21:21pm
Yes... Core was a poppier version of what was going on in Seattle, particularly AIC and Pearl Jam. PJ also got knocked for being derivative and supposedly riding on Nirvana's coat-tails.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.26.11 @ 06:05am
STP are great. They put on a great hard rock show. They have some great songs: Interstate Love Song, Big Empty, Plush, Creep, Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart and Unglued to name a few. They are still in top form. For my money, I would rather listen to two hours of STP than any other 90s alternative band including Nirvana or Pearl Jam. They rock harder than the others. While they are not on the same level as Beatles, Zeppelin, Who, Stones or Floyd, they are in the discussion for best band of the Nineties. Scott Weiland's songwriting ability is second only to Cobain and STP are better musicians than Nirvana.
Posted by Robert on Friday, 08.24.12 @ 20:49pm
They have the better guitarist but not the better drummer.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 09.14.12 @ 12:05pm
Stone Temple Pilots should be 1st ballot RRHOF in my opinion. Musically,they could play any style they wanted.I love the sonic blast of Core. Wicked Garden,Creep,Sex Type Thing just Classic songs.
Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 02:21am
Many of you keep stating that they were just alright. Not enough to get in. They had 14 number one singles. 14. Who else has that? If you can name a band that had 14 number ones. Then I'm positive that band is already in the rock hall.
Posted by Phil on Tuesday, 06.24.14 @ 13:55pm
Phil, I think they will be inducted sooner or later. Our Projected Hall has them going in 2021. Would like to see how this Chester Bennington being the new lead singer goes. Is he just a temporary fill in? Can he actually 'officially' be in 2 major bands at same time? I would like to see another kick ass album from them to seal it.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 06.24.14 @ 14:26pm
STP are definite Rock and Roll Hall of Famers next 10 years. The STP sound is remarkable and lasting. I think Core and Purple two of the best albums 90's. Weiland is an outstanding frontman. The great groups all had one. Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, David Lee Roth,etc. I really can't think of STP song I really hate. My FAV STP songs would be Interstate Love Song, Big Empty, Creep, Plush, Tripping... etc. Just excellent band. No weaknesses or album filler. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.2.15 @ 17:46pm
I was listening to Tiny Music the other day. Songs even better than I remember. Such creative and beautiful songs. Lady Picture Show, Adhesive, And So I Know to name a few. Core, Purple and Tiny Music 3 excellent albums different styles and innovative. STP gets more worthy of RRHOF with every listen. Won't be 1st ballot but 5 years eligible maybe. KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 05.22.15 @ 03:41am
STP or bust. Green Day is in.
Posted by Matt Wellagain on Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 13:06pm
I could see STP inducted in 2020 or by 2025. By then, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden should all have been inducted RRHOF. They really have made memorable songs Plush, Interstate Love Song, Tripping..., Vasoline, etc. Commercial success with Platinum CD's. I love STP music and biased for their induction. KING
Posted by KING on Monday, 08.17.15 @ 19:44pm
RIP Scott Weiland 1967-2015 Going to miss your singing & talent! A King FAV for many years! KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 00:35am
I found my first STP album in an estate sale earlier this year (Purple) and I've been hooked since then. At least I could appreciate Scott Weiland's work before he died.
Posted by SotN on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 02:28am
RIP Scott Weiland
Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 02:32am
One of my all-time favorite rock vocalists is now gone. Scott Weiland, who always seemed to come off with a hard image, always seemed to show his softness in his vocals. Too many ways to explain. While I'm not much of a fan of his solo stuff, his best work was, of course, with Stone Temple Pilots, but also with Velvet Revolver and the Magnificent Bastards. (I'm not that familiar with his newer stuff or Talk Show, his other side project)
Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 04:07am
Thanks for the kind words about Scott, Jason. Scott's death hits hard for many in that 37-44 age group. I remember hearing Alice In Chains, Nirvana,Pearl Jam, STP in the early 90's. Loved all that music. I remember I was in the military when they premiered the Vasoline STP video. It was an excellent song and video. Purple one of my FAV albums. Scott had the vocals and the front man skills of the great singers. He had a passion in his voice. Sounded authentic. He fought through his addictions and still put out some excellent music. I guess the silver lining in Scott's death is some young music fans will discover STP music and the catalog of songs. A rich treasure chest list of great songs. Sex Type Thing, Unglued, Wicked Garden, Lady Picture Song, Vasoline, etc. It will be interesting going forward how Scott's death affects STP and RRHOF. For the record, I think STP deserves RRHOF. Weiland, Ronnie James Dio, and Paul Rodgers should all be inducted for their contributions to music in a variety of groups. A sad day for King and FRL regulars who contribute to the forum. Scott lived all his 48 years. Respected his incredible singing & songwriting in STP and other projects. Rest In Peace Scott! See you on the other side some day sweet prince! With some sadness but smiling from those incredible songs. KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 17:08pm
Thank you, King, and great words as well. I'd also like to add that I believe Scott was always willing to connect with his fans. All over social media I've seen him in photos posed with several people. I remember back when Myspace was the social media place that he even had his own profile and I remember it saying that he wanted to get to know his fans. I don't if its true, but he kind of came off as that kind of guy.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 17:48pm
Scott Weiland's passing is indeed very sad to see.
Posted by Donnie on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 22:00pm
Posted by KING on Saturday, 12.5.15 @ 03:25am
Great comments, guys. STP is Hall worthy, IMO.
Posted by Paul in KY on Sunday, 12.6.15 @ 09:27am
Seems like a no-brainer to me that the Stone Temple Pilots should be inducted to the elite group of musicians recognized in this manner. They were influential to other musicians, fans,and even to their future selves in the different musical endeavors they took since releasing Core. They were not a band that was cultivated to compete with other grunge bands in the 90's, they were found playing the music they wanted to play, and it was (thankfully) recognized by Atlantic Records. From my discussions with fans mourning the loss of Scott Weiland this month, I have found that while it is not only a struggle to narrow their work down, two fans almost never name the same top 3 song favorites. They overcame obstacles; break-ups, reunions, rehabs, and critics making negative comments about them all along the way. The fact that they were able to continue to make music and retain such loyal fans is the proof right there that they deserve this honor. Their lyrics are poetic, raw, and relatable. Scott has been recognized as one of the greatest rock vocalists, and the epitome of a rock and roll front man. The melodies are creative, while you can still identify the expansive variety of artists that influenced them. Musical Excellence? Yes. Absolutely. It would be disappointing to not see them inducted in 2017. I only wish Scott would be able to be there.
Posted by Trish on Sunday, 12.27.15 @ 14:22pm
Absolutely. Weiland is one of the greatest frontmen of the '90s and continues to stay at the top of his game, even to his death. STP did what none of the other "grunge" bands were able to do - evolve and develop a more mature sound. They were able to experiment with different music styles, without being untrue to themselves or their music. They are one of the last TRUE Rock and Roll bands to survive.
Posted by roxanne on Saturday, 01.23.16 @ 23:48pm
No one like STP, Scott is the best frontman since the 70's, their music is excellent rock music with alternative, grunge, and classic innuendo! No doubt that they should be inducted in the R n R Hall of Fame.
Posted by Celene on Sunday, 01.24.16 @ 20:04pm
YES! ABSOLUTELY!!! Influencial for more then two decades and pays respect to one-of-his-kind-biggest-frontman-singer-artist-ever! Scott Weiland R.I.P.
Posted by Julia on Wednesday, 01.27.16 @ 13:42pm
I am a huge fan of them, but I don't think they were as influential as the Seattle-area grunge bands.
Posted by Guy on Sunday, 05.8.16 @ 12:48pm
RIP Scott! We lost a true rock and roll legend but the music will live on forever. Long live STP! And, yes, they will definitely get inducted into the hall of fame. It may not be this go around (2017) but it will happen.
Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday, 02.21.17 @ 20:44pm
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