PICS: Stone Temple Pilots at the Observatory North Park

"Big bang, baby": Stone Temple Pilots brought a plethora of hits (and a new singer) to the Observatory North Park on Sunday, March 4.

14 photos
1/14
Alex Matthews
The band, known for being a big part of the '90s grunge movement, is currently on the comeback trail with a new self-titled album about to be released on March 16.
2/14
Alex Matthews
The original lineup, which got its start right here in San Diego in 1989, was fronted by Scott Weiland until 2013. He sadly passed away in 2015.
3/14
Alex Matthews
In 2016, the band convened to find a new lead vocalist and held online auditions. Jeff Gutt, who appeared on two seasons of "The X Factor" and formerly fronted the nu metal band Dry Cell, got the call!
4/14
Alex Matthews
Guitarist Dean DeLeo is one of the founding members of the band.
5/14
Alex Matthews
Dean's brother, Robert DeLeo, plays bass and lends background vocals.
6/14
Alex Matthews
Eric Kretz plays drums.
7/14
Alex Matthews
Originally named Mighty Joe Young, Stone Temple Pilots have sold more than 13 million albums in the U.S., and more than 35 million worldwide. Not too shabby for a lil' San Diego band, eh?
8/14
Alex Matthews
They hit it big right off the bat with their debut album, 1992's "Core," which featured the huge hits "Sex Type Thing," "Plush," "Creep" and "Wicked Garden." It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Albums Chart. In 1994, the group won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for "Plush."
9/14
Alex Matthews
Their next album, "Purple," debuted at No. 1 and its radio-friendly leadoff single "Interstate Love Song" became a huge hit, spending 15 weeks atop the album rock tracks chart.
10/14
Alex Matthews
The band would go to release "Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" in 1996, "No. 4" in 1999 and "Shangri-La Dee Da" in 2001 before separating in 2002. Eventually, they'd reunite for a tour in 2008 along with a self-titled album in 2010.
11/14
Alex Matthews
In 2013, they released an EP with then-lead singer (and Linkin Park frontman) Chester Bennington (who sadly passed away in 2017).
12/14
Alex Matthews
During the March 4 show, the band plowed through the following set: "Regeneration," "Wicked Garden," "Vasoline," "Lounge Fly"...
13/14
Alex Matthews
...followed by "Pruno," "Army Ants," "Glide," "Big Empty," "Atlanta," "Plush," "Meadow," "Interstate Love Song," "Still Remains," "Hollywood Bitch," "Roll Me Under," "Dead & Bloated," "Sex Type Thing," and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart."
14/14
Alex Matthews
They ended the show with a two-song encore consisting of "Down" and "Piece of Pie." Come back soon, fellas!
Contact Us