The surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots paid tribute to late vocalist Scott Weiland by unearthing the master tracks of one of their favorite Weiland performances. In a video called “Memories Of Candles And Incense” STP drummer Eric Kretz, guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo played the master track from “Atlanta” off of the band’s 1999 album No. 4 and reminisced about the recording while listening to it.
Robert DeLeo explained the song choice in the intro to the video:
“Dean and Eric and I wanted to honor Scott, and we thought the best way to do that would be musically. We chose this song because we feel it represents one of the times in our career that Scott was truly at his best. When you hear this track, we hope to share in the same feeling and spirit each of us had while recording it. The four of us, in a room, capturing a moment in time on tape. So enjoy this song and the depth of this brilliant performance from Scott.”
Kretz added that the song “hits me the same way that it did the day that we recorded it.”
The band’s members initially released an open letter following Weiland’s death that thanked Weiland for their time together, one of many such tributes to the late singer following his death from an overdose on December 3. This additional video is a sweet and fitting tribute.
(Via Rolling Stone)