Posted On 06 Jun 2015
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Scott Weiland, who Spin named “rock’s most dynamic front man”, and his band the Wildabouts recorded their new album, Blaster at Lavish studios in Burbank and at the Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. The Daily Best calls Blaster “a solid spin, combining garage and classic rock with some heavier riffs in a way that just plain works”, and Billboard wrote:
“The songs from the album Blaster are no-nonsense, straight-ahead rock tunes that owe debts to music of the 1980s and ’90s inspired by late ’60s garage rock.”
Weiland and the band wrote all 11 tracks except “20thCentury Boy”, a T-Rex classic. Rolling Stone called the first single, “ Way She Moves”, a “foot-stompin’ boogie”.
“The album has its own distinctive sound,” says Weiland, “but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is a hybrid. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” I knew I wanted to make a rock record,” proclaims Weiland. “It all just came together.”
Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts have been on a huge tour, playing major market shows, SXSW and Sundance and now BottleRock Napa. Scott Weiland has cumulatively sold over 44 million records worldwide with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He’s garnered two Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance”—in 2005 for “Slither” and in 1994 for “Plush”. Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 a feat also accomplished by Velvet Revolver’s Contraband.
Weiland’s voice has driven some of the most recognizable hits in rock ‘n’ roll history including “Sex Type Thing”, “Wicked Garden”, “Creep”, “Interstate Love Song”, “Vasoline”, “The Big Empty”, “Sour Girl”, “Down”, and more. He released his memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale in 2011 to critical applause. Still, his most powerful music is yet to come with the release of Blaster.
All Access Music writer, Nicole DeRosa got to catch up with Scott just before the band’s performance at BottleRock Napa. Read more in Nicole’s interview with Scott HERE .
Photo Credit: Carolina Dratva