Stone Temple Pilots Drummer Eric Kretz Talks Overnight Success & Scott Weiland's Dark Past

They're coming Down Under!

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Stone Temple Pilots drummer, Eriz Kretz, jumped on the phone to our very own Bill Bradley to chat about their overnight success, the dark past of the late Scott Weiland and searching globally for a new lead singer to take his place. 

Stone Temple Pilots burst onto the international music scene in the early 90s with their debut album, Core, which sold over 7 million copies and spawned hits like Wicked Garden, Plush & Creep.

Overnight, the band went from a small underground following to performing on Late Night with David Letterman and touring the world with Rage Against the Machine and Megadeath, as well as performing the iconic MTV Unplugged.

Eric spoke to Billy about his nerves performing for the first time on David Letterman, keeping grounded when success came calling and he opened up about Scott Weiland and the drug addiction that ultimately took his life.

Stone Temple Pilots are coming Down Under to tour as part of their Under The Southern Stars Tour, along with fellow 90s powerhouse acts, BUSH and LIVE


Friday 3 April – Tuncurry Sporting Complex
Saturday 4 April – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 5 April – The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford
Thursday 9 April – Stuart Park, Wollongong
Saturday 11 April – Foreshore Reserve, Hastings
Sunday 12 April – Yarrawonga Showgrounds
Monday 13 April – Bonython Park, Adelaide
Wednesday 15 April – HBF Stadium, Perth
Friday 17 April – Sunshine Coast Stadium, Maroochydore
Saturday 18 April – Brisbane Riverstage
Sunday 19 April – Foreshore Park, Newcastle

You can grab your tickets from Ticketmaster

Listen to Billy's chat with Eric Kretz here:  


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Amber Lowther

4 December 2019

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