Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>
Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington has gotten all the way off the ground, which is a first step that a lot of reconstituted rock bands never quite reach. Diehard STP fans are still mostly nonplussed, but a lot of them are going to the shows anyway; casual fans are interested enough in the w ... More >>
When the members of Stone Temple Pilots invited Chester Bennington to become the band's new frontman, the Linkin Park vocalist didn't take long to decide. We're talking like maybe a few moments at most. "Almost the second after I was asked, my immediate answer was, 'Yeah, I'd fucking love to,'" he s ... More >>
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Scott Weiland Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Mesa Sunday, July 22 "Cocaine's a hell of a drug," commented one of my friends watching Scott Weiland strut around on stage in his jerky, velociraptor/ballet dancer-style last night at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill.
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
There may or may not be a Rebecca Black concert at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in June.Some outlets, such as our sister paper in Orange County, have reported the fliers for Black's mall tour are not a joke. The New York Times had reported the same thing but is now backpedaling.If the ... More >>
Know your memes, peopleIt's not hard to tell that Valentine's Day is not for everyone. A day whose sole purpose is to celebrate love can be quite a bitch for someone who just so happens to be flying solo for the time being. But wait -- what's wrong with being single? Certain people enjoy liv ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaOzzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne and Slash Comerica Theatre January 26th, 2011 Have you ever wondered what happened to the people who appeared in the '80s rock documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Well, from the looks of it they were all standing in a line that stretched around the Comer ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.Could Jan Brewer's henchmen close Tucson's Rialto Theatre?What can Apple do with $75 million instead of running iT ... More >>
Stone Temple Pilots have postponed their fall tour after singer Scott Weiland apparently went batshit crazy at a show in Texas over the weekend, according to Spinner. A dozen dates have been axed but the band is planning to reschedule them.To all the people who criticized me for bagging on this j ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.What did we do to piss off Scott Weiland's publicist?What was the deal with the "suspicious backpacks" at Arizona ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Luke HolwerdaScott Weiland performs last night with Stone Temple Pilots at Tempe Beach Park during the first night of Arizona Fall Frenzy.Scott Weiland didn't take a header off the stage last night at Arizona Fall Frenzy. Nor did he accidentally reveal he was lip-synching or abusing heroin for th ... More >>
Sometimes people ask me, "Martin, why are you so hard on noted junkie and sometimes rock singer Scott Weiland?"Well, for one, because he's a pathetic piece of trash who makes donations to a "charity" that's actually just his late brother's family. Also, because he seems to have been caught lip-sy ... More >>
A piece from Weiland's fashion collection.Scott Weiland, the noted drug abuser who also sings songs for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, will be making an appearance to promote the rough synthesis of an opioid (Morphine acetate muriate) resulting in a mixture of tightly related precursors ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. • What are the 25 craziest things The Maine's singer has tweeted? • Why did Bob Dylan's "ticketless" show i ... More >>
Tiny and T.I.T.I. has been arrested! Already? What took so long? Cue the sad trombone noise. TMZ broke the news early this morning that the Atlanta-born rapper and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris were pulled over late last night on Sunset Boulevard by an L.A. County Sheriff for making an illegal ... More >>
Normally a story/video about Stone Temple Pilots' singer and noted crackhead Scott Weiland falling off stage wouldn't grab my attention. That's not true: Watching him stumble off stage into the camera pit is a little scary but a lot funny. That's not what grabbed me here, though. It really, really ... More >>
I have to admit, when I saw a press release about Scott Weiland's "personal belongings" going on the auction block I assumed the auctioneer was an agent of Big Bob's pawn shop in Santa Cruz, California. Nope. The noted junkie (and sometimes singer for acts like Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revo ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Slammed by Goldwater Institute Over Stoddard Mess Up on the Sun: Scott Weilan ... More >>
Arizona Veterans Memorial ColiseumGovernor Jan Brewer announced that she's releasing money from the state's Fiscal Stabilization Government Services Fund to finish repairs on the saddle-shaped roof of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.Brewer says in a press release that she's pledged $1.7 mill ... More >>
Scott Weiland's back, without STP and heroin
Am I the only one who didn't realize people were still listening to Incubus? The band's been around 1991, and seemingly peaked in 1999 with the double platinum Make Yourself, but is somehow still has a #1 album, and is playing Jobing.com Arena. Go figure. So, I guess that's a pretty big concert anno ... More >>
It's nearly 1 a.m. and I'm a few drinks into the night. I'm at Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill to watch Violet Wild, one of my favorite local pop-rock bands who used to play anywhere and everywhere a year ago and pretty much whored themselves out in the local music scene - playing gigs almost ever ... More >>
I expected a big show rock show. I saw Stone Temple Pilots perform at the Arizona State Fair in 2000, back in Veterans Memorial Coliseum's "big crack in the ceiling" days. The band sounded great in spite of the venue's structural damage, and I remember I left that show thinking Scott Weiland was the ... More >>
This week was a like a rock-revival for concert announcements -- acts that haven’t toured in forever are loading up the buses and making their way into the Valley. But as you’ll see, some newer, underground acts will be breaking in the stages here as well.
Bottom line: Alice In Chains blew Velvet Revolver off the stage. I was expecting the opposite: I was skeptical about Alice In Chains touring without singer Layne Staley (who died of an apparent drug overdose in April, 2002), but I knew that Velvet Revolver included 2/5 of the original Guns 'N' Rose ... More >>
13 Ft. & Rising
PIR's Jam mixes speeding bullets with Velvet Revolver
G 'N' R/STP contraband visits Celebrity Theatre
The Crystal Method returns with Legion of Boom, another cameo-spiked celebration of nasty breaks
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.
From a big-name tribute to some big-beat remixes, the Doors' catalogue bulges with a soft parade of new releases
Taken with the holiday spirit, Trashman gives thanks for the good things in life.
In the Valley of Dying Stars (Arena Rock)
Once the figurehead of '80s punk, Henry Rollins now looks to arena favorites of the '70s for hard-rock inspiration while exploring yet another chapter in his ever-diversifying career
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
It may be a dark, dank dive. But rockers, skaters and skinheads call it home. Now, the last real bar in downtown Tempe is on the eve of destruction.