STP's Weiland Talks Doors Influence, "Storytellers"

With the much-anticipated, long-delayed Doors tribute album, "Stoned Immaculate," finally set for release on November 14, the surviving members of the legendary band recently teamed up with some of its contemporary followers in Hollywood on Tuesday for a taping of an upcoming "VH1 Storytellers."

Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Creed's Scott Stapp, and Days Of The New's Travis Meeks were among the artists who joined Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist-vocalist Ray Manzarek, and drummer John Densmore for the show, currently set to air in late November.

Train singer Patrick Monahan, former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell, and The Cult's Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy also recorded segments for the episode, which marked the first time the remaining Doors had taken the stage together since being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993.

For the Doors' "Storytellers," Scott Weiland performed "Break On Through,"

which the Stone Temple Pilots cut for the "Stoned Immaculate: The Music Of The Doors" album, as well as the fiery anti-Vietnam protest song, "Five To One."

Prior to the taping, Weiland talked with MTV News about the gig and his thoughts about sitting in with the band and singing for the late Lizard King, Jim Morrison.

"I get to sing with the surviving Doors members and perform some songs that they did," Weiland said. "I'm incredibly honored to have that opportunity, because they're one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, and Jim Morrison was a huge inspiration and influence on me, probably for better and for worse." [RealAudio]

Stone Temple Pilots have just completed filming a video for their next single, "No Way Out" (see "STP, Fans Shoot 'No Way Out' Video") and will head back out on the road for a brief

two-week run with Disturbed starting on September 30 in Noblesville, Indiana.

STP and Disturbed are then slated to hook up with Godsmack for the newest edition of MTV's Return Of The Rock Tour, an outing scheduled to launch on October 20 in Pittsburgh (see "STP, Godsmack, Disturbed Line Up Tour").