Looks like the Stone Temple Pilots won't be giving birth to their planned "Big Bang Babies" greatest hits compilation after all.
As part of the band's move to a new management company, Q-Prime, STP has decided to hold off releasing the best-of album, which was to feature several new studio tracks and was tentatively set for release in October (see "STP's Weiland Talks 'Greatest Hits' LP, Limp Bizkit").
According to a publicist for the group, the Stone Temple Pilots severed ties with their former reps, Steve Stewart Management, earlier this week and signed on with Q-Prime, which also handles such artists as Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the latter of which STP is currently touring with.
STP has been drawing rave reviews for its recent live shows, praise which band frontman Scott Weiland says is due to the rejuvenated passion each bandmember is bringing to the stage since his release from a rehab center
in January (see "Weiland Tastes Freedom While STP Drops 'Heaven And Hot Rods'")
"The reason why we're being so well-received by the fans and by the critics is the attitude we have when we go out onstage every night," Weiland told MTV News. "Basically, we all have the same mind-set, that we are going to perform like it's the last night of our lives.
Dates where you can catch Stone Temple Pilots performing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and opening act Fishbone:
- 8/10 - Charleston, WV @ Civic Coliseum
- 8/12 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
- 8/13 - Wantagh, NY @
Jones Beach Amphitheater
- 8/15 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
- 8/16 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
- 8/18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
- 8/19 - Montreal, QC @ Molson Centre
- 9/1 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- 9/2 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- 9/4 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheater
- 9/9 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
- 9/10 - Marysville, CA @ Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
- 9/12 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
- 9/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center
- 9/15 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
- 9/16 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
- 9/18 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center
- 9/19 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
- 9/21 - Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum
- 9/22 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena