November 25 [14:15 EDT] -- Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland made his solo debut Monday night at a benefit for a teen shelter at the Roxy in Los Angeles, and from all reports his performance, with a five-piece band, was a resounding success.
The surprise of the night was the appearance of seldom-seen producer Daniel Lanois alongside Weiland. Lanois, the Canadian responsible for highbrow hits by the likes of U2 and Peter Gabriel, has been working with Weiland of late, according to some reports. Initially he was only working on a few remixes, but the two have reportedly gotten along so well that Lanois is now heavily involved in the whole production. The Roxy appearance seems to support that news.
The show -- the 7th annual Gimme Shelter benefit -- also featured Chris Stills (son of Stephen), Lili Haydn, Peter Himmelman, Michael Penn, Kim Fox and Nil Lara. Weiland closed the night.
Weiland has reportedly finished his solo album, scheduled for release
in mid-March. The working title of the band and album is "12 Bar Blues."
Meanwhile, his Stone Temple Pilots mates, who have been working without Weiland as Talk Show, aren't ruling out another STP album for next year.