STP's Weiland Talks About Going Solo

June 17 [Updated 16:00 EDT] -- While hanging out at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles last weekend, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland talked about his upcoming solo album, as well as the future of STP.

"I'm doing it pretty much all myself," Weiland told MTV News about his solo project. "I've got a new A&R person at Atlantic Records, and it looks like people are pretty excited about it."

The singer said that his new material will be a far cry from his work with STP, and made some lofty comparisons to vintage David Bowie and the Beatles when talking his new work.

"There's a lot of experimental things. It's kind of like a 'Hunky Dory' meets 'Scary Monsters' meets anything Brian Eno's ever done meets the 'White Album.'" [600k QuickTime]

Weiland's solo effort may be out early next year, while the other members of STP have now formed a group called Talk Show with 10 Inch Men singer Dave Coutts. STPers Eric

Kretz and Dean and Robert DeLeo first recorded with Coutts a year ago while Weiland was going through various drug dramas.

Robert DeLeo describes Coutt's voice as being a blend of Freddie Mercury and John Lennon, and the album they're making as Talk Show will be released on September 2. The group will also tour clubs in October in support of the release.

DeLeo told "Billboard" magazine that Stone Temple Pilots weren't breaking up, but that Talk Show is looking for separate management.

"I don't think we can sit around and just see what's going to happen with the fate of one person anymore," DeLeo told "Billboard." "STP has become the farthest thing from being about music making."