Thursday, August 26th 2010
News: Stone Temple Pilots
Is this irrefutable evidence that Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is lip synching entire songs?
Not necessarily… But it’s certainly suspicious. At last night’s show at the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, Scott Weiland took a really hard spill into a hole during Crackerman. Like, a really bad one. Skip to 1:25 in the video to see (and hear) for yourself. He’s down there for awhile as the crew tries to help him out. And yet, the vocal performance doesn’t falter in the slightest, and continues on sounding exactly like my copy of Core the entire time, as if not a breeze had swayed the frontman.
There were also a report of backing tracks “skipping.”
What do you think, experts?
UPDATE (sort of): At the Pittsburgh stop last night (8/28), Weiland addressed the lip synching claims from the stage. Here’s the video. I don’t really know what the hell he’s saying exactly, but it’s something to the effect of “No, I’m not lip synching, I’m in a rock and roll band, and rock and roll bands don’t lip synch.” Of course.
The debate continues however, and it’s hard to just take the word of the guy who has basically been accused of lying simply saying he’s not lying. We’re going to call this jury deadlocked for now. Maybe he wasn’t, maybe he was.