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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scott Weiland is making a Christmas album

So this is what rock bottom looks like.  Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots singer that has recently been accused of lip-syncing during live shows, has confirmed that he is in the process of recording a Christmas album.  Oh, goody. reports that Weiland, speaking to ExploreMusic host Alan Cross in Toronto, said the disc will feature "traditional jazz style" music, with strings, upright bass, horns, and piano. 

Supposedly Weiland is still working on picking out songs to cover, and is planning on doing more solo work in the future.  My vote goes to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."  

Christmas albums inevitably suck, with the exception of last year's "A Halford Christmas," an album of metal-ized Christmas tunes put out by Judas Priest's Rob Halford, which was hilariously strange, and completely awesome.  I expect this album to suck more than most Christmas collections, and I hope its failure will prevent Scott from doing more solo work.  I think his talents work best in a group setting - that is to say, the Pilots can at least back him up when he screws up, or sucks at singing, or falls off the stage in a drunken mess.  He has a good voice for rock, but I really think he's out of his element here.