At long last my prayers have been answered:
Stone Temple Pilots are back!
There have been rumors and rumblings for a few weeks now, but official confirmation has arrived:
I'd give Slicker's left nut to be there. STP has been my favorite band since I heard Sex Type Thing circa '91-'92.STP (Scott Weiland, Dean and Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz) has signed on to perform at the 2008 Rock on the Range Festival. The 2-day music festival will be held on May 17-18th at Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. STP will play on Saturday, May 17th.
I really hope that this isn't a one-off thing and leads to a new album. There have been rumors that STP has a handful of venues reserved for the summer also.
Velvet Revolver is all well and good (Libertad is easily the best rock album I've heard in years), but it just ain't STP.
Also, this leads back to the elephant in the room: after 4-5 years of sobriety, Scott Weiland recently entered rehab once again (although they haven't said if it is for drugs or not - it could be alcohol).
Hoping for the best!