Stone Temple Pilots have added yet another project to their already bustling 2018 schedule. The Grammy winners will be featured in a new documentary being developed for Showtime.
Blabbermouth reports on Feb. 27 that Kent Sevener, an executive VP of content acquisition for Showtime, has revealed via an interview with Broadcasting & Cable, that the STP documentary will be one of a number of music-related features being planned by the popular U.S. cable and satellite TV network. The veteran San Diego alt-rockers career has been recently fraught by drug-related tragedies with the loss of founding frontman Scott Weiland in 2015, followed by the suicide death of Weiland's initial replacement – Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington in 2017.
Sevener expressed confidence that the documentary should be well received by fans. He noted that the band's tumultuous career would make “a compelling story” and added that “not a lot has been done” on STP in the past.
The announcement comes as the grunge pioneers prepare to embark on a U.S. tour, which is slated to launch on March 2 in Santa Clarita, Calif., at The Canyon. The spring romp is in support of their upcoming self-titled studio album, which drops March 16 via Rhino.
Produced by STP founding members Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo, Stone Temple Pilots is the band's first release with new lead singer Jeff Gutt. It features the singles “Meadow” and “Roll Me Under” and is available for pre-order here in a variety of formats and bundles. Fans can check out an audio clip for their newly released single “The Art of Letting Go” above.