Scott Weiland Poised to Sing 12 Bar Blues

March 17, 1998

Barbarella Video World Premieres This Wednesday on MTV

"Late Show With David Letterman" Appearance Set

Atlantic Records has set a March 31st release date for "12 BAR BLUES," the debut album from Scott Weiland. The recording -- produced by Weiland and Blair Lamb, with additional production by Daniel Lanois -- is the first solo release from the Stone Temple Pilots frontman. All twelve tracks on the album were written or co-written by Weiland, including the first single, "Barbarella," and "Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down" (also featured on Atlantic soundtrack album for "GREAT EXPECTATIONS").

The companion video for "Barbarella" directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Smashing Pumpkins, "1979" and "Tonight, Tonight"; Oasis, "All Around The World"), will have its world premiere this Wednesday, March 18th on MTV's Live Show (6:00pm). The video will be immediately added into stress rotation by the network.

In addition, Weiland and his band, which features Daniel Lanois and members of Porno For Pyros and Samiam, will be making their first network television appearance on Friday, April 3rd, when they perform "Barbarella" on CBS Television's Late Show With David Letterman.

In other news, Weiland graces the cover of the current issues of Alternative Press (April '98, No. 117) and Request (April '98), in addition to being featured in Details, the Los Angeles Times, and Billboard. In Rolling Stone's three-and-a-half-star review (April 2nd issue) of the album, David Fricke writes, "Ricocheting from art noise to mad pop, free association to outright confession, '12 BAR BLUES' is a record about looking for reason, about negotiating a balance between rational obligation and excited, often destructive, impulse...Weiland, out on his own, has simply made an honest album -- honest in its confusion, ambition, and indulgence. It was worth the risk."

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