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Stone Temple Pilots (commonly referred to as STP) is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland lead (vocals), brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drum kit, percussion). The band ran from 1986 to 2003, when they went on hiatus, and reunited in 2008.
The band's five albums have sold over 17 million copies in the United States alone and nearly 40 million albums worldwide. The band have had fifteen top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts, including six number ones, and one number one album on the pop charts (1994's Purple). In 1993, the band won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Plush. Stone Temple Pilots were also ranked at number 40 on VH1's The 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. After the band's break-up in 2003, Weiland became the frontman of Velvet Revolver with former members of Guns N' Roses. The DeLeo brothers formed the band Army of Anyone with Richard Patrick of the band Filter. Kretz founded Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles.
The band reunited in 2008 after Weiland split from Velvet Revolver, kicking off the tour at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. The band is planning to begin recording their sixth studio album in November.