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Stone Temple Pilots sign new publishing deal with Warner Chappell

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2019

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Stone Temple Pilots members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz have signed a deal with Warner Chappell to administer their publishing catalogue worldwide. The agreement sees the band return to the Warner music publisher, having jumped ship – along with late frontman Scott Weiland – to Universal in 2010.

“Stone Temple Pilots helped to define a distinct rock sound of a decade through their incredible songwriting and eclectic performances, and we’re THRILLED to be bringing their catalogue back to Warner Chappell Music”, says the firm’s SVP A&R US Greg Sowders. “Their work has left an impact on American culture that continues to resonate today”.

President of A&R US Ryan Press adds: “There’s no overstating the role Stone Temple Pilots played in developing the landmark sound of their era. But it’s the quality of their songwriting perhaps more than anything that has stood the test of time”.

The DeLeos and Kretz have something to say too. In perfect unison. On three – one, two, three: “The support of Greg, Ryan and the whole team at Warner Chappell means so much to us. We’re very excited about the future of this creative collaboration”.

Since 2016, the band have been working with vocalist Jeff Gutt – a former winner of the US version of ‘X Factor’ – releasing an album with him in 2018. Gutt signed a publishing deal on his own with Reservoir last year.