Newly reformed rockers Stone Temple Pilots
have turned their back on traditional record deals and are looking for a more creative approach to market their new album. The group split in 2002, but reunited earlier this year to embark on a U.S. tour. They have also revealed plans to head back into the studio to record a new LP once their roadshow is over.
But frontman Scott Weiland
has voiced plans to follow in the footsteps of British band Radiohead
, who released their latest album In Rainbows
as a digital download - allowing fans to choose their own price for the record.
And Weiland is convinced STP will be able to do something similar, because they already have a well-established fanbase.
He tells MTV.com
, "The whole record machine is f**ked up now, so we really want to get to a place of having some freedom, because we have a lot of leverage. We have sold almost 40 million records, and we're in a position of power. We want to be free agents, whether it's putting our records out ourselves, or doing some interesting, very creative deal with a non-traditional major record label. The system as it is now... that formula does not work. We've seen it; we'll need to do things differently, do things wiser."
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