Stone Temple Pilots to reissue 'Core' for 25th Anniversary

Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene 25 years ago with their raucous debut Core. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like ‘Sex Type Thing’ and ‘Wicked Garden’. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ for their smash single ‘Plush.’

To mark the album’s silver anniversary, two versions will be released on September 29th – 25 years to the day of the album’s original debut. The first is the Core: Super Deluxe Edition, which includes four CDs featuring a newly remastered version of the original album, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band’s performance on MTV Unplugged. Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album’s four singles. The set, limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book with rare and unseen photographs. The music from the  will also be available via digital download and streaming services.

The band’s iconic appearance on MTV Unplugged, recorded in November 1993, gets its first official release on the final CD in the set. This would be their last performance in support of Core and includes reworked, acoustic versions of ‘Wicked Garden’ and ‘Sex Type Thing,’ the debut performance of ‘Big Empty,’ which would later appear on Purple, and a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Andy Warhol.’

Also available on the same day is a 2-CD Core: Deluxe Version containing a newly remastered version of the original album expanded with rare B-sides and previously unreleased demos.

Stone Temple Pilots (guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, and vocalist Scott Weiland) debuted with Core in the fall of 1992 and by the following summer were one of the biggest rock bands on the scene, powered by exhilarating live shows and a string of now-classic songs from the album, remastered here for the very first time.