The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 741: Scott Weiland, Part 2

This has been a rough two months when it comes to losing musicians: Bowie, Glenn Frey, Nathalie Cole, Lemmy–and those are just the big names. And lest we forget, this prolonged period of sadness began with the loss of Scott Weiland on December 3.

On this week’s Ongoing History episode, we’re going to continue with an examination of Scott’s life–call it the middle period of his career–from the second STP album to the first breakup and reunion. And the stuff that happened to Scott–and what he brought on himself–during that time was…incredible. You may not believe all this happened, but it did. This may be the druggiest rock star story you’ve ever heard.

Songs heard this week include:

  1. STP – Plush
  2. STP – Big Empty
  3. STP – Interstate Love Song
  4. Scott Weiland – Chateau Mars
  5. STP – Lady Picture Show
  6. Scott Weiland – Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down
  7. STP – Down
  8. STP – Sour Girl

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.

If you’re in the US and you want to stream the show, I wish I could help. A performing rights organization called SESAC has made threatening noises about suing non-American radio stations who dare stream into the US without paying crazy fees. Most Canadian broadcasters had no choice but to geo-block their streams. But hey, if you know of an American station that would like to take the show, contact me and we’ll make it a priority.

As for posting playlists from the program, is everyone okay if we start using Spotify when Rdio goes away? Suggestions welcome.

Anyone else? Love to hear from you. Just email me at [email protected].

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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