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Stone Temple Pilots Share the Lovely Master Version of “Atlanta” to Honor Scott Weiland

When Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died earlier this month, tributes immediately began pouring in: from Billy Corgan, from Weiland’s family, from the everyday fan. Now Weiland’s bandmates—Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz—have shared their own tribute, a sweet, reflective walk-through of the master version of “Atlanta,” which features one of Weiland’s most dynamic vocal performances.

The touching video sees the three huddled in silence, chiming in now and then to comment on the power of Weiland’s voice, the purity of its tone. And it’s true: stripped of backing, the range of Weiland’s vocals comes through like never before. The singer’s career went through well-documented ups and downs, but as DeLeo notes, this is the rare chance to hear him when he was “truly at his best.”