Scott Weiland’s holiday album being reissued; STP’s Robert De Leo announces debut solo album


Late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland‘s 2011 holiday album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is getting the reissue treatment.

A deluxe version of the compilation will be released digitally and on limited edition red and green vinyl on November 4.

The reissue features new artwork and four previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a rendition of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono classic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” which you can listen to now via digital outlets. The recording is also accompanied by a lyric video, streaming now on YouTube, that features Weiland’s family holiday photos.

Notably, the reissue marks the first official posthumous solo release from the Weiland vault since his death in 2015 at age 48.

In related STP news, the band’s bassist Robert De Leo has announced his debut solo album. The record, titled Lessons Learned, will arrive October 21.

“The past few years of life have revealed many changes,” De Leo says. “This collection of songs represents what has transpired. The journey and gift of songwriting has played such an important role for me. It’s been a close companion throughout my life.”

You can listen to the first Lessons Learned single, “Love Is Not Made of Gold,” now via digital outlets.

Meanwhile, STP’s 1992 debut album, Core, celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. The band marked the occasion with a deluxe vinyl reissue.

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