(4/5/00, 6 p.m. ET) - Stone Temple Pilots have taken New York by storm over the last few days with a concert at Irving Plaza, visits to MTV's TRL, and now an appearance at the Joni Mitchell TNT concert special which tapes Thursday (April 6).
The band will perform "Woodstock" for the special, An All-Star Tribute To Joni Mitchell, which will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom and will air on TNT April 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Mitchell herself will also perform at the tribute, as will Elton John, Wynonna Judd, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Shawn Colvin, K.D. Lang, Richard Thompson, and Cassandra Wilson. Ashley Judd will host the event.
Of their Irving Plaza show, STP singer Scott Weiland writes on the band's website (www.stonetemplepilots.com), "We just flew into New York City last night (April 3) and are now at soundcheck rehearsal for our secret performance at a very hush hush location. At the present time, the band are now downstairs playing some sort of bastardized funk jam while I'm upstairs in the dressing room drinking NYC's premier Irving Plaza concert venue water (after all, it is a premium natural spring water). Radio and video reports have come in today signaling that 'Sour Girl' looks to be the hit that we need to give this album a shot in the arm. This largely is due to you, our fans, for calling and requesting the song to alternative radio stations. This is the kind of radio success we need to come and tour your cities this summer. In order to insure we will be able to tour this album in the U.S., please continue to request 'Sour Girl' at your local radio stations. Please send your requests to MTV for the new video featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar."