Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is recording his second solo album with famed indie rock producer Steve Albini and plans to release it in November.
Ex-Velvet Revolver vocalist Weiland broke the news earlier this week on “The Howard Stern Show,” during which No Doubt drummer Adrian Young called in to reveal he is also participating on the project.
According to Weiland’s publicist, the as-yet-untitled solo set will be released on Weiland’s Soft Drive label, with distribution through RED/Sony. It is unknown if Weiland’s previously recorded collaboration with producer Pharrell Williams, “Happy,” will appear on the album.
Weiland’s solo debut, “12 Bar Blues,” was released in 1998. “My music is a little bit different, obviously, than Velvet Revolver music,” Weiland told Billboard in late 2006, when he proclaimed the solo album to be “three-quarters done.” “It’s a little bit more on the esoteric side.”
As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots will embark on an extensive reunion tour May 17 at Columbus, Ohio,’s Rock on the Range festival, and have tentative plans to hit the studio later this year.