Five Stone Temple Pilots Songs That Were Never On The Setlist

Stone Temple Pilots burst onto the scene in 1992 with their debut album ‘Core,’ which included hits such as ‘Plush’ and ‘Sex Type Thing.’ Over the years, the band has released several successful albums and singles, cementing their place in rock music history. Despite their many hits, there are a few lesser-known tracks that have not been given the live treatment.

These hidden gems in their discography have never made it onto their setlist. They may not have been radio hits or fan favorites, but these songs are still worthy of recognition and appreciation. Here are five Stone Temple Pilots songs that have never been on the setlist but deserve to be heard live.

5. Ride The Cliche (1996)

‘Ride The Cliché’ is driven by a punchy guitar riff and a driving rhythm section, which sets the tone for Scott Weiland’s charismatic vocals. The layering guitar solo and Robert DeLeo’s bass lines are exceptional, and although Weiland’s vocals seem to be a little bit overshadowed by the band’s loud sound, it’s still a well-crafted song that captures the essence of Stone Temple Pilots’ sound. Still, fans didn’t have a chance to listen to ‘Ride The Cliché’ at any of STP’s live shows.

4. MC5 (1999)

‘MC5′ features a driving, punk-influenced guitar riff and a powerful vocal performance from Scott Weiland. It is also a departure from Stone Temple Pilots’ more mainstream rock sound with a heavier approach. The guitar riff gives the song a raw, edgy feel that sets it apart from their more polished hits and gives Eric Kretz a chance to showcase his drumming skills. Weiland’s vocals are particularly impressive, as he channels the rebellious spirit of the MC5 with a sense of passion. Although ‘MC5’ is a song that you could headbang to during a Stone Temple Pilots concert, it’s another hidden gem that remained outside of their setlist.

3. Hello, It’s Late (2001)

‘Hello, It’s Late’ shows us Stone Temple Pilots can also create emotive and soulful ballads. Featuring a haunting acoustic guitar tone and Scott Weiland’s evocative vocals, the song conveys a sense of loneliness and regret. ‘Hello, It’s Late’ is a haunting ballad that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the pain of lost love, and its emotional impact is undeniable. The band never played this song live on stage, probably because it wouldn’t fit into the rest of the setlist with its sound.

2. A Song For Sleeping (2001)

Another song with an emotional acoustic guitar melody, ‘A Song For Sleeping’ sets a melancholic and introspective tone that is further enhanced by Weiland’s soulful and vulnerable vocals. It’s definitely a song to sing you to sleep as an emotional ballad that sounds like a lullaby to the ears. STP’s ability to create music that is both introspective and impactful is one of the reasons why they remain one of the most beloved rock bands of the 90s and early 2000s. ‘A Song For Sleeping’ was never on their setlist, either, as it would probably be best to save this song for bedtimes.

1. Take A Load Off (2010)

Composed by guitarist Dean DeLeo, ‘Take A Load Off’ is a driving and energetic track featuring a catchy guitar riff and a powerful vocal performance from Scott Weiland. The song marks a return to the band’s heavier rock sound after experimenting with different styles on their previous albums. The catchy guitar riff drives the song forward, while Weiland’s vocals add to the sense of impact. Although ‘Take A Load Off’ is a hard-hitting rock anthem that will appeal to anyone who loves STP’s sound, the band didn’t include the song in their live setlist.