Stone Temple Pilots frontman Jeff Gutt has confirmed to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon that the band has completed work on a new album. The disc is expected to arrive in 2020 and will be Gutt's second with STP after joining the band two years ago. His recording debut with the group was on its self-titled seventh LP, which arrived in March 2018.
Although Gutt had previously hinted that the new disc would be an acoustic record, he clarified to Rock Talk that there were “no rules on it having to be acoustic or anything, (but) it has a vibe to it, and it's beautiful. It's all new songs.” He added that the new effort was “definitely different . . . It's a very beautiful record.”
The band will wait to release the new disc until after it reissues its 1994 second album Purple in September, in commemoration of the album’s 25th anniversary.
STP apparently intended to record only a few new songs, but Gutt explained, “It turned into a full record, 'cause we had so much creativity happening at the time. So we just made a whole record.”
STP and Rival Sons will co-headline a North American tour this fall. The 12-city trek will kick off in Baltimore on September 13th, wrapping up in the band's former hometown of San Diego on October 9th.