Hallelujah

New Release: Stone Temple Pilots- Meadow

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I’m going to cut right to the chase. Stone Temple Pilots are back with a new singer. I’ve been a very skeptical fan about them continuing on so soon. So needless to say any expectations I have for this are extremely low. That being said, STP made their live debut last night with their new singer Jeff Gutt. You might know his name from when he fronted the band Dry Cell in the early 2000’s. They had a song “Body Crumbles” on the Queen Of The Damned soundtrack. Jeff was also a contestant on The X Factor and finished second on the season he was on. Now, STP are going to be releasing a new album in 2018 but, they just released their first new song with Jeff called “Meadow.” While he’s not Scott Weiland by a long shot (no one can replace him though), this isn’t as bad as you think it is. At least it’s not Chester Bennington. Take a listen for yourself and make your own opinion. Personally, because my expectations are so low, there is a chance this could work but, you never know.

 

Stone Temple Pilots- Meadow:

 

STP with Jeff Gutt (at the Troubadour)- Down:


STP with Jeff Gutt (at the Troubadour)- Coma/Piece Of Pie:

 

Jeff’s previous work:

Dry Cell:

 

Jeff on The X Factor:

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen):

 

 

 

 

Cover Comparison: Jon Bon Jovi vs Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)- Hallelujah

I’ve been wanting to do this cover comparison for a while now. Anyone that knows me very well, knows that I’m a huge Bon Jovi fan. I’ve seen them perform this version a few times and it is amazing. Jeff Buckley did a great job with it too. I’m going to have to go with Jon’s version though. There is just something so amazing about it. Leonard Cohen even thought it was that good too that he even said that it’s Jon’s song now. What one do you think is best?

Bon Jovi:

Jeff Buckley:

Leonard Cohen: