Latest AMI Contest Offers Stone Temple Pilots Purple Prize Bundle

Posted On: 10/30/2019

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PHILADELPHIA -- AMI Entertainment Network has announced a contest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Stone Temple Pilots’ album Purple. The winner will receive a prize bundle that includes a hoodie, a T-shirt, an LP and 7” vinyl recordings, a three-CD version of Purple, a record slipmat and a signed test pressing.

The contest is open now through Nov. 6. Music fans can enter by using the AMI Music app, available on iOS and Android. Contest entry is also available on any participating AMI jukebox.

Stone Temple Pilots (STP for short) is among the best-selling and most popular rock bands of the 1990s, having sold more than 40 million records during its career. The group chalked up 16 Top 10 singles on various Billboard rock charts, and scored a No, 1 album with Purple. Its sound originated as alternative rock and grunge, but evolved over the years. The band’s popularity and exciting live shows built a devoted fan base; its recognized as one of the most influential bands of its era. Notwithstanding poor critical reviews during its height, STP’s music has stood the test of time and earned the band retrospective critical acclaim.

Formed in San Diego between 1985 and 1990, Stone Temple Pilots’ original lineup consisted of lead singer Scott Wieland; guitarist Dean DeLeo; his brother, bassist Robert DeLeo; and drummer Eric Kretz. The band released its first album, Core, in 1990. Powered by the singles “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush” and “Creep,” the album was a major hit, launching STP to stardom. The group toured extensively following the album and became one of the more popular rock acts during that time.

The band released its second album, Purple, in June 1994. It featured the radio-friendly “Interstate Love Song,” “Vasoline” and “Big Empty.” Album sales took off as it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. Purple sold more than three million copies in just four months, making it one of the fastest-selling albums in history. It eventually exceeded six million sales, becoming certified 6x platinum. While the band achieved success with later albums, this era was the height of its career.

STP’s third album, Tiny Music … Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996), saw a major shift in sound for the band. It incorporated glam metal, psychedelic rock and post-punk sounds. With its next album, No. 4 (1998), STP wanted to get back to its earlier alt-rock sound. The hit single “Sour Girl” featured a popular music video starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, which is available in the AMI digital library.

Around the time of its fifth album, Shangri-La Dee Da (2001), internal strife began to take its toll on the band. STP dissolved in 2002 due to tensions between Dean DeLeo and Scott Weiland. After reconciling years later, STP reunited in 2008 and toured for several years before releasing its self-titled sixth album in 2010. Despite the album’s success, conflict continued to plague the group. Scott Weiland was fired from the band in 2013. Chester Bennington took over for a time but left in 2015 to focus on Linkin Park. Weiland died in 2016. After an online audition, STP hired Jeff Gutt as the new lead singer in 2017. The band released its second self-titled album, and seventh overall, in 2018.

“AMI Entertainment is proud to offer this music contest to Stone Temple Pilots fans and music lovers alike,” the company said. Contest entry is free and open to all. Music fans are encouraged to enter the contest using the AMI Music app, or by visiting an AMI jukebox venue.

Established in1909 as an automatic musical instrument manufacturer, AMI has spent more than a century developing hi-tech musical entertainment solutions for the bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.