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Grunge-rock stalwarts Stone Temple Pilots will be making a special appearance in Buffalo with a show at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Debuting in 1992, the Los Angeles-bred hard-rock act would grow to be one biggest of the decade. After lead singer Scott Weiland died in 2015 from an accidental drug overdose, the surviving members welcomed Dry Cell fr…

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Dear Scott: So this is where it ends. In a rented tour bus, parked outside of a Country Inn & Suites Hotel in Bloomington, Minn., early in the evening on a chilly Thursday in December. You’re in your bus because the show you were scheduled to perform at the Medina Entertainment Center, a few hundred seat ballroom given to presenting oldies rock acts and tribute band…

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Scott Weiland should be fronting Stone Temple Pilots, the group he helped make into one of the finest and most commercially successful of the post-Nirvana ’90s. Instead, he’s playing casinos. And on Friday, he played to a crowd of a few hundred at the Bear’s Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. That in itself wouldn’t necessarily be a negative. Plenty of ma…

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Scott Weiland has a complicated relationship with Western New York audiences. While he’s presided over some incredible shows with Stone Temple Pilots – recall that double bill with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Darien Lake more than a decade back? – Weiland also has arrived on stage late and in rough shape, as he did when a briefly reformed STP played the Rapids Theatre a f…