Stone Temple Pilots reunite for Ohio festival


The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium.

Other acts confirmed for the AEG Live-steered event, which is expanding this year to two days, include Kid Rock, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Papa Roach, Seether, Flyleaf, Shinedown, Serj Tankian, the reunited Filter, Killswitch Engage and Finger Eleven.

The bill will be rounded out by Alter Bridge, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Default, 10 Years, Bobaflex, Red, Airbourne and Black Tide.

Rock on the Range will be Stone Temple Pilots' first show in more than seven years. Frontman Scott Weiland recently entered rehab but is expected to be ready to return to the road in time for Rock on the Range. Other STP shows have yet to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 23. VIP packages are available that include hotel, merchandise and other perks.

Jonathan Cohen is senior editor at Billboard. (NY)