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Even the hardest rock can be destroyed by the sea waves, which hour by hour, day by day and year by year, hit the stones with infinite patience, turning it from stones to sand. A life lesson for all of us.
Stone Temple Pilots, often abbreviated to STP, is an American rock band from San Diego, CA that consists of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). Core, certified 8× platinum by the RIAA, drove the band to popularity. STP went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling nearly 40 million records worldwide including 17.5 million units in the United States, before their dissolution in 2003. The band’s early hard rock, grunge-reminiscent style of music found them immediate success in 1992 with the release of their debut album Core. Further releases from the band have shown a variety of influences, and as such the band is considered to transcend the genre barrier. After Weiland’s five-year stint as the frontman of Velvet Revolver and the DeLeo brothers’ involvement with the Army of Anyone project, Stone Temple Pilots reunited in April 2008 with a successful 71-date tour and the band’s eponymous sixth studio album was released on May 25, 2010. STP’s sound is considered a blending of modern alternative rock and hard rock of the 1970s, creating a form of arena rock. While Core and Purple resembled a strong grunge-inspired sound, later albums would include elements of psychedelic rock, glam rock, and bossa nova. Dean DeLeo’s trademark guitar sound is considered to be “crunchy” and especially distorted. Video Rating: 4 / 5
Queens of the Stone Age is an American hard rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1997. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has included founding member Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar), with its current line-up including longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, backing vocals) and Joey Castillo (drums, percussion), alongside Michael Shuman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar). Formed after the demise of Homme’s previous band, Kyuss,Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons and steady contributor Mark Lanegan, both of whom have contributed influences from genres such as blues and grunge. “Go with the Flow” is a song by Queens of the Stone Age from the album Songs for the Deaf, released as a single in 2003. At the 46th Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance. The music video for the song was filmed in England by Shynola. At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, it won Best Special Effects and was nominated for Best Art Direction. The video—rendered in black, white, and red—features the band performing at the back of a pickup truck driving through a desert highway. The video also shows sexual themes such as a metaphor of two cars colliding with each other; symbolizing intercourse and an image of a trident …