Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-4-08

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Stone Temple Pilots and Hot Boys Both Have Reunion Shows Set

Stone Temple Pilots and Hot Boys Reunions

Two music groups from two different genres but both gaining success in the 1990′s will be joining New Kids On the Block on the list of band reunion shows set to take stage this year.

Stone Temple Pilots have confirmed that they will re-join lead singer Scott Weiland, currently in rehab again and also of the super-group Velvet Revolver, for a show May 17th in Columbus, Ohio.  The show will be played at the Columbus Crew Stadium as part of the Rock On the Range festival that also includes Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Papa Roach, Disturbed, Staind, Seether, and others.  This will be their first show together in 6 years.  No further shows have been announced yet, but awhile back Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash went on record as saying that Weiland was planning a handful of summer reunion shows for STP.

The Hot Boys have spurred solo careers for all of their members.  Back in the 90′s in New Orleans Cash Money Records was getting going as one of the hottest rap labels.  The Hot Boys were the act signed and included Juvenile, Lil’ Wayne, B.G., and the currently incarcerated Turk.  This weekend the Hot Boys (minus Turk obviously) will be joined by DJ Mannie Fresh and Bun B of UGK in one of his first major appearances since losing partner Pimp C not too long ago.  This show will be part of the NBA All Star Weekend at a weekend-long party thrown by NBA stars Baron Davis and Chris Paul.  The Hot Boys have also stated a new album is in the works for this year.  No further dates have been announced and the involvement of producer Birdman has not been clearly stated.