Filter front-man Richard Patrick had some interesting thoughts on the situation with Stone Temple Pilots and their former lead singer Scott Weiland. He also addressed the idea of touring with his former band, Nine Inch Nails.
When Filter and Stone Temple Pilots were on hiatus in the 2000s, Patrick joined the DeLeo brothers from Stone Temple Pilots in a supergroup called Army of Anyone. Now, Stone Temple Pilots are touring and recording with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. When asked about the Stone Temple Pilots situation Patrick said:
"I think it's tragic. The reality is this, Scott's sick. He needs help...Coming from my experience you need to hit a bottom and if he doesn't feel the bottom, he's never going to understand what's happening and I think that, hopefully, this is a wake up call for him."
He also shared a story about seeing a Stone Temple Pilots concert when Weiland was late. Patrick empathized with the other members of Stone Temple Pilots and recognized the stress that they go through when dealing with Weiland. He also had no idea with the band using the name, "More power to Robert and Dean for trying to continue with their musical legacy..they love making music and being in a band."
Prior to forming Filter, Richard Patrick played in Nine Inch Nails. He appears on the band's debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, and toured with Trent Reznor and company from 1989 to 1993.
With a new Filter album and a Nine Inch Nails album on the way, Patrick discussed the idea of touring with Nine Inch Nails. Patrick says, "I would do that in a minute."
Patrick and Reznor remain friends. He also shared stories from his days with Nine Inch Nails including tossing beers at Reznor while on stage and the infamous Dance Party USA video.