Rock duo MGT pays tribute to Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots with an emotionally raw cover of the classic deep cut "Atlanta" off their new album Gemini Nyte - WATCH
Rock duo MGT pays tribute to a fallen hero, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, with an emotionally raw cover of the band’s classic deep-cut “Atlanta,” found on their newly released album, Gemini Nyte. Today, the band has partnered with NewNoiseMagazine.com to premiere a video for the touching homage. Watch it below.
"As an avid fan of Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots I was deeply moved by his passing. Mark and I were busy recording the Gemini Nyte album at the time and I reached out to him to record some acoustic guitars for "Atlanta", as I was toying with releasing a stripped version of the song as an Ashton Nyte solo single / tribute at the time. Mark kindly obliged and then kept adding bits and pieces to the musical arrangement and it organically evolved into a "Gemini Nyte" track. Once I had laid down the vocals I knew it had to be our album closer. It is not necessarily the best known STP track but has been my favourite song of Scott's since the moment I first heard it. We shot a very impromptu video of Mark and I recording the song in the studio, in the hope that it captures the intimacy of the performance and the love we both have for this beautiful song and our respect for the body of work Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots have given us. Rest In Peace Scott." - Ashton Nyte
MGT is touring behind their recently released sophomore album, Gemini Nyte, which is available now from Cleopatra Records. The record features 13 songs written and recorded by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) and a guest appearance by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) with additional remixes by Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (THE CURE).
The band’s touring lineup features Thwaite and Nyte along with bassist Rich Vernon (The Mission UK) and the newly enlisted drummer Jared Shavelson (BoySetsFire). Catch them on the road now with labelmate Jyrki 69.
Purchase/Stream Gemini Nyte:
Amazon - http://amzn.to/2Ca1FyJ
Apple Music - https://apple.co/2CBaEoe
BandCamp - http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K
Google Play - http://bit.ly/2CCL0iJ
Spotify - http://spoti.fi/2EU0LY1
MGT Tour Dates (w/Jyrki 69):
Mar 15 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar 16 - Boise, ID - Grainey’s Basement
Mar 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe's
Mar 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
Mar 21 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
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