Scott Weiland and Christmas music are probably not things that most
people associate together in their minds. But the Stone Temple Pilots
frontman - whose album of Christmas classics Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
hit shelves earlier this week - says he's always loved holiday
standards. "I've been listening to these songs my entire life," he tells
Rolling Stone. "It was a great honor to do this album."
The album features standards like "White Christmas," "Silent Night"
and "I'll Be Home For Christmas." Many of the songs were cut with a
large orchestra. (You can hear a stream of "Winter Wonderland" below.)
Weiland's vocal style varies wildly between tracks. "I've never recorded
something commercially before where I'm crooning," he says. "But if you
listen to my solo albums it shows that there is such a major difference
in the music that influences me and the way that I use my voice. I look
at my voice as an instrument. My two favorite singers, John Lennon and
David Bowie, had very