Video Premiere: MGT – “Atlanta” (Stone Temple Pilots Cover)

New Noise Magazine is pleased to continue the honoring of Scott Weiland’s legacy with this exclusive video premiere of “Atlanta” by MGT. The song is a cover of Stone Temple Pilots’ original song, capturing the song with a dark atmosphere. Plenty of ambiance comes through within MGT’s cover, which can be viewed and heard 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 of MGT

Photo from left to right: Jared Shavelson (BoySetsFire), Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission UK), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening) , Rich Vernon (The Mission UK))

The band has added a new drummer to the touring lineup, Jared Shavelson (BoySetsFire).

Tour Dates:
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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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. Reminds me of Type O….only prettier. wow. What a killer song. Scott was such an amazing talent. And these guys did this for ALL the RIGHT REASONs. Much respect and love!!! Scott was an old friend of mine, and I saw STP do this last week. It’s BETTER than when Jeff sang it. He did really really well…but…it just…its one of those that pretty much requires Scott for an STP version. There are some–this and Still Remains come to mind–that Jeff should just NOT be touching. I love this. I’m on my 5th listen already.

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