STP stands thier ground against their Record Company Atlantic, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

“The band’s choice to self-produce the album, when they could have had any producer they wanted, is a good indication they are serious about this policy. “Our label [Atlantic Records] refused to let us produce it,” De Leo says, adding Atlantic told STP, “‘We want a big-name producer.’ You know what we told them? Fuck off.” DeLeo stands by the band’s choice, calling the self-titled album STP’s “finest-sounding record.” And once the band played the new album for Atlantic, he says, the label caved in on its demands.”

“STP has had a rocky relationship with Atlantic in the past; the label sued the band in 2008 for attempting to escape their contract prematurely. DeLeo speaks candidly of this relationship. “It just seemed funny that every label but our own contacted us to write songs for other artists,” he says. “Our own fucking label didn’t even know what they had in their back pocket for the last decade.” Furthermore, according to DeLeo, the band won’t be working with Atlantic much longer. “Their loss. They have us for one more record,” he says. “I think it’s only because we managed to sell a lot of records that we’ve had a pretty good relationship with them.”

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