Dean DeLeo is most known for his work with rock band Stone Temple Pilots, but his musical contributions extend even further. DeLeo joined Matt Pinfield to discuss his other endeavors for this episode of New & Approved.
DeLeo recently began a new project called Trip The Witch, a collaboration with fellow guitarist Tom Bukovac. DeLeo tells Matt how he met Bukovac and when the creative idea was born. They recently released their self-titled debut album where DeLeo got to work with one of his musical heroes, Yes’s Jon Anderson. DeLeo was raised on Yes along with progressive rock in general.
Matt and Dean’s friendship dates many years back so the two have some fascinating stories that they dive into. One of these tales involves a creepy situation around who they believe to be the ghost of T. Rex’s Marc Bolan. DeLeo also uncovers some of his favorite guitarists and the ones that inspired his own style. He gives credit to Jimmy Page, Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, and Glen Campbell and tells some stories about meeting a few of them.
You can purchase or stream Trip The Witch’s new self-title album on any streaming or purchasing platform!
Watch the full interview with Matt Pinfield and Dean DeLeo here: