December 10, 2015 Vince Valholla

How Scott Weiland, MTV and the Stone Temple Pilots helped expand my musical taste

When I was young, I watched a lot of MTV. If you’ve ever watched Bevis & Butthead, you’d remember that they would play music videos in between scenes. They mostly played Grunge Rock, Pop Rock, a little hip hop and a lot of pop. During one of the episodes, “Plush” from Stone Temple Pilots was featured and it was around that time that I started to expand my musical taste.

Little did I know, if it wasn’t for MTV, I would have probably missed out on hearing some of my favorite Rock or alternative songs from my childhood. Nirvana, Metallica and so many more bands helped me appreciate a genre (or genres) that I’m so glad that I was introduced to. The first time I even heard about Journey was from Bevis & Butthead (I’m an unapologetic Journey fan now). So, Thank you MTV, RIP to Scott Weiland and I’m thankful that I was introduced to Stone Temple Pilots and so many other bands and artists.

Oh, Here’s the Bevis & Butthead episode that I’ve seen 100 times

This Metallica song and video is CRAZY

Did MTV help expand your musical taste? Let me know on Twitter @VinceValholla.


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Vince Valholla

Vince Valholla is Chairman/Chief Executive of Valholla Entertainment, Inc. All opinions are his own. Valholla is a full-service Music Label & Management Company based in Miami, FL. Named Record Label of the Year in 2017 by Miami New Times. One of Valholla's notable releases is the 2015 release of Kirby Maurier's "Doing The Most" was one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region. Every full-length release from Valholla since 2015 has charted on iTunes.