"Plush" is a song by the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is one of the band's biggest hits, and was composed and written by singer Scott Weiland, drummer Eric Kretz and bassist Robert DeLeo for STP's debut album, Core.
According to the Plush Songfacts, the lyrics were inspired, in part, by an unfortunate news story in Stone Temple Pilots' hometown of San Diego, California about a missing young woman who was later discovered dead by local law enforcement ("And I feel, when the dogs begin to smell her…"). At a concert in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 2008, lead singer Scott Weiland said that he and STP drummer Eric Kretz wrote the lyrics in a hot tub after hearing the news story.
The song was released in 1993 as Core's second single and became a major rock radio hit in the U.S. "Plush" won in the category of "Best Hard Rock Performance" at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
Weiland and STP guitarist Dean DeLeo performed an acoustic version of "Plush" on the MTV show Headbanger's Ball that was also very popular. It was originally only available on a CD single from England for their single, "Creep", but is now featured on the band's "greatest hits" compilation, Thank You, along with the original electric version.
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