Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo was asked by Variety on "what are the emotions listening to these songs after doing them with Scott and Chester, who are both now gone," to which he replied:
"It's pretty much every emotion. It's sadness, it's anger, it's intense, it's joy, it's love.
"It's every emotion that the guy who had such a huge flow and such success with this band, and is not here to tell you about it.
"I hate it. I can't stand it, man.
"It's like, 'Really man? You had to take it there?' And that's what’s tragic about the situation right now because, everything else about it is really, really beautiful.
"But, heck man. If there's one thing I could have changed back in the day, it would have been to just ask for Scott to have somewhat of a full heart and a peaceful mind.
"Scott was an extraordinary human being. Anything that guy did, he excelled at. And I know there was a lot of noise in that guy's head, man.
"And when he found things that would take down that noise and squelch that fuzz, that's where he found his peace.
"And sadly, it killed him."