Dean DeLeo Reveals Why You Need To Be ‘Good Dude’ To Be In Stone Temple Pilots


Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo said it was required that their new singer be a ‘good dude’ in a new Daily Tribune interview.

“The guy’s through and through a great singer, and he’s a good dude, which was definitely one of the boxes that had to be checked off,” guitarist Dean DeLeo says. “When we started getting shoulder to shoulder and started writing with him and preparing for a new record, he didn’t have the gig at the time but it was very evident he had a very good sensibility of what the song needed and what the song wanted, and that’s what really, really interested us.

Jeff Gutt said, “I’ve waited long enough. I felt like if anyone was ready for this moment, and this particular spot it was me, because I have all those tools in my tool kits, so to speak. All I had to do was get in there and really go for it.

“That’s basically what I did, and here I am now. I’ve had a lot of failures, but it’s OK ’cause it’s all working out now. It’s a dream come true.”

Stone Temple Pilots are currently on the Revolution 3 tour with Bush and The Cult.

  • makingconnections

    O.K., what’s Dean DeLeo actually trying to say; he had to be a “good dude” to sing with us? How do you check off the “good dude” box?

    • Olga Stewart

      I have no idea.

      But obviously Jeff got the check mark for that particular box.

      I think solving the Rubik’s cube might be easier than trying to figure this out.

      • makingconnections

        Haha! It reminds me of saying to a child..”I’ll take you to the Mall, if you’re a good boy.” It suggests compliance and obedience to me.

        • Olga Stewart

          Forget the mall.

          Just give me a book to read and I will be happy. :).

          • makingconnections

            Good choice…actually I think going to the mall for young people has sort of gone by the by….I could be wrong.

  • I like being a ‘bad dude.”

    • makingconnections

      Sometimes that’s best.

  • Drabo

    It’s B.S. …This Whole Damn (Lead Singer Contest Thing) was A WEAK AZZ INSIDE JOB …PERIOD! Drabo. B-{

  • Cunt Fuckula

    Wasn’t Deano DeLeo just outed a few weeks back for beating up his wife? Such a good dude!