Late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland joined Deftones on their album White Pony to contribute vocals to the song “Rx Queen” according to Chino Moreno in a new WMMR interview.
“It was one of those things that really wasn’t announced,” says Moreno. “The way it happened was pretty organic toward the end of the record making process. I met up with him at a studio in Burbank and I was playing him some of the rough music and he pulled out a microphone and started doing his Scott Weiland scatting stuff over it. Then he start of kind of harmonizing with me on the chorus, with this lower register melody.”
“I was like, ‘Wow, that sounds pretty cool,’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, you can re-sing it if you want,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, whatever.’ But then we mixed the record, I thought that that sounded kind of good on there. It was what it was. It was pretty neat. I don’t know, but you can totally hear his timbre and the way that he sings and it’s totally him. So it was kind of cool the way that it happened and it wasn’t anything that we promoted, but it’s a little Easter egg in a way.”
Loudwire transcribed Moreno’s comments. Scott Weiland’s final performance with Stone Temple Pilots was with Deftones at the Aftershock Festival on September 23, 2012 in Sacramento, CA. Weiland didn’t just work with Deftones in the studio, as he also did production work with Limp Bizkit on Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, even co-writing and singing on the song “Hold On” with Fred Durst.