Stone Temple Pilots Announce Search For New Singer

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Stone Temple Pilots just put an ‘under contruction’ message on their website, and with some sleuthing, Alternative Nation has found the sections on the band’s new website, and it includes the announcement of the search for a new singer:

“2016 marks a new year for Stone Temple Pilots…

A year of hope, optimism, and most importantly, new music! We are immensely proud of all that we have been able to share with you over the years. Music, music, music. We very much want to continue doing that, but that’s going to take a little help from all of you.

As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott, we had been working with the incomparable Chester Bennington. What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…

We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that.

If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you. No one will ever “replace” Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music! We look forward to seeing you.

Love,

Robert, Eric, Dean”

The band will be taking online submissions, below is the beta version that is in the works, screenshotted by Alternative Nation.

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  • Bilbo

    I hope they know what they’re putting themselves into. I mean, didn’t Velvet Revolver go through this process for almost a year and then settled on… Yes, Scott Weiland!

  • Nikki

    I think they need to do make a greater effort to honor Scott’s memory, so it doesn’t just seem like a cash grab, or that they’re not as affected by his passing as fans have been, if that makes sense. Anyone know if anything’s planned for the Grammys?

    • Nikki

      Also, I still kinda wish they’d change their name.

    • Emma Bauer

      They already moved on prior to Scott’s death and it is a band and Robert DeLeo has always been a major songwriter for them. Again, AC/DC continued and every band has many members and they choose their own way. You like it or you don’t, but I suspect there are many hypocrites who are fans of AC/DC in their puritism.

      • Nikki

        Just because it worked for one band 30 years ago doesn’t mean it will work for a different band today. ACDC were a much younger band at the time, this made a difference. People understood they still had lengthy careers in front of them. Do you honestly think STP with a new singer has a chance in hell of coming back with a success like Back in Black? The comparison just doesn’t measure up.

        The ill will between Scott and STP prior to his death also hasn’t helped the perception that the rest of STP are largely unaffected. This is quite possibly untrue, but they need to do a better job of managing the fans’ perception, as that’s certainly how it seems. It needs to be addressed, and as nice as their Atlanta tribute was, a one-off seven minute video just doesn’t cut it. I sincerely hope they have more planned. The sheer number of fans saying they should change their name speaks volumes.

        • Jeff Hinkle

          I’ve never given a shit about that, from Alice in Chains, to Live, to Accept, to Foreigner! and Journey too. I’m a fan of all of these bands on some level and as long as they find someone who can do justice to the songs of his predecessor, and I think they did admirably in all these cases, I don’t care. Even Soundgarden, my all-time favorites: If Chris either died or hit some impassable disagreement with the rest of the band, and they continued as Soundgarden after finding someone with comparable stamina, tone, and range, and who could maybe even contribute new songs (that would just be a bonus) I would have no problem with that.

          • Emma Bauer

            People don’t have to like it, but the abuse thrown their way continuing on is bs. Especially when there are major songwriting forces in the band other than the puritanicals care to acknowledge.

          • Nikki

            Puritanicals lol. Wrong word.

          • Emma Bauer

            Right word as you think a band should have strict rules.

          • Nikki

            About religion?

          • Emma Bauer

            All that you find holy in your rules for rock n’ roll lol. Sounds like some want to stone them to death(that phrase works perfectly here).

          • Nikki

            Yeah okay. I’m talking about properly commemorating their dead founding member. I think that’s called decency and respect, not ‘rules’.

          • Nikki

            I think part of the problem is that people already feel burned by the Chester debacle, and have no faith in them finding any kind of worthy replacement. Key words in your comment are ‘comparable stamina, tone and range’. Not likely.

            IMO STP should have changed their name and worked more on new material before going out with Chester. I think people would be much more accepting of a new lead singer under the current circumstances, had they done that.

          • JoelS

            I was fine with Chester, but it’s kind of a one shot deal. After that it’s time for a name change.

        • Emma Bauer

          Here we go with the hypocrisy. AC/DC was formed in 1973 and Bon died in 1980. Bon was lyricist and Angus, Malcolm wrote the music for the most part. Bon Scott was major. He is still regarded as one of the best rock singers. Yet the band (not solo acts) chose to continue on their legacy with Brian actually singing Bon songs not even 2 years after his death. Make all the excuses you want, but they have a right.

          • Nikki

            FFS all I’m saying is they should change the name and make more effort to honour Scott’s memory. No hypocrisy whatsoever. I think you’re confused about the meaning of the word. No excuses either, I don’t know what point you’re trying to make there. There’s a major difference between excuses and valid reasons.

            Regardless of when ACDC formed, it was still EARLY IN THEIR CAREERS. STP has been around for 25 years at this point.

            As Jimmy Intense suggested above, form a new band, keep making music, and sing some STP on tour.

          • Emma Bauer

            Bon Scott has not been honored according to you.

          • Nikki

            That is…not what I’m saying at all? I’m taking about Scott Weiland, not Bon Scott. You need to re-read my comment.

          • Emma Bauer

            And I’m pointing out that you are hypocritical when dealing with the death of a lead singer, contributing songwriter, founding member of a band when you insist STP has no right to continue and needs to change their name and how they dishonor Scott and can’t really explain how it’s any different than AC/DC who continued on other than years together. Brian has always sung those Bon songs as well. You don’t like it, but life goes on and that’s how it is.

          • Nikki

            Ugh I’ve already explained the difference. Clearly. You seem to be having some comprehension issues. I’m talking about honoring Scott Weiland, not Bon Scott?!?!

            This is about STP. No-one is here to discuss ACDC.

          • Emma Bauer

            You don’t have an answer for demanding STP needs to change their name and never perform their music again. Of course you don’t want to answer for the hypocrisy in comparing death of major front men and continuing on.

          • Nikki

            I have already said above that IMO it’s fine that they continue to perform STP songs, just make more of an effort to honour Scott, and yes, it’s in their best interests to change their name. You’re really struggling with the comprehension tonight or you’re just not fully reading posts. I’ve explained it very clearly. I don’t know why you find this so difficult to understand.

          • Jeff Hinkle

            Why is it in their own best interest? That sounds vaguely threatening haha

          • Nikki

            To…curry good will with existing and potential future fans?? Obvious, no?

          • Jeff Hinkle

            Oh, ok. Well that probably does go without saying, but as I am already a fan that’s not really my concern. I don’t care what other fans do or think. The band can do whatever they want taking into account their fanbase, obviously.

          • Jeff Hinkle

            To be clear, I understand that, but that’s STP’s concern. I’ll just be waiting to see what new music they put out, since I have no control over what the band does. The only thing is, I don’t care if they form a new band or stay as STP. Others can care for me.

          • Jeff Hinkle

            I’m just saying I’m not tied to the band’s name, any band. And I don’t know what it would mean, concretely, for the members to “honor Scott’s memory”; a moment of silence before a concert? every concert? I mean I really don’t know. If someone’s dead, not to be cold, they don’t need anything from us anymore. I loved Scott, but what’s that got to do with what the band does now?

          • Nikki

            You don’t see how it’s a major obstacle to them moving forward as is? Just read the comments from fans all over the Internet. And no, I’m not talking about a minute’s silence before each and every concert. What they decide to do is up to them and their PR team. But for their own sakes, they need to do something. And no if someone’s dead, they don’t need anything from us. The honouring part is for those left behind, not the deceased.

          • Anonymous501

            They tried that twice. Talk Show and Army of Anyone. The name Stone Temple Pilots draws more concert goers. I would say it’s a tough position to be in. Big bands have three to five people that make up the band. You can lose any of ’em except the singer and they’ll carry on. Lose the singer and the rest of the band loses it’s best possible gig.

            I think they should retire the STP name, but I also believe the other 3 guys put blood sweat and tears into making STP what it was. It’s hard enough to make it the the music industry, let alone have the lightning strike twice. The other 3 guys did contribute, they have a right to maybe play theatre sized venues/festivals instead of small bars right?

          • Nikki

            I don’t know that they have a ‘right’ as such to play theatre venues. I think that lies with the fans who will decide whether or not they’ll support them. I really think they’re deluding themselves about how popular and relevant they’ll be. But anyway, it seems they’ve decided that money is more important than dignity, artistic integrity and preserving their legacy, so who cares what the fans think.

    • JoelS

      I’m all for them making new music and playing STP songs at shows, but pulling a Van Halen III isn’t the way to do it.

  • Corndog

    Stone Temple Pilots are done. By all means keep making music, but change the name. Move on.

    • — J —

      Why? If all their live shows are just going to be 100% Stone Temple Pilot material, why call themselves anything else? They aren’t a cover band. These are the actual dudes from the actual band.

      Should Pearl Jam have changed their name when they lost their first drummer? Should Soundgarden have changed their name when they lost their founding bass player?

      A band is more than just the singer.

      • Corndog

        Totally get your point, but i think that a frontman is a little harder to replace than a drummer. They are the focal point of any band, the story teller, the thing that most of your attention goes on whether it be watching them live or listening for meaning in lyrics through headphones at home.

        I think that a band can take a hit on a drummer, perhaps even a bassist (unless he is a massive part of the bands sound, such as Flea in RHCP) and continue on as the same unit. Change the singer though and you have changed a fundamental ingredient of the recipe, and the meal just wont taste the same after that. Now, you’re eating something completely different.

        Just my opinion of course.

        • — J —

          I think replacing one person is fine, as long as their replacement can get the job done.

          Replacing 2 of a 5 person band is also OK, provided the new guys bring the same spirit.

          Once you start getting to 2/4, you’re getting iffy. They could do a whole new thing, or continue the old thing, again totally depending on whether the 2 new guys bring the spirit of the old band. It shouldn’t just be a hired gun situation, they should be contributing members.

          When you start getting into one original member it’s kind of lame. Especially when it’s just the singer trotting out the back catalog with hired guns. That can be kind of sad unless the lead singer got respectable musicians and the old band just simply didn’t want to do it anymore, or died, and didn’t just leave acrimoniously.

          I won’t see Billy Corgan’s pumpkins if it’s just him. Him and Jimmy is even iffy. I’d prefer 3 of the 4. Even Melissa Auf Der Maur is respectable. But when he was just doing his hired gun thing, I’m not paying 60 bucks a ticket for that. That’s just a solo show and he’s too afraid to let his name stand on it’s own.

          But lots of bands end up with 2 original members and not much changes. Most bands lose at least one person at some point.

          It’s ok to be ok with that.

          • Alternative Nation

            Billy and Jimmy are The Smashing Pumpkins to me. Jeff Shroeder is also a much better guitarist than James Iha, and none of D’arcy’s replacements have been inferior to her.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Billy formed the band with James and James had more writing credits aside from Billy before their initial breakup so that’s not exactly a fair statement although it’s your opinion.. Agree about D’Arcy though.

          • Corndog

            I’m ok that you’re ok with that, ok?

      • BOB

        It’s funny you mention Peal Jam because they did change their name from “mother love bone” after the singer died…

        • Felonious Punk

          Imagine that: you have this retarded-ass band name, your singer croaks, and then you come up with an even MORE retarded band name.

          Good job, PJ

          • Corndog

            Yeah. They should probably have just called themselves after WW2 UFO sightings instead because that would have been much better…..

            Personally I like the name Pearl Jam. It’s distinctive, memorable.

          • Felonious Punk

            Oh yea? AT LEAST FOO FIGHTERS MAKE SENSE

          • Corndog

            The Foo Fighters don’t make sense on this or any other planet man:)

          • Felonious Punk

            And yet, they can sell out Wembley six night in a row. Go figure..

          • Corndog

            I know right?? It’s fecking baffling fella.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Pearl Jam makes complete sense. Jizz…

          • Felonious Punk

            Blegh..

          • Corndog

            Aye, that thought has occurred.

        • — J —

          Yes. Mother Love Bone just simply changed their name to Pearl Jam. 2 of the dudes didn’t just go form a band with 3 totally different guys.

          And those two dudes were also in Green River, with two dudes from Mudhoney.

          So Mudhoney and Pearl Jam are both just Green River.

          The same exact way that Smashing Pumpkins just changed their name to Zwan in 2001.

          And the same exact way that Red Hot Chili Peppers changed their name to Jane’s Addiction in 1997.

          Because if only 50% or less members of a band make music together, it’s the same band and couldn’t possibly be called anything else.

          You seem like you’re probably one of those purists who only listens to Guns n Roses material from when Tracy Guns was still in the band.

          • Shane99

            Tracii Guns IS Guns N Roses!

        • Corndog

          Two members of MLB started a new band with three new guys. It’s hardly the same thing at all.

      • Felonious Punk

        Well shit man, here’s your big chance then. Go audition to be the new singer of STP!

    • Felonious Punk

      Agree completely. Without Scott, it isn’t STP as the world knows it. It’s like the three remaining members of the Doors trying to soldier on without Morrison. Nobody took them seriously. Nobody will take the Deleos and Kretz seriously either. Extremely hard — if not altogether impossible — to continue on when your original singer was someone of Scott’s stature.

      It’s their band and they can obviously do whatever they want, but yea: STP as a serious entity is officially over.

      • dakotablue

        Totally agree. Maybe you can replace most lead singers/frontmen in most bands with somebody almost as good and everyone’s happy, but iconic singers like Scott and Jim Morrison are essential to the group. (Scott did a KILLER version of “Break on Through” with the remaining Doors, btw–check it out)
        Same with Layne–AIC faced a storm of criticism from fans when they decided to come back with Duvall. It’s their right, their band too and all that stuff, but a huge number of fans got behind the “no Layne, no Chains” movement, and I think it may be the same here–they are not going to accept STP without Weiland. That’s just how it is.

        • Felonious Punk

          I don’t know if William was specifically brought in to “replace Layne’s spot” though, was he? I’ve always been a firm believer that Jerry was *always* the leader of the group. He came up with the songs, he wrote most of the songs, he kept the band together when Layne and the others were spiraling into despair. I don’t believe the intent was *ever* to bring William in for the purpose of filling Layne’s shoes. I think that was what a lot of fans thought was happening and overreacted.

          But who cares. William is awesome and sounds amazing both on record and live.

          • Chris

            “I don’t know if William was specifically brought in to “replace Layne’s spot” though, was he?”

            —Well….William WAS the guy who sang Layne’s parts at Jerry’s solo shows circa 2001-2002, so yeah, once Jerry got the legal clearance to start calling his solo band “Alice in Chains” again—and brought Mike and Sean back into the fold–of course William was drafted to “replace Layne’s spot.”

          • Felonious Punk

            Jerry, to my knowledge, NEVER tried to call his solo band Alice In Chains. That happened after Mike and Sean returned and they agreed AIC was an entity with more life left in them. If anything, William was a good fit to their chemistry, having known the band members for years and working with Jerry in the past, and was introduced as a way to honor Layne’s spot in the band, but to a much less prominent degree.

            Listen to William’s songs on the last AIC album for proof the guy can hang with the AIC legacy. His songs are some of the best on there.

          • Jesusswept

            Jerry has told this same story of the band reformation in an interview.

          • Pink Taco

            Wasn’t that because William’s band (Comes with the Fall?) was Jerry’s band on the tour?

          • dakotablue

            I saw AIC with Duvall and yeah, they were pretty great.
            Never said he was brought in to fill Layne’s shoes, but Will is singing all of Layne’s harmonies in concert, so if the shoe fits…
            I have fought the Jerry’s-the-leader battle before and don’t want to lay it all out again, as far as what Layne brought to the table not only with singing and harmonies but lyrics, visual presentation and more. Jer’s definitely the steady motor behind AIC but in the early days it was more a partnership, I think.

          • Felonious Punk

            Fair enough

          • Pink Taco

            My question is why couldn’t have William be brought in >to replace< Layne? Yes Layne, iconic. However, Layne couldn't tour in 94, and there was no tour in 95 and only a handful of shows in 96 – no tour in 97,98,99,00,01,02. Layne didn't want to be in the spotlight and he did not want to tour anymore because it interfered with him going in the bathroom and shooting up, he decided doing heroin was more valuable than music. So with that said, since he didn't want the job – why couldn't they replace him after he died. "We would like you to replace Layne as lead singer, you know since he was a non-functional junkie for 8 years and is currently worm food"

        • — J —

          William Duval is awesome and I am so glad AIC is continuing with him as the singer.

        • Anonymous501

          I think AIC with Duvall had better results than STP with bennington. STP (much like weiland) seemed to be regulated to fairly small venues with less than stellar crowds.

          I can see why a bank wants to use the name. It’s hard to make it in the music business. It’s hard to get noticed even once and built a career out if it. It’s exponentially harder to do it twice. When a leader singler dies or loses it, the rest of the band ends up suffering from it. I think it’s worth try.

          I don’t think AIC with duvall is a complete fail. They still rock festivals, put out decent music, and and fill moderate size venues (maybe not arenas, but smaller areas, theatres etc..). I think they managed to carve something out for the themselves that fake stp couldn’t.

          I guess everyone wants to be ACDC with Brian Johnson, but there’s only one Brian Johnson. That’s about as successful as you can get when replacing a lead singer.

          • dakotablue

            One of the reasons AIC has had good results with Duvall imo is because they were inactive for years before and after Layne died, so there was a decent time of mourning, if you will (perhaps legal complications using the name, too, idk). The push-back against Duvall would’ve been even greater if AIC had inserted him into the lineup right after Layne died.
            Bennington just seemed like a fill-in while Scott was away from STP playing solo stuff. But looking for a new singer so soon after his death is perceived as unseemly and disrespectful by many fans, as shown by a lot of comments here.

        • Corndog

          Your uncle Eddie also did a killer version of Break On Through with the remaining doors:)

    • Shane99

      I really want to support these 3 guys as much as possible but, I agree, the STP name should be laid to rest at this point.

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  • D’Rox

    youre an insult!! u think it wasnt scott name ur self something else and have at it.. stp is dead..

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  • Jimmy Intense

    STP were done in 2013. Just do something else together and honor your legacy with Scott by playing some STP when you tour.

    • Nikki

      Agreed.

  • Billy

    So stoked!!! As long as the Deleos are releasing music, i will get it.
    That being said, they should put a deadline on this and if they can’t find someone then they should focus on creating a new band/identity.

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  • Rodrigo Fermor Huby

    Hey Brett, so it seems Billy Idol is the new singer for STP, according to Wikipedia. LOL.

    • Rodrigo Fermor Huby

      I can’t upload the image idk why. But check it out.

      • Rodrigo Fermor Huby

        Nope, there it is now.

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  • — J —

    I’ll bet this is more of just a way to get attention for the band and create excitement/stir up controversy/keep their name in the headlines.

    In the end they will probably pick a professional musician who is already in a band of note. What’s the guy from Sponge up to? Or Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray maybe?

    I’m glad they are continuing on. There is no sense in changing their name if they are just going to go out and play a set of 100% Stone Temple Pilots material anyway.

    • Nikki

      I’d imagine they’ll want to write new music though. In that case I think a name change moving forward is appropriate. If they just plan on touring the same set list from here to eternity though, with no new music, well, that’s just lame.

  • Raj

    No please don’t, Scott Weiland was the driving force behind STP. Chester didn’t work out and when you guys didn’t work with Scott you operated under the moniker of Talk Show. Nirvana never tried to find another singer after Kurt died.

  • essar1

    Why wouldn’t they want to continue as STP? Its their band, too, and the DeLeo brothers are obviously and integral part of it. Plus, they’ve tried this sort of scenario twice before (Army of Anyone and Talk Show) and it didn’t work. Can’t begrudge them trying to make new music and getting the name out about it the best way possible. Personally, no matter what the name is, I’ll be interested in it simply because oft those guys, no matter who the singer is.

    • Felonious Punk

      Exactly; it didn’t work. It won’t work without Scott. That’s why nobody cared about Talk Show or AoA. It’s why pretty much everyone said Chester was just a Scott-clone.

      Now they’re opening it up to just anyone? Get out of here. They’re going to be a punchline more than a band if that’s the case.

      • Chris

        You’re probably right, although it’s a shame, because I really liked the AoA record. A REALLY strong batch of songs with great instrumentation and vocals.

        • Felonious Punk

          I agree. Some of the songs were maudlin, but others like “Disappear”, “Ain’t Enough” and “It Doesn’t Seem to Matter” deserved to be heard by a MUCH wider audience.

          They were definitely a supergroup worth its salt. The DeLeos, a powerful singer and the now-currently only member of Korn worth giving a shit about playing drums.

        • — J —

          I LOVED the AOA record. They need to do a second one.

      • Pelonious Funk

        ” It’s why pretty much everyone said Chester was just a Scott-clone.” Hmmmm. i wonder why.

      • dakotablue

        They’ll resurrect Army of Anyone with Just Anyone, ha ha.

        • Felonious Punk

          lol

          Phony Stemple Pilots

      • Pink Taco

        IMO Chester did try to clone Scott a little.

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  • Pete

    Bring back Dave Coutts from Talk Show. I liked him.

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  • Jackie Dattilo Sorrick

    This is the saddest thing EVER. How do get you a frontman for STP that’s not Scott Weiland? I wish with all my heart that you could, but there was only one that had his style and charisma. The rest of you are irreplaceable too, but Scott Weiland

    • Felonious Punk

      The guy from Puddle of Mudd is going to need a new band (and some serious income) here pretty soon. Maybe they can get him..

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  • dakotablue

    Good luck trying to replace Weiland. Ask Slash how his “looking for a new Velvet Revolver singer” search went after Scott left. NOWHERE, that’s where.

    • — J —

      You know that Josh Todd and Billy Idol were both in the running to be the singer prior to Scott, right?

      Josh Todd and Keith Nelson from Buckcherry both wrote an entire album with the VR guys Pre-Kushner before Scott ever came into the conversation.

      Scott is replaceable. Scott WAS a replacement.

      From what I understand, VR isn’t getting back together because Weiland was a junkie and Sorum is an asshole. Now that Weiland is dead, Sorum is STILL an asshole. I can’t imagine Slash has much of a reason to try and find a new singer AND drummer.

      • The_Sith_Element

        VR isn’t getting back together because they couldn’t find anyone to replace Scott. STP w/ Chester failed because STP doesn’t move records w/o Scott.

        • — J —

          VR isn’t getting back together because GnR is getting back together.

          • Anonymous501

            That’s a recent development. VR disbanded years ago now and never got back together because they couldn’t find another frontman. I think enough time has passes since VR disbanded that you can safely say it wasn’t because of the GNR reunion.

          • — J —

            Of course that’s not the reason. The reason VR couldn’t get back together is because their frontman was more interested in doing lines of blow, taking viagra, and then having a solo fap session in his bus till his heart gave out.

            It’s the same reason STP fired his ass. Because he couldn’t put down the drugs and get off the fucking bus to play the show he was getting paid to sing.

            It’s not because they couldn’t replace Scott. They were just waiting him around to put on his big boy pants.

            Instead, he just wet the bed.

      • dakotablue

        I had heard Idol rumors (yuk yuk) but not about Josh. Still, there must be a reason they didn’t make the final cut and Scott did.
        And obviously I disagree that Scott is replaceable, since after he left VR they didn’t/couldn’t replace him. As far as Weiland being a junkie, kinda hypocritical of Slash don’tcha think, considering his past problems.
        I totally share your opinion of Sorum, though.

        • Felonious Punk

          Scott made the cut because he was a legit frontman, whereas Josh Todd was just the singer for a band who prided themselves on being a poor man’s Gn’R

    • ITURBIDE

      “No one will ever replace Scott”

      Can´t you read?

      • dakotablue

        No need to be rude, dude.
        Scott was a founder of STP and lead singer for almost all their years. They are now looking for a new singer, someone to front the band, which = replacing Scott, no matter what they say to the contrary. If they mean they’ll never find anybody like Weiland, that’s certainly true.

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  • Joe Costigan

    I don’t like it. It didn’t work with Chester Bennington which seemed to be a little more organic than this current ploy to get a lead singer. I can’t say the timing is all that great with Scott only passing away recently. I think they should just retire STP and leave the legacy intact.

  • Victor Charlie

    Don’t like this but it is certainly expected.
    I think the only way this possibly even works is if they go the Journey right and find a completely unknown unicorn like Pineda who sounds just like their original singer.
    That will be very tough to do with Scott though because of his range.
    Scott was a vocal chameleon who could blast out any vocal style he felt like.
    He caught a lot of flak for it early on but it was an amazing gift.
    Not many peeps out there have that, if any.
    If you thought Scott was irreplaceably talented before, just wait until the auditions.

    • Nikki

      Agreed 100%

    • JoelS

      Plus all these singers sending in their best version of “Interstate Love Song” are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

      Scott could whip a crowd into a frenzy with stage presence. PLUS he came up with the vocal melodies for the music and wrote all the lyrics. Good luck finding somebody that can do all that.

  • Robert Brooks

    AIC was different story with STP. As much I loved Layne and he was one of the greatest frontman at all and had some a unique voice. Jerry was and still is the driving force of the band. During when Layne was around he wrote practically all the music and at least half the lyric. He sang several tracks on the band’s catalog in the 90’s. Since they reformed with Will he sang most of the songs on the last two album. Will does a great job singing the old material. He sings it in his own style without trying to Layne and that is why it is working out so well for the band. I saw them back in 2010 and it was a great show. For STP I think it won’t work since I believe STP is Scott, Dean, Robert and Eric. Scott is gone and he ain’t coming back. When Chester joined after Scott was fired he did do a good job singing the band’s catalog but he was way too obligated with Linkin Park so at the end it didn’t work out. Getting 3rd singer and the fact that Scott gone will not be idea to keep the STP name. They could do another Army For One album with Eric on drum or start a new album and maybe get somebody like Kevin Martin from Candlebox to sing with them under a new band name and of course they could still play many STP songs as well play new material too.

    • dakotablue

      And yet, when I saw AIC during their “Black Gives Way to Blue” tour, it was eerie to me how much Will DID sound like Layne in the old songs. Some of that was undoubtedly Jerry doing the familiar harmonies, but dang! I could have sworn Layne was there several times. Nothing against Will–he’s pretty good. Also, you’re wrong about Jer writing at least half the lyrics. I already broke this down numerically in a previous post so won’t repeat myself, but Layne wrote way more than half the lyrics by far. He also made AIC fantastically great. Jer’s very talented, and I think they would have been a really good band without Layne, but his presence and vocals lifted them into the stratosphere..

  • Wam Meesly

    As I read this, I had visions of the movie “Rockstar” where an unknown or casual singer could potentially leap into the limelight of STP, cut a record, tour the world and play shows. Then reality set in and I came to the conclusion that the candidate who becomes the next STP singer will be someone that is already known in the industry playing in a famous group. They would not risk anyone else, no less an unknown. The only way they can fill seats and move merch and records is if they bring in someone with enough fans that the addition makes financial sense. They are not exactly filling arenas anymore, and their production of new music has been at a crawl, two LPs in 16 years and only a 5 song EP with Bennington. Without Weiland I can only surmise their writing is not happening easily. I wish them luck at this stage, but I do not see the pull of the three members going far without a charismatic singer.

  • Brad Streets

    I’ll do it.

  • Brad Streets

    No joke/pun intended.

  • hotchai

    Seriously? If the three of you still want to work together, great… but find another name. Scott’s gone… there is no more STP. Please, just let us all move on.

  • GiV ty

    I really don’t care what negative garbage y’all say. I’m looking forward to what becomes of this.

  • Pink Taco

    This is a horribly bad idea. It’s tough to be a DeLeo right now. Scott Temple Pilots can’t be any other band configuration. They tried it with Chester and it failed miserably. They should retire Scott Temple Pilots.

  • Pink Taco

    Should be noted that the DeLeo’s were so desperate to keep going and stick it to Scott they chose an arrogant cunt like Chester.

  • Mike Morgan

    Yeah, and Journey is not Journey without Steve Perry. Joey Siler from the Gainesville, FL area is a versatile singer that I beleive will fulfill your requirements. He’s only recently made a video for you on youtube, but he does a lot of things and has an ear for perfection. He more than likely is your missing link. Check out his channel.

  • Chris Warren

    I am going after this incredible opportunity with all I have. I’ve been playing live for over 20 years, and I am ready for this.

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