Former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo has confirmed that Stone Temple Pilots have chosen a new singer, and that he watched the band’s new lineup perform at a rehearsal over the weekend.
Lenardo wrote, “Feeling blessed I just got to see my friends from Stone Temple Pilots play a really tight set of classics.”
He also said, “I can’t comment on who’s singing but I can tell you he is one of the finest musicians and singers I’ve ever known. STP will reveal it in their own time.”
The band’s setlist included: “Crackerman,” “Big Bang Baby,” “Big Empty,” “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song,” and “Piece of Pie.” “Coma” and “Pretty Penny” were crossed out of the setlist.
The new singer appears to be Jeff Gutt, as Lenardo has worked with him before, and he was rumored to be the band’s pick last year in an ET report, though STP obviously have not confirmed themselves yet that it’s Gutt.
Scott Weiland announced that Chester Bennington quit Stone Temple Pilots in November 2015, and Weiland passed away a month later. STP last performed live, with Chester Bennington on vocals, for a one off reunion performance in California in March 2016.