After a two year singer search, Stone Temple Pilots have finally announced that their new singer is Jeff Gutt, who has been rumored to be a contender for the job since fall 2016. It’s been a tumultuous few years for STP, the band fired Scott Weiland in February 2013 and hired Chester Bennington to replace him in May 2013. Bennington quit STP in November 2015, and Weiland died from a drug overdose in December 2015. STP announced their singer search in February 2016, and performed a one off reunion show with Bennington in March 2016. Bennington died by suicide in July 2017.
Click here to listen to audio from the band’s first performance with Gutt, along with the setlist from the band’s Troubadour concert.
Rene Mata, who is good friends with Jeff Gutt, has made an Instagram post claiming that Gutt will blow fans minds.
@stpband is one of my all time favorites. Two years ago my brotha @chesterbe said he needed to step down & loved the guys so much. He asked me to help them find a new Singer. Tonight I see there first public show w/ my one of my close homies we sent down. Trust me minds will be blown at @thetroubadour