Stone Temple Pilots React To ‘All The Negativity’

20
11

Stone Temple Pilots singer Jeff Gutt discussed joining the band in a new Metro Times interview.

“I was one of those guys who no matter who they got, I would have been standing in the back of the room with my arms crossed going, ‘No, no I could have done that way better,'” Gutt says. “So you know what, why don’t I just go do it then. I already know what everyone is going to say, all the negativity. I’ve already gone through it all in my mind, so nothing surprises me. I’ve got thick skin.”

“I was one of the last people to walk in,” he says. “My thing was just getting in the room — if I can get in the room I can get the gig.”

He also discussed being on The X-Factor.

“At the time, my choices were go on TV or move back to L.A. and try to make it the hard way… again. Or I could go stand in line for a day like all these other people do,” Gutt says of X Factor. “I’ve been getting my teeth kicked in for 20 years, so I figured I can go stand in line for one day and get my shot. It’s a guaranteed shot.”

“If I would have won that crappy contract I would have been stuck in purgatory for the rest of my life,” he says “It’s a bunch of suits that have control over your career at that point. I got to cut and run and do my own thing. I think I’ve proven that I’m more than just a TV singer. I was always more than that, even before I went on TV.”

  • Drabo

    All I can Say IS Wow To Jeff’s ARROGANCE For Slamming The SHOX “X-FACTOR” That He – Practically Cried, Begged, and Hard Luck with His SON as A PAWN – Life Storied His Way to Get On the Show – Not Once – But TWICE …And to Now Slam THEM AS “SUITS” Etc.; He’s A Hypocrite to the INTH DEGREE! There Were WAY Better Singers That Got Passed Up for The STP – Stone Temple Pilots Job/Gig Because HE Got The Job Due To INSIDE CONNECTIONS! Andre, A.K.A. Drabo. B-}

  • Drabo

    All I can Say IS Wow To Jeff’s ARROGANCE For Slamming The SHOW “X-FACTOR” That He – Practically Cried, Begged, and Hard Luck with His SON as A PAWN – Life Storied His Way to Get On the Show – Not Once – But TWICE …And to Now Slam THEM AS “SUITS” Etc.; He’s A Hypocrite to the INTH DEGREE! There Were WAY Better Singers That Got Passed Up for The STP – Stone Temple Pilots Job/Gig Because HE Got The Job Due To INSIDE CONNECTIONS! Andre, A.K.A. Drabo. B-}

    • Corndog

      What inside connections?

      • Music Fan

        Yeah, what inside connections?? Lol.

        • Corndog

          Que?

          I think i’m missing something here.

          • Music Fan

            That was rhetorical. I was wondering what inside connections Andre was referring to as well. 😉

          • Corndog

            Ok mate, fair enough:)

    • Music Fan

      Hey Andre/Drabo. I happen to know Jeff personally. You may not know the whole story and if you did, you probably wouldn’t have made your comments above. If you took the time to read the original article in it’s entirety you can see that was written by a true journalist. You can clearly read for yourself that the excerpt Brett chose to plagiarize this time and the leading headline was a desperate attempt to catch your attention and to create negativity itself. Jeff got the gig because he’s better than the other 20k who auditioned. Every where they go they’re playing in front of sold-out crowds. I think that speaks for itself. Mention of the shitty contract wasn’t arrogance. It’s truth. The contract WAS shitty. Very few who win last. Most are forgotten. Hard luck has nothing to do with anything, including the longevity of his appearance on the television show. Hard work has everything to do with all of his success, in all he does. And yes, his son happens to be his driving force. Not a pawn as you said. Which was a low blow on your part. Hard work, commitment, professionalism and that amazing voice of his got him where he is today. He earned it. Just wanted to set the story straight. 🙂

      • Rizz

        Thank you. Please tell Jeff I said thanks for winning the gig and keeping STP music alive.

      • Joe Costigan

        Thanks for that post. Jeff is doing a good job – Scott isn’t coming back unfortunately and Jeff has done a good job. Their record with him is solid.

      • Olga Stewart

        Thank you for posting that.

  • Chuck Lemieux

    I’ve been a lifelong hardcore STP fan & I must say that JEFF doesn’t cut it – he;s too much of a karaoke guy…he was perfect for XFACTOR but STP…Nope. That’s truth. I don’t enjoy the new Album and it’s because of JEFF. He softened the band. I’m sure he’s a great guy but…

    • frank

      I’m right there with u

      • Kevin J

        Yeah Gutt blows. Someone said he’s got some great voice. Bahaha. He was the fastest guy they could get on the road, make cash and abuse women.

  • “Negativity?” It seems like the majority of the reviews are positive on Jeff. Performance wise, I would personally like to see him create his own persona on stage, but that will evolve over time. Everyone agrees, It is impossible to replace Scott Weiland. This new album rates with Army of Anyone in my opinion. I am curious if the the new album is making bank or sales are going flat with streaming and subscription services. The real money is in touring, so at the end of the day I think STP is laughing all the way to the bank.

  • M_In_O_Town

    I don’t normally like “kareoke” people, but the album they did with Jeff was like discovering STP all over again. Don’t care if “he sounds like Scott” it’s a damn good album!!! I’ll take them over Greta Van Whocares any day! 👍👍👍👍

    • Joe Costigan

      What’s wrong with Greta Van Fleet? Just some kids rocking out. Every rock fan should love GFV.

      • M_In_O_Town

        I’m a real die hard Zep Head have been since 1970. They were like nothing I’ve ever heard before and, it turns out that they were like nothing anyone has heard before.

        They were game changers!

        The majority of them were session musicians before GV Whomever’s mother ever thought about them. Even Robert had a solo career from 1965 just look it up on YouTube it’s there. Page was unique because of his session experience and his stint with The Yardbirds.

      • Trovoid

        I feel that they’re a nostalgia act. There is nothing unique about their sound. We need artists who are willing to evolve. I’ll admit I’m wrong if their first album ends up sounding original but I find that to be highly unlikely. The past will always influence artists but borrowing and focusing on it too often isn’t healthy. A bunch of older dudes see it as a rock revival because GVF has been marketed and managed well.

  • Archthel_brandt

    where’s the reaction to all the negativity?