Stone Temple Pilots Reveal Why Scott Weiland & Chester Bennington’s Deaths ‘Were Very Different’


Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo discussed Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington’s deaths in a new Advocate interview.

“The tragedies between each person, Scott and Chester, were very different,” Dean DeLeo said. “Scott was in a very long-term decline. I don’t know which hurts more — to watch that over a decade or just the suddenness (of what happened to Chester). They’re both tragic and incredible losses.

“When it’s all said and done, I’m still scratching my head. There are still unanswered questions for me. It goes beyond words.”

In the immediate future, Stone Temple Pilots is hitting the road and playing live dates. Concertgoers can look forward to rotating set lists that feature eight to 10 songs the band has never played live before.

In short, Stone Temple Pilots is ready to rock.

“We love being out there, playing music and being in a room where everybody is tossing energy around,” Dean DeLeo said. “That night doesn’t just belong to us. It belongs to everyone. We don’t take that for granted. We love that aspect of it, seeing everybody and sharing love and this kindred spirit of music.”