Stone Temple Pilots’ Secret Performance With Jeff Gutt & Chester Bennington Will Melt Your Heart


Rene Mata has shared a story on Instagram about a secret private Stone Temple Pilots performance take took place in Los Angeles on November 19, 2016. This was the band’s first performance with their new singer Jeff Gutt, several months before they officially hired him in May 2017 and debuted with him live on November 14, 2017. Chester Bennington was in attendance for the performance, and Jeff Gutt invited him onstage.

Mata wrote, “This was taken #November 19th last year. I came in for @jeffreyadamgutt first family & friends show w/ @stpband . We had dinner at @barrelandashes w/ @jaybaumgardner @kcdrewjenkins @genosong1 @barneyjguarino before hand . @chesterbe ended up getting up & singing a song somehow. Great night of music & friends… also @jaybaumgardner & @chesterbe we’re racing there Jaguar & Tesla…”

Jeff Gutt commented regarding Bennington, “I invited him up. ❤️”

Gutt’s Rival City bandmate KC Jenkins commented, “Great night… such a great and sweet stand up guy … continued prayers for him and all his family and friends.”