Big Name Singer Tells Stone Temple Pilots Their Eerie Pearl Jam Similarity

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Stone Temple Pilots members Robert DeLeo and Jeff Gutt were recently interviewed on Talk is Jericho by WWE wrestler and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho.

Early on during the interview, Jericho compared STP moving on with Jeff Gutt as their new singer after the deaths of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington to Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament moving on to form Pearl Jam with Eddie Vedder following the death of their Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood. Alternative Nation transcribed the exchange between DeLeo and Jericho.

DeLeo said regarding launching a new album and tour with Gutt, “It feels like getting back on the horse again, been off the horse for awhile. Not to get too deep, but it’s tragic to see the outcomes of the two singers we’ve had in our band, it’s tragic to see that. But good things come out of things like that, I don’t know if that’s really what you want to hear Jeff, but he’s here for a reason.”

Jericho responded, “Some of the biggest breaks I ever had in wrestling is if someone gets injured. Obviously it’s not the same thing, but if someone is out for nine months, and listen, it sucks, but it opens opportunities, and for a guy like [Jeff]. It’s interesting, have you ever seen the Pearl Jam documentary that Cameron Crowe did?”

DeLeo responded, “No.”

Jericho added, “So he’s talking about the guys that are in Mother Love Bone, and then Andrew Wood dies. Then they talk about seeing Eddie Vedder when he used to monkey bar across the stage, and they’re like: ‘If he falls, and dies, I don’t know if I can handle this again.’ So to go through that not just once, but twice, like you said it’s hard to fathom.”

DeLeo then said, “Yeah, but great things – like I said, I like to be positive in life. I think it’s a great thing to pass on to other people on this planet. We’re here for a reason.”