Word around L.A. is that Stone Temple Pilots are close to ending their worldwide search for a new frontman, and evidence points to Fillipino musician John Borja being the top candidate for the job.
While nothing will be 100% until an official announcement from the band itself, Borja indicated on Facebook that he took a trip to the United States in the first week of September, and posted a picture with STP bassist Robert DeLeo and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, who currently play together in the blues project Delta Deep, on his public Facebook account, meaning contact between the two is certainly in place. The photo was likely taken at a Delta Deep concert in San Juan Capistrano, CA earlier this week.
STP announced an ambitious open search for a frontman to succeed Chester Bennington and the late, great Scott Weiland in February. Another highly touted name from the auditions is former Fuel frontman Toryn Green, who commented on Borja’s Facebook post: “Ready to tear up the planet?” Green though admitted in the past that he hadn’t been contacted by STP.
You can check out Borja’s submission below, which is a medley consisting of several STP classics that reached 100k views on YouTube.