Rumored Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Sings Band’s Hits At LA Debut


John Borja, a Filipino singer who is rumored to be in consideration for Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer job, performed at a Filipino restaurant/bar in Los Angeles called Kalye Hits a few days ago. He performed STP’s “Dead and Bloated,” “Plush,” and “Interstate Love Song.” He also covered Velvet Revolver’s “Slither” and Collective Soul’s “Shine.”

Last week, Borja arrived in Los Angeles and was photographed with STP bassist Robert DeLeo following a Delta Deep concert. Alternative Nation has also discovered another photo of Borja and DeLeo, seen at the top of this story.

Borja responded to rumors that he could get the STP gig in an interview with Filipino outlet Radio Republic.

“As of now I can’t give the full details yet, but there are clues or hints that seem to be favorable to me.”

“Let’s wait for them to give the official announcement.”

He added, “I respect the guys’ decision, whatever it is. It would be my honor to play music with them.”

He also discussed the band’s legendary late frontman Scott Weiland, “[Weiland] is irreplaceable. No doubt about it, but I think I can carry his legacy through my personality, despite being Filipino.”

He also discussed the sound he would bring to the band, “More melodic and powerful, that’s the kind of voice I can provide to STP.”

He said if he gets the gig, he expects to go back home to the Philippines first.

“I will take care of my family’s needs first, as they have always been supportive of my career. I might bring them to the U.S. if given the chance.”