Stone Temple Pilots Announce First Concert With New Singer


Stone Temple Pilots will make their return to the live stage on Tuesday, November 14th at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

A special e-mail went out to select SiriusXM listeners today offering “a limited number of complimentary tickets” for this event. Attendees will be chosen in a random drawing from all who RSVP by 12 p.m. PT on November 2 the end of the “Entry Period.”

The Troubadour concert will presumably mark one of the first STP performances with the band’s new lead singer, whose identity has not yet been revealed. The band last performed live with Chester Bennington in March 2016. Pete Murray, Jeff Gutt, and other names have been rumored for the singer job.

Stone Temple Pilots paid tribute to Scott Weiland on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Dean DeLeo recently discussed Weiland’s performance on Core in a recent Rock Cellar article.

“He was in a great place, man. You know, there was a time when I really looked up to him. I looked up to him for his approval when I played guitar, or when I brought a song in to the band. I really wanted to please him. I wanted his nod of approval. I wanted him to go, ‘That’s great, man. I love that.’ And it’s amazing how sadly, and not quickly, but over two decades, that light just slowly diminished. Over 20 years, man.

My guy wasn’t that way for long, you know. He burned bright and fast. But, you know, just to answer your question, we were really reminded when we dug into this stuff of Scott and how incredible he was. And, you know, that goes for all the records, really, how brilliant he was. Just brilliant, man. My brother put it best: “He was the perfect guy to have as his writing partner because he was just so brilliant. And I’ll tell you what, man, when we were making records, he never wanted us around when he was doing his vocals. He wanted to be left alone with Brendan (O’Brien, the band’s producer). He would always do vocals just after dinner. He would start drinking around dinnertime so he was good and oiled. Oiled as a diesel train, as Elton puts it.”