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.”

  • Eddie Yarler

    I have no idea who this could possibly be. Before I would have said Jeff Gutt but at this point it can be anyone. Might as well speculate for the Hell of it. Vinnie Dombroski

    • Kay B

      I’d vote for Vinnie. Bring it.

      • Raj

        I second your vote.

  • Raj

    They should just announce the singer already. It ain’t STP though, STP died with Weiland. Any one seeing the show especially the newer generation should know it’s not the real STP. Hope the new singer can honour Scott’s memory by doing justice to the songs.

    • Anonymous501

      I think STP is stuck in a tough place. They’ve tried to start other bands before (Talk Show and Army of Anyone) but had limited success. They also helped built the band and the brand, so they’re entitled to use it.

      Still I’m not sure that because they can doesn’t mean they should. They were already playing smaller venues with Bennington, and I’d think there’s less interest when you get to the 3rd singer. They could pull an AC/DC, but so far, only AC/DC has pulled an AC/DC.

      • Eddie Yarler

        Its not that simple. To many people, including myself, Stone Temple Pilots is and always will be Scott Weiland, the Deleos, and Eric Kretz. Anything else is not STP. Stone Temple Pilots as the world knows it died in 2013 and the coffin was shut in 2015. I will support them in whatever they do just like I did when they had Chester, but I’m in the minority.

        ACDC and Van Halen struck lightning twice while Alice in Chains and Pink Floyd were extremely unique circumstances. Realistically, I think STP is going to be a slightly more famous version of Live or Queensryche regarding public investment into the new singer.

        • Hutttrash

          Mark Lanegan

          • Corndog

            Mark Lanegan has made it clear that he has no interest in being part of a band and would prefer to do his own solo thing. He said as much recently when he was asked about the possibility of Screaming Trees getting back together. Shame that too. I’d love to see them get back together. They were an awesome band!

          • IrregularJohn

            Yup, huge shame. QOTSA was also the sight to behold with him in it.

          • Hutttrash

            Alain Johannes or Chris Goss then

          • Hutttrash

            Or Mina Caputo.

        • Anonymous501

          I don’t disagree. I really had no interest in the Bennington lead STP, so I’m not sure how they’ll get my interest in the new singer. My only argument was I see why the guys are trying to do it. They’ve had very limited commercial success outside of the STP brand (Talk Show and Army of Anyone).

          I wonder why they’re so hell bent on continuing. Did they not sack away enough money? That would be the only reason I could think of. They were already playing pretty small venues with bennington, I would imagine interest will have further waned by the time they go out with a new singer. If they didn’t need the money, then commercial success shouldn’t matter. Go out there and start something new 🙁

          • Eddie Yarler

            I’m sure its a combination of many factors. Similar to Jerry Cantrell, I think the guys in STP either don’t have the physical capabilities or desires to go through the struggle of re-establishing something new again. I don’t know about Talk Show but they definitely covered STP with Army of Anyone, and they only played two songs they recorded with Chester live. They just know their legacy and have little interest in changing it.

        • Ian

          For what it’s worth Ed Kowalczyk actually rejoined Live in December 2016

    • Kay B

      Yea I’m teaching my 6 yo Scott was and will be the only singer for that band. I think they are really doing a disservice having a new singer. I am a huge STP fan and I feel as though they should go into either a different band or produce.

  • Hutttrash

    Axl Rose

    • Kay B

      Rubbish. It would be a shame to tarnish the band with him.

      • Hutttrash

        Okay okay jokes aside, then it’s got to be Mina Caputo doesn’t it?

        • Kay B

          Mina the man?

          • Diana

            Ugh…was it necessary?

  • timmy hendero

    Brian Johnson? Would think announce the singer before tickets go on sale for a concert..

  • timmy hendero

    form a new band, new singer , highly promote , people will follow , not sure the 3rd lead singer will make a difference or do justice, especially if its not a big name

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  • Michael Cunningham

    Miss that dude forever …