Stone Temple Pilots were recently interviewed on Rock 98.9, and they revealed that John Borja has not been hired as their new singer. They called out rejected singers for ‘inappropriate self-promotion.’
Kim: There were tons of rumors about STP’s new lead singer, like some guy who was on American Idol or something, a Pilipino kid. Were you guys aware of all those rumors that were swirling?
Robert DeLeo: Rubbish, rubbish, all rubbish. All rubbish.
Dean DeLeo: There’s been a lot of, it’s been an opportunity for some people to really do some inappropriate self-promotion, is what I should say. And that’s really kind of out of line.
Kim: So you did know about the rumors?
Robert: Yes, yes.
Dean: I went to see Royal Blood, last month. And I ran into…
Kim: Amazing band!
Dean: Oh my goodness, incredible. They were extraordinary. I saw them over at the Wiltern with my wife and my son and I ran into John McEnroe.
Kim: Oh really?
Dean: And McEnroe goes “You didn’t hire that Pilipino guy did you?”
Kim: Come on, John McEnroe and a Royal Blood show?
Dean: I go, “No, we did not John.” John is a huge fan.