Watch Stone Temple Pilots Perform With Fans At Rock Fantasy Camp


Stone Temple Pilots members Robert and Dean DeLeo took part in the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles over the weekend, where fans get to pay to play with their favorite rock stars. Tickets cost $3,999. Chris wrote on Below Empty, “It was everything you can imagine it would have been. The DeLeo Brothers were as cool as they come. To hear Robert jump in on harmonies with you and Dean throwing in the rippin fills does something amazing to you man! It is hard to explain how cool it was to pick the counselors brains and learn from their experience.”

Watch video below of the fan fronted STP performing “Crackerman” at the Fantasy Camp below.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington discussed Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland in a new Q104.3 interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“Man, let me just tell you, I have the highest respect for Stone Temple Pilots. I love Scott [Weiland], I’m sad that he’s gone. He was a huge supporter. I just heard a really interesting story the other day, about how he had heard [Hybrid Theory] with one of the programmers in California, and basically said, ‘That’s it. That’s what you guys are going to be playing from now on.’ That just means a lot to me, because he actually introduced me to a lot of the people I play music with.”

“I’ve seen Stone Temple Pilots play probably about 30 times, a huge influence on me. They really made music that I absolutely loved, and I still love to this day. So the chance to go out and perform those songs with those guys was very cool. Honestly, Robert [DeLeo], Dean [DeLeo], and Eric [Kretz], those guys are super talented. I’ve had the privilege of not only being in Linkin Park and being around a bunch of geniuses, I got to go and be in Stone Temple Pilots and be around a bunch of geniuses, and just kind of sit back and kind of ask myself, ‘How did I get here?’”

“I had so much fun. I actually still get to play with those guys every once in awhile, I have a deep deep love. The only reason why I’m not doing it now is my kids, they would cry every time I would go on the road with STP. When I leave on tour with Linkin Park, they’re like, ‘Okay, we’ll see you when you get back.’ They understand what I’m doing, but when I would leave with STP they would cry. I started realizing, I think they thought I was choosing to do that over being at home with them, because I would be done with Linkin Park and coming home. It was just too hard on my family, so I basically was like, you know what, I’ve got to stop being selfish here. When I’m not doing Linkin Park, I’ve got to be home with my babies.”