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Stone Temple Pilots Plan Return To Concert Performances...

However, group is 'Mum' on WHO will be singing...

November 9, 2017

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have apparently found someone to fill the band's lead singer spot after an exhaustive 2 year search. Following the death of original vocalist Scott Weiland (2015), and the departure (on good terms) of Chester Bennington, who left the band late that same year, STP started the lengthy process of going thru literally tens of thousands of audition tapes. Now that someone has been selected as the new singer and front-man, STP has announced that the band will play a concert this month at L.A.'s famed Troubadour club, with tickets made available only to satellite music subscribers. The identity of exactly who the new singer is remains closely guarded by the members of STP, with bassist Rob DeLeo telling Rolling Stone Magazine in a recent interview, "We've been working with someone – I don't want to name names yet – and we're making music. I don't know if he's well-known or unknown; I don't look at him as 'well-known.' But we're writing music and we're hopefully looking at finishing a record and putting it out soon."  The band readily admits that finding someone new was a long and difficult undertaking, with guitarist Dean DeLeo telling Loudwire.com, "It was a lot of work. We didn't have assistance. We didn't have management to go through that. Rob or Eric (Kretz) and I personally went through tens of thousands of submissions. Not once, but twice. We did go through those submissions and there was some very talented people, some extraordinary talented people that we got to see. But it was a lot of work, man." Stone Temple Pilots recently release a 25th Anniversary Edition of the mega-successful debut album, 'Core.' Rock On, STP!