Do you have pipes? Have you longed for rock ‘n roll stardom? Are you able to take off large chunks of time from work? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions (though ideally the first one), then you might be in luck. Why? Because the Stone Temple Pilots are reportedly looking for a new lead singer.
Chester Bennington, who had replaced the late Scott Weiland, left the band to spend more time at his day job with Linkin Park late last year. So, STP has decided to move on with a new singer, but they just don’t know who yet. Who knows? Maybe it could be you.
Alternative Nation did some detective work and was able to uncover certain sections of the band’s website, currently fronted by a banner stating “launching soon,” that haven’t been made public. One of these pages includes an announcement that they’re looking for a new singer.
“If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you. No one will ever ‘replace’ Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music!”
It remains to be seen as to how the band will find said new singer. Will they hit up their connections on LinkedIn, or do what the Red Hot Chili Peppers did when replacing their guitarist and post ads all over town? Either way, STP is ready.
Alternative Nation also found a video of the remaining three members of the band — Robert and Dean DeLeo, and Eric Kretz — performing an instrumental version of “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” presumably for perspective vocalists to take a run at.
While it’s true that no one could ever replace Scott Weiland, it looks like the band is ready to enter a new era.