Stone Temple Pilots launch search for new singer following Scott Weiland’s death
Following the death of original frontman Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots are moving forward—the band has launched an open search for a new singer. (Yes, it could be you.) Check out the announcement below from their website below.
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“2016 marks a new year for Stone Temple Pilots…
A year of hope, optimism, and most importantly, new music! We are immensely proud of all that we have been able to share with you over the years. Music, music, music. We very much want to continue doing that, but that’s going to take a little help from all of you.
As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott, we had been working with the incomparable Chester Bennington. What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…
We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that.
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! We look forward to seeing you.
Robert, Eric, Dean”
Since 2013, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington worked with Stone Temple Pilots, writing and touring with the band. Bennington stepped down as Stone Temple Pilots frontman in Nov. 2015 to focus more on Linkin Park.
Weiland passed away on Dec. 3 of last year at 48 years old. Watch the surviving members’ emotional tribute to him below.