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Stone Temple Pilots to release 5-track EP with new leader singer Chester Bennington

Does this mean Scott Weiland has beef with Linkin Park?

By kathy iandoli Aug 30, 2013 2:25PM
In February, Stone Temple Pilots staged a coup against frontman Scott Weiland and swapped him out for Linkin Park alum Chester Bennington. Now, the new band called "Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington" will release an EP titled "High Rise" along with a mini-tour.

The switch in lead singers produced a whole other series of events that left the stage and entered the court room. In May, the remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots sued Scott Weiland for exploiting the band name for his own solo gains and being an all around flaky frontman to begin with. Weiland then countersued, stating he should've never been expelled from the band and since he is, then they can't operate as "Stone Temple Pilots" (hence the change in the name). That clearly didn't keep the band down.

On September 4th, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will begin a small tour starting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then a month later on October 8th, the new band will deliver a 5-track EP titled "High Rise," including the lead single "Out Of Time," which is already a Billboard chart-topping darling. From the looks of it, this lineup has some staying power, as Bennington has no plans to depart from his new group. They say success is the best revenge, so is it safe to say STP + CB have achieved an adequate amount of vengeance yet?

Sep 1, 2013 6:21AM
Music is for the ears. Who cares if he drinks or drugs, as long as he is still alive to make music. STP is nothing without Weiland. See Van Halen ( w/ Hagar). Hagar was even better by himself.
Aug 31, 2013 2:47PM
Just change the name bro, anyone who cares will know who you are. As long as you can still play some of the songs(Although I wouldn't) without Scott's voice it's gonna seem like karaoke. Just make a clean break a new name with the same band and new lead singer. If you can't then he really was as important to the bands success as he claims.
Aug 31, 2013 10:18AM
STP? I thought the article was about engine oil treatment.
Aug 31, 2013 3:34AM
As I listen to "Out of Time" by STP, featuring Chester Bennington, I have to fight the urge to punch my own sack and plug my own ears with chop sticks. Bennington trying to sound like Weiland, oh yeah, that's the ticket. Yikes!
Aug 31, 2013 3:07AM
Wetland is a singer, Chester is a screamer who is just OK while trying to sing..... Sad all around.

Aug 31, 2013 12:38AM
This is a good change. Chester Bennington has way more vocal range than Supersucky Scott Weiland ever did and he's not a jerk. Big plus. I've detested Scott Weiland since his early days when he insisted that he be called simply, Weiland, I guess because he was "mysterious". He sucked with Velvet Revolver but Slash easily bounced back with Miles Kennedy so no loss there. This band now has some juice. Of course all of the people stuck in third gear will hate any change because they'd love to own some of Scott Weiland's used underwear, complete with skid marks, but too bad, he's done, get over it. You can still get the underwear though.
Aug 31, 2013 12:18AM
Holy crap this song blows, f'ing sucks

Aug 30, 2013 11:20PM
Goddamn it, if I have to hear Chester effing Bennington's voice one more time I'm going to punch a hole through my stereo.
Aug 30, 2013 10:36PM
Scott Weiland Has an Amazing Voice.. He can never be Replaced !!!
Aug 30, 2013 10:25PM
they are gay now........I mean totally. no scott, no they are just T.P. (for my bunghole)!
Aug 30, 2013 10:11PM
Hey, man, like....I thought they were the "STONED" Temple Pilots's 
where wuz I oh yea I got some good bush and I'm gonna smoke it man like wow
Aug 30, 2013 9:25PM
There will be no STP without Scott W.  They should change the name altogether. 
Aug 30, 2013 8:48PM
its just like creed and guns and roses  rock history repeating itsself. band cans their lead original founding singer due to some behavior replaces him both wind up sueing each other and thus destroys any bonds left they all had hope the new stone temples pilots have success with their new version. and scott maybe face it  there is no more stone temple pilots with him any more. time for a new band for scott
Aug 30, 2013 8:38PM
If Ya Can't Get Along, Then Get It On......Nuff Said.....!
Aug 30, 2013 8:01PM
Aug 30, 2013 7:41PM
They will be playing fairs in 5 years
Aug 30, 2013 6:20PM
They all look so... old. Makes me feel old too.
Aug 30, 2013 6:01PM

amazing how people make excuses for these spoiled ego maniacs! weiland is a druggie and a

complete douche! so many guys would love to be in a band as big as STP and this guy just seems

to take his lucky break for granted. like Ace Frehley and Peter Criss with their antics and drug

issues they blew the 2nd and 3rd chances Simmons and Stanley gave them! no I don't like the

new KISS album but at least they are still playing live and the two other guys are great musicians.

so all the STP fans should be happy they are still making new music and get over it already! KISS

is doing it and Alice in Chains is doing it and Black Sabbath did it with DIO etc....


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