HOLY SH!T: Stone Temple Pilots Replace Scott Weiland With Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington?

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The world of rock and roll is up in arms this morning over news the Stone Temple Pilots may have finally found a fitting replacement for troubled frontman Scott Weiland.

Last night, STP made a surprise appearance at KROQ’s Weenie Roast music festival in Irvine, California fronted by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. The group ran through their hits, all with Bennington behind the mic, and this morning a new single featuring his vocals has found its way online. You can stream that song, which is entitled “Out Of Time,” at the end of this post.

If you had told me a week ago that Chester would potentially be filling in Scott Weiland’s shoes I would have probably asked what narcotics you were currently addicted to. However, having heard “Out Of Time” I realize now there is no better fit than Bennington in this band. His vocals were made for this kind of music, and I sincerely hope there is more to come in the weeks ahead. Comment below and let us know what you think of “Out Of Time.”

A press release was sent out this morning accompanying the new song. In it, the members of STP comment that Bennington was at the top of the list when it came to finding a new singer. “Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” said Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”

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  • “If you had told me a week ago that Chester would potentially be filling in Scott Weiland’s shoes I would have probably asked what narcotics you were currently addicted to. ”

    I guess you weren’t around 10-11 years ago when Chester sang with the band on various occasions…

  • nick

    Scott wieland is stp i mean this would be like aerosmith trying to replace steven tyler.

  • nick

    this sounds like chester is copying scotts vocal style like to the tee i mean be orginal if ur going to do this crap at all.

  • crack

    sounds like a mini-me STP. Bennington is okay, but he just sounds like a little kid to me or something. Its okay, but just doesn’t have the thunder of a Weiland.

  • JS

    fucking rip, they vouched for chester because he was “original”. sounds like scott weiland all over again

  • skirtsteak

    Bennington is no Weiland but Weiland needs a wake-up call and maybe this will do the trick.

  • skirtsteak

    Weiland needs to prove he can still come up with the goods. The last STP was good but I’m hoping for better next time and soon. Don’t even think of recording a new STP album without him. That goes for VR too. I’d love another Velvet Revolver album with Scott.

  • Utkarsh Ut

    i guess u’re some nutjob! chester with stp? they r lucky!