After kicking Scott Weiland to the Vaseline-covered curb earlier this year, Stone Temple Pilots have enlisted Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington as a replacement. Bennington joined STP on stage at KROQ’s Weenie Roast this weekend to perform an eight-song set—including one new tune, “Out Of Time,” you can listen to below.
While it’s not explicitly clear whether Bennington will be using his yarling talents with STP full-time, it certainly seems like he’s in the group for the long haul. He told KROQ’s Kevin And Bean that it was a “no-brainer” joining the group, and that they’re “going to go out and make more money and go play more shows and have some fun.” So take that, Scott Weiland.
Weiland and his own group, the Wildabouts, are currently in the middle of their “Purple At The Core” tour, with some West Coast dates starting next week. As the title suggests, the shows find Weiland performing tracks from STP's Purple and Core, as well as songs from his solo material and his time with Velvet Revolver.