Stone Temple Pilots have been in the shadow of Scott Weiland since he was alive, and now certainly since he died. What many tend to forget is that Weiland hadn’t been in the band since 2013. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington was in the band for two years, but when he left them to return to his pop band, the band have been without a singer for the last two years. That time might come to a close, however, as it’s been reported that they’ve been auditioning a new singer, and perhaps have chosen one.
According to Alternativenation.net, former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo watched the band – and their new singer – perform over the weekend.
Lenardo wrote, “Feeling blessed I just got to see my friends from Stone Temple Pilots play a really tight set of classics.” He also said, “I can’t comment on who’s singing but I can tell you he is one of the finest musicians and singers I’ve ever known. STP will reveal it in their own time.”
So who’s the mystery singer? The site reports that it’s probably Jeff Gutt, who Lenardo’s worked with in the past, and was rumored to be their singer last year. Gutt was an X-Factor finalist in 2013. Of course, nothing’s been confirmed yet, but given the many hits that STP have and their legacy, you’d have to expect that they’ll be back in some incarnation before too long.