Supergroup perform the David Bowie-penned track together at MusiCares benefit gig in Los Angeles
Stone Temple Pilots, with newly appointed frontman Chester Bennington, were joined on stage recently by former Guns ‘N Roses pair Slash and Duff McKagan to perform ‘All The Young Dudes’.
The supergroup played the David Bowie-penned track, originally recorded and released by Mott The Hoople, at the MusiCares benefit gig at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia last week (May 30). You can watch footage of the surprise performance above.
Wearing dark sunglasses indoors, Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington introduced Slash and McKagen to the stage by saying, “These are some good players…you might enjoy them.” There was no mention that the pair had been in Velvet Revolver with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who was recently forced out of the band and replaced by Bennington.
Last week, Chester Bennington promised to “make a lot” of music with Stone Temple Pilots. Speaking about their future plans, Bennington said they would be heading to the studio soon and “hammering out some more music”. He told Rolling Stone: “We don’t have a label. Everything we’re doing is on our own, so we’re just taking it one track at a time.”
Speaking previously about his decision to join the band and the difference between Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park, Bennington said: “Every band has it’s own kind of vibe. Stone Temple Pilots has this sexier, more classic rock feel to it. Linkin Park is a very modern, very tech-heavy type of band. I grew up listening to these guys. When this opportunity came up, it was just like a no-brainer.”
The band posted their first new material with Bennington, a track titled ‘Out Of Time’, last week – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.