Reports indicate that the band are preparing search for a new frontman
Weiland, who served as the band’s frontman from 1989–2002 and then again from 2008–2013, passed away in December 2015. He died from a “toxic mix of drugs”.
After stand-in singer Bennington announced that he would not continue as the band’s long-term singer, Stone Temple Pilots are reportedly on the search for a new member.
The band recently posted the following statement to their official website: “We’re updating our website and will be back up shortly. Feel free to browse music and merch with the link below”.
Alternative Nation searched the backend of the site and claim to have found a message that shows the band are seemingly preparing their search for a vocalist.
“2016 marks a new year for Stone Temple Pilots,” an unpublished statement reads. “A year of hope, optimism, and most importantly, new music! We are immensely proud of all that we have been able to share with you over the years. Music, music, music. We very much want to continue doing that, but that’s going to take a little help from all of you.”
It continues: “As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott, we had been working with the incomparable Chester Bennington. What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…”
“We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that.”
“If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you. No one will ever “replace” Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music! We look forward to seeing you.”
Stone Temple Pilots made their most recent release, with Chester Bennington, in 2013 in the form of the ‘High Rise’ EP.