Gutt was a former 'X Factor' contestant.
The band’s original frontman Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in December 2015, with a toxicology report attributing it partially to drug use, as well as to cardiovascular disease and asthma.
Vocalist Chester Bennington fronted Stone Temple Pilots between 2013 and 2015 but left to focus on his work with Linkin Park. The band have found their new vocalist in Jeff Gutt, former vocalist of nu-metal band Dry Cell and two-time contestant on ‘The X Factor’.
The band released their first single with Gutt today. The track will appear on the band’s new album which is due out next spring. Listen to ‘Meadow’ below.
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As Pitchfork reports,, Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo said of Gutt: “We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy”.
Read more: Chester Bennington Obituary: 1976-2017
Meanwhile, the band played their first live show since the death of Bennington last night (December 14). Stone Temple Pilots fans in West Hollywood got their first taste of the band with Jeff Gutt on vocals.