Early last year, Stone Temple Pilots launched an open audition for a new singer. After going through thousands of submissions (including ex I Mother Earth singer, Brian Byrne), they finally selected their new singer earlier this year (we think) but have yet to reveal who the singer is. Here’s what bassist Robert DeLeo revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone:
We’ve been working with someone – I don’t want to name names yet – and we’re making music … we’re hopefully looking at finishing a record and putting it out soon.
While conducting the search, STP paid respect to Scott Weiland with a written statement on their official website: “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!”
September 29th marked the 25th anniversary of STP’s debut album Core. To commemorate the day, band just released a Super Deluxe Edition for the 25th Anniversary Collection that features a newly remastered version of the original album, over two hours of unreleased demos, rarities and live performances. The collection includes 4 CDs, a vinyl of the original album, and a Core 5.1 surround sound mix on DVD. Everything is also available for digital download and streaming.