Stone Temple Pilots
have announced that they will be headlining the inaugural Rockwave Festival
at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, on September 21st, AntiMusic
reports.The band will be fronted by Linkin Park
singer Chester Bennington
, who replaced Scott Weiland
earlier this year. Alongside Stone Temple Pilots, the festival will features such acts as Jane's Addiction
and Beware of Darkness
.Scott Weiland recently filed a countersuit against his former band, demanding compensatory damages in excess of $5 million. Weiland's complaint claims that his former band conspired against him:"How do you expel a man from a band that he started, named, sang lead on every song, wrote the lyrics and was the face of for 20 years, and then try to grab the name and goodwill for yourselves? You don't, but three of the instrumentalists from the band 'Stone Temple Pilots'
(the 'Band') tried."
STP had initially filed a suit
against Weiland for "blatantly violating his duties"
and "attempting to sabotage the band."