Linkin Park Singer Officially Joins Stone Temple Pilots

Chester Bennington replaces Scott Weiland, the band have released a brand new song with new frontman.

Linkin Park Singer Officially Joins Stone Temple Pilots
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Stone Temple Pilots have replaced their fired founding singer Scott Weiland with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, Antiquiet reports. If that's not enough of a surprise, they've also revealed a brand new song with Chester on vocals called "Out of Time," which you can hear in the Soundcloud player below. The surprise lineup was revealed at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast Concert in California at the weekend, which you can see in the YouTube player below. They appeared after a set from Vampire Weekend, and began with a man on the drum riser with his back to the audience for the opening line of "Vasoline." Rolling Stone describes the moment he delivered the opening line to "Vasoline": "And with that, the venue exploded as Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington turned and leaped into action ... Bennington did such an admirable job recreating Weiland's vocals on songs like 'Sex Type Thing' and 'Wicked Garden' that one listener backstage thought it had been the former STP frontman." Chester admitted in a statement that he's a long-term fan of the band, so he's probably living out a teenage dream by fronting them right now. But he's also reassured Linkin Park fans that he won't leave Linkin Park for his teenage idols. "I've loved STP since I was 13 years old and they've had a huge influence on me," explained Bennington. "When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I've continued to work on new music with LP." Watch Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington in his debut performance with Stone Temple Pilots at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast here:
Listen to the brand new Stone Temple Pilots song "Out of Time" featuring Chester Bennington on vocals here:

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    Poisonouspot
    I thought this would sound terrible, i'm very impressed with Chester's performance here
    osiris12
    As much as I love LP I thought it would be bad. This is pretty damn good.
    j-mac71
    they can go ahead and keep playing but my god he doesnt cut it when they go back and play "plush" and other gritty grunge classics (youd have to say its at least an adjustment for fans and i didnt enjoy that rendition of dead and bloated). not gonna be that optimistic. new track sounds good for what it is, doesnt sound anything like STP tho.
    Sebasuranga
    STP isn't grunge you dumbass
    Cliptose93
    Actually STP is technically Grunge, there lyrics are about apathy and depression. not to mention how loud and distorted there guitars were.
    Mgkrcks
    I don't know, I would call Core pretty grungy.
    Sebasuranga
    naaa grunge were a whole bunch of bands that started out in seattle in the 90's its a broad genre that was just used to describe the bands that came from that area. but if you look at them theyre all different styles Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, alice in chains, the pixies, dinosaur jr., etc. None of them resemble in in any way except that they started out in seattle. STP is not from seattle. So no they arent grunge
    TryTheKetchup
    The song rocks. Chester nailed it!
    DickHardwood
    He's not bad, great singer overall. Of course I'd prefer Scott coming back because STP is weird without his voice but if they MUST have another singer Chester's good enough.
    GloofiE
    Yeah, same here. I'd still prefer it if they changed their name, like RATM, Black Sabbath, and Creed did when their singers left.
    VulturusDRFSR
    Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Born Again, Seventh Star, The Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, TYR, Dehumanizer, Cross Purposes, Forbidden No original singers here.
    PoorePlaysBass
    Was beyond worried when I read this, but Chester really impressed me! Best case scenario is STP gets back to making music with a steady vocalist, and Chester starts showing off his vocal talents again in a band not tanking like LP. Great for both parties involved!
    KYUSS90
    "Chester Bennington announces that he'll also be fronting Velvet Revolver because "Fuck you Scott Weiland"
    Superperfex
    Huge shocker, but after listening to him with them I thought, "Maybe they both need this." STP have been looking for a replacement and Chester can really grow musically by playing with them. His voice is good, but has room for improvement which is pretty awesome. I don't say that much about vocalists that are already established.
    Kavabangac
    Chester is one of the best sing/scream combination vocalists around. He is devil live, love him.
    DifferentWorld
    Would not have called that. I'll be curious to see how it goes though. I'm not an LP fan but Chester's a pretty solid vocalist. He's gravellier than I would have expected from an STP vocal replacement.
    ermonski
    he's got that Layne Staley snarl on him, but with more grit and anger. Can't wait to hear what Chester does outside of Linkin Park.
    PureEvo
    More grit and anger than Layne Staley? I think Chester is great for what he does, but that's really not well thought out.
    brndnstffrd
    Grit and anger in a similar style to Layne, but hes no where near having more than Layne. Also Laynes voice was just a powerhouse live. Not saying that Chesters isnt, but Layne is in a whole different class.
    Paro_metalhead
    Already sounds better than Linkin Park.
    TryTheKetchup
    I think it sounds different than Linkin Park. Different styles cannot be compared in this case.
    fromzero
    Have you heard the last linkin park cd? This is definitely better and different at the same time and my reception of the new stp song was luke warm which says a lot for what linkin park is doing but I was listening to them before hybrid theory hit shelves so I have a right to complain.
    TryTheKetchup
    Do you realize that comparing Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots and comparing Depeche Mode and Megadeth is exactly the same? Different styles. One band is good and the other is good. It's just the question of taste.
    TheSilverBeatle
    Do you realize that two different situations are not the exact same thing? I think you meant "are practically the same thing" but even then it's not really true. Because Linkin Park and STP could both be considered Alt. Rock bands where as Megadeth and Depeche Mode are in totally unrelated genres.
    randomhero65
    I don't blame STP for continuing on. Seriously, Weiland screwed them over with his selfish ways. If the Deleo brothers want to play their songs, they shouldn't be held back. Chester's vocals on this track surprised me.
    Hebriqui
    Bennington is actually quite a good singer, I think this is a good choice for him.
    vabrownsfan89
    I bet scott weiland is pissed as hell after this. I cant see a reason to get rid of Bennington after the way he sounded on that other than scheduling conflicts with Linkin Park
    JohntyPython434
    the match is really excellent! he's definitely no scott weiland, but the sound is absolutely fresh, raw STP
    False_God
    Chester Bennington has a solid voice, always wanted to see what he can do outside of LP. Looking forward to this!
    JGD27
    I'm not a fan of Bennington, but I have to accept the fact that he fits. And I think I'm open to check them out, but I'm gonna miss Scott anyway
    TSCreaturesband
    Wow. I wasn't expecting this to happen at all. I thought STP was dead and gone, and Chester is probably the last person I'd expect to join them. But this is amazing. I'm really, really impressed.
    Rust_E_Stringz
    My thoughts exactly, Chester is actually a really good singer. LP had a good handful of radio winners but, always thought Chester should of been doing something a bit harder in music, with his voice type. He really does have a good metal voice.
    hamsteroceros
    Totally agree. Never liked LP, always thought he might be better off in a heavier band. That said, LP apparently is at the limits of heavy for him in terms of his own tastes (yeah, I know...), so this is the most unexpectedly great thing he could have done.