Scott Stapp Is the New Singer of Stone Temple Pilots?

UPDATE: The band has issued an official statement...

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UPDATE: The band has issued the following announcement on Twitter to deny the story: "Despite recent comments, Scott Stapp is not, nor has he ever been considered as the singer for STP."

Creed vocalist Scott Stapp hinted that he might be the new vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots.

He tells Rock 100.5: "I've been working on a new album with a new group of guys - guys from some pretty well-known rock bands that you guys will know. I can't really share the details about it, but there's a lot of good things going on, and I'm excited about it.

"I can't tell you 'till later in June, man. That's when we'll be making the announcement. This other band that I'm jamming with is its own band with its own band name."

Directly asked if he's the new STP singer, Scott replied: "I can't say, man, I can't say. I can't confirm or deny. I will tell you this: there is a six-degree separation connection between this new project and the band you mentioned."

In one of the previous reports, Corey Taylor was also linked with the STP gang as potential new vocalist. Read about it here.

STP guys haven't issued any comments on the matter, but did confirm that they are sticking to their regular auditions, which started on April 18. Therefore, a June announcement - which Scott just mentioned - kinda fits the schedule...

They said: "With MANY hours clocked in behind the computer, the three of us have chosen and are auditioning some very talented people. We are are thrilled to get in a room with each of these very talented individuals. Let the good times roll."

STP were fronted by Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington between 2013 and 2015, hence hiring singers from other famous bands is something the guys aren't strangers to. What happens next remains to be seen.

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    I say let the guy go for it. Everyone will shit on whomever ends up being the new singer anyway, so let Stapp have another shot at a career.
    I think that might be one of the few non-asshole things I've read in regards to Scott Stapp in years. Way to be a decent human!
    Honestly, I can't imagine Mark not giving Scott another chance to front Creed, I think he's just taking time with his previous engagements and watching if Scott can stay sober.
    Indeed, let them go for it. I may or may not like it, but no big deal. Only thing that worries me is the last thing STP needs is another addict as a frontman.
    Stapp > Tremonti > Kennedy > Slash > Scott Weiland > STP
    Stapp > Kennedy? Are you crazy?
    Hes definitely not saying that Stapp is better than all of those guys. Haha, I think Ozzy is trying to give you the "6 degrees of separation" LOL. Weiland has a better voice than all of them though.
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    That only makes sense if ignore the fact they aren't arrows but actually greater than symbols.. Which makes the whole thing ridiculous
    But he said 6 degrees of separation between STP and this new project, so is it even possible for the project to be STP? I think with Axl joining AC/DC, Slash is going to call off the rest of the GNR tour, and reunite Velvet Revolver with Scott Stapp on vocals.
    the whole problem is that, whether they get Stapp or Corey Taylor, it will be unfair towards all the people who applied for the gig. Giving people hope that they can join a world famous rock band and later hiring an already established rock star is a bad move, and the whole audition thing would be nothing more than a publicity stunt to get more fanbase.
    It doesn't say that they are having open auditions. They've hand-picked people that they want to audition. Are you saying they should just pick someone for the band without trying them out to see if they fit?
    Unfair? What world do you live in, where an audition guarantees you a spot in a band? I hope all those people who get treated unfairly never apply for another job....
    Maybe they asked him personally? I don't see it being a problem if they don't just open the job up for anyone.
    He's going to sing for Art of Anarchy me thinks.
    Agreed. I'm looking forward to it as well. With all due respect to Scott Weiland, his voice couldn't match up well to hard rock anymore and Scott Stapp should match up a whole lot better.
    I would be happy for Stapp if he got the job, but I don't think he's right for STP. They need a guy who isn't already a well-established singer. A guy who can do what Scott did without changing the way people look at the band. A guy who will fit right in and not change the whole dynamic. Like William DuVall from Alice In Chains after he replaced Layne Staley.
    Just because his name is also Scott and is also an unstable personality, doesn't make him perfect for that place.
    STP on Twitter states that Stapp was never and will never be considered to front the band.
    Stapp wouldn't have been a bad choice either, I'm pretty sure he can sing a few of STPs classics without sounding completely out of his element like chester, but he could've actually made some decent music going forward with them as well. when people think creed, they think the preachy, Christian band of the nineties, when people mention creed to me I think of their last album, full circle, one of my favorite rock albums of that time. i could actually appreciate Stapps vocals and Tremonti's guitar work was great, it had some really heartfelt songs along with some "heavy" for creed atleast, songs aswell.
    Vicryl 2.0
    i wanna see Scott Stapp go on stage riding a bicycle shirtless carrying a katana on his back and a sawed off shotgun singing about how CIA is giving him a hard time.
    STP is just getting pretty sad at this point. Weiland WAS STP. Start a new band, and play some STP songs, but stop calling yourselves STP.
    It's hard to make real sense out of this article, for all we know Stapp could be talking about a different band. Scott Stapp is one of my favorite front-men ever because of his originality, persona, emotion and sound, he'll freakin do the job.
    I really dislike STP now for not ending the band. They are tarnishing their legacy by hiring all these scabs who all pale in comparison to STP's one and only singer, the late great Scott Weiland.
    Alice in Chains were able to reboot so to speak, why can't STP?
    I agree. Alice in Chains, AC/DC, Van Halen and Pink Floyd have all changed singers at one point. I don't get why STP is the only band that gets cap for it.
    Hopefully joining STP will cause him to OD sooner rather than later. They tend to have back luck with that when it comes to having singers named Scott stay alive.
    Not sure we really need to wish death on the guy. For some reason when Scott Stapp has a drug problem we all make fun of it. When Lemmy has a drug problem its all cool and badass. Somethin tells me Stapp parties way harder than Lemmy ever did
    Lemmy generally lived a fairly peaceful life, despite being an alcoholic/addict. Plus, he knew exactly what he was, and was fine with it. Something tells me Scott Stapp was not terribly happy being a paranoid, homeless, batshit-crazy addict.
    So you want the guy to OD and die for your enjoyment. You sound like a total fucking prick by that comment.
    STP has come out and publicly denied that Scott Stapp is the new singer, going as far to say he was never auditioned or even considered for the job.
    He's clearly talking about some type of super group thing. "From SOME pretty well known rock bandS" so its group consisting of guys from several bands that at least one has some kind of loose connection with STP.
    They should stick to Corey. I sense a meltdown of Puddle of Mudd proportions coming from Stapp in the future.
    whoever they get for the job, be it an unknown or an established artist, hopefully its an artist that has some semblance to Scotts voice but still carries some originality, not another Chester experiment please. like oasis mentioned they need someone that will fit in and not change the dynamic, exactly like AIC did after Laynes passing.