FULLY CLARIFIED: SCOTT STAPP IS THE NEW SINGER OF ART OF ANARCHY
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.