STP and GN'R Members Joining Forces For a MusiCares Benefit Performance

Three of the remaining Stone Temple Pilots members set to share the stage with Slash and Duff McKagan for a MusiCares MAP Fund benefit show.

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Excluding the recently sacked frontman Scott Weiland, the remaining Stone Temple Pilots trio consisting of DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz has officially confirmed their performance at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit on May 30 Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Honoring the Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and skateboard icon Tony Alva, the show will also feature the likes of former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, Mix Master Mike, Tony Alva's Chicken Noodle Project and Ida Maria, as well as presenters Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Andy Dick.

Bennington will be awarded with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the fund itself, as well as for his commitment to helping struggling addicts towards recovery.

"Chester and Tony are passionate and highly influential artists in their respective professions and each of them has achieved impressive and much-deserved success," stated Neil Portnow, the President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares.

"What unites them around the mission of MusiCares is their willingness to lend their time and talents to raise funds for our organization, and their desire to be of service to music people struggling with addiction. We truly appreciate their steadfast support and committed generosity."

As for the Stone Temple Pilots, this might seem like a clear message of the group moving on without their longtime singer. After the initial firing, Weiland has reacted with a series of mixed and even contradicting statements ranging from denial to symphaty.

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    Whoa, Chester's gonna be pretty happy, STP is one of his favourite bands. It's gonna be great performance.
    Sad that Scott and the band couldn't ever stay on the same page. I did like Army of Anyone though, cut a new record with the cat from Filter!
    Lol, poor Scott Weiland, both his former bands (STP and VR) there without him. That guy is such a ****up. Everyone on that list sounds awesome, except for Andy Dick.
    Yeah since when has Andy Dick been such an examplary reformed addict to be presenting at an event like this? Did he ever apologize for giving Phil Hartman's wife coke and making her relapse on the night she murdered him?
    So... there's not actually gonna be any members of GNR there then, is there? It seems UG never got the memo, but Slash and Duff have been officially out of GNR for about 15+ years now. I can promise you that anyone who might be reading that headline and doesn't know who Slash and Duff are wouldn't care anyway.
    That's like one big kick in the nuts to Scott. "Hey look at all my ex band mates getting together and having fun"
    When two big named bands don't want to work with you anymore, you got a problem. Scott, if you are reading this, please get help.