Stone Temple Pilots Drop Chester Bennington From Their Name, But Not Their Lineup


Having resolved some unspecified legal issues and presumably given fans time to adjust to having Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington on vocals, Stone Temple Pilots will be going by their normal moniker from now on. Previously the group were billd as ‘Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington‘. Bennington and the band have been working on a new full-length album lately and with the former saying of the name change to

“We can’t wait to get out and perform again, and you know, it’ll be fun to go out as just “Stone Temple Pilots.” [laughs] That’s exciting, because it really bothered me to see “Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington.” So I’m glad that’s gone and glad that that’s over. So, we’re super excited to get out and we can’t wait to play these songs. I can’t wait to get out and test out my hoof and see how it holds up to all the punishment.”

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Of the new material they have in the works for the album, Bennington said:

“I think it’s a lot different. I really don’t like talking about music that people aren’t hearing because it’s hard to describe what the music sounds like, but it’s super energetic. The riffs are really cool and the playing has been really insane. So, I think there’s going to be a lot of our STP fans out there that are super happy. Every guitar player in the world is going to want to learn how to play these riffs, whether it’s guitar or bass. Eric has done amazing too. Really it’s now coming down to making great melodies and coming up with some good lyrics.”

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