Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Reveals What The Band Are Looking For In A New Singer


Yesterday Stone Temple Pilots launched an open call tryout to become the new singer for their band. Should you want some insight into what they are looking for, guitarist Dean DeLeo spoke with on the matter. When asked what they are looking for, he offered:

“We’ll know when it’s the right person before they’ll even open their mouth, just when they walk into the room. We’re looking to be moved by somebody. You know Glen Campbell said to me a long time ago, “Dean, you got to live it to write it” — and you kind of know when that person walks into a room. I want to be hit in that place in my soul where music buries itself. That feeling, man. That’s what we want.”

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In response to whether or not the band are looking for someone trying to emulate their former frontmen Scott Weiland or Chester Bennington, he replied:

“Look, here’s how I look at it: A great singer will carry an average band; a great band won’t carry an average singer. So what we’re looking for is a pretty tall order, man. We’ve had the fortune of playing with some of the greatest and most talented singers out there, Tyler being one of them. Robert, Eric and I know what we want, and, like I said earlier, when that person walks into a room, we’ll know.”

There’s more on their hunt and how they are coping with the passing of Weiland to be read over at

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