Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots Premiere “Never Enough”, New Frontman Discusses Friendship With Chester Bennington


Stone Temple Pilots have debuted a stream of “Never Enough” from their upcoming self-titled album, which is out next Friday, March 16th. The song premiered via Yahoo! and finds the band’s new frontman Jeff Gutt discussing his friendship with previous Stone Temple Pilots singer, the late Chester Bennington (also of Linkin Park, etc.). He commented:

“I knew Chester. I’ve known Chester since 2001. I was in a band called Dry Cell, and we were signed by the same guy that signed Linkin Park, so that’s how I knew him. He would come to some of our writing sessions and rehearsals; I’d see him in the studios that we were at. When we were recording, they’d be recording there. We just had a good friendship.”

As it turns out, Bennington also attended Gutt‘s first private audition for Stone Temple Pilots:

“It was my first private audition with STP, and he [Chester] called and asked if he could come. He wanted to be there for that first show. So, I put him on my guest list. It was very cool that he could be there for that.”

There’s more to be read on how Bennington‘s death impacted the album and more at Yahoo!.