STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist Dean DeLeo On Singer Search - “We’ll Know When It’s The Right Person Before They’ll Even Open Their Mouth”

Stone Temple Pilots are looking for a new singer. The band parted ways with Chester Bennington at the end of 2015. Guitarist Dean DeLeo talked to about what he’s looking for in a frontperson.

“We’ll know when it’s the right person before they’ll even open their mouth, just when they walk into the room”, says DeLeo. “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.”


STP’s original message follows: “2016 marks a new year for Stone Temple Pilots…

“A year of hope, optimism, and most importantly, new music! We are immensely proud of all that we have been able to share with you over the years. Music, music, music. We very much want to continue doing that, but that’s going to take a little help from all of you.

“As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott (Weiland), we had been working with the incomparable Chester Bennington. What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…

“We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that.

“If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you. No one will ever “replace” Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music! We look forward to seeing you.”

Enter the Stone Temple Pilots Singer Submission at this location.