Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo Wants To Sing For Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots are still searching for a new singer, and Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo said she would definitely sing for the band, and that she actually did do an open audition for them. She also went on to say that she feel[s] like [she’s] the right person” for the gig.

She told Alternative Nation the following when asked if she would sing for Stone Temple Pilots:

“Absolutely. I feel like I know the DeLeo brothers and Eric Kretz. But I’m much more closer to rock n’ roll than a lot of people – I was born with a Led Zeppelin record in my hand, y’know? And that being said, the Stone Temple Pilots – to me – have always been like the modern day Led Zeppelin. And I really always felt like I understood Scott’s melodic sensibility. I always understood his masculine/femininity.

I just feel like it’s so meant to be. I feel like I’m the right person for the right equation, because not only would I do my damndest to honor the Stone Temple Pilots catalog – which is extremely Biblical to me – but more so than ever, I would love, love, love to create new music with the Stone Temple Pilots. With the DeLeo brothers. They are pretty much my top favorite of all musicians of all time. And I just feel like lyrically, melodically, the shit I’ve been through, that I would be able to deliver really.

I honestly don’t think they really know the true essence and limitlessness of who I am as an individual, or a vocalist, or a front person. I think the only really good way for them to judge would be to actually get me in the room with them, or doing something new with them – to show them. Because I definitely have the sensibility. I know what they’re looking for. I know what they want.

I’ve watched many, many interviews with Dean and Robert, talking about kind of singer they want. And I’m the person. I know I am. And I know as far as loyalty…and if they wanted to do a lounge version of “Plush,” or a bossa nova version of “Big Bang Baby,” or a Spanish version of “Where the River Goes” or “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” I know they’re looking for that singer that if they present like a jazz version of let’s just say, “Dead & Bloated,” they need a vocalist that can “chameleon” their way vocally, lyrically, melodically into a new song or this already existing song that they would want to do, and make it into this different kind of version. Because that’s the kind of band that they are – they have no limits.

And the songwriting ability, they’re some of my favorite songwriters. Robert DeLeo is one of my favorite bass players, one of my favorite songwriters. Only because I know what I would put into that project too, and I know my own personal love of music and what music means to me, and what the Stone Temple Pilots’ music means to me. Everything that they were and everything that they contributed to rock n’ roll…I would lose my mind if I got a call to just be like, ‘Hey, come on and come down. Maybe we’ll jam on something new.’

I think a lot of great people might be getting lost with the way that they’re doing it. Because I haven’t heard anything about anything – since they put that whole thing up. And I actually went that route. Just because I’m in the business or didn’t think I should get any kind of special treatment because I’m in somewhat of a successful act or whatever, I went through the rings like everybody else, and then I didn’t hear anything.

I spoke to Eric a year ago, and I haven’t really spoken to Eric since. God knows what they were going through – or went through…”

Head to Alternative Nation to read more.

Stone Temple Pilots Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland On First Anniversary Of His Death

It has been exactly one year since the tragic death of Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, etc.). To commemorate this sad day, his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots posted a tribute, which you can read below.

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“Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone.

We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories.

Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.

There was a time when we looked up to one another.

Each of us wanting one another’s approval.

The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine.

When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it.

We miss you Scott.”

Stone Temple Pilots Say They Have “Been Rehearsing With Several Singers Over The Past Few Weeks”

Entertainment Tonight  recently reported that Stone Temple Pilots had recruited former “X Factor” contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist. Now the band have shot down those rumors by sending the site this statement:

“The band has been rehearsing with several singers over the past few weeks. They haven’t made a decision yet.”

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Stone Temple Pilots To Reunite With Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington For From Bach To Rock

Despite parting ways back in November, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) will join Stone Temple Pilots for a special one-off benefit show. The band will be performing at From Bach To Rock at the Norris Theater in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, on March 26, to raise money for Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Schools. Other artists set to perform include: Chas West, Monte Pittman, Marten Andersson, Gary Wright, Yutong, Stan Sharp, and Jane Lee.

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Stone Temple Pilots Begin Searching For New Singer

Following the departure of Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), and the tragic death of Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots are officially looking for a new vocalist. If you want to try out, head over to stonetemplepilots.com.

The band issued the following statement:

“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, 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.
Love,
Robert, Eric, Dean“

UPDATE: Dean DeLeo has since talked to Rollings Stone about the search. He said the following:

“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.”

He also added

“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.”

Head to Rolling Stone to read more.

Watch Stone Temple Pilots’ Musical Tribute To Scott Weiland

Stone Temple Pilots have share a video of them paying tribute to their late ex-frontman Scott Weiland. The clip features the band listening to their song “Atlanta,“ and discussing how this particular track really showcases Weiland’s musical abilities. Check it out below:

Dean DeLeo had the following to say to Rolling Stone:

“Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared. We put the master up of a song called ‘Atlanta‘ from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you. Together let’s honor Scott… ‘Memories of Candles and Incense.’ Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott.”

Weiland passed away on December 3, 2015, after overdosing on cocaine, MDA and alcohol. He was 48.

Stone Temple Pilots Perform With Joss Stone On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

During last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Stone Temple Pilots performed their track “Interstate Love Song” with Joss Stone. You can check out some footage of that below:

STP are currently seeking a new vocalist, after it was revealed that Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) exited the band.