Stone Temple Pilots Recruit The Dirty Hooks As The Opening Act For Their March 2018 Shows

Stone Temple Pilots have recruited The Dirty Hooks as the opening act for their March U.S. dates. This will be Stone Temple Pilot’s first full tour with their new singer Jeff Gutt (ex-Dry Cell).

Tour Dates:

03/02 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
03/04 San Diego, CA – Observatory
03/08 Pasadena, CA – The Rose
03/09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
03/10 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
03/12 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
03/13 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/15 Portland, OR – Roseland
03/16 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/17 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
04/28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock Festival
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

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Stone Temple Pilots Announce 2018 U.S. Tour, Guitarist Dean DeLeo Talks New Album

Stone Temple Pilots have announced a 2018 U.S. tour. This will the band’s first full trek with their new singer Jeff Gutt (ex-Dry Cell).

Tour Dates:

03/02 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
03/04 San Diego, CA – Observatory
03/08 Pasadena, CA – The Rose
03/09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
03/10 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
03/12 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
03/13 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/15 Portland, OR – Roseland
03/16 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/17 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
04/28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock Festival
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

In other news, guitarist Dean DeLeo recently told Billboard the following about the group’s new album:

“If there wasn’t new music I don’t know that we’d really have a leg to stand on, but we’re sitting on 14 new songs right now. We wanted to have that ability to create new music and to go on and make more records and more music that we can just pile into the STP canon.”

He also added:

“[The album] is very STP. It goes from acoustic-based, beautiful things to really hard-hitting, heavy moments. We just have that ability to not be in one place, musically. So this record is just like any other STP record in that regard.”

DeLeo also talked a bit about late former singer Scott Weiland:

“I felt like I was slighted with Scott. As great as he was, my entire life was two steps forward and three steps back. So I’ll tell you, it was a real pleasure to be able to write and record a record under these circumstances [with Gutt.] It’s something I haven’t experienced in decades, so this feels great.”

Watch Some Official Live Footage From Stone Temple Pilots’ First Show With New Singer Jeff Gutt

On November 14, Stone Temple Pilots played their first show with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (ex-Dry Cell) at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA as part of a special concert for SiriusXM subscribers. Now, SiriusXM have uploaded official footage of “Still Remains” and “Meadow” from the show.

Stone Temple Pilots Premiere New Song “Meadow”

Stone Temple Pilots have premiered a new track titled “Meadow.“ This is their first song with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (ex-Dry Cell).

Gutt told Rolling Stone the following about joining the band:

“I was probably 16 or 17 when ‘Core‘ came out and I just remember how Scott could cater to the song and create these characters. That blew me away. I was really studying singers at the time and Scott was at the top of the list. So walking in on that first day, it was crazy. I mean, you have dreams about things like this. I still feel a little Mark Wahlberg–ish.”

Guitarist Dean DeLeo commented on recruiting the singer:

“He was one of the last guys we saw, in the last two days of auditions. And that was just over a year ago – September of 2016.

Jeff wasn’t even part of the singer submissions. But Robert happened to be playing a gig with the Hollywood Vampires in Michigan and somebody came backstage after the show and approached him and said, ‘You should check this guy out. He’s a local guy.’ And Robert called me the next morning and was like, ‘Hey, man …'”

He also added:

“You know, Mr. Weiland paved quite a way. Because not just anybody can sing this catalog. You need someone who really knows how to sing. And Jeff kind of has it all, man. He has that baritone, and he’s also able to get into that tenor world. He’s a real singer.”

Head to Rolling Stone to read more.

Stone Temple Pilots Officially Recruit Former “X Factor” Singer Jeff Gutt As Their New Frontman

Stone Temple Pilots have officially welcomed former “X Factor” contestant Jeff Gutt to the band as their new vocalist. The group confirmed the news to Eddie Trunk during a SiriusXM special, which aired tonight (November 14). Gutt has been working with the band on a new album and the first single “Meadow” has been released to radio, with an online release coming soon. The singer will make his live debut with Stone Temple Pilots at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA tonight as part of an invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers.

Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo Opens Up About Scott Weiland & Chester Bennington

Stone Temple Pilots’s Dean DeLeo was recently interviewed by Guitar World to discuss the 25th anniversary edition of “Core.“ During the chat, he also opened up about the band’s former singers Scott Weiland, who overdosed in 2015, and Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), who took his own life in July.

DeLeo said the following:

“It was very sad digging into those demos. It took me right back to the rehearsal room, and to all the memories. You know, Scott and I were roommates back then. We rented a house out in Highland Park. And we lived together while writing and recording and touring that first record. And…yeah, man, it was such a different scenario from Chester because, Chester, that was very, very sudden. And unexpected. Whereas it was the complete opposite with Scott. It was, you know, a 12-, 14-year suicide.

But I’ll tell you what, man, Scott was just an incredible human being. An incredibly gifted and talented human being. I mean, you saw the guy’s body, right? He was like a genetic masterpiece. So strong. And whatever he did, it was like, “You wanna go hit golf balls?” And he’s hitting them 200 yards, straight. “Let’s go waterskiing.” He’s just shredding it. He was just that guy.

Whatever he did he was really, really good at. And I’ll fucking say this loud and proud: Scott Weiland was one of the best lyricists of our time. His lyrics and his melodies and his delivery…he was the fucking best, man. It was an honor to be onstage with that cat. And it was an amazing place to be there with him while writing a song. I miss that guy. I miss the guy he was. I’ve missed him for about 15 years.”

He also added the following about Bennington:

“You know, we lost an angel, man. We lost an angel. [pauses] I loved Chester dearly, man. He was just an exquisite guy. I really, really loved him. And I’m really, really going to miss him for the rest of my days.”

Head to Guitar World to read the full interview in which he also discusses touring with Megadeth in the ’90’s and more.