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 Have Been “Making Music” With A New Singer

It is unknown who Stone Temple Pilots have recruited to join the band as their new singer, but they have been “making music” with the mysterious vocalist. Robert DeLeo told Rolling Stone the following:

“We’ve been working with someone — I don’t want to name names yet — and we’re making music. I don’t know if he’s well known or unknown; I don’t look at him as ‘well known.’ But we’re writing music and we’re hopefully looking at finishing a record and putting it out soon.”


Amaranthe Officially Welcome Nils Molin (Dynazty) To The Band

Amaranthe have officially recruited Dynazty’s Nils Molin as their replacement for ex-vocalist Jake E. Olof Mörck commented:

“Great news! The AMARANTHE line-up is once again complete – and what an addition Nils Molin is! He was at the very top of the list for the male vocals position, and has already proved his worth on a number of shows with AMARANTHE across Europe. Nils is a born rockstar in every aspect yet with a natural sense of humility, and is certain to leave no fan disappointed! He has gathered a vast amount of experience together with DYNAZTY, and as such has honed his performance skills to perfection; since stepping in he is already a natural part of the line-up. Catch Nils on our upcoming European tour, or any of the planned shows for 2017 – and expect great things to come out of this soon!”

Westfield Massacre Welcome New Vocalist Seann Nicols (Ex-Quiet Riot, Etc.), Announce U.S. Tour

Westfield Massacre have announced the addition of vocalist Seann Nicols (ex-Quiet Riot, etc.) to their lineup. He will be taking over for Tommy Vext, who recently joined Bad Wolves.

Westfield Massacre commented:

“We are committed to fulfilling all obligations and promises we’ve made to our fans. We have secured the legal right to perform and do business as Westfield Massacre. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for our fans to understand the internal workings of a band. We appreciate all of our fans support as we move forward and are anxious to deliver our record and get back on the road.”

Vext previously said that his departure was going to be amicable, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore with him posting the following:

“So my social media accounts have all been hacked and I’ve been blocked from #WestfieldMassacre’s pages and deleted from all the photos 😂

Looks like I’ll be leaking the new record on my private page in the next 48 hours.

Tag a friend who paid for the Kickstarter below to get the downloadable link as soon as it’s up
Vive la libération ! 🇫🇷🙈😂”

In other news, Westfield Massacre have also announced a U.S. tour:

07/07 Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp (with Desolate The Few)
07/08 Eureka, CA – Little Red Lion (with Desolate The Few)
07/09 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX (with Desolate The Few)
07/10 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven (with Desolate The Few)
07/11 Billings, MT – Railyard (with Desolate The Few)
07/12 Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem (with Desolate The Few)
07/13 Laguna Niguel, CA – The Karman Bar (with Firing All Cylinders & Desolate The Few)
07/14 Bell Gardens, CA – American Legion 465 (with Firing All Cylinders & Desolate The Few)
07/15 Scottsdale, AZ – Rockbar Inc (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/16 Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/18 Springfield, MO – Regency Live (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/19 Warren, MI – The Ritz (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/20 Gates, NY – Pineapple Jacks (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/21 Wilmington, DE – Bar XIII (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/23 Elmhurst, NY – Blackthorn 51 (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/24 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/25 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/26 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/28 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/30 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club (with Firing All Cylinders)
08/01 Omaha, NE – Shamrock’s Pub & Grill (with Firing All Cylinders)
08/02 Englewood, CO – Moe’s BBQ (with Firing All Cylinders)

Starkill Officially Welcome Vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier To The Band, Announce North American Tour

Starkill have officially welcomed vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier the band. With this news, the group have also announced a North American tour.

Tour Dates:

06/28 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
06/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music Lounge
06/30 Queens, NY – Blackthorn 51
07/01 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/02 Ville de Quebec, QC – L’Anti
07/03 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
07/04 Toronto, ON – Coalition
07/05 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
07/07 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
07/09 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
07/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/13 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/14 Edmonton, AB – Brixx

Invidia Part Ways With Travis Johnson (In This Moment)

Invidia (ex-Five Finger Death Punch, etc.) have parted ways with vocalist Travis Johnson (In This Moment). Taking his place will be Evan Seidlitz (ex-VYCES).


The band said the following:

“We respect Travis‘s choice to honor his commitment to In This Moment but it left us in a tough spot. It’s hard for us as well—Travis is family and is part of the Invidia story. We are beyond happy that Evan was interested and fits in so well in the Invidia camp. He’s a guy we all know well and the band as well as the fans are in great hands.

We sincerely hope you will all welcome Evan to the fold like we have and come see us on tour this summer!”

Johnson added:

“It was a really tough choice for me to step back from fronting Invidia. I love singing and am so proud of ‘As the Sun Sleeps‘. Invidia is family to me. I mean, I just can’t be in two places at the same time and I had to honor my commitment to in this moment. I can’t imagine a better fit than Evan. It was actually a suggestion I had brought up to the band.

I truly hope all of the In This Moment fans who have supported Invidia welcome him to the band. It’s a tough one knowing someone else is singing my tunes but I can’t see myself holding Invidia back.”