Let’s just breathe a sigh of relief. There were numerous reports floating around today that Scott Stapp who sang with Creed, would become the new singer for Stone Temple Pilots after the departure of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and the passing of former STP singer Scott Weiland in December. The band has gotten ahead of the rumor mill, to confirm that is not true with a post from their official Twitter.
The talk of Stapp in STP started with a broadcasted interview this morning, where he heavily hinted at joining the legendary alternative band but stayed short of saying it out loud. So to be clear, Stapp never said he was going to join STP at all but responded he “could neither deny or confirm it.” The response online in comments sections at numerous sites was clear, STP fans did not want to see this happen and they were pretty mad at the idea possibly becoming a reality.
A representative for Scott Stapp told Consequences of Sound the following “Right now Scott is busy on his solo tour. His next project will be announced in June.” Well good luck on that, hopefully everyone comes out of this confusion in a better place.
STP recently held auditions for a new singer to join the band but has made no announcement of a new singer.