You’re probably in this post because you’re confused, and it’s okay, because I am too. Chester Bennington of nu-metal hybrid theorists, Linkin Park (okay, so they’re not nu-metal anymore, but I’m ignoring that), has officially taken Scott Weiland’s place as lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots.
The band and their new singer performed a set at the KROQ Weenie Roast over the weekend, and even performed a brand new song, “Out of Time.” On their website, the members of Stone Temple Pilots revealed their excitement about having Bennington on the team. Dean DeLeo stated:
Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time. We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.
You hear that, LP fans? Bennington is a multi-tasker, if you didn’t already know from his acting, so you won’t have to worry about STP taking up all of his time. He also made a statement about how he’s gone from fan to frontman:
I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me. When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.
So far, so good! You can watch Bennington performing with the band below, and you can download “Out of Time” FOR FREE right here!