Stone Temple Pilots have annonced Jeff Gutt as the bands new singer, further have got a new record coming our way too. The band reportedly reviewed about 15,000 submissions online before selecting more than 30 singers to audition in person with the group at Studio 606 in Los Angeles.
They made Gutt’s membership official at a private show last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, and have since shared this press release.
“We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy,” guitarist Dean DeLeo explained.
“It was clear right away that Jeff had the range to sing vocally challenging songs like ‘Piece of Pie’ and ‘Interstate Love Song,’ bassist Robert DeLeo said. “But we soon discovered that he also has a great ear for melody and knew how to write a song.”
“Jeff kept coming up with one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album,” drummer Kretz added.
“No one will ever fill Scott’s shoes and I’m not trying to – he’s a legend. But these songs deserve to be performed and people want to hear them. I’m just honoured that the guys chose me to help them continue to build this band’s legacy,” Gutt said.
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