Stone Temple Pilots accept applications for new singer

Agence France-Presse

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Stone Temple Pilots accept applications for new singer
The band seeks a new singer following the death of frontman Scott Weiland in December

NEW YORK, USA – For fans of 1990s-style grunge rock who never quite made it, a dream job is now available – vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots.

The rockers on Friday, February 5 announced an open application process for a new singer after celebrated frontman Scott Weiland died from drug use. (READ:
Grammy-winning ‘grunge’ singer Scott Weiland dead at 48)

“We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that,” the band wrote on its website.

“If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you.”

The California-based band did not expand on its criteria or set a deadline.

But its website immediately received numerous submissions from singers who offered their takes on Stone Temple Pilots songs such as “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart.”

Since Weiland’s death in December, the band has been performing with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park but Stone Temple Pilots said it was not possible for the singer to keep fronting two bands.

“No one will ever ‘replace’ Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music!” the band wrote.

Weiland, along with the late Kurt Cobain, was one of the iconic singers of the grunge era and became known for his versatile voice that went from steady baritone to raspy and intense.

But he was also notorious for his drug and alcohol use.

He died at age 48 on the band’s tour bus in Minnesota, where a medical examination found a mix of drugs in his system. –

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