Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington Plot ‘High Rise’ EP
Five-song sans-Weiland set will coincide with new tour
Despite trading lawsuits with ex-frontman Scott Weiland, the remaining dudes in Stone Temple Pilots were able to carve out enough studio time with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington to record an EP. Due out October 8, High Rise features five songs presumably including the rejiggered group’s first fiery creation, “Out of Time.” (Though probably not that live Slash-assisted cover of David Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes.”)
It’s been six months and a day since the glam-grunge band sent Weiland into the big empty, leading to Bennington’s hiring in May and a new copacetic existence for STP. “It was a quality-of-life decision and that really what it’s about,” bassist Robert DeLeo recently said in a radio interview, according to Blabbermouth. “That’s where we wanted to be. Chester is a person that’s really surrounded by good fortune and that’s something you want to be around. It’s no longer three guys in a room, trying to make a record or trying to get a tour together — it’s four guys in a room.”
Though the five guys’ murky legal issues continue (can’t they all just get a burger?), the those who are currently a part of Stone Temple Pilots will head out on the road with Filter beginning September 4 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Visit their official site for tour dates.