Stone Temple Pilots are getting closer to finding their new singer
Band will continue auditioning hopefuls from April 18
Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they are set to begin the final stage of auditions for a permanent replacement for Chester Bennington.
Stone Temple Pilots started the process to find a replacement for Bennington in February, when the band announced that they would be holding open auditions to replace the singer, who took time away from Linkin Park to play with the band.
A statement about their search for a new singer on the band’s Facebook page said: “The three of us have chosen and are auditioning some very talented people. Auditions will start on April 18. We are thrilled to get in a room with each of these very talented individuals.”
Instrumental-only versions of their tracks ‘Interstate Love Song’, ‘Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart’ and ‘Vasoline’ were uploaded to their website for hopefuls to sing along with.
A message put out with the songs read: “We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. 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. If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band and tour with this band, we would dig earing from you. 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! We look forward to seeing you. Love.”
Now, after “many hours” sifting through applications, the band is set to start auditioning their final selections.