Stone Temple Pilots are hoping their fans can help fill the big empty space in their lineup.
The alt-rock band is launching a worldwide talent search to find a new lead singer two months after their original frontman Scott Weiland died from a drug overdose.
“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,” surviving co-founders Robert and Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz wrote in a statement on their official site, where hopefuls can submit audition videos.
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“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,” they wrote.
Weiland, who perished on Dec. 3 from a toxic combination of cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol, had actually left the band four years ago amid friction over his drug use.
The band Stone Temple Pilots (from l.) Dean Deleo, Eric Kretz, and Robert Deleo, pictured in 2010, are looking to fill the huge void left by their late original singer, Scott Weiland.
But the gravel-voiced singer behind such hits as “Creep” and “Sour Girl” still cast a huge shadow over Stone Temple Pilots even after he was replaced by Chester Bennington on the group’s last album.
Bennington, however, recently dropped out amicably to focus full time on his other band, Linkin Park.
“No one will ever ‘replace’ Scott, that was never the intent,” the members of STP wrote.
“The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve and to do what we do … make music!”
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