Stone Temple Pilots Settle With Scott Weiland
. Stone Temple Pilots appear to have settled their legal issues with their former frontman Scott Weiland and have now reverted to using their original name without appending "with Chester Bennington."
The Linkin Park and new STP frontman spoke about the resolution of the legal issues in an interview with AltWire. "We can't wait to get out and perform again, and you know, it'll be fun to go out as just Stone Temple Pilots [laughs]. That's exciting, because it really bothered me to see Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. So I'm glad that's gone and glad that that's over."
Bennington also discussed how the new album Stone Temple Pilots are currently working on will sound different from their 2013 High Rise EP. "I think it's a lot different. I really don't like talking about music that people aren't hearing because it's hard to describe what the music sounds like, but it's super energetic. The riffs are really cool and the playing has been really insane."
He adds, "So, I think there's going to be a lot of our STP fans out there that are super happy. Every guitar player in the world is going to want to learn how to play these riffs, whether it's guitar or bass. Eric has done amazing too. Really it's now coming down to making great melodies and coming up with some good lyrics."
Read the full interview here.