Xero21 Posted May 19, 2013 Share Posted May 19, 2013 (edited) In a move that has caught seemingly everyone from the Linkin Park fanbase to the Stone Temple Pilot fanbase to music fans in general off guard, Chester joined the Stone Temple Pilots on stage at the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA as the lead singer for the band. The band was the "surprise guest" of the show, similar to what Foo Fighters did to Linkin Park in 2011 at the show - showing up and playing unannounced as a surprise. A timed release of a brand new song "Out Of Time" to KROQ followed the performance, with STP issuing a press release and Chester even confirming that he hasn't left Linkin Park. KROQ.com adds: "If seeing is believing, the audience at Weenie Roast 2013 definitely left as believers in the power of music. The unbelievable magic of the night was doubly-amplified after all the amazing sets earlier when sonic swamis of alt-stadium rock, Stone Temple Pilots, brought Chester Bennington from Linkin Park out as a featured vocalist." SETLIST: 01. Vasoline 02. Big Bang Baby 03. Wicked Garden 04. Sex Type Thing 05. Out Of Time (Live Debut) 06. Interstate Love Song 07. Dead And Bloated 08. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart A few songs of the webcast can be found below. Hopefully more surfaces soon! They have debuted a new single "Out Of Time". Listen to the full song and even download a copy for yourself here. The STP website has been updated with a full press release by the band as well as pictures of the guys and Chester. "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” said guitarist Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result." "I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me," explained Bennington. "When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP."" Chester adds on Twitter: "Just played the first show with STP! It was fucking AMAZING!" "Check out our new song available for download free now at http://stonetemplepilots.com" "FYI, I will never leave LP. We are currently working on a new record and its awesome!" Tour dates for STP w/ Chester: 18.05.2013 Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, KROQ Weenie Roast 19.05.2013 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Live 105's BFD 2013 30.05.2013 Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia, MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert What do you think of Chester joining Stone Temple Pilots? EDIT: Chester will be on KROQ's Kevin & Bean Monday morning. Here is a video of the new song 'Out Of Time' live from the Weenie Roast show: Rolling Stone has posted a very positive review of the performance, which you can read in full here. "As the rotating stage turned around following a joyous set from Vampire Weekend, the opening notes of Stone Temple Pilots’ "Vasoline" filled the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. On the drum riser, a man stood with his back to the audience until it came time to deliver the opening line, "One time a thing occurred to me." And with that, the venue exploded as Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington turned and leaped into action, filling in on this night for the recently fired Scott Weiland." Edit: Chester has confirmed that he is now the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park. Also they are considering an album and tour. Video here. Source ChesterBNetwork. Edited May 19, 2013 by Numbrocker Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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