Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington has confirmed that his surprise performance as the Stone Temple Pilots’ new lead singer last week was “the first time but not the last.”
In a recent interview with KROQ in Pasadena, Bennington continued by saying that singing for STP allows him to flex some vocal muscles that he hasn’t had the opportunity to do with Linkin Park, while still never turning his back on the band’s signature style.
“I got to sing and show my range a little bit,” he told KROQ. “I still got to [throw] a little scream in here and there but it’s really just so much different.”
Bennington added that he appreciates his Linkin Park band mates for letting him explore this new avenue in his career and is looking forward to making more music with STP.
After hearing the news, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash took to Twitter earlier this week, tweeting, “On a quick break from interviews, listening to new @STPband w/ @chesterbe [and it] sounds fantastic! Really excited for this new line-up.”
Slash announced yesterday that he will honor Chester Bennington at a benefit concert for the MusiCares MAP Fund on May 30, with STP also set to perform.
Check out Stone Temple Pilots’ official site for the latest updates on the band’s new album and upcoming tour dates.
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