May 31, 2013


Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Will "Make a Lot of Music" With Stone Temple Pilots

Lester Cohen
Lester Cohen

When Linkin Park's Chester Bennington recently filled in for Scott Weiland on the mic with Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland wasn't too happy, releasing a scathing statement condemning the band for performing without him. Well, he won't be happy about this: Bennington tells Rolling Stone that he plans to record a treasure trove of new tunes with the STP members. 

"The creative juices have just been flowing – we've been writing, we have tons of great ideas," Bennington said. "Next week we're going back in the studio and hammering out some more music."

"We don't have a label," he said. "Everything we're doing is on our own, so we're just taking it one track at a time. We would love to sit down and hammer out a record, but the reality is we're gonna make music, we're gonna make a lot of it, and we're gonna be in a position to release a single at a time, go out and really give people music the way they want to get it," he said. 

"It is a good position to be in, and for us, all we care about is going out, making the legacy as great as it needs to be, as great as people expect it to be, and coming out with new music that lives up to that standard."

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo also commented on Bennington's new position fronting the band: "It just came about very harmoniously. I don't want to use the 's' word – serendipitous – but it really was. Very natural."

Ball's in your court, Scott.