May 2, 2016


Creed's Scott Stapp Will Replace Scott Weiland in Art Of Anarchy

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Update 5/3 2:18 P.M.: In a strange turn of events, Creed frontman Scott Stapp will, in fact, replace Scott the singer in Art of Anarchy, not Stone Temple Pilots, as previously assumed. If you're unfamiliar with the band, well, that's okay—they released their debut full-length just last year. Stapp will join Disturbed bassist John Moyer and ex-Guns N Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal in the supergroup. Read more about that here.

Update 5/2 5:18 P.M.: Stone Temple Pilots posted the following on their official Facebook page:

"Despite recent comments, Scott Stapp is not, nor has he ever been considered as the singer for STP."

Short, sweet and to the point. Stapp, it is with arms wide open that we say...stick with Creed!

Original Story 5/2 3:15 P.M.: Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland passed away late last year, and now the band is looking for a new singer. They're even asking you, oh rock fan, to try out for the gig. It's very 2016!

In a new interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5, Scott Stapp, singer of Creed, wouldn't confirm or deny that he's the next up to fulfill the role. According to Stereogum, here's what he told the radio station:

"I’m excited to be back out on the road also been working on a new album with a new group of guys. Guys from some pretty well-known rock bands that you guys will know. I can’t really share the details about it but there’s a lot of good things going on that I can’t tell you till later in June when we’ll be making the announcement…This other band I’m jamming with is its own band with its own band name."

He added, "I will tell you this, there is a six-degree separation connection between this new project and the band you mentioned."

Hmmm. One more not-so-subtle hint: when the DJ asked about the bus Stapp is currently using, one that used to belong to Weiland, the rock singer retorted, "Dude you are just on point, aren’t you?"

Let's see what happens next. For now, watch this video of Stone Temple Pilots reuniting with former frontguy, the face of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington.