May 15, 2016


Slipknot's Corey Taylor Joins Stone Temple Pilots For Benefit Concert: Watch

Since the untimely death of longtime frontman Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots have been testing the waters with a few new singers. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington originally filled the void, and rumors of Creed's Scott Stapp joining have also percolated, but it was Slipknot's Corey Taylor that appeared with the band at the Adopt the Arts benefit concert in Los Angeles last Thursday (May 12). 

A few videos of Taylor intoning a near-perfect imitation of Weiland's baritone growl have started to make the rounds, and it's definitely worth watching STP burn through "Sex Type Thing" above. 

This, of course, is not the first time Taylor has played the crowd-pleasing "Sex Type Thing" in a Los Angeles theater. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman joined a glut of rockers at the Roxy in Hollywood to honor Weiland with the song in December of last year. 

Going forward, there's no indication that Taylor's tenure with STP will be long-lasting—as Chester Bennington's was supposed to be—although the rocker is immortalizing his talents in a forthcoming film: Sharknado 4 will see Taylor cameo as a security guard, so definitely don't miss it.