Published May 02, 2016Alt rock survivors Stone Temple Pilots might be moving from one Scott to another if the following rumours are true. According to reports, the band will replace the late Scott Weiland with a new frontman in Creed crooner and erstwhile movie reviewer Scott Stapp.
The yarling hard rock singer hinted at his potential new gig in an interview with Atlanta's Rock 100.5. Stapp first said he could "neither confirm nor deny" the rumours that he was joining STP, but then he dropped a whole bunch of hints.
"I'm excited to be back out on the road also been working on a new album with a new group of guys," he said. "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."
When pressed further about Stone Temple Pilots, he said, "I will tell you this, there is a six-degree separation connection between this new project and the band you mentioned."
UPDATE (5/2, 7:30 p.m.): Despite the rumour, STP has stepped in to quash it all, saying that Stapp will not be the band's new singer.
Despite recent comments, Scott Stapp is not, nor has he ever been considered as the singer for STP.— Stone Temple Pilots (@STPBand) May 2, 2016
UPDATE (5/3, 3 p.m.): Well, it seems Stapp wasn't totally out for lunch, as it's been confirmed that he will be the new singer of Art of Anarchy, a band that featured the late Scott Weiland.
While it might seem too far-fetched to be true, keep in mind that we're currently living in an era where Axl Rose is the frontman of AC/DC. Truly anything is possible.
If Stapp were to step into STP, he'd be the group's third frontman. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington fronted the band momentarily following Weiland's exit in 2013.