Published May 19, 2013In case you've missed out on all the Stone Temple Pilots drama this year, original singer Scott Weiland is once again estranged from the rest of the alt-rock crew. When this happened in years past, the band opted to move on without him in various guises (Talk Show, Army of Anyone), but now they've brought Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington under the STP banner to reveal new tune "Out of Time."
According to a statement on the band's website, Bennington was "at the top of the list" of singers they were considering working with on some new material. The track itself features sticky hard rock licks, a bit of a Zeppelin-ish pre-chorus, and newbie Bennington howling out misanthropic lyrics about fleeting happiness. You can figure out for yourself whether or not the new tune is a big bang by streaming it down below, baby.
On top of the studio collaboration, the band and Bennington also played this track and classic STP cuts like "Vaseline" and "Interstate Love Song" at last night's (May 18) KROQ's Weenie Roast music festival in Irvine, CA. Despite the onstage activity, apparently we shouldn't get too used to the sound of these artists collaborating.
"Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," guitarist Dean DeLeo said in a statement. "We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we're all really happy with the result."