We finally know who the new singer for Stone Temple Pilots is!
After going up against over 15,000 hopefuls, former X-Factor contestant Jeff Gutt made his debut last night at an invite-only show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.
Guitarist Dean DeLeo described how Jeff came to be part of STP:
"We were not willing to settle. I mean, dude, think of the criteria that had to be filled here. You know, this is STP, man. So we would not settle. The fans deserve more than that. Jeff wasn't even part of the singer submissions.
But [base player] Robert happened to be playing a gig with the Hollywood Vampires in Michigan and somebody came backstage after the show and approached him and said, 'You should check this guy out. He's a local guy.' And Robert called me the next morning and was like, 'Hey, man ...'"
Plus, there’s a brand new song from the band called “Meadow.” It’s the first track from their forthcoming album that will drop next spring.
More shows are planned for next year. In the meantime, take a listen to new STP.