ROCK NEWS REPORT 9 MAR 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGER DISCUSSES FRIENDSHIP WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON

Stone Temple Pilots have debuted a new song called “Never Enough” from their upcoming self-titled album, which is out next Friday (March 16th). In an interview accompanying the song at Yahoo!, new frontman Jeff Gutt discussed his friendship with previous STP singer, the late Chester Bennington, saying, "I knew Chester. I’ve known Chester since 2001. I was in a band called Dry Cell, and we were signed by the same guy that signed Linkin Park, so that’s how I knew him. He would come to some of our writing sessions and rehearsals; I’d see him in the studios that we were at. When we were recording, they’d be recording there. We just had a good friendship.”

Gutt also revealed that Bennington attended Gutt's first private audition for STP, explaining "(Bennington) called and asked if he could come. He wanted to be there for that first show. So, I put him on my guest list. It was very cool that he could be there for that.”

  • STP had been without a vocalist since November 2015, when Bennington -- who joined the group in early 2013 -- departed to spend more time with Linkin Park. Bennington committed suicide last July.
  • STP's original vocalist, Scott Weiland, reunited with the group in 2010 after an seven-year hiatus but was dismissed in 2013. He died in December 2015 of a drug overdose.
  • The band launched its first tour with Gutt last week and next plays in Las Vegas on Friday night (March 9th).

Story source: The PRP

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to "Never Enough":

PARAMORE ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

Paramore are set to embark on the After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5) with special guests Foster the People.

The trek launches June 12th in St. Augustine, Florida, with shows mapped out through July 24th, when the bands light up the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 24th in Morrison, Colorado. An additional special guest will be added to the bill in the coming weeks. Before setting out on tour,

Paramore will head down to Tennessee for a set at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning March 16th via Live Nation. Registration for Paramore’s fan presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan is open now through March 11. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning March 14th through March 15th.

Full Story: Billboard

Tour Dates Include:

Jul. 11   Corpus Christi, TX   Concrete Street Amphitheater

Jul. 13   Houston, TX   Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion

Jul. 14   Irving, TX   The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

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