According to The Pulse Of Radio, the former singer of a short-lived STONE TEMPLE PILOTS offshoot band has ripped his ex-bandmates in a new interview. Dave Coutts, who recorded one album in 1997 with STP guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz under the name TALK SHOW, unloaded in an interview with BlastEcho, calling Dean DeLeo a “prick” and a “chord snob.”
Coutts said that he could “understand why [late STP singer Scott] Weiland got high,” adding that Dean and Kretz used to “talk a lot of shit” about Weiland when they were in TALK SHOW and did so “all the time we were together.” Coutts added that he is still on amiable terms with Robert.
But he also remarked that he felt it was “too soon” for STP to recruit a new vocalist, saying, “Scott just died, Chester [Bennington] just quit. I mean, come on, put it to bed.”
He added, “I think they’re playing in their own tribute band. That’s pretty sad.”