Alternative Nation shared a new report on the status of new Stone Temple Pilots vocalist, saying:
“As we reported last year, Stone Temple Pilots have filmed the audition process for a documentary project.
“Einar Vilberg, a Kurt Cobain lookalike who auditioned for STP last year and was told he wouldn’t be moving forward with the band, was the first to inform us about this last year.
“An anonymous source has indicated to Alternative Nation that John Borja and Jeff Gutt have worked with STP, but that the band have tried out many other singers.
“Gutt rehearsed with STP back in May with former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo present. J. Lynn Johnston from Mad At Gravity was tried out, but he apparently didn’t work out.
“The biggest name to try out that this source is aware of was Death From Above 1979 frontman Jesse Keeler. Keeler wrote material with the band, but he has now gotten Death From Above 1979 going again.”
Focusing on a new name, the source noted:
“A singer STP really like is Pete Murray from Lo-Pro, Life on Planet 9, and currently White Noise Owl.
“Murray has written music with STP. Murray lives relatively close to where STP work, and he’s friends with Tommy Lee.
“Murray also sang in the band Ultraspank in the late-’90s and early 2000s, and they played shows with Linkin Park.
“Stone Temple Pilots recently confirmed they have been working with a singer, but wouldn’t confirm their identity, outside of stating that the singer is male.”
Bassist Robert DeLeo recently told Rolling Stone:
“We’ve been working with someone – I don’t want to name names yet – and we’re making music.
“I don’t know if he’s well-known or unknown; I don’t look at him as ‘well-known.’ But we’re writing music and we’re hopefully looking at finishing a record and putting it out soon.”