Stone Temple Pilots have recently dropped an amazing self titled album. In a new Interview, New Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Jeff Gutt talked about filling Scott Weiland’s shoes, stressing that blatant imitation is the last thing on his mind when it comes to fronting STP.
Chatting with Detroit News, Jeff also pointed out that taking on one of Scott’s staple live props – the megaphone – is out of the question. The singer explained:
“There’s nothing preconceived, and I don’t go up there to do an impression of Scott. I try to feel the music as best I can, and if there’s little hints of Scott here or there, then I see that as a good thing.”
Focusing on the megaphone, Gutt simply said:
“That’s sacred with him.”
The source also noted:
“A megaphone did play an important role in Gutt’s path to STP, however. On the day he received a phone call that he got the gig, Gutt was living in a house share in Los Angeles. He ducked into a laundry room to take the call in private, and as he was hearing the news, he glanced down at the floor and saw a megaphone sitting next to the washing machine. ‘I felt like that was Scott’s way of giving me a little nod,’ Gutt says.”