First there was Scott Weiland. Then there was Chester Bennington. Now there’s… you?
Yes, it’s true: Stone Temple Pilots are without a vocalist and they’re holding open auditions.
Eric Kretz and Robert and Dean DeLeo dropped the news Friday (Feb.5). Bennington left the band last year, and though STP have already taken some inquiries, they’re opening the vacated position to everyone. Beginning Monday, those interested can head over to the band’s website and send over a virtual résumé including the following: a video introduction, a cover of a Stone Temple Pilots song, a photo and a short bio. Instrumental versions will be available on the site, so all you really need is a killer karaoke rendition of “Plush.”
“No one will ever ‘replace’ Scott, that was never the intent,” the band wrote. “The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music!”
The message also notes that submissions will be public and all candidates will have to agree to terms of service.
STP’s last full length was 2010’s self-titled effort, which featured the late Scott Weiland on vocals. Weiland — the original frontman — was booted from the band in 2013, and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington took his place. He contributed vocals to 2013’s High Rise EP, but left last year to focus on his primary band.
For some audition inspiration, here’s the music video for “Interstate Love Song”: