In a recent interview, singer Jeff Gutt was asked if there is any song from the Stone Temple Pilots catalogue that is “off limits” for him to sing – out of respect for the band’s original frontman, Scott Weiland. Referring to the rest of the group, Gutt replied, “Well, that’s more up to these guys, but I have a particular thing with “‘Sour Girl,” just because I feel it’s written… it’s a personal message, so I don’t know… To me, that one’s a little off limits. But other than that, I’m game.”
Drummer Eric Kretz was there as well and said of Gutt, “When he came into the audition, man, he nailed it. He actually came in and sang “Piece of Pie.” Now we get to pull out stuff in concert that we haven’t really busted into in about 20-something years.
The band’s first studio recording with Gutt was released in March.
- Regarding how Stone Temple Pilots narrowed down the tracks they wanted each vocalist to tackle during the audition process, Kretz said: “It’s a tough thing, ’cause we wanted to give people a variety of songs to choose from, because some people’s voices were great for “Interstate Love Song,” but then when they got to “Dead & Bloated,” they just couldn’t hit it. Or something like “Piece of Pie,” whereas Jeff could actually hit everything.”
- Gutt made his live debut with the band last November in Los Angeles.
- STP recently did its first round of dates in support of the new album and will join forces with BUSH and THE CULT for the first time this summer for the tri-headlining, Revolution 3 Tour.
- The North American amphitheater trek begins on July 18 in Nashville and will hit an additional 19 cities over six weeks before concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on September 2. Each group will perform a full set in a different order each night.
- Weiland died in December 2015 from a lethal mix of drugs and alcohol while on a tour with his solo act, The Wildabouts.
Story Source: Blabbermouth