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Following the firing of their lead singer Scott Weiland in February, the Stone Temple Pilots have found a new frontman for their band -- and fans seem to be angry about the chosen replacement.
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington claimed Weiland’s spot, and in an interview after his first performance with STP at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles, he revealed how he came to join the group.
"Every band has it's own kind of vibe,” the 37-year-old singer said. “Stone Temple Pilots has this sexier, more classic rock feel to it. Linkin Park is a very modern, very tech-heavy type of band. I grew up listening to these guys. When this opportunity came up, it was just like a no-brainer."
Bennington plans on staying with Linkin Park in addition to joining STP, but fans seem to be having a hard time accepting him as the leader of the group.
After posting a link to the band’s new song “Out of Time” on their Facebook page, fans began lashing out at the addition of the new lead singer.
“I listened to this song,” one fan commented on Facebook. “It makes me wanna throw up. It was ok till the vocals kicked in. Linkin Park sucks, Chester sucks, and now STP sucks too. A damn shame.”
Wrote another: “Chester sounds like he's trying to do something he's not. It's terrible. Just like what everyone else said, Scott Weiland = STP and at least he's Read More »from Stone Temple Pilots fans bash new lead singer, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington