After M83 have recently announced that they are looking for a new band member, the next band is looking for a band member over the internet. The Stone Temple Pilots just announced that they need a new lead singer. We show you how to join the Stone Temple Pilots audition.
Stone Temple Pilots
There is probably no need to introduce the magnificent Stone Temple Pilots. The band was formed as early as 1987 in San Diego by the two founding members Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo after a Black Flag Concert. With bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains they were one of the biggest music acts in the early 90ies and the rise of Grunge during that area. Their second (and also best-selling) album
“Purple” debuted at number one in the United States upon its release on June 7, 1994. It contained their hit song “Interstate Love Song” that topped the rock charts in the US for several weeks.
(Edit: Thanks to Michal for pointing out the error in the comments!)
After splitting up in 2002, some of the members focused on other projects. The probably most well-known one being the super-group “Velvet Revolver” which featured Stone Temple Pilot’s singer Scott Weiland, Slash and Duff McKagan from “Guns’n’Roses” among others.
In 2008, Stone Temple Pilots reunited for a North American tour and which eventually led to the release of their self-titled studio album “Stone Temple Pilots”.
Scott Weiland’s death in 2015
The band was subsequently touring the world. In December 2015, the rock world was shocked with the news that singer Scott Weiland had passed before a show in Minnesota.
With roughly 1.5m monthly plays on Spotify, the Stone Temple Pilots are still one of the biggest rock bands on this planet and have a broad fanbase all around the world.
Open position for a new lead singer
The band has released a statement on their website that they are looking for a new front singer, including the performance of a song which you can see here:
Submissions for that job can be filed under this website. There are still NO SUBSCRIPTIONS so that’s a big chance to get heard if you got the guts to go for it. (And obviously as we love musicianship, we strongly encourage you to do so).
Stone Temple Pilots auditions and backing tracks
We have prepared the following backing track for you to sing along.
You can contribute to the songs directly online on sofasession. We will pick the best submissions and promote them throughout our Social Media channels and who knows, maybe you will be the next singer of one of the greatest rock bands that have ever toured the face of this planet.