Stone Temple Pilots moves forward
Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most famous rock ’n’ roll bands of the last 30 years and vital members of the grunge music in the 1990s, is basically starting again … again. Not many bands make it through a lead singer change, especially after losing Scott Weiland, but the San Diego-formed four-piece also had to recover from the death of second lead singer Chester Bennington. Remaining members Dean and Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz held an online search for their new voice. Enter Jeff Gutt, 41, who once sang for nu metal outfit Dry Cell but more famously appeared as one of the contestants on The X Factor and another iteration called X Factor USA, in which he placed second. STP V3 is off to a good start. Lead single “Meadow,” off upcoming album Stone Temple Pilots, reached No. 7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Gutt sounds an awful lot like Weiland, which should please longtime fans who will be happy to see the band continuing onwards.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m. March 9, starting at $29.50 plus tax and fee, 18+. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster