WHO WILL REPLACE SCOTT WEILAND AS STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ LEAD SINGER?
If Slash is telling the truth and Stone Temple Pilots have indeed fired their lead singer Scott Weiland (like we reported yesterday), what should STP do if they decide to carry on without him? Have no fear Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz! GrungeReport.net has a list of the top candidates for the STP lead singer job.
AXL ROSE- Axl and Scott have quite the history, in March 2006 Weiland attacked Rose for claiming Slash had attempted to contact him and trash his Velvet Revolver bandmates, “Get in the ring. Go to the gym, motherfucker, or if you prefer, get a new wig, motherfucker. I think I’ll resist the urge to ‘stoop’ to your level. Oh shit, here it comes, you fat, botox-faced, wig-wearin’ fuck!” Robert DeLeo also yelled “Come out Axl!” at Scott Weiland at an STP show in May 2008 when he refused to come out of his trailer. Maybe Robert’s plea for Axl was a sign of things to come?
WILLIAM DUVALL- How about rather than just firing Scott Weiland, STP trade him to Alice In Chains for their singer William DuVall? DuVall has proven that he can front one iconic 90′s band, why not another?
SCOTINA WEILAND- If Scott really wants back in the band, why not put on a wig and claim to be Scotina Weiland, Scott’s female cousin? Cousin Scotina can take over, Scott can still pick up his paycheck, and everybody is happy!
DAVE COUTTS- A reunion of epic proporations! The long awaited return of Talk Show, the band 3/4 of STP were briefly in back in 1997 during the first of their three fallouts with Scott Weiland. This time though they could use the STP name and have a shot at commercial success!
TAYLOR MOMSEN- In a choice that would be sure to excite GrungeReport.net head reporter Magic Mike Mazzarone, why don’t STP inject some youth into the band with The Pretty Reckless lead singer Taylor Momsen? Momsen is a huge fan of 90′s bands, has feuded with Courtney Love, what’s not to like?
SCOTT STAPP- Scott Stapp has claimed that if he had killed himself in 2004 he would have become a ‘Kurt Cobain martyr type,’ well why not front an iconic Grunge era band? I don’t think there’s an STP fan out there who wouldn’t die to see Stapp and STP perform “Marlins Will Soar.”
BILLY CORGAN- BillCo has talked about his dislike of 90′s bands who rely on nostalgia and greatest hits setlists to cash in, why doesn’t he put his money where his mouth is and get Stone Temple Pilots back on track by creating a new album with them?
TIMBALAND- A few years ago Chris Cornell went to Timbaland when he wanted to change things up musically, it’s time for Stone Temple Pilots to follow suit! Perhaps Chris Cornell could even sing on a few tracks and we could get a Chris Cornell/Timbaland reunion mixed in with a new STP album.
SCOTT WEILAND GETS THE RIGHTS TO STONE TEMPLE PILOTS NAME- Another possibility is that Scott Weiland sues the DeLeo brothers and Eric Kretz for ownership of the Stone Temple Pilots name, and replaces them with his solo band (Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts).
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