Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington announce new High Rise EP


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Sorry Scotty, but Stone Temple Pilots are moving ahead with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. The new collective, aptly dubbed Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, have announced the release of the High Rise EP. Although a tracklist’s forthcoming, the five song collection includes previously released single “Out of Time” and another new number titled, “Tomorrow”. It’ll surface October 8th via 12Star Records.

On the legal front, the band’s battle with ex-singer Scott Weiland continues. Speaking recently to Florida radio station The Gater (via Rolling Stone), the estranged frontman digressed on the situation, stating: “There’s a band agreement, a band contact agreement. They didn’t follow the rules that were set down. . . There has to be a reason for letting go a member; you have to give them a certain period of time to deal with it whatever different ways you want them to do.” He then added, “They’ll have to buy me out of the company.”

As previously reported, the remaining members of STP booted Weiland from the band in February and promptly sued him for using the band’s name and catalog amidst his solo tour, to which Weiland filed a countersuit seeking over $5 million in damages. For less dramatic fare, check out “Out of Time” below, keep calm, and then carry on or something.

Stone Temple Pilots 2013 Tour Dates:
09/04 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
09/06 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/07 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
09/09 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/10 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount
09/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpark
09/14 – Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino
09/17 – Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (Florida Panthers Event)
09/18 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/20 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
09/21 – Ft Myers, FL @ Shockwave Festival at Jet Blue Park
09/24 – Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center
09/26 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
09/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Freemont Street Experience
11/01 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live