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Stone Temple Pilots Recording New Music with Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington

by Shawn Christ   Jan 12, 2015 20:18 PM EST

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A few days after Scott Weiland said he would be opened to reuniting with Velvet Revolver, his former group, Stone Temple Pilots, announced that it would be making new music with current singer Chester Bennington. Bassist Robert DeLeo took to Twitter to let fans know that the band has been hard at work writing new tunes with the Linkin Park vocalist. Recording of the new album started today (Jan. 12), Blabbermouth reports.

"It's been a great week for writing new songs here at HOMeFRY.... New STP starting Monday... Stay tuned," DeLeo wrote.

Previously, Bennington and STP released an EP titled High Rise in 2013. It contained the hit "Out of Time."

"I'm very proud to have had the honor to have worked with Scott [Weiland] in the past — really, at a time when there was no one better, in my opinion. I'm really, really excited about what we carved out, and I'm just as honored and just as proud of what we're embarking upon right now," guitarist Dean DeLeo said prior to the EP's release.

Weiland left STP in February of 2013, and a full-length album was put on the shelf so that Bennington could concentrate on his primary band, Linkin Park.

That doesn't seem to be a problem with the STP boys, though.

"His main concern definitely is Linkin Park and, you know, when he's busy with them, it offers Dean and Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself some time to really get some new music together. And when he's available, that's when we work, man, and we make the best of that time," Robert added.

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