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Club Tattoo has released an iPhone App on iTunes today. You can download it here. Here’s a screenshot of how the application looks like. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Manager of Linkin Park Jordan Berliant discusses how Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington joined The Stone Temple pilots and the difficulties of replacing band members when executive decisions need to be made. Renman also said that he might get Chester on Skype and with him about it! We hope he does!
Scott Weiland has sent a letter to his fans via his Facebook page addressing the current STP lineup including Chester Bennington. Scott said that STP don’t have the right to call themselves that as he still considers himself being in the band. The remaining members of STP, Dean & Robert Deleo and Eric Kretz sued Weiland as they claimed, he tried to “sabotage” their new single with Chester.
The letter reads as follows:
A letter to my fans,
Like everybody else out there, I read about my band, Stone Temple Pilots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer. To tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. And it hurt.
But the band that played last weekend was not Stone Temple Pilots and it was wrong of them to present themselves as that.
First of all they don’t have the legal right to call themselves STP because I’m still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don’t have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots because it’s misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years.
When I tour on my own, it’s never as Stone Temple Pilots. It’s as Scott Weiland. The fans deserve to know what they’re getting.
Like any band that’s stood the test of time and made music for more than two decades, STP had a special alchemy – the four of us together were greater than any one of us apart. So if my former bandmates want to tour with a new singer, that’s their prerogative.
I don’t give a fuck what they call themselves, but it’s not Stone Temple Pilots.
And so I say to you, our fans, I’ll see you out there on the road this summer where I’m touring as “Scott Weiland” with my band The Wildabouts. But don’t give up on STP. I know I haven’t.
More on the lawsuit against Weiland as Loudwire reports:
Stone Temple Pilots apparently fired frontman Scott Weiland earlier this year and now the band has filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming that he plotted to sabotage their 20th anniversary tour, among other accusations.
TMZ.com reports that the band stated that Weiland was chronically late for performances and missed promotional gigs, which led to the band missing out on the substantial amount that would have been generated by their 20th anniversary trek. The group claims in the suit that Weiland had planned to seize all the glory from the trek and had gotten to the point where he was no longer communicating with the other members, thus trying to “hijack” the tour. According to the Associated Press, the suit states, “The band endured much strife and lost significant opportunities because of Weiland.”
Weiland has been touring as a solo act over the last few months, performing songs from Stone Temple Pilots two biggest records — ‘Core’ and ‘Purple,’ and the band says that he’s been inappropriately using the group’s name to further his solo career.
The band also claims that after they fired Weiland in February, he attempted to interfere with their plans to replace him with Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington and stop the release of the band’s new single, ‘Out of Time.’ “Enough is enough,” state the band members in their lawsuit. “Without relief from the court, Weiland will continue violating STP’s rights, misappropriating STP assets and interfering with the band’s livelihood.”
The group just resurfaced last weekend at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, Calif., where they made a surprise appearance with Bennington and debuted the new song.
The band is seeking unspecified damages and asking for a court ruling stripping Weiland of the ability to use the band’s name or songs for his own promotion.
Update: Hollywood Reporter has the entire complaint in PDF, apparently Weiland’s lawyer tried to disrupt the play of “Out Of Time” by telling KROQ to back off their support.
Stars Of The Season have announced on their Facebook page that the entertainment for their 2013 benefit will be Stone Temple Pilots led by Chester. The event will take place at Montelucia Resort And Spa in Paradise Valley, AZ on October 26th.
It’s bigger and better than ever!! Just announced….Stone Temple Pilots led by Chester Bennington will be the 2013 Live Entertainment for Stars of the Season. More to come…
Update: Press Release
DKMEDIA BREAKING- 05|24|2013- As the Advisory Council/Committee Chair of Publicity and Public Relations for the Banner Health Foundation’s Stars of the Season Event, dkmedia is excited to announce our entertainment for 2013. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, with new front man, CHESTER BENNINGTON who will be attending, performing live, and other special media events are in planning. We were privately informed of the confirmation Tuesday night, by Mrs. Talinda Bennington, and their son, Tyler. This year is truly gonna be amazing. Thank you STP, Chester, and all the red-tape, middle men, executives, and management involved to make this happen.
The band have announced their 9th internation LPU Summit on August 15th in Hong Kong. More info:
The LP Underground will be hosting the 9th International LPU Summit on August 15, 2013 in Hong Kong*. Previous LPU Summits have taken place in London, Sydney, Chicago, Hamburg, Tokyo, Camden, Cape Town, and Auckland. Summit activities give fans experiences they can’t get anywhere else and are a special part of the LP Underground membership experience. You can watch the LPTV episode from the London Summit HERE.
PAST SUMMIT ACTIVITIES HAVE INCLUDED:
-Meet & Greet with Linkin Park
-Watching Linkin Park warm up on stage before doors
-Walking across Linkin Park’s stage
-Raffle for a chance to watch part of the show from the side of the stage or take photos from the photo pit
-Auction for signed and rare items like signed one-on-one photo with the band, Linkin Park award plaques, rare merchandise and more
-Meeting and hanging out with the Linkin Park crew
-Meeting Linkin Park fans from all over the world
-And lots, lots more…
Passes for the Summit will be available only to LPU members HERE starting Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM local Hong Kong time.* Summit passes are FREE for LPU Plus Pass ($60) members as a benefit to the membership. Members with a $25 LPU pass can purchase a Summit pass for $50, or purchase a new $60 LPU Plus Pass membership for access to a free pass. Members will only be able to reserve ONE Summit pass each, if you have friends who want to try to attend they must JOIN LPU to get access to this benefit.
There will be limited passes available for the Summit, and they will sell out FAST, so JOIN NOW to make sure you have the best chance for passes.
The Summit will begin the morning of Thursday, August 15 and will last all day.
Additional Summit details will be announced in the coming weeks.
*While supplies last. Summit activities and time subject to change without notice. Tickets to the Linkin Park show on August 15 NOT included. Tickets to the show not required to attend the summit. If you do not have a ticket to the show, tickets are still available HERE.
Stone Temple Pilots now fronted by Chester have played another show tonight at Live 105′s BFD 2013 in Mountain View, CA. Check out some photo from the show. Pics in HQ.
Update: 28 more photos
Also updated KROQ Weenie Roast Show
Kevin and Bean chatted backstage with Chester and STP and answered all these questions from how did they come up with Chester fronting Stone Temple Pilots, Chester compared it with Linkin Park and also said that he’s the singer in BOTH Linkin Park AND Stone Temple Pilots. They said they’s going to be an album AND tour! That’s fantastic.
It’s official, Chester has made a new song with Stone Temple Pilots! Weiland has left the band and Chester replaced him at KROQ’s Weenie Roast yesterday. Chester had said to Kevin and Bean a week ago that he might check out Weenie Roast. Evil! Check out the teaser video
“Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” said guitarist Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”
“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explained Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”
Download the FREE song called “Out Of Time” here. I have also uploaded pictures from the show:
UPDATED more pics:
Check out the performance:
Mike and Joe talked to fuse recently about Music For Relief and now Fuse released a second video of them talking about the follow up to LIVING THINGS.
The band has just announced that they will be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 3rd in West Hollywood, CA, the ONLY U.S show in 2013.
We are excited to announce that we’re headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 3 in West Hollywood, CA. This is our ONLY U.S. show for the remainder of 2013. LP Underground members have access to pre-sale tickets starting TODAY, MAY 14 at 12pm PDT athttp://lpunderground.com/. In addition, we have reserved a special section to watch the show at the very front, just for LPU members. Space will be limited, so you’ll need to make sure you arrive early. We’ll also be doing our usual LPU meet & greet prior to the show, so LPU members will have the chance to sign up for that. Visithttp://lpunderground.com/ to join.
And a note from Mike on lp.com
We played our first shows as a band in 1998, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. When we were approached about an opportunity to play a special show on the strip, we couldn’t say no. We are excited to announce that we’ll be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA on August 3. This time we mean it… this will be the ONLY U.S. show for the rest of 2013.
LP Underground members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting TODAY, MAY 14 at 12:00pm PDT at LPUnderground.com*. In addition, we have reserved a special section to watch the show at the very front, just for LPU members. Space will be limited, so you’ll need to make sure you arrive early. We’ll also be doing our usual LPU meet & greet prior to the show, so LPU members will have the chance to sign up for that.
If you’re not a member, join now at LPUnderground.com. Additional benefits include an exclusive merchandise package, access to the members-only website, access to exclusive music and events, video chats with band members, and more.
Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 15 starting at 9:00am PDT at www.eventbrite.com. A significant portion of ticket sales for the festival will be donated to Music For Relief to benefit their continued disaster relief efforts.