Stone Temple Pilots Drop Singer From Name

Video also released of frontman Chester Bennington smattering ankle

"And I'mma 'bout to break""And I'mma 'bout to break"

“And I’mma ’bout to break”

But Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington will continue to be the frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots.

It’s just that they’ve excised the “With Chester Bennington” aspect from their moniker.

The Stone Temple Pilots have been working on new music as of late.

Said Bennington to

“We can’t wait to get out and perform again, and you know, it’ll be fun to go out as just ‘Stone Temple Pilots.’ [laughs] That’s exciting, because it really bothered me to see ‘Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington.’ So I’m glad that’s gone and glad that that’s over. So, we’re super excited to get out and we can’t wait to play these songs. I can’t wait to get out and test out my hoof and see how it holds up to all the punishment.”

Chester says the band’s new material sounds “a lot different” compared to the band’s material with Scott Weiland.

“I really don’t like talking about music that people aren’t hearing because it’s hard to describe what the music sounds like, but it’s super energetic. The riffs are really cool and the playing has been really insane. So, I think there’s going to be a lot of our STP fans out there that are super happy. Every guitar player in the world is going to want to learn how to play these riffs, whether it’s guitar or bass. Eric has done amazing too. Really it’s now coming down to making great melodies and coming up with some good lyrics.”

In related news, video follows below showing Bennington breaking his ankle.

Not sure why Linkin Park decided to release this footage, but it’s pretty disturbing.

Bennington shattered his ankle practicing a layup during a break in a basketball game. Also, I wonder why the fuck they had to film Chester’s pickup game. Not sure why that was necessary. Makes me think Linkin Park’s always got cameras rolling on whatever they do.

The break happens at 2:57.

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