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SCOTT WEILAND SAYS 'PEOPLE WEREN'T BUYING INTO' NEW STONE TEMPLE PILOTS LINEUP

Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland said in an interview with iChill that he doesn't think the band has been able to successfully re-introduce the group with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. He explained, "They made an album and it sold 35,000 units. That’s kind of unbelievable considering STP sold over 40 million and I’m sure Chester’s band Linkin Park has sold pretty much the same amount. It didn’t work, though. People weren’t buying into it."

Bennington joined STP last spring, shortly after the band dismissed Weiland.

An EP released in the fall called High Rise sold modestly. STP has been working on new music with Bennington for a full album.

Weiland also touched on the other band he was fired from, Velvet Revolver, which has yet to find a replacement for him more than six years after his exit.

He said, "I heard they’re auditioning new singers again. Maybe I should go to the cattle call. It’s a difficult situation. You’ve got the guys from Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses in a band. Who’s really going to (step in)? We did make it work and see success, but it’s hard."

Weiland is touring with his solo act, the Wildabouts, and plans to make a new album later this year.

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