The legendary Californian rock act recently announced that they were close to picking their new frontman, after months of auditions following the departure of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and the tragic demise of their founding father, Scott Weiland.
And now it seems like, the Creed leader has strongly hinted that he might be the one to take them higher.
In a recent interview with US radio, Stapp said he could “neither confirm nor deny” that he’d be taking over vocal duties for STP (while pretty much busting out the radio equivalent of one of these:
He continued (via Stereogum): “I’m excited to be back out on the road also been working on a new album with a new group of guys. Guys from some pretty well-known rock bands that you guys will know.”
“I can’t really share the details about it but there’s a lot of good things going on that I can’t tell you till later in June when we’ll be making the announcement…This other band I’m jamming with is its own band with its own band name.”
And when the radio host mentioned that Stapp is currently using the same tour bus that Scott Weiland died on, Stapp replied: “Dude you are just on point, aren’t you?”
However, as mentioned, STP have been quick to Stapp the rumours, suggesting that the Creed frontman is just trippin’ on a hole:
Another possible interpretation is that Stapp has been tapped as the new singer for The Wildabouts, Weiland’s lesser-known band that he was touring with at the time of his death. However that would also be a bit strange as The Wildabouts were basically a glorified backing band for Weiland’s solo work.
A more likely scenario is that he’s joined up with supergroup Art Of Anarchy, who released a self-titled debut album last year featuring Weiland alongside bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), which would explain his “Guys from some pretty well-known rock bands” line.
Either way, it’s safe to assume that most STP fans would not exactly welcome Stapp’s hypothetical appointment with arms wide open, but still, you never know.
We never thought Axl Rose would end up fronting AC/DC either.
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