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Weiland, who co-founded STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, told The Pulse Of Radio that he and Bennington were good friends before this, but he doesn’t see Bennington‘s move as a betrayal. “Yeah, I mean, I’ve knownChester for a long time,” he said. “I got to be pretty close with him on theFamily Values tour. I don’t think Chester did it in a spiteful way. The brothers DeLeo [Dean, guitar and Robert, bass], they can be pretty persuasive.”

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A message from Chester from the official mailing list:

Hey guys,

On August 10th I’ll be in Tokyo, with the rest of Linkin Park, headlining the Summer Sonic Festival and you have the chance to meet us there.

To enter, go HERE and COMPLETE ANY ACTION to support Power The World between now and July 31.

Prize Package includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for you and a friend to Tokyo, Japan
  • 2 Tickets to the 2013 Summer Sonic Festival
  • 3 nights accommodations in an awesome property
  • Meet & greet experience with Linkin Park

For more info, click HERE.

Take action to help Power The World, and you might win a larger than life experience to meet us in Tokyo.

Good luck,

Chester

Last week, Fuzz 92.1‘s Duffy conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Robert DeLeo(bass). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

Robert added: “It was a quality-of-life decision and that really what it’s about. That’s where we wanted to be. Chester is a person that’s really surrounded by good fortune and that’s something you want to be around. It’s no longer three guys in a room, trying to make a record or trying to get a tour together — it’s four guys in a room.”

Source: Blabbermouth

Chester posted a message to his fans over Linkin Park’s official Facebook page.

Hey Ya’ll,

Can’t wait to see all you LP fans at the shows this Sept. when I hit the road with my favorite band Stone Temple Pilots!! We are super excited about the new material as well as the classic STP tracks the band have rarely or never played live before now!

- Chester

Dates/Tickets: http://bit.ly/stptour2013

( Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner http://www.jweinerphotography.com/ )

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo didn’t realise how easy it was going to be to persuade Chester Bennington to join the band.

He’d known the Linkin Park frontman was a fan – but he didn’t know how much of a fan.

And after Bennington had accepted the role that became available when STP sacked Scott Weiland, he told DeLeo the whole story.

The guitarist tells Nikki Sixx on his Sixx Sense radio show: “I was on a European tour, in my room, late at night. I turn on the TV and there’s Linkin Park doing this massive festival, and Chester’s hitting it with a Stone Temple Pilots shirt on. It put a smile on my face, it brought me back to home, and I could feel my heart again.

“When the time came to think about a singer we reached out to him.”

Bennington, who readily describe accepting the invitation as a “no-brainer,” went on to record the trackOut Of Time with STP, who launched it in May as their first musical act without Weiland.

It was around that time the singer told DeLeo: “When I was dating my wife, about eight, nine years ago, I said: ‘One day, they’re going to call me to be in the band.’”

But even though he’s said similar things to the press, it was all a surprise to the guitarist, who wasn’t sure whether Bennington would say yes. “I didn’t know,” he admits.

He’ll remain deeply involved with Linkin Park, too.

Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington first revealed their surprising collaboration recently at L.A. radio station KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast show. Last night the two acts joined forces at the annual MAP/MusiCares Fund Benefit Concert in L.A., where Bennington was presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication to MAP/MusiCares and helping other addicts with recovery.

Before Bennington and STP took the stage, the group talked to Rolling Stone and revealed this is not just a musical fling. “When you get together and put a new piece in, there’s a whole different energy. For us the creative juices have just been flowing – we’ve been writing, we have tons of great ideas,” Bennington said. “Next week we’re going back in the studio and hammering out some more music.”

But that does not mean there will be an album anytime soon, or any sort of fixed schedule: With Bennington still heavily involved in Linkin Park, he and STP will disseminate new music the way they did with their first track together, “Out of Time.”

“We don’t have a label,” he said. “Everything we’re doing is on our own, so we’re just taking it one track at a time. We would love to sit down and hammer out a record, but the reality is we’re gonna make music, we’re gonna make a lot of it, and we’re gonna be in a position to release a single at a time, go out and really give people music the way they want to get it,” he said. “It is a good position to be in, and for us, all we care about is going out, making the legacy as great as it needs to be, as great as people expect it to be, and coming out with new music that lives up to that standard.”

About the addition of Bennington, Dean DeLeo said, “It just came about very harmoniously. I don’t want to use the ‘s’ word – serendipitous – but it really was. Very natural.”

For Bennington, to play on this night not just with STP, but with his longtime friends Slash and Duff McKagan – who joined the group for a rousing singalong on the Mott the Hoople classic “All the Young Dudes” – was very special because of what MAP/MusiCares means to him.

“The reason why I come and do the things I do for MusiCares is it’s a program that helps people that really need the help. They go out and change people’s lives, and they give them the support that they need,” he said. “And if they had asked me to show up and just play the first song by myself like I did a couple of years ago, I would’ve done the same thing, and it wouldn’t have mattered about the award or whatever.”

McKagan echoed the sentiment. “I’ve been here the last few years, and good for Chester. Chester is a big name. It draws a lot of people in, they’re gonna pay the high dollars for a table, and that’s what you want. You want to raise money for MusiCares – that’s the most important thing.”

Source: RollingStone.com