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It seems like there’s a video for “A light that never comes” in the making. Joe Hahn posted a few images, as well as an video, on his Instagram account, as well as a little video. It also seems like they’re teaming up with Ghost Town Media once again, who also worked, alongside LP, on Video’s like “BURN IT DOWN”, “Iridescent” or “Waiting for the End” and others.




According to news from Hong Kong Records & @linkinparkhk the video was supposed to come out on Oct 8, but so far nothing has surfaced.

New LPTV – Making of   “A light that never comes”  part 3


Also Mike and Steve did two interviews in which they talked about the whole process of coming together for “A light that never comes”, but also about Mike’s experiences for “Reanimation” and the difference to the working process for the the new Linkin Park album “Recharged”. Just listen to it.


Listen to the Interview for 97X 

Listen to 107.5 Las Vegas show

Earlier this week STP and Chester stopped by at KROQ’s Kevin and Bean show for an interview and a live acoustic performance.

Listen (and download if you want) to the complete show here.


For their acoustic performance, they played “Pretty Penny” as well as “Black Heart” from their new EP “High Rise”!


“Black Heart”

In the past few days a lot of news, interviews and video’s have surfaced. I’m gonna put it all together for you ;)


Chester & Rober DeLeo talked to 106.9  THE BEAR

An audio interview in which Chester talked about the writing process for STP and how he approached writing lyrics in a “What Mike would say” kind-of-way. They also talked about their upcoming fundraiser for Cardon Children’s Medical Center “Stars Of The Season” 2013 which will take place on October 26th.


Part 1

Part 2


Chester and Robert DeLeo spoke to 91x

Chester and Robert talked to 91X about making sure that everyone was okay with Chester becoming the frontman of another band, as well about how the whole process of coming together started in general. Robert also spoke about Scott Weiland and his tour, as well as Scott playing old STP songs on his own.


Listen here.

Another, funny, audio interview with Chester and Robert DeLeo with KISW you can hear HERE. Make sure to tune in, it’s super hilarious ;)


Chester Bennington says that a joint tour featuring both the Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park, would be impossible for him to pull off.

“That’s a really great-sounding idea, for everybody that is not me,” Bennington told a Florida rock radio station in a recent interview.

“Actually going out and performing an hour, an hour and a half with Stone Temple Pilots and then an hour and a half to two hours with Linkin Park sounds like I would be able to do that once and then die. It would be like the life expectancy of a fly.”

Bennington didn’t completely rule out some sort of joint collaboration between the two groups though: “I think that there may be sometime in the future where we get up and do something together at some point for fun.”

STP are currently on tour supporting their EP High Rise

Source: RTT News


STP’s new EP “High Rise” figures to be the first of many Bennington releases, but the singer’s priority is still Linkin Park

Stone Temple Pilots plan is that “High Rise,” the group’s first EP with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, will be the first of a lot of releases the group plans to make with its new frontman.

“There were a lot of ideas floating around,” bassist and co-founder Robert DeLeo tells Billboard about the sessions with Bennington, who signed on to replace fired frontman Scott Weiland earlier this year and will continue to do double duty between STP and Linkin Park. “We were getting so inspired already. There’s room for another EP already.” DeLeo says that in doing a five-song EP first STP “used our time wisely. We’ve accomplished a lot in the past few months of being together — more than we have in a long time. I definitely don’t think we tried to rush something to come out. I wish we had time to make a whole LP, but we’ll get around to making more music soon. You want to do the best thing you can produce, and we all really, really enjoyed making this.”

All concerned acknowledge that moving forward with Bennington will be a challenge, especially since Linkin Park has just started recording its next album. Bennington says that both groups “have great relations. We all respect each other,” which makes it easier for him to be part of both bands. “We’ve treated this much like if you’re doing business with somebody and want to go off and do business with somebody else,” Bennington explains, adding that STP “needed to understand my priority will always be Linkin Park. In no way, shape or form do I want anything I do with Stone Temple Pilots to interfere with what we have to do as a band.”

DeLeo, meanwhile, says that message was definitely received: “Yeah, his main concern is definitely Linkin Park. But when he’s busy with them it offers Dean (DeLeo) and Eric (Kretz) and myself some time to really get new music together, and when he’s available that’s when we work, and we make the best of that time. The main thing Chester brought up is he wanted to be a part of this and really honor the (STP) past catalog and really move ahead and create some great new music. It shows you what kind of person he is.”

Linkin Park also anticipates that sharing the singer will work out between the two bands. “Chester’s been so awesome about it,” reports the group’s Mike Shinoda. “He asked for our blessing before he did anything. Chester has always loved that music and loved all those guys, so it’s a really fun thing for him to do. He went out and did a bunch of shows with them and recorded some music, and now we’re in the studio recording.” Don’t hold your breath waiting for that joint Linkin Park/STP tour, however.

“You’ve got to believe that I’ve thought out it,” Shinoda says, “and I personally don’t know if I want to put Chester through that. it’s like asking a pro athlete to play a doubleheader. I don’t care how good Kobe Bryant or Lebron James are; if you have them play doubleheaders every day, they’re gonna look pretty worn out by the end of it.” DeLeo concurs, saying that, “I would not wish that upon anyone, man. I think what (Bennington) does in Linkin Park is demanding enough. He’s got a full plate there.”

STP also remains embroiled in lawsuits with former frontman Weiland stemming from his February dismissal from the group. Noting that “there’s some legal things there that I can’t really talk about right now,” DeLeo maintains that “we tried to make this work. It was a very difficult decision to do this. But, y’know, we were all together for over 20 years, and I feel extremely fortunate to have made the record we made with Scott, and I’m very proud of the music we made together. And I kind of look at this as a new chapter of Stone Temple Pilots and creating something new. I think it’s time for it to happen, for STP to move on and live on. If people dig it, then great. And if you don’t dig it, that’s great, too. I get it, man. And Scott is still playing out. I would imagine he’s going to make new music and we’re going to do what we do and hopefully people will like it.”

Source: Billboard


“Today marks a very signicant day for us… The release of High Rise…. An EP collection of five songs… Our very first five songs…. Many more to come!!! Enjoy!!!”
-Robert DeLeo

The new High Rise EP featuring “Out of Time” and “Black Heart” is now available, purchase it on iTunes by clicking here:http://bit.ly/stphighrise


Mike and Steve Aoki will be on Saturday Night Online with Romeo for an Ask Anything Chat on 10/12 at 8 PM EST. Go here to send in your questions: http://bit.ly/1fQ6uf6

24Stone Temple Pilots rocked The Tonight Show last night with Chester Bennington. The rockers played the up-tempo “Black Heart” from their upcoming High RiseEP. Bennington showcased his skills as the band’s new singer, rolling along with the powerful main riff that dominates the song. Bennington, of Linkin Park, replaced founding singer Scott Weiland earlier this year.

“It was a very difficult decision to terminate the face of your band,” Robert DeLeo recently told Rolling Stone. “There are many paths to the history of certain bands and each one is a little different, but it all kind of turns out the same at the end. But it was a very difficult decision to do that.” 

High Rise is due out October 8th.

Source: Rolling Stone


You can now listen to the new Stone Temple Pilots EP “High Rise” on Pandora. Make sure to check it out before it’ll be officially released on October 8th :)



Listen to the EP HERE.
Pre-Order it on iTunes HERE