Stone Temple Pilots could have been in a very different place these days if a proposed collaboration with former Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson had worked out. Robinson told in a new interview that after the Crowes’ recent split, he met up with STP bassist Robert DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo, who were on the lookout for a new vocalist.

Robinson recalled, “You know, we sat down and tried to write some songs and stuff and had a nice time, but nothing really came of it. I was already pretty much on my way to, I kind of wanted to get away from the riff-rock oriented, uh, scarves and necklaces and whatever rock ‘n’ roll — they’re great at it.”

  • Robinson added, “They have written some great songs. I was like ‘I don’t want to scream and yell over loud guitars. I want to tell these stories and I want my singing and my poetry to have a different relevance to the music.'”

  • The singer went on to front his own band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, while STP went through an extensive audition process and ended up recruiting one-time X Factorcontestant Jeff Gutt on the mic.

  • Gutt made his debut with the group on STP’s self-titled seventh studio effort, which arrived last month.

  • The band will tour this summer with Bush and The Cult on a triple headlining package.

Story source: Ultimate Classic Rock