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Chester Bennington To Rejoin Stone Temple Pilots For Charity Gig


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Linkin Park star Bennington announced his time with the band was up in November (15), but he'll be back behind the microphone next month (Mar16) for a one-off performance at the From Bach To Rock benefit, which aims to raise funds for Palos Verdes public schools in California.

Rocker Gary Wright and pianist Jane Lee are also billed to take part.

STP and Bennington parted on good terms, with the singer calling his two years with the band "an amazing experience", adding, "I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation."

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Stone Temple Pilots To Hold Open Auditions For New Frontman


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The role of vocalist was left open following Scott Weiland's exit from the band in 2013, and Bennington was hired as a temporary replacement, but he announced in November (15) that he would be leaving Stone Temple Pilots to reteam with his Linkin Park bandmates.

His announcement came shortly before Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on 3 December (15) following an accidental overdose.

The rockers have now launched a new search for a frontman, and they will be holding open auditions to find a band member to "evolve" with.

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Rock On The Range 2015 - Day 3

Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington - Rock on the Range Heavy Metal Music Festival, Mapfire Stadium, Columbus, OH, USA on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Mapfire Stadium - Columbus, Ohio, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Chester Bennington Broke His Ankle Playing Basketball


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The Numb hitmakers announced they had to scrap the remainder of their The Hunting Party Tour dates in January (15) after Bennington broke his ankle prior to a concert in Indianapolis, where he appeared onstage with crutches.

He underwent surgery days later and now video footage documenting the start of the doomed tour has revealed exactly how the singer suffered the nasty injury on the day of the Indianapolis gig.

The video clip, posted on the band's YouTube.com page, shows Bennington playing basketball on an indoor court with members of Linkin Park's supporting acts, Of Mice & Men and Rise Against.

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Stone Temple Pilots Change Name After Ending Legal Battle


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The singer became locked in a nasty legal battle with his former colleagues after he was kicked out of the group in 2013 and replaced by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.

Weiland sued in a bid to stop them using the band's name without him, so they became known as Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington.

The singer recently confirmed the legal battle had been resolved, and now the band has been allowed to drop the addition to their title and go back to being Stone Temple Pilots.

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Linkin Park Perform Live In Concert

Linkin Park and Chester Bennington - Photographs of American Nu metal band Linkin Park as they performed live in concert at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 23rd November 2014

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Linkin Park, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
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Linkin Park, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park Perform At The Ziggo Dome On Their 'The Hunting Party Tour'

Chester Bennington and Linkin Park - American rock band Linkin Park perform at the Ziggo Dome on their 'The Hunting Party Tour' - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Friday 7th November 2014

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Chester Bennington and Linkin Park
Chester Bennington and Linkin Park
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United Nations Equator Prize 2014 - Arrivals

Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington - Photos from the 2014 United Nations Equator Prize in which 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities are recognized, held in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 22nd September 2014

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Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington

Linkin Park Perform Live

Chester Bennington - Linkin Park perform live at the Cruzan Amphitheatre as part of their Carnivores Tour - Florida, United States - Saturday 9th August 2014

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Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
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Linkin Park: We Needed To Weed Out The Emo


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Linkin Park claim they need to ''weed out the emo'' when it comes to their new album.

The band - made up of Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, Mark Wakefield and Dave Farrell - are working on the follow-up to their 2012 record 'Living Things' and rapper Mike wanted to take a different approach.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It needed to be visceral. We need to weed out a lot of the soft, emo kind of approach to our music, and we need to weed out anything that feels aggressive for aggressive's sake.

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Linkin Park Feel Inspired Recording Album


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Linkin Park feel ''inspired'' recording their new album.

Frontman Mike Shinoda has teased details of new material for the record, the follow-up to their 2012 album 'Living Things', and said the band plan to go in a new direction.

In a blog post, Mike attached a photograph of the band in the studio and wrote: ''As most Linkin Park fans know, the sound of each album is usually quite different from the last.

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Linkin Park Have 'incredible' Tracks For New LP


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Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has written some ''incredible'' songs for their next record.

The 'Crawling' group have started initial sessions for their sixth album and DJ Joe Hahn has been blown away by the ideas their singer has come up with so far.

He told RollingStone.com: ''Especially recently, Chester's songwriting has been incredible. He'll come to the studio with some stuff where we're like, 'How did that happen?' ... he's definitely a person that has a lot of stuff inside of him, and you can tell by watching him perform it's there and it needs to come out.''

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Chester Bennington Has No Plans To Leave Stone Temple Pilots


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Linkin Park star Chester Bennington's side project with Stone Temple Pilots looks set to become a semi-permanent thing - he's keen to perform as Scott Weiland's replacement and his new bandmates are very happy to have him.

Bennington surprised fans when he stepped up to perform with Stone Temple Pilots at Los Angeles radio station Kroq's annual Weenie Roast in May (13) and he fronted the band again at the annual Map/MusicCares Fund Benefit Concert on Thursday night (30May13).

And he tells Rolling Stone magazine that he's more than happy to front two major U.S. rock bands at the same time.

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Slash And Duff Mckagan Play With Stp At Musicares Gala


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Former GUNS N' ROSES rockers Slash and Duff Mckagan became the latest stars to join Stone Temple Pilots as they performed with new frontman Chester Bennington at a charity gig on Thursday night (30May13).

Bennington was honoured by the MusiCares organisation at a special benefit show in Los Angeles on Thursday, and he showed off his latest collaboration with Stone Temple Pilots after recently stepping in to replace fired frontman Scott Weiland.

The group was joined by Slash and Duff MCKagan for a performance at the city's Club Nokia venue, where Bennington was handed the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of the organisation's MAP Fund, which gives musicians access to addiction recovery treatment.

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You Can Take Scott Weiland Out Of Stone Temple Pilots, But You Can't Take The Pilot Out Of Weiland


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Stone Temple Pilots, the band, is pressing on with performances, but former vocalist Scott Weiland isn’t happy. After he split up from bandmates Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz, Weiland maintains that the band is no longer the same – to the point where it shouldn’t be called Stone Temple Pilots anymore.

The alternative rocker explained himself in a statement on his website earlier this week, USA Today reports. In it, Weiland claimed: "Like any band that's stood the test of time and made music for more than two decades, STP had a special alchemy — the four of us together were greater than any one of us apart. So if my former bandmates want to tour with a new singer, that's their prerogative. ... But it's not Stone Temple Pilots."

His statement comes on the heals of a few gigs that the remaining members of STP performed with Linking Park lead singer Chester Bennington in California recently. Apparently, Weiland thinks the replacement is not only unethical to him, but also dishonest to fans of the band. In the statement, Weiland goes as far to claim that for the members to continue calling themselves Stone Temple Pilots, because “"because [he is] still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don't have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots because it's misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years.”

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