February 25, 2015

Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz told a New York radio station that singer Chester Bennington is on the road to recovery from a leg injury that forced his other band, Linkin Park, to cancel most of a U.S. tour.

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Kretz said, “His voice is in great shape, man. He still has to sit down when he’s singing. We’re in the studio right now putting vocals on four new songs this week. So he’s sitting down doing it. But he’s such a health nut that his recovery time is gonna be half of what any mortal human would allow himself to.”

Kretz also spoke about the recording sessions for STP’s new album, saying, “We’re very close (to finishing up four new songs), yeah. We’re getting into the guitar solo territory next week. We’re just finishing up the vocals on some of the stuff, and, man, it’s real exciting, ’cause this stuff is sounding huge.”

Stone Temple Pilots’ first studio project with Bennington on vocals was an EP called High Rise that was released in October 2013. The new album is due out later this year.

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  • Bennington replaced original singer Scott Weiland in the lineup in May of that year.
  • STP will head out on the road this spring as well for its first new tour dates since late 2013. The trek kicks off on April 8th in Seattle, winding down on April 30th in Philadelphia.
  • One dollar per ticket on the new tour will be donated to Music For Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to disaster relief and environmental protection that was launched in 2004 by Linkin Park.