Stone Temple Pilots frontman Chester Bennington is in the studio recording with the band, despite the severity of the injury to his leg that put an end to his touring with his other band Linkin Park.
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo issued an update on Bennington’s condition in a conversation with Mistress Carrie on WAAF-FM.
DeLeo states: “He’s healing pretty quickly. He’s just of that mindset and physicality where he wills his body to do that. He hurt himself badly. It was not only a break — the guy tore darn near every ligament in his ankle. They had to go in on each side. He has about a five-inch incision on each side. They had to go in and assemble a big bowl of spaghetti.”
- Earlier this week, the band announced plans to tour this Spring.
- STP kicks things off in Seattle on April 8th and will close the tour on April 30th in Philadelphia. Tickets went on pre-sale February 18th on the band’s website for 24 hours and are available now at StoneTemplePilots.com.
DID YOU KNOW:
- STP dismissed lead singer Scott Weiland in February 2013, claiming that his solo activities and erratic behavior were detrimental to the band.
- The group later sued Weiland, with the singer firing off a countersuit and claiming that they could not use the band name without his involvement.
- In the meantime, STP hired Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington as their new vocalist, releasing an EP called High Rise in October 2013. The band is now at work on a new album.
- Weiland and his group The Wildabouts will release Blaster on March 31st.