STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo has revealed via a new tweet that the band spent time last week with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington writing music for their next release. According to DeLeo's tweet, the band expects to start recording its new CD today (Monday, January 12):
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have kept a relatively low profile since completing their first full tour with Bennington on the mic at the end of 2013.
STP's first foray into the studio with Bennington, an EP called "High Rise", came out in October 2013 and yielded the No. 1 single "Out Of Time".
Plans to record a new full-length disc, however, were put on hold at the end of 2013 so that Bennington could work on a new album with his main band, LINKIN PARK.
Bassist Robert DeLeo told The Pulse Of Radio that STP has used the time constructively when Bennington is not around. "His main concern definitely is LINKIN PARK and, you know, when he's busy with them, it offers Dean [DeLeo, guitar] and Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself some time to really get some new music together. And when he's available, that's when we work, man, and we make the best of that time."
Bennington joined STP in 2013 after the band fired original singer Scott Weiland.
STP and Weiland have launched lawsuits against each other, although the results of both legal actions have not been revealed.