Reservoir has announced the signing of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Jeff Gutt to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes global rights to Gutt's entire catalog of titles, including STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' self-titled 2018 release, plus future works.
Beating out 20,000 other hopefuls to become the new voice of world-renowned rock band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, Gutt won the title after a global search to find someone with whom the band could not only perform their hits, but collaborate on new material. As STP drummer Eric Kretz explained: "Jeff beat everybody out in every area, especially the [song]writing process; Jeff, just hands down, won that one." Less than a year after assuming the lead role within the band, Gutt and STP released "Stone Temple Pilots" (2018), the band's first record in eight years, on which Gutt co-wrote every track. The group is currently on tour in North America in support of the album, which stormed the Billboard rock charts upon its debut.
Building upon 20 years as a songwriter and performer in bands including DRY CELL, DRAGONFLY, ACRYLIC, BAND WITH NO NAME and INNERFAITH, Gutt appeared as a contestant in Season Two of the American reality series "The X Factor" in 2012. He was invited back for Season Three and quickly became a fan favorite, finishing in second place and racking up more than 50 million views during his time on the show.
In addition to his current gig with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, Gutt is a founding member of another alt-rock band RIVAL CITY. RIVAL CITY toured the globe, performing for mass audiences in the Middle East, Europe, India and the U.S.
"I've been a longtime STONE TEMPLE PILOTS fan since their debut in the '90s, and it's as a fan that I got to know Jeff's story, his writing and his voice," said Reservoir SVP of creative and A&R Spek, who signed Gutt to the roster. "We at Reservoir look forward to working closely with Jeff, his team, and STP as he travels the world and wins fans one song at a time."
"I'm looking forward to working with the Reservoir team towards a long and mutually rewarding relationship," said Gutt. "I thank them for their partnership and support!"