Stone Temple Pilots perform their "Still Remains" and new single "Meadow" in live videos documenting their debut concert with new singer Jeff Gutt
Stone Temple PilotsÂ performed with new singer Jeff Gutt at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 14th. The two live videos, via SiriusXM, mark the band’s first live shows since original lead singer Scott Weiland died from an accidental drug overdose in December 2015.
In the first clip, the Pilots rip through a blistering version of “Still Remains,” a psychedelic highlight from their second LP, 1994’sÂ Purple. Gutt showcased his rasp and range on the track, belting toward the top of his chest voice on the dreamy chorus.
The second clip features an exuberant take on “Meadow,” the band’s first single with Gutt, whichÂ Rolling StoneÂ premiered last week. The singer briefly launched into a falsetto, grabbing the microphone with the intensity of his late predecessor.
After Weiland’s death, the remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots ”“ bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz ”“ began a year-long search for a new singer. The band had over 15,000 submissions and hosted 50 auditions before hiring Gutt, a former member of nu-metal act Dry Cell and a recent contestant onÂ The X Factor.
“Mr. Weiland paved quite a way,” Dean DeLeoÂ toldÂ Rolling Stone. “Because not just anybody can sing this catalog. You need someone who really knows how to sing. And Jeff kind of has it all, man. He has that baritone, and he’s also able to get into that tenor world. He’s a real singer.”