By Amanda Wicks
Creed’s lead singer Scott Stapp has taken to social media to clarify rumors that he might be replacing Stone Temple Pilot’s former lead singer Scott Weiland. According to Stapp, he will not be taking over Weiland’s role in STP.
He posted a photo of himself with hard rock supergroup Art of Anarchy, explaining how he would be joining that band instead. When Stapp conducted the interview that eventually led to the STP rumors, he was not in a position to explicitly share what he was working on. The Weiland connection came about because, “Scott Weiland was a part of Art of Anarchy and that’s the six degrees of separation I was referring to,” Stapp explained. “Always been a fan of STP and I wish them all the best in their search for a new singer.”
Stapp also stated how Art of Anarchy planned on releasing an announcement in July, but they decided to clear things up now. “Members are Ron “Bumble Foot” Thal, formerly of Guns N Roses, John Moyer of Disturbed and Jon and Vince Votta,” Stapp added.
The search for a new STP singer seems to continue, but at least fans know it won’t be Stapp. In the meantime, Art of Anarchy sounds as though it has new music in the works with Stapp serving as the band’s new frontman. “Stay tuned,” Stapp concluded.
What's up, Stapp here, I wanted to clarify any confusions on @stpband and my comment. First off, Scott Weiland in STP is irreplaceable. I was recently asked what I'm currently working on in an interview and could not reveal details or announce this new project. This led the interviewer to assume it was STP and he eagerly kept asking for more details. Evidently my response caused confusion. I'm excited to share I've been working with @artofanarchyband. Members are Ron "Bumble Foot" Thal, formerly of Guns N Roses, John Moyer of Disturbed and Jon and Vince Votta. Original announcement was slated for July along with our first single and album to follow but happy to share this announcement sooner to clarify. Art Of Anarchy is the project that I was referring to in the interview not STP. Scott Weiland was a part of Art of Anarchy and that's the six degrees of separation I was referring to. Always been a fan of STP and I wish them all the best in their search for a new singer. Allow me to introduce Art Of Anarchy. Stay tuned. 👊🏻 📷: @annienyhc