GRD’s Tommy Carroll chats with Stone Temple Pilots
I'm Tommy Carroll from WGRD and recently I produced a concert featuring Stone Temple Pilots, Theory of a Deadman, Nothing More, Nonpoint and Saving Abel.
New Stone Temple Pilots singer, Jeff Gutt, is a Southeast Michigan native who grew up in St. Clair County. You may remember Gutt for his two season's on the American reality TV series, The X-Factor where he took 2nd place in 2014. Foxweekly dubbed Gutt as the show's most influential X-Factor contestant of all time.
When Stone Temple Pilots lost the late Chester Bennington as the replacement singer for the late Scott Weiland, the band put out a search via their website. Singers from all over the world submitted audio and video clips to the STP band members. To hear the full story, watch the video below.
Stone Temple Pilots drummer, Eric Kretz, has always been a low profile member to the band but a part of some of their biggest hits. Kretz wrote the music for the 1996 hit "Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart". He also co-wrote the lyrics with Scott Weiland for the Grammy Award winning hit "Plush" from their debut album Core in 1992.
Kretz is not just a drummer and song writer but also owns and operates Bomb Shelter Studio's in Los Angeles. Kretz has engineered and mixed for the Henry Rollins Show, Thom Yorke, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, Slayer, Jurasic 5, Death Cab for Cutie and several more.
I took a little time from working the concert to break out the video camera, pop in a motor-home dressing room to speak with Stone Temple Pilots new singer, Jeff Gutt and legendary drummer Eric Kretz.