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Scott Stapp Joins Art of Anarchy, Clarifies Stone Temple Pilots Rumors

Facebook: Scott Stapp / Photo by Annie Atlasman
Facebook: Scott Stapp / Photo by Annie Atlasman

Scott Stapp has joined a new band with ties to Scott Weiland, but it’s not Stone Temple Pilots. Stapp will be the singer for band Art of Anarchy.

During a radio interview Monday morning (May 2) with Bailey and Southside on Atlanta’s Rock 100.5, Stapp had hinted that he had been “working on a new album with a new group of guys — guys from some pretty well known rock bands that you guys will know.” One of the hosts began to connect the dots, suggesting that he had joined Stone Temple Pilots, to which Stapp replied that he couldn’t “confirm or deny” that he had. Stapp did drop a few hints, but held strong to not revealing the act he was playing with until a planned summer announcement.

However, word of the interview spread and soon a number of outlets were suggesting that he was joining Stone Temple Pilots. But as it turns out, it was another Weiland-related act that he’s working with — Art of Anarchy. The fervor over the talk ended up being so great that STP issued their own statement late Monday that Stapp was not performing with them and the singer himself has now revealed his involvement in Art of Anarchy to stop any further confusion. His statement can be read below.

I wanted to clarify any confusions on Stone Temple Pilots 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 Art Of Anarchy band who’s 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.

Weiland provided the vocals for Art of Anarchy’s first release in 2015, but insisted upon the announcement of the album that he was not the lead singer for the band and had no intention of joining them on the road or doing any further recording. That left the fledgling outfit on the hunt for a new vocalist and now they’ve selected Stapp to be the guy.

Stapp has expressed his desire to record and tour again with Creed, but the other band members’ commitments to other projects has put that possibility at least a couple of years away. In the interim, he’s toured with his solo band and Art of Anarchy will give him another project to keep him busy as well.

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