On Monday, Scott Stapp made comments leading some to believe that he was replacing the late Scott Weiland as vocalist in Stone Temple Pilots. This prompted the former Creed frontman to clarify via Facebook that he hasn’t joined STP, but rather the supergroup Art of Anarchy, which Weiland was involved with.
“First off, Scott Weiland in STP is irreplaceable,” Stapp wrote, adding, “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.”
Art of Anarchy’s lineup also features former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, and twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums). Weiland denied being a band member, but he did say that he’s on the band’s album and that he shot videos with them.