Dave Grohl Is Helping Stone Temple Pilots In New Singer Search; New Candidate Resembles Kurt Cobain

October 5, 2016

According to Alternative Nation, as the Stone Temple Pilots continue their search through a pool of candidates for a new lead singer, they've been holding the auditions through the studio owned by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

The latest of candidates auditioning for the role of STP's lead singer is Icelandic singer (and Kurt Cobain lookalike) Einar Vilberg. Vilberg tells Alternative Nation that he originally sent in an audition recording back in July 2016 and the manager of STP requested that he send in more recordings. He was then invited to Los Angeles to meet the members of STP for a live audition at Dave Grohl's studio. "We played songs from CorePurple, and Tiny Music. And the guys are really great down to earth guys. Really welcoming and fun to be around. We had a lot of fun together and laughed a lot."

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Last week however, Vilberg received a call from Dean DeLeo to deliver the news that he did not make the cut, saying that they're trying to make a final decision between two singers, with one of them rumored to be Filipino singer John Borja. "I know they have been auditioning a lot of people these last few months. I hope they find someone great. They deserve it," said Vilberg. "I honestly hope the band will choose an appropriate singer that will carry on the legacy, but more importantly has his own voice and is not a Scott Weiland impersonator."

(source: Alternative Nation)