Meet Mick Blankenship, One Of The Finalists For Stone Temple Pilots' New Vocalist

February 9, 2017

Ever heard of Mick Blankenship? He's just a regular guy who sings in a Stone Temple Pilots cover band in Dayton, OH. According to Alternative Nation, Blankenship posted a teary video of himself to Facebook detailing a call he got from STP guitarist Dean DeLeo praising him for his voice.

“Well, ladies and gentlemen, it finally, finally happened. I just got a phone call that I’ve been waiting for for a year, and I can’t freakin’ breathe right now. So, Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots just called my cell phone," said Blankenship. "It’s kind of funny, because when I answered the phone, the first thing he said was, ‘Why in the world would you want to pay tribute to Stone Temple Pilots?’ I hung up the phone on him, I thought it was somebody pranking me. So he called me back, and he told me that he was honored, and absolutely floored, at the work that I had put in, and he also had no idea who I was until tonight."

Listen to Blankship's audition below!

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The video is bittersweet, as Blankenship reveals that the band has their eyes on their new lead singer, though they did not reveal to him who it is. "Stone Temple Pilots however has already selected their singer, so they have their hearts set on somebody, it’s probably not going to be me, but at least he called.” Who STP intends to choose as their new lead singer is anyone's guess, though we can expect an annoucement from the band in the near future. 

Watch Blankenship's full video below.

(source: Alternative Nation)