The new lineup of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS — featuring Robert DeLeo (bass), Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums) alongside LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington — performed this past Thursday night (May 30) at the ninth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The show, which honored Bennington and legendary skateboarder Tony Alva, featured additional performances by Mix Master Mike, Slash, Duff McKagan, Tony Alva's CHICKEN NOODLE PROJECT and Ida Maria.
A four-minute Artisan News report, which features red-carpet interviews with the new lineup of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and McKagan can be seen below.
Bennington was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
STP made a surprise appearance on May 18 at a Los Angeles-area radio festival and debuted Bennington on vocals, playing six old songs while also premiering a new single, "Out Of Time".
In addition to "Out Of Time", STONE TEMPLE PILOTS performed "Wicked Garden", "Big Bang Baby", "Vasoline" and "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart" at the Club Nokia benefit concert . They concluded the evening by bringing out Slash and Duff McKagan for a rendition of MOTT THE HOOPLE's "All The Young Dudes".
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' setlist:
01. Wicked Garden
02. Big Bang Baby
04. Out Of Time
05. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
06. All The Young Dudes (DAVID BOWIE cover; with Duff McKagan, Slash)
Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Artisan News report: