When STONE TEMPLE PILOTS revealed last November that singer Chester Bennington was leaving the band, HIGHLY SUSPECT frontman Johnny Stevens tweeted that he had been contacted by STP guitarist Dean DeLeo about the gig and had turned it down. Now in an interview with Detroit radio station WRIF, Dean said that things went down a different way.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, he explained: “The way John tells it is not actually what went down. I did reach out to John. We spoke, and I think John is an immense talent. Great, great singer. But I did not offer him a gig. I merely asked if he was interested in possibly getting in a room, and God bless him, he stuck to his guns, and he had the courage and the confidence to stick with his band, and you know, those guys are up for a couple of Grammys.”
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