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(Gater 98.7) - Back in February Stone Temple Pilots fired Scott Weiland, and Chester is now handling lead vocals.  Dean DeLeo called into the Gater 98.7 in Palm Beaches, where he talked about the new addition to STP.

How did Chester get involved?  Dean picked up the phone and called him.  Yep, it was that simple. DeLeo says, "This means a lot to him (Chester). This probably means more to him than us right now."

Dean went on to add that "Chester wants to honor not only the catalog and the legacy of this band (Stone Temple Pilots), but carve out a new legacy and a new place for people to listen and be moved by music.  He is approaching this with everything he's got."

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington's debut single "Out Of Time" reached the number one spot on both the Mediabase Active Rock and Mainstream Rock charts a couple weeks ago, and they are just about to finish up work on a new 5 song EP. 

Listen to the full interview below: