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Stone Temple Pilots Reportedly Set to Announce New Singer

Nearly a year after former frontman Scott Weiland‘s death, Stone Temple Pilots may have ended their search for a new lead singer.

Entertainment Tonight reports that band members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz have selected former X Factor finalist Jeffrey Adam Gutt to take over vocal duties. According to the show’s sources, the new STP lineup has been writing and recording for several months, and current plans call for them to tour in 2017 with a set list that includes “classic STP hits along with new songs.”

Reports of Gutt’s arrival come after months of rumors regarding the band’s future. Their previous singer, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, left the lineup in 2015, and in recent weeks, it was suggested that singer John Borja had gotten the gig, although an official announcement never came — and if Entertainment Tonight‘s sources are correct, now we know why.

Gutt, who competed on The X Factor in 2013, would beat out a list of contenders that included anyone who submitted vocals through the open audition the band held through its website earlier this year. Guitarist Dean DeLeo explained the process to Rolling Stone, saying they put out the call for submissions because they believed they’d be doing themselves a “disservice if we didn’t allow all the talent that is out there to become a part of this.” While insisting they weren’t going to pick a singer just for the sake of having one, he expressed optimism that they’d find a way to move forward.

“What we’re looking for is a pretty tall order, man. We’ve had the fortune of playing with some of the greatest and most talented singers out there,” DeLeo argued. “Robert, Eric and I know what we want, and, like I said earlier, when that person walks into a room, we’ll know.”

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith Blames Ab-Soul For Delaying His Own Album

The TDE CEO revealed that Ab-Soul is the one holding up his own album. He also hit Soulo and MixedByAli with a strict deadline for turning in the final mixes.

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith is tired of taking the blame for the delay of Ab-Soul’s next album, DWTW. Soulo hasn’t dropped an album since These Days…, released in June 2014. Early this year, he expressed his frustration about his place within TDE, tweeting, “This bench is gettin warm as fucc.” In August, Tiffith announced that he had received the final mixes for Soulo’s next album and said a release date would be coming soon. A release date has not yet surfaced, and apparently Tiffith was not satisfied with the aforementioned mixes.

Soulo’s fans are frustrated that DWTW is still nowhere to be seen, and they seem to be pestering the TDE boss about the album on social media. As of last night, though, Tiffith has officially placed responsibility for the album’s absence on the shoulders of Soulo himself as well TDE’s esteemed resident engineer, MixedByAli.

Responding to an impatient fan, Tiffith said that both Soulo and Ali are responsible for “holding this album up.” “I’m done takin the blame,” he fumed. “They need 2 get da mixes right.. that’s the hold up. Get at them.”

‘What it is’…It’s a New Hip-Hop Song! Listen to Chhina NOW

2016 has already been a huge year for Hip Hop. Now there is a big surprise  from newcomer Chhina, who amazes fans with the single release ‘What it is’.

Chhina, young DIY artist and producer from Toronto, seems to take Hip Hop by storm with his viral hits. You can enjoy them on Soundcloud. Be sure to check out his upcoming project — mixtape  titled ‘Shade’, on November 8. Follow Chhina on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.