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Chester Bennington News Round-Up: STP Can Be Billed As STP Again, Video Of Ankle Injury

As fun as lawsuits are, it’s even better once they’re over.  Just ask Chester Bennington.

Bennington is about to hit the road with Stone Temple Pilots, and for the first time since joining the band after the ouster of original frontman Scott Weiland, the band can simply be billed as “Stone Temple Pilots” and not “Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington,” after various legal issues between the band and Weiland were settled.

Naturally, Bennington is thrilled about the change saying in an interview with AltWire.net that seeing the extended name “really bothered” him and how “it’ll be fun to go out as just ‘Stone Temple Pilots.’”  Personally, we’re also thrilled, because that extended name is a ridiculous mouthful for anyone to say, much less put on a marquee.

…In other Bennington news, Linkin Park have released a video of how the singer busted his ankle, thus, resulting in the cancelation of the remaining dates of their North American tour.

The video below is cued up to when Bennington injured himself, but fortunately, we only hear him fall, which was the result of a layup gone awry.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.