Evidence is mounting that Stone Temple Pilots indeed has a new frontman.
Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo added fuel by posting photos from an STP rehearsal on social media with a note saying, "Feeling blessed I just got to see my friends from Stone Temple Pilots play a really tight set of classics. I can't comment on who's singing but I can tell you he is one of the finest musicians and singers I've ever known. STP will reveal it in their own time."
The smart money still seems to be on Jeff Gutt, the former "X Factor" finalist who was identified in media reports last fall. Neither STP nor Gutt has commented on the rumor.
STP auditioned singers last year after an open call for auditions; The group has been without a frontman since Chester Bennington left in 2015 to concentrate on his work with Linkin Park.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.