Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) is an American rock band from San Diego, California, that consists of brothers Robert DeLeo (bass, backing vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums, percussion), and formerly Scott Weiland (lead vocals). Since the band's formation in 1985, its line-up remained unchanged until the dismissal of lead vocalist Scott Weiland in 2013, who was replaced by Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. More: