Stone Temple Pilots played their first live set with new lead singer Jeff Gutt last week.
The performance in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 was the band’s first since the loss of original frontman Scott Weiland, who died in 2015 after a drug overdose.
In a clip released by SiriusXM, the band is seen playing the song “Still Remains”, with Gutt ably taking the reins.
The remaining original members of the band – bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz – spent a year after Weiland’s death searching for a new singer to front the group.
After over 15,000 submissions and 50 auditions, the Stone Temple Pilots hired Gutt, who was coming off a stint competing on “The X Factor”.
“Mr. Weiland paved quite a way,” DeLeo told Rolling Stone in an interview. “Because not just anybody can sing this catalogue. You need someone who really knows how to sing. And Jeff kind of has it all, man. He has that baritone, and he’s also able to get into that tenor world. He’s a real singer.”
Last week the band released its first new single with Gutt at the helm, “Meadow”.