Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band from San Diego California that originally consisted of Scott Weiland (lead vocals) brothers Dean (guitar) and Robert DeLeo (bass backing vocals) and Eric Kretz (drums). Since the band's formation in 1989 its line-up remained unchanged until the dismissal of Weiland in 2013 who was replaced by Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. In 2015 Bennington left the band to focus solely on Linkin Park.