Last weekend, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park made a surprise appearance fronting Stone Temple Pilots, followed by an announcement that he was the new lead singer for the band. The group even released a new song, “Out of Time,” featuring Bennington on vocals, which you can stream here.

Now, Slash is weighing in on the new Stone Temple Pilots singer, and he likes what he hears.

Slash tweeted out this stamp of approval yesterday (May 21): “On a quick break from interviews, listening to new @STPband w/ @chesterbe sounds fantastic! Really excited for this new line-up. iiii]; )'”

Meanwhile, Slash and Duff McKagan have confirmed that they will perform with Bennington and Stone Temple Pilots on May 30 in Los Angeles at the 9th annual MusicCares MAP fund.

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