Stone Temple Pilots are an American rock band hailing from San Diego, California. The band was founded in 1986 and the original members consisted of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, and vocalist Scott Weiland. In 2013, Weiland was kicked out of the band and replaced with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. The replacement was followed with controversy and lawsuits. To date, STP have released a total of 6 albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide.