Stone Temple Pilots frontman Chester Bennington fell onto Eric Kretz’s drumset at an STP show at the Fillmore in Detroit earlier this week. As Bennington was channeling Scott Weiland and running around the stage like a madman during “Down,” he fell into Kretz’s drumset. Bennington wasn’t the first STP frontman to fall into Kretz’s drum kit, as Scott Weiland collapsed into it at an August 2008 STP concert in Phoenix.
Bennington later had to re-start “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart.” He said, “My brain is somewhere else right now. I can’t feel my fucking left hand. I really fucked myself up over there.” You can watch video of Bennington trippin’ on the drum kit below, followed by a side by side look at Bennington and Weiland’s falls.
A drunk fan named Johnny jumped on stage during Stone Temple Pilots’ performance at the Weenie Roast in Charlotte, North Carolina over the weekend while the band was performing “Interstate Love Song.” He attempted to sing with frontman Chester Bennington, danced, and then collapsed. He quickly picked himself back up. Bennington said, “This is a crazy motherfucker right here.” He added, “I’ve never seen a motherfucker jump on stage and hang out, sing, fall backwards, and still be standing here. Congratulations brother!”
Chester Bennington discussed taking over for Scott Weiland as Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer in a May 2015 A-Sides interview.
“We did talk about maybe changing the name of the band, and just doing something new. Honestly, my thing was like, why give up what you guys have worked so hard on? This is your legacy, you don’t have to give it up just because one person didn’t do things the way that everybody wanted them to go, didn’t do things everybody planned. We should be able to move forward.”
He added, “I mean, where is the music coming from in the first place? There’s no question when you hear the new music that it’s Stone Temple Pilots. Why? Because it’s coming from the guys who write the music. It’s coming from the source. So, when the source is there, then it’s still pure. It can still go on in a way that, when people come to see us live, they know: ‘This is the band I wanted to come see.’ They can feel that we genuinely care about what we’re doing.”