During his run with Stone Temple Pilots, Jeff Gutt has vocally been compared to the late Scott Weiland. While that isn’t his intention, he isn’t bothered by the comparison.
"While I have much respect for him as a writer, I don’t really aim to emulate Scott onstage,” Gutt explains to “Loudwire.” “But I also can’t be fearful of the comparisons. If I start thinking about all the things I need to stay away from to not get the comparison I’ll be left with nothing. I’m a huge fan of Scott and of course remember how he felt the music onstage. I always just try to be me but sometimes it’s unavoidable."
Sounding like Weiland on stage isn’t the worst thing for Gutt, but there’s one thing he’s not touching and that’s Weiland’s megaphone. Gutt says, “That’s sacred to him.” He recalls the time when he got the call he’d been chosen to join the band. He moved into the laundry room of his L.A. home to take the call and noticed a megaphone right next to the washing machine. Gutt adds, “I felt like that was Scott’s way of giving me a little nod.”
You can check out Gutt fronting STP when they hit Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City's Anthem on May 15th