Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots joins Vater New drumsticks endorsement for acclaimed grunge drummer Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz has switched to Vater Percussion and is now using the Vater 1A in wood tip model drumstick. He used to play Pro-Mark sticks for several years.

Stone Temple Pilots are currently rehearsing for their first tour with new lead singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, which starts on September 4th.

Over their two decades career, Stone Temple Pilots have sold 40 million albums worldwide, have had 16 top ten singles and are also Grammy Award winners.

Erik and Stone Temple Pilots debuted their first single with Bennington, Out of Time, during a surprise and unannounced live set at KROQ's Weenie Roast on May 18, 2013.

STP will be releasing their first album with Chester Bennington in the near future.

Stone Temple Pilots Fall Tour Dates:
  • Sep 04 Sands Bethlehem Event Center-Bethlehem, PA
  • Sep 06 Starland Ballroom-Sayreville, NJ
  • Sep 07 House of Blues-Showboat-Atlantic City, NJ
  • Sep 09 House of Blues-Boston, MA
  • Sep 10 The Paramount-Huntington, NY
  • Sep 13 OKC Downtown Airpark w/ Mötley Crüe, Hinder-Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sep 14 First Council Casino-Outdoors-Newkirk, OK
  • Sep 17 BB&T Center-Sunrise, FL
  • Sep 18 House of Blues-Orlando, FL
  • Sep 20 The Township Auditorium-Columbia, SC
  • Sep 21 Rockwave Fest w/ Jane's Addiction-Fort Myers, FL
  • Sep 24 La Hacienda Event Center-Midland, TX
  • Sep 26 Marquee Theatre-Tempe, AZ
  • Sep 27 The D Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience-Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 19 Loud Park 2013-Saitama-Shi, Japan
  • Nov 01 Hard Rock Live-Biloxi, MS


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