NEWS BITES: Stone Temple PIlots Done Recording New Album, Aerosmith Looking To Replace Steven Tyler, Hatebreed Postpones First 3 Shows Of Black Procession Tour

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots told Spin.com “we just finished the last two songs at my home studio, and we’re going through the editing process and getting everything sounding tasty. A gentleman by the name of Chris Lord-Alge, who actually mixed a song of ours back in early 2000 called ‘All in the Suit That You Wear’, will mix the new album.” The album is due out sometime this year.

TheGlobeAndMail.com caught up with Joe Perry and he had this to say about the future of Aerosmith, “Right now, we’re talking about getting another singer to fill in for Steven. I don’t know what’s going on with him, but as far as Aerosmith goes, we’re going to find somebody to sing.” He also added ” “I think it would make more sense, with a band like Aerosmith, to get somebody who the fans might recognize. There’s no sense going out there and being an Aerosmith clone band. In order for both parties to get something out of this, to move things along musically, it’s important to get somebody who’s a legitimate headliner on their own.”

Hatebreed has announced the first three shows of the Black Procession tour with Machine Head have been postponed due to frontman Jamey Jasta falling ill. These shows will be rescheduled for mid-April time. He had this to say on the matter “I feel terrible to have to miss these first 3 shows but I need this time to heal up to make sure I will be 100%.”