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Interview: Richard Patrick of Filter

 

Amb Pirate chats with Richard Patrick of FILTER 03/09/13 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

FILTER perform their cult hit “Welcome To The Fold 03/09/13 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick says that the “biggest enabler” for former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland are the STP fans who refuse to embrace the band’s new vocalist, LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington.

Patrick, who in 2005 formed a short-lived band called ARMY OF ANYONE with Robert and Dean DeLeo of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, defended STP’s decision to fire Weiland in 2013 and replace him with Bennington.

He told the MusicFrenzy.net web site: “Let’s look at AC/DC. Let’s look at ALICE IN CHAINS. People die. Look at how graceful the DEFTONES were with the death of Chi [Cheng, bass]. And they’re literally saying, ‘The reason why we’re more prolific is ’cause this new bass player is lighting a fire under our ass and making us work harder.’ So you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. You can’t throw the band away because someone just doesn’t want to ever, ever be sober. So you’re gonna let one man’s mental issues…”