Dean DeLeo on Chester Bennington and band's new EPDean DeLeo did an interview with MusicRadar about Chester joining STP and about future plans. You can read it here!
Chester's vocals are sweeter and more delicate than Scott's. I think he has more range for your material. What's your assessment?
"Well, you're comparing two different vocalists; you're comparing a baritone to a tenor. But yeah, you're right. You're absolutely right, man. There is a huge range that Chester has that we can tap into. It's nice. There's a lot of songs, especially early on in the catalogue…You know, our catalogue became very limited because of where Scott's range went. It's no fault of Scott's, by any means, but a singer really has the hardest job. They're exerting the most physical force out of anyone on that stage; they're using every bit of their bodies to project vocally, melodically, harmonically – it's a workout, man.
"I don't know many singers who can sing without changing the key to something they wrote 20, 25, 30 years earlier. There comes a point where you start detuning the songs, and you can't go down any further. Being a guitar player, you'd be playing rubber bands. Chester's voice lends itself really nicely for the earlier stuff that we were unable to play for a long time."