Album: High Rise (2013)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Chester Bennington stepped in, following the sacking of Scott Weiland, to provide the vocals for Stone Temple Pilots' High Rise EP. This was one of the songs he brought with him. The Linkin Park singer told Artist Direct: "With that track, I had that link. I wrote that part. I had the melody. I came in the next day, and I said, 'Guys, check this out! Let me know what you think of it.' I played it. They loved it, and we started recording it."

    "It was a really cool song for me because it's nice to see that I something I write will be appreciated by guys I admire as writers," Bennington added. "I was stoked that they liked it. I think the song turned out great."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Charles Fox

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Richard Marx

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and The Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and The Sunshine BandSongwriter Interviews

Harry Wayne Casey tells the stories behind KC and The Sunshine Band hits like "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way (I Like It)," and "Give It Up."

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.

Paul Stanley of Kiss, Soul Station

Paul Stanley of Kiss, Soul StationSongwriter Interviews

Paul Stanley on his soul music project, the Kiss songs with the biggest soul influence, and the non-make-up era of the band.