Chester Bennington, Scott Weiland Will Perform at Sunset Strip Music Festival, Will Their Paths Cross?

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Stone Temple Pilot's new lead singer Chester Bennington's only wish for ex-vocalist Scott Weiland is "nothing but the best" for him. In August, Bennington's other band, Link Park, and Weiland's new band The Wildabouts are headlining the Sixth Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Will their paths cross?

The Wildabouts are slated to perform on August 2, Friday at the Viper Room, while Linkin Park will grace the main outdoor stage 24 hours later. This marks Linkin Park's first Los Angeles performance since 2012 and also their only scheduled show in North America for the rest of 2013.

“We started our career playing clubs on The Strip,” Bennington said. “Its a thrill to be back where it all began, headlining this festival in our hometown.”

The Sunset Strip Music Festival is a three-day music event, which aims to "promote, preserve and perpetuate the Sunset Strip Music Experience". Performances are held at iconic Hollywood venues such as Viper Room, The Roxy and Whisky A Go-Go. This year's festival happens from August 1 to 3, 2013.

Bennington officially became Stone Temple Pilot's new lead singer in May. Stone Temple Pilots decided to replace Weiland as lead singer due to poor performances, late arrivals and addiction struggles.

They also sued Weiland for breach of contract worth over $2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The lawsuit reads: "Enough is enough.

"Without relief from the court, Weiland will continue violating STP's rights, misappropriating STP assets and interfering with the band's livelihood."

Moreover, when news broke out that STP has a new singer, rocker Slash from Guns N' Roses expressed his support to the band via twitter.

"I gotta say, it's a real pleasure playing w/ (with) Dean Deleo. The guitars compliment each other nicely. The whole (Stone Temple Pilots) is great... & the haters are going to hate, but (Chester Bennington) sings the s**t out of the STP songs... Of course, playing with (Duff McKagan) is always awesome," he tweeted.

Slash and McKagan, Guns 'N Roses bassist, also fired Weiland from their band Velvet Revolver in 2008.

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