Watch The Stone Temple Pilots’ Jeff Gutt Join Frankie’s Karaoke Band To Cover Rage Against The Machine

Last week, Stone Temple Pilots frontman Jeff Gutt made an unexpected visit to Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizza to take part in their weekly Wednesday rock karaoke sessions.

As music stream points out, Gutt — who has run Stone Temple Pilots since 2017 — joined the bar’s karaoke band last Wednesday night (March 9) to perform part of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of.”

Check out the images from the moment below:

International tours are BACK. The extremely humble, courteous and legendary, Jeff Gutt of Stone Temple Pilots launched into Rage Against The Machine last night with Frankie’s Hard Rock Karaoke band. Join Jeff & STP here along with Cheap Trick, Bush & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rose Tattoo & Electric Mary for the epic Under The Southern Stars festival cooking across Australia. And remember, if it can happen, it GOES TO Frankie’s Pizza by the fucking Slice. Peace!

posted by Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Gutt is in the country to perform with Stone Temple Pilots on the much-delayed Under the Southern Stars tour alongside Bush and Cheap Trick.

The rescheduled race finally kicked off in Maitland last Friday (March 11) and will include shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Wollongong, Sydney, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane throughout the month. The tour sees all three bands play hour-long sets, with the headliner rotating each night.

In May last year it was reported that Frankie’s was to be demolished to make way for a new underground line in the city, requiring the construction of a new station on Hunter Street between O’Connell and Bligh streets – where Frankie’s is located.

“We take this opportunity to devote all our energy and resources to creating more memories with our beloved Sydney, its people and its visitors, while we still can,” the site owners commented at the time. .

Then Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the venue’s owners and staff would be compensated and helped to move with a “dedicated acquisition manager”.

Nonetheless, the news sparked a strong reaction from the city’s live music community, including a petition launched to help save the iconic venue which garnered just under 5,000 signatures. Daniel Heagney, who started the petition, argued that it was not enough to simply move Frankie’s somewhere else, and instead “we need to preserve the place it has become”.

Evelyn C. Tobin