Stone Temple Pilots Fire Front-Man Scott Weiland

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To read more check out the full story by Andy Greene via Rolling Stone.

Robert DeLeo and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots perform as part of the Aftershock Music Festival.
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Stone Temple Pilots have parted ways with lead singer Scott Weiland. The group announced the decision this morning in a single sentence press release: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland." STP reformed in 2008 after a five-year hiatus and toured heavily through last year. It's unclear if they plan to carry on with a new vocalist.
 
This obviously took Weiland by surprise, who just yesterday commented on the band's status. "There were some hurt egos, but that's the way it is. No one has ever fired anybody in STP. We're like a family. It's also a partnership. I started the band. We've always kept things going. We've taken time off before. They've done their own projects and I fully support that. No one has been fired and I haven't quit. That's all hearsay."
 
Weiland is set to carry out his solo tour next month, and we'll be interested to see what happens to both Weiland and the Stone Temple Pilots.