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Stone Temple Pilots Fires Frontman Scott Weiland, Or Did They?
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Stone Temple Pilots

In what certainly seems to amount to a whole much of ado about something or a whole lot of nothing, it appears that Stone Temple Pilots, the band that first rose from the grunge ashes of that genre’s peak during the early/mid 1990s to sport a more adventurous rock/post-punk/hard rock ala Led Zeppelin meets Janes Addiction kind of sound, has fired their front man, Scott Weiland, a charge the singer vehemently denies.

The group announced the decision this morning via a one-sentence press release, which simply and to the point read: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” The band had reformed back in 2008 after it had been defunct for five years, and toured incessantly last year. They have not made it clear if they are going to forage ahead with a new lead vocalist or not. Just as recently as early this week, Weiland mentioned to Rolling Stone that the band hadn’t broken up, that he hadn’t quit or had been fired. That was a response from a Rolling Stone interview guitarist Slash, Weiland’s bandmate in their former supergroup Velvet Revolver, did a few months ago, in which he had said that STP’s termination of Weiland had come to fruition.

Weiland, who is embarking on a solo tour next month which will focus on mainly material from Stone Temple Pilots’ first two albums, which garnered the most radio play with hits like “Plush,” “Creep,” and “Sex Type Thing,” denied the comment made by Slash, mentioning that Velvet Revolver cohort of his doesn’t know the day to day operations of STP.

Scott Weiland

In a press release today, Weiland stated the following:

“I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be “terminated” from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”

Does all of this simply amount to coincidental free PR for the upcoming solo tour and a good way to get Stone Temple Pilots back in the press again, or is this parting of the ways the absolute truth? Stay tuned for further developments as they warrant.

[Source: Rolling Stone; Photo Credit: Scott Weiland courtesy of Shutterstock]

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