Stone Temple Pilots Fire Front Man Scott Weiland

Posted by at 8:35 pm on February 27, 2013

Scott WeilandThe Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland – a decision which seem to have surprised the band’s founding member and voice.

“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland,” the band, which now consists of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, said in a statement.

The band hasn’t disclosed the reason for firing Weiland.

“I learned of my supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press,” Weiland said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Weiland, 45,  helped the Stone Temple Pilots score hits with guitar-heavy songs like “Plush” in 1993 and “Interstate Love Song” the following year.

The band broke up in 2003 and reformed in 2008.

During that interval Weiland was in the rock group Velvet Revolver with former members of Guns N’ Roses among others.

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