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Scott Weiland Fired: Stone Temple Pilots Give Lead Singer The Boot

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Scott Weiland has reportedly been fired by the Stone Temple Pilots.

Although the band officially announced that it is parting ways with the lead singer, very little information about the situation is currently available. Neither Weiland nor members of the band have released any details about the firing as of this writing.

According to The Associated Press, the news of Scott Weiland’s departure arrived courtesy of the Stone Temple Pilots. The statement didn’t explain why the group decided kick the lead singer out of the band.

The group’s publicist said:

“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”

The New York Times reports that Scott Weiland will embark on a solo tour starting next month. In addition to performing some of his own songs, the singer said he intends to pull selections of music from the Stone Temple Pilots’ back catalog for material.

Weiland said during a recent interview that his relationship with the Stone Temple Pilots is a little strained at the moment. He also said that rumors about band members being fired were completely untrue.

Weiland told Rolling Stone:

“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.”

Scott Weiland and the Stone Temple Pilots have recorded six studio albums together since 1992. Weiland has also released a handful of solo albums over the years, including the 2011 Christmas collection The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Are you a fan of the Stone Temple Pilots? What do you think about Scott Weiland getting fired by the band?

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33 Responses to “Scott Weiland Fired: Stone Temple Pilots Give Lead Singer The Boot”

  1. Anonymous

    Is he on drugs again? Love STP, love Scott – Get VR back together!

  2. Kleo Lee

    "the 2nd album… 12 dozen melodies to listen" – brilliant album closer – Scott is a great singer and Robert DeLeo is a definative bass player – quality act – they have this folks – none of our business when and why…

  3. Jason Karczynski

    Well – at least we got that awesome Chicago concert on blu-ray – it rocks. I am not sure what the point of firing him would be. If the rest of the band wants to do their own thing or have another band – then go ahead – just leave it open for them to get back together with stp at a future date.

  4. Anonymous

    Rename the band! It's NOT STP without him. They MIGHT have some commercial success but history has proven that the original singer is always the best!

  5. Adrianna Rivera

    So basically what needs to be posted is that "STP has offically broken up" because STP without Weiland is like a desert without sand!

  6. Adam Steinberg

    This is the same guy who was involved in an under-age over-dose that happened in his hotel room in Florida.. He must of had a good lawyer…

  7. Ryan Murphy

    AC~DC proved it was possible for a band to get by, even thrive, with a new singer. However, I still agree with you, because AC~DC are the exception, not the rule.

  8. Jason Karczynski

    Van Halen did it with a new singer as well. Not many bands can pull that off.

  9. Johnny Matanes

    big fan of stp…what have u done lately..survived Bobby Orr departure long time ago..this to shall pass..godspeed.
    was big fan of stp…what have u done lately? I survived the departure of Bobby Orr early in life…yup..old dude..best wishes to the entire ensemble…

  10. Bradley Ard

    I think they're done. Weiland has been a train wreck for a long time. When Duff, Slash, and Matt Sorum kick you out of a band due to substance abuse, you know you have a problem. He's become the new Axl Rose, except he's actually putting out new music. STP will carry on, I'm sure.

  11. Adrianna Rivera

    I'm sorry Jason, Van Halen did NOT do it with any replacements. No one can pull a Dave!

  12. Kitty Dana Bayless

    crazy, what a stupid move… they will not find another to replace him with, how could they… oh well, at least they were STP when I was a teen and I will always remember them when they were good sorry Scott, go solo… you can make it!