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.
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