STONE TEMPLE PILOTS PART WAYS WITH SINGER SCOTT WEILAND
“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland,” was all the press release stated regarding the band’s decision. It is unclear at the present time if they plan on carry on with a new vocalist.
Oddly enough, Scott Weiland told Rolling Stone yesterday (February 26th) that “STP has not broken up, I haven’t quit. I haven’t been fired.” The rumors began a couple of months ago when Slash said in an interview that the band had fired the singer.
“Slash doesn’t know anything about STP,” Weiland continued yesterday. “We’re talking right now about when we want to tour next.” But he did admit that the group has been going through a rocky period. “There were some hurt egos,” he says. “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.”
In the meantime, Weiland will be launching a solo tour next month focusing almost entirely on material from the first two STP albums.
additional source: rollingstone.com