SCOTT WEILAND FILES A COUNTER SUIT AGAINST HIS FORMER STP BANDMATES
Scott Weiland is filing a $7 million countersuit against his fellow co-founders of Stone Temple Pilots, claiming they do not have the legal right to remove him from the band and asking a judge to bar their use of the name going forward.
“How do you expel a man from the band that he started, named, sang lead on every song, wrote the lyrics, and was the face of for twenty years?” Weiland said, according to TMZ.
He wants a judge to dissolve the band partnership and is asking for at least $7 million in damages.
This legal action follows a lawsuit filed on May 24th from STP that accuses Weiland of using the band’s name to promote his solo career. It bluntly asks a judge to strip Weiland’s ability to play the band’s songs during a solo set.
The singer denied misrepresenting his live shows in a letter to fans.
“When I tour on my own, it’s never as Stone Temple Pilots. It’s as Scott Weiland,” he said. “The fans deserve to know what they’re getting.”
The remaining members of the group are carrying on with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington taking over as part-time frontman. On May 18th, the group performed a 40-minute surprise set at KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast where they debuted new song “Out of Time.”
Guitarist Dean DeLeo said at the time that “we know Linkin Park will always be [Bennington’s] priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together.”
additional source: billboard.com
All these fuckers need to grow up and get over themselves. STP have already had their shot awhile back and haven’t come up with any material worth listening to. So who fucken cares what a drug addict has to say about a band he pretty much fucked over by his addiction to drugs. Hey Eddie can you post something that’s worth reading.???!!
This guy has so much talent and he basically fucks everything and everyone up in the end every single time. Hope the needle’s worth it Scott. Wonder who your next victims will be.
Yes Weiland is a drug addict and yes he has fucked up a lot of things but the music that STP has put out has been worth listening to!!!! The last album was amazingly good and really should of did better!!!!!
All of you assholes knocking Scott put your money where your mouth is. Scott owes nothing to you, nothing to Dean, nothing to STP or the rest of the world. His music, lyrics and voice put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces, got a lot of people laid and if he wants to shoot up that is his God given right. Anything he has ever put out has been tons better than most anything new that has come out in the last ten years. His voice, lyrics and music helped define a genre which is far far far more than you can say about most of the shit that is going on today. Scott you rock and Dean and the boys need to give it up, they are not STP without you. No disrespect to the brothers, your music was just as important but hey, without Scott it is questionable you would be where you are today.