The Stone Temple Pilots have terminated singer Scott Weiland; he is not dead, but fired. According to a Feb. 27 report on MSN.com, the Stone Temple Pilots released a terse statement that said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” The band’s publicist, Kymm Britton, had nothing else to say but “terminated.” What she means is that Scott Weiland has been fired from STP.
According MSN.com, Weiland was not notified of his firing until he saw it in the media. He released a statement expressing his amazement at being “terminated” from a band that he founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of their hits. He mentioned that the lawyers would have to sort through it.
The band has not cut an album since their 2010 self-titled release. In 1992, “Core” had sales of 8 million in the United States. Their 1993 hit, “Plush,” won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance with Vocal.
Be sure and view the attached slideshow with photos from the 2011 Stone Temple Pilots concert at Williamsburg Waterfront.
Scott Weiland is 45 years old and has had some personal problems: two failed marriages, drug addiction, and some legal run-ins. It is not known whether any of that has anything to do with Scott Weiland being fired from STP.
If you want to read more about the life of Scott Weiland, you can purchase his 2011 memoir, "Not Dead & Not for Sale," on Amazon.