Scott Weiland fired from the Stone Temple Pilots has fans of the band talking this week, as the LA Times reported this Wednesday, Feb. 27, that the other band members recently released an official statement that they had “terminated Scott Weiland.”
The firing of the band’s founder was noted by Rolling Stone as a result of the band going through a “rocky time,” particularly after the band had a long break and reunited back in 2008. The band also started heavily promoting their new album in 2010, working well together, though things seem to have gotten "rocky" again.
"There were some hurt egos," Weiland revealed in an interview with the magazine, though he also said that "no one has ever fired anybody in STP. We're like a family."
Yet now Weiland is speaking out on the Scott Weiland fired rumors; the band member — who is beginning a solo tour at the beginning of March using hit songs the first Stone Temple Pilots’ albums — said this is not necessarily the case.
"I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press," said the grunge-era singer. "I’m not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's still something for the lawyers to figure out.
"In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday."