On Tuesday, Scott Weiland denied rumors that he'd been fired from Stone Temple Pilots. On Wednesday, STP fired him, via a a single-sentence press release. On Thursday, he not only reiterated that he hat not been fired, he said STP could not fire him.
In the embedded video below, Weiland made his point. Technically, Weiland said, the band is still together.
STP is not broken up. It's a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales.
However, Weiland's explanation sounds like he and the rest of STP aren't really communicating, and communication is part of any relationship. His feeling, though, is they used his "firing" to boost ticket sales for a tour they were organizing without him.
So why couldn't he have been fired, anyway? Weiland says there is a clause in the group's contract that forbids the members from using the name STP on another group. In other words, if he is out of the group, STP ceases to exist as an entity.
After STP's one line press release "firing" him, Weiland put out his own statement which explained that he learned the news from the press. He said:
Not sure how I can be "terminated" from a band that I founded fronted and co-wrote many of their biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out.