On Feb. 27 the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots announced that their singer Scott Weiland is no longer in the band. The members stated they fired the singer from the band, and later that day Weiland said he had no prior knowledge of being fired. There is no word from the remaining Stone Temple Pilots members about Weiland's replacement as lead vocalist.
On the band's official Facebook page the members of Stone Temple Pilots wrote, "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland - no further information is available at this time."
The band previously broke-up in 2002 before reuniting in 2008. Stone Temple Pilots released their self-titled sixth studio album in 2010. They also took a hiatus in 1997 and the band members took out singer Dave Coutts on tour in place of Weiland under the band name Talk Show.
Weiland posted on his official Facebook page about how he learned about being fired. Weiland stated, "I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. 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 something for the lawyers to figure out."
Weiland begins his solo tour today, March 1 in Flint, Mich. and you can view all of his tour dates here.
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