The Stone Temple Pilots have parted ways with lead singer Scott Weiland. Yesterday (Feb. 27), the band issued a succinct statement on their website that reads: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland. No further information is available at this time.” Weiland was apparently stunned by the news.
The singer posted the following statement on his Facebook page: “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. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”
Weiland’s tour is expected to focus almost exclusively on material from the first two STP albums.