The legal battle between Scott Weiland and his former band Stone Temple Pilots has played out very publicly throughout the past year after the band fired the former frontman in February and then recruited Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington to join their lineup. Weiland is not about to back down without a fight though, saying that the band will have to buy him out of the "company" in order for him to walk away.
Stone Temple Pilots and their troubles with vocalist Scott Weiland came to a head when the band fired him earlier this year. Then, the band made one of the most interesting lineup changes in rock history by recruiting Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington as STP's full-time frontman. In a new interview, Banana 101.5 in Flint, Mich., spoke with Robert and Dean DeLeo about their singer situation, new music and more.
As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots recently filed a lawsuit against their former singer Scott Weiland, while Weiland has responded with a few harsh comments about the band's decision to continuing on under the STP name with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer. Now, Stone Temple Pilots are attempting to explain their reasons for taking legal action against their former frontman.
Stone Temple Pilots apparently fired frontman Scott Weiland earlier this year and now the band has filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming that he plotted to sabotage their 20th anniversary tour, among other accusations.
Although Scott Weiland isn't happy with the recent announcement that he was fired from Stone Temple Pilots, he hoping there will be a reconciliation in the future. In a new interview with the Youngstown News' Vindicator, Weiland says that he feels his ousting was a "reactionary" decision and doesn't feel the door has closed on his time with the band.
This week has been a chaotic one for Stone Temple Pilots. Founding member and vocalist Scott Weiland was officially fired from the group, much to his surprise, leaving the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz without a singer. However, in a new interview with TMZ, Weiland is insisting that he is still a member of Stone Temple Pilots, and that his firing was a publicity stunt to bring attention to the act.
Scott Weiland is now weighing in with his own official response to today's news that he has been fired from Stone Temple Pilots. The vocalist stated as recently as yesterday that all was still good with his longtime band, telling Rolling Stone, "STP has not broken up. I haven't quit. I haven't been fired." He even added that they were talking about when they wanted to tour again.
Scott Weiland is certainly doing his best to reinvent himself as a Rat Pack crooner with his holiday set ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.’ He has just issued a video (watch below) for his version of the wistful holiday standard ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas.’ The vid starts with a waving American flag and vintage footage of troops playing on the screen behind Weiland’s swaying silhouette.
If you haven't already heard the news by now Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver fame has recorded a new Christmas album "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" in stores now & available at various legal download sites online . I thought the exact same thing when I heard the news "what the f#@k" why the hell is Scott Weiland recording a Christmas Album?
Check out what the ol' Red Rocker had to say in a recent interview with forbes.com:
I was asked at one time to be in Mötley Crüe. I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their manAgers. I was asked to be in Velvet
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