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.
Scott Weiland's feud with his former Stone Temple Pilots bandmates seems to be getting uglier by the minute. After learning he had been replaced in STP by Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and being slapped with a lawsuit by the band's three other founding members, Weiland has filed a multimillion dollar countersuit.
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.
Scott Weiland is now speaking about some of the issues that have led to the current problems between himself and Stone Temple Pilots' members, who are now continuing under the STP band name with Chester Bennington as their vocalist. He points to differing viewpoints in how to promote the band as being at the base of their issues.
Stone Temple Pilots took legal action against their former frontman Scott Weiland on Friday (May 24) and now additional details of the suit have come to light. The group claimed that Weiland attempted to sabotage their 20th Anniversary tour as well as their plans to continue their livelihood with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their frontman and they've asked for a court ruling to stop Weiland's interference with their career.
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.
Many music fans were surprised last weekend when Stone Temple Pilots not only played a secret gig with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles, but also released a new song called 'Out of Time.' But perhaps no one was more surprised than original STP frontman Scott Weiland, who was apparently fired from the band earlier this year.
For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.
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.
If Slash ever decides to give up his solo career and get back with Velvet Revolver, it will have to be with a different lead singer. In a new interview, the guitarist shut the door on any plans to work again with Scott Weiland, who, in November, expressed a desire to work with the ex-Guns N' Roses musicians again.
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