Joe Corrigan, Getty Images Earlier this morning (Feb. 27), Stone Temple…
- Posted on Feb 27th 2013 10:59AM by Amy Sciarretto
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The statement is as follows:
"Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."
The group and its singer have had quite a tumultuous history through the years, experiencing massive success, breaking up and reuniting. It's an incredibly cyclical relationship. In fact, it's like a marriage where they endure long separations, but can't finalize the divorce.
In the past, Dean DeLeo (guitars) and Rob DeLeo (bass) have gone on to form bands without Weiland, most notably Talk Show in 1997 and Army of Anyone, featuring Filter's Richard Patrick on vocals, in the mid-'00s. Despite the other projects, the Bros. DeLeo always inevitably found their way back to Weiland.
Recently, Weiland announced that he would be embarking on the Purple at the Core tour, where he'd be playing STP tracks. It's unclear if that factored into his firing or if it was a long time coming and he is doing that tour because of his exit.
UPDATE: Weiland issued a statement on his firing:
"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."
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