Scott Weiland: Fired By Stone Temple Pilots!

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Scott Weiland has been fired by Stone Temple Pilots, the band he fronted for more than two decades. This news begs the following questions, among others:

  1. Stone Temple Pilots are actually still around?
  2. What could Weiland do to get fired NOW?
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It's true in any event. The group says in a statement, "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."

That's it. No further explanation given.

Weiland, as pretty much the definition of a rock star, was central to STP's sound throughout the 1990s and beyond as they piled up a string of hits.

The 45-year-old denied rumors he was leaving the band just yesterday, telling Rolling Stone, "STP has not broken up. I haven't quit. I haven't been fired."

STP actually reformed in 2008 after a five-year hiatus and toured up until last year. It's not clear if they have any new singers in mind to replace Scott.

For now, though, the lead vocalist spot remains a "Big Empty."


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