Scott Weiland was quick to put out a statement for the public, after learning about his firing from STP.
Weiland’s statement: “I learned of my supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press,” Weiland said in a statement. “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.”
It is kind of sad that he was fired by hearing about it from the press and not from the guys themselves. Bunch of cowards. I guess, I’m siding with Scott on this, ’cause he does bring up a good point that you can’t kick someone out when that person is the creator, ya know? Scott really did form STP himself, if you do your research. He was the one who found the other three guys himself.
Like I said before, Scott’s voice defines the band’s sound, so he is irreplaceable. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like the guy or don’t agree with his drug problems, you can’t kick out their creator. It looks like Scott may see the rest of the guys in the court room soon. Other than that, Scott doesn’t seem all that hurt being kicked out ’cause he is moving right on to his solo tour which starts this weekend.
I wouldn’t really blame this on Scott’s drug problems. Don’t speculate, when you don’t know what’s going on.