March 1, 2013 12:57

Scott Weiland hits back at Stone Temple Pilots after being 'terminated' from band

Relations between band and frontman collapse over dispute

Scott Weiland hits back at Stone Temple Pilots after being 'terminated' from band

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Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has hit back at his ex-bandmates after they "terminated" him from the group earlier this week.

It was this week revealed in a statement that Weiland's bandmates had axed the singer from their line-up. Weiland has now responded stating that they are unable to fire him as a contractual agreement between the band means they cease to exist if one member leaves. Releasing his own statement to the press, Weiland claimed: "Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded fronted and co-wrote many of their biggest hits. But that's something for the lawyers to figure out."

Weiland has gone on to speak about the conflict between him and his bandmates in full with Rolling Stone, telling the magazine that the other members of Stone Temple Pilots, "wanted to get together to talk about touring, but I don't think touring right now is the best thing. STP has a legacy, and to protect that is very, very important to me. But to go and do the kind of offers that we were getting would be diminishing the brand, and I don't want to do that. There are offers right now. There are offers that I passed up on. There's offers that those guys didn't want as well. There were some hurt egos, but that's the way it is."

Weiland is now planning to tour with his new solo band The Wildabouts on a run of shows titled the Purple At The Core tour. Confusingly, the new band will mainly be performing songs from the first two Stone Temple Pilots albums in their live set.

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