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The Stone Temple Pilots fire their leading man, Scott Weiland.
The alternative rock band released a statement about the firing of the bands front man since 1986, reports The Huffington Post. The statement was released Wednesday from the bands publicist Kymm Britton.
The statement simple said, "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."
The news of Weiland being released can be seen as a shock. TMZ reports that just yesterday Weiland was rejecting rumors that the band was breaking up.
"STP has not broken up. I haven't quit,” Weiland said. “I haven't been fired."
He must have missed out on the memo.
STP released their debut album, Core, in 1992 which went on to sell over 8 million CDs in the United States. The band won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal. In 2002 the band broke up and went their own ways. Then in 2008 they got back together and released their self-titled album two years later.
The rumors of an STP split began a couple months ago when rocker Slash was going around saying that Weiland was fired.
There is no news on who STP will get to replace Weiland. Weiland is preparing a solo tour starting next month.
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