Stone Temple Pilots drop front man and band founder Scott Weiland

By Alexi Knock,

The Stone Temple Pilots announced on Wednesday that they have dropped front man Scott Weiland.

The bands publicist told MTV News in an email, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”

Last year, drama began to unfold within the band when Slash, who was also Weiland’s band mate in Velvet Revolver, told a radio station that Weiland was being terminated from Stone Temple Pilots.

Stone Temple Pilot hit its peak in the 1990s with songs like “Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart.” The band parted ways in 2003.

In 2008, the band reunited with a successful tour and released a new album in 2010.

Weiland recently announced his plans for a solo tour on Spin, where he promised to play some old Stone Temple Pilot songs.

Weiland told Spin, “It's going to be really exciting. Something completely new." Actually, no, it probably won't be something completely new, which is the whole point of a nostalgia-baiting tour such as this.”

UPDATED: Weiland sent a statement to TMZ, saying that he never heard about being fired until he read 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," he said.



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