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The Stone Temple Pilots were among one of the most buzzed about bands this week following the firing of their lead singer Scott Weiland.
They released a brief statement, which was the first time Weiland heard of his termination, which read “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Weiland then told TMZ, "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about 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’s now blaming the firing on his former bandmates seeking publicity for their upcoming tour.
Weiland told TMZ, "STP is not broken up. It's a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales."
He also claims they’re still together because of a legal clause in their contract which says the band can’t use the name Stone Temple Pilots unless they have all its members. In other words, if Weiland isn’t part of it, there is no band.