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Scott Weiland INSISTS he hasn’t been fired from ‘Stone Temple Pilots,’ swears it’s all to boost ticket sales.

Earlier this week ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ released a statement saying that they had fired Scott Weiland as lead singer of the band. But according to Weiland, it was all a publicity stunt, in order to sell tickets for their upcoming tour. According to him, the band is still together.

Weiland said, “STP is not broken up. It’s a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales.”

But the way Weiland explains it sounds like he and the rest of STP don’t really communicate … and they used the Weiland “firing” to boost ticket sales for a tour they were organizing WITHOUT him.

Which begs the question … why is Scott so sure he’s not out of the band? He says it’s because there’s a clause in the band’s contract that forbids the members from using the name STP on another group. In other words, if Scott’s out … STP ceases to exist.

Ultimately, Weiland says he has no idea what the other guys were thinking — but when asked if he’s still leading the band, he replied smugly, “I started it.”

Only time will tell I supposed!


Posted Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:11am
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The Stone Temple Pilots FIRE Scott Weiland!

The Stone Temple Pilots have fired their lead singer Scott Weiland.

In a one-sentence news release Wednesday, publicist Kymm Britton said: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” No other information was provided.

The Associated Press was attempting to reach Weiland for comment.

The band’s 1992 debut, “Core,” has sold more than 8 million units in the United States. Their hits include “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Plush,” which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.

Weiland was also in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with Slash and other musicians. The 45-year-old has dealt with drug addiction, run-ins with the law and two failed marriages. He released his memoir, “Not Dead & Not for Sale,” in 2011.

The Stone Temple Pilots’ latest album is their self-titled 2010 release.

Wonder what happened! I want to know more!

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Posted Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Scott Weiland reveals he was raped as a child

Scott Weiland’s new book, ‘Not Dead & Not for Sale’, features some horrible stories from the singer’s childhood.

According to Spin, the troubled Stone Temple Pilots frontman reveals in his new memoir that he was raped when was 12 years old.

In the excerpt, Weiland recounts that the rapist was a “big muscular guy, a high school senior… [who] rode the bus with me every day to school … [He] invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. ‘Tell anyone,’ he warned, ‘and you’ll never have another friend in this school. I’ll ruin your f****n’ reputation.'”

The incident was so painful that Weiland admits he didn’t confront it until recently.

“This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back,” he writes. “Therapy will do that to you.”

‘Not Dead & Not for Sale’ is available now from Scribner.

Rapists should be castrated. Who’s with me?


Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 8:08am
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Slash still searching for Velvet Revolver singer

Slash will resume his search for Scott Weiland’s replacement in Velvet Revolver once he completes his solo tour.

The group, founded by the guitarist and his former Guns N’ Roses bandmate Duff MCKagan, has been auditioning singers since firing Weiland in April 2008.

Slash’s planned solo tour this summer prompted fears among the supergroup’s fans Velvet Revolver would never play again.

However, the rocker insists he’s waiting for his schedule to line up with McKagan’s – who is rumored to have stepped in to replace Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery during the band’s hiatus.

Slash tells, “I think Duff is doing something with Jane’s Addiction right now so we’re all sort of all over the place doing whatever until we can all regroup. We did listen to a lot of singers, but there hasn’t been anybody that’s going to be the guy so far.”

But he insists Velvet Revolver’s next vocalist will be someone who isn’t as famous as Stone Temple Pilots star Weiland.

Slash adds, “It’s really hard to do something with a voice that’s already really well known in an original band. We want someone who is really good that hasn’t been recognised by the whole country as being amazing, but somebody who is just on the precipice of just being discovered.”

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Posted Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 2:14pm
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