Scott Weiland Apologizes to Stone Temple Pilots Fans Over Emotional Fight
Until a judge rules otherwise, both Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots are playing STP's material in concert. Understandably, the very public battle between the band and their former frontman has divided a lot of fans and Scott Weiland took the opportunity to address the subject matter during a recent show in Philadelphia.
The frontman and his solo band the Wildabouts performed at the Trocadero in Philadelphia Saturday night (Aug. 17) and during the show a number of fans organized a "F--- You, Chester" chant in reference to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington fronting the current incarnation of Stone Temple Pilots.
After initially thanking fans for the support, Weiland addressed the situation with the crowd. He explained, "It's just a big 'ol planet, a big 'ol universe and in a big circle it all works out. Anyway … Actually Chester has his own band that makes a lot of money. I'm not really quite sure why he joined a band who is actually nameless."
Weiland, then realizing the touchy nature of the situation, continued, "The problem is I shouldn't have said anything at all and I apologize to those fans out there who are, feel like they're caught in the middle of it, cause I sure feel like I'm caught in the middle of it emotionally and all I want to do is play music man."
Video and audio footage of Weiland's speech, plus a performance of David Bowie's 'Jean Genie' can be seen below. A better audio version of Weiland's speech minus the chant and song can be seen and heard above.
Watch Scott Weiland Address the STP Situation + Perform 'Jean Genie'