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Scott Weiland Responds to ‘Termination’ From Stone Temple Pilots

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Earlier this morning (Feb. 27), Stone Temple Pilots issued a 10-word press release, saying they had fired frontman Scott Weiland.

The music community was shocked, as was Weiland himself, who said he learned of his termination from STP by reading about in the media.

Weiland, 45, has responded with a three sentence statement, which was a bit more detailed and interesting than that of his now-former bandmates, with whom he has had drama for the course of their relationship.

The dismissal came on the heels of Weiland’s announcement that he would be launching the Purple to the Core solo tour will see him performing STP songs. The tour’s name is a reference to Core (1992) and Purple (1994), the the group’s first two (and biggest) albums.

Below is the Weiland’s statement on the firing:

“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. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”

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Scott Weiland ‘Purple at the Core’ 2013 tour dates:

March 1 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 2 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
March 4 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
March 6 – Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
March 7 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
March 9 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
March 11 – Washington, D.C. @ Howard Theatre
March 12 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
March 14 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
March 15 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
March 19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
March 20 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
March 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
March 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
March 26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
March 27 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas

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