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Scott Weiland Says Stone Temple Pilots Will Have to Buy Him Out

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Scott Weiland and his former band Stone Temple Pilots are in the throes of a legal battle. The band sued its ex-singer for playing STP songs on his solo tour and for using the band name to promote himself. He countersued on grounds that he co-founded the band and co-wrote the songs and therefore isn’t doing anything wrong. But in order to rid themselves of Weiland, the singer says they’ll have to buy him out of the company.

This is a textbook example of the business of being in a band. When lots of money is at stake, lawyers come into play.

“We’re in litigation. There’s a band agreement, a band contract agreement,” Weiland said in a radio interview, which you can listen to below. “They didn’t follow the rules that were set down … for any member. There has to be a reason for letting go a member; you have to give them a certain period of time to do whatever different you want them to do. They can’t use the name with me not being in the band without us coming to an agreement. They’ll have to buy me out of the company because I have major value in the company and in the brand. The lawyers will deal with it.”

Notice Weiland took care not to mention his replacement, Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, with whom he has stated he has no beef.

He also talked about his other projects, which isn’t as juicy as all of the STP drama.

Listen to Scott Weiland Talk STP Lawsuit

Next: How Does Scott Weiland Really Feel About Chester Bennington?


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