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.
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.
Scott Weiland was booted from Stone Temple Pilots last year, with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington appointed as his high profile replacement. The two singers were friends for years, so it begs the question: How does Weiland really and truly feel about Bennington nabbing his old job? Are there hard feelings? Any bitterness?
Scott Weiland's solo trek this spring where he performed Stone Temple Pilots music from their two most successful records certainly garnered a lot of attention and Weiland and his solo band the Wildabouts will return with more 'Purple at the Core' dates in August.
Scott Weiland has been in the headlines of late for the increasingly contentious feud with his ex bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots, but this story actually is a positive one for the vocalist as he has remarried.
Filter frontman Richard Patrick has never been one to mince words, and the quippy and quotable frontman is speaking out about his concerns for Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots...
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