Rock band Stone Temple Pilots ousted founder and front man Scott Weiland on Wednesday, with a simple announcement stating that they had “terminated” him. Can they do that? Evidently Weiland thinks not. He issued his own statement, saying:
“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.”
Weiland later said that the whole thing was a publicity stunt. However, it’s not the first time the band has parted ways dramatically; they famously split in 2002 only to reunite five years later.
Who knows what’s really going on this time? Weiland is busy anyway: he launches a solo tour today in Flint, Michigan.