Scott Weiland has been fired by his bandmates. Not a shocking, or unheard of, sentence given the mercurial and oft-destructive nature of the singer’s troubled mind and persona. What makes this particular parting of the ways significant, however, is it’s not Slash or Duff McKagan doing the firing, but Weiland’s three Stone Temple Pilots band mates who are long-suffering and finally fed up.
In a one line statement the band officially announced:
“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Yikes. Given that Scott Weiland is about to embark on a “Purple At The Core” tour which will see him resurrect STP classics with his band The Wildabouts, it seems that the three, instrument playing members have legitimate beef aside from all the other crazy bullshit they’ve had to endure over the years. Anybody remember their comeback show at the PNC Bank Arts Center where his tardiness nearly incited a full scale riot? And how he slurred his way through indeterminate stage banter? And embarrassed the DeLeo brothers in front of a hometown crowd?
Looks like Scott Weiland won’t have the comfort of Velvet Revolver to crawl back to either according to Slash:
“Scott is completely speaking out of his ass [about the VR reunion]. Nobody at this end has had any conversations with Scott on this subject, except maybe Dave Kushner, because he was the only one in the band who was really close to him. And all things considered, we don’t have a good professional relationship with Scott.
And it also pisses me off because he’s put STP through so much shit over the years, and put us through shit too when we were working with him. In 2008, that was all over with, so at this point, when he starts coming up with this stuff, it’s like, whatever.”
Remember the good times…