In a new interview, Scott Weiland takes some cheap shots at his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots, who unceremoniously canned his ass like succulent ham earlier this year.
Because he’s a jaded little dick with brittle bones.
“Before the whole STP thing blew up, I said, ‘Look, we need to take a break. We need to make an album. We’ve been playing the same (expletive) set for four years. Without a change. We’ve been watching ourselves go from playing 20,000-seat arenas to county fairs and 2,000-seat casinos.’”
That’s what happens, dude. Especially considering your last few efforts with STP were pure tripe.
“I said, ‘I will not sit around and destroy the brand of this band. I will not do it. Will not do it. We have to get in the studio and make new music.’ That’s what we loved to do in the first place. We were artists. We were creators.
“They didn’t see things the same way. They had different management,” says Weiland. “Their managers, who are just basically booking agents, to put it lightly, they have no problem with STP and its legacy being destroyed.
“A 22-year band who sold more than 40 million records and had numerous No. 1 hits, numerous No. 2 hits, top 5, top 10. Two Grammys. They don’t give a (expletive). As a matter of fact, I think they’re getting paid per hour. So I wouldn’t (expletive) do it. And they can’t do it without me.”
Frankly, I think we’re all over the Scott Weiland drama. Let him do his thing, let STP do their thing. And everybody just shut the fuck up about the other side.
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