That’s an information-filled headline, folks. But yes, Stone Temple Pilots have sued Scott Weiland, who claims the band is false without him.
“Like everybody else out there, I read about my band, Stone Temple Pilots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer. To tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. And it hurt. But the band that played last weekend was not Stone Temple Pilots and it was wrong of them to present themselves as that.”
I guess Scott’s in denial. He was fired by the band.
He claims they don’t have the legal right to call themselves STP, “because I’m still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don’t have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots, because it’s misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years.”
As you know, STP performed with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington recently for a new studio cut and some live shows.
Now the band has sued Weiland. But not because he’s delusional.
The suit claims Scott sabotaged their 20th anniversary tour by being chronically late for performances and missing promotional gigs. They also allege Weiland refused to communicate with other band members in an attempt to “hijack” the tour.
“The band endured much strife and lost significant opportunities because of Weiland,” the suit alleges.
Stone Temple Pilots is seeking unspecified damages.
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