Weiland wonders why Bennington bothered
Scott Weiland says he can’t understand why Chester Bennington took his job in Stone Temple Pilots – because he’s already making enough money with Linkin Park.
Both parties have launched lawsuits against the other, with Weiland claiming his former colleagues have no right to use the STP title if he’s not present.
During a solo show in Philadephia at the weekend, Weiland – who’d previously said he had no grudge against Bennington – responded to fans who’d begun chanting “Fuck you, Chester.”
He told them: “It’s just a big ol’ planet, a big ol’ universe it all sort of works out anyway. Actually, Chester has his own band that makes a lot of money – I’m not sure why he joined a band that’s actually nameless.”
Taking a different tack he added: “I shouldn’t have said anything at all. I apologise to those fans out there who feel like they’re caught in the middle of it, because I sure feel like I’m caught in the middle of it emotionally. All I want to do is play music.”
Weiland was fired by Velvet Revolver in 2008, and bassist Duff McKagan recently wished his former bandmate the best.
Last week he told KFLY: “The Stone Temple Pilots guys, they had to do what they had to do. I understood. I went through the same thing with their singer. It’s utterly frustrating when things are going good and one guy’s kind of dragging it down – or sideways at least.”