Weiland: STP can’t fire me
Scott Weiland insists he’s still a member of Stone Temple Pilots, despite the band releasing a statement saying they’d “terminated” his tenure.
The former Velvet Revolver singer says it’s more or less business as usual – although he admits there are some problems the band need to resolve.
Weiland tells Blabbermouth: “There are some issues with STP, but they’re the same issues that have been going on since the end of the last tour.
“Nobody in the band can be fired. No one’s ever fired anybody, and no one’s ever quit the band.
“We really have been together a long time, and I’m proud of that. I really do like those guys. It hurts my feelings when we aren’t getting along because I view them as family.
“Behind the scenes it’s really not anything different than what was going on before.”
Last week Weiland reacted to the band’s statement by saying his lawyers would sort it out, then suggesting it was nothing more than a publicity stunt. He told TMZ: “STP is not broken up – it’s a whole thing to boost ticket sales.”
He also revealed he’d wanted to change the lineup in order to bring in “new blood” and repeated his belief there was a chance of a Velvet Revolver reunion – despite guitarist Slash having said the pair would never work together again.