Stone Temple Pilots Fire Singer Scott Weiland

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The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland.
In a one-sentence news release Wednesday, publicist Kymm Britton said: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” No other information was provided.
The band’s 1992 debut, “Core,” has sold more than 8 million units in the United States. Their hits include “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Plush,” which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.
Weiland was also in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with Slash and other musicians. The 45-year-old has dealt with drug addiction, run-ins with the law and two failed marriages. He released his memoir, “Not Dead & Not for Sale,” in 2011.
Weiland said in a statement that he learned of the separation in the media.
He added: “Not sure how I can be “terminated” from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits.”
Weiland said he looks forward to seeing his fans on a solo tour starting “this Friday.”
The Stone Temple Pilots’ latest album is their self-titled 2010 release.
http://www.stonetemplepilots.com/ (AP)

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