Stone Temple Pilots Post Open Letter Explaining Lawsuit Against Scott Weiland


Story by Charles Ken

Stone Temple Pilots are explaining their lawsuit against Scott Weiland

The members of Stone Temple Pilots are opening up about their recent actions of filing a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court asserting that ex-frontman Scott Weiland used the group’s name and assets to further his solo career, apparently in breach of their partnership agreement. In an open letter to fans, the members say the move isn’t personal.

“Our purpose in taking this action is not to hurt Scott,” the group wrote on the band’s official website. “We want to move forward productively, and Scott’s choices and actions have prevented us from doing that.”

The band members went onto state that Weiland’s actions got in the way of last year’s plans for a tour in honor of the 20th anniversary of their debut release, “Core,” by opting to do a solo tour. “The plan was for a big tour where we’d perform the album in its entirety, along with some other favorite STP songs,” the band wrote. “So, you might imagine our shock and disappointment when, without any notice, we learned that Scott had seized this tour for himself as his solo tour, and decided to do exactly what we as a group had planned.”

Stone Temple Pilots are forging ahead with a new frontman, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. “It was beyond time we made some new music, which was impossible in the dysfunctional environment we were in,” the group wrote. “We wish Scott well. We’re really excited about the new music we’ve been making with Chester, including the song we just released, ‘Out of Time.’”

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Grunge, Music, Rock, Rock News

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