Scott Weiland has responded to reports that he has been fired as a member of Stone Temple Pilots.
The singer is challenging his band’s statement, released early Wednesday, that he has been “officially terminated” by the group.
“I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press,” Weiland posted. “Not sure how I can be ‘terminated’ from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”
Weiland and his backing band, The Wildabouts, will kick off the 20-city trek billed as "Purple At The Core Tour", on March 1 in Flint, Michigan. Scott will reportedly perform the first two STP albums, 1992's "Core" and 1994's "Purple", in their entirety.
Stone Temple Pilots are providing no further information about their announcement at this time.
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