Scott Weiland Reveals Why He Thinks STP Really Fired Him

Scott Weiland discussed his 2013 firing from Stone Temple Pilots in a new Canoe interview.

“It’s just a shame how it happened,” said Weiland of the STP situation. “I said I needed six months off. I felt we needed six months off in order to do a 20th year anniversary tour and that 20th anniversary tour didn’t end up happening and I said, ‘Okay, then we need to make a new record because we can’t go on just playing the greatest hits set. It’s not going to work. We’re losing fanbase. Our guarantees are starting to go down.’ So I assumed we were all on the same page when we left tour and it turned out not so and they got different management and things just soured. (I’ve known them) since I was a teenager. Crazy things happen especially when you end up getting different management. People see things one way and a lot of times how things are portrayed to the band members are through the goggles of the management and filtered through that and that’s what you end up hearing.”

STP’s lawsuit claimed that part of the reason they fired Weiland was due to how often he showed up late for concerts, and that when they asked him to sign an agreement guaranteeing that he would show up on time, he asked for more money.

  • — J —

    Scott: “I wanted 6 months off”
    Scott: *Went off on Purple to the Core tour with his solo band when he supposedly wanted to be resting or recording.

    Revisionist history doesn’t work now that the internet exists, Scott.

  • Corndog

    I wish my boss would given me six months off to practice coming in on time…

  • Leemarvin

    The fact that he can’t sing anymore might have something to do with it also

  • biorneit

    sounds like a mix up in communication

  • biorneit

    Scott has moved on…why can’t you people?

  • Jim Kirk

    I did the same. I asked for more money to be on time. My work told me to fuck off