Scott Weiland says he’s definitely still the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, in spite of a statement that the band sent out earlier this week saying they have “officially terminated” him as their singer.
“There are some issues that have to be worked out with STP,” Weiland told SPIN. “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.”
Weiland added that the note from the band hurt him on a personal level. “[STP] really have been together a long time, and I'm proud of that,” he said. “I really do like those guys, and it hurts my feelings when we aren’t getting along, because I view them as family.”
In other Weiland news, the singer is currently on the road playing STP tracks with his new solo gig, the Wildabouts.
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