Has Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland been fired from the band? Yes, according to a statement from the rest of the band. But apparently it's all news to him.
Earlier today the band announced that they had fired Weiland in a one-sentence release:
"Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland." That's all it said - nothing more.
According to Rolling Stone, the rumors all began a couple of months ago and were perpetuated by Slash.
"Slash doesn't know anything about STP. We're talking right now about when we want to tour next," he told the magazine on Tuesday.
Within the last hour, Weiland issued a statement on his Facebook page. In it, the singer seems a bit perplexed as to how he has been fired from his own band:
Either way, Weiland is scheduled to begin a solo tour next month.