Stone Temple Pilots Book September Oklahoma City, OK Show With Linkin Park Vocalist
... The Stone Temple Pilots
will be back onstage with their current lineup that includes Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington in September. The group have announced a September 13th show at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, OK. Most recently the band are said to have been in the studio working on more new material with Bennington. Stone Temple Pilots
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Stone Temple Pilots Claim To Have The Law On Their Side
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have the law on their side in sacking Scott Weiland and bringing in Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as his replacement, says the band's lawyer. Skip Miller cites a 1996 agreement which allows three members to vote out any fourth member and continue using the outfit's intellectual property. "The three of them voted him out for a reason," Miller says. "They don't want to play with him any more. He was showing up hours late and had crazy, destructive behaviour." Weiland has launched a countersuit after STP
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Stone Temple Pilots Release Statement Explaining Recent Lawsuit Against Former Singer Scott Weiland
... a 20th anniversary tour which eventually turned into a Scott Weiland solo tour. In order to remain as productive as possible in a turbulent situation they moved on from Weiland. They are now working with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on new material. You can read the full statement below or on the STP
website. You may have read we recently filed suit against our former singer, Scott Weiland. We wanted to clarify a few things: Our purpose in taking this action is not to hurt Scott. We want to move forward productively, and Scott's choices and actions have prevented us from doing that. We were in the process of putting our 20th anniversary tour together to celebrate the release of our first album, Core. The plan was for a big tour where we'd perform the album in its entirety, along with some other favorite STP
songs. 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. We found out about it the same way you did--we saw an ad for it. Without getting into legal details, the band has a binding agreement that clearly states what each of us can and cannot do outside of STP
. Unfortunately many of the decisions Scott made violate this agreement, have been harmful to the band, and prevented us from moving forward. When our requests to Scott and his representatives that they abide by the agreement were ignored, we finally had enough. So now, we've made our choice. It was beyond time we made some new music, which was impossible in the dysfunctional environment we were in. We've lived in it long enough and have decided to move forward with STP
. We wish Scott well. We're really excited about the new music we've been making with Chester, including ... [ read more ]
Stone Temple Pilots (1992-)
Scott Weiland (vocals) 1992-2013
Dean DeLeo (guitar)
Robert DeLeo (bass)
Eric Kretz (drums)
Chester Bennington (vocals) 2013-
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Weiland spent 5 months in jail in 1999 for violating probation after a heroin conviction. He was arrested on drug charges again in 2003 and served 6 months of rehab.
Weiland has been diagnosed with manic-depressive disorder. He would often refuse to take medication for it and had lots of mood swings as a result.
The band are big supporters of the 2001 movie and off-Broadway play Hedwig And The Angry Itch. It is about a German boy who gets a botched sex-change operation, moves to a Kansas trailer park, and starts a band called Hedwig. STP has dressed up and performed as Hedwig on a few occasions.
The band originally went by STP, but got into some legal trouble from using the name (STP is a brand of engine treatment). They came up with three words to use instead, which at first were Shirley Temple's P--sy. They eventually changed it to Stone Temple Pilots.
In 1997, while Scott Weiland was having legal problems stemming from his drug addiction, the other 3 members formed a side band called Talk Show with former Ten Inch Men singer David Coutts. They released their self-titled album in 1997. Coutts was fired from Talk Show in March of 1998. (thanks, Anthony - Arab, AL, for above 2)
In 2004, Weiland joined Velvet Revolver with Guns 'N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. He left and returned to STP in 2008. (thanks, Dave - Dublin, Ireland)
Stone Temple Pilots were voted both Best New Band (by readers) and Worst New Band (by critics) in Rolling Stone's 1994 music awards.
Scott Weiland was born Scott Kent. He changed his last name when his stepfather David Weiland officially adopted him.
Describing his cocaine-fueled hallucinations in his book Not Dead & Not For Sale, Weiland says: "There were actual forms facing me, the faces of skeletons."
Scott Weiland was fired by the band in 2013 on February 27, 2013. Weiland responded to the firing with his own statement, "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. 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."
On May 18, 2013 the remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots performed together for the first time since firing Scott Weiland, appearing as special guests at the 21st Annual KROQ Weenie Roast, benefiting Heal the Bay. Linkn Park's Chester Bennington was the replacement vocalist. Bennington said of the union, "I've loved STP since I was 13 years old and they've had a huge influence on me. When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance."
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