Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland27 February 2013
Rockers Stone Temple Pilots have kicked frontman Scott Weiland out of the band five years after the enigmatic singer was dumped as the leader of Slash's supergroup Velvet Revolver.
The band issued a short statement on Wednesday (27Feb13), confirming that Weiland had been asked to leave, but offered no explanation.
The singer and his now ex-bandmates Dean and Rob DeLeo have had a tumultuous history which has included bust-ups and break-ups. The trio reunited in 2007 just before Weiland was kicked out of Velvet Revolver.
His former bandmate Slash preempted the split story late last year (12) when he told a Minneapolis radio station that Weiland had been "fired from Stp".
Weiland recently announced plans for a solo tour.
Representatives for Weiland and the DeLeo brothers insist more information about the split will be released soon.