Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland, recently discussed the legal troubles between his former band and himself during a radio interview. The singer told the interviewers that his former bandmates will have to “buy [him] out of the company” before he walks away.
Stone Temple Pilots were recently announced as one of the top acts at next year’s Soundwave festival, where they’ll be fronted by new singer Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park fame. But Weiland told Florida radio station 98.7 The Gater that he won’t step away so easily, saying:
“They can’t use the name with me not being in the band without us coming to an agreement. They’ll have to buy me out of the company because I have major value in the company and in the brand. The lawyers will deal with it.”
The band fired the troubled Weiland in February and the ensuing litigation has since played out very publicly. Weiland told the station:
“We’re in litigation. There’s a band agreement, a band contract agreement…They didn’t follow the rules that were set down…for any member. There has to be a reason for letting go a member. You have to give them a certain period of time to do whatever different you want them to do.”
The news comes after Weiland expressed optimism at the prospect of one day working again with the alt-rock legends, when he told an Ohio newspaper, “Every band has issues. I just think sometimes people say things before they really think about it. I know I’ve done that in the past”. Weiland then spoke of potential future projects, including working with producer Brendan O’Brien.
(Via Banana 101.5)