Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, sue each other over band breakup

June 4, 2013

It has come to this: ’90s hitmakers Stone Temple Pilots their somewhat erratic former frontman Scott Weiland are suing each other.


Stone Temple Pilots in happier times: Dean Deleo, Eric Kretz, Robert Deleo, and Scott Weiland in 2010. (Matt Sayles / AP)

He claims they had no right to fire him in February and nor perform with a new singer, reports AP, while they say he has no right to sing STP songs in his solo act. In bitter court filings more evocative of a lovers’ quarrel than a corporate schism, Weiland asks “How do you expel a man from a band that he started, named, sang lead on every song, wrote the lyrics, and was the face of for 20 years, and then try to grab the name and goodwill for yourselves?” While his fellow bandmates accuse him of being late to shows and performing poorly. “The band had no choice,” their lawyer told AP. Weiland is seeking $5 million in damages.

Earlier: Stone Temple Pilots fire Scott Weiland via press release, 2/27/13

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