Stone Temple Pilots are moving on and no one is less thrilled than the band’s former frontman Scott Weiland. The troubled singer, who is currently a member of a new band, The Wildabouts, posted an open letter to fans on his official website, explaining he was surprised and hurt by the band’s decision to perform a few shows with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
The ‘Vasoline’ star claims that his former band does not have a legal right to bill itself as Stone Temple Pilots, as he is still officially a member of the band. More importantly, he says that presenting themselves as Stone Temple Pilots is unethical and misleading to their huge fan base that followed and supported them over the years. Weiland went on to say that he does not oppose them performing together with a new singer, but not under the name of Stone Temple Pilots.
This latest news is just one of many problems for the estranged band, as the members have been publicly arguing for months. Other band members, including Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz announced back in February 2013 that Weiland was fired from the band. On May 24, 2013, they even filed a lawsuit against him, preventing him from performing any of the band’s songs during his solo career.
Scott Weiland is currently on ‘Purple at the Core’ tour with The Wildabouts.