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Scott Weiland to STP

You CAN'T Fire Me

IT'S MY BAND!!!

2/27/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0227-tmz-scott-weilandStone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland says he had NO IDEA his band was planning to fire him today ... but according to Scott, it doesn't matter ... because he can't be fired from a group HE created.

Scott just released a statement in response to STP's press release this morning -- in which the band claims they "officially terminated" Weiland from the group.

Scott said, "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press."

He added, "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."

Sh*t just got real.

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Kev    

A Tragic Bipolar Hero

519 days ago
32.

sqwatchy    

The only part of the band that can't be replaced, duplicated or faked: the Voice. And they want to get rid of Scott?!? Absurd, insane, suicidal.

519 days ago
33.

sqwatchy    

The rest of the band just needs to get on the H-wagon and quit whining.

519 days ago
34.

Made it Past 27    

TEAM SCOTT!!! STP WITHOUT SCOTT IS LIKE NIRVANA WITHOUT KURT

519 days ago
35.

Bossy Potato    

Hahaha, that's awesome. Sh!t did just get real!

519 days ago
36.

nyc44th    

Some here seem to forget that when Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left Aerosmith, everyone said Tyler was Aerosmith, Yet Tyler and the new Aerosmith stunk. The musicians in the STP are really good. The guitarist (Dean DeLeo) is a great player and is a HUGE part of the sound. Plus Robert and Dean produced the last album and are also songwriters. Clearly the band is a sum of it's parts but Weiland is NOT STP alone.

519 days ago
37.

Misfitttt    

ya good look with that .. the band is going to suck without scott

519 days ago
38.

DaveT    

"Who me, fired?"

519 days ago
39.

Blue Lake    

No one wants to work with a junkie. Let him have the name. Who cares? He's yesterday's bad news. The other guys should hire Dilana and start fresh.

519 days ago
40.

Michael    

STP would be NOTHING without Scott. YES, he has had some problems the public knows about, and probably a bunch of others we don't even know about. BUT, this is one of the top 25 artists of the past 15-20 years.....PERIOD. The rest of the band will get over themselves and RE-HIRE him when they are going broke in the next 1-2 years. I read a Rolling Stone interview with him and HE DID start the band....LOL.

519 days ago
41.

pizzapizza    

Must have a s@@ty contract.

519 days ago
42.

me    

I didnt get fired, everyone else just quit!

519 days ago
43.

MoxieGurl    

This reminds me of that scene from "School of Rock" with Jack Black.

519 days ago
44.

QE2    

This guy could be one of the greatest of all time in either band. Both because both bands are great and he can really rock too. He just can't seem to get out of his own damn way. Sad.

519 days ago
45.

Meme Jones    

He came into a restaurant where my x was working. He was one of the coolest guys. he had quite an crew with him. real hot chicks with him. Nice guy.

519 days ago
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