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Stone Temple Pilots

FIRE Lead Singer

Scott Weiland

2/27/2013 9:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Stone Temple Pilots
has unceremoniously FIRED its lead singer Scott Weiland ... who's been the face of the seminal rock band for more than 20 years.

The group released an ominously curt statement today, saying, "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland." They don't give any further explanation.

It's pretty shocking for several reasons ... the main being Weiland has been a core member of the group since it came together in 1986. His voice has become synonymous with STP's sound ... on hits like "Plush," "Sour Girl," and "Sex Type Thing."

Another reason this came out of nowhere ... Weiland denied rumors he was leaving the band just yesterday, telling Rolling Stone, "STP has not broken up. I haven't quit. I haven't been fired."

Rumors of a split began a couple of months ago when Slash said STP had fired Weiland.

STP reformed in 2008 after a 5-year hiatus and toured through last year -- but apparently it hasn't been working out.

So far, it's unclear who STP has in mind to replace Weiland ... if anyone.

Weiland is set to launch a solo tour next month.



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Michael A.    

This literally SUCKS ASS! I am almost at tears. I know Scott has the drug issues. But, there can be no STP with him! I did like the 'Army of Anyone' album the brothers did in 2006 or so, with the Filter guy. Maybe they can work on another record there, until they get their priorities straight. We love you Scotty! Keep your head up!

568 days ago

Michael A.    

This sucks total ASS! There is NO STP without Scott! That said, I understand Scott's issues with the drugs, but come on man! Stick with him and work this out. Maybe we'll get another "Army of Anyone" album out of the brothers' in the meantime? Whilst they get their heads out of their asses. We love you Scotty! Keep your head up friend!

568 days ago

Paul P.     

STP is now "half the band they used to be."

568 days ago

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