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Stone Temple Pilots

FIRE Lead Singer

Scott Weiland

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

Scott forever has a place in my heart, since tossing me his mic when performing at the NorVa in VA. They'll hire him back. STP isn's STP without Scott Weiland.

511 days ago
2.

static    

Scott's a nut case but they need him more than he needs them so let's see what happens.

511 days ago
3.

me    

So... who want to pay over $100 a ticket to see STP without Weiland, raise your hand.

:crickets:

511 days ago
4.

James H    

Looking forward to the next "Talk Show" concert coming soon to a shopping centre near you.

511 days ago
5.

mrharrybawls2012    

My beloved 10 year old son Geoffrey had tears streaming down his face after reading this news. What are we supposed to tell our children about this terrible news?? What gives these heathens the right ??I am beside myself with anger right now. Damn Stone Temple Chowderheads!!!!!!

A Concerned Parent

511 days ago
6.

Sir Boo    

Why is this relevant?

511 days ago
7.

jess    

Good luck without him dudes. Yes I say that with massive sarcasm.

511 days ago
8.

Virtual Insanity    

There is no STP without Scott Weiland.

511 days ago
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Nadiadamit    

Can't replace a single member in that band. Scotts voice is what I hear when I think of STP. sucks.. you guys did not mention Interstate Love Song. Trippin on a hole in a paper heart...Dead and Bloated..Oh well. They will work it out.. they always have. A girl can hope. SCOTT~ BEHAVE

511 days ago
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Frodusgirl    

That sucks... ASS

511 days ago
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Kimo    

Hang it up already

511 days ago
12.

LISA    

This is one of my favorite bands. I thought Scott had major substance abuse issues, but was sober now? Is he off the wagon or is it 'creative differences'?

511 days ago
13.

mamajj    

Scott is STP. PERIOD!!

511 days ago
14.

Tim    

Hey Slash, ya busy??

511 days ago
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Kris    

Sorry, but as much as I think that Scott is a douche, STP is nothing without him. They might as well throw in the towel and call it a day! Shame because STP have made great music over the years!

511 days ago
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