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Scott Weiland

STP Lied About Firing Me

To Boost Ticket Sales

3/1/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Stone Temple Pilots
 LIED about firing singer Scott Weiland as a publicity stunt ... in order to hype an upcoming concert tour ... so says Weiland, who insists the band is still 100% together.

Weiland said, "STP is not broken up. It's a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales."

But the way Weiland explains it sounds like he and the rest of STP don't really communicate ... and they used the Weiland "firing" to boost ticket sales for a tour they were organizing WITHOUT him.

Which begs the question ... why is Scott so sure he's not out of the band? He says it's because there's a clause in the band's contract that forbids the members from using the name STP on another group. In other words, if Scott's out ... STP ceases to exist.

Ultimately, Weiland says he has no idea what the other guys were thinking -- but when asked if he's still leading the band, he replied smugly, "I started it."

39 COMMENTS

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1.

momofthree    

I am a big fan, but he's barely recognizable. Scott, dude, please take care of yourself.

572 days ago
2.

Phreaky    

Love him! Team Scott

572 days ago
3.

aquanet    

Liar. They canned you back in Dec. Get your **** together. Slash won't even take you back.

572 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

If true a sign of great desperation for the band. It's time to call it a day gentleman and bow out(somewhat)gracefully.

572 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

What a way to treat your fans by lying to them. I guarantee you guys that genius plan your bandmates tried to condur up is going to BACKFIRE!! I may still be a fan BUT MY MONEY STAYING IN MY POCKET.!!!!

572 days ago
6.

Metta Worldhate    

Well, he's right, it is his band. Call him a jerk if you want, but it is his band.

You take him and 3 random dudes playing guitar, bass, and drums vs. the other guys in the band and a different lead singer and I call Scott's group STP and would rather see them. Maybe that's not fair, but it's the truth.

572 days ago
7.

Pockets    

Only ***gots still give a **** about STP

572 days ago
8.

DaveT    

Hmmm..interesting. Been listening to them on Youtube since TMZ stories reminded me of 'em, be great if they can keep cranking out new tunes together, good stuff
Craving Mcdonalds now after seeing the <---M sign...

572 days ago
9.

MyOpinion    

They're still around?!

572 days ago
10.

kitnplayn    

I know, right. Americans are ignorant, fraudulent liars who will do whatever they want to their fellow Americans to get whatever they want. There is no honour in self, country or success. Uncivilized and proud of it. Morons.

572 days ago
11.

paul    

did the camera guy buy a ticket?

572 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

It was all downhill after "Vaseline". Sorry, but it's true.

572 days ago
13.

SoWhat    

Saying the band is broken up to boost ticket sales? That makes absolutely no sense, sounds like the moron that thought that would be a good idea has been doing far to many drugs.

572 days ago
14.

spokenword    

I'm half the man I used to be.

572 days ago
15.

Shaunie    

Maybe they realized they were morons for that move

572 days ago
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