Slash was on 93X Radio today and revealed that Scott Weiland has been stirring up Velvet Revolver reunion talk because Stone Temple Pilots have fired him.
“That’s because he got fired from STP.”
“I think all things considered, because these things always catch me by surprise too cause I always find out about it through the media and I’m on the road in another country and I start hearing all this stuff and then I inquire within, and that’s what I was told.”
Rumors initially spread in October on GrungeReport.net that STP were going to break up following their short 2012 North American tour. Stone Temple Pilots reunited in 2008 and released a self-titled album in 2010, which featured the rock radio hit Between The Lines. Since then the band have had trouble getting back in the studio, with rumors of the band being frustrated with Weiland’s antics and Weiland claiming he is tired of the band’s stale setlists. Weiland was also fired from Velvet Revolver in 2008. Stone Temple Pilots themselves have not yet released a statement on the state of the band.
Stone Temple Pilots previously broke up in 2003 and the DeLeo brothers/Eric Kretz briefly ditched Weiland from 1997-1998 to form the band Talk Show with Dave Coutts on vocals. It’s bewildering that after so many years of ups and downs, the band wouldn’t just decide to take a year off rather than break up/fire somebody.