August 21, 2013
Ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland apologized to the group’s fans who are “caught in the middle” of his public legal battle with his former bandmates. STP fired Weiland earlier this year and recruited Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington to take over.
The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career. They also claimed that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction hurt the band’s career.
Weiland countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the Stone Temple Pilots name without him.
During a solo performance in Philadelphia the other night, Weiland addressed the crowd after fans organized a “F*ck you, Chester” chant.
Weiland thanked fans and said: ”It’s just a big ‘ol planet, a big ‘ol universe and in a big circle, it all works out. Actually, Chester has his own band that makes a lot of money. I’m not really quite sure why he joined a band who is actually nameless.”
“The problem is I shouldn’t have said anything at all and I apologize to those fans out there who are, feel like they’re caught in the middle of it, cause I sure feel like I’m caught in the middle of it emotionally, and all I want to do is play music, man.”