via Rolling Stone:
Just a day after the (former) STP frontman denied being let go amidst rumors of being fired, the band has announced that they have indeed parted ways with him. The band issued a press release this morning to clear things up:
“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Weiland himself issued a statement to Rolling Stone through a spokesperson later in the day:
I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be “terminated” from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday. – Scott Weiland
Weiland has plans to embark on a solo tour next month.