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February 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Scott Weiland still the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots? Depends on whom you ask. Early Wednesday, the other three members of that grunge-era holdover -- guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz -- released a tersely worded statement declaring that they had  "officially terminated Scott Weiland. " The firing came after what Rolling Stone recently described as "a rocky period" for the band, which following a lengthy break reunited in 2008 and toured heavily in support of a self-titled 2010 album.
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May 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
The disagreement between Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland over whether Weiland is still the band's frontman appeared to have been settled last weekend when the grunge-era hitmakers took the stage at KROQ-FM's Weenie Roast with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals. Not according to Weiland. "Like everybody else out there, I read about my band, Stone Temple Pillots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer," Weiland wrote in a "letter to my fans" posted Friday on his website.
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March 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Is he in or is he out? We still don't know whether singer Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots are ever, ever getting back together, but in conjunction with a solo tour for which he's backed by a new band, Weiland says he's still a member of the long-running rock group that recently announced it had “terminated” him . "There are some issues that have to be worked out with STP," Weiland told Spin magazine in preparing for his Purple...
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March 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Is he in or is he out? We still don't know whether singer Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots are ever, ever getting back together, but in conjunction with a solo tour for which he's backed by a new band, Weiland says he's still a member of the long-running rock group that recently announced it had “terminated” him . "There are some issues that have to be worked out with STP," Weiland told Spin magazine in preparing for his Purple...
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May 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
The disagreement between Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland over whether Weiland is still the band's frontman appeared to have been settled last weekend when the grunge-era hitmakers took the stage at KROQ-FM's Weenie Roast with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals. Not according to Weiland. "Like everybody else out there, I read about my band, Stone Temple Pillots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer," Weiland wrote in a "letter to my fans" posted Friday on his website.
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March 29, 1998 | Natalie Nichols
Having loudly declared himself a rock star, Scott Weiland backs up his claim with a solo debut that's so far from his work with Stone Temple Pilots it could have come from another galaxy. With a collection that plays like a series of strange dreams, Weiland proves nearly as adept at inhabiting lavish sound-scapes as Polly Jean Harvey, assuming larger-than-life roles in a dozen dark, extravagant numbers about obsession, addiction and loss.
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March 15, 1998 | Jerry Crowe, Jerry Crowe is a Times staff writer
Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots singer who is embarking on a solo career, is cranky. He's eight hours into a 17-hour video shoot near downtown Los Angeles and is losing patience.
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August 30, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Second chances in rock? That's the stuff of nostalgia-laced reunion tours and pathos-filled codas to VH1's "Behind the Music"--fallen idols clinging to long-past glory. So Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland realizes that he's defying some pretty strong odds by making the most of what must be his seventh or eighth chance, after pretty much throwing away his career to drug addiction.
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June 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland, whose battle with drugs once landed him in a treatment center, was arrested with about $100 worth of heroin as he left a Manhattan housing project. Weiland, 30, was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
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April 5, 1998
Regarding Natalie Nichols' review of Scott Weiland's "12 Bar Blues" (Record Rack, March 29): Comparing Weiland to Polly Jean Harvey is akin to comparing Vanilla Ice to Public Enemy. Stone Temple Pilots and Weiland's cult of personality has been alt-rock's thinnest pleasure. Harvey has been one of rock's greatest geniuses. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of musical history (and I am 17) would know not to make a mistake like this one. LAWRENCE RHONE Encino
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February 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Scott Weiland still the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots? Depends on whom you ask. Early Wednesday, the other three members of that grunge-era holdover -- guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz -- released a tersely worded statement declaring that they had  "officially terminated Scott Weiland. " The firing came after what Rolling Stone recently described as "a rocky period" for the band, which following a lengthy break reunited in 2008 and toured heavily in support of a self-titled 2010 album.
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May 24, 2011
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November 26, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Following the firing of singer and songwriter Scott Weiland earlier this year from Velvet Revolver, remaining members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner have opted out of their recording contract with RCA Records so they can continue searching for a replacement for Weiland. "Their sole focus has been, and continues to be, finding the singer-songwriter who will stand alongside them," band manager Carl Stubner said in a statement issued Tuesday, the same day Weiland's solo album, " 'Happy' in Galoshes," was released.
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June 21, 2008 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
Nothing GETS in the way of a lucrative rock reunion quite like a jail stint -- even an extremely short one. Just ask the members of Stone Temple Pilots, the multi-platinum-selling, stadium-rocking, alterna-grunge band that recently reunited after more than half a decade's "separation" (don't call it a breakup) to mount a 65-date tour of North America's top-tier summer music festivals and amphitheaters (with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday).
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April 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Scott Weiland has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was sentenced to eight days in jail. The rocker entered the plea through his attorney in L.A. County Superior Court on Monday. He also was sentenced to four years' probation and must take part in an 18-month alcohol program. Weiland, 40, came to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, which regrouped this month after Weiland split from Velvet Revolver. Stone Temple Pilots are scheduled to embark on a 65-city tour May 17. Weiland must serve his jail time by May 28.
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April 4, 2008 | Randy Lewis
There's nothing approaching an interband love song in the acrimonious missives shooting back and forth between Scott Weiland's current and former bands. After the singer's announcement this week that he plans to revive Stone Temple Pilots for the group's first tour in seven years, the other members of Velvet Revolver, the band he's been fronting in recent years, declared their intention to keep going without him. In turn, Weiland has dissed his Revolver cohorts as "a handful of discontents who at one time used to call themselves a gang," according to Billboard.
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June 3, 2003 | From Reuters
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent Monday to drug charges and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and cocaine habits, court officials said. Weiland, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession during a routine traffic stop on May 17 in Burbank, after police allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia inside the car in which he was riding.
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July 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Pasadena court commissioner Tuesday dismissed a drug case against Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and current frontman for Velvet Revolver, because he has completed a rehab program under Proposition 36. The 37-year-old rocker, who was charged in May 2003 with possessing heroin and cocaine, faced up to three years in prison, Deputy Dist. Atty. John Harrold said.
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July 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Pasadena court commissioner Tuesday dismissed a drug case against Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and current frontman for Velvet Revolver, because he has completed a rehab program under Proposition 36. The 37-year-old rocker, who was charged in May 2003 with possessing heroin and cocaine, faced up to three years in prison, Deputy Dist. Atty. John Harrold said.
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July 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland has been ordered to complete a six-month drug program as a result of his no-contest plea to a charge of driving under the influence. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Randolph Moore also sentenced Weiland to three years' probation and ordered him to pay a $390 fine plus penalty assessments, said Frank Mateljan of the city attorney's office.
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