February 27, 2013 |
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.
May 24, 2011
BOOKS Marisa Silver Some people just hit the ground running: Marisa Silver was featured in the New Yorker's first "Debut Fiction" issue. Winner of the O. Henry Prize, Silver's fiction has been included in the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize Stories, as well as other anthologies. Her new collection of eight beautiful and brutal stories, "Alone With You," is out. Hammer Museum , 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. Scott Weiland Weiland embodied the promise and peril of early '90s rock.
November 26, 2008 |
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.
June 21, 2008 |
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).
April 30, 2008 |
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.
April 4, 2008 |
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.