Names and faces
Posted: February 28, 2013 at 4:08 a.m.
The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland. In a one-sentence news release Wednesday, publicist Kymm Britton said: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” No other information was provided, and Weiland could not immediately be reached for comment. The band’s 1992 debut Core, has sold more than 8 million copies in the United States. Its hits include “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Plush,” which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard-rock performance with vocal. Weiland also was in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and other musicians. The 45-year-old has dealt with drug addiction, run-ins with the law and two failed marriages. He released his memoir, Not Dead & Not for Sale, in 2011.
This story is only available from our archives.
Front Section, Pages 2 on 02/28/2013