You're in Good Company, Scott Weiland: Musicians Who Were Famously Fired From the Band
Earlier this week, rock group Stone Temple Pilots released a press release which read, "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."
But Weiland, a founding member and longtime lead singer of the band, doesn't quite understand how this turn of events came about. Speaking with Rolling Stone on Tuesday, one day before STP announced his termination, Weiland claimed that all was well between him and his bandmates. "No one has been fired and I haven't quit. That's all hearsay," said the rocker.
Although, after seeing the press release on Wednesday, Weiland seems to have changed his opinion. "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press," Weiland said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "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."
We're not sure how that works either, but one thing is clear: The rest of the band doesn't want to play with Weiland anymore. So while his lawyer sorts things out, we figured we'd take a look at other musicians who were unceremoniously booted from their groups. Check them out below.