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Stone Temple Pilots Announce Scott Weiland Firing: Can They Survive Without Him?

Fergie 2013/02/27 20:00:00
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Stone Temple Pilots fans will be perplexed and disappointed to learn that lead singer Scott Weiland has been fired from the band. The news was announced Tuesday morning via a one-sentence press release that stated that Weiland was "officially terminated."

After reading about his firing, Weiland released a statement claiming "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." You can read the whole thing here.

Strangely enough, rumors had been circulating recently about the singer's short-lived future with STP, but on Tuesday, Weiland told Rolling Stone,"No one has been fired and I haven't quit. That's all hearsay."

Looks like that was just a case of wishful thinking, but what do you think, SodaHeads? Can Stone Temple Pilots survive without Scott Weiland? To make matters worse, Weiland had already booked a solo tour starting next month, during which he plans to play mostly STP songs, so if they get a new lead singer, the band will have to compete with him.

TMZ.COM reports:
Stone Temple Pilots has unceremoniously FIRED its lead singer Scott Weiland ... who's been the face of the seminal rock band for more than 20 years.
fired lead singer scott weiland seminal rock band 20 years

Read More: http://www.tmz.com/2013/02/27/stone-temple-pilots-...

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  • TheTruth1313 2013/03/03 04:34:22
    Yes
    TheTruth1313
    Were they really surviving WITH him?!? Lol
    The guy has been given more than enough chances, it was time to move in a new direction.
  • Herbtheman 2013/03/03 04:31:28
    Yes
    Herbtheman
    I think so.
  • Daniel Sean 2013/03/03 00:21:55
    No
    Daniel Sean
    They can try and replace him but they will not be successful.
  • Dave 007 2013/03/02 13:44:25
    No
    Dave 007
    Who cares.
  • Duane Freemantle 2013/03/02 02:06:03
    Yes
    Duane Freemantle
    As long as the rest of the band stick together.
  • Shackleford42 2013/03/01 03:11:40
    Yes
    Shackleford42
    They can, but it is very unlikely, losing a lead singer is the worst, it usually the band's style changes almost completely, so they'll probably gain a few fans, but lose a lot of their original fans, as far as I'm concerned Weiland made them, they will not be the same without him, but they can still be good, I'll give 'em a chance
  • Colin L 2013/03/01 02:03:14
    No
    Colin L
    And it's about time, the last good album they put out was No. 4.
  • stevmackey 2013/02/28 23:57:55
    Yes
    stevmackey
    STP is the trademark of Studebaker Packard. They survived for years after Studebaker Oackard's demise, thanks to Any Granatelli. I doubt if a rock group can do the same.
  • CorrectOpinion 2013/02/28 23:23:34
    Yes
    CorrectOpinion
    +1
    Can Scott Weiland survive period? time will tell.
  • Zoe Michele 2013/02/28 23:20:12
    No
    Zoe Michele
    I thought he was the only Stone Temple Pilots member lol... there are more of them?
  • Chrissi 2013/02/28 22:40:06
    No
    Chrissi
    Didn't he start it up?
  • MadMax 2013/02/28 21:34:37
    No
    MadMax
    STP is still around?
  • Ashley 2013/02/28 21:09:25
    Yes
    Ashley
    Get a new singer.
  • Hebsi 2013/02/28 20:13:42 (edited)
    No
    Hebsi
    +1
    But at least now maybe there can be a reunion of Velvet Revolver.


  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/28 20:10:59 (edited)
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    Who are they? LOL ! Donald Trump

    "Scott! You're Fired!"
  • Dickens 2013/02/28 19:44:24 (edited)
    No
    Dickens
    ..I've heard Stone Temple Pilots, and they suck!...why would anyone WANT them to "survive?"
  • Rod Tid... Dickens 2013/03/03 12:36:41
    Rod Tidwell
    +2
    Thats OK, Dickens. You just continue to prance around to your Lady Gaga tunes.
  • Spence 2013/02/28 19:08:08
    No
    Spence
    This is a tough one. Weiland's sound was pretty iconic to the band. As much as I love STP, I agree with a lot of the people commenting; that their best move would be to drop the name and reinvent themselves as a new group. Even if they did enjoy moderate success with a new singer, they'd just be a shell of the band they once were, like Alice In Chains is now without Layne Staley.
  • Jenna 2013/02/28 19:03:03
    Yes
    Jenna
    No one even knowe who he is! I thought he was a pilot that went in caves. Now lets talk about the real problem at hand, mexicans
  • david carter 2013/02/28 17:47:59
    No
    david carter
    +4
    they are not STP without him
  • Skar 2013/02/28 17:37:18
  • cranejumper 2013/02/28 17:30:34
    No
    cranejumper
    50--50 chance
  • bill.fleming.77 2013/02/28 16:50:35
    No
    bill.fleming.77
    +3
    Are they still around? LOL I loved these guys in the 90's but without their on again off again heroin addicted lead singer they are nothing.

    It would be like Pearl jam without Eddie Vedder or Nirvana without Kurt Cobain.

    Just move on most bands go through this. If they want to stay in the game . Go out with a new name and reinvent yourselves.
  • TiffanyBelle 2013/02/28 16:22:44
    No
    TiffanyBelle
    +2
    i think that if they can't get along then hey need to split up and dissolve the band name.

    whatever the reason is... most bands don't last a long time and most bands don't find the success that they've found. they should count their blessings and feel proud of what they've accomplished and agree to disagree and wave goodbye to STP.
  • Michael 2013/02/28 16:18:05
    No
    Michael
    As usual, most rock bands who lose their most noted lead singer usually suck. Try Aerosmith without Steven Tyler or the Stones without mick jagger...yeah not gonna work. At this point "bands" are a dying breed in the industry. Better just suck it STP, and keep Weiland, lead singers have and always will the commodity of the band.
  • harold 2013/02/28 16:06:24
    No
    harold
    +2
    Good luck on that, STP. Why don't they start a band under a different name?
  • Hebsi harold 2013/02/28 20:10:09
    Hebsi
    They've done that before. After STP broke up the first time, the DeLeo brothers created a band called Army of Anyone. They didn't do well.
  • harold Hebsi 2013/06/11 02:07:25
    harold
    Well, maybe they should just go back to being Mighty Joe Young or Shirley Temple's Pussy until they get along with Scott again.
  • _-T3x4S_M4D3-_ 2013/02/28 15:44:48
  • Greg Mynyk 2013/02/28 15:40:55
    Yes
    Greg Mynyk
    +3
    Survive? Yes. Be any good? That's debatable.
  • d. allen spencer 2013/02/28 15:33:39
    No
    d. allen spencer
    No I don't think so
  • Krazzy Kris 2013/02/28 14:41:11
    No
    Krazzy Kris
    +1
    Honestly no. We you start a band. whatever bought you to the dance, that is what you should stick with. I think if they do get another lead singer that will be lucky to go Gold.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/28 14:18:52 (edited)
  • AG 2013/02/28 14:05:36
    No
    AG
    +8
    He just can't lay off the drugs, can he?
  • Kigan 2013/02/28 13:42:57 (edited)
    No
    Kigan
    Bands really need to be careful about getting rid of what makes a band stand out.

    Take the band "I Am Ghost" for example: What really made them stand out was their female violinist and occasional singer. Without her, the band's last album did poorly, becoming just another generic sounding band, and the band was finished.
  • SonofSpermcube 2013/02/28 12:37:44
    Yes
    SonofSpermcube
    +3
    His voice is kind of what makes them distinctive. But then, the same was true of every Black Sabbath singer, Max Cavalera and Sepultura, ZP Theart and Dragonforce...
  • captain 2013/02/28 12:34:24
    No
    captain
    Meh.
  • Fran-Halen 2013/02/28 10:01:10
    No
    Fran-Halen
    +2
    He , unfortunately, is STP .
  • Cunning Stunts 2013/02/28 09:18:30
    Yes
    Cunning Stunts
    I think they could put along at low momentum though Scotty is the main drawcard.
  • bacon.nivison 2013/02/28 07:53:27
    No
    bacon.nivison
    +1
    Weiland'll do just fine. I wonder if they need a banjo picker...

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