Just as he’s about to start a solo tour, he finds out in the press that he’s fired from a band he started. Stone Temple Pilots have given a pink slip to front man Scott Weiland. The press release went out yesterday simply saying “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland,” but it really doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed the troubled singer’s career. The firing was even hinted at by Slash a few months ago when he was asked about Weiland’s insistence on joining back up with Velvet Revolver, a band he was let go from back in 2008. Slash told a radio station up north that Weiland wanting to get back into the band was because STP let him go. That was confirmed yesterday.
Getting the lawyers ready
Meanwhile, Weiland says he’s not sure how he can be fired from the band he started. Just after news spread far and wide of his dismissal from the band, Weiland says it’s gonna be up to the lawyers to figure out what is next because when you get lawyers involved, that always helps mend relationships … not. The first date of Weiland’s solo tour is tomorrow in Flint, Michigan.
We’re starting to get a deeper look at the forthcoming comic book based on Stone Sour’s concept albums House of Gold and Bones. Front man Corey Taylor revealed to Loudwire several pages of the forthcoming four-issue comic book drawn up and published by Dark Horse comics. An official snippit of the comic says it’s about a human on a journey to either salvation or destruction and all along the way he’s taunted by crazed mobs and a mysterious ally. The first issue should be out April 17th. The second album is set to drop April 9th. Get the link to see the released pages here.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is gonna make another acting appearance … this time it won’t really be much of an acting job because he’s gonna play himself. He’ll appear in the Showtime show Californication where he’ll act as a temptation to the character Becca. Catch that episode this Sunday. Check your local listings.
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