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Why the Suit, Out on Bail, and Do You Care?

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


Why the suit?


The remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots have released a statement clarifying their intentions behind a lawsuit against former front man Scott Weiland. In the post to their website Thursday evening, they say they simply wanted to be productive as a band and Weiland was hindering that process. They had wanted to put together a 20th anniversary tour to commemorate the band’s successful debut album, but Weiland stubbed that by going out on a solo tour, playing some of the very songs the band had hope to highlight on a possible 20th anniversary tour. STP says they found out about Weiland’s solo tour the same way the public did … through an ad. They say that Weiland violated an internal agreement and after repeated requests to stand down for the sake of the band, they decided to file suit in an effort to move forward. Keep it up, guys! The drama is ripe for the picking! Just this month STP released a new tune with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington … and there are rumblings of an eventual tour.


Tim Lambesis behind the glass
Tim Lambesis behind the glass

Out on bail


He’s free … for now. As I Lay Dying front man Tim Lambesis has posted bail and is free on his own cognizance … that is until his murder-for-hire trial kicks into full gear. The singer was picked up earlier this month after allegedly giving money to an undercover cop in exchange for the murder of his estranged wife. It’s reported Lambesis posted $2 million bail after being in jail for several weeks. It’s also reported that he’ll have to wear a GPS monitoring device and is to not have any contact with his estranged wife and three adopted children. His lawyer said his erratic behavior was due to steroid use. Lambesis will be back in front of the courts late next month.


Do you care?


Courtney Love has a few songs and a potential album she wants you to know about. But, since it’s not Hole, we don’t care … So, we’ll pass on passing along that info.


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