Scott Weiland, singer famous for his spot in the band Stone Temple Pilots, has been fired, maybe.
According to Weiland, he founded Stone Temple Pilots and co-wrote many of its hits. He said he learned of his termination this morning by reading about it in the press.
Stone Temple Pilots is a grunge band that has been around since the early 1990s. After a break up in 2003, the band reunited in 2008 and toured to promote its self-titled album released in 2010.
This morning, on the band’s website, remaining members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
“I learned of my supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press,” Weiland responded in a statement.
Weiland, 45, will begin a month-long U.S. solo tour in March during which he will perform songs from Stone Temple Pilot’s first two albums.
Reuters referred to Weiland as a symbol of grunge rock, known for his growling vocals and bright red hair.
Stone Temple Pilots is known for hits like “Vasoline,” “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song.”
Weiland was a part of the band Velvet Revolver and has “dealt with drug addiction, run-ins with the law and two failed marriages,” according to the Associated Press.
In Weiland’s statement he said his lawyer will have to sort out whether or not he can actually be fired from Stone Temple Pilots.
Weiland’s tour begins Friday in Flint, Mich.