Weiland Wants STP To Buy Him Out
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has a simple solution to the legal battle brewing between him and his ex-bandmates: he wants them to buy out his stake in the group. Speaking with a Florida radio station, Weiland continued to insist that STP cannot use the band name without all four original members in the lineup, saying, “They can’t use the name with me not being in the band without us coming to an agreement. They’ll have to buy me out of the company because I have major value in the company and in the brand. The lawyers will deal with it.”
Weiland also said, “There’s a band agreement, a band contract agreement. They didn’t follow the rules that were set down . . . for any member. There has to be a reason for letting go a member; you have to give them a certain period of time to do whatever different you want them to do.”
STP fired Weiland last February and sued him for hindering the group’s career through his own behavior as well as by playing STP material on his solo tours. Weiland countersued based on his claims about the band name.