As crowd members started chanting "F--k you Chester"
during Scott Weiland
's Philadelphia performance this Saturday (August 17), former Stone Temple Pilots
frontman expressed his gratitude, only to regret ever saying anything at all.
"Thank you very much y'all,"
Weiland said. After a brief pause, the singer explained, "Here's how it works - it's just a big ol' planet, a big ol' universe and in a big circle it all works out."
He continued, "Actually Chester has his own band that makes a lot of money. I'm not really quite sure why he joined a band who is actually nameless."
As he realized it's a sensible matter he's addressing, Weiland apologized. "The problem is, I shouldn't have said anything at all and I apologize to those fans out there who feel like theyre caught in the middle of it, cause I sure feel like I'm caught in the middle of it emotionally,"
he said. "All I want to do is play music man."
Once the rant was over, Scott and the Wildabouts
kicked out the jams with a David Bowie
cover and a staple rock hit "Jean Genie
." You can check out fan-filmed footage below.
Despite being involved in a legal battle with his former band, Weiland recently underlined that he doesn't see Chester Bennington
's decision to join STP as betrayal.
"I've known Chester for a long time,"
he told the Pulse of Radio
. "I got to be pretty close with him on the Family Values tour. I don't think Chester did it in a spiteful way. The brothers DeLeo, they can be pretty persuasive,"
the singer concluded.