After officially responding to his recent firing from the Stone Temple Pilots, frontman Scott Weiland went on to call the entire situation a publicity stunt meant for boosting ticket sales.
"STP is not broken up. It's a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales," Weiland tells TMZ.
The vocalist seems pretty certain he can't be fired from the group, stressing out that he is the one who started it in the first place. According to Weiland, the rest of the STP members "have done a lot of that stuff in the past" and that is just "the way they roll".
Stone Temple Pilots have released a short announcement last Wednesday saying that they "they have officially terminated Scott Weiland". The vocalist was quick to respond with a statement of his own, revealing he found out about his firing from the press.
"I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of it's biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out."
Interestingly enough, Weiland spoke about the current situation within the band merely a day before getting fired, saying that "no one's ever fired anybody in STP".
So what do you think about the whole situation now? Is he in a stage of denial or is he right to say the band can't fire him as a founding member? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.