Scott Weiland Challenges Fan To On-Stage Fight

Watch the former Stone Temple Pilots singer invite a fan to the stage for a fight for "pulling gun s--t on me" in this clip.

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Scott Weiland has challenged a fan to join him on-stage for a fight while performing on his solo tour in New York City.

It's not clear what the audience member did to upset the singer, who was fired from Stone Temple Pilots a few weeks ago, but Weiland's reaction was caught on camera which you can see below.

With the audience applauding, Weiland invites him to the stage:

"So you're f--kin' pulling that f--kin' like gun s--t off on me? Then come up and meet me one on one, man. You play tough guy from an audience behind a barricade. I'd love to... Trust me. Actually, let him stay here, and just get all riled up. He won't be able to sleep tonight."

Stone Temple Pilots never explained why Weiland was booted from their band which he co-founded in 1986, but he claims they did it as a publicity stunt to boost ticket sales. Despite their troubles, Weiland has faith that they'll work things out:

"Stone Temple Pilots really have been together a long time, and I'm proud of that," he said last week. "I really do like those guys, and it hurts my feelings when we aren't getting along, because I view them as family."

Watch Scott Weiland challenge a fan to a fight here:

(If you're having trouble with the player, try the original here.)

How would you react if a famous musician invited you to the stage for a live stand-off? Let us know in the comments.

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    I would have found it hilarious if the "fan" actually got up onstage and just beat the living crap out of him. "You play tough guy from an audience behind a barricade." Well Mr. Weiland you're playing tough guy on the other side of that barricade with loads of security to boot.
    still not sure what the fan actually did
    Maybe Scott is so shit faced he doesnt even know either.
    That might be the case, too. He is visibly on something (probably heroin). I saw STP back when they got back together in 2010, and his movements and general composure were nothing like they were in this clip. He could have been on something when I saw them, too, but it definitely wasn't heroin -- maybe cocaine or something because he was really energetic. He just looks like a junkie in this clip.
    Possible he fell off the wagon again, which is why STP fired him. Might have seen him start using again and just basically said eff it, were not going through this again.
    Me neither, maybe Weiland was right to attack him
    He should be. They should make a compelling story about it besides it's just a random fan, right?
    How would you react if a famous musician invited you to the stage for a live stand-off?
    They wouldn't because I'm not that douchebag in the crowd that likes to throw quarters & other random items at a band while they're performing...
    This guy is a constant disappointment.
    I like they that after explaining the incident, they've written "Stone Temple Pilots neve explained why Weiland was booted from the band"... Like there's any need. Still a shame, I like him a lot as a singer.
    Heroin Addiction + ANYONE = Dickhead. Kids... just stay away, seriously.
    Damn it Weiland, just get your s**t together.
    His shit is together right now. Saw him in Niagara Falls last week, and having seen him about a dozen times between VR and STP, this solo show was the best he's looked, sounded, and acted since early VR days. He played a lot of rare songs, in the original keys, and at the tempos they should be played at (And faster in some cases) short, all of the shit people blame him for that was wrong with STP from 2008-2012.
    Were there people actually trying to blame tempo problems on the singer? How do they even make that connection?
    He truly loves doing his solo work. He actually shows up on time and enjoys himself. Probably because it is HIS show, not someone else's.
    Darth Wader
    Not sure why he was fired from STP... (this is where sarcasm font would come in handy)
    Mr Winters
    Wow this guy is one massive douchebag.
    make that two massive douchebags
    Big difference here, Dave has been doing Karate for 25 or so years, he probably would have beaten the crap out of the Laser guy. Scott Weiland is just an insignificant junkie who the world had forgotten about many years ago.
    If someone did that to me my ideal response would be to say that I have thought about how much better of a musician I'd be blind but that If I want to do it I can manage perfectly fine without his help. All in all not a bad response from Dave. rockstars need to realize they don't have anything to prove when it comes to toughness, just ask them to ****er off and when they start making music people will pack into stadiums to listen to they can **** around with lasers on stage all they wan't.
    I'm sick of hearing about this guy. At this point he's a total piece of shit.
    He makes lots of money and have played with some of the best musicians in rock. What have you accomplished that's worldly recognizable by all?
    Really?! This pisses me off when Randy Blythe gets sent to prison for not even fighting a guy.
    But the Blythe incident didn't take place in America...
    I don't understand what you mean, at all. Somebody died because of an altercation at a Lamb of God show in Prague, regardless of what happened. Are you implying that every person who is ever on stage from now on should comply with the hostile audiences wishes or curl up in the fetal position if an altercation does arise? Because that's, like, really really dumb.
    I seen a video where Scott said to a ***** in the crowd that he's been to jail and he will **** the man in his ass. Pretty good singer though.
    It's not hard to imagine why he was kicked out of several bands. If he's like that ONstage (in front of his adoring fans and all that, and with that "being onstage is where if feel best" crap that singers say) imagine how much of a douche the guy must be OFFstage!