Scott Weiland is now speaking about the current problems between himself and Stone Temple Pilots. In a new interview with AZCentral.com, Weiland states, “Originally, before the whole STP thing blew up, I said, ‘Look, we need to take a break. We need to make an album. We’ve been playing the same [expletive] set for four years, without a change. We’ve been watching ourselves go from playing 20,000-seat arenas to country fairs and 2,000-seat casinos.’” Weiland added he felt this was destroying the band’s brand, but the other members, who had different management, saw things differently.
The singer add's of the band’s decision to move on without him: “Is that how I want to see STP now? Not at all. Not the band that I started. Not the band that I named. Not the band that when I was in Huntington Beach, took a shot and called Robert DeLeo at his apartment, doing nothing in music, living with his girlfriend, and said, ‘Hey man, would you like to do a band?’”
When asked about where things stand between Weiland and his former bandmates, the vocalist stated, “I don’t really think about it a lot. I think about how disrespectful they are, sometimes, in between a sip of coffee and a hit of my cigarette. I think about how selfish they are.”
Meanwhile the rest of the band is apparently planning another gig with their new lead singer, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. Slash and Duff McKagan announced on Twitter that they'd be sharing the stage with STP and Bennington at the 2013 MusiCares Map Fund Benefit tonight in Los Angeles. More