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STP sues Weiland

Jaimoe

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From TMZ...

Stone Temple Pilots claims Scott Weiland screwed the band out of millions of dollars and now it's looking forward to a very important date -- in court.

The band claims Weiland sabotaged it's 20th anniversary tour by being chronically late for performances and missing promotional gigs. The band also claims in the lawsuit Weiland had a plan to seize all the glory, to the point he wouldn't even communicate with band members. They say Weiland's plan was simple -- "hijack" the tour.

The band had actually fired Weiland in February and hired the lead singer of Linkin Park to replace him, but they claim Weiland got vindictive and tried to interfere with the release of its new single.

Stone Temple Pilots is asking for unspecified damages.
 

pickslide

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All of this sucks. STP is one of my favorite bands. I saw them on tour last year and it was amazing. Such a shame...
 

thrashmetl

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His ego is coming back around to bite him in the ass, not to mention the drugs.
 

Ryan84

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Any Weiland interview (old and recent) I've ever seen, he comes off completely out of it. A lot of pausing, mumbling words, struggling to finish sentences. If he failed to meet the requirements as far as appearances and being on time for the last tour it doesn't surprise me.
 

somecafone

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I'm not an employment or entertainment attorney, but addiction - which does seem to be Weiland's issue - is covered by the ADA (American with Disabilities Act).
So I don't know how far this can go.
Additionally, I know they were quite successful in the 90s but does the guy have any money left? Rehabs, fines, etc. Blood from a turnip.

My gf, who is a legal secretary, is discussing this with me as I write. He may have signed a contract stipulating sobriety, timeliness, etc. She said that if he did indeed sign such a document, he could be liable if it's proven he failed to live up to his end. She believes that the band could prevail. She also says he could say he signed under duress, etc.

Yes, this is how the law goes.
 

vortexxxx

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I think some of the STP magic came from Scott's unpredictability. He does have serious addiction problems though.
 

Colors

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I'm guessing the lawsuit is an attempt to recover against some performance bond or insurance.
 

loudboy

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It must suck having your livelihood tied to a guy like that...

Words probably can't express how much they hate him.
 

Ephi82

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I'm not an employment or entertainment attorney, but addiction - which does seem to be Weiland's issue - is covered by the ADA (American with Disabilities Act).
So I don't know how far this can go.
Additionally, I know they were quite successful in the 90s but does the guy have any money left? Rehabs, fines, etc. Blood from a turnip.

My gf, who is a legal secretary, is discussing this with me as I write. He may have signed a contract stipulating sobriety, timeliness, etc. She said that if he did indeed sign such a document, he could be liable if it's proven he failed to live up to his end. She believes that the band could prevail. She also says he could say he signed under duress, etc.

Yes, this is how the law goes.
I think that STP knows it's not likely to get any money from him should they prevail. I am no expert, but hey should prevail if he signed a contract with sobriety and performance requirements.

However, my bet is they want to get the judgement and then settle for him signing away future rights and earnings from anything STP.
 

PdL

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How long has STP been waiting around for Scott to get his sh*t together --- five years? ten years? Time for those guys to cut the chord and move on. With any luck Scott'll get some sobriety under his belt futher down the road and STP can get together for a profitable reunion album/tour.
 

sosomething

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It's past time for STP to go the way of the dodo.

I know those guys want to keep it going because they make good money from festival gigs and tours, but one does not simply fire Scott Weiland from the band which is most identified by his voice and persona.

They should disband and start another project. If they've got what it takes to make it without him, that's how they'd prove itm
 

rollyfoster

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It's past time for STP to go the way of the dodo.

I know those guys want to keep it going because they make good money from festival gigs and tours, but one does not simply fire Scott Weiland from the band which is most identified by his voice and persona.

They should disband and start another project. If they've got what it takes to make it without him, that's how they'd prove itm
They did. It was called Army of One. It didn't catch on, hence the STP reunion.
 




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