Scott Weiland Says Chester Bennington Has Left Stone Temple Pilots
Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland says his former band’s latest iteration is no more.
Apparently, Weiland has heard a few rumors regarding Stone Temple Pilots as well as a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion, and he shared the revelations in an interview with Alternative Nation. As for the former, Weiland claims his replacement, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, has left Stone Temple Pilots after taking over frontman duties in 2013.
“[Bennington is] not in the band any more,” Weiland told Alternative Nation. “Chester’s got a band where he gets paid $700,000 a night with, and with STP, the brand [sic] is kind of falling apart, which is a shame.”
As for the source of his information, Weiland wouldn’t divulge much: “I heard he’s not in the band anymore.”
Weiland also suggested his Velvet Revolver bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan will reunite with the rest of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup in the near future. While reflecting on an old feud with Axl Rose, Weiland said, “I remember a little bit about it. There was a little going back and forth between the two of us at the time, but I think that Guns N’ Roses are getting back together.”
Again, his source was “I just heard that.” You can read the full Alternative Nation interview with Weiland when it runs on Monday (Nov. 9).