Awhile back I wrote about how Scott Weiland got kicked out of his old band. Dude started a solo tour, but was just singing STP songs! The rest of the band was mighty pissed and fired his ass.
Well things keep getting funnier and sadder for the world of STP. They finally did a get a new singer. Drumroll please….it’s Chester Bennington, the pathetic geek from Linkin Park! Whoo hoo! And they recorded a new track, and guess what it’s called? “Out of Time!” Nailed it!
Now in all fairness, the song ain’t as terrible as you’d expect by by such an unholy union, it’s just generic and completely unnecessary. But it’s got lyrics that’s all about flipping the bird to Scotty!
And ole Scott Weiland just can’t believe the band has left him behind, saying to his “fans” (are there any left?):
A letter to my fans,
…I read about my band, Stone Temple Pilots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer. To tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. And it hurt.
But the band that played last weekend was not Stone Temple Pilots and it was wrong of them to present themselves as that.
First of all they don’t have the legal right to call themselves STP because I’m still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don’t have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots because it’s misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years.
When I tour on my own, it’s never as Stone Temple Pilots. It’s as Scott Weiland. The fans deserve to know what they’re getting….I don’t give a f— what they call themselves, but it’s not Stone Temple Pilots.
And so I say to you, our fans, I’ll see you out there on the road this summer where I’m touring as “Scott Weiland” with my band The Wildabouts. But don’t give up on STP. I know I haven’t.
Yep it’s “not Stone Temple Pilots” without Weiland, but it’s okay to play all their shit in a “Purple At The Core” solo tour. Ha!
But, it gets better! The band is also suing Weiland because he was always fucked up before shows and showed up late, and saying playing their material with his new band was a breach of contract, and a bunch of other grievances. But the REAL kicker is that they also want him to no longer claim he was ever a member of the band! Yep, they want to erase him from history. Too bad they don’t have a flux capacitor to go back in time and start from scratch. Uh-oh SpaghettiOs!
In the end, these old farts need to just hang it up. They had a few good tunes back in the day, but nothing to justify the ego of their douchebag singer or to start a STP 2.0 with another singer from one of the worst bands in rap-rock (and that’s saying a a LOT). Listen to your new song and let it sink it guys: Out of time!!