Literally. In a recent radio interview former front-man of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland a notorious drug user with a history of being kicked from bands discussed his legal battle with the former band and that his former band mates will have to, “buy him out of the company” before he walks away.
He told tge Florida radio station 98.7 The Gater:
“They can’t use the name with me not being in the band without us coming to an agreement. They’ll have to buy me out of the company because I have major value in the company and in the brand. The lawyers will deal with it.”
The band fired Weiland in February supposedly without warning and the battle has played out very publicly. Weiland also went on to tell the radio station host,
“We’re in litigation. There’s a band agreement, a band contract agreement…They didn’t follow the rules that were set down…for any member. There has to be a reason for letting go a member. You have to give them a certain period of time to do whatever different you want them to do.”
The band now fronted by Linkin Park front-man Chester Bennington were recently announced as one of the acts playing Soundwave Festival 2014. So that’s something to look forward too as Bennington is a remarkly good fit for the band and a stark contrast from the now increasingly electronic Linkin Park.