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U.S. rock group Stone Temple Pilots sack singer Scott Weiland

  • American rock group Stone Temple Pilots on Wednesday announced they had sacked singer and founding member Scott Weiland.

    "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland," the band, which is made up of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, said in a statement.

    The band declined to give a reason for the decision, which appeared to have surprised Weiland.

    "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press…Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out," Weiland said in a statement.

    Weiland, 45, helped the Stone Temple Pilots score chart toppers Plush and Interstate Love Song in the 1990s.

    The band broke up in 2003 and got back together in 2008.

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