Stone Temple Pilots are suing Scott Weiland. Probably before Scott Weiland sues Stone Temple Pilots.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band's name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group's name or songs.
A lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles accuses Weiland of being chronically late to concerts while the group was together and having his lawyer attempt to interfere with the airplay of the group's new single "Out of Time."
Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots parted ways in February, and the 45-year-old singer said at the time that he learned of his ouster from a statement released to the media.
The lawsuit sheds light on the band's breakup, accusing Weiland of interacting with band mates only through lawyers or managers and showing up late to the group's 2012 shows. It cites Weiland's addiction struggles and poor performances as detriments to the band's earning potential.
Now, in fairness..Scott and his new band are on the Purple at the Core tour. I *guess* that is worth suing over. Check out the rest of the story HERE and roll your eyes as much as I have over all of this.
Here they are in happier, more coherent days. Actually they look miserable here, too.