After Stone Temple Pilots played their debut show with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park taking the place of ex-frontman Scott Weiland, the troubled singer seemed to be in denial still about being fired from the band. Now, the group is suing their former leader, accusing him of using the band’s name to further his solo career. The lawsuit points to Weiland’s struggles with addiction, chronic lateness, and poor performances as a few of the problems behind the breakup. They want a judge to stop Weiland from using the group’s name and songs. Weiland responded to the claim:
“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.”
Can this get any more depressing?