October 7th, 2013
After 27 successful years with a consistent line-up, Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz took the bizarre decision to fire co-creator, co-song writer and stand alone voice of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland. Unsurprisingly not going down well with the man himself, the two parties are currently engaged in several court battles about the name and performing rights. Meanwhile, Linkin Park frontman and lifelong fan Chester Bennington has been taking over the singing duties. The first Weiland absent record, ‘High Rise’, has plenty of expectation/disappointment to live or not live up to, depending on your view on the whole scenario.