Stone Temple Pilots kicked mercurial frontman Scott Weiland out of the band earlier this year, a fact he learned not from his longtime bandmates, but from reading about it online. Since then, there's been a lawsuit against Weiland, a countersuit against STP, and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has stepped into Weiland's shoes for an upcoming EP.
Yeah, it's a catastrophe. Fortunately, Weiland has come up with a simple solution to this divisive mess: STP can pay him off and this alt-rock nightmare is over.
"There is a band contract agreement and they didn't follow the rules that were set down," Weiland told Florida radio. "They'll have to buy me out of the company, because I have major value in the company and in the brand. So that's where we're at. The lawyers will deal with it."
So even if Weiland isn't on speaking terms with his former bandmates, he's ready to listen to the money talk.