Scott Weiland was ‘terminated’ from Stone Temple Pilots today after a tumultuous 20+ years of alt-rock dysfunction. As the frontman gets ready to head out on a solo tour this week, he released a response to the announcement:

“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. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”

– Scott Weiland

You can catch Weiland & The Wildabouts at Irving Plaza on March 9th. | The Boot