Scott_weiland!

UPDATE: I’m sure we all expected this….there’s simply no way Scott Weiland’s going down without a fight. From TMZ:

Weiland has now filed a countersuit, accusing the 3 other members of secretly plotting his ouster. Weiland says it’s particularly galling, rhetorically asking, “How do you expel a man from the band that he started, named, sang lead on every song, wrote the lyrics, and was the face of for twenty years?”

Weiland now wants to thwart the efforts of the remaining members to grab the STP name, asking that a judge formally dissolve the band partnership.

Weiland also wants a minimum of $7 mil in damages.

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Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/03/scott-weiland-stone-temple-pilots-lawsuit-countersuit/#ixzz2VByE038e

From TMZ:

Stone Temple Pilots claims Scott Weiland screwed the band out of millions of dollars and now it’s looking forward to a very important date — in court.

The band claims Weiland sabotaged it’s 20th anniversary tour by being chronically late for performances and missing promotional gigs. The band also claims in the lawsuit Weiland had a plan to seize all the glory, to the point he wouldn’t even communicate with band members. They say Weiland’s plan was simple — “hijack” the tour.

The band had actually fired Weiland in February and hired the lead singer of Linkin Park to replace him, but they claim Weiland got vindictive and tried to interfere with the release of its new single.

Stone Temple Pilots is asking for unspecified damages.

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