Stone Temple Pilots hope Scott 'finds the light'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 July 2013
Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

Stone Temple Pilots hope their ex-singer Scott Weiland "finds the light" and that they can all move on with their careers

Stone Temple Pilots hope Scott Weiland "finds the light."

The 'Dancing Days' band fired their singer in February - a decision he refused to accept - and their arguments have led to them launching a lawsuit against Scott, a move which has prompted him to countersue.

The band is continuing with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, but hope Scott finally sorts out his problems - which include a long history of drug abuse - and allows them to move on.

Guitarist Dean DeLeo told US radio station 93X: "I just can't believe it even went to [court]. We just wanted to move on in a productive, caring, environment.

"So with that said, we really, really wish Scott the very, very best. I hope he one day finds the light.

"But as far us, we wanted to move forward. We had a lineup change, we have a different man in the band now, we have a different human being, a different energy.

"We would be real, real silly about it to try to recreate what we

did. We're honestly, very simply, moving forward."

Dean - who completes the band with his brother Robert, Chester and Eric Kretz - added while they are planning to move on, the band will still play hits from their earlier six albums, but with a new edge to them, brought by Chester.

He added: "When we do revisit the catalog in a live situation, we just wanna do it justice and want it to resonate with everybody.

"There's a lot of songs there that people have some real-life experiences with - good and bad. And when they come see the band, we want them to experience that nostalgia and that melancholy feeling. And I think, first and foremost, we wanna deliver it really, really hard hitting."

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