Scott Weiland has been very vocal since his split with Stone Temple Pilots back in February, and now, he’s taken on the responsibility of apologizing to fans of his former band.
During a concert at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday (August 17), the crowd began to chant “F*** You, Chester;” a shot at Linkin Park singer and new STP frontman, Chester Bennington.
The chant prompted Weiland to make the following speech:
“It's just a big 'ol planet, a big 'ol universe and in a big circle, it all works out. Anyway… actually, Chester has his own band that makes a lot of money. I'm not really quite sure why he joined a band that’s actually nameless.”
The rocker continued, “The problem is I shouldn’t have said anything at all and I apologize to those fans out there who are, feel like they’re caught in the middle of it, cause I sure feel like I'm caught in the middle of it emotionally, and all I want to do is play music, man.”
Weiland then stuck to his final word to play music, and launched into a cover of David Bowie’s “Jean Genie” with his band, the Wildabouts.
The singer is getting ready wrap up his Purple to the Core solo tour, with dates left on August 20, 21, 23 and 24 in Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, respectively.
Weiland is also currently working on his fourth solo album, which is due out sometime in early 2014.
Meanwhile, Stone Temple Pilots are gearing up to release an EP, the first single of which, “Out of Time,” has already seen early success. The band also has a tour scheduled for this fall, which kicks off on September 4 in Bethlehem, PA.
To watch the video of Scott Weiland’s speech, click here, (language is NSFW) and head to ScottWeiland.com and StoneTemplePilots.com for continued updates.
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