According to a recent interview with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Scott Weiland is not in Stone Temple Pilots in anymore. Slash states that the reason Weiland has left STP is that he wants to rejoin Velvet Revolver, which also features Slash and two other former members of Guns N’ Roses (Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum). Slash clarifies:
“That’s because he got fired from STP. I think, all things considered, because these things always catch me by surprise, too, because I only find out about it through the media. I’m on the road in another country and I start hearing all this stuff, so I inquire within, and that’s what I was told.”
You can watch the interview here.
If confirmed, there is currently no indication whether Weiland’s departure from STP will affect the making of their next album or result in another break up. As for Velvet Revolver, they have been on a semi-hiatus since Weiland was fired from the band in 2008, but never found a permanent replacement for him.