Could Stone Temple Pilots' lead singer vacancy mark another reunion for the original lineup of the band? Scott Weiland certainly held out that possibility in a recent radio interview in Louisville, saying that getting back together with his old bandmates "could be cool in the future."
Weiland noted that his 2013 firing from STP came because each party "had a different sort of vision" for the band, and he doesn't necessarily see anything happening very soon: "I think it would be beneficial to wait a little while, give it a little bit of time to let some air kind of breathe between all of us before that happens -- a year, something like that."
STP announced earlier this month that Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, who replaced Weiland and recorded on EP with the group, had decided to leave, amicably. STP broke up in 2002 and reunited, with Weiland, in 2008, releasing a self-titled album in 2010. Weiland is currently on the road with his own band, the Wildabouts, with dates booked through December 19 in Napa, Calif.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.