Scott Weiland Is Being Sued by His Former Lawyers
Scott Weiland's behavior onstage -- and backstage -- has repeatedly kept him in the headlines over the years. But now something that took place in law offices is making news. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer is reportedly being sued by his former lawyers for an unpaid bill.
According to TMZ, G&M Law say that Weiland owes them $50,000 for services rendered when they represented him in 2013 after his dismissal from Stone Temple Pilots. This includes the filing of a countersuit against his former band and helping their client make a smooth transition to a new law firm after Weiland fired G&M in 2014.
After fronting STP to glory during the '90s alternative craze, Weiland parted ways with the group in 2002, in part reportedly due to his drug problems. But after a stint with Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum in Velvet Revolver, Weiland and the rest of STP reunited in 2008. But it failed to take hold, and -- after they released one more album together, 2010's Stone Temple Pilots -- Weiland was officially terminated in February 2013. The lawsuit in question saw the other three members trying to stop Weiland from using their name and performing their songs. Weiland's countersuit at this time was for wrongful termination.
Weiland's most recent album, Blaster, which he recorded with his new band the Wildabouts, was released in March. Meanwhile, Stone Temple Pilots, now with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington installed as the singer, put out an EP called High Rise in 2013.
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