Stone Temple Pilots Accuse Lead Singer of Breach of Contract
Posted on Jan 01, 2016
Popular rock band the Stone Temple Pilots (“STP”) filed a breach of contract lawsuit against its former lead singer, Scot Weiland. STP alleges that Weiland continues to use the band’s name for his individual performances, which violates the partnership agreement by and among the group members. STP reports that Weiland was removed from the band in February of 2013.
In its filing, STP alleges that two partnership agreements were signed by the band members, the first in 1996 and the second in 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, the band members are required to make the band a “first priority commitment.” Any actions that are taken relating to the management or decision making of the band are to be made by a majority vote. STP alleges that Weiland was removed from the band after repeated tardiness and “crazy” and “destructive” behavior. Weiland, however, does not agree that he was removed from the band.
STP accuses Weiland of failing to make the band a “first priority commitment.” They allege that he failed to fulfill his obligations to the band and instead sought to pursue opportunities that benefited his solo career. They further allege that he used the band’s name in the process. As a result, STP claims to have lost millions of dollars in lucrative performance opportunities. STP is further alleging that Weiland stole the band’s intellectual property.
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