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Stone Temple Pilots Fires Scott Weiland: Here's Three Ways A Touring Band Can Confuse Or Mislead Its Audience

Last week, with no apparent malice intended, the Stone Temple Pilots forced us to confront the fact that there was more than one Stone Temple Pilot out there, firing Scott Weiland for--I'm just speculating here--being Scott Weiland, or writing something called "Sex Type Thing," or (and this is just Scott Weiland speculating) in an attempt to boost somebody's flagging ticket sales.

That's benign enough on its face, unless you're still trying to catch your post-grunge heroes on the road, but it sets up a potentially ruinous rock band touring issue down the road: This could create two usurper Stone Temple Pilots. We're in the middle of witnessing one of several ways a band can confuse or mislead its audience on tour. For instance:

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Dan Moore