Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland. The band broke the news this morning, issuing a statement that simply read: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” And while it’s not the first time Weiland’s been tossed out of a band (Velvet Revolver, anyone?), it’s still nonetheless surprising.

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Then again, it’s not like this reunion hasn’t had its ups and downs. If you recall, in 2010,they had to postpone dates stemming from Weiland’s drunken ramblings, and did the same a year later when vocal issues arose.

One has to wonder, though, if they bid him farewell via Army of Anyone:

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