Breaking news! Stone Temple Pilots have fired Scott Weiland!

The band said, simply, via press release: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."

And it turns out Weiland didn't find out about his termination until this morning, when the rest of us did. He tells Rolling Stone:

'I learned of my supposed "termination" from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be "terminated" from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.