Scott Weiland’s Drummer Quits, Calling It ‘a Matter of Self-Worth’
Stone Temple Pilots singer adds 'Purple at the Core' dates
Scott Weiland has extended his “Purple at the Core” tour with a string of West Coast dates, but the Stone Temple Pilots frontman’s longtime drummer won’t be coming with him.
Drummer Danny Thompson announced his exit via Facebook post, saying the reason involved “self worth” but declining to specify further. “I have just officially QUIT The Scott Weiland Solo Band,” Thompson wrote. “Loved playing with the guys for 7 yrs but It’s a matter of self worth. Not going to elaborate..”
Pressed in the comments about his departure, Thompson wrote, “You know better then most. The Darkness..” The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins checked into rehab in 2006, so let’s hope that’s not the subject of Thompson’s reference.
Meanwhile, Weiland has added several shows to his current solo tour, where he and backing band the Wildabouts have been playing songs from Stone Temple Pilots’ first two albums, Core and Purple. Weiland, who has been in the midst of a dispute with his fellow STP members, hasn’t yet named a drummer for the upcoming shows. He recently posted a photo of himself behind the kit. If only the ScottWeiland.com screenshot up above were real, right?
Check out SPIN’s interview: Scott Weiland Wants You to Root for Him
Purple at the Core tour dates:
May 29 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
May 31 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort
June 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at the Palms
June 4 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 5 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
June 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
June 8 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Casino