Stone Temple Pilots Sued By Record Label
Reuters has issued the following report from Emily Chasan:
Alternative rock band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS said it was surprised by a lawsuit from it's record label this week, and hopes to return to the studio to record a new album soon.
Warner Music Group Corp.'s Atlantic Records label on Thursday sued the band's lead singer Scott Weiland and drummer Eric Kretz for trying to end their recording contract early.
"Stone Temple Pilots were deeply disappointed to see that Atlantic filed a surprise lawsuit against two members of the (group) when they were in the middle of what were believed to be cordial and positive discussions about (Stone Temple Pilots) returning to the studio to make a new album after 5 years," the group said in an e-mailed statement late Thursday night.
According to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the record company wants the band to record a seventh album and deliver up to two more albums if the record label decides they want them.
The suit claims that Weiland and Kretz threatened to stop performing under their contract and have indicated they want to end the agreement unless Atlantic makes significant changes.
"Should everyone operate in good faith, (Stone Temple Pilots) are certain that a new album from the band will be available soon," the band's statement said.
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