Weiland Tastes Freedom While STP Drops "Heaven And Hot Rods"

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was recently released from the L.A. County Jail's drug rehab lock-up, though the singer remains in a supervised treatment program.

In a message posted to STP's official Web site, the singer extols the joys of freedom.

"Hello Friends in Cyberspace," begins the note. "Who is this? Can you guess? I'm one free Mother F*****. My name is Scott Weiland and I'm oh so alive. Life is a celebration and I'm ready to participate. New Day. New Year. New Millennium. Let the celebration begin."

A spokesperson for the band confirmed the message was from Weiland. The singer also wrote replies to several fan posts on the site, including one thanking fans for the emails and letters he received during his five months in jail.

Weiland was jailed last August following a breach of probation stemming from a heroin overdose in July (see "STP's Scott Weiland Ordered Back To Jail").

A source close to the band confirms that a tour is currently being booked and that Weiland is expected to be available to travel come April.

STP has just released its second single, "Heaven And Hot Rods," from the album "No. 4." There are no current plans to shoot a video for the song, although the idea is under discussion.