Weiland Taps New Guitarist For Tour

After being forced to cancel a few dates from his upcoming tour last week, Scott Weiland has selected a Los Angeles-based guitarist, Aaron Embry, to fill the position in his touring band left void by the departure of former Porno for Pyros guitarist Pete DiStefano.

According to the band's publicist, DiStefano, who worked on Weiland's album, "12 Bar Blues," actually bowed out of the band prior to Weiland's appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last month.

With sufficient rehearsal time with the new guitarist under his belt (see "Weiland Cancels Dates For More Rehearsal Time"), Weiland plans to kick-off his tour on May 15 at the pre-WHFS festival show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., along with Semisonic and Grant Lee Buffalo.