Scans: Scott Weiland, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Jane's Addiction ...

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will make his solo debut on March 17

with 12 Bar Blues. The album, which was co-produced by Weiland, Daniel Lanois and Blair Lamb (Sheryl

Crow) features 14 songs recorded by Weiland, Jim Gilman (Chickenhawk) on guitar, former Porno for

Pyros bassist Martin LeNoble, Porno's guitarist Peter DiStefano and Samiam drummer Victor

Indrizzo. Weiland debuted some of the new tunes at the Nov. 24 "Gimme Shelter" benefit show at L.A.'s Roxy, including "Lady

Your Roof Brings Me Down," "Barbarella," "Son," "Lazy Divey" and "Mockingbird Girl," a previously released song from his side

project Magnificent Bastards that appeared on the Tank Girl soundtrack ...

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah was arrested in Harlem, N.Y., during the wee hours of Wednesday

morning for criminal possession of a .357-caliber Magnum handgun, according to the New York Police Department. NYPD

spokeswoman Olga Mercado reported that the rapper, whose real name is Dennis Cole, "became disorderly with officers" after the

car he was riding in was pulled over for a traffic violation. Another vehicle in Killah's entourage pulled up behind the arresting

officer's car, and one of its riders also was described as disorderly and charged with wearing a bulletproof vest without a license. In

all, four people were arrested in the incident ...

Look for a slew of seminal jazz reissues from the folks at Rhino Records next February. Chief among them will be John

Coltrane's Giant Steps and My Favorite Things, both of which feature rare but not unreleased tracks. Also slated

for re-release are Charles Mingus' Blues and Roots, Roland Kirk's The Inflated Tear and

Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz (the 1961 album that gave birth to the genre of its title), the last of which will include a

17-minute first-take of the single 37-minute song that comprises the entire original album ... WQRS-FM, which has served

the waiting-room music needs of the Metro Detroit area for the past 31 years, was reborn as an alternative-rock station on Nov.

21, leaving no commercial or public classical radio outlet in the Motor City. According to radio industry magazine R&R,

Detroit now joins Philadelphia on the small but growing list of major radio markets that are not playing any classical music on the

radio ...

Rapper Jay-Z recently decided to bow out of his opening slot on

Puff Daddy's "No Way Out" tour. Sharri Fultz, a spokeswoman for

Jay-Z's label (Rock-A-Fella Records) said the rapper was barraged with

technical problems related to his DJ equipment. "They were being

accommodated by Puffy, but because of the reoccurrence, it didn't seem

feasible to keep going back to Puffy every time there was a problem," Fultz

said. "It just seemed better to go ahead and leave the tour." Donna

Torrence, a spokeswoman for Puff Daddy's Bad Boy label said she had no

comment about Jay-Z's exit. Jay-Z, 28, plans to continue work on a

dramatic film based on his B-sides from songs off his In My Lifetime

Vol. 1 album, appropriately called In My Lifetime: The B-Side

Movie ... Based on erroneous information supplied by Columbia Records, ATN recently reported that the London

Suede cover of Noel Coward's "Poor Little Rich Girl," would appear on the next "Red Hot" AIDS benefit album. The

track, to be featured on the 20th Century Blues: The Songs Of Noel Coward album, will actually benefit the London-based

"Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust." The album does not yet have a U.S. release date ...

Finally, when you care enough to send the best: Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave

Navarro, according to Jane's publicist Heidi Robinson, showed his appreciation for Fiona Apple's music by scrawling

the message "Fiona, have fun. Love, DN" in his own blood on the wall of the doe-eyed singer's dressing room at last Friday's KROQ

"Almost Acoustic Christmas."

(ATN's Senior Writer Gil Kaufman and Staff Writer Chris Nelson compiled this report) [Fri.,

Dec. 12, 1997, 9 a.m. PST]