June 8, 2009 19:22

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford departs Guitar Hero tour

He'll be replaced by Green Day, Weezer collaborator

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford departs Guitar Hero tour
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has announced that he will be sitting out for part of the band's 'Guitar Hero' tour while he recovers from recent surgery.

Filling in for Whitford will be Bobby Schneck, who has performed with Green Day, Weezer and Slash.

"Aerosmith - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer - regret any inconvenience to their fans and thank everyone for their support," the band said in a statement today (June 8).

The extensive North American tour, which features special guests ZZ Top, will hit St Louis' Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Wednesday (June 10).

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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