Rumour has it that James Iha has replaced Danny Lohner...

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist JAMES IHA is rumoured to have replaced A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s DANNY LOHNER.

Although no official statement on the matter has been issued, auditions due to be held this week were reportedly cancelled when it became known that Iha was available.

The guitarist will join the line-up which already includes Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and ex-Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White, who replaced Paz Lenchantin in February.

A Perfect Circle were originally founded by the guitar tech for Tool, Billy Howerdal, as an offshoot of the band. ‘The Outsider’, the band’s second album, is due to be released in September and will be followed by a tour later this year with Deftones.