is best known as the guitarist for the alternative rock
band Porno for Pyros
(the Jane's Addiction
offshoot featuring vocalist Perry Farrell
and drummer Stephen Perkins
). In 1997 the band went on hiatus while Farrell focused on a reformed Jane's Addiction and DiStefano was diagnosed with cancer.
Three years later the recovered DiStefano released two solo albums, Words in Red
and Solo at DiPiazza's
were produced and released independently. A third, Gratitude
was released on Sanctuary Records
in 2004, followed with Soul Trigger
in the following years.
Other musical pursuits included an electronica-oriented project called Venice Underground
(which resulted in the album Venice Underground
on Immergent Records
in 2000) and collaborations with Stone Temple Pilots
vocalist Scott Weiland
vocalist Peter Murphy
and others. DiStefano enjoys Skateboarding.
DiStefano planned three albums in the year 2007, his long player entitled Loyalty
, the follow-up to his 2006 collaboration with fellow musician E-Rok
, tentatively titled E-Rok and Pete 2
, and the follow-up to his Venice Underground
DiStefano appeared at Lollapalooza 2007
with former Porno for Pyros bandmate Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party
to perform some Porno for Pyros songs.
Porno for Pyros
- 1986 "For Those Who Listen"/"Local Boy" (single)
- 2000 Venice Underground
- 2008 Venice......