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In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, guitarist Joe Perry says that Steven Tyler has quit Aerosmith, supporting recent rumors that the band has been considering replacing its lead singer.


"Steven quit as far as I can tell," Perry told the Sun, speaking from his home in Boston following the band's recent return from a performance in Abu Dhabi. "I don't know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don't know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don't know."


He added that Tyler does not return his phone calls.


Tyler has suffered illness and injury this year, most notably pulling a leg muscle and, in a separate incident, falling off stage during a concert in South Dakota in August, which resulted in a broken shoulder. Both mishaps forced the band to cancel several summer tour dates.


Joe Perry was vocally frustrated about the situation, taking to the media and his Twitter account.


"I was pretty (upset)," he told the Associated Press in September, "because right before [the accident], he had pulled a muscle in his leg. And we had to take two weeks off and we missed probably seven dates." He added that he hadn't talked to Tyler in over five weeks. "All I know is he's got to get his act together. I mean, he and I haven't written a song together alone in the same room in over 10 years, so there's been some changes in paradigm of what Aerosmith is."


Last year, Tyler checked himself into a rehab facility for drug dependency and what he called the side effects of foot surgery. "I just put the brakes on and checked into detox and just pulled the plug on all of it," he said in an June 2008 interview.


2009 was looking up for the band, with a lengthy world tour scheduled, but Tyler wasn't the only one with health issues: guitarist Brad Whitford suffered a burst blood vessel, and surgery forced him to sit out some of the summer's U.S. dates.


Following the eventful summer, Tyler declared he would not be leaving the band, though Perry suggested the move has been a long time coming. Last week, after the concert in Abu Dhabi, the singer suggested he would be focusing more on a solo career in the future.


"I don't know what I'm doing yet, but it's definitely going to be something Steven Tyler: working on the brand of myself -- Brand Tyler," he told Classic Rock magazine.


Meanwhile, Perry says he wants to keep Aerosmith alive. "Aerosmith is such a powerful band, I mean it's like a steam locomotive. You just can't disregard 40 years of four guys who play together as well as they do. We're just trying to -- at least I am -- trying to figure out what direction the band should take," he told the Sun.


On replacing Tyler, Perry said it's "not just about that, it's also four guys that play extremely well together, and I'm not going to see that go to waste ... we'll probably find somebody else that will sing in those spots where we need a singer and then we'll be able to move the Aerosmith up a notch, move the vibe up a notch."


Perry later admitted the he won't appreciate a Steven Tyler stand-in. "We've talked about getting someone else to sing in the band ... but it can't be Aerosmith; at least not the Aerosmith that we know." Revealing that the band has an album's worth of material they have yet to record, Perry continues, "I don't know ... We've really just kind of got knocked back on our heels, and everybody is just kind of settling back and figuring out what's going on."

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He's been around here. He went to a friend of mine's house (no I'm not kidding here, she's got pictures with him) becuase her parents had bought a keyboard that used to belong to him. They gave it back to him free of charge and he signed her guitar and drumset. pretty fucking awesome. he was also seen at the corner around where i live during a bike ride to honor a fallen soldier. I was at work. i always miss him and get to hear how everyone else met him. grrr.


Anyways, I don't see it happening (the seperation) for long. Perry and Tyler go together like peas and carrots, and it's only a matter of time before they both realise it. This has been the first time in a long time that the two of them weren't seen together in NH, and the people that met him asked him what he was doing and he said something about 'getting back to his roots'.

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If I liked more than 1 Aerosmith song I might be bothered by this.

Anyways, I don't see it happening (the seperation) for long. Perry and Tyler go together like peas and carrots, and it's only a matter of time before they both realise it.
They said that about Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth you know. ^_^ Edited by Iambaytor
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No, seriously, my hatred of Stephen Tyler and Aerosmith is well documented by those who know me personally. I am not filling in for DoJ here. (Trust me, you don't want me to fill those shoes, you don't realize all that that entails) And I could honestly give a fuck if Aerosmith breaks up, I love Dream On but couldn't give a fuck about anything else they've ever recorded. I don't have any "cooler" lesser known bands that I substitute in their absence, I just don't like them.

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i smell a thread here


so if i gave you aerosmith's greatest hits, youd really "meh" at everything past dream on? if this isnt a cultural backlash thing...is it tyler's vocals or something? ive heard this said of AC/DC but this is a first for me, at least hearing that they're hated.

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I find all their music to be horribly generic classic rock that doesn't stand out in the least to me. The guitar riff in "Sweet Emotion" is pretty great but the rest of the song really isn't, and I find "Love is the sweet misery" or whatever it's called to be a horribly cheesy but tolerable song. I honestly think I like "Dream On" more because it sounds more like a Rolling Stones song than Aerosmith. But yeah, Aerosmith has always been white noise to me, and the song "Dude Looks Like a Lady" practically sends me into a murderous rage I hate it so much.

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i like enough Aerosmith stuff to make a decent playlist on my iPod, but I'm kinda w/ baytor here and not really giving a shit. Maybe if this was 1991 it would've affected me more...


<---- hates AC/DC


moving on now.

farts in your general direction.





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