Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who wants to become the new singer for Aerosmith?!

Guitarist Joe Perry said that he and his band mates are "positively looking for a new singer to work with," following front man Steven Tyler.

Perry made the announcement on his Twitter page Monday, in which he referred to Tyler simply as "one of the members." Perry denied Aerosmith would break up, saying the band was playing "hotter than ever."

What has caused this unusually public feud with his songwriting partner of 40 years? Just recently Steven Tyler has said he wants to concentrate on solo endeavors, a claim he has made in the past but never followed through on. He also stopped communicating with the rest of the band several months ago, and hired his own manager. Also, stirring up emotions is that reportedly Tyler has refused to write a song with Perry for over a decade. More recently, Perry said that the last time he phoned Tyler, the singer hung up on him.

To my amazement, the band has still managed to perform concerts, but a summer trek through North America was cut short in August 2009 when Tyler fell off the stage and broke his shoulder. None of his band mates accompanied him to the hospital.

As a backlash, Tyler told Britain's Classic Rock magazine, in an article published last Wednesday, that he is going to focus on his own projects, "Brand Tyler," as he dubbed it. His band mates were less than enthusiastic about being sidelined. In the same article, guitarist Brad Whitford raised the possibility of bringing in a new vocalist. Tyler was "one of a kind," quoted Whitford as saying. "But if somebody was willing to do it and the chemistry was right, why not?"

Lets start warming up our singing voices. I hope auditions are soon! :o)


~Rachel August Millas


  1. I heard about this, if they do get a new singer, he will probably stick around for a few months or years. Eventually the rest of the band will get back together, especially if they ever feel a little strapped for cash at some point. I had heard that the band actually wanted to get rid of him for other reasons, such as his drinking and poor performance over the past few years or so. From your article, it seems to be that Steve was the one to initiate the break. With these guys, who knows...

    - Derek Jenkins

  2. i also heard about this. its weird. i dont think it will be the same with a new singer....and i think steven tyler is on crack to quit


  3. Typical rockstardom. This kind of stuff needs to just go away. Aerosmith should've hung it up about a decade ago. Velvet Revolver anyone?

  4. Steven Tyler confirmed last night that he's not leaving the band... Thank God!
    Steve Smith