09:34 AM EDT 11/06/2013
Originally posted 11/11/2009 03:20PM
It looks like Aerosmith may have nine lives after all.
Just days after guitarist Joe Perry Tweeted that frontman Steven Tyler was leaving the band, the longtime duo has apparently patched things up.
Tyler and Perry made a surprise appearance onstage at the Fillmore in New York Tuesday night and announced that Tyler was back in the saddle. "I just want New York to know I'm not leaving Aerosmith," Tyler, 61, told the cheering crowd. The band then gave an rousing performance of "Walk this Way."
Originally posted 11/10/2009 01:35PM
Only six weeks ago, Joe Perry optimistically told PEOPLE that he and his Aerosmith bandmates were "pretty much counting on getting back together sometime in 2010," once lead singer Steven Tyler recovered from the fall he took over the summer.
But now the guitarist has changed his tune, telling the Las Vegas Sun that "Steven quit as far as I can tell." He added, "We'll probably find somebody else, and then we'll be able to move Aerosmith up a notch."
Perry later posted more comments on Twitter, writing, "Aerosmith is definetly NOT breaking up. One of the members is doing his own thing and said so in the press. That's all I know ... In the meantime Aerosmith is positively looking for a new singer to work with."
Tell us: Who should replace Steven Tyler?
Originally posted 11/09/2009 08:20AM
Possibly taking cues from the group's album titles, will veteran rock band Aerosmith continue to Rock in a Hard Place? Or will its fans be force to Just Push Play?
According to rumors – and guitarist Joe Perry himself – it looks like people are going to have to get used to listening to songs like "Dude Looks Like a Lady" without the distinctive warbling of frontman Steven Tyler, who may or may not have left the band.
"Steven quit as far as I can tell. I don't know any more than you do about it," Perry told the Las Vegas Sun. "I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don't know."
Originally posted 08/12/2009 02:05PM
Nearly a week after Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler fell off the stage at a South Dakota concert, mystery surrounds his current condition.
A concert spokesman said Tyler, 61, was airlifted to a local hospital after suffering minor head, neck and shoulder injuries, according to the Associated Press. The band then postponed three concert dates in Canada and it's unclear when they will resume touring.
In radio interviews this week, lead guitarist Joe Perry said he hasn't spoken with Tyler since the fall, but told Chicago's 97.9 The Loop, "I've seen him fall of a stage more than once ... I've fallen off ... Stuff happens."
According to Perry, the frontman (who suffered a leg injury earlier this summer) broke his shoulder blade in two places. "No concussion. Nothing internal," he told Detroit's WXRX 104.9 FM. "So it's like he [was] in a bad bar fight. [Like] somebody had a baseball bat."
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