Aerosmith seem to be infighting again as Steven Tyler’s gig as a judge on American Idol approaches. Joe Perry has apparently said that Tyler’s American Idol contract has thrown a spanner in the works for the band.
When we decided to do this tour . . . we basically laid out plans for the next two years. And when you’re sitting there . . . and one of the band members knows full well he’s signed a contract that’s taking him out of the music business for up to seven months of the year — that kind of throws a wrench into things.
John Kalodner, who steered the group through their late 80’s comeback success, thinks Perry’s jealous. He scoffs at the notion that Aerosmith might go on the road with a replacement vocalist.
If Steven makes a giant success as a TV personality he won’t want to go back on the road. And there is no AEROSMITH without Steven Tyler. Period.
There is no Aerosmith without Steven Tyler. Really? What do you guys think – how many times in the history of rock has a lead vocalist been replaced successfully?