Steven Tyler joins Joe Perry on stage, says he's 'not leaving Aerosmith'

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler appeared on stage with the Joe Perry Project at a show in New York last night. He announced to the crowd that he is ‘not leaving Aerosmith,’ then went on to perform the band’s 1975 classic “Walk This Way” with his longtime bandmate.  Tyler recently made statements about pulling out of Aerosmith’s upcoming tour to concentrate on “brand Tyler,” and Perry responded on Twitter by announcing that the band is looking for a new frontman. No one for Aerosmith or either musician has responded to EW’s requests for comment.

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  • Dave

    Who cares? Aerosmith hasn’t been relevant for over 20 years!

    • Daniel

      Neither have the rolling stones. They’re all good.

    • Jason

      I know right? wait- didn’t they have like 3 hit albums in the 90’s, as well as that sound-track song they did? That was way less than 20 years ago. I guess it would be beneficial to actually know a little something about the band before you trash it.

      • dr doobs

        Ok – they haven’t been critically relevant for over 20 years (arguably Pump was their last “great” album), and commercially relevant since Armageddon – 11 years ago.

        I say this only out of love. Loved me some Aerosmith growing up – just don’t want to see them turn into more of a joke.

      • Deb

        Their first album, Toys in the Attic came out in the late 70’s so I think they have been around for more than 20 years and their music still stands the test of time.

    • LOL

      THE MIGHTY AND WISE DAVE HAS SPOKEN!!!

      Who cares what you think? Shut up and get a life.

      • DN

        No, Dave, they’re not the Jonas Brothers. Oh well.

    • Mark

      That is the most stupid statement I’ve seen on this blog Dave. Think before you post. How old are you anyway 12?

    • dave

      not relevant? maybe not like lady gaga or pink, but to people like me, they can’t not be relevant..they are one of the best live bands ever, and any musician will tell you thats what counts, and until you go forty years selling out arenas and stadiums…blow me!

  • Susan

    sounds like a publicity stunt

    • KD

      That’s exactly what I think as well.

  • Chelsea

    Good. I’m sick of bands who think they can replace their lead singers and nobody will care. Sure that guy who sings for Journey now SOUNDS like Steve Perry—but guess what—he ISN’T Steve Perry! Sometimes getting new band members works out, but on the whole, I don’t think so. It sure wouldn’t be Aerosmith without Steven Tyler…

    • angeljake

      that guy isnt even close to Steve!

    • Pam V

      I don’t think Journey’s new front man sounds at all like Steve Perry. They should’ve stayed with the guy who toured with them the summer before they found this bozo.

  • dusen

    As much as I loved Aerosmith – even up to “Get a Grip” – it’s time to call it a day. They are a nostalgia act now, pure and simple.

    • Preston

      I think they’ve done enough. They’ve put out great music, but the quality of the last few albums have worn thin. Even having Marti Fredriksen co-writing songs with Tyler and Perry and having Mike Shipley mix your album like in 2001 hasn’t helped either.

  • Darn…

    They should’ve called it quits a decade ago.

    • JA

      Why would you quit what is still making you tons of money?

  • irvin

    For every person that thinks that they should have hanged their gloves up long ago there four or five that think that they should keep going. I think if its something you love should keep going until you no longer can, they dont do it for the money, plenty of that they got so i say let them keep going and if you dont like them, well move on and find a another band you want to hear.

    • Boo hoo…

      For every person that thinks they can go on a public website and see nothing but positive comments about the things that interest them need to have a serious reality check.

      • Jay

        I’m pretty irvin was just giving the other side of the debate.

    • dusen

      Ultimately, it’s their career and they have every right to do what they want; however, in a perfect world, it sure would be nice to see a band quit while they are ahead, both critically and commercially. And really, how much more money do they need?

  • SharaLee

    Aerosmith is one of few Rock & Roll Bands that have rocked for many years. I cannot believe that you are saying HANG IT UP! I say if you can do what you love as long as you can DO IT. PLEASE!
    SUPPORT ROCK & ROLL OR GO LISTEN TO BUBBLEGUM MUSIC.

    • stryker

      Nothing like seeing 60 year olds with a combined net worth higher than Albania’s GDP keepin the rock and roll spirit alive! I can’t wait to hear them perform their rebellious, down and dirty #s like “I don’t want to miss a thing” “Amazing” and “Angel” on their next tour. THEY ROCK!!!!

  • GoddessLu

    Yeah for Aerosmith–agree their best days are behind them but it would have been heinous to have another singer ala Van Halen.

  • MWC

    Great news…Depends for everyone!!!

  • Just tour…

    A lot of these old bands should just tour behind the hits instead of trying to record relevant music.

    • Oh, boy!

      More sappy ballads I can ignore!

  • darclyte

    Next year is their 40th anniversary. They should one last “Final Tour” and then breakup and do their own things.

  • G

    Glad they’re not breaking up but, for a moment there, I was experiencing deja vu ala the Rolling Stones and Van Halen. Take a break if ya need it but don’t subject us to wannabes.

  • joseph

    it’s good these classic band stay together,and perform, 1 it’s shows the younger crowd comitment and loyalty,and true friendship,through good times and bad, plus they just don’t good music anymore,these guys and groups like them have to show this young crowd how to make music.

  • popGeezer

    Just glad to see that Steve is back to full fighting form, and the accident appears well behind him. Love me sum ‘Smith…

  • Stephanie T.

    Even if they did not release a new album they can still play their old stuff and make it sound new. I have seen them in concert. If a band can perfor better live than in the studio then they are legitimate. Tyler probably wanted more moolah or it was a stunt. So what?

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