Gee, I guess this is a bummer.
Since falling off the stage during a show in August, (possibly former) Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is apparently not interested in being a part of the band he's fronted for more than four decades.
According to guitarist Joe Perry, Tyler has not communicated with any of his fellow bandmembers since Aerosmith had to cancel the remainder of their summer tour while the 61 year-old singer was on the mend.
Perry tweeted on Monday that Aerosmith "is not splitting up" but "looking for a new singer to work with" and that he discovered Tyler's solo wishes via the internet....you know, like the rest of us.
Pertinent Perry tweets:
"Read on line st left band to do "brand Tyler"? That's all I know but like I've said hasn't called me in months.a bit cold forget us 4 guys"
"What about fans? The people that also love him and put him where he is.after 40 years? And I gotta read it on line? I still got major jetlag"
"Inthe meantime aerosmith is positivly looking for a new singer to work with. You just can't take 40 years of expiriance and throwitinthebin!"
On Monday Perry spoke on WKXL, in Concord, New Hampshire.:
"After the tour got canceled, he just kept drifting off and doing other things. We would hear things from different people. He wasn't talking directly to anybody in the band," Perry said.
"So basically, he just made the announcement that he was taking some time off."
Perry was more succinct in an interview with The Las Vegas Sun, saying, "Steven quit as far as I can tell."
And now that the cat is out of the bag, Perry had a few other things to say about his longtime bandmate.
"Obviously, he hasn't been giving 100% for a long time," he said. "Frankly, the last few months I've been wanting not to rock the boat. I don't want him cancelling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four. We didn't want to call him out or get him pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie." Perry said to the Sun.
Perry said on twitter that the band WILL continue and that he will keep mum on the subject until after his current Joe Perry Project tour and whenever the remaining members come to a decision.
(cue dramatic, cliffhanger music)
Is this the end of Aerosmith as we know it?
Will they turn any search for a new singer into a reality TV show?
Is Kid Rock available? (Nope. Nevermind, he'd look terrible in a catsuit)
How about that guy who replaced Michael Hutchence in INXS? I hear he needs a gig and he's licked his addiction to the devil's dandruff.
Hey, Sammy Hagar is use to replacing lead singers in established rock bands
Do you still care?