Joe Perry Says Steven Tyler Quit Aerosmith

Guitarist Joe Perry is telling the press lead singer Steven Tyler quit Aerosmith after falling off stage at a performance earlier this year. According to a press statement by Perry, Aerosmith is now looking for a new lead singer to fill in for Steven Tyler.


Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry reportedly said lead singer Steven Tyler has “quit as far as I can tell” and has been avoiding speaking to other members of the band. Steven Tyler broke his shoulder falling off a stage during a performance earlier this year and has pretty much been out of the public eye since the accident.

“I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band,” Perry reportedly said. “I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.”

“Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat,” Perry said. “I don’t want him cancelling any more gigs,” tells Joe. “We just kind of didn’t want to call him out or anything and get him anymore pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie.”

Perry reportedly said Aerosmith is on the hunt for a new lead singer, although he did not actually say it was to replace Steven Tyler permanently, but rather to “move the Aerosmith… vibe up a notch.”

>> Previously: Aerosmith Cancels 2009 Tour After Stephen Tyler Injury

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3 thoughts on “Joe Perry Says Steven Tyler Quit Aerosmith”

  1. You’ve got your Perrys mixed up. Joe Perry is Aerosmith’s guitarist.

    STEVE Perry was lead singer for Journey.

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