With the band’s 40th anniversary less than one year away, Steven Tyler may end up being replaced as legendary rock act Aerosmith’s front-man. Classic Rock magazine reports him as focusing on his solo career saying, “it’s definitely going to be something Steven Tyler, working on the brand of myself — Brand Tyler.” Brad Whitford, guitar of Aerosmith, says Tyler definitely leaves “big shoes to fill” commenting that it’d be difficult to mimic him: “But, if somebody was willing to do it and the chemistry was right, why not?” Lead guitarist and songwriter Joe Perry told the Las Vegas Sun, “Steven quit, as far as I can tell.”
Bassist Tom Hamilton told the Boston Herald that the troubles surrounding the legendary classic rock band didn’t necessarily mean they would break up. “We’re always full of troubles, trials and tribulations, but somewhere in the back of everyone’s mind is the knowledge that the only way to get something like the unbelievable experience we just had in Abu Dhabi is as this band.”
Forming circa 1970 and having released a wopping 14 albums, some of their most famous tunes include hits such as Walk This Way, Crying, Janie’s Got a Gun, Dude Looks Like a Lady and Living On The Edge. Steven Tyler, 61, had suffered a fall from stage during a concert in Abu Dhabi. It had put strain on the band and they were forced to nix the remaining part of the tour.