Last week Aerosmith’s front man Steven Tyler announced that he was leaving the band for an undisclosed period of time. The reasoning behind this abrupt decision is believed to stem from the rift that developed between Steven Tyler and the rest of the band. Moreover, recent statements made by Steven to pursue a solo career as well as his decision to hire his own manager only reinforce this apparent rift.
This news came as a shock to many Aerosmith fans as they are in the midst of a reunion tour, but this has not deterred the band. According to Joe Perry, Aerosmith Guitarist, the band is “positively looking for a new singer to work worth.” Although it will be difficult to replace such a talented lead man like Steven Tyler, “if somebody was willing to do it and the chemistry was right, why not?” said Brad Whitford, Aerosmith band member.
At some point this was inevitable, but you hate to see such an iconic band break apart at the seams.