Published On: November 9, 2009

Aerosmith To Replace Steven Tyler As Frontman?

Published On: November 9, 2009
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Aerosmith To Replace Steven Tyler As Frontman?

As hard as it may be to imagine, Aerosmith may be looking to replace Steven Tyler as lead singer/front man. In a report published in today's Los Angeles Times, Tyler has left the band he helped make so successful and is looking to focus on his own image and career.

Aerosmith To Replace Steven Tyler As Frontman?

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Classic rock super-group Aerosmith is reported to be looking for a new frontman to replace the iconic and enthusiastic Steven Tyler. After a drug-induced collapse of the band in the late 1970s, the group cleaned up and had a nearly unprecedented resurgence with hit records like Pump and Permanent Vacation. Their appeal is arguably stronger with Generation X than their original Baby Boomer rockers. But according to a report in today's Los Angeles Times - things aren't perfect for Boston's best rock band.

Long time Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry cites online reports that suggest that Tyler has left the band and is focusing on "brand Tyler," whatever that means. Recent years haven't been kind to Aerosmith, as Tyler had a much publicized fall from stage, the band isn't playing much worldwide and Tyler had to head back to rehab to reportedly recover from a foot injury.

Perry suggests that the band will look for another lead singer, but that is a lot of blowing smoke. Aerosmith is Perry and Tyler. Genesis and Van Halen pulled off the miracle once but both failed when they looked to other lead singers. This far into a Hall of Fame career, Aerosmith would be wise to take a page from The Eagles and Led Zeppelin and hang it up for a little while. Perhaps a few years later a reunion tour will make sense but for now it's time to protect the band's legacy, as not one fan wants to hear Aerosmith's version of Van Halen III.

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