Oh my goodness, I know I said I wasn’t going to do this, but I can’t help it. First Steven Tyler said he wanted to work on his solo career (“Brand Tyler”), then Joe Perry was like, “Yeah, I guess he quit, so now we’re gonna find a new singer because I don’t know even the first thing about why people like Aerosmith.” Then Tyler joined the Joe Perry Project onstage here in New York on Tuesday night and was like, “I didn’t quit Aerosmith, motherfucker, and also I’m a rainbow.”
But now! Now Joe Perry’s telling Rolling Stone he had no idea what the whole thing was about the other night. He says he didn’t know Tyler was even in the building until they were about to do their encore (yes, the Joe Perry Project gets to play encores).
The cameo, says Perry, came as a surprise even to him. “There was all this commotion during our encore break and somebody said, ‘Steven is here.’ ” Perry says. “And I was like, ‘What?’ ” After exchanging pleasantries, Tyler asked to sit in with the group on the final encore of “Walk This Way.” “Being an acquaintance of 40 years, I said, ‘Why not?’ ” Perry says. “So he came up and sang and that was the last I saw of him.”
So it looks like we’re back to square one. Aerosmith might still be a band, but they also might not be. They might be looking for a new lead singer, but they also might not be. More updates to come, I assume.