Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith?

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Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

After 40 years of spinning and shrieking, frontman Steven Tyler has quit Aerosmith. At least that’s what fellow Toxic Twin Joe Perry thinks, judging from the flurry of upset tweets he dropped after reading that Tyler would be focusing on “Brand Tyler” in the future.

Read on line st left band to do “brand Tyler”? That’s all I know but like I’ve said hasn’t called me in months.a bit cold forget us 4 guysWhat about fans? The people that also love him and put him where he is.after 40 years? And I gotta read it on line?…Last time I phoned him he hung up on me.

Though the band performed a handful of shows in Hawaii and Abu Dhabi following Tyler’s tour-ending fall in South Dakota last summer, relations have reportedly been strained, with the singer canceling their upcoming South American tour. “Obviously, he hasn’t been giving 100 percent for a long time,” Perry told People. “Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat…I still care for him as a person, or at least the person I used to know. But things change.” While Tyler has yet to confirm the rumors, the band hopes to force his hand, possibly by continuing without him. “We’ll probably find somebody else, and then we’ll be able to move Aerosmith up a notch.” But who would dare put their scarf on his mic stand?

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