Steven Tyler On Drugs? Aerosmith Thinks So

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Steven Tyler

Rumors that Aerosmith can’t get in touch with lead singer Steven Tyler must be true; why else would they keep talking to the media? We hoped the squabbles were over when the famous frontman denied break-up rumors at a solo Joe Perry concert, declaring “I am the rainbow!” before singing “Walk This Way” with his Toxic Twin of 40 years. But recent interviews with guitarist Brad Whitford and drummer Joey Kramer suggest the band may still be going on without him. “I suspect there’s a lot more going on than we know about,” Whtiford told Reuters. “He has a well-documented history of drug abuse, and I find myself very suspicious. I haven’t seen him do this…but the isolation is very typical of addictive behavior.” And with their legendary ’70s intake, we’re guessing they’d know.

“Steven has made some poor choices as of late, and he’s got some bad influences around him,” said Kramer, presumably referring to Tyler’s catfighting girlfriend Erin Brady. “and I think that for the most part he’s his own worst enemy.” With Tyler refusing to admit he’s ignoring the band—and telling the media he’s too busy working on his memoirs to comment—the rest of the group wants to go forward “as some derivative” of Aerosmith, as Tyler may keep them from using the name without him. Is this really how these guys are going to spend their 40th anniversary?

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