The world has been saved from the threat of a Steven Tyler-less Aerosmith—the boys have patched up their differences and are heading back on the road. The drama started last November when Tyler began making noise about a solo career, sending guitarist Joe Perry into a twitter snit (yes, even Aerosmith members tweet). Though Tyler showed up onstage with his fellow Toxic Twin days later (memorably announcing, “Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors, but I…am the rainbow!”), the band was soon threatening to hold auditions for a replacement if Tyler, allegedly working on his memoirs, continued to ignore the band and refuse to tour.
With band members questioning whether he’d fallen off the wagon, the long-sober singer scooted off to rehab for painkillers around Christmas (dude was aching long before that stage fall in Sturgis). Despite any lingering questions that would follow Tyler serenading a Home Depot last month, the band has welcomed back their prodigal prancer. “I just auditioned and I got the gig,” Tyler joked in a video announcing their summer jaunt through Europe. “The rumors are true…I think,” says Perry in the clip. Aside from a brief, drug-stained period in the ’80s, the band has performed in its classic line-up for almost 40 years.
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