Monday, February 1, 2010


You know if you read No Expiration often that I'm not the type to tell a band to pack it up. And when they're good, Aerosmith are one of the best bands to hit a stage, anywhere. But the band vs. Steven Tyler thing is getting ugly and embarassing. I don't blame the band: a lot of this is Tyler's fault. He's erratic, no question about it. Recently, he was heard singing over the soundsystem at Home Depot while sucking helium, and also singing at a karoke bar (he probably shouldn't be anywhere with "bar" in the name - especially while in rehab).

But they shouldn't be thinking about replacing him, it just plain wouldn't work.  Rumors have had Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, Chris Cornell and Paul Rogers approached by the band. I thought the other guys with Lenny could be a good band that isn't called Aerosmith. Billy Idol would be awful for them, Chris Cornell wouldn't be right, and Paul Rogers, maybe but no. Meanwhile, Tyler's new management is threatening to sue the band if they use a different singer. I think they all need to take some time off. I'm not saying who is right or wrong, but if an Aerosmith tours without Tyler, the fans should sue. Get it together, boys.


Kent said...

Chris Cornell is in a tailspin of music mistakes. Hopefully a Soundgarden reunion will save him before he makes an industrial album of Johnny Paycheck tunes.

Minority said...

Ha, ha thanks for reading and commenting, Kent. I know a lot of people didn't like Chris Cornell's latest album, and Soundgarden is, in fact reuniting this year. I'm a huge fan of his, but he would just be wrong for Aerosmith, or even for a band with Joe Perry, JOey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford (even if it wasn't called Aerosmith) .