I just posted about this myself. Although Aerosmith might have some success with a replacement for Steven Tyler, it will never be the same. I certainly wouldn't want to be the one trying to fill Steven's shoes.
Well really what did he leave? Tours and that is about it. Steve will be fine, the rest of them are screwed.
Malcolm and Starr: Yep. I agree.
The 'Smith without Steve Tyler is like a dick without balls-- It just doesn't work.
R&R !!!!!!! OMG! That is classic. I love it. Can I quote you?
It's all yours.
Omg ! why on earth did this happen ! that's really a a hard blow to me and will surely be to the world ! Tyler and Perry are one of the greatest hard rock duos ever ! this is bullshit !
For me, Joe Perry is as much an essential as Steven Tyler.The last album I really enjoyed was Done With Mirrors...and then they went pop. I liked some of the pop stuff, but much prefer the classics.
Tyler tried to do Aerosmith without Perry for awhile in the early 80s. That didn't pan out so well. Something tells me that Aerosmith without Tyler will experience the same level of success as the Perry-less Aerosmith in the early 80s.The only thing I found encouraging about Aerosmith without Tyler is that Perry wants to return the band to its Blues Rock roots whereas Tyler has wanted to do the more pop friendly stuff Aerosmith has been doing the past few years.
I hate to say this but I think they should have bowed out gracefully years ago and gone their own ways.
Totally agree, Barb.
So Aerosmith has disbanded then...because any lineup without Steven or even without Joe is NOT Aerosmith...I mean even the Grateful Dead knew they could not tour or record as the Grateful Dead and became just the Dead...
I totally agree with you. I saw some other forums where people said Black Sabbath made it without Ozzy so Aerosmith can, too. I thought NO WAY! Ozzy was only with Black Sabbath about 11 years before they kicked him out. Steven Tyler has been part of Aerosmith's unique sound every since...there's just no comparison.
"I hate to say this but I think they should have bowed out gracefully years ago and gone their own ways."^ Completely agree with you, Barb.I actually found myself not caring at all about this news. Oops.
I've been following the reporting of this on Classic Rock Magazine's site for a wee while now and I'm not sure what to make of it all.First one I noticed was Are Aerosmith Headed For A Permanent Vacation? where it seemed to be about Mr Tyler wanting to do his own thing. At the time I wondered if his falling off the stage (and by some accounts off the wagon too) hadn't jumbled his thinking a touch. Then came Aerosmith: Split With Tyler Moves Closer where Perry is quoted as saying "As far as replacing Steve, it’s not just about that, it’s also four guys that play extremely well together, and I’m not going to see that go to waste." To an extent I can see that and sometimes a band can pull it off. For instance Deep Purple Gillan era to Deep Purple Coverdale worked (IMHO). However, at what point does a band get broken? Is the band currently touring as Deep Purple really Deep Purple? When does it become something new? For example Black Sabbath without Ozzy... tricky but Black Sabbath with Dio becoming Heaven and Hell - yes, I can see that.Then in quick succession Aerosmith: Perry Announces Search For New Singer! and Tyler Announces He's Staying With Aerosmith. The last announcement in particular takes me back to my first thought about what damage was done by the stage fall!So, as I said, I'm not sure what to make of it all. Aerosmith without Tyler would, I thinkm, be a great band but would it be Aerosmith? Perhaps they just need to do their own thing for a bit. ...Or maybe if we wait another couple of days it will all just go away. :-)
hmm... I think David has got a point above. Deep Purple may have been successful after the exit of Ian Gillan following some disputes with Blackmore, and now, when there's no Blackmore and Ian Gillan back into the band, but if you just listen to their initial hits like Smoke on the water, or Lazy, or highway star , I would say that Blackmore was one of the Top 30 greatest guitarists the world could ever have. Such riffs are like a miracle . And then, Ian Gillan , the man who started off the metal Vocals era , and had such beautiful screams as in ' Child in time' and the way he used to counter-sing the solos played by ritchie was a joy to watch ! But still yes, Deep Purple has been quite successful w/o Gillan or Blackmore too, But i would still say that The deep purple line-up that included John Lord, Blackmore and Gillan were the pioneers of this great band .
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