I've refused to comment on the Aerosmith rumors about Steven Tyler quitting the band until now. As you may know, Aerosmith is my favorite band. They have been the most important band in my life, serving as a musical soundtrack to my grade school and high school years. Aerosmith was so important to me, their entire act got me obsessed with the industry as a whole. At some point in high school, it dawned on me I could make a living doing something that revolved around rock music. Over a decade later, here I am.
All that said, it must seem pretty clear all these Aerosmith rumors are upsetting to me. First off, I am not believing anything until someone from Aerosmith releases an official statement. Second, if the rumors are true and Tyler really is out, then I certainly hope the remainder of Aerosmith has enough sense to call it a day instead of search for a new singer. An Aerosmith without Steven Tyler doesn't work, plain and simple. Every member of the band is so important to the overall sound, none of the five guys can be replaced. If things are so bad in millionaire land, then Aerosmith should do one thing for their fans, and that is to do a proper good-bye show and have the damn thing televised on HBO or something. The concert could be massive, at a venue like Madison Square Garden, the band could play for three hours and the memory could be intact. Guest stars such as Slash could come out and jam and maybe roast the band in-between songs. For Aerosmith's career to seemingly end on such a sour note as is being reported is not only a shame, it's also plain shitty.
I'll have more to say on this matter in the days ahead. Like I said, I'm still waiting on an official press release from the band.