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Push Comes to Shove - Aerosmith Style

Things are never dull in the Aerosmith camp. The other day, Steven Tyler fell off the stage in Toronto. TMZ says Joe Perry pushed him. Others are saying that it was staged and the guy Steven fell into was a plant. I've watched the video clips over and over and I can't decide.

Here's a long clip that sort of sets up the vibe of the night. Quality isn't great. That TMZ link above has a super close-up of the fall.

So what do you think? Was it a push by Perry or a trip by Tyler? Perhaps the biggest question of all: why is Aerosmith using Nelly's "Hot in Herre" as their banner drop song?

Reader Comments (9)

Dammitt! Dont give my guitarists any ideas! lol....
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Looks like a push to me. I doubt that Perry meant to push him off, but the bump was intentional and Tyler was right at the edge...

But really, I think I'm done with these guys. If they can't stand playing together, then just break up and spare us the drama.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Hahaha!!!, Kenny O!

First off, "Love In An Elevator" has to be one of Aerosmith's most boring and annoying songs ever committed to DAT. That said, when I saw 'em do it live in 2007, they totally rocked it out. Sans all the Kolodneresque studio overproduction, and without the Memphis Horns or whoever the hell it is, the song is actually pretty good. They should do a cover of this song, but do it in the style of the stuff off their last truly great album, "Rocks".

In fact, they could go over their entire catalog since "Done With Mirrors" and pick stuff to redo that would come out truly better and very different, if they gave their selectons the full "Rocks" treatment. The makeovers would be a helluva lot more noticeable than any remixes Motley Crue ever did for some of their numerous Greatest Hits packages.

Anyway, I can't believe the recent incident in question was staged. As much as you could convince yourself it was a set-up when watching the TMZ clip over and over again, it still seems unbelievable they would run the risk of even attempting to pull such a stunt.

Yeah, Bryon, it duz kinda look like Perry "bumps" Tyler, thinking Tyler would probably catch himself, but why on earth, after Tyler's serious injury, would they even horse around with something like this. What if Tyler stumbled? Or missed his mark?

The risks far out way the joke, if you ask me.

p.s. Kenny O! Did you check out Sweet Lips? Check out their fully Glam Metalized version of Kim Carnes, "Betty Davis Eyes"... and you'll love their lead track, "Born To Rock". I'm tellin' ya, Kenny O, right up your alley! And right up your alley, Ally! I bet the same for everyone else reading this. When you hear their album, "XOXO", you will wonder why the hell they didn't make it. Especially when you consider the competition at the time, including Aerosmith's drivel back then (late 80's/early 90's).

p.s.s.t. And as far as putting on Nelly before going on, I can't figure it out either, except that all the kids would think it's great, only to have the wind sucked out of them, when Aerosmith tramples right over Nelly in every sense the word when they take the stage.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I don't think it was staged.

If you think about it, what do they stand to gain by staging this? People now question how well the band gets along and if they even want to be playing/touring. The net effect is all negative for the band.

Plus, why would Steven Tyler agree to take a fall of the stage (even if planned) at his age? He has more money than god, just suffered a bad injury from a similar fall, and just inked a lucrative deal with American Idol that he would not want to be sidelined for due to an injury.

I don't think Perry intended to knock him off the stage, but I really don't think it was scripted either.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
I am so with Bryon on this one. To say I'm done with present-day Aerosmith would be a remarkable understatement. They haven't released a decent album in 20 years. They're clearly only tollerating each other at this point for the money, and Tyler has become a joke. when it comes to Aerosmith in 2010, I do want to miss a thing.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Where does one here the "Sweet Lips' ??
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Im guessing you could probably HEAR 'sweet lips' on youtube or iTunes, GNR.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Kenny O! GNR! Sweet Lips is the band. "XOXO" is the album. It was put out in 1990. Recorded and released in France originally. Google 'em for starters. Track it down. You won't be disappointed, I assure you. "Born To Rock" and their cover of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" are the standouts but the whole album is killer, for sure! Check 'em out!
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Tyler retaliates! Have you seen the vid of him "accidentally" bonking Perry on the head with the mic stand? Perry gets mad, throws his guitar and leaves the stage! Happened in NY I believe.

It's amazing how crazy these guys are getting, but it's the fans who end up crying in the end.

Ok, that was bad. Forgive me.
August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJT

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