Steve Tyler wants to give up on Aerosmith to sound like every other country musician
Oh, you Aerosmith boys. Why don’t you just make nice and keep playing a little rock ’n’ roll, won’t you? Alas, it’s never that simple in the music biz these days.
Steven Tyler has just told Rolling Stone that it might be time to call it quits - at least as far as touring goes. It seems Tyler is too busy doing a solo tour to promote his upcoming country album to worry about his old pals.
"I'm doing I'm doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August,” Tyler said. "And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We're probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there's two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I'm grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I'm just excited about it."
Maybe a little time apart would do them good. In a recent interview with USA Today, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry took some shots at Tyler and his country music offerings.
"If I didn't know him when I heard the song I'd go, 'It's okay, next,'" Perry said. "He's got a [ahem, profanity removed] rhinestone cowboy hat going, 'Yippee ki yay.' I don't know what else to say about that."
If you're curious what "Steven Tyler country music" sounds like, here's a single from the upcoming album. This is called Red, White & You. Frankly, it sounds exactly like Tim McGraw. The usual mashup of romantic, patriotic and BBQ metaphors.