The band has issued a statement refuting recent reports that they were looking to replace their frontman. “Any rumor out there about us looking for another singer is completely untrue,” guitarist Joe Perry said. “All five of us were just on the phone together talking about how excited we are to go to South America and Mexico City.” Aerosmith will kick off a Latin American tour in September.
This all came up when guitarist Brad Whitford admitted in an interview with Metal Rules that the group had considered replacing Tyler in 2009. With Tyler on the road this summer promoting his country music-inspired solo career, Whitford was again asked whether Aerosmith could continue on with another singer. “Absolutely, we have considered it — but whether it will happen, I don’t know. I think it would be great,” Whitford said.