Joe Perry says hes out of a job after Aerosmith tour ends
Just when we thought this whole Aerosmith breaking up/not breaking up fiasco was over, guitarist Joe Perry is raising fears once again.
Speaking to the Calgary Herald, Perry said that once the band plays their show in Vancouver on September 16th “I don’t have a job with Aerosmith.” The reason for that statement is due to Steven Tyler taking a job as a judge on American Idol next season. Perry, who said he learned about Tyler’s decision from the media and not from him directly, said that it’s “a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising,” adding, “It’s one step above (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles.”
Things have been a bit shaky on Aerosmith’s recent tour. One show saw Perry hip-check Tyler off-stage after Tyler playfully hip-checked him first. Perry comments that Tyler’s “got this thing in his head that it’s cool when the guys in the band bump into each other,” and then went on to say “Leave me alone when I’m playing.” There was another incident where Tyler accidentally hit Perry in the head with a microphone during a show in New York. “I almost passed out and blood was dripping from my forehead for the rest of the night,” Perry says about that incident.
Ultimately, Perry is planning on moving on without Tyler and is threatening, once again, to find a new singer for the band. “I’m not going to sit around for two years waiting for him to come back to Aerosmith,” said Perry. “(You’ve got) four guys that are great together, and if you find the right singer, there’s no reason you can’t go and entertain people.”