The drama between lead singer Steven Tyler and the rest of his Aerosmith band mates exploded this past week. As of press time we’re still unsure as to whether Steven Tyler is still in the band he helped form. We thought Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry had kissed and made up when the mercurial vocalist sang Walk This Way with Joe Perry’s solo band at Irving Plaza, but Perry told Rolling Stone that nothing has been settled.
Our readers are split – some think Aerosmith can’t go on without Tyler, some think the band should replace him while others think Aerosmith hasn’t produced anything good in over a decade and should call it quits.
Let’s take a look at some other stories we covered this week:
- Chad spoke with Todd Sheaffer of From Good Homes and Railroad Earth shortly before news broke that RRE bassist Johnny Grubb quit
- I put together a list of my favorite costumes at Phish’s Festival 8
- Jeff told us all about his trip to Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble
- Ryan chatted up the Leroy Justice boys about life on the road
- I reviewed a Springsteen concert and John reviewed the Crowes
- Cover Wars looked at covers of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Lenny
- This week’s Hidden Flick was 1985’s To Live and Die in L.A.
- God Street Wednesdays returned and JC Files profiled Karl Denson
- We unveiled the 2nd Umphrey’s McGee – Dream Focused column
As always, thanks for reading Hidden Track this week.