After yesterday's report
are "barely talking to each other" after disappointing album sales, the band have tried to squash the rumors by saying they're getting along better than ever.
Speaking to Eddy Trunk
(via Rolling Stone
), guitarist Joe Perry
joked "it must have been a slow news week
" and said the rumors were false.
"We were wondering, 'Who's saying this?' and 'Why are they saying this?' It's totally wrong and irrelevant
," Perry said. "The least they could have done was get [the facts] right
He said the rumors came from people who haven't been friends with the band for more than a decade, and added: "The band is getting along better than ever. We were thinking about [releasing a statement], but then why even validate it by even answering?
On November 16, guitarist Brad Whitford
posted a tour update which also suggested they were getting on well. "The band's just playing great; very loose... loose in a way I've never really felt this band play before. Very relaxed and we're having a good time
," he said (via HenneMusic
Was it all just a vicious rumor, or do you think the band are trying a little too hard to counter claims that they aren't getting on? Share your opinion in the comments.