Guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed that Hagar almost replaced Steven Tyler in 2010 when Tyler fell off the rails.
Posted on Sep 05, 2012 02:55 pm
Sammy Hagar came close to replacing Steven Tyler in Aerosmith in 2010, it has been revealed.
At the time, Tyler's drug relapse and onstage injury forced the band to cancel a major US tour and reschedule work on a new album.
With apparently no other choice, the band started searching for a new singer. Now Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has finally confirmed one candidate that almost made it into their lineup: Sammy Hagar.
"We had to talk about it - maybe we could put a different name on it and bring somebody else in? We spoke to Sammy and he was really excited about it. I love Sammy. It was like, 'Oh, man, this would be so cool!' But it all started to come back together on its own," said Whitford.
Tyler made amends with the band, and finally scheduled a release for their new album "Music From Another Dimension" for November 6.
Meanwhile, Hagar continues to front Chickenfoot alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his former colleague in Van Halen, bassist Michael Anthony.
Chickenfoot will re-release their popular 2009 self-titled album as a double-disc on October 16.
Can you imagine Aerosmith without Steven Tyler? Would Sammy Hager have been a good fit? Share your view in the comments.