accepts he's "cruel
" to his Aerosmith
bandmates but won't apologise because he believes that's what's been needed to make the band successful.
The singer tells 60 Minutes
: "I'm going to be big-headed right now. I think my perfectionism and busting everyone's chops is what got this band to where it is today.
"In the end I get a really good song, and in the end I get the hits. Yeah, I'm that good.
Faced with accusations from guitarist Brad Whitford
that "he could be extremely demanding and sometimes difficult to talk to,
" and from drummer Joey Kramer
that he "tortured
" him, Tyler shows little remorse.
"You're 100 percent right,
" says the frontman. "I've said many things to all those guys that I should never have said, that I didn't mean.
The band admit they were furious with Tyler after his 2009 stage fall while addicted to prescription drugs an event which brought them close to hiring a new singer.
Guitarist Joe Perry
says: "To be honest, I was expecting it. I was pretty pissed off at that point.
" Whitford adds Tyler's behaviour was "irresponsible
But they accept their leader's point about being "that good
" Whitford says: "It takes somebody so over the top, and in our case, Steven Tyler, who's this amazingly gifted musician.
Thanks for the report to RockNewsDesk.com