Steven Tyler: 'I'm Not Leaving Aerosmith'

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has stated he isn't leaving the band during a surprise appearance at Joe Perry solo gig in New York.

Steven Tyler: 'I'm Not Leaving Aerosmith'
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has stated he isn't leaving the band during a surprise appearance at Joe Perry solo gig in New York last night (November 10). Watch video footage of the declaration at this location. In recent weeks the band have been dogged by rumours that Tyler has quit, with guitarist Perry seemingly confirming that the singer had left Aerosmith on Monday (November 9). However, midway through a Joe Perry Project gig at New York's Filmore venue, Tyler appeared onstage and addressed the audience. "I just want New York to know, I am not leaving Aerosmith," he said, before turning to Perry and stating: "And Joe Perry, you are a man of many colours but I, motherfucker, am the rainbow!" Tyler then instructed Perry's drummer to play, and the band launched into Aerosmith's 1975 hit "Walk This Way". Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    jean_genie
    deadlyMETAL wrote: Interesting statement at the end there by Tyler. Was that him telling Perry off? Or just being funny?
    I don't think even Steven Tyler really knows. I like his singing, but I always thought he was just plain bad with words. He's like Keith Richards, but with less slurring.
    fishstickrocker
    Thank god... Whoo that was close, I didn't want to see another great band break up for no reason, SOAD all over again.
    jimishred
    m_daly_123 wrote: Someone on the rollingstone article said "I, Mother****er, Am The Rainbow" should be their next album title. Agreed.
    +1 "And Joe Perry, you are a man of many colours but I, mother****er, am the rainbow!" that qoute is offically my qoute of the day!
    JoeLancaster
    Comeback Kiddd wrote: i bet this was a publicity stunt to get the spotlight for a bit?
    ....so?
    ehnoway
    m_daly_123 wrote: Someone on the rollingstone article said "I, Mother****er, Am The Rainbow" should be their next album title. Agreed.
    That would be the most epic album title of all time.
    Clint74 wrote: yea..i always thought it was unkool to be a rainbow lol
    No way man...rainbows rule. Haven't you heard of Freddie Mercury and Elton John? Anyway, I went on Rolling Stone, and Joe clarified that Steven wants to take a couple years off, so in the meantime, Aerosmith will get a new frontman to temporarily replace Steve. I don't know about you guys, but if your lead singer wants to take time off and the rest of the band wants to continue working, shouldn't they do like Jack White and start a side band or something?
    Skuzzmo
    Can't help but thinking about that rainbow comment that Tyler is saying that even though Perry is a talented chap who can do many things he can't do Aerosmith without Tyler.....
    BrixDK
    flame_mc wrote: n8blake wrote: "I... am the rainbow." whats that supposed to mean? that hes gay? I knew it!!! LOOOL I was thinking the same thing, but it's hardly true . Anyway , seriously, does anybody know what he meant with the rainbow thing?
    It is just a metafore... It means that Joe Perry is entertaining and exiciting but he is nothing compared to Steven. True? dunno. Ego glorifying? Sure
    aussieboy
    AHH DAMMIT.....almost .....oh well...im just waiting for bono to leave U2!!! id love it
    hi_pplz_567
    Polarisfan_12 wrote: Am I the only one who is sick of hearing about all this Aerosmith drama?
    Sick of it here too.
    hi_pplz_567
    I'm pretty sure (for those of you who really don't get the raindow thing) that he means, "Your pretty good but i am amazing."
    Msu_Man04
    Comeback Kiddd wrote: i bet this was a publicity stunt to get the spotlight for a bit?
    Well he was saying that the rumors were false. It wasn't a "stunt" (maybe a bit over the top, but still), it was him denying rumors. Legit.
    ktulu51
    Okay ya'll. When someone is a man of many colors they're complicated. Tyler was just saying he's a really complicated dude.
    MetalDrummer666
    I think what he meant by his comment was "You're a talented musician, but without me there is no Aerosmith", and probably telling Perry to not jump to conclusions like that without having solid proof first. But i'm glad that he's not leaving Aerosmith, it wouldn't be the same without him, or the band for that matter.
    Cheesepuff
    The Rainbow. New Steven Tyler side project. That line is going down in rock history along with "I GOT BLISTERS ON ME FINGERS"
    queenslander47
    i've learnt a lesson in all this. not to pass judgment on somebody till i've heard the entire story. and i think we have a new contender for greatest rock quote ever
    POWERMETAL!
    "And Joe Perry, you are a man of many colours but I, mother****er, am the rainbow!" ahahahahahahahahhahaahahaha LMFAO FUKCING CLASSIC LINE!!!
    AcdcTXfan
    I told yall he wouldn't actually leave the band. Hopefully they'll get their problems settled out before long.
    Ultius
    roundwoundsound wrote: steven is more irreplacable than.....kurt cobain...
    Fool, you best be joking.
    Nazo64
    m_daly_123 wrote: Someone on the rollingstone article said "I, Mother****er, Am The Rainbow" should be their next album title. Agreed.
    i saw that too 100% agree
    Cainus Anus
    CAN ANYONE HEAR WHAT PERRY SAYS IN RESPONSE? THATS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO WORK OUT.
    aussieboy
    publicity publicity publicity publicity.....thats all this was....theyv been around what...40 years ??? and they still gota do this crap for attetion....yep ...some "legends" aerosmith are....pfft
    WheredMyRockGo?
    i think the rainbow thing is basically an apology. he's saying yeah you got your ego problems to so it's not ALL me but I am the most crazy one so sorry for almost killing the band.
    Scum_PunkRocker
    What a diva and a dick. Tyler is starving for attention so he threatens to quit. Not to mention he acts like a douche and not a member of the band. I always wondered if he fell off the stages because the rest of band was bumping into his ego.
    SergioA20
    Glad to here he's not leaving the band though he's still his ego in the sky with that quote.
    bmarlatt1685
    Pheww!!!! I was pretty bummed out of my mind when I heard the rumor, but now that it appears to be false, maybe now they can get back to that new album they were apparently working on, and if it sounds anything like "Devil's Got a New Disguise" I should be pleased with it... Oh, and whoever said "I, Mother****er, am the Rainbow" should be their next album title. I totally agree +1,000.
    Ponomar
    I would like to take this moment to laugh at all the idiots who said things such as "omg he's totally leaving there's no doubt, Aerosmith sucks anyway".
    ThatFlyingThing
    Well, relief? Yes. Predictable? Definitely. Good? Most certainly. Does Steven Tyler make sense? Debatable.
    Axis177
    deadlyMETAL wrote: Interesting statement at the end there by Tyler. Was that him telling Perry off? Or just being funny?
    Yeah I'm confused too... is that supposed to be an insult? Like, wtf, rainbow?