MUSIC NEWS - Though it doesn't seem that Aerosmith is breaking up, there are internal troubles with the band, with band members refusing to perform again until until lead singer Steven Tyler cleans up his act; sobers up that is, according to sources reported at the Boston Herald. “Truthfully, he’s a liability for the band,” one source told the Boston Herald's Inside Track. “He’s uninsurable because of all the accidents and cancelled dates.” It's reported that Tyler, 61, has fallen off the wagon hard and was partying like a teenager at the 69th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota where he fell off the stage during a show, the Herald says. As we reported last week, the Boston Band announced the cancellation of their summer 2009 tour as a result of Tyler’s fall, which gave him a broken left shoulder and required 20 stitches in his head.
Since the Sturgis incident, he hasn't phoned his longtime bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, sources said. Instead it's be left to John Greenberg & Union Entertainment Group, Tyler’s management company, to sends out health updates and Tyler news via e-mail to the band’s longtime managers Howard Kaufman and Trudy Green . “Everyone is very worried about him,” said another source who wanted to stay anonymous. “All of this didn’t happen overnight. Sturgis was just the final straw.” So now, Tyler’s bandmates have decided to lay low and not work on their final Sony contract album until Steven is “sober and gets healthy,” sources told the Track. Read more about Steven Tyler and Aerosmith in the Herald's Inside Track. In the meantime, Joe Perry is prepping his latest Joe Perry Project album ( due for an October 13 release). He also sent out this message to his followers on Twitter-
aero is Not breaking up! We are just on hiatus till at gets his health back . We just don't know how long , I've heard 3 to8 wks just for Shoulder. We want to make cd put out sngle then cd then tour. But it'll be awhile till he's 100%. we owe it to our fans, the bands history..
And they still have one legal issue hanging over their heads; at the end of the, now cancelled tour, AEROSMITH were booked to play a make-up show in Hawaii as part of a legal settlement with fans who were shut out when the group backed out of a September 2007 concert for a better paying "private" gig on the mainland. Now that the tour is off, and Tyler out of commission, there's no word on when the concert will be made up. It's been reported that lawyer who brought the original lawsuit against the band is ready to go back into court over the matter.
MNN wishes Steven a speedy recovery from all his health problems !