Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith: Band

Move follows missed tour dates and apparent dissension
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 11:36 AM CST
Aerosmith last year.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has left the band, according to rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and lead guitarist Joe Perry, who have suggested that they're looking for a new singer. The news comes after a disastrous summer tour in which Tyler broke his shoulder in a stage fall and canceled many planned dates. “He has had no contact with me or the other band members,” Perry tells the Las Vegas Sun. But “I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave,” so he’s “quit as far as I can tell.”