SACRAMENTO—He's been "livin' on the edge" with Aerosmith since 1969, but now fans are left "cryin'" over the news that lead singer Steven Tyler has left the band hanging on "the other side."
Heh, see what we did there? Anyway...
Joe Perry told the Las Vegas Sun newspaper Friday, telling reporter Jerry Fink he first learned of Tyler's intention to quit after seeing a status update from one of Tyler's online profiles.
Tyler last performed with the band at a late October concert in Abu Dhabi. Following that concert, Tyler stopped answering phone calls from the band.
"He's notorious for that," Perry told the Sun, adding that the band didn't want to pick any fights with the now-former Aerosmith frontman
"We did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online," Perry said. "That's how I know about it."
Much of Aerosmith's Summer 2009 concert was canceled after Tyler fell off stage while performing the song "Love in an Elevator" during a show in South Dakota. Tyler's fall led to a broken shoulder.
Aerosmith managed to salvage some international shows on what would have been the final portion of their Summer concert tour. Following the show in Abu Dhabi, the band parted ways with Tyler, who was scheduled to make an appearance at the Rock & Roll of Honour award show in London.
From that point on, band members say they lost contact with Tyler and later went on to read his intention to quit from online profiles.
Perry says it's unclear if Aerosmith intends to stay together as a band.