Aerosmith’s Joe Perry was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, where he was asked how is singer Steven Tyler doing, four months after the band canceled the remaining two “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency shows due to the singer’s illness:
“Steven‘s doing great. He’s doing a hundred percent better. He had a lot of physical stuff going on that, finally, he really needed to take some more time off, unfortunately.”
Joe Perry was asked if he and his bandmates are planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.
Perry’s response was (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Yeah, I think that… I don’t know if I’m not supposed to announce it or not, but we are gonna announce the tour, and it’s gonna start in September and will go into next year. And being one of the guys who votes on this kind of thing, it looks like we’re gonna do it. [Laughs]”
As for whether drummer Joey Kramer, who announced in March of last year that he would sit out Aerosmith’s live activities in order to “focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times”, will rejoin the band on the upcoming tour, Joe said:
“That’s probably one of the hardest things. I’ve gotta say drumming is probably one of the most athletic parts of playing in a band. So it’s really hard. It’s been mostly because he just physically [has been] just beating himself up over the last 50 years. So I don’t know. I mean, he’s still officially a member of the band, but I don’t think he’s gonna be sitting behind the drums, at least for this next run. Other than that, I really can’t say.”