Aerosmith: Who Should Replace Tyler?
In the light of Joe Perry’s recent revelation that Aerosmith are looking for a new singer, who should the band bring in to replace Steven Tyler? Always assuming they decide to carry on. Here are some ideas from Classic Rock they might wish to mull over:
Mick Jagger – Tyler did base a lot of his act on the cricket-loving Stone. So, why not go for the original?
Jon Bon Jovi – Remember the way he used to cover his microphone stand with scarves in the early days? Perhaps he’s always wanted to be Steven Tyler anyway.
Spike – He’s got the voice, but would the rest of the band be able to understand his Geordie accent?
Don Airey – If only because they could rename the band Aireysmith! OK, bad idea.
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens – Everyone else seems to turn to him when they need to replace an iconic singer – well, Judas Priest and Iced Earth did, anyway.
Joan Jett – A female fronting Aerosmith? About as likely as a woman Doctor Who. But she’s probably shagged as many girls as Tyler (allegedly).
Gary Cherone – Poor old Gal, the man who still gets blamed for how appalling the Van Halen III album was. He is from Boston, though, and that’s gotta be a plus.
Jim Dandy – The Black Oak Arkansas leader would bring washboard credibility to the band.
Rocky Shades – The Wrathchild maverick would certainly bring something new to the ‘Smiths. A Stakk Attakk approach to Toys In The Attik might be just what the doktor ordered!
Joe Perry – Well, he’s in the band, he knows the songs…why the hell not?
Of course, if this is the route the band take, doubtless they’ll embarrass themselves by holding the auditions as some reality TV series, choose some idiot from American Idol, and make a terrible album that flops. Which means Tyler will have to come back and restore the Aerosmith reputation. Now, that is a cunning plan to get him back, eh?
Do you have any better choices to replace Tyler? Let us know.