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Aerosmith to replace singer Steven Tyler?

Band due to hold crisis talks about their future

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Aerosmith are considering replacing Steven Tyler with a new vocalist, according to guitarist Brad Whitford.

The band's future has been thrown into doubt over recent months, after Tyler fell offstage during a gig in Dakota in August. Aerosmith subsequently postponed a South American tour, and lead guitarist Joe Perry admitted that Tyler had 'got to get his act together' if the band are to survive.

In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, Whitford has revealed that the band are to hold meetings – probably without Tyler – in the next fortnight to discuss their future. One direction being considered is to replace Tyler with a new singer, Whitford confirmed.

"I'm not sure how good that would look, it would largely depend on who we could get and who would want to do it. That's big shoes to fill," he said.

"Nobody could replace Steven or imitate him – he's one of a kind. But if somebody was willing to do it and the chemistry was right, why not?"

He added that for Aerosmith's recent gigs, Tyler had been given a separate dressing room to the rest of the band.

In September, Perry said he still hoped to record a new Aerosmith album with Tyler.

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