Aerosmith to audition singers to replace Steven Tyler

Auditions set to gear up in February

Aerosmith to audition singers to replace Steven Tyler
Aerosmith have revealed that they are set to hold auditions next month for a replacement for singer Steven Tyler.

Tyler recently checked into rehab to get treatment for painkiller addiction. He insisted he still planned to work with the band, but now guitarist Joe Perry has said that another frontman will be sought soon.

Perry told news agency QMI that they were going to "start having some auditions, making some phone calls. Hopefully, we'll have found a new singer by the summer, and Aerosmith will be able to go back out on the road".

Perry said that the move wouldn't necessarily mean that Tyler would not return to the band.

"He [Tyler] has to have leg surgery and foot surgery and it's basically going to take him out of the picture for about a year, year and a half," he explained. "So, in the meantime, the rest of the band wants to play. And I want to play with the other guys in Aerosmith. So the four of us are just making our plans. We're gonna find somebody to get in there and fill that spot."

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