Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler appeared on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show last night, meaning he was in New York for the blizzard conditions there today (January 23).
Although the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, asked people to stay off the streets today, Tyler and his daughter Mia decided to venture out and, after spotting a CNN reporter covering the weather, went over to have a chat, using the opportunity to give a shoutout to Tyler’s grandson, Milo.
“I’m not flying out anytime soon,” Tyler told the reporter, Poppy Harlow. “I’m from NYC and I’m down here to see my daughters, and my grandson Milo – how you doing Milo? – and [his father] Royston. Decided to go downtown but then decided not to. The weather’s terrible… I’m going to hunker down.” See the moment below:
— CNN (@CNN) January 23, 2016
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) January 23, 2016
Tyler is in the midst of promoting his latest solo country single, ‘Red, White and You’, but in recent months he has faced criticism on the project by his Aerosmith bandmates. Guitarist Brad Whitford has revealed that the band feel “a little bit abandoned” by him, now that he is concentrating on his solo work.
Whitford revealed that plans to tour in early 2016 were put on hold by the frontman, telling Billboard.com, “Steven doesn’t want to do it.”
“It’s unfortunate,” he continued. “We kind of feel a little bit abandoned by him. I guess he seems to think his solo career is going to go great guns, and he doesn’t seem to realise that – in my opinion – his fans around the globe want to see him in the context of Aerosmith and don’t really care for whatever he thinks he’s gonna do.”
“I don’t know if he gets that but, hey, that’s what he wants to do. I can’t put a gun to his head. It’s just pretty disappointing.”