OT Aerosmith auditions new front man?

Submitted by LongLiveBo on February 1st, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Not a big Aerosmith fan as I think the 90's catalog was a lot of crap. Some of their earlier stuff was pretty good and I think is respected as classic rock and will get me to turn my radio up a little. With that, I don't think I would ever shell out some cash to see a concert and I know without doubt that I wouldn't pay to see someone other than Steven Tyler fronting the band. If this happens I don't see how the tour could be successful.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=455693&GT1=28102

Comments

Ghost of Bo

February 1st, 2010 at 12:33 PM ^

It is always pathetic when aging rock bands attempt to stay relevant.

Don't they realize that a good eighty-percent of rock 'n roll is about being young, broke, disenfranchised, confused, horny, and angry? Nowadays, Aerosmith are just confused.

Please, quit trying to re-ignite the magic. If you insist on playing shows, that's cool: But don't force your shitty attempts at 'breaking new ground' upon the audience. We just want to hear a few cuts from "Toys in the Attic".

SysMark

February 1st, 2010 at 12:34 PM ^

Not a huge Aerosmith fan myself but if they really had to do it I can see why they are looking to Lenny Kravitz and/or Billy Idol...would have to be someone with some wow factor.

bluebyyou

February 1st, 2010 at 1:59 PM ^

Billy Idol - forgot about him. He did an amazing video from about 15 or 20 years ago to a song called Cradle of Love. Had to go find it on Youtube - One of my favorite all time vids. Probably saw it on MTV 100 times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FT3u-lhg4

Probably not so wild by today's standards, but it was definitely pretty hot when it first aired.

jabberwock

February 1st, 2010 at 1:15 PM ^

an aged, irrelevant rock band stumble and wheeze their way towards an inevitably sad end.

"Replacing The Frontman" is an autonomic spasm that results from the bands self-preservation instinct; and is often a painful symptom of this tragic disease.

Others Include:
"Continual Sales Decline"
" Getting Dumped Changing Record Labels to keep things fresh"
and "We've decided to play small venues to reconnect with our fans"

Then there's the smell.

baorao

February 1st, 2010 at 1:25 PM ^

Jesse Camp, that dude that won the first and only (that I can remember) MTV "Wanna Be a VJ?" competition. He can't be up to anything.

or Sanjaya.

Noahdb

February 1st, 2010 at 1:51 PM ^

80 percent of Rock and Roll is by the young, for the young about BEING young. But the other 20 percent is about remembering when you were young...and that's where Aerosmith comes in.

Tater

February 1st, 2010 at 3:28 PM ^

Tyler is the only irreplacible member in Aerosmith. Does anyone even remember what anyone else in the band looks like? This would be as pathetic as STP without Scott Weiland or G&R without Axl Rose (Yes, I know about VR; they did new material and didn't call themselves G&R). I would mention the so-called "Sublime," but at least they have the excuse that their original vocalist died.

Living in Florida, we get a lot of 70's bands with one original member left who tour under the original name. I just look at them as very authentic-sounding tribute bands.

Steve in PA

February 2nd, 2010 at 9:34 AM ^

It's time to fade away with the boatload of cash they've made over the past few years. The video game licensing alone is more money than most of us will see over a lifetime.

Also agree with earlier posts that they haven't been good for a very long time. In the 80's and 90's they learned to put out a bunch of "formula songs" that were radio acceptable, but not actually good.