Monday, February 15, 2010
Dope or Nope
Rumor has it that Aerosmith is looking for a new lead singer. This seems to be "the in thing" with a number of bands in recent years - INXS had a freakin' reality show to determine its lead singer for crying out loud! The Cars tried to "re-invent" themselves as "The New Cars" a few years ago. And who could forget about the many iterations of Van Halen.
Aerosmith may be a little different, though. This band has been together for nearly 40 years at this point, and has, for the most part, had the same front-man. Now that Steven Tyler has apparently fallen off the deep end, Joe Perry and company are ready to throw that all out the window (really guys, after 40 years?!?!?).
Here's the thing. Can this band really go on calling themselves Aerosmith at this point without Steven Tyler? I mean, shouldn't they change their names at the very least? What do you guys think of this?