Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were pretty inseparable for a large part of their career, but not so much in recent years. Perry has been pretty vocal about his dislike for Tyler’s extracurricular activities, like hosting American Idol. The guitarist even hip-checked his singer into the crowd at an Aerosmith show a few years back. Now that Tyler is committed to making a country record that will be out later this year, Perry, unsurprisingly, isn’t too psyched about it. Talking to USA Today, he says that Tyler’s first single from the album, “Red White & You,” is “okay.”
“Hey, if I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘it’s ok, next,’ Perry tells USA Today. “I’m not going to say anything else about that. Steven is in Nahsville doing whatever he’s doing. He’s got a 9bleeping0 rhinestone cowboy hat going ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”
Yep, doesn’t sound like he’s too keen on Tyler’s new sound. That being said, it took 11 years for Aerosmith to record an album after 2001’s Just Push Play, and Music From Another Dimension wasn’t popular with Aerosmith fans or the record buying public, so if Tyler’s country solo album takes off, it could be the end of the band. Perry, for his part, is playing the Grammys tonight with Hollywood Vampires, his band with Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum.
If you want a chance to hear what a Steven Tyler country song sounds like, here you go: