Think Tyler Quit Aerosmith? Dream On!

Singer shows up at bandmate's show and takes the stage

By Greg Wilson
|  Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Think Tyler Quit Aerosmith? Dream On!

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Steven Tyler says he's not leaving Aerosmith.

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Calm down, everybody: Steven Tyler is NOT quitting Aerosmith.

After days of speculation that Tyler was quitting the band after 40 years, the wrinkly rock-n-roll singer showed up at a New York concert by guitarist Joe Perry's side band and stormed the stage, according to Rolling Stone.

“I just want New York to know, I am not leaving Aerosmith,” Tyler said to a relieved crowd at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. “Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors. But I, mother-----, am the rainbow!”

With that, the Joe Perry Project launched into “Walk This Way” with Tyler on lead vocals.

Rumors of Tyler's exit started after Tyler told a reporter he planned to pursue solo projects following a Nov. 1 concert in Abu Dhabi. Bandmates had not been in contact with Tyler for weeks prior to the show, and there was speculation they were ticked off at him after he forced the cancelation of a summer tour. Tyler was injured when he fell on stage in August, but the band thought he had recovered sufficiently to continue.

Just two days ago, Perry said the band planned to recruit a new singer.

"Aerosmith is positively looking for a new singer to work with," Perry tweeted. "You can't just take 40 years of experience and throw it in the bin."

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