Don't start lining up for those Aerosmith farewell tour tickets just yet.
Although frontman Steven Tyler made the group's goodbye sound like a done deal in a recent Rolling Stone interview, Joe Perry tells Guitar World that while it's certainly been discussed there are no firm plans for the band to bow out just yet.
"It's one of many thing we've talked about as a band, but I don't know if it's the end," Perry says. "We take it from album to tour and day to day. It's the same philosophy we've always had."
Perry adds that even if Aerosmith decides to call it a day, it'll take a while before the group takes its final bows:
"It could go on for two years. There are still a lot of places we haven't played yet that we want to play. More to follow -- just put it that way."
Perry's words echo what fellow guitarist Brad Whitford told us recently, when he said
"We're starting to look at next year. We keep talking about doing what we may call a farewell tour but, y'know, based on the KISS approach that could go on for three to five years."
Tyler is in the midst of a tour promoting his first solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere, which comes out July 15. Perry is on the road with the all-star Hollywood Vampires, Whitford and Ted Nugent singer Derek St. Holmes have reunited their Whitford/St. Holmes band and bassist Tom Hamilton will be playing some anniversary shows with Thin Lizzy. Drummer Joey Kramer, meanwhile, is working on his coffee brand.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.