aerosmith picniked Joe Perry Says Hes Still In Aerosmith

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Joe Perry has fired back at rumors that he has walked away from his post as the lead guitarist in Aerosmith. Word of Perry’s possible departure began to spread in recent months with reports that the band got together for recording sessions without Perry.

In a string of messages on Twitter, Perry affirmed that he is still in the band and explained that the other members had merely gotten together for a series of writing sessions.

“I am in[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] AEROSMITH[/lastfm]. I am not going anywhere. The band isn’t writing anymore. It was only for eight days. AEROSMITH and I will be writing in the spring. The guys only got together for eight days.”

“There’s nothing to make up. We are brothers we have been texting back and forth since the tour ended. It’s a bunch of B.S. It was only an eight-day writing session that got blown outta proportion. We are looking forward to the next CD,” he adds.

Perry continued on to speak about his rocky relationship with Steven Tyler, saying that they are in constant contact.

“[Singer] Steven [Tyler] and I text all of the time. He’s my brother in arms, just like Brad [Whitford, guitar], Joey [Kramer, drums] and [bassist] Tom [Hamilton are]. Everything else is a rumor. Don’t worry bout a thing. AEROSMITH lives on [and] I am in it. It’s my band. Tom and I formed it in 1969. It’s the five of us.”

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