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Aerosmith is Putting a Wrap on 50 Years with Final Tour, One Member Missing, and Steven Tyler’s Health, Legal Problems in Question


Aerosmith is saying goodbye after 50 years.

The Boston-based band will have one final tour in the fall, starting in September and playing Beantown in Boston on New Year’s Eve and finished the touring in Montreal on January 24th.. The tour is called “Peace Out.”

But peace is not assured as all members will not be on the road. Drummer Joey Kramer is already out because of health issues and disagreements with the rest of the group.

The group’s famous leader, Steven Tyler, also has significant health issues that he’s been working on for about a year. Always troubled by substance abuse, Tyler has been recovering in Los Angeles after going to rehab. Tyler is also dealing with a lawsuit from a former lover, an underage girl who he had an affair with an aborted pregnancy in the early 1970s. (He actually wrote about it in his memoir, which doesn’t help.)

Nevertheless, Tyler is one of our great rock stars, and it would be sensational to see him and Joe Perry in action one more time. Aerosmith hasn’t recorded a a new album in over a decade. It would be swell if they could add to their enormous number of hits with one blow out collection of new songs.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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