Estranged Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may resort to the courtroom to prevent the band appointing a new singer.
According to Billboard.com, Tyler’s attorney Skip Miller fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week, requesting that Aerosmith’s management “immediately cease and desist from engaging in acts and conduct to the harm and detriment of your own client, Aerosmith, and our client who is one of its members”.
In other words: stop approaching other top rock singers and asking them if they would like to replace Tyler as Aero-frontman.
“Steven Tyler does not want lawsuits,” said Miller. “We do not want to go in that direction. The direction we want is Aerosmith, with Steven Tyler, touring in Europe, touring Latin America, releasing a new album… This is the direction it’s all intended to go.
“It’s just amazing to me current management would be taking any other position.”
On behalf of Tyler, Miller has called a meeting of Aerosmith’s “shareholders” on February 9 to discuss the band’s future.
Aerosmith’s management declined comment