Not everyone is thrilled about Steven Tyler’s transition to country music. Including his former bandmate Joe Perry.
As lead guitarist and occasional vocalist for Aerosmith, Perry is more like family to Tyler. But that doesn’t mean he’s supportive of Tyler’s latest career choice, and he isn’t keeping his opinion to himself.
In an interview with USA Today, Perry commented on his friend’s new country song.
“Hey, if I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s okay, next.’ I’m not going to say anything else about that.”
He continued to comment on the transition, “Steven is in Nashville doing whatever he’s doing. He’s got a [bleeping] rhinestone cowboy hat going ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”
Not the kind of comment you want to hear from your longtime friend, right?
However, when TMZ caught up with Tyler at the airport to ask him about Perry’s remarks, he said they were on good terms, but he wasn’t surprised by the “jealousy”.
“That’s how they are. That’s why I’m doing a country record. It’s all right. You know what? Jealousy runs deep in this family.”
Do you think Perry or any other Aerosmith bandmates will respond? We’ll keep you updated if the story continues. For now watch Tyler’s music video for his latest country tune, “Red, White, and You” below.
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