Rocker Steven Tyler, who has severed ties with his Aerosmith bandmates Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer, admitted that they shared 'complicated relationship' but he enjoyed their company. He said that he hopes to bring back the joy of recording and performing together.
“It's one of the most dysfunctional bands on the planet, yet we've kept together. Why? That's the question - why? - and my book tells it. I wanted the world to know, yes, I fight with Joe Perry, but when we get together in a room we write songs that have greased generations. 'Walk This Way,' 'Sweet Emotion,' 'Dream On,' 'Jaded'... there's magic there," the rocker told Contactmusic explaining the reasons for writing his autobiography, 'Walk This Way'.
“And I hope the book pushes a few buttons in the band and jump-starts some maybe lying, dormant enthusiasm. The funny thing about the band is when we're on stage, we're different animals. We're right back to the same people we were when we were in the studio writing. It's like the five right keys that opened the lock of what-it-is-ness," he added.
Steven Tyler revealed that he is planning to bring the band together for his dad's 95th birthday and discuss the possibility of reuniting. “Well, I sent Joe a bunch of songs and he sent me a bunch of licks. We've e-mailed back and forth with each other. All I need is a few good licks; that's the way 'Walk This Way' was written, one of Joe Perry's licks, and I grabbed the ball and ran with it, and that's all it takes sometimes. We're getting together for my father's birthday - he'll be 95 - in May and I'm gonna have a band meeting at which time we're gonna settle a lot of the tumult that's been going on in the last year between lawyers and managers... As John Lennon said, time for a new broom to sweep things clean, dahling!" Billboard magazine quoted him as saying.