Aerosmith To Headline Upcoming UK Festival
Posted on Fri Feb 19, 2010 04:38 PM PDT

tyler200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Despite rumors that they're breaking up, Aerosmith will be headlining the Download Festival scheduled for June 11-13 at Donning Park in Leicestershire, England.

But many are wondering, with all the reported drama between lead singer Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, will Tyler be joining the band for the show?

Download promoter Andy Copping believes so. He tells MTV news "There's no Aerosmith without Steven Tyler. There's no point in entertaining anything other than (with) Steven Tyler."

Copping adds that booking the band without Tyler was "never part of the conversation" with Aerosmith's management.

It was last August that Tyler and Perry's relationship went south following Tyler's fall off the stage during a show, which eventually sent the lead singer to rehab for an addiction to pain killers. Since it had been Tyler's second rehab visit in just two years, rumors began to surface that Aerosmith was ready to move on with a new frontman.

According to the band's drummer Joey Kramer, the drama is behind them. He recently tweeted "Aerosmith is back!" Whether it's back with Tyler, we'll have to wait and see.

Tyler released a statement on the Download Festival's website saying, "In the early days of Aerosmith we were infected with the vibe coming out of the UK with the Yardbirds, Blues Breakers, Pretty Things and the Stones and we wanted what they had bad. So baby, we're coming home. Rock & Roll can be pure sex and we can't wait to Download..."

The above statement, that includes the word "we", may say it all.

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