Aerosmith Reveal Terrible Fight After Drug Meltdown

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Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford discussed the band becoming ‘overstimulated’ with the drug scene, and how a ‘little fight’ led to Joe Perry exiting the band in the 1979, though Steven Tyler said in his book that he fired Perry.

“In that period we had been overworked and overstimulated with the whole drug scene and stuff,” Whitford said in a new WTOP interview. “We were a little shattered there and it was just a little fight that was silly. Joe was like, ‘I gotta get out of here.’ To him, it seemed like things were going downhill. … Joe was working on the Joe Perry Project, which I worked with him on that. … We got back together in ’83 or ’84, the wounds were healed and we said, ‘Let’s just try this again.’ And it worked!”

Aerosmith are back on the road, but one member is temporarily absent for a sad reason. The band played in National Harbor, Maryland last night, and below is the setlist.

Setlist:
The Train Kept A-Rollin’ (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
Eat the Rich
Rag Doll
Last Child
Sweet Emotion
Hangman Jury
Seasons of Wither
Stop Messin’ Around (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Cryin’
Livin’ on the Edge
Same Old Song and Dance
What It Takes
Love in an Elevator
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Toys in the Attic

Encore:
Dream On (with “Darkness” snippet intro)
Walk This Way