Tune in to "CNN Newsroom" today (Wednesday, September 1) between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET to catch an interview with all five members of AEROSMITH. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford will all be there to discuss the band's current "Cocked, Locked & Ready to Rock" tour. In addition, the group will talk with longtime fan Jay Conroy, who recently attended his 100th AEROSMITH concert!If you miss the interview on "CNN Newsroom", you can catch it again later today on HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" at 5 p.m., 11 p.m., 2 a.m. or tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.! In a recent interview, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry touched upon the fact that singer Steven Tyler will be among the judges for the upcoming season of Fox's "American Idol", and hinted that the band's days might be numbered.
Perry told Cincinnati.com that Tyler's "Idol" gig is a done deal. "He told me just a couple of days ago he signed his papers to join the show," Perry said. "As far as he knew, everything (is) set to go. . . I think everybody's a little worn out. The tour is winding up, and we don't know when we will work again as a band. That part of it is up in the air, and it's starting to hit home."
Last summer, when the trouble with the band began in earnest after Tyler's fall from stage forced AEROSMITH to cancel their tour, Perry was optimistic that in the proper circumstances, the band could carry on. "I think that the band has to look at what it takes to do this gracefully," he said. "There's no reason why the band can't keep playing until we can't walk. There's just no reason. You just have to know that you can't do certain things anymore. You know, you can't do somersaults on stage, you can't do, you know, swing from ropes. But there are other things you can do that are just as entertaining — like sing, play."
AEROSMITH next plays on Thursday (September 2) in Cincinnati, with the tour wrapping up on September 16 in Vancouver.