AEROSMITH Hint The End Is Near is reporting that AEROSMITH have hinted their touring days may soon be over, after recognizing that they're not going to "live forever". The band admit their hectic schedule, which included a U.S. tour with LENNY KRAVITZ at the end of last year, is becoming increasingly hard to sustain and they are looking at life beyond music.

Guitarist Joe Perry says, "We're definitely closer to the end than to the beginning, and the number of times that we are going to play is a finite number. When you're young or even middle-aged, you figure that you're going to live forever and you don't care. But it's different when you get to the end of it. First of all it's pretty strange to have a rock band when you're this age, and even stranger to have one with this much energy. You can go out there and walk through this stuff, but we always try to keep the edge."

In the same inteerview, Perry reveals that he decided to quit AEROSMITH in 1979 because he was so ashamed of his inability to honour the rockers' loyal fanbase.

Perry, who rejoined the band five years later (1984), was suffering from a well-publicized drug problem and was fed up with AEROSMITH's unreliable behaviour letting people down.

He says, "There's a contract that you have with your audience that every band is sworn to. When someone out there works a nine to five job all week and they decide to spend the money that they've earned on your band then you have to deliver. Whether it's making an album or that person coming to see you in concert, you have an agreement with each other that they believe in you and you have to give them that reason to believe. At the end of the 1970s, we got really stupid and lazy. We were making mistakes that a band of our class shouldn't be making. We were breaking our contract with the people that believed in us and when you can't keep up your end of the bargain then that's when you call it a day and that's exactly what I did."


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