Chris Daughtry On Joe Perry’s Hasty Attempt To Kick Out Steven Tyler

Chris Daughtry recently joined The Dave Rickards Podcast and discussed why he couldn’t accept Joe Perry’s ‘hasty attempt’ to replace Stevin Aerosmith.

The singer first shared how an unexpected call from Perry in 2009 startled him:

“I get this random call from Joe Perry. Joe Perry and Steven were apparently at odds with each other. It was all in the news; this isn’t private information. I think this was right when Steven Tyler was going on ‘American Idol’ and they weren’t touring together.”

Daughtry then carried on by recalling how he thought someone was pranking him by pretending to be Joe but, apparently, the guitarist had no time for any jokes, as he hastily delved into an offer:

“I think it was like a public breakup sort of thing. Joe Perry calls me. I’m, like, ‘First of all, I didn’t know Joe Perry had my number. This is incredible.’ I thought it was a joke at first, but he didn’t even take time to, like, ‘How’re you doing?’ He just went into his reason for calling me.”

‘Home’ singer then revealed how Perry wanted to kick Steven out and recruit him in the frontman’s place:

“[Joe said] ‘And I don’t know what Steven’s doing, but we [Aerosmith] wanna work. How would you feel about hitting the road with us? You’ve got some cool songs we could play too.’ And I was, like, ‘Uh…’ I was speechless. First of all, I don’t consider myself any caliber of singer that Steven Tyler is as far as I would not be able to tackle those songs the way Steven Tyler tackles them.”

Chris, in the end, disclosed why he really feared replacing Steven in Aerosmith:

“He is irreplaceable, in my mind. Furthermore, Steven Tyler’s alive. This whole fear of pissing off one of my heroes was just looming, and I was, like, ‘There’s no way I can do this, Joe.”

Aerosmith’s ‘breakup‘ in 2009 was due to several reasons but mainly originated from Steven taking on a new duty as an ‘American Idol’ judge and his wish to focus on his ‘solo‘ career. The band then, led by Perry, started looking for ‘new singers.’ However, in the end, when Tyler’s representatives threatened the act not to collab with any new frontman, Joe’s search for new blood halted.

Today, however, things seem to be much better as the guitarist recently expressed how they’d been better than ever with Steven, signaling that the pair, also known as the Toxic Twins, managed to put past differences behind them.