Back In The Saddle Again
From page 14 of Classic Rock Magazine March 1999
Tour plans and re-issued album the real story!
C ontrary to the news item that we ran in the last issue, Classic Rock Lcan now reveal the real plans for Aerosmith this year, and clear up the mystery surrounding the cancelled tour dates.
Far from being tired of being on the road the current Aerosmith tour kicked off in Britain in May 1997 it transpires that vocalist Steven Tyler has been suffering from a knee injury since smashing a microphone stand against it onstage in the US last April, damaging his anterior cruciate ligament. This resulted in the band cancelling their European tour last year.
Unfortunately, drummer Joey Kramer was then involved in a further accident; he suffered severe burns when his car caught fire. This resulted in the 'Smiths tour being put back even further, until they resumed dates in the US last September.
Then, at the start of 1999, the band were forced to take another short break when Tyler had to return to hospital for more surgery on his knee. We now understand that the plan, once Tyler is fit, is for the band to begin recording material for their next album, the follow-up to the squillion-selling 'Nine Lives'.
According to sources, they will be touring again this year. And with 'Nine Lives' being re-released in the UK in May with the added bonus of featuring their recent No.1 single, 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'we would say a return trip to Britain was a distinct possibility. Meanwhile, Classic Rock would like to apologise for any misunderstandings that our previous item may have caused and take this opportunity to wish the boys from Aerosmith all the best in their future endeavours.