Sunday, February 6, 2011

Joe Perry says he is not leaving Aerosmith

When Aerosmith regrouped late last month with co-writer Marti Frederiksen, to begin writing sessions for their next album, guitarist Joe Perry was notably absent.

Billboard reported that Perry was unable to attend the sessions due to an unspecified commitment and, according to Frederiksen, his bandmates were "missing" him.

Those inside Aerosmith’s inner circle may be hip to things, but Perry felt the need to clear the air about his status with the band these days; he replied to several questions from fans via Twitter to explain his side of the story.

Here’s a look at Perry’s tweets on the subject:

I am in Aerosmith. I am not going anywhere.The band isn't writing any more.It was only for 8 days.If ya need a jolt get my last solo CD 9:48 PM Feb 4th via Twitter for iPhone

There's nothing to make up. We are brothers we have been texting back n forth since the tour ended. It's a bunch of BS 9:52 PM Feb 4th via Twitter for iPhone

It was only an 8 day writing session that got blown outta proportion. Asmith will resume in the Spring to finish the new CD Friday, February 04, 2011 10:15:23 PM via Twitter for iPhone

Asmith and I will be writing in the Spring. The guys only got together for 8 days.I had previous plans could not get out of. Friday, February 04, 2011 10:23:57 PM via Twitter for iPhone

So let's get this straight.I am not leaving ASmith.I will be writing on the new CD.Just could not make the Lst 8 day writing stint.alls well 11:04 PM Feb 4th via Twitter for iPhone

all rumors. don't worry bout a thing.ASmith lives on n I am in it. It's my band.Tom and I formed it in 1969.It's the 5of us 11:15 PM Feb 4th via Twitter for iPhone

Steven and I text all of the time.He's my brother in arms just like Brad, Joey, and Tom r.Everything else is a rumor about 11:00 AM Feb 5 via Twitter for iPhone

I have NO intentions of putting out SOLO CD be4 the new ASmith CD.That's priority,although I am always writing on my own. about 11:00 AM Feb 5 via Twitter for iPhone

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