Joe Perry Reflects on Friendship with Steven Tyler as Aerosmith Nears “Peace Out” Tour

Despite all of the drama surrounding Aerosmith’s career, Joe Perry says he and singer Steven Tyler will always be best buddies.

“This is no bulls***, man, he’s probably my best friend through all of it,” Perry tells Classic Rock. “We just know we’re different people. Even through the 70s, we were the ones that would go off on a scuba diving trip together.” 

Perry concedes that when Tyler was asked to judge American Idol, he had his reservations.

“Holy s***, we’re gonna have to plan the band’s career around that,” Perry remembered. “But god bless him, not everybody gets the chance to do that, so it was, ‘Go for it, man.’”

Aerosmith is set to kick off the band’s final tour September 2 in Philadelphia. A complete list of dates can be found at

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