In a recent interview on VH1’s “That Metal Show”, Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford revealed that the band considered hiring former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar as a replacement for their lead singer Steven Tyler, whose relapse into drug use and onstage injury led the band to cancel a U.S. tour and push back work on a new album back in 2010.
“We had to talk about it — maybe we could put a different name on it and bring somebody else in? We spoke to Sammy and he was really excited about it. I love Sammy. It was like, ‘Oh, man, this would be so cool!’ But it all started to come back together on its own.”
Despite his ongoing drug use, Tyler and the rest of his bandmates in Aerosmith did in fact settle their differences, and they are releasing a new album on November 6th called Music From Another Dimension.