Aerosmith's Steven Tyler willing to
take a pay cut to play with AC/DC.
How many of you classic rock fans out there would jump at the chance of catching three of the most prolific bands of that era? Well, it looks like a quartet of Boston rockers has the same idea.
More than forty years after they started, Aerosmith still have some items left on their bucket list, including tours with Van Halen and AC/DC.
The Bean Town legends will join headliners Van Halen as part of The Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia next Saturday, April 20.
“I'm really looking forward to it,” guitarist Joe Perry tells Rolling Stone. “There's been talk about us co-headlining for years. But they're one of those bands that do a cycle then split, so it's been really hard.”
The two groups previously performed on the same bill at festivals in the 1970s, including Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on July 1, 1978, and the California World Music Festival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 8, 1979.
“I would take a pay cut to play with AC/DC,” says Steven Tyler. “It's one of my last things to do, go on tour with them. I don't really care about the money, and I don't care about some great review. It's more about the fans – it's always been about them.”
Although us here in the states will have to catch a plane in order to catch the festivities, we always have the eventual videos, such as this jam below featuring the Aerosmith frontman along with the hometown boys from down under.