Now Sammy Hagar Rumored To Join Aerosmith and We Name The Perfect Replacement
But the validity of this source was questioned when Classic Rock contacted Hagar's manager, John Carter, and told him that they had it on good authority that Sammy was joining Aerosmith. Carter responded: "Good authority must mean The Enquirer because his Led Zep gig conflicts with the Aerosmith job.... Seriously, Sam is very happy to be going into the studio with Chickenfoot to start the second album in April." You can read their full report here
Guitarist Joe Perry has gone on record that the band was looking for a "big name" singer, but if we could add our two cents to the discussion, might we suggest a lesser known singer by the name of Drew Stiles. While his isn't a household name, he has a strong music pedigree; his dad was a sideman for music greats like James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennet. Aside from his mellower solo material, Drew fronts the group Yummy who gave us the exceptional debut album, elegante, where they produced some impressive music that covered a lot of musical territory from funk to rock to melodic rock to power pop and even hip-hop, but the reason we suggest Drew is that his voice is the closest we've heard to Steven Tyler. While he is not a clone, he could do a credible job filling in for Steven while he sorts out what he needs to sort out and bring a new dynamic to the band while they are at it. You can listen to a few songs from elegante and see if you think he would be a good fit. - Hear it here.