And just when the band was hitting its artistic stride! Looks like Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has parted ways with his bandmates, according to an inside source. Said source: Joe Perry, who talked to The Las Vegas Sun:

‚ÄúSteven quit as far as I can tell,‚ÄĚ Perry said from his Boston home. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don‚Äôt know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ

Earlier, Tyler told the U.K. magazine Classic Rock that he needed to work on "Brand Tyler." Sadly, the last time we saw Brand Tyler in action, it looked like this: