He mentioned, whereas doing press to advertise his solo band, The Joe Perry Mission: “It was simply taking Aerosmith so lengthy to get that album out, and I used to be so fed up with that as a result of within the meantime all throughout the summer time we performed these gigs and couldn’t play any of the brand new materials as a result of it wasn’t prepared.
“As a substitute we had to return and do the identical outdated songs.
“It got here right down to I known as up Tom Hamilton and mentioned, ‘It’s off, I simply don’t suppose I’m going to have the ability to go on the highway with you this time, I’m going to stay with my very own solo factor and I can’t put up with it anymore.’ That was the final official phrase I mentioned to the group.”
In 2011 he echoed these sentiments, telling The Guardian: “Once I first give up the band I assumed, ‘What the f**okay?’
“‘I will simply exit and tour.’ However going solo is loads of work. That was a giant studying course of.