Joe Perry Weighs In on Steven Tyler's Country Music Career

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry apparently isn’t too happy with bandmate Steven Tyler’s new career as a country artist.

Perry made it clear to USA Today that he’s unimpressed by Tyler’s first two releases in the genre: “Love Is Your Name” and its patriotic followup, “Red, White & You,” which he released last month.

“Hey, if I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s okay, next,’ ” Perry told USA Today. “I’m not going to say anything else about that.”

“Steven is in Nashville doing whatever he’s doing,” he added. “He’s got a rhinestone cowboy hat going, ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”

Tyler has said his Aerosmith bandmates are “not happy” about his solo career. The recording of his debut album, which is due later this year, caused the band to scrap most of its 2016 tour plans, according to guitarist Brad Whitford.

Perry, meanwhile, is spending time with his own side-project, the Hollywood Vampires, which features Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper. The band played at last night’s Grammy Awards, where they performed their new single, “As Bad As I Am,” before launching into Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” in tribute to Motörhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister, shown below. The video begins with Dave Grohl’s tribute to Kilmister. The performance begins at 1:30.