BOSTON (CBS) – Steven Tyler says he is the reason that Aerosmith has been so successful all these years.
In an interview that will air Sunday on ’60 Minutes’ (WBZ-TV 7 p.m.) Tyler admits he has, at times, been harsh and a bit of a taskmaster towards the rest of his band mates.
But he also claims that he’s the reason the band has been around for 40 years.
“I’m going to be big-headed right now, okay? I think my perfectionism and my bustin’ everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is today. In the end, I get a real good song. In the end, I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good,” Tyler tells Lara Logan.
The band didn’t really disagree with him.
“When you ask what makes the band great, I think that it’s a combination of all of us, Steven making it greater,” says Joey Kramer.
Brad Whitford goes even further. “[Making the band great] takes somebody so over the top and in our case with our lead singer, Steven Tyler, who’s this amazingly gifted musician.”
“This band’s better than it’s ever been. It’s not because I’m old now and the band’s been around forever and it’s our last tour. Bull&*%#! It’s because this band is that good,” Tyler said.
Aerosmith was formed in Boston back in 1970.