Steven Tyler will be replaced in Aerosmith, says Joe Perry

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Aerosmith will soon be replacing their lead singer,  Steven Tyler, who was recently admitted to rehab for prescription drug addiction and faces surgery to repair performance injuries.

Joe Perry admits that the band is looking for an established singer. No newbies need apply.

"We're already getting the word out there. The word's been out there for a while. After my [Canadian] tour, we'll start having some auditions, making some phone calls," he told Darryl Sterdan of the QMI Agency. "Hopefully, we'll have found a new singer by the summer, and Aerosmith will be able to go back out on the road."