Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Pulls Out Of “Power Of Love” Gala Due To Health Issues

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will no longer be taking part in next month’s “Power Of Love” gala in Las Vegas, NV. The frontman pulled out of the event due to health issues.

Tyler’s manager Larry Rudolph commented:

“Steven’s doctors have instructed him to take care of himself, but he will be back this year.”

The frontman was set to be honored for his musical and philanthropy work during the event. The latter includes his Janie’s Fund charity.

This news comes after Aerosmith were forced to cancel several shows last year due to Tyler’s health issues. It also comes after the singer was recently accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the seventies.

Lawsuit Claims Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Sexually Assaulted A Minor During The Seventies

According to Rolling Stone, a woman named Julia Holcomb has filed a lawsuit against Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler after accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The incidents were said to have taken place between 1973 and 1976, while she was still a minor.

The lawsuit claims Holcomb’s mother gave Tyler guardianship over her when she was just 16. The two then engaged in a sexual relationship while she was in his custody. The suit does not mention Tyler by name, but it does include references to his memoir.

The complaint says Holcomb “was powerless to resist [Tyler’s] power, fame and substantial financial ability.” It also goes on to say that he “coerced and persuaded [her] into believing this was a ‘romantic love affair.’”

Holcomb says she met Tyler during Aerosmith’s 1973 show in Portland, OR. After the concert, the singer allegedly took Holcomb to a hotel and discussed her age, troubles at home, etc. He then “performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct” before a taxi took her home in the morning.

He also allegedly purchased a plane ticket so Holcomb could attend Aerosmith’s next show in Seattle, WA. That night, he was said to have performed more sexual acts on her, before sending her back home the following day.

In 1974, Tyler allegedly gained guardianship over Holcomb to make it easier to avoid criminal prosecution while traveling with her. The suit also claims that he promised Holcomb’s mother he would support her daughter by enrolling her in school and giving her medical care. However, instead of following through, he allegedly “continued to travel with, assault and provide alcohol and drugs to [her].”

On top of that, Holcomb also accused Tyler of having her get an abortion while she was pregnant with his son in 1975. The woman, who was 17 at the time, says he used an apartment fire as an excuse, citing smoke inhalation and a lack of oxygen to the fetus. However, a medical professional reportedly told her that the fire did not have an impact on her pregnancy.

Holcomb claims she didn’t want to go through with the abortion, but Tyler threatened to stop supporting her if she didn’t undergo the procedure. Shortly after the operation, she allegedly broke things off with Tyler and returned home.

She later became a devout Catholic, got married, and tried to disregard her time with Tyler until he mentioned their relationship in his memoir. Holcomb says the book resulted in “involuntary infamy” and tried to paint an abusive situation as a “romantic, loving relationship.”

The relationship and the fire were both mentioned in Tyler’s autobiography and in Aerosmith’s autobiography. The abortion was referenced in the band’s book as well. The suit also says that Holcomb’s name is in the memoir’s acknowledgments.

This news comes after Holcomb previously discussed her alleged relationship with Tyler with a number of far-right outlets. This includes an anti-abortion site called Lifesitenews and Tucker Carlson’s show. She also talked about her experience in the 2021 documentary “Look Away.”

Notably, Holcomb’s lawsuit was filed right before the December 31 deadline for California’s Child Victims Act.

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform With Eminem At Rock And Roll Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Last night (November 5), Eminem performed “Sing For The Moment” live with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of that below. For those unaware, the track features a sample from Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” On another note, the rapper was also joined by Ed Sheeran for a performance of “Stan.”

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” With Paul McCartney

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler joined Paul McCartney onstage during his June 28 show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a performance of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” You can see footage of that below:

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) & Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar”

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) have recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” for the “Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound” compilation album, which is set to be released September 28. That effort was put together by Rodney Hall, who wanted to pay tribute to his late father Rick Hall and his studio FAME.

[via Blabbermouth]

Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler’s “Out On A Limb” Documentary To Receive World Premiere At Nashville Film Festival

According to Variety, a new Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) documentary called “Steven Tyler: Out On A Limb” will be the opening night film at the Nashville Film Festival on May 10. On top of that, Nashville Mayor David Briley has decided to declare that date “Steven Tyler Day” as well. Furthermore, the singer will also be performing with The Loving Mary Band at The Woods at Fontanel on May 12. A few days after that show, on May 15, Momentum Pictures will release the film on VOD and digital HD. Tyler commented:

“Nashville is a key part of my musical journey and has had an influential place in my career, so this recognition from the city is a tremendous honor. I’m also so touched that the Nashville Film Festival selected Steven Tyler: Out On A Limb to kick off opening night of this year’s event with our world premiere.”

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Announces Solo North American/European Tour

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has announced a solo North American/European tour. The Loving Mary Band will serve as his backing group on this run.

Tour Dates:

06/12 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
06/18 New York, NY – SummerStage in Central Park
06/21 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
06/24 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
06/27 Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino Hotel
06/30 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
07/07 Naperville, IL – Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest
07/11 Calgary, AB – Cowboys Stampede Tent
07/15 Sion, Switzerland – Sion Sous Les Etoiles Festival
07/18 Trieste, Italy – Trieste Piazza Unita D’Italia
07/24 Barolo, Italy – Collisioni Festival, Piazza Colbert
07/27 Rome, Italy – Rome Cavea
07/30 Madrid, Spain – Teatro Real
08/02 Marbella, Spain – Starlite Festival
08/07 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town