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The Toxic Twins have been torn apart: Joe Perry has confirmed that Steven Tyler, the band’s lead singer since it formed in 1970, has left the group to go solo.

The lead guitarist of the ’80s hair outfit Tweeted Nov. 9, “Read on line st left band to do “brand Tyler”? That’s all I know but like I’ve said hasn’t called me in months.a bit cold forget us 4 guys.”

Joe’s Tweet followed an interview he gave last week about 61—year—old Steven’s disappearance.

“Steven quit as far as I can tell,” Joe, 59, told the Las Vegas Sun, Nov. 6. “I don’t know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.”

The pair wrote such rock classics as “Walk this Way” and “Love in an Elevator.”

Aerosmith previously fell apart in 1979, the original lineup reconvened in 1984, went to rehab and had a successful ’90s comeback.

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