Having - through no fault of their own - let down fans while Steve Tyler's broken bones healed, it's wonderful to see that Aerosmith are pulling themselves back on stage for the people who really matter: a corporate for Oracle:
The group will perform a private concert next week at a San Francisco convention sponsored by Oracle Corp, the software giant run by billionaire Larry Ellison.
"Aerosmith is a go," Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said.
You can't let down the guys at the convention; some of them will have been waiting for months looking forward to the moment when Aerosmith cash the large cheque after playing a half-arsed set to a barely-interested room of people waiting for that guy from Idaho to get drunk enough to propose an illicit, convention-based fumble.
In other Aerosmith news, Joe Perry is striking out with a solo career in case Tyler's hips are no longer up to it full-time. That he's not felt the need to make a solo record in the last forty years might suggest just how compelling this is all going to be.