Steven Tyler in Rehab & Other Bad News

Bad news comes in three’s it would seem (all found on Blabbermouth.com per their respective links);

  1. Steven Tyler has reportedly checked himself into a rehab facility in Pasadena for ‘substance abuse’.   Although I usually joke about Aerosmith’s best material being when they were all doped up, I’m being serious when I say “Get better Steven.  You ain’t gettin’ any younger and we’d like to see you tour again”.   
  2. Former Phantom Blue guitarist Michelle Meldrum is in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital, although no reason is given as to why.  As you can imagine, her situation is very serious & her family is hoping for “a miracle” so that she might pull through.  Here’s hoping they get their wish.
  3. Original RUSH drummer John Rutsey has died – succumbing at only age 55 to a life long battle with Diabetes.  Rutsey is the drummer on one of the best songs RUSH ever did – “Working Man”, off their first self-titled album but was forced to drop out of the band due to health concerns.  In later years, his memory has often been overshadowed by his replacement, the legendary Neil Peart,  but true RUSH fans have never forgotten Rutsey, his body of work, or the fact that he was a founding member of their band.  Peace be with you, John.
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