Aerosmith Infighting Over Obama Meeting And Viral Photo

Author: Jim Johnson

Aerosmith‘s chance meeting with President Obama on a Florida runway last Friday (October 28th) has turned into an inner-band political issue. Aerosmith’s plane was blocked from taking off due to the President and Air Force One awaiting take-off on the same Orlando, Florida runway. Eventually, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were invited on the plane to meet Obama, who was in the state stumping for Hillary Clinton. Tyler tweeted the photo of the President and the “Toxic Twins,” stating: “No better way to finish a beautiful South American tour. From Aero Force One to Air Force One. . . the best Welcome Home ever.”

Joe Perry — a longtime republican — was equally thrilled with the meeting, telling, “We’re sittin’ on the runway, we’re lookin’ at Air Force One and we got out, took some pictures and the next thing you know, we’re on the plane being given a tour. This was the first time I’ve ever met a president, a seated president; it was pretty flipped out — and it was definitely worth the wait. It was one of those things where if we planned, something would’ve screwed up. But after a month in South America? Something like that? Hey — you know? The ‘Bad Boys from Boston’ you know? Steven and I have had some pretty cool adventures, but this one is right up there. . . It was pretty amazing to stand there in that conference room where so much has gone down over the years. Think about Colin Powell and all those guys. . .  (Henry) Kissinger and all them on that plane.”

Joey Kramer on his issues with Aerosmith and Obama:

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