One of the longest-lasting partnerships in rock seems to be dissolving like so much Wicked Witch of the West this morning, as Steven Tyler, the skeletal lead singer of Boston hard-rock outfit Aerosmith, has apparently left the band. Comments made by guitarist Joe Perry over the weekend indicate that Tyler has set off on his own, to work on “the brand of myself – Brand Tyler.” Yes, because there’s nothing more marketable then a manorexic yowler who can barely walk without a cane. Good decision there, man. The band had recently played a show in Abu Dhabi (the Wisconsin State Fair of absurdly rich Middle Eastern countries) but has cancelled the rest of their tour. You know what? I always hated Aerosmith so this is good news for me.