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Joe Perry 'can't imagine' life after Aerosmith farewell tour

Aerosmith guitarist says he's not ready to draw the curtain on band's career – despite frontman Steven Tyler saying farewell tour could come in 2017

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says he has to hold his breath whenever frontman Steven Tyler does an interview on his own.

The vocalist recently repeated his view that Aerosmith could go on one final farewell tour in 2017 – a statement Perry responded to by saying he hopes for a few more years with the band at least.

Now Perry has opened up further on his hopes for the group's future, saying he can never imagine a time when he's not on stage with the band.

Perry tells Rolling Stone: "I always hold my breath whenever Steven does an interview on his own." And on their 2017 plans, he adds: "It could be the last. But it's really hard for me to imagine a last gig. Sorry.

"The band gets better and better. It will probably be called the final tour, but I play every night like it's the last show anyway. Calling it that will definitely give a different flavour to this. And who knows what's in the stars."

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think I'm not going to look over and see Brad Whitford and see Steven out there. It's really hard for me to imagine that."

Tyler admitted last month that any farewell tour could last "forever."

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