On Howard Stern's SiriusXM show this week, Steven Tyler took his god-given share of the credit for Guns N' Roses long-awaited real reunion this year. Recalling a chance meeting sometime between one and three years ago, Tyler informed Stern, "I said, 'You need to get the fuck back together again soon, because we all miss you.' Same thing someone said to me when Joe [Perry, Aerosmith guitarist] and I were fighting."
And GN'R is super thankful—that they have the chance to burn the 67-year-old rocker through the magic of social media:
"There's a place and time, where if you don't [reunite], you're gonna miss it. And in another four or five years, no one's even gonna know who they were or care if they were on tour. ... I have such a huge ego about keeping the fire and the music together, because if people come up to me and say, 'Dude, I got laid to your music,' or a woman comes up and says, 'We got married to your songs'—you had something to do with the fabric of people. Guns N' Roses had something to do with the fabric of humans on this planet."
And the man stitching that fabric, from his big hammock in the skies of rock and roll deities, was Steven "Sweet Emotion" Tyler. JK buddy—but seriously, ya burnt.