According to Steven Tyler, the Gun N' Roses reunion might be due to him encouraging Axl Rose to open up to the idea. Speaking with Howard Stern, the Aerosmith front man said he did for Rose what Jon Bon Jovi did for him back when Tyler was in rehab and he and Joe Perry were on bad terms. Bon Jovi called him up and, according to Tyler, said, 'What the f%*k are you doing? The world needs you. We are out there ripping it up and everybody's asking for Aerosmith.' Tyler says he and Rose crossed paths a couple of times and he encouraged Axl to get beyond whatever differences he and Slash had for the sake of getting the band back together. The GNR crew was amused by the claim, tweeting the band '...would like to respectfully thank the many people taking credit for our upcoming shows and everything in between. Especially those whom we haven't spoken to in numerous years who, through the power of media, have somehow served a pivotal, even if non-existent role.'
Maybe Tyler and Rose should both talk with Jon about his split with Richie Sambora.