Perry could keep it in the family. Steven Tyler's 32-year-old daughter Liv may not bear lips as big as her father's, or a voice as distinctive as her father's, or any special singing skills of which to speak, but she does share his last name. (Also -- squint hard and they kind of, sort of look alike.) And Liv shot to stardom after starring in the music video for Aerosmith's 1993 song "Crazy" alongside Alicia Silverstone. All that plus the whole DNA thing seems enough of a reason to pass her the mic.
Who can forget Silverstone gyrating in that sexy school girl outfit in the ultimate Aerosmith video trilogy: "Cryin'," "Crazy," and "Amazing?" "What you did to me took my breath away," indeed. Forget singing. If she sticks to that routine on stage, the band will sell out stadiums well into the next decade.
OK, we're slightly serious here. "American Idol" runner up Lambert was the one of the few people ABCNews.com readers thought might be up for the challenge. "Any guy with that sort of enthusiasm, attitude and passion would be able to rock Aerosmith's hits," T. Wilson, from Springfield, Tenn., said of the dark-haired, eyeliner-loving, leather-clad singer. But on the other hand, as a reader going by "Just a girl" noted, Lambert may not be well known enough. "The guy from 'American idol' w/ black hair that wears eyeliner," she wrote to ABCNews.com. "Can't remember his name."
He flexed his once mighty vocal muscles at the memorial service for his late King of Pop brother, Michael Jackson. He seems hungry for more time in the spotlight. Why not take that show on the road with Aerosmith?
Michael has a fantastic pop star voice. No, it's not Tyler's gritty growl, but it's got a charm all its own. And he does have an affinity for getting caught mid-sex act in public parks ... crooning "Love in an Elevator" doesn't seem so farfetched.
Radiohead's uber-serious frontman could maybe benefit from lightening up. Or, perhaps, he'd take Aerosmith in a completely different direction. We see a mashup of "OK Computer" and "Get a Grip" on the iTunes horizon.
Yeezy's got style and attitude Tyler could appreciate, plus he's always trying to do something different. Following up "808s & Heartbreak" with an Aerosmith album could be the move of the century.
If only to see Mr. Las Vegas himself snap his fingers and shimmy to "Walk This Way" on the stage of the Tropicana. That would be the stuff of legend.