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Morning click: Steven Tyler considers suing Aerosmith; Kanye West is back to blog ranting

Steven TylerSteven Tyler fights former bandmates (Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP)

In this morning's Click, we have the top non-Grammys headlines from this weekend... and it's kind of like hunting for a vegan option at the Cheesecake Factory:

- Ousted Aerosmith signer Steven Tyler, fresh off his solo tour of karaoke lounges and home improvement superstores, is pursuing legal avenues to prevent his old band from touring and recording without him. Billboard acquired a copy of a letter from Tyler's lawyer to Aerosmith's manager that orders the band to "cease and desist from engaging in acts and conduct to the harm and detriment of your own client, Aerosmith, and our client who is one of its members." As for actually suing the band, Tyler's attorney says "we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it."

- After a dry spell, Kanye West got back on the mic last week and did what he does best-- and no, I'm not talking about recording hit singles. Dude went on a spectacular blog rant like the Kanye we used to know (pre-Taylor Swift incident). The original post has been deleted, but Pitchfork's got the goods. Referencing "fashion bloggers" who "down our outfits," West says "we represent your inner child! The brutal honesty, the naivety, the brave warrior, the adrenaline that allows a mother to lift a car if her child was trapped under it!" He goes on to say, "There was a time when everybody dissed Michael Jackson every chance they could. Imagine the pressure of being a true icon." Could this rant really be about shutter shades?

- Dave Matthews Band has released a digital EP for Haitian relief. All sales from the EP, which includes unreleased live recordings, go toward relief efforts.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  February 1, 2010; 8:55 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift  
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