By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated November 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has denied reports that the band is eyeing Venezuela-based singer Paul Gillman as a potential replacement for frontman Steven Tyler. “If somebody was coming in, I think one of the other guys in the band would have at least texted me his name,” Perry quipped to EW when asked about the rumors on the American Music Awards red carpet. The Boston Globe cited “word out of South America” yesterday suggesting that Aerosmith plans to audition Gillman. –Reporting by Whitney Pastorek

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