You seem to be quoting that comment of Richies an awful lot, so let me ask you this: have you thought there may be a reason why Jon is making it hard for him to come back? Do you honestly believe Richie is begging to come back and Jon is just folding his arms and stomping his feet and saying no for no reason? I mean really? He's just doing this cos he's an asshole? Cos he's a terrible bully that is sooo mean to poor innocent Richie?(Which would then beg the question why would he want to come back?!!)<quoted text>
This would make for great discussion. Steven and Joe's relationship has always been stormy and complicated. Aerosmith is truly a band they split all monies 5 equal ways. It has been like this from day one. When Steven showed up at Joe's solo gig, he mainly did it to piss Joe off and he did. Steven had his GF Erin with him that night and that was more fuel for the fire.
I cannot see any situation where Richie will just walk on stage. In spite of what the Brothers Grimm have been preaching since day one, Jon is not letting Richie come back. Richie even said so. He also said the fans are not getting their monies worth. BJ is not a band it is a cooperation and the CEO is Jon. It would be hard to compare the BJ situation to a normal band. It is my belief that BJ only claims to be a brotherhood. Steven and Joe truly are brother's. I would say Richie would be kept off.
At the end of the day I don't think he's stopping Richie from coming back at all. Every thing everyone has said in the camp, and jons own words, is saying the opposite. I just can't see a honest to god good reason as to why he would stop someone from coming back.