Aerosmith publicity shot; FL: Hamilton, Whitford, Tyler
Fresh off his departure as an American Idol judge, Steven Tyler – along with Aerosmith bandmates Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton – took to the media recently to explain just exactly why their upcoming new album had to be pushed back a couple of months even though the project had been all but finished. Marketing, perhaps?
Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension, was originally set for an August 28 release date but to the chagrin of sunset-of-their-life rockers everywhere, the record was pushed back to November 6.
In an interview with the Long Branch-Eatontown Patch, guitarist Brad Whitford says that the delay was “unfortunate” but in the end seemed all but necessary. As it turns out, the album’s first single, “Legendary Child,” was set to be released alongside G.I. Joe: Retaliation this summer as part of the film’s soundtrack but as several action film aficionados can angrily tell you, the movie has been pushed back until next year and with that, so was the album.
“The whole marketing campaign that went along with that and the album’s release went right down the toilet,” said Whitford. “So the record company wanted time for a whole new approach and they wanted to get a slot to release the album they thought would be good for it. It’ll be worth the wait.”
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was just as displeased with the process but in the end, took a minute and decided it was probably for the best, stating “I’m going to have to learn to live with it.”
And finally, keeping straight in line with his signature brand of slightly incoherent but thought out rhetoric, Tyler took to the airwaves on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS Cleveland to tell fans to fear not, the band was actually being considerate of their fellow rockers.
“Too many people are releasing those weeks,” said Tyler. “We don't wanna step on their release dates. So we just said, 'You know what?! We've got the goods… ain't no doubt about it. We'll wait another couple of months.'"
There you have it rock fans, it wasn’t the Cobras this time after all – blame it on Joe.