Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vintage Aerosmith finally coming to iTunes

Classic Aerosmith is finally coming to iTunes.

The New York Post reports iTunes has signed a groundbreaking deal to add never-before-released digital versions of Aerosmith’s classic music to the service.

Apple and Columbia Records are expected to announce today that Aerosmith recordings between 1973 and 1987 will be available on iTunes on September 6.

Aerosmith, fronted by lead singer Steven Tyler, has had its newer works available on iTunes but its management had never been able to come to a deal over its classic recordings, which include “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion,” among many others recorded over two decades.

Aerosmith will reap millions from the new deal, according to music industry sources.

Other bands have voiced concerns about making individual songs available on iTunes, including Kid Rock, Garth Brooks, Def Leppard and AC/DC.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Aerosmith’s album sales rose 260 percent in the weeks since Tyler became a judge on American Idol.

The band is currently writing and recording its first album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo.”

Tyler, who was judging auditions in Savannah, Ga., last week, has also benefited from his stint on the show.

His autobiography, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You,” is currently No. 4 in its category on

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