Monday, July 23, 2012

Aerosmith guitarist explains new album delay

Aerosmith will release their new album, “Music From Another Dimension,” on November 6.

Produced by Jack Douglas, the project is the band’s first album of new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play.”

It was originally scheduled for an August 28 street date, but things changed for a number of reasons.

“It’s unfortunate,” guitarist Brad Whitford tells the Long Branch-Eatontown Patch. “We were going to have the song ‘Legendary Child’ as part of a movie soundtrack that was going to come out this summer and the movie [“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”] was delayed to next year, so the whole marketing campaign that went along with that and the album’s release went right down the toilet. 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.”

Whitford’s comments follow those of singer Steven Tyler, who told the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS Cleveland last month that “Too many people [other notable recording artists] are releasing [new albums] those weeks [in late summer]. 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.'"

Currently out on the road with their Global Warming tour, bassist Tom Hamilton revealed his frustration at the situation.

“It’s really difficult to wait until November to put this record out,” said Tom. “I mean, finally – after all these years – we have this record and it’s done. It’s been mastered. It’s ready to be unleashed but it has to remain ‘on the chain’ for another few months…which sucks…but it’s the right way to do things, so I’m going to have to learn to live with it.”

The Global Warming tour wraps up August 12 in Bristow, VA.

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