October 18, 2012
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were in London last night (October 17) to launch their first album to the music world in 11 years.
The rockers appeared at a playback to answer questions for music journalists about their fifteenth studio album Music From Another Dimension at London’s exclusive The Box club.
The select audience were treated to a playback of six tracks from the album, which included a country-inspired song with Carrie Underwood.
During the Q&A Tyler and Perry answered questions from the floor about the band’s new album, rumours of trouble within the group and Tyler’s decision to leave American Idol.
When asked about his decision to appear as a judge on American Idol frontman Tyler said “It was fun, but it’s not Aerosmith.” he said
“As I told them at the beginning of the second year, ‘you better give me the money I want or I’m gonna go out with the guys I’ve been with for 40 years, not the guys who’ve been going for 10 years.”
During Aerosmith’s 11-year hiatus, rumours of bickering within the band had been rife, with reports emerging that they were auditioning for a new frontman.
However, the pair were quick to squash the rumours, adding that they never came close to splitting up.
“We had to keep ourselves in the press some way without an album”, said Tyler.
“It was actually quite amusing for us to see how we were dealing with our problems in the press,” added Perry.
“I was reading about how we were looking for a new singer while I was on American Idol playing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Steven. It worked pretty well, it got us in the paper and they spelled our names right”.
Aerosmith’s new album Music From Another Dimension is out on
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