Aerosmith May Self-Release New Material in Future
Right now, Aerosmith are preparing for Music From Another Dimension, their first release of new material in over a decade. Aside from this distinction, the album is also the end of their contract with Columbia Records, and the group, based on a conference call on Thursday last week, is debating their next career move.
According to Steven Tyler, Aerosmith is considering managing their career independently, including self-releasing their material. Tyler said: "[I]f the band stays together, yeah, we'll definitely go that route, something somewhere over there. We've been keeping record companies stocked with millions of shekels for years, been making a lot of people rich -- not that we haven't, but every now and then you get into arguments with labels (and) you think, 'Where is all this money going?' We've definitely thought of putting stuff out. I was very successful last year with a (single) called 'It Feels So Good.' It proves it can happen."
Not everyone in the band seems to be going in this direction. Joe Perry, for instance, explained that Columbia has always supported their career. Should Aerosmith decide to go the independent route, they wouldn’t be the first major rockers to do so. Iggy Pop, earlier this year, released his own solo album after conflicts with label Virgin EMI.
As far as the current release is concerned, Aerosmith plan to start touring in support on November 8, two days after the album drops. Although songs “Legendary Child,” “What Could Have Been Love,” and “Lover Alot” have already been released, more radio-friendly material is expected to come, as is a larger-scale tour in 2013.
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