Aerosmith: Is There Trouble Within the Band?
According to a story in the New York Post, there's turmoil in the Aerosmith camp right now. The band's new album, Music From Another Dimension!, its first in a decade, placed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. To add insult to injury, it's being reported that none of the tour dates on the band's current trek are sold out and tensions are rising.
A source told the New York Post that frontman Steven Tyler is "very unhappy about the reception of the album, and is blaming Columbia," which is the band's label. The source continued, saying, "Let's face it, since Aerosmith fired manager Tim Collins and John Kalodner as their A&R guy, they were never able to capture the magic from their '80s comeback. Tim kept them clean and sober and invested their money, making them millions."
It's also being said that the band members are at odds, barely speaking to one another.
A spokesperson for the band quickly shot down these rumors, saying, "Aerosmith is doing great and on tour and on fire. Any claim to the contrary is absolutely false."
Professional problems aren't the only ones Tyler is allegedly facing. Word is his engagement to Erin Brady is also on the rocks. It's also being said that there are issues between Tyler and business manager Dina LaPolt.
The band's rep was quick to tear those allegations down and said, "Also, Steven remains engaged to Erin. As the New York Post has been told before, just as any couple goes through trials and tribulations in a relationship, Steven and Erin have asked for their privacy at this time. It's clear that someone is spreading false and malicious rumors, including stories about false tensions between Steven and Dina. To give them any credence would only empower them to disseminate more lies."
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Aerosmith's 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension!, is out now via Columbia Records.