Aerosmith ‘missed the mark’ with last album
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has stated that the band “missed the mark” with last year’s album Music From Another Dimension.
At time of release it was hailed as a landmark achievement in the band’s history. It was their first since their near-split in 2009 after relationships broke down between frontman Steven Tyler and his colleagues. It was also the first time in years that the band hadn’t used outside songwriters.
A year after its release and with lower-than-anticipated sales, Whitford tells VH1 (via Blabbermouth): “We have a lot of issues with the last record now.
“We feel like we missed the mark a little bit. I’m not quite sure what we would have done differently, but we feel like we should have done something.”
He says Aerosmith had “a good time” recording their fifteenth studio album but continues: “I don’t know if the material really translated.
“Maybe we’re a little bit stuck in the way we do things; we kind of did it old-school and thought we were going in the right direction. But I don’t know.”
Whitford isn’t sure how the experience might shape their future album sessions. “We still have a lot of creative juices flowing,” he says. “Maybe we’ll experiment a bit more in the writing process. Maybe we need to bring in some more contemporary people to work with, and maybe take a few twists and turns. I don’t know.”
Aerosmith will headline next year’s Download, four years after their last appearance at the festival.