Aerosmith could self-release 'if band stays together'

Tom Pakinkis

Areosmith could self-release future albums after their deal with Columbia Records comes to an end with the release of upcoming LP Music From Another Dimension. 

Speaking at a press conference, the band’s guitarist Joe Perry said there are a number of different directions that could be taken for future releases, whereas frontman Steven Tyler seemed quite certain.

"If the band stays together, yeah, we'll definitely go that route, something somewhere over there,” he said. 

“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."

Speaking to Billboard, however, Joe Perry paid tribute to Columbia saying the label has been “totally with us and behind us on this album, and really supportive. So the talk about what happens when it gets delivered and we (finish) our commitment with Sony, what are we going to do next -- it's really an open question at this point.

"We've talked about every idea you can think of out there, and we really don't know. There's so many different directions we can go.”


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