Aerosmith‘s co-founding guitarist Brad Whitford isn’t hopeful about the band’s live prospects. Blabbermouth transcribed some of Whitford’s chat on Joe Bonamassa‘s interview video series, Live From Nerdville. and explained “The European tour, they tried to plan one last year, and they’re talking about next year. It’s a pipe dream right now. Nothing’s gonna happen for a long time. Sometimes I’m not sure what my partners are thinking when they think that’s gonna happen.”
Whitford went on to say that there are several factors playing against the band ever fully returning to the road: “There’s another interesting thing about going to Europe now because of Brexit — it’s so much harder to get work visas because of that. That’s gonna be a whole other nightmare. I mean, I have my doubts about Aerosmith ever really performing again at this stage, because age is becoming a real factor. And it is what it is.”
- 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of Aerosmith‘s multi-platinum Pump album. The set, which was the followup to the band’s 1987 comeback collection, Permanent Vacation, was released on September 12th, 1989 and peaked at Number Five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, spending a total of 29 weeks in the Top 10 — 17 of them in 1990.
- The album, which to date has sold a whopping seven million copies in the U.S. alone, included three Top 10 singles — “Love In An Elevator” (#5), “Janie’s Got A Gun” (#4), and “What It Takes” (#9).
- A fourth single, “The Other Side,” stalled just outside the Top 20, peaking at Number 22 — despite hitting Number One on the Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks list.
- Aerosmith’s last album, the 2012 release, Music From Another Dimension, debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 63,000 copies during its first week on the charts.
CHECK IT OUT: Aerosmith’s 2012 video for “Legendary Child”: