Aerosmith's first set of all-new material in 11 years, Music From Another Dimension, debuted at Number Five on the Billboard album chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release. The group's last collection of new songs, 2001's Just Push Play, entered the chart at Number Two with sales of 240,000 copies. Their blues and covers package, 2004's Honkin' On Bobo, also reached Number Five
- 12 of the 15 tracks on the new disc were produced by Jack Douglas, who was the producer on classic early Aerosmith records like Toys In The Attic and Rocks.
- The new album completes the band's contract with Columbia Records, with singer Steven Tyler indicating in a recent interview that "if the band stays together," the group is likely to go the independent or self-releasing route.
- The band began a new leg of touring earlier this week and plays this Friday (November 16th) in Austin, Texas. The trek winds down on December 13th in Nashville.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Does this seem like a good sales figure for Aerosmith?
- Do you think that the band's new music is relevant, or are they purely an oldies act at this point?
- Are you surprised that Steven Tyler's stint as a judge on American Idol didn't help sell more records?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Billboard and Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Dion wrote: "While not a complete flop, this has to be disapointing as it did not make projections of 80 - 85 k with 63,000 is way under there last album of 240,000. This may also be yet another indication of American Idol losing it's pull in the music business."
Self_Science wrote: "What's the point of reteaming with Jack Douglas if you aren't going to rock the f*** out? I wasn't expecting Toys or Rocks, but this is such limp dick bulls***. Sounds like it was made for Milwaukee housewives."
syko kyd wrote: "A pretty crappy first week sales number for a band like Aerosmith. I figured it would have sold double that in the first week."
BSlash24 wrote: "Douglas said he had fans of their classic stuff in mind. Really? Don't piss on us. Just give it straight, its a American Idol tinged pop record."
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