RollingStone.com are premiering the album, one track at a time, in the weeks leading up to the release. 'Beautiful' unfolds like a collision of eras and Aerosmiths, opening with a grind of guitars as brutal as 1973's 'Train Kept A-Rollin'' and a grunting, barking rap from Steven Tyler, before shifting into a soaring melodic chorus closer to the sweeping radio hits they'd perfected by the early Nineties. It was co-written and co-produced by Marti Frederiksen, a close collaborator since Aerosmith re-emerged as a major act in the MTV era.
"He can take a fart and make it a chorus," Tyler says of Frederiksen's skill at the Pro Tools monitor. And bassist Tom Hamilton calls him a challenging creative partner, "because the guy thinks and works so fast. He goes for it."
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The album track, 'Oh Yeah', can be heard at this location.
'Oh Yeah', the second track on Music From Another Dimension!, was written by guitarist Joe Perry back at his Boneyard Studio in suburban Boston. 'Oh Yeah' began in a funkier groove than the churning, straight-ahead rocker it would later become, and singer Steven Tyler wasn't sold on it at first. He did know he wanted to sing the lyrics himself: "I would die for you baby/ I cry for you baby . . . Won't ya please give me some of your love?"
By the time album sessions began in Los Angeles, Perry brought it to the band and said, "Let's do it double-time and make it rock," he recalls, and singer Steven Tyler kept telling him how much he liked the lyrics. "It didn't knock me out, but in the meantime Steven kept saying, 'It's really good this way.' Then we'd add more, and it got better and better."
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Aerosmith have launched the video premiere of 'What Could Have Been Love', the latest single from the band's new album, Music From Another Dimension!, available November 6th via Columbia Records. The clip can be seen below:
Music From Another Dimension! marks the band’s 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years. Check out Making Of Music From Another Dimension! episodes at the following links:
Music From Another Dimension! was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band’s studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.
“It’s not that it took ten years,” Steven Tyler says, “but that we were busy getting ready!”
"This is the album we wanted to make since the band got back together in 1984,” Joe Perry says. “Can't complain about number one singles or album-driven sold-out world tours, as we blaze the Aerosmith trail with our fans. But this is the record that when the five of us are in a room yelling turn up the volume, that room could be 1325 Commonwealth Avenue (a reference to the band’s first apartment where they lived and wrote their first song).”
A deluxe version of Music From Another Dimension! will include:
- Four live performance videos: 'Rats In The Cellar', 'Train Kept A Rollin'', 'Oh Yeah' and 'Same Old Song and Dance'
- Exclusive interviews with the members of Aerosmith band members
- Three exclusive new bonus tracks: 'Up On A Mountain', 'Oasis' and 'Sunny Side of Love'
Music From Another Dimension! tracklisting is as follows:
'Out Go The Lights'
'What Could Have Been Love'
'Can’t Stop Loving You' (with CARRIE UNDERWOOD)
'Lover A Lot'
'We All Fall Down'
'Freedom Fighter' (with JOHNNY DEPP)
'Another Last Goodbye'
Aerosmith recently announced the second leg of The Global Warming Tour, which will include support act CHEAP TRICK. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com. For VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet band members, backstage tours, great tickets and more, visit Aeroforceone.com.
8 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
11 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
14 - Kansas City, MO - Spring Center
16 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
20 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
23 - Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Resorts – Ovation Hall
25 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
3 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
6 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
9 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
11 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
13 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena