As you may or may not have heard, Aerosmith had their website hacked last week, possibly by another band. For a little over a day, a giant pair of crossed arms was the only thing anyone was able to see on Aerosmith.com. You’d think Steven Tyler would be upset about this, but he seems pretty mellow. Via Noisecreep:
You really don’t know what is happening?
I can’t figure it out, no. But I’ll tell ya – they got the balls. I see a stunt like this and think, if this is really a band, then all I want do is hear their music. And if they suck I’ll kick their ass and maybe sue them. Or if they kick ass maybe I’ll sign them [laughs]. All I ever wanted to do was get my foot in the door – that was the mission of Aerosmith. So I look at those words they wrote and I get it. But I want to know what is going on and we’ll get to the bottom of it.
But you like the spirit of the message, it sounds like.
Hell yeah. It’s rock ‘n’ roll. We made it back in the day by working our asses off and taking chances. And it was a different world then. “Sweet Emotion” was on a fucking album – it was not a single. People lived for albums back then. We all did. To wait a month for a new album was to wait forever. So maybe these kids, if its kids, and other young bands, will start trying to bring rock ‘n’ roll back. That’ what we did with the new record. Focus on the grooves, the songs and the attitude – the rock and the roll. And we need new bands to come and do that today so hell, we’ll see what these kids have got.
I’m not sure if Tyler is getting high again, or just mellowing right out in his old age, but either way, it’s good news for whoever’s behind this.