Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Aerosmith Ex Manager Won’t Stop Causing Trouble for the Group


Aerosmith is back and better than ever. Their album, “Music from Another Dimension,” sold 70,000 copies last week in its debut. That’s about right for veteran groups and acts. This week it should do a little better than half that. But album sales are no longer the measure of success for acts of that age–it’s all about concert tickets. Aerosmith has pretty much sold out Madison Square Garden for Tuesday night. Stubhub.com has around 900 tickets in circulation, which is a small fraction of the MSG total.

But Aerosmith’s former manager, Tim Collins, now lost to time, keeps spitting in the wind at Steven Tyler and co. This week he planted (through a friend of his–a and I can guess who it is) a nasty item in Page Six claiming the group is no longer speaking to each other, and they’re angry about the album and ticket sales. Hogwash, says a source. “They’re doing great and making lots of money.” This, of course, must anger Collins, who hasn’t worked with the group since George Bush was president– and I mean Bush 41, not 43.

Meantime, Sony would do well to give a real push to “What Could Have Been Love” from the new album. That’s a hit single all right, and one that should be pouring out of every AM radio in the land.

PS The Stones and The Who are touring. But FYI Aerosmith is still the only group with its original members intact. All others, dream on!

What Could Have Been Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7lCZ0rpH3o

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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