May 2011

Has Aerosmith Sold Out?

Growing up listening to Aerosmith at my father’s knee, I always thought that the band was something special—something in your face and hard, something to tell the establishment to go f*** itself. And maybe it was, way back then. It was all anti-consumer, anti-status quo, and when you heard “Dream On,” you thought of something primal and real, not a freaking car for sale or, gasp, Gap jeans.