Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford took a dig at the group’s last album and said he’d rather it not be their final effort.
In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, Whitford says he was unhappy that the group relied on Pro Tools technology to make 2012’s Music from Another Dimension, the latest album in the Aerosmith catalog.
“I said, ‘Let’s go record this the same way we recorded Toys in the Attic and Rocks,’” he told Trunk. “Aerosmith is such a good band that I wanted to basically record live, because we play so well together.
“Nobody, including my producer, would go along with that. I was just, ‘Man, what’s wrong with these guys?’ That’s the one thing I hate about Pro Tools—you can use it as a tape machine or you can use it as this crutch.
“‘Oh, everything will be on this grid. It’s so easy to edit.’ I said, ‘Was it so tough to edit in the old days?’ I mean, what the fuck?”
Music from Another Dimension was Aerosmith’s first album since 2004’s blues excursion Honkin’ on Bobo, and the group’s first album to feature new material since 2001’s Just Push Play. That marked the longest gap between studio albums in the group’s history.
Whitford said he’s hoping the band can rally for a new record, but says “I’m not going to hold my breath.”
“Joe Perry and I are in the trenches digging away,” he says. “We’re certainly capable of sitting down with the rest of the guys and writing music.
“If that happens, great. But I’m not going to hold my breath. I really don’t know.”
You can download the interview and other great Eddie Trunk podcasts at PodCastOne.com.