Aerosmith’s Classic Albums To Finally Appear on iTunes Store
Aerosmith has removed themselves from a shrinking list of superstar musicians holding out on Apple's popular iTunes digital downloading platform. The New York Post reports that Columbia Records (the band's label) and Apple are expected to announce the band's early recordings will finally be available for download beginning Sept. 6.
Previously, only post-1987 Aerosmith music was available for legal downloading on iTunes. This excludes some of their most famous hits such as 'Walk This Way' and 'Sweet Emotion.' The band will make millions from this new agreement, and their bargaining position was no doubt helped along by news that Aerosmith's album sales rose 260% following singer Steven Tyler landing a job as a judge on 'American Idol.'
Last year the Beatles removed their name from the list of artists refusing to play nicey-nice with Apple. Kid Rock, Def Leppard, AC/DC and Garth Brooks are amongst the artists still not available on the popular site, in most cases voicing concerns about letting fans pick only their favorite songs instead of purchasing full albums.
Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry recently released video of themselves recording what appears to be a new song from their long-awaited new album. The project would be the first since 2004's 'Honkin' on Bobo.'