Aerosmith are barely speaking to each other, according to reports.
Sales of their new album "Music From Another Dimension" may have put them at no. 5 on the Billboard album chart, but the 65K unit sales are understood to be a disappointment to the band, along with the fact that no dates on their current tour have sold out.
A source told the New York Post
: “The band isn’t really talking. Aerosmith’s record came in fifth... pretty bad for their first release in a decade."
Another source said singer Steven Tyler is unhappy that the album hasn't been a big hit, and blames their label Columbia.
"Let’s face it, since Aerosmith fired manager Tim Collins, and John Kalodner as their A&R guy, they were never able to capture the magic from their ’80s comeback," they said. "Tim kept them clean and sober and invested their money, making them millions.”
A spokesperson for the band claims that someone is spreading malicious rumors about the band to discredit them, and suggests it could be related to Steven Tyler and his fiancé Erin going through a rocky patch in their relationship.
“Aerosmith is doing great and on tour and on fire. Any claim to the contrary is absolutely false," said the spokesperson. "It’s clear that someone is spreading false and malicious rumors, including stories about false tensions between Steven [and his fiance]. To give them any credence would only empower them to disseminate more lies.”
Should Aerosmith be disappointed in only reaching no. 5 on the chart? Do you believe rumors of tension between band members? Share your opinion in the comments.