In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock
), Joey Kramer
has been talking about the state of play with Aerosmith
As the drummer notes, after the band's mixed experiences with the release of 2012's "Music From Another Dimension
," a new record may not be on the cards:"It would be great to make another record, but it's almost
[like] 'Why bother?'. Records don't sell, and they don't do anything. There's no record companies to pay for it, so you have to pay for it out of your pocket. Especially with us now, because we're a free agent - we're no longer with a record company."
He cites the state of the music industry as a major factor in the band's reticence to record again:"There's really no money per se to be made on records. We used to make a lot of money on records. Now all of our money is made on touring. Artistically, it would be fun to make another record and it would be a beautiful thing if we can put it together. But to what avail, I don't know. There's almost no reason to do it, you know, judging from the last one and how it went over."
"Music From Another Dimension" sold 63,000 copies in its first week of release. That compares unfavorably to the band's previous studio album, "Just Push Play
," which sold 240,000 in its first week back in 2001.