A strange one, this. Aerosmith fans were left dumbfounded this week after the band's official website appeared to have been hacked by another group or artist looking for their big break. Visiting www.aerosmith.com returns nothing more than a weird looking image and a lengthy note.
Whoever is behind the (alleged) hack starts off by apologising, "Look. This was not easy for us to do," before explaining, "It was a tough decision to make as a BAND because we know we're causing you some headaches right now, and we love you guys. But what is an unknown band supposed to do today? How is a band supposed to get noticed?" Pretty bizarre huh? Well, whoever the perpetrator is, they certainly have a high opinion of themselves, adding, "We are doing what we can to survive. We don't wanna beg borrow or steal. But it's getting to that point. We're not just some band. We are GOOD. We f***ing rock." The page has all the hallmarks of a hack, though Noisecreep managed to get in touch with Steven Tyler, who seemed a little too relaxed about the whole thing. Hmm. When asked about the hack, the rocker said, "You know what? I've been asking everyone else. I really don't know. At first I thought it was my web guy. I saw the "arms up" picture last week and thought, shit, that looks pretty cool, what are we doing? I like this! And he had no clue. So then I heard from some of the other guys in the band that somebody might have hacked us. It's what happens today, right? Your album gets bootlegged. Your site gets hacked. This is the modern world." Well, yeah, kind of, but shouldn't Tyler be a little more worried considering he's got a new album to promote and probably some tour dates. And wouldn't his "web guy" have been able to take the thing down by now? One line of thought is that the message is way of promoting Joe Perry's son's group TAB the Band, though Tyler addressed that issue, saying, "I say to Joe Perry. Joe, it's a band, it's your kid's band, right?' They are doing this to get attention. He checks it out and says no, it's not them, he's positive. So I'm thinking great, here is some band that read our book and now they are holding us hostage."
Aerosmith's new album Music from Another Dimension! hits on November 6, 2012.