Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford weighs in on the future of the band, possible new music

Aerosmith made headlines multiple times in 2016 as various band members weighed in on the future of the band, delivering mixed messages on whether or not things for sure were coming to an end. The latest member to speak out on the band’s future is guitarist Brad Whitford, who in an interview with NME weighed in on the band’s upcoming European farewell tour and if there might be new music on the way before the band calls it quits.

Whitford was asked why the band chose to say farewell at this time, and his answer left the door open for more from the band after they’re done touring.

“Oh gosh, I’m not really sure,” Whitford said. “I don’t know, I think it was a general business decision, between the promoters to the management to the band. I don’t actually feel like we’re gonna be shutting the whole thing down at the end of it, but I think there’s a lot more life in the band. But, I guess you’ve got to start somewhere. So, we’re just starting to put the farewell label on things.”

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Whitford definitely left the door open for new music, saying the band would be in the studio soon and that new music could come as a result.

“That is a very good question,” Whitford told NME. “We haven’t been in the studio in a while, and I think we’re gonna be in the studio a little bit next month. We’ll have a better idea of it all, when we get together and do that – of whether we’re gonna record any new music. I know we would like to. And I know that we probably have quite a bit of music that we’re sitting on. Whether we actually follow through on that, how much we’re gonna do, whether it would be a couple of songs or more, is yet to be seen, but it sure would be fun!

“I’d say the band is playing really well, people are writing a lot, there’s a lot of music that’s being created on the side-lines, in home studios and all that sort of stuff. It would be fun to just have something new to do. We’ve just got to take it organically, if it feels good we’ll go ahead and do it.”

Aerosmith’s tour kicks off on May 17 in Tel Aviv. Read more at

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