AEROSMITH's 'Biography' To Air On Thursday

AEROSMITH is the subject of a new episode of the A&E series "Biography" airing Thursday night (June 4) at 10:00 p.m. ET on the cable channel. According to Boston.com, the band's Svengali-like former manager Tim Collins consents to an interview for the first time since he and AEROSMITH had their bitter break-up in 1996. "I've never done an interview like this, but time heals all wounds," the reclusive Collins told Boston.com. "They said Steven (Tyler) wasn't going to participate and had squelched a lot of people. I just think they're America's greatest rock band, and I wanted to set the record straight. I was only supposed to do 30 minutes, but I let them keep me on tape for 4.5 hours." Collins said his participation in the rock doc even prompted AEROSMITH guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford to talk. Others interviewed include AEROSMITH biographer Stephen Davis, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis and David Wild, and former Boston Globe critic Steve Morse.

AEROSMITH is seriously considering playing one of its classic albums in its entirety on the band's upcoming tour with ZZ TOP, according to VH1 Classic Radio. Joe Perry said, "Well, let's just say we're closer to it than ever before. I'm not sure which record it would be, but we've kind of narrowed it down. I bet we'll end up doing it but we won't know until we're in the actual rehearsal studio." Asked which album he'd like to play, Perry replied, "I think 'Toys In The Attic' would be fun. We do a lot of songs off the first four records anyway. We've jammed on 'Uncle Salty' onstage a few times. I don't know. The later records with more songs on them, they would take up too much time in the set. We need to leave some room for some of the other standards."

"Toys In The Attic", AEROSMITH's third album, was released in 1975 and is one of their most successful efforts. It includes the classic singles "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion", as well as "Adam's Apple", "Big Ten-Inch Record", "Round And Round", "Uncle Salty" and the title track.

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