Bassist Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith told St. Johns, Newfoundland radio station K-Rock 97.5 in a recent interview that Lora Logan’ low cut top got the band nervous in the 60 Minutes profile last month and accused show producers of carefully editing band interviews in order to trap frontman Steven Tyler.
He’s branded the people behind CBS flagship news magazine 60 Minutes as “brutal” for their work and said he and his colleagues were forced into a state of nerves because of presenter Lara Logan’s low-cut top.
The profile had Hamilton, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford listing the things they didn’t like about Tyler, who was then shown edited footage, leading him to say: “I think my busting everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is. I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good.”
Hamilton said their quotes were taken out of context. “It was tough to watch. They took comments we made during very deep conversations and sort of barraged Steven with them. I thought it was a little brutal.”
He also said there was another side to the conversations which producers left out. “It was the truth. It was everybody speaking what they were feeling. We talked about a lot of things involving anger – yet a lot of other things involving brotherhood. So Steven got pissed off and said a couple of things that were demeaning to the rest of us. I cringed a little bit, yet the second it was over I texted him and said, ‘You did a great job.’”
Hamilton added, “Lara Logan, the correspondent, had a very low-cut top on. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is sort of, get the band nervous with your cleavage and make them say stuff.’ And if you watch the interview you won’t see that. That’s how they do it: they show their boobs and get you to talk about stuff. It works every time.”
The question I have is haven’t the band and Tom seen an uncountable amount of boobs over the years? Lora Logan’s sure shouldn’t fluster anybody.
Hamilton also revealed in the radio interview that their long-awaited studio album which has been pushed back to September. The album would be “just about done” by the time Aerosmith plays the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Grand Falls Windsor on July 14th. That show marks one of the biggest concerts in the history of Newfoundland. The Global Warming tour will kick off on June 16th in Minneapolis with Cheap Trick opening most of the shows.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has created his own brand of organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee called Rockin’ & Roastin’. The beverage comes in both regular and decaf, medium and dark and Ethiopian and Guatemalan roasts. Somebody was in the rhyming mood as the description on his website says, “Rockin’ & Roastin’ – Music To Your Lips: Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer, a coffee loving Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, has pounded the skins since his early teens fueled by love for music and spirited beans.
Cups big and small filled right up to the rim were never quite worth that last lick of the rim. So he set out on a search fearing chances were slim that he’d find the ripe bean that would satisfy him.
Seeking perfection, organic and true – a coffee to move you just right the day through – Joey had done what he set out to do. Rockin’ & Roastin’…his own special brew. A taste of the rock star life.” Based on the description alone, I gotta try this coffee. You can get yours to try at Joey’s official coffee site: www.rockinandroastin.com