According to Billboard.com, AEROSMITH‘s new single, “Legendary Child”, has landed on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart at No. 32 and the Hard Rock Digital Songs chart at No. 2. On the former chart, the song is the group’s first entry since 2006, when “Devil’s Got a New Disguise” reached No. 15.
“Legendary Child” will appear on AEROSMITH‘s 15th studio album, titled “Music From Another Dimension”, which will arrive on August 28 via Columbia Records. The track was also supposed to be included in the upcoming summer film “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, but that movie was abruptly bumped from its June 29 release date to March 2013.
AEROSMITH premiered “Legendary Child”with a live performance during the season finale of “American Idol”. It is a reworked version of a song originally written in 1991 during the sessions for the “Get A Grip” album.
“Music From Another Dimension” track listing:
01. What Could Have Been Love
03. Street Jesus
04. Legendary Child
05. Oh Yeah
06. We All Fall Down
07. Another Last Goodbye
08. Out Go the Lights
09. Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)
11. Shakey Ground
12. Lover A Lot
13. Freedom Fighter
14. Up On The Mountain
AEROSMITH began work on its first all-new album since 2001 last year, with the rest of the band working on music while singer Steven Tyler made his “American Idol” debut.
“Music From Another Dimension” is being helmed by producer Jack Douglas, who previously worked with AEROSMITH on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks” as well as on 2004’s “Honkin’ On Bobo”.
“This record is different from the recent past, say the last 20 years, where everybody is getting in the studio and throwing down their songs,” guitarist Joe Perry recently told Billboard.com. “This record is a lot more band-written stuff than there has been in the recent past.”
AEROSMITH‘s “The Global Warming” tour will kick it off on June 16 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and wrap up on August 8 in Tacoma, Washington.
“Legendary Child” audio stream: