60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan interviewed the members of all-star rock group Aerosmith and the results were certainly not pretty. But is that because Aerosmith is full of musical prima donnas who have been together too long or because 60 Minutes stressed the tensions among the members? Twitter certainly had an opinion.
First, here is the interview itself, which you can read in handy transcript form. You can also watch some video clips, straight from CBS itself.
Twitter’s takeaway from the interview was clear: the band members don’t much like each other.
But Twitter revealed something else, an almost universal sense that the 60 Minutes interview was unfair to the members of the group. Many felt that Logan and 60 Minutes played up the infighting unfairly.
Also, the left out a rather important part of Aerosmith’s comeback in the 90s — the surprise hit “Walk this Way” that featured rap group Run-DMC.
Wow. Did 60 Minutes elide over Run-DMC's role in #Aerosmith comeback!??! "They got themselves clean and by mid-90s were bigger than ever!"
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) March 11, 2012
So, what do you think? Did you watch the interview? Did you think it was fair or do you believe 60 Minutes played up the animosity among Steven, Joe, Tom, Joey, and Brad?