There's no Alicia Silverstone, but Aerosmith's video for "Girls of Summer"
will have all the other fixin's of their classic clips, plus more than 200
The multiple MTV Video Music Award winners shot the video earlier this month
on South Beach in Miami with director David Meyers (Missy Elliott, Pink).
"We decided on somewhere where we could get a lot of flesh, a lot of skin,"
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler said recently of the shoot.
The clip follows three girls as they adventure through the city known for
its wild parties. Although past Aerosmith videos have featured Silverstone,
Tyler's famous daughter Liv and actor Edward Furlong, none of the characters
are played by well-known thespians.
"They're hotties, and guys are always trying to [hit on] them," Tyler said.
"At the beginning [the main character] takes a Polaroid of a guy that she
spent the night with and shows it to the rest of them. She runs downstairs,
they jump in a car and they go downtown. They park and they walk across the
street, and a car full of guys almost runs them over. They think that's
funny and yell, 'Hey baby show me your ...' And she goes down and kisses the
hood, and then she rips the ornament off and throws it at him. It's a lot of
Like past Aerosmith videos, this one has a surprise ending, though Tyler
wouldn't reveal the entire story line.
"Girls of Summer," which is already getting airplay at radio, is one of two
new tracks on O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, a double-disc best-of
compilation due July 2 (see "Aerosmith
Talk 'Girls Of Summer,' Hits Disc, DVD Reissues").
Aerosmith recorded the summer anthem and four other songs in Maui earlier
this year. "[Guitarist] Joe [Perry] was in rare form," Tyler said of the
sessions. "Plus, you're in Maui. What can go wrong, right? It was
The legendary Boston rockers will promote the album on the Girls of Summer
Tour with Kid Rock and Run-D.M.C. It kicks off August 13 in Holmdel, New
Jersey (see "Aerosmith/Kid Rock/Run-D.M.C.
Tour Schedule Walks Your Way").