Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads
Released: May 2011
With plastic surgery victim Steven Tyler grabbing headlines as an American Idol judge, Geffen figured it's the perfect time to release Tough Love, an odd assortment of "ballads." Most of the songs date from the 1987-1993 era; that's Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get a Grip and all those videos starring a deliciously young Alicia Silverstone. A few cuts are real-deal head scratchers, like "Rag Doll" and the ridiculous "Love in an Elevator." Those aren't exactly ballads, right? Sadly, just a single track dates from Aerosmith's golden age in the 1970s: the classic-rock radio staple "Dream On."