Was the “60 Minutes” Aerosmith interview fine or foul?

http://twitter.com/#!/60Minutes/status/178223637713793025

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.

LOTS of clips from Lara Logan's 60 Minutes interview with Aerosmith here: http://t.co/rreirq9S AND http://t.co/Vuyf1Vtf

— ╚» Steven Tylerisms (@StevenTylerisms) March 11, 2012

Is Aerosmith the greatest American rock bank in history? Perry: “We’ve been around long enough that we have seniority.” #60Minutes

— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 11, 2012

Twitter’s takeaway from the interview was clear: the band members don’t much like each other.

The only thing I learned from Lara Logan's piece on @Aerosmith aired on @60Minutes is that the band members don't get along too well.

— Abel Alvarado (@abelalvaradof) March 12, 2012

After watching Aerosmith on 60 Minutes, it is amazing to me that they are still together as a band with that much animosity between them.

— Courtney (@IdlewoodRoad) March 11, 2012

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.

Whats cool abt Aerosmith is its the same five dudes that started the band. Forty years in, thats pretty cool

— Stereo Williams (@stereowilliams) March 11, 2012

wow, 60 minutes really painted @Aerosmith as all hating each other…. far from the truth #clever editing

— Brian Stever (@BrianStever) March 12, 2012

Impressed with @Aerosmith members' candor in 60 Minutes interview. Unimpressed with 60 Minutes' focus on internal band conflicts.

— Chuck Joiner (@chuckjoiner) March 12, 2012

Okay, anyone watch the 60 minutes interview w Aerosmith?I just did w hubby. We're both kinda of the opinion it was a pretty crappy interview

— runnernavymom (@runnernavymom) March 11, 2012

Is there really that much tension between Tyler and Perry? Or is it just fabricated to keep us interested? #aerosmith #60minutes

— Kim Mulligan (@Mulligan_Kim) March 11, 2012

Impressed with @Aerosmith members' candor in 60 Minutes interview. Unimpressed with 60 Minutes' focus on internal band conflicts.

— Chuck Joiner (@chuckjoiner) March 12, 2012

@Aerosmith Didn't like how they played up the disharmony, what group of guys don't have heated disagreements especially over like 40 years?

— Trey Foerster (@TreysDayz) March 12, 2012

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?

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