The Biography Channel debuts a new Aerosmith documentary tomorrow night, and judging from the cast of characters included, it may actually be worth watching. For starters, the band's Svengali-like former manager Tim Collins consents to an interview for the first time since he and Aerosmith had their bitter break-up in 1996. "I've never done an interview like this, but time heals all wounds," the reclusive Collins told us yesterday. "They said Steven (Tyler) wasn't going to participate and had squelched a lot of people. I just think they're America's greatest rock band, and I wanted to set the record straight. I was only supposed to do 30 minutes, but I let them keep me on tape for 4.5 hours." Collins said his participation in the rock doc even prompted Aerosmith guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford to talk. Others interviewed include Aerosmith biographer Stephen Davis, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis and David Wild, and former Boston Globe critic Steve Morse. There are rumors that all is not well within the band, and that tickets for Aerosmith's summer tour are moving slowly. So would Collins consider a comeback? "I haven't spoken to them. I really couldn't imagine it," he said. "Life moves on."
About this blog
Follow on Twitter: @GlobeNames, @MarkAShanahan
Follow on Twitter: @GlobeNames, @MeredithGoldste