Aerosmith has selected new cover art for its album “Nine Lives” after members of the Hindu community complained about the cover of the Columbia Records release in late April.
The original cover depicted the head of a cat on a female body dancing in a den of snakes, which was apparently inspired by a painting featured in a book written by the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
According to a spokeswoman for the band, Columbia has stopped manufacturing CDs with the existing cover, and all new copies will have new versions of the first three pages of the CD booklet, all of which contain the questionable image.
The source adds that there are no plans to recall the copies of the album already in stores.
The cover of Aerosmith’s last studio album, 1993’s “Get A Grip,” also came under attack. That art featured the rear quarter of a cow with a hoop ring through one of the five teats on its udder. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained about the cover, and advertisements for the album were banned by the London subway system.
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