Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now + More


Joe Perry is a busy man. And he expects to get really busy late this year with the band you know well. That’s when Aerosmith’s tour—formerly, albeit briefly, known as their “farewell tour”—will kick off.

It’s expected to roll all night long, well into 2020, the year Perry pegs as the Bad Boys from Boston’s 50th anniversary. The guitarist-songwriter hopes that he and his former Toxic Twin, singer Steven Tyler, will be able to record with their mates, guitarist Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer, to make a new EP or LP in time for the tour’s start.

“Steven and I have talked about it and the other guys have talked about it,” Perry says, on the phone from the Sarasota, Fla., condo he shares with his wife, Billie. “We’ve been so involved with other things. I know Steven’s been doing his solo [country] thing. We haven’t gotten down to things specifically, but I really would like to [record] some new music. It’s kind of in that chill time [right now] for Aerosmith.”  Continue reading Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now + More

Hear Joe Perry’s Exuberant New Song With Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander

Aerosmith guitarist teams with singer for “Aye, Aye, Aye,” slated for upcoming ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’ LP

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry teams with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for the rollicking hard rocker “Aye, Aye, Aye,” set to appear on Perry’s upcoming solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, out January 19th.

“Aye, Aye, Aye” roars with plenty of classic-rock grit as Perry’s guitar rages beneath Zander’s howling vocals. The track packs in plenty of surprises too, like the sudden arrival of a swinging piano, as well as Perry’s scorched-earth guitar solo.
Continue reading Hear Joe Perry’s Exuberant New Song With Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Will Headline Monster CES 2018 Concert

Monster said rock guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith will headline its annual CES concert in January.

This year’s concert and awards program, which honors the company’s top retail partners, will be held at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. This is not the first time Perry has taken the stage for Monster; he also appeared at the Michael Jackson tribute show at CES 2016. He is a brand ambassador for the audio manufacturer and has been collaborating with Monster for a line of CE devices, slated to debut at CES.

The concert, titled “The Sound of Rock,” will also feature special guests, Monster said, who will be “handpicked” by Perry. Names will be revealed closer to the show.

Monster has a long history of bringing big-name acts to its invite-only annual CES concerts. Past performers include Ray Charles, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, Steve Miller, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

George Benson headlined last year’s event.


What have Aerosmith been doing since their last album?

It had taken just moments in a room together in 2010 for Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry to resolve the issues that had brought the band to the verge of disaster – again.
The latest in a series of Toxic Twin fights had made it seem as if Tyler was preparing to quit and that his colleagues had decided to replace him even if he didn’t. Lawsuits had been threatened, quotes had been printed … but it was just another disagreement within the ranks of the Boston band.
Continue reading What have Aerosmith been doing since their last album?