It’s easy to dismiss “all-star” jams (and albums for that matter) as egocentric posturing, but Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new star-packed solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto (out tomorrow), thankfully, ain’t that. The 10-track album, executive produced by Johnny Depp, features some iconic frontmen on guest vocals, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, The New York Dolls’ David Johansen and almost/could’ve been Led Zep crooner Terry Reid, alongside drummer David Goodstein and Perry’s sons Tony and Roman (who co-wrote material as well).
Recordings by Aerosmith, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones are among the 2018 additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Several classic songs and albums have been chosen by America’s Recording Academy committee as part of a “commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings” the organisation’s president Neil Portnow noted.
Among the songs included are Dream On by Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones hit Paint it Black, Bowie’s classic Space Oddity, and Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You.
Meanwhile, Nevermind by Nirvana, Queen‘s A Night at the Opera, Dr Dre’s The Chronic, and Band of Gypsys by Jimi Hendrix are among the albums which will be added to the Hall of Fame’s recordings.
Portnow added, “The Grammy Hall of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known.”
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
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?
After ruling the airwaves and conquering the big screen, animated superstar SpongeBob SquarePants is heading to the stage — and bringing a couple of Aerosmith members with him.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical is due to make its Broadway bow on Nov. 6 at the Palace Theater in New York City, and in advance of the stage show’s debut, its original soundtrack recording has made its way online via NPR’s First Look series. The track listing, which you can stream at NPR, contains contributions from a varied assortment of artists — including Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, who can be heard on the song “Bikini Bottom Boogie.” Continue reading Hear Joe Perry and Steven Tyler’s ‘Bikini Bottom Boogie’ From ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’