Joe Perry on new Aerosmith album: ‘What’s the point?’

Joe Perry admitted he sometimes wonders if there’s any point in Aerosmith making another album, but he talked up the chances of some new songs being recorded before the band end its career.

The veteran rockers’ last LP, Music From Another Dimension!, arrived in 2012. Last year, they reported they had started tracking a new song. Band members had been discussing the value of a new album for some time.

“I don’t know if we have time to do a whole record, but Steven [Tyler] and I have talked about getting together and at least throwing some stuff out before we start up again,” Perry said in a recent interview with SiriusXM (via Blabbermouth). He reported that he and singer Tyler had both put in some studio time. “It’s really about the tempo and the schedule,” he said. “Obviously, we’ve slowed down somewhat from how we used to tour, but anything’s possible. I don’t know yet.”

The guitarist noted that no band discussions had taken place, though he felt “everybody’s vibe is we’d like to have some new material. But we’ve got so many songs that we haven’t played in so long, and other songs that we’ve never played, so there are a lot of things to come into consideration when you talk about a new record. Sometimes I think about, ‘What’s the point?’ We’ve got all these songs that we’ve already written that have been on these albums that we’d love to play that no one’s ever heard before. And I certainly love recording, and I could see it happening.”

Asked whether there was any truth to the rumor that Aerosmith could play a Las Vegas residency, Perry said the idea had been talked about, but nothing had been decided. “I imagine we’ll do it at some point,” he said.

By Ultimate Classic Rock

Joe Perry talks Aerosmith – “Getting that machine going can be really hard”

On January 19th, legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto . As part of the promotional activities for this new collection of songs, Joe sat down with Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo! News for an in-depth video chat, which can be viewed below.

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Joe Perry – The Sweetzerland Manifesto (Album Review)

reviewThere are few things scarier than an Aerosmith song with Joe Perry on lead vocals, which makes the prospect of him fronting an entire album decidedly terrifying. But, let’s assuage those fears early. On ‘The Sweetzerland Manifesto’, as with most of the guitarist’s solo offerings, he’s roped in some guest singers to deliver exactly the kind of record you’d expect from such an old school gunslinger.  Continue reading Joe Perry – The Sweetzerland Manifesto (Album Review)

Joe Perry on possibility of fresh music from Aerosmith: ‘It would be good to get something new out’

Joe Perry has told Yahoo! News that he would “really like to put some music together” with his AEROSMITH bandmates for a possible follow-up to 2012’s “Music from Another Dimension!” album. “Steven [Tyler, vocals] and I have talked about it in general, because we both have things going on [Tyler released a country solo album in 2016], but I think there’s some time we’ll carve in there to get together,” he said. “Even if it’s a couple of songs, it would be good to get something new out, so we’ll see.”

Perry also revealed that AEROSMITH has “used every tool available to man to figure out how to get along” and stay together, including taking part in the same type of group counseling sessions that METALLICA attended during the making of the latter band’s “Some Kind Of Monster” documentary. “That METALLICA thing that they did, it was pretty cool that they filmed it and all that, but that was like old news for us at that point,” Perry said. “Over the years, we’ve had to seek professional help. We grew up together. We were kids, had this idea to do this, and living in an apartment together. You grow up, you know. You have relationships, marriages, kids, so everybody’s interests started to spread out, but the vision of doing the band, we still feel that. But sometimes it’s really hard to reconcile people’s differences, so sometimes you’re going to talk to somebody.” He added: “We haven’t needed that for a while. We should probably be writing books on it now! But I think that’s another thing we’ve outgrown.”

“Music From Another Dimension!”, was released when AEROSMITH’s label, Columbia Records, was reportedly going through a leadership change, and it ended up becoming a commercial disappointment.

The lackluster response to the disc later caused two bandmembers — Perry and drummer Joey Kramer — to question whether there’s any point in AEROSMITH making future albums.

Perry’s new solo album, titled “Sweetzerland Manifesto”, was released on January 19.

By Blabbermouth

Joe Perry reveals how his wife helped Aerosmith come together again

When Aerosmith reunited in 1984, five years after the acrimonious departure of founding guitarist Joe Perry, the result was the greatest comeback in rock ’n’ roll history. Following Aerosmith’s culture-shifting, zeitgeist-capturing “Walk This Way” collaboration with then-rising hip-hop duo Run-DMC, which went to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, the group’s ninth studio album, Permanent Vacation, went five times platinum and further solidified their MTV-superstar status some 30 years ago. It also solidified the tumultuous yet enduring artistic partnership of the “Toxic Twins,” aka Perry and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.  Continue reading Joe Perry reveals how his wife helped Aerosmith come together again

Techaeris interviews Joe Perry: We talk music, Monster Blaster, and more

Chances are good if you’ve been a fan of music, or at least enjoy some classic rock you’ve at least heard of Joe Perry. Just in case you need a refresher, Joe is one of the founding members and lead guitar player for Aerosmith. He also has had a prolific solo career and has recently teamed up with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires. Joe Perry is truly a legend and an icon in the music industry, and suffice to say I’ve been a huge fan for years. He’s recently partnered with Monster to bring some classic rock tuning to a pair of Monster speakers.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Joe about his upcoming partnership with Monster, and what brought them together. I tried to keep my complete and utter fanboy-ing to a minimum, but believe me, I was quietly freaking out on my end of the phone call. Monster will be releasing a pair of speakers specially tuned by Joe to really push the classic rock sound. First up is a refresh of the Monster Blaster, the Classic Rock Edition. Next is the Monster Firecracker, Classic Rock edition, which provides big sound in a smaller package. Both speakers should be available soon, and you can read more about them in the full press release at the end of this article.

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Joe Perry Joined by Johnny Depp, Robin Zander, David Johansen, Slash and more for “Manifesto” Show at the Roxy

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).

Robin Zander

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Aerosmith & David Bowie set for Grammy Hall of Fame honour

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.”

By Star! Magazine UK

Boston Rock / Talk Podcast with Joe Perry

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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