“Bad Man” — the single Perry recorded with Pitbull, singer Robin Thicke and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker — hasn’t had much of an impact on the charts since making its debut earlier this year. But it’s resurfaced in recent days through its use as the soundtrack for TNT’s campaign to promote its NBA playoffs coverage, and the artists reassembled to film a commercial clip, which you can watch above. Continue reading Joe Perry’s Pitbull Collaboration ‘Bad Man’ Used for NBA Playoff Commercials
Joe Perry says his new supergroup, the Hollywood Vampires, will be staying in Central New York for about a week next month.
The rock band, which features the Aerosmith guitarist, singer Alice Cooper and guitarist (and sometimes actor) Johnny Depp, is scheduled to kick off their first-ever tour next month at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The group played a handful of shows in L.A. and the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil last year, but CNY will be the first to see them live in 2016 since their performance at the Grammy Awards in February. Continue reading Joe Perry talks Aerosmith future, says Hollywood Vampires will be in CNY for a week
Aerosmith man Joe Perry tells of moment he abandoned plan for instrumental release
Joe Perry says his upcoming solo album reached a “turning point” when Iggy Pop dropped into the studio and laid down vocals on one of the tracks.
The as-yet-untitled album was originally meant to be an instrumental record, but Pop’s involvement took it in a different direction.
British singer Terry Reid – who turned down a job with Led Zeppelin and recommended Robert Plant instead – and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen also lent their voices to the songs. Continue reading Iggy Pop brought ‘turning point’ to Joe Perry solo album
“When I’m writing songs, it always starts with some variation of R&B and funk,” Aerosmith guitarist says of new tracks
Joe Perry knows how to maximize his schedule. As he waits to kick off his upcoming tour with the supergroup Hollywood Vampires – which counts Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp among its ranks – the Aerosmith guitarist is hard at work in a California studio cutting songs. At this point he’s not sure where they’ll all end up – possibly on a solo album, another Hollywood Vampires release or maybe even an Aerosmith LP – but he tells Rolling Stone that he’s keeping a steady pace. “For me, it’s really about writing music,” he says. Continue reading Joe Perry Enlists Iggy Pop, David Johansen for New Solo Album
The sessions began as an instrumental solo record, but that changed course when a colleague of his suggested bringing in some vocalist friends. He added, “One night, Iggy Pop stopped by the studio after he’d done a show here and listened to a couple of tunes. Within a couple hours, he had finished [recording] everything and that was really the turning point for the record.”