On January 19, 2018 Joe Perry released his latest solo album. Curiously entitled Sweetzerland Manifesto, the record is a hard rocking release featuring the once-coveted Terry Reid, who is best known for his “almost” moment making musical history as the front man of Led Zeppelin. He turned it down due to other commitments, but suggested Page use a vocalist by the name of Robert Plant. Reid’s collaborations read like a who’s who of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest artists and once Joe Perry knew he was living nearby, he called him up to come sing on the record. Other vocals on the album include Gary Cherone (Extreme), David Johansen (New York Dolls) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick).
It’s easily Joe Perry’s best solo album, even though it features two instrumentals out of ten altogether, which – let’s admit it – we usually tend to skip over in exchange for fiery, harder rocking tunes, or vocally powerful ballads. And it’s hard to say that, knowing that this was supposed to be an instrumental album. That said, the album has received critical praise from a number of publications. This may be Perry’s proudest moment of his life, partly because he worked on this album with two of his sons, Roman and Tony, but also because he has a new Hollywood Vampires in the works, one that features Alice Cooper on vocals. He will be touring again with the Hollywood Vampires from May 24 to July 25, 2018.
As if that wasn’t enough, he’s doing only three shows with “Joe Perry and Friends,” presumably to support the new album, first at the House of Blues in Boston on Wednesday, then coming to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday and wrapping up in Altantic City on Friday. To say that he couldn’t be busier would be an understatement. But there is a sort of excitement – exhilaration even – in his voice. We talked with him this week in advance of the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom show and here’s what he had to say.
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Despite where your loyalties may lie as a fan, we all concede that there are a handful of bands that are true rock legends and Aerosmith is definitely up there among them. Created in the ’70s in Boston, MA, USA, the “Bad Boys from Boston”, as they are sometimes called, managed to catapult to superstar status by giving us rock gems like Cryin’, Crazy and the timeless classic ballad I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.
Now, founding member Joe Perry says he wants Aerosmith to join forces again and record new material, so could this be what die-hard fans have been long waiting for? Continue reading Aerosmith Might Be Recording New Material On The Eve Of 50th Anniversary
On this episode, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry dishes on ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto,’ an all new solo album that was produced by Johnny Depp and features all-star guest vocalists. The legend also discusses the future with Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires, his relationship with Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone, working with his son, Terry Reid, and much more!
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Ever since Aerosmith announced that they would be embarking on their farewell tour, reports have been rather mixed on whether or not Aerosmith will continue to write and record music. Some band members have said yes, others have said no, and now we’re all just too confused to decipher a definite answer from the band. To make things worse, Joe Perry was asked about this and gave an even more vague answer…
In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Joe Perry opened up about the possibility of creating a new Aerosmith album. Here is what he had to say…
“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. It’s really about the tempo and the schedule. Obviously, we’ve slowed down somewhat from how we used to tour, but anything’s possible. I don’t know yet.”
“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.”
I guess at this point, like I say time and time again, time will tell. Personally, I think one last great record from Aerosmith would be a great way to cap off their stellar multi-decade career, but that’s just me…
By Daily Rock Box
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.
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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.
<iframe width=’640′ height=’360′ scrolling=’no’ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/joe-perry-exclusive-interview-185711157.html?format=embed’ allowfullscreen=’true’ mozallowfullscreen=’true’ webkitallowfullscreen=’true’ allowtransparency=’true’ allow=’autoplay; fullscreen’></iframe> Continue reading Joe Perry talks Aerosmith – “Getting that machine going can be really hard”
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 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.
Joe Perry isn’t quite sure how to describe his new solo LP.
“It’s kind of a modern-made classic rock record, I guess,” says Perry, chuckling.
The Aerosmith guitarist was back in town this week for an appearance at Newbury Comics promoting “Sweetzerland Manifesto,” an album he wrote and recorded while holed up at his buddy Johnny Depp’s house in LA.
Among those conscripted to play or sing on the LP — Perry’s sixth solo project — were Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, Depp, Terry Reid, Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, drummer Zak Starkey, and former New York Dolls frontman David Johansen.
By Boston Globe