23rd April 10:52
BTW, rumor has it Sedona Sunrise will be on the new album under a
different title. Now here is the blurb.
Aerosmith In Classic Frame Of Mind On New Album
June 23, 2006, 10:45 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Aerosmith is in the thick of work on its new studio album, which should
out in spring 2007 via Columbia. The process had not been hindered by
Steven Tyler's recent throat surgery, according to guitarist Joe Perry.
sounding better than ever," Perry tells Billboard.com. "Even just
to him talk, his voice has this timbre that I haven't heard for years."
In addition to considering material from outside songwriters, Aerosmith
looking to its archives for inspiration.
"There's some stuff we left off certain records that we've been
our heads over why that happened," Perry says. "There's also bits and
things we haven't got to, and some stuff from [the 2004 blues album]
'Honkin' on Bobo' that never got finished. We want to bring some of the
the experimenting we've done on the albums over the last few years and
that in with that 'Honkin' on Bobo'-kind of energy."
"It's kind of like the old story of the 100-year-old hammer handed down
three generations," Perry says by way of describing the method to
madness in the studio. "The handle has been changed three times, and
changed four. For us, we're the same old hammer, but updated a few
"Some songs are still two riffs and a chorus but they're classic
a guitar riff and the vocals and the slammin' rhythm section," he
It's funny how some of it sounds like that to me. Some of it has
and big hair but it's surprising how well it fits today's playlists."
Perry says he can't wait to hit the road with Motley Crue on the the
of All Evil tour, which begins Sept. 14 in Holmdel, N.J. "In some ways
Crue is like a baby band to me," he says. "You still think of them as
But they have gone through all the things bands go through, come back
have a whole batch of fans who saw them at the first rock show they
went to. When you turn on classic rock radio now, you have Motley Crue,
Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and the Stones."
In addition, Perry promises Aerosmith will be dusting off a song or two
its back catalog, similar to "Seasons of Wither" and "Draw the Line,"
have come back from the dead on recent tours.
"Other songs will get that day in the sun, because they never did," he
"Maybe other songs crowded them out. In the late '80s and early '90s,
those singles to play and there wasn't as much interest from the fans
those songs. But there are fans that are now discovering some of those
23rd April 10:52
" When you turn on classic rock radio now, you have Motley Crue, Aerosmith,
Led Zeppelin and the Stones."
I thought this quote was quite humorous.
Come on, Joe .... Motley Crue???????
I know you have to sell the tour and all ... but let's be realistic here.
Motley Crue is not classic rock, and should not even be mentioned in the
same sentence with the three bands above.
"Spreading a little of my special sunshine, throughout usenet hell."