Joe Perry Says New Aerosmith Music Will Come Eventually
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.08.2014
"We're going to want to go in and make new music at some point..."
Joe Perry recently spoke with Billboard about their upcoming tour with Slash, a potential new Aerosmith album and more. Check out the highlights:
On the band's famously disastrous tour with Guns N' Roses in 1988: "That was a long time ago. There's been a lot of water under the bridge. But having Slash on the bill... It's gonna be a really good rock show. The competition is stiff as ever out there, but there's a real vibe there. He's got a really good band and they just finished their new album and they're excited about getting out there with us. I think it's gonna be great."
On the failure of Music From Another Dimension!: "My feeling is we didn't really get a chance to tour much behind it. I still think it's got some life to it, so we'll probably play a few songs from it this summer and remind people it's out there."
On his upcoming memoir: "The book took up much more time than I expected. I just felt like it was time to do it. Joey (Kramer) put his book out and Steven put his book out, and I was getting to the point where I was starting to feel like there was a reason and a time and a feeling for me to do one, too. It's not the kind of book where I'm out to blame anybody for anything; I certainly take my part of the responsibility for the ups and downs, but I'm sure there are going to be people who look at it and go, 'No, I don't remember it that way.' Overall I think people are going to be surprised by the book. It's definitely not your VH1 'Behind the Music' kind of a book."
On including details about his equipment in the book: "Some real technical stuff that may not have any interest to a lot of people but guitar players will love it...[there will be] some of my favorite songs from some of my solo work that I know people haven't heard...maybe some video links to interviews and things like that."
On a potential Aerosmith album: "When people go to see us live, they want to hear some of the old songs and some of the medium-old songs from the 80s and 90s. There's so many songs to choose from that we get requests for that we're over-songed at this point. So as far as feeling like we need a new record...I know we're going to want to go in and make new music at some point, but I don't know if that means waiting until you have 12 songs you think are good enough. Maybe it should be two or three songs and then you release it, and awhile later you put out a couple more songs."