Saturday, January 8, 2011

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler looking for Joe Perry, wants to record

The Aerosmith communication gap remains wide open.

After a fairly rocky 2010, the band members went their separate ways while Steven Tyler got the lion’s share of media attention due to the profile of his new gig at American Idol.

Throughout the year, I think all the band members said they wanted to get back in the studio to work on new music, but timing just wasn’t on their side.

Even with the Idol premiere set for January 19 and the season set to kick into gear, it now appears that Tyler has found time to hit the studio, but is having difficulty reaching guitarist Joe Perry.

“I'm trying to rally the guys together," Tyler tells Rolling Stone. "We're having trouble getting Joe [Perry]. I don't know where he is, but just come down to L.A. at the end of January sometime. I've had enough downtime."

It may be nothing more than it appears, but sending messages through the media to reach fellow band members is not a good sign that people are on the same page.

"As far as Joe goes, look, the guy's got LSD — Lead Strummer Disorder," Tyler tells RS. "We've been brothers forever. He's just going through his thing. I think the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of unrecorded Joe Perry licks floating around in the ether somewhere."

Tyler tells RS that he thinks the two can find common ground. "We just have to get together and put the s**t together," he says. "That's all. We're all musicians, and what does that say for itself? We're like peripheral visionaries. We don't see what's in front of us more often than not. We see what's off to the sides. I just need to get them all together and put it together to be a band that is. That's all."

Perry was in L.A. last month to appear at the KLOS Mark & Brian Christmas Concert as part of the All-Star Band, playing alongside Paul Rodgers, Peter Frampton, Michael Anthony, Steve Lukather and Jason Bonham. Perry will also be supporting Rodgers at his Royal Albert Hall show in London on April 27.

For more of the Tyler interview, check out Rolling Stone here.

Aerosmith – Stop Messing Around
You Gotta Move DVD (2004)

See also:

Steven Tyler keeps busy with American Idol promo swing
Steven Tyler to appear on new ZZ Top tribute album
hennemusic: Steven Tyler leads list of 10 Rockers To Watch In 2011
Steven Tyler, Dave Grohl salute Paul McCartney
Aerosmith: Joe Perry interview