Sunday, April 1, 2012

Aerosmith: New album update from Joe Perry

This past week, Aerosmith announced their summer “Global Warming” Tour, which kicks off June 16 in Minneapolis, MN with special guests Cheap Trick.

The Boston band also held a press conference in Los Angeles to promo the tour and the fact that they have a new record on the way (watch full video here.)

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry spoke with Billboard to provide an update on the status of the new album, which is expected this summer.

Each record, Perry says, "always starts with the stuff left over from the last record." In the case of "Legendary Child," which will appear on the new album and in the film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the song dates back 21 years to the "Get a Grip" sessions.

"This record is different from the recent past, say the last 20 years, where everybody is getting in the studio and throwing down their songs," Perry notes. "Some of the songs are completed and some are just riffs. This record is a lot more band-written stuff than there has been in the recent past.”

"We probably have two songs to write to finish. Or certainly there are slots to fill. We don't sit there and listen to the songs as a bunch. First time we did that was two weeks ago. The record company came in and wanted to hear what's happening and that gave us a chance to listen to everything as a bunch. We get a sense of where we're at and we'll do that again very soon."

For a list of Aerosmith tour dates, click here.

See also:

VIDEO: Aerosmith summer tour press conference
Aerosmith announce summer tour
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VIDEO: Aerosmith – Joe Perry surprises Steven Tyler on American Idol
VIDEO: Steven Tyler confirms Aerosmith song for G.I. Joe movie
VIDEO: Aerosmith on 60 Minutes – bonus footage
VIDEO: Aerosmith featured on 60 Minutes
American Idol runner-up to guest on Aerosmith album
VIDEO: Aerosmith - 60 Minutes preview
Aerosmith may debut new song on American Idol
VIDEO: Steven Tyler interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel
Steven Tyler says Aerosmith are ‘back’ on new album
Aerosmith: Joe Perry starts writing autobiography
UPDATE: Steven Tyler to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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VIDEO: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood rock CMT Crossroads
Aerosmith to launch US tour in June
Steven Tyler defends National Anthem performance
VIDEO: Aerosmith, Rush classics performed on American Idol
VIDEO: Sebastian Bach rocks classics by AC/DC, Aerosmith, Jim Hendrix
Aerosmith album update from Joe Perry
VIDEO: Steven Tyler interviewed on Access Hollywood
VIDEO: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry rock The Tonight Show
VIDEO: Steven Tyler sings anthem at AFC Championship game