Friday, May 30, 2014

Aerosmith guitarist wants to jam with Slash on upcoming tour

Aerosmith will team up with Slash this summer for the North American leg of the band’s Let Rock Rule tour, and guitarist Joe Perry says he wants to hook up and play some tunes with his longtime friend.

"I want to go out and play with him at least a couple of times," Perry tells Rolling Stone. "It's always fun to play something different. He might also play during our set. We're known for doing 'Mama Kin' together, but there are other songs he likes. ‘Rocks’ is one of his favorite records. I'm sure he's got a couple of songs he wants to play, and we'll oblige him. We're really good friends and it's going to be a really good tour."

Currently playing dates across Europe, Perry says the band is looking at changing up its setlist for the North American shows.

“We try to hit something from every decade," he says. "We're going to do a few off-the-wall ones that there will be some discussion about. It's started to get very heavy on the 1970s, with a lot of album cuts. Once we're back in the States, we'll definitely do more from the new album and things from the 1990s we haven't played in a long time. Off the top of my head, that might include [1989's] 'Monkey on My Back' or maybe even [1987's] 'Hangman Jury.'"

This fall, Perry will publish his autobiography, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith."

Due October 7, Perry worked on the book with author David Ritz, who has written books with B.B. King, Jerry Wexler and Bettye LaVette.

Perry’s memoir follows similar works by bandmates Steven Tyler (2011’s “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?”) and drummer Joey Kramer (2009’s “Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top”).

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