Monday, September 26, 2016
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry reveals that he has completed recording his latest solo album.
“It’s in the can right now. I just need to polish it up a bit more,” Perry tells The Musician’s Ear. “I’m looking to release some of it in the new year.”
Perry has been working on the project in a California studio on and off over the past year while Aerosmith has been on hiatus and juggling live duties with the Alice Cooper-led supergroup The Hollywood Vampires.
In April, Perry premiered the single, “I’ll Do Happiness”, featuring UK vocalist Terry Reid, and confirmed the addition of Iggy Pop, David Johansen and Zak Starkey to the project.
Asked if he still feels that he has lots of riffs left to discover, Perry adds, “That’s why I keep making solo records. I’m still searching for those things. I’ve still got lots of riffs inside me, and lots of riffs on my iPhone. (laughs) They need to get transferred onto some kind of recording format with some bass and drums.”
The latest project will mark Perry’s seventh solo release, including three records under The Joe Perry Project banner.
Aerosmith performed their first show of 2016 at the Kaboo Festival in Del Mar, CA on September 17 and will launch a South American tour in Bogota, Colombia on September 29.
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