Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aerosmith working on new music

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed the band are working on new music.

“We actually did some recording while we were touring Europe, and we started recording a new song. We were in the studio in London,” Whitford tells Billboard Argentina. “The song is a musical idea of Joe Perry's. We're doing it very much like we did songs back when we started out. It's a very rock 'n roll.”

The guitarist says the Boston rockers have several options when it comes time to release the tune.

“Yeah, you know, you don't have to record a whole CD anymore,” Whitford explains. “So, hopefully, we can put out this one song or two or three. The music business has changed so much since we started. You have to do things really differently. We could just release one song and make it available for download. It is a different world in the music business.”

Whitford’s comments about new music follow similar statements made by Perry in March, when he revealed that the Boston band had postponed plans for a US tour later this year in order to return to the studio to work on a new album.

Aerosmith launched what was initially billed as their farewell tour, “Aero-Vederci Baby!”, at Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 17.

The group recently wrapped up a European tour and will head to South America for more shows next month, including an appearance at Brazil's Rock In Rio on September 21.

“Hopefully, there's five more years,” adds Whitford about the world tour. “It's got longer. We're going to keep playing until we can't play anymore.”

Aerosmith’s latest release is 2012’s “Music From Another Dimension!”

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