[twitter style=”vertical” float=”left”] [fbshare type=”button”] [google_plusone size=”standard” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] Aerosmith are putting the final touches to their first studio album in 8 years, and are preparing to return to the road this summer, says guitarist Joe Perry.
“We’re in the middle of a bunch of stuff,” Perry told the QMI Agency. “I’m out here finishing up the Aerosmith record that we started last summer. Hopefully we’ll have it done in the next month or so.”
“And we’re definitely touring this summer. We’re gonna put tickets on sale in February or March and we’re going on the road in June. Everybody’s lined up. We’re ready.”
As for the new album, the Boston band reteamed with producer Jack Douglas, who worked with them on some of their biggest records in the 1970s.
Part of the “Jack” effect was to recreate the vibe of some of their earlier work…but was it a success?
“It definitely has a feel like some of the early stuff,” says Joe. “We’ve tried to bring that back. People are always asking for something that sounds like the old stuff, but you can’t rewrite ‘Mama Kin’ or ‘Same Old Song and Dance.’ All you can do is go in and start from the same place you started when you made those records. So we just went in with Jack Douglas and we all worked on the record. There’s a song or two that the band helped write, and Tom (Hamilton) wrote and Brad (Whitford) has a track on there. So from that point of view, it’s a lot more like an early Aerosmith record. We were all in the room when we were pulling these songs together and recording them. Every way that we used to make our records, that’s what we did to get this to where it is. Right down to what we’re doing now, which is going over the tracks and bringing them up to speed. Steven Tyler is finishing up the lyrics and we’re just going to put the finishing touches on it.”
The new Aerosmith album is due out later this spring.