Tyler Wants To Record New Aerosmith LP, But Can’t Find Perry
Attention all units: Be on the lookout for an aging lead guitarist from legendary rock band. If found please call Steven Tyler of Aerosmith immediately. There may be a reward of new music.
Steven Tyler has spent the last few months preparing for his first season as a judge on American Idol, but he tells Rolling Stone that’s he’s still keen on recording a new Aerosmith album. “I’m trying to rally the guys together,” he says. “We’re having trouble getting Joe [Perry]. I don’t know where he is, but just come down to L.A. at the end of January sometime. I’ve had enough downtime.”
Perry and Tyler started recording a follow-up to 2001’s Just Push Play a few years ago with producer Brendan O’Brien, but old tensions surfaced and they abandoned the project. Since then they group has continued to tour together, even though Tyler and Perry admit that they barely speak offstage.
“As far as Joe goes, look, the guy’s got LSD — Lead Strummer Disorder,” Tyler tells RS. “We’ve been brothers forever. He’s just going through his thing. I think the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of unrecorded Joe Perry licks floating around in the ether somewhere.”