Jim Farber of the New York Daily News spoke with Aerosmith about their new album ‘Honkin’ on Bobo’, due out Tuesday (March 23), which will be the group’s first all-blues album. “We’re not out to educate people about the blues. We’re not blues crusaders and we’re not a blues band,” guitarist Joe Perry emphasized. Frontman Steven Tyler added, “We know that all [the critics] are just waiting to say, ‘This doesn’t sound like a blues record’.” They say ‘Bobo’ is modeled after the English reinterpretation of American blues in the ’60s by bands like the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and the Yardbirds.
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