Joe Perry stopped by Billboard.com to talk about his new album ‘Have Guitar, Will Travel’, how it compares to Aerosmith, and if there will be another Aerosmith tour and album. “Yeah, definitely do,” Perry said, even though he confessed he hadn’t spoken to singer Steven Tyler since his fall and hospitalization at Sturgis in early August. “I think that things will come around. We’ve learned that the band belongs together, it’s just gonna take a little time for it to kind of settle out. We’ve been together too long to fade away.” Watch the interview below.
Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry and wife Billie Paulette Montgomery were photographed leaving their hotel in New York City on Friday (June 26), heading to the Jones Beach Theater for a performance with his band.
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry spoke with CBS News about the band’s ‘Guitar Hero: Aerosmith’ video game and their upcoming tour. Watch it below.
Joe Perry tells the Boston Herald he’s going to vote for John McCain in next Tuesday’s U.S. elections. The Aerosmith guitarist told Dave Wedge: “We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side’.” Perry added that he’s “been a hardcore Republican my whole life.” Read more.
The Press of Atlantic City caught up with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, who discussed the challenges of coming up with a set list given the band’s massive catalog of music spaning multiple generations. “We get a certain skeleton we work from and certain structure that has spaces in it, where we can plugs songs in and take them out and change them,” Hamilton said. “We have to have ‘Sweet Emotion’, ‘Walk This Way’ and ‘Dream On’, and some of the ballads, and then we can interchange different album cuts. You have to figure out which era to draw from. Right now, we’re drawing more heavily on the ’70s stuff.” The transcript at pressofatlanticcity.com has since been removed.
Aerosmith performed at Olympiysky Sports Arena in Moscow, Russia on Thursday (July 12). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Aerosmith performed live at Skonto stadions in Riga, Latvia on July 3rd. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Aerosmith performed in concert at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday (June 26). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
The Feeling’s blog features a Q&A with frontman Dan Gillespie Sells, who talked about the reaction to the band when they opened for Aerosmith in Dublin the other night. “They hated us in the beginning, but then I think we won them over, like we do,” he said. “But I think the more camp side of what we do made them feel embarrassed because they’re so macho.” Asked if they got a chance to meet the veteran rockers, Dan responded, “No. Rich already met Steve Tyler at the Brits, though. But they came in in their special cars a few minutes before they were on the stage and then as soon as they came off the stage they were straight in their cars and off. That’s exactly how I’m going to do it when I get as big as them. We have actually done it at a gig before, but only because we had to get a flight. So it was straight off the stage and onto a bus. That’s the rock ‘n’ roll way to do it.”