Perry turns to fans for album title
July 02, 2009
By GARY GRAFF
DETROIT _ Aerosmith’s next album might be “on the bench, in pieces,” waiting for the group to resume recording after it finishes touring in mid-September, but guitarist Joe Perry’s next solo album is almost ready to go. Perry tells Billboard.com that he’s just finishing mixing the follow-up to 2005’s Grammy Award-nominated “Joe Perry” and expects it to be mastered next week. He plans to release a single in late July or early August, with the album coming out this fall. “It’s a lot different than the last one,” Perry reports. “The last one was a straight-ahead rocker. This one’s got some different things on it.” The album was recorded in about seven weeks at Perry’s home studio, The Boneyard; he shares lead vocal duties with a German singer who his wife, Billie, discovered on the Internet, and there’s one instrumental track. David Hull from the Joe Perry Project and Ben Tileston, who plays with two of Perry’s sons in TAB The Band, were also involved.