Aerosmith Recording New Album This Summer
After months of high-school level public bickering, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith have apparently kissed and made up, and now plan to record their first album since 2004's 'Honkin' on Bobo' together this summer. Perry was upset about Tyler joining the judging panel of 'American Idol.'
Tyler broke the news via his twitter account, declaring (his caps) "AEROFREAKSREJOICE ...JOE & I SENT SMOKE SIGNALS... SHOT THE S--- & CHEWED THE FAT FOR THE LAST YEAR... BUT JUST SMOKED THE PEACE PIPE." Hopefully that's a metaphor, we all know Tyler's had some addiction issues over the years.
It's good news, but really, hardly a surprise to anyone who saw the legendary quintet tear it up on their tour last summer. It's obvious the band has a lot of gas left in the tank, and it's good to see they're determined not to waste any more time. Tours of South America and Japan are tentatively planned for the fall.
Whatever opposition Perry had to Tyler's role on the popular reality show might be somewhat quelled by overall positive reaction to his bandmate's performance on the show, as well as the fact that sales of Aerosmith albums have jumped as much as 250% since the season started.