AEROSMITH's much-anticipated new blues album has had its release date pushed back to January 2004. Guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com, "All the basics are done, we're probably three-quarters done with the overdubs. And there really aren't many to do, because we cut the album basically live.""By having the record come out in January, it gives us a little more time, and if something else comes along, it will be real easy to cut it and throw it on there," he added. The band co-produced the as-yet-untitled set with Jack Douglas, who helmed such AEROSMITH classics as "Toys in the Attic" (1975) and "Rocks" (1976). The album will probably feature covers of MUDDY WATERS' "I'm Ready", LITTLE WALTER's "Temperature" and a couple of MISSISSIPPI FRED MCDOWELL cuts, including "You Gotta Move". Also included will be a few new AEROSMITH originals. "There's one song that we wrote in Hawaii," Perry said. "It's got a real R&B feel to it — it kind of has the same feel as 'Crazy'." AEROSMITH will kick off a co-headlining tour with KISS on August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour — on which AEROSMITH will close each show — will most likely last until Christmas, moving from amphitheaters into arenas.
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