AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford will make a special appearance on Tuesday, November 19 on NBC-TV's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon". Whitford — who just wrapped a series of dates with AEROSMITH in South America and Mexico — will sit in with THE ROOTS in support of the recently released "Guitar Aficionado: The Collections" (Time Home Entertainment Inc., $50.00), an oversized deluxe volume of the world's most epic guitars, the stories behind them, and the collectors and artists who own them. "The Collections" offers a rare glimpse into the collections of the world's most illustrious and storied players, including Whitford, Carlos Santana, David Crosby of CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, Lindsey Buckingham of FLEETWOOD MAC, Elliot Easton of THE CARS, Joe Bonamassa, James Hetfield of METALLICA, Mick Mars of MÖTLEY CRÜE, and many more.
In other news, AEROSMITH recently announced dates in late spring/summer 2014, kicking off May 24 in Moscow, Russia plus an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival in June.
Whitford echoed a lot of fans feelings regarding the band's 2012 album, "Music From Another Dimension!", telling VH1 Radio Network's Dave Basner, "We have a lot of issues with the last record now. We felt like . . . I don't know, we feel like we missed the mark a little bit, and I'm not quite sure what we would've done different, but we feel like we should've done something a little different — but I don't think we know what it was. . .We had a good time making it, but I don't know if the material that we did really translated. Maybe we're a little bit stuck in the way we do things. I don't know. We kind of did it old school and thought we were going in the right direction, but. . . I don't know. I don't know."
Whitford went on to talk about tentative plans for the band's next album. "Maybe we'll experiment a bit more in maybe the writing process and stuff," he said. "Maybe we need to go back and do some more. . . maybe bring in some more contemporary people to work with, and maybe take a few twists and turns. I don't know."
"Music From Another Dimension!" was released on November 6, 2012, and debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.
The group's last collection of new songs, 2001's "Just Push Play", entered the chart at No. 2 with sales of 240,000 copies.