JOE PERRY Says AEROSMITH Farewell Tour 'Could Go On For Two Years'

JOE PERRY Says AEROSMITH Farewell Tour 'Could Go On For Two Years'

Although Joe Perry and Steven Tyler have spoken openly about AEROSMITH launching a farewell tour, Perry says it's not quite as close to happening as you might think.

Perry tells Guitar World magazine: "It's one of many things we've talked about as a band, but I don't know if it's the end. We take it from album to tour and day to day. It's the same philosophy we've always had. But even if that final tour comes about, it could go on for two years. There are still a lot of places we haven't played yet that we want to play. More to follow; let's just put it that way."

Asked for his thoughts thoughts on Tyler's new solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", Perry said: "I'm really happy he did it because he's been talking about it for years. It's given us a chance to take a break and has worked out well for everyone that he's finally getting to do it. I know he's doing some gigs and going on the road after he releases the record, but the main thing is he's having fun doing it. That's why you do a solo record — to explore new music and work with different musicians. As long as he's doing what he wants, that's what counts."

Perry also talked about the status of his own new solo album, explaining: "I've been doing a lot of writing and recording. Originally, it was just going to be instrumental, but since I had so many tracks someone suggested I have a couple of vocalists come in that I never have a chance to work with. I'm not sure when it will come out, but I did release a single recently online with Terry Reid called 'I'll Do Happiness', to give people a taste of what's going on. People are really going to be surprised to hear some of this new stuff. It's a whole different kind of energy than some of the other solo records I've done."

While on hiatus, the members of AEROSMITH have been keeping busy with solo projects — Perry recently hit the road with his star-studded side project HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo. AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford joined forces once again with Derek St. Holmes for a spring and summer run.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).