Former AEROSMITH Guitarist RICK DUFAY Discusses 'Rock In A Hard Place' Album

An excerpt from a revealing interview with former AEROSMITH guitarist Rick Dufay is available online at Music writer Joel Gausten will include the full version of the interview as part of his upcoming book, titled "Albums that (Should've) Changed the World". In addition to featuring exclusive interviews with past/present members of KISS, BLACK SABBATH, DANZIG, PRONG, MISFITS, KILLING JOKE, PLASMATICS, RAMONES and many others, the book will include a full chapter devoted to uncovering the full story behind AEROSMITH's 1982 album, "Rock In A Hard Place". The chapter will include a detailed history of the album's creation, a song-by-song breakdown of the album's music and extensive interviews with Dufay and studio bassist Paul Ill.

"'Rock In A Hard Place' is a rare beast — a forgotten album by one of the biggest bands in the world," explains Gausten. "It is also the band's final album (until 2004's 'Honkin' On Bobo') to feature overt blues influences. Although many in the band's original fanbase are still miffed by the commercial-driven sound of the band's late '80s/1990s material, they would be pleasantly surprised by the power of this usually passed-over album if provided a proper introduction to it. This chapter includes an in-depth, and often hilarious, interview with outspoken former member Rick Dufay. This chapter also offers several all-new revelations, including who did — and didn't — play on the album, who quit the band and came back before the media found out…and some things involving a nude girl and a cigarette boat. AEROSMITH fans may have already read every other book on the band, but this chapter is one story they've never read before!"

Joel Gausten is the former managing editor of Liner Notes magazine. A longtime musician, he has worked with a number of artists, including PIGFACE and ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN. "Albums that (Should've) Changed the World" is slated for an August 2007 release.


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