CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan‘s profile of AEROSMITH for “60 Minutes” will air on Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on CBS. The segment will include an interview Laura conducted with the band on their last tour.
AEROSMITH began work on its first all-new album since 2001 last year, with the rest of the band working on music while singer Steven Tyler made his “American Idol” debut.
The band has been working with producer Jack Douglas, who collaborated with them on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks”.
In a recent interview with RollingStone.com, AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler stated about the band’s forthcoming CD, “We’re gonna have a vintage sound, ’cause we’re going to tape and a lot of good things like that. We’re keeping tracks lean, not a lot of overdubs, and like I said, we’re using Jack to his fullest. So you’re gonna hear some stuff where you might think AEROSMITH‘s back.”
He added, “I’m having such a good time writing again. You got the songs right now where they’re like shells, with no lyrics and no melody, and I get to fill in the blanks like I did with ‘Back In The Saddle’ when it was just a track.”
AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry recently revealed via Twitter that the band will embark on a U.S. tour in June. Tickets will go on sale in March. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming weeks.
In a recent interview with the QMI Agency, Perry stated about AEROSMITH‘s new material, “It definitely has a feel like some of the early stuff. We’ve tried to bring that back. People are always asking for something that sounds like the old stuff, but you can’t rewrite ‘Mama Kin’ or ‘Same Old Song And Dance’. All you can do is go in and start from the same place you started when you made those records. So we just went in with (producer) Jack Douglas and we all worked on the record. There’s a song or two that the band helped write, and Tom (Hamilton, bass) wrote and Brad (Whitford, guitar) has a track on there. So from that point of view, it’s a lot more like an early AEROSMITH record. We were all in the room when we were pulling these songs together and recording them. Every way that we used to make our records, that’s what we did to get this to where it is. Right down to what we’re doing now, which is going over the tracks and bringing them up to speed. Steven [Tyler] is finishing up the lyrics and we’re just going to put the finishing touches on it.”
Tyler said at a recent press conference that sales of AEROSMITH‘s back catalog were up 260 percent since he began appearing on “Idol”.
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