AEROSMITH Guitarist Talks Upcoming Autobiography, STEVEN TYLER’s ‘American Idol’ Exit

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry recently signed a deal to write his autobiography — likely to be released in fall 2013 — and told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he plans to be candid about the band’s history.

“I expect there will be a fair amount about me and Steven [Tyler, vocals], considering I’ve spent a good part of my life with him and three other guys,” Perry said. “The reality of writing it is starting to sink in, but I’m mostly wondering how much I want to put in the book and what to keep out.”

Tyler‘s “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?” autobiography was issued last year, while the band’s drummer, Joey Kramer, had his own tale, “Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top”, published in 2009. AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton is also rumored to be working on a book.

AEROSMITH‘s new album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, will arrive on November 6 via Columbia Records. The CD was helmed by producer Jack Douglas, who previously worked with AEROSMITH on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks” as well as on 2004’s “Honkin’ On Bobo”.

“I’m really anxious to hear what fans have to say about it,” Perry said. “It’s different than anything we’ve done in a long time, but the energy that runs through rock ‘n’ roll has stayed constant through all the years. Mostly by now I’m so sick of listening to the [new] songs, but now I’m listening for the fun of it.”

AEROSMITH began work on its first all-new album since 2001 last year, with the rest of the band working on music while Tyler made his “American Idol” debut.

Tyler announced his departure from “Idol” last month after serving as a judge for two seasons on the hit Fox show. The AEROSMITH frontman explained that he wanted to refocus on his music career.

“I know he really wanted to go back to the show if they asked him, but when the record started gathering momentum and the thought of going out and being locked into another year…as much as he enjoyed doing [‘Idol’], I think he missed being in the band full time,” Perry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, quickly adding, “Not that I ever felt he wasn’t present 100 percent for the band.”

 

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