AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler spoke to Jed Gottlieb of BostonHerald.com about the band’s long-awaited 15th studio album, “Music From Another Dimension”, which recently had its release date pushed back from August 28 to November 6 (via Columbia Records).
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.
“Music From Another Dimension” 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”.
“People didn’t think we had it in us,” Tyler said. “But, by the grace of God, Jack Douglas was available. That first year I was doing ‘Idol’, Jack happened to be working at a studio, Swinghouse, here in Hollywood, we did four, maybe five months with Jack, just like old times, and it worked.”
“There’s no doubt he has a vision of how things should sound,” Perry said of Douglas. “We fight with Jack and with each other still. But if we didn’t, the album would sound like (expletive). We were trying to prove something, we were fighting over songs, but that’s how you make a great album.”
The first song to be made available from “Music From Another Dimension” is a reworked version of the band’s 1991 outtake “Legendary Child”, which was originally written during the “Get A Grip” sessions. The track, which can be streamed below, will also be included in the upcoming film “GI Joe: Retaliation”, the release of which has now been pushed back to March 2013.
AEROSMITH performed “Legendary Child” on May 23 on the season finale of “American Idol”.
“Music From Another Dimension” track listing:
01. What Could Have Been Love
03. Street Jesus
04. Legendary Child
05. Oh Yeah
06. We All Fall Down
07. Another Last Goodbye
08. Out Go the Lights
09. Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)
11. Shakey Ground
12. Lover A Lot
13. Freedom Fighter
14. Up On The Mountain
“Legendary Child” audio stream: