With the news about Aerosmith's upcoming tour about to be announced, Joe Perry spoke candidly about his over 50-year partnership with fellow “Toxic Twin” Steven Tyler.
Blabbermouth transcribed some of Perry's chat with Boston's WCVB Channel 5, in which the guitarist explained, “We've had our ups and downs. And like everything, there's a balance; there's the good and the bad. So, it was as bad as it could get, and it's also been as good as it can get. And I have to say right now, it's about as good as it can get. I think we've paid our dues on the other end. So, we're due some good times.”
Perry went on to say, “There are families out there who don't talk to each other for 10 years. There are brothers out there that don't talk to each other because they're no use to each other or for whatever reason. I mean, if we operated like that there would be no band and we wouldn't be able to make the music we make and perform the way we perform. That, to me, is the goal. We achieved it once and let the thing fall apart and rebuilt it again on what I thought was firmer ground, but people don't change much over the years. I guess that's part of the lesson.”
Joe Perry told us that — plain and simple — his love and appreciation for Steven Tyler is a constant in his life: “God, I mean, we raised our kids together, we took vacations together. He's done some pretty amazing things. He's also an amazing singer. So, like I said in my book, I know he's gonna be a handful, but I really wanna be in a band with this guy.”
On May 26th, Joe Perry will release a revamped version of his last solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto — now renamed Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII. The collection features alternate versions of the tracks from the original 2018 set along with newly recorded material.