AEROSMITH Guitarist To Guest On 'The Ellen Degeneres Show'

October 7, 2009

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will guest on tomorrow's (Thursday, October 8) edition of "The Ellen Degeneres Show".

Perry released his new solo album, "Have Guitar, Will Travel", on Tuesday (October 6). The first single from the project is "We've Got A Long Way To Go". Perry told The Pulse of Radio that he began putting together the solo project after work on the next AEROSMITH record was delayed. "The album has kind of a vibe to it, 'cause it was written and recorded in this burst of energy," he said. "I mean, I was so ready to do the AEROSMITH record, I just had to cut loose. I had to have an outlet. I mean, I'm always writing, I'm always in the studio anyway, I just didn't think it was gonna be this soon."

Perry and his touring band, the JOE PERRY PROJECT, played at the Viper Room in Hollywood on Tuesday to celebrate the album's release, with more dates on the way.

The guitarist recently told Billboard.com's Daily Noise how his project differs from a traditional AEROSMITH album. He said, "The biggest difference would be the lyrics but even sound-wise, I think it's different."

Vocals on the disc are handled by Perry and an unknown German singer named Hagen, who was found on YouTube by Perry's wife Billie.

AEROSMITH was forced to cancel its summer tour after a string of bad luck that concluded with singer Steven Tyler falling off a stage in Sturgis, South Dakota, injuring his head, neck and collarbone. Guitarist Brad Whitford and bassist Tom Hamilton also missed time due to medical issues.

While he hasn't spoken to Tyler in some time, Perry does not seem too worried about AEROSMITH's future, telling Daily Noise, "I think it's going to come around. We've been together too long for it to fade away."

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