Rick Massimo of The Providence Journal recently conducted an in-depth interview with AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry.
Regarding AEROSMITH's future, Perry said the band is committed to do four shows in late October and early November in Abu Dhabi and Hawaii. "It remains to be seen whether Steven [Tyler, vocals] will be well enough to do those dates; I think he will be … I know he wants to be."
After that, he said, "I think we're going to have to take at least six months off, maybe even longer, to get everybody kind of settled down, let a lot of this [expletive] die down, a lot of the bad press wash away, as it does, and then start up again. And make a really great studio record. We know the fans want it; I know it's what I want, and it's what the other guys want. And then do a tour.
"That's what I hope happens. But in the meantime, I want to be touring with my band."
He seemed to go back and forth between confidence and wariness: "I'd like to see us play for another 10 years. But we're all getting older, and everybody has different lives. But I know that everyone loves playing together. This tour, we were probably playing better together than we've ever played.
"But either way, I'm up for anything, and that's why I can't sit still, and I have a solo album ready to go. And I don't know what the other guys are gonna do while we're waiting, but I wasn't going to waste any time."
Read the entire interview from The Providence Journal.