Aerosmith Might Never Release New Album, Joe Perry Explains

"I don't know if making new albums makes sense anymore," Perry adds.

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry recently shared a pessimistic stance regarding the release of full-length efforts, basically calling it pointless.

"Our contract to Sony is fulfilled and we're free agents right now," Joe told Rolling Stone. "We're trying to figure out what that means.

"I don't even know if making new albums makes sense anymore," he continued. "Maybe we'll just release an EP every six months. I don't know what the future looks like."

Part of Perry's reluctance to delve into the new album work comes from the weak response to the band's latest record, 2012's "Music From Another Dimension." After debuting on No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, it pretty much just disappeared without a trace. None of the four subsequently released singles have even scraped the singles chart.

"I'm obviously disappointed it didn't work out the way it was supposed to," Perry explained. "But on the other hand, once a record is out, it's out forever. Maybe in two years someone might hear a song off it and go, 'What was that song? It should have been on the radio.' And it might hit a wave again."

But despite all the troubles, Joe remains proud of the latest Aerosmith effort. "It felt like a record in the old tradition to me," he said. "Everybody had a song on there. Brad [Whitford] wrote songs with Steven Tyler. Tom [Hamilton] wrote some himself. We had done it every other way, so we decided to go back to the old way. [Producer] Jack [Douglas] was there helping us. It worked out so well. The record was ... is a great record," he optimistically concluded.

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    Joe Perry is great rock guitarist. I wish he could make more good music again.
    It wasn't a great record, but it had moments of potential. There is virtually no market for that type of music anymore, though.
    So what? Just because you have to work for it and can't coast off shitting out just anything you don't want to do it anymore? That's weak, Perry. That's real weak.
    No one looks cooler behind a guitar than Joe imo, and one of the reasons I ever picked up a guitar. And actually there is a good handful songs on their last album that definitely could have fit right in with their early albums, but once again the crappy pop ballads got in the way.
    Joshua Garcia
    An EP every six months? That's just... Crazy . I guess I'll just... Dream On .
    Look at those downvotes, ain't that a bitch
    Understandable. I was shocked the other day to find out that the Foo Fighters (who sell out stadiums all over the world) have only sold 11 million albums in their 19 year career. A very small number when all things are considered. Buying albums is becoming a thing of the past unfortunately.
    It would be amazing if everyone would stop going crazy about a new big ten inch record. Honestly though, the last album was a mess, just a hodgepodge of solo stuff from the band members, and a few great collaborations to round it out. And we don't need Whitford and Perry doing vocals, sorry.
    Brad Whitford doing vocals? Unless you're talking about backing vocals, not sure what you mean. As for Joe Perry, well, he's always sang some lead vocals....
    aerosmith are garbage first album was good and some old stuff but they suck Joe Perry is a great guitarist though I'll give em that