Aerosmith's Brad Whitford On New Album: 'The Band Has Been Playing Better Than Ever'

November 6 sees the release of Aerosmith's 15th album, "Music From Another Dimension". Guitarist Brad Whitford says, "the band has been playing better than ever."

Aerosmith's Brad Whitford On New Album: 'The Band Has Been Playing Better Than Ever'
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November 6 sees the release of Aerosmith's 15th album, "Music From Another Dimension". Guitarist Brad Whitford says, "the band has been playing better than ever." Speaking to Guitar International, Whitford explains, "We had an initial writing session for this CD about a year and half ago, where we worked up seven or eight songs with [songwriter] Marti Frederiksen in L.A. We had a good vibe right from that start and were having a lot of fun doing it. "From there we went into the studio with Jack Douglas [producer] a few months later. We had a tremendous amount of ideas to work with I think even the band was surprised at the result." Brad Whitford says it was a team effort: "Everybody came to the session with lots of ideas. Everybody contributed to the record." He admits there are many older riffs on the album, but only now have Aerosmith managed to turn them into proper tracks. "'Street Jesus' and 'Out Go The Lights'... some of those riffs we have been jamming with for a long time but never quite figured out where they were going to go. With the help of Jack Douglas, we were able to finally turn them into songs instead of just riffs." He added: "I think it might be one of the better CDs that we have ever done. Lots of times you make a CD and end up with one or two tracks that you're not totally happy with. And that typically that has to do with how much materials you have to work with. We had an enormous amount of material." Thanks for the report to Michael Leonard, Gibson.com.

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    Jesus_Dean
    ...but don't ya ever get tired of hearing these veteran bands say that. When is a band gonna just come out and say: "Yeah, well we've been kinda busy with the Grandkids and the prostate cancer OP, so this is the best we could do for now."
    Ironpriest
    "where we worked up seven or eight songs with [songwriter] Marti Frederiksen in L.A." Oh hi ghost writers!
    Firehawk2410
    HURDUR...they're old so they suck! Have any of you even been to an Aerosmith concert? I'd say they're better than they were when they were younger. What they put on the albums isn't always their best showing, but live they're total badasses
    FERAL1975
    I've always found them a little sloppy live compared to other bands unfortunately.