On November 6th, AEROSMITH will release Music From Another Dimension! on Columbia Records. It marks the band’s 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years.
RollingStone.com are premiering the album, one track at a time, in the weeks leading up to the release. ‘Out Go The Lights’ is a hard-rocking, lip-smacking blues, set to a cowbell beat as an anxious Steven Tyler vamps about, “Living on coochie and romance/ Waiting for Cupid to call.” Female backing vocals take on a taunting, torrid flavor, as Joe Perry ignites a red-hot guitar solo that doesn’t quit for the song’s nearly seven minutes.
The track’s working title was ‘The Guilty Kilt’: “There’s a joke about the guy who gets a hard-on with a kilt on,” explains bassist Tom Hamilton, “so it’s a guilty kilt.” It’s a riff idea that dates back to sessions for 1989′s Pump, which popped up spontaneously between songs on tour over the years, with Tyler sometimes scatting on-the-spot vocals.
“I remember jamming that live during the show,” says Perry. “There was something about that tempo – it’s got that funk that we do. It just wouldn’t leave us alone.”
Read more and hear ‘Out Go The Lights’ at this location.
Commentary and audio for the track ‘Tell Me’ can be found at this location
Read about and hear the album track, ‘Beautiful, at this location.
The album track, ‘Oh Yeah’, can be heard at this location.
Aerosmith recently released the latest video from Music From Another Dimension!, for the song ‘What Could Have Been Love’. The clip can be seen below.
Check out Making Of Music From Another Dimension! episodes at the following links:
Music From Another Dimension! was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band’s studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.
“It’s not that it took ten years,” Steven Tyler says, “but that we were busy getting ready!”
“This is the album we wanted to make since the band got back together in 1984,” Joe Perry says. “Can’t complain about number one singles or album-driven sold-out world tours, as we blaze the Aerosmith trail with our fans. But this is the record that when the five of us are in a room yelling turn up the volume, that room could be 1325 Commonwealth Avenue (a reference to the band’s first apartment where they lived and wrote their first song).”
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry talked about Music From Another Dimension! on October 20th edition of The Jonathan Ross Show. Check out the chat below:
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8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
11 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
14 – Kansas City, MO – Spring Center
16 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Revel Resorts – Ovation Hall
25 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
27 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
1 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
3 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
6 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
9 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
11 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena