Aerosmith "can't wait" to start recording their new album, the band's 15th LP and first containing original material since 2001's Just Push Play. "Today is the first day Tom and I are getting back together. We just rehearsed for two hours and it feels so good," Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton write in a news update on the band's official Website. "We can't wait to get back into the studio and get back out on the road to do what we do best. We'll check in from time to time and give you progress on how things are going."
The band is planning to tour in 2009, with a performance at Venezuela's Solid Fest on February 1st the only announced date so far. However, guitarist Brad Whitford said in October that the band has "been offered to go out and do a tour next year starting in March, I guess. Providing the sky doesn't fall, that's what we'll be doing." Whitford couldn't elaborate whether the band would perform new songs on the road or not. Steven Tyler has since hinted that the tour will begin in April.
Aerosmith have kept their fans occupied while they awaited the follow-up to 2004's cover album Honkin' With Bobo. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith ended up selling more copies in its debut week than any other Aerosmith album. The band was constantly in the news as well, whether it was Steven Tyler checking into rehab or suing bloggers who pretended to be Steven Tyler, to Joe Perry and his outspoken support of Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.
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