Aerosmith Putting Final Touches on New Album

Tom Hamilton discusses progress of new Aerosmith album in Web post

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You know it's time for Aerosmith to release a new album when the American Museum of Natural History kicks off a Laser Aerosmith in 3-D. But before you fear that the Beantown rockers have turned into Pink Floyd, bassist Tom Hamilton claims that the band is ensconced in a Boston studio, and things are moving well.

"The record is cruising," Hamilton writes on the band's official Web site (www.aerosmith.com). "We're all feeling really inspired. The vibe of the creative process is really different this time and everybody's just diggin', diggin', diggin', it. One really cool thing is being part of all the cutting edge changes that have come lately in ways to make records. We've pretty much shattered our long held belief that you have to go into the big studios in the big cities to get good sounds and make a proper record. Ain't true no mo'! . . . [The] way we're doing it this time is much more laid back and dialed in to the creative process. So, the album is on schedule, if there really is such a thing. Whether or not doesn't matter this time simply because the project's just cookin' along. If this were our last album we'd only be halfway through it."

Guitarist Joe Perry was just as optimistic when he spoke to the Boston Globe last week, telling the paper that the band is about to begin mixing the record and that it should be out by March.