AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry was interviewed by Shira Lazar of What’s Trending at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Perry said that he is always aiming for the most realism from the speakers as possible. “And it’s tough, because most music fans listen to the music in those earbuds,” he explained. “It’s really tough to get, you know… You’re so limited with the physics of it. And so the bottom line is to give the listener an experience that they feel like they’re in the room with the band. And that’s what I’m always shooting for whenever I mix a record, whenever I write a song or play it, or whatever.”
Asked about where he thinks the industry is headed, Perry said: “The main thing is, as long as you can dance to it, it’s the shit. You know what I mean? So I just see a big mixture of different kinds of music working together again instead of, like, there [being] a chart for country, a chart for hip-hop, a chart for classic rock. As far as artists go, they don’t see much difference. The bottom line is, if you can sing along to it and if you can dance to it, it’s good.”
Perry revealed last October that he was working on his fifth solo effort, which will be a “mainly” instrumental affair. According to Perry, the follow-up to his 2009 album “Have Guitar, Will Travel” will “have diversity,” and will include one or two songs Joe “or another singer” on vocals. No release date has yet been announced for the new album.
Perry’s memoir, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith”, was released in October 2014 via Simon & Schuster.
AEROSMITH’s latest effort, 2012’s “Music From Another Dimension!”, debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.