Aerosmith may release new songs on Guitar Hero

New tunes on your game console
New tunes on your game console

Aerosmith have just started recording their new album but guitarist Joe Perry already says that some of the new songs may be made available prior to release via Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

"We'll probably release some of the music from our new record as a download so kids can plug it in and play some new tunes on the game," Perry says.

One thing Aerosmith will keep a keen eye on is the master tapes. When frontman Steven Tyler wanted to include Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith as an homage to an early tour the two bands did together, he was in for a surprise. "I spoke to Ian Hunter and I said, 'Ian, where the fuck is that song?' And he goes, 'I don't know. The masters have been lost forever.'

"But what's really funny is we were talking to the White Stripes and some of their early recordings have gone missing," adds Joe Perry. "I guess that's kind of the last thing on your mind when you're trying to get your record out there. We never thought it would matter that much 30 years later."

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.