While Aerosmith remains on indefinite hiatus because of Steven Tyler's health and legal issues, Joe Perry has kept busy making new music.
Perry just released "Fortunate One,” featuring vocals from The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson. It's featured on his new album, ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII,’ which will be out on May 26th.
Perry wrote the song with two of his four sons, Tony and Roman. He said,, “I’m really excited to get this song out -- it hadn’t been written when the first version of Sweetzerland Manifesto was released [in 2018]. Tony and I wrote it together, and then my old friend Chris Robinson sang on it and knocked it outta the park! ... It doesn’t get better than that…!!! Really proud of this track.”
He added, “We had so many songs and with everything going on with The Hollywood Vampires, Aerosmith, COVID, not touring, and touring, this music kept riding along for me,” says Perry. “It was like the engine of a train that wasn’t going to stop. I’d wanted to put these songs out, and the idea of adding them to a vinyl release or Deluxe Version turned into doing MKII.”
Perry also said, "I tend to think in terms of albums. The first one had a vibe, and MKII is a little more rocked out. I almost prefer it. It’s one of those records I can play from front-to-back live.“
Other stars appearing on the album are Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, David Johansen, Terry Reid, and Extreme's Gary Cherone, who will be part of Perry's six-date tour, which starts this Saturday in Connecticut.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]