By: Robert Cavuoto
October 16, 2012
On November 6th, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) of Aerosmith will release their long awaited CD, Music From Another Dimension. It’s the bands fifteenth CD and first studio album of all-new material in eleven years.
This is the Aerosmith CD that fans have been waiting for and they will not be disappointed. Music From Another Dimension is the perfect combination of Get a Grip and Pump married to the rock-blues influences of Toys in the Attic.
With Jack Douglas producing the CD, I expect nothing short of commercial radio success for a majority of the songs.
On the heels of the CD release, the band will embark on the second leg of their Global Warming Tour. If you were fortunate enough to witness a show on the first leg you saw a legendary band performing as if they were on fire.
The group’s playing better than they ever have in years and capable of out playing bands half their age.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with guitarist, Brad Whitford, to talk about the making of the “ultimate” Aerosmith CD, what fans can expect from the second leg of their tour, as well as sharing his thoughts of one of the band’s dark hours.
Robert: At what point did you realize that Music From Another Dimension was going to be the “ultimate” Aerosmith CD that fans had been waiting for?
Brad Whitford: That’s a good question. We had an initial writing session for this CD about a year and half ago, where we worked up seven or eight songs with Marti Frederiksen in LA. We had a good vibe right from that start and were having a lot of fun doing it.
From there we went into the studio with Jack Douglas [producer] a few months later. We had a tremendous amount of ideas to work with I think even the band was surprised at the result.
Robert: I don’t have the benefit of seeing the liner notes on the CD; did everyone contribute to the writing this time around?
Brad Whitford: Yes, everybody came to the session with lots of ideas. Everybody contributed to the record.