About his favourite riffs on the album: :"Well, very often I'll try a different guitar. I'm always looking for the newest guitar synthesizer or foot pedal - basically anything that can change the sound of the guitar for inspiration. Sometimes, I'll even try to write a song on a different instrument. That can spark a new riff. For 'Legendary Child', I'd gotten a new guitar synth almost 20 years ago. That main riff was one of the first things I played when I plugged this thing in. At the time, it was the latest one. We pulled it out of the box, plugged it in, and started fooling it. This riff started coming out. I've had that for quite a while. In fact, it makes an appearance twice on the album. We couldn't really figure out where to put it. After all these years, there was something about it that was really catchy, but we never found a place for it. It found its way into 'Legendary Child', but we also placed it in another track. It's funny because when we started going through some of the tunes we had stockpiled, we realized that riff had made two appearances. Rather than say, 'We used it once so we can't use it again,' we said, 'It sounds good in that song as well.' There it is. That particular riff stuck in my head, and it ended up on the record twice. We'd identify these songs by singing the riffs to each other. This riff was from around the time after Permanent Vacation."
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On November 6th, Aerosmith will release Music From Another Dimension! on Columbia Records. It marks the band’s 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years. Check out the new video - Making Of Music From Another Dimension! Episode 1: The Beginning - at this location.
Music From Another Dimension! was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band’s studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.
“It’s not that it took ten years,” Steven Tyler says, “but that we were busy getting ready!”
"This is the album we wanted to make since the band got back together in 1984,” Joe Perry says. “Can't complain about number one singles or album-driven sold-out world tours, as we blaze the Aerosmith trail with our fans. But this is the record that when the five of us are in a room yelling turn up the volume, that room could be 1325 Commonwealth Avenue (a reference to the band’s first apartment where they lived and wrote their first song).”
A deluxe version of Music From Another Dimension! will include:
- Four live performance videos: 'Rats In The Cellar', 'Train Kept A Rollin'', 'Oh Yeah' and 'Same Old Song and Dance'
- Exclusive interviews with the members of Aerosmith band members
- Three exclusive new bonus tracks: 'Up On A Mountain', 'Oasis' and 'Sunny Side of Love'
Music From Another Dimension! tracklisting is as follows:
'Out Go The Lights'
'What Could Have Been Love'
'Can’t Stop Loving You' (with CARRIE UNDERWOOD)
'Lover A Lot'
'We All Fall Down'
'Freedom Fighter' (with JOHNNY DEPP)
'Another Last Goodbye'
Two new tracks - 'Lover A Lot' and 'What Could Have Been Love' - can be heard below: