Interestingly, Perry added, “Laying down some new tracks this week. Been listening to fans comments over last couple of yrs putting that in creative blender.” Reuters reports the album will be recorded in the Massachusetts studio the group built six years ago expressly to work with Douglas, Perry said last month. The band held an eight-day writing session earlier this year in Los Angeles with producer/songwriting partner Marti Fredericksen; Perry was unavailable to join them at the time due to a “prior commitment.”
Aerosmith has not released an album of new material since 2001's "Just Push Play." Attempts to record a follow-up have been interrupted by internal issues and a litany of health problems affecting most of its members. Aerosmith will take a break from recording to kick off a South American tour in Peru on October 22. A U.S. trek - as well as a stop on American Idol - is planned once the new album is done, Perry has said.
Douglas worked on such classic Aerosmith albums as 1974's "Get Your Wings," 1975's "Toys in the Attic," and 1976's "Rocks"; the veteran producer reunited with the band on its 2004 collection of blues standards, "Honkin' on Bobo."