Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry readying star-studded solo LP
Legendary guitarist and co-founding Aerosmith member Joe Perry has announced he’ll release his sixth solo album “Sweetzerland Manifesto” early next year.
Several famous names will be credited on the 10-track LP, being executive produced by Johnny Depp. The actor also plays guitar a cover of “Eve of Destruction” that features Perry on lead vocals. Other musicians featuring on the album include Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, David Johansen of the New York Dolls, and English rock singer Terry Reid.
The cover is the only album track that is not either written or co-written by Perry. Among highlights of the rest, “Aye, Aye, Aye” is co-written with the track’s vocalist, Robin Zander, and David Johansen sings and co-wrote “I Wanna Roll”, “Haberdasher Blues” and “I’m Going Crazy”. Terry Reid also co-wrote three tracks and provides their lead vocals; they are “I’ll Do Happiness” (featuring Zak Starkey of The Who and Oasis on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go”.
On the instrumental track “Spanish Sushi”, Perry teams up with his sons Tony and Roman.
Here’s the full track list:
“Rumble In The Jungle” (instrumental)
“I’ll Do Happiness” (featuring Terry Reid)
“Aye, Aye, Aye” (featuring Robin Zander)
“I Wanna Roll” (featuring David Johansen)
“Sick & Tired” (featuring Terry Reid)
“Haberdasher Blues” (featuring David Johansen)
“Spanish Sushi” (instrumental)
“Eve Of Destruction” (featuring Joe Perry)
“I’m Going Crazy” (featuring David Johansen)
“Won’t Let Me Go” (featuring Terry Reid)
“Sweetzerland Manifesto” is Perry’s first solo album since 2009. It will be out Jan. 19, 2018. JB
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