Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford doesn’t foresee the band returning to the studio any time soon. Aerosmith resumes its Las Vegas “Deuces Are Wild” residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM, beginning June 17th, with a total of 24 dates played before the end of 2022.
During a chat with Classic Rock magazine, Whitford was asked if there were plans to record a followup to 2012’s Music From Another Dimension: “Unfortunately, no. I’ve made some efforts to get the band back into the studio, and for whatever reason it just doesn’t work out. In Las Vegas there was a studio right across the street, but (the creative process) can’t be forced. The light switch has to come on. I’d like to think it could still happen, but right now it just hasn’t.”
With Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Joey Kramer all having published memoirs about their time in Aerosmith, Brad Whitford was asked if he’s ever thought about doing the same, and admitted, “I’ve given that subject a lot of thought, but how do I tell the same story in a different way? I won’t just regurgitate what people have already read. I do have a concept in mind, a more personal approach that would involve my growing up and also talking to some of the people who helped with our success.”
Whitford was pressed about Joey Kramer’s involvement in the band after the drummer announced he was taking a hiatus from the band during its 2022 dates: “(After a long silence) “I’m not sure how to answer that. I don’t know how it will play out. It’s been almost two years since we played last, (a residency) in Las Vegas, and we had a very difficult time then. All of us are getting older, and health issues make things difficult.”
- Aerosmith tour dates (subject to change):
June 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
July 2, 5, 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
September 8 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
September 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
October 2, 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
November 19, 23, 26, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
December 2, 5, 8, 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM
- Aerosmith‘s last album, the 2012 release, Music From Another Dimension, debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 63,000 copies during its first week on the charts.
CHECK IT OUT: Aerosmith’s 2012 video for “Legendary Child”: