Friday, July 25, 2014

Joe Perry to Collaborate With Paul McCartney

As if Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and former Beatle Paul McCartney weren't both astounding legends in their own right already, it seems the two of them have been working together in the studio. I'll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor.

According to an interview Perry did with the Chicago Sun-Times recently, he says he did a session with Sir Paul for "a private thing". Perry says, “I met him once or twice [over the years] to say hello. To spend six or eight hours in studio with him recording! He makes you feel like [you’re recording with just another guy]. He just happens to be a motherf—ing huge talent! Everyone’s in the room at once; you play until you get a good take.”

I can only imagine what kind of an experience that must have been for Perry. For any musician born in the last 40-50 years getting the chance to play for Sir Paul would be the pinnacle of their musical career and in a sense a religious experience. When asked about his own experience recording with McCartney, Perry says:

“It’s the great ego leveler. I was in the studio with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, playing guitar, and the three of us are looking at each other like, hey, we’re sitting here with Paul McCartney! And we’re all looking at each other like open-mouthed kids. Paul was really nice. He’s all about business [when he’s recording]. At 72 he can still hit all those notes.”

Unfortunately Perry would not give any further details about the release of the project even though now that we know about it we're all on the edge of our seats anticipating it. He says they are keeping it "under wraps" for the time being. What a shame. I guess it must be something really big if there is that much secrecy about it. What piques my interest in addition to Perry being on the record is Alice Cooper. I wonder how he and McCartney would blend together.... I guess we'll find out eventually.

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