Aerosmith's Joe Perry: 'I've thought about quitting the band many times'

But axeman promises fans their 15th studio album will be significantly better than 'Honkin' On Bobo'

Aerosmith's Joe Perry: 'I've thought about quitting the band many times'

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Aerosmith's Joe Perry has admitted that he almost quit the band on several occasions.

The veteran rockers are currently putting the finishing touches to their 15th studio album which is the follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' On Bobo'.

Perry told Rolling Stone:

I've thought very often about throwing it over for just writing and doing my own thing.


He added: "But nothing excites me as much as getting to do this. It's about being in the studio and working and taking it day by day, and suddenly you find yourself [here] 40 years later."

His comments come after frontman Steven Tyler recently admitted that he used to "torture the band". Three years ago Aerosmith also had to hold crisis talks after their relationship with the singer became strained.

Perry meanwhile promised that the new record, produced by Jack Douglas, who was behind 1975's 'Toys In The Attic', will be much stronger than their last LP.

He added: "'Honkin' On Bobo' was supposed to be this record. As it turned out, the energy around the band wasn't right, but we needed to put something out. We did it in a room not much bigger than this, everybody set up and playing live. And that was what we carried into this record: live, in-the-room excitement."

Tyler said earlier this week that the band are hoping to release their new record in July. One track 'Legendary Child', which is likely to feature on the record, will also appear on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film soundtrack.

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