"I do like being on the road," says Joe Perry , Aerosmith's legendary lead guitarist, and he isn't letting the band's accident-plagued  and ultimately cancelled summer tour slow him down. As he told Billboard.com doing a recent interview as he preps the release of his fifth solo album, "Have Guitar, Will Travel," he bought a tour bus and is taking his other band out on their own tour this fall. "Most places that have electric power can probably expect a call from me," he says.
"Have Guitar, Will Travel" was recorded in Perry's home studio, The Boneyard, with both longtime musical collaborators and showcases the voice of a young German singer known as Hagen. "My wife found him on You Tube, we sent him a ticket and he mixed in really well," Perry explains. "He sings incredible." From the hard rock power ballad "Do You Wonder" to sleek sheen of "We've Still Got A Long Way To Go" to "Somebody's Gonna Get (Their Head Kicked In Tonite)", a rockabilly tribute to Perry's own hero Gene Vincent, the album highlights the many facets of Perry's incredible guitar vocabulary.
As for Aerosmith , Perry is circumspect . "The thing that bothers me the most is how it affects the fans," he says. "The only reason you're there is because of the fans. You owe them a lot, and when you start taking them for granted it's just wrong. I think that a lot of what happened with Aerosmith over the last two or three years has been a case of that. And I'm not talking about everybody in the band. I think at this point the four band members are willing to not play for a while until the fifth member gets together and decides to come and join us again."
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