Two rock legends and longtime friends have finally come together to make sweet music.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has teamed up with Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander on the newly released song “Aye, Aye, Aye,” off Perry’s forthcoming solo album “Sweetzerland Manifesto.”
The track, reportedly written by the Stern Show veterans and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in just one night, is one of two Zander collaborations on Perry's album, his first solo effort since 2009's “Have Guitar, Will Travel."
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"Being friends and fans of each other for 40 years – Robin and I had always talked about writing together," Perry told Rolling Stone. "I was in L.A. working on my newest solo record and Robin was in town with Cheap Trick and called me with an idea for a song. He sang the chorus over the phone which was all he had at the time. I dug it and said, 'Hell yeah, come on up.' This song turned out to be one of two tracks on the album I hadn't written the music for before. Robin came up to Sweetzerland and six hours later 'Aye, Aye, Aye' was born. The song moved along as fast as a ride on a Japanese bullet train. In fact, we were able to track it live that night."
Zander isn’t the only big-name musician featured on Perry’s new album, either. It also includes assists from New York Doll's David Johansen, singer Terry Reid and drummer Zak Starkey, and Perry's sons Tony and Roman.
“Sweetzerland Manifesto” hits shelves Jan. 19.