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ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: Musician Joe Perry performs onstage at the TEC Awards during NAMM Show 2017 at the Anaheim Hilton on January 21, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

We may still be waiting for another Aerosmith album, but Joe Perry is done waiting to put out new music.

He’ll release Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first new solo album in eight years, on January 19, with guest appearances by Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on “Aye Aye Aye,” which he co-wrote, the New York Dolls’ David Johansen, British singer Terry Reid, who was Jimmy Page‘s first choice to front Led Zeppelin, the Who’s Zak Starkey and Johnny Depp, Perry’s partner in Hollywood Vampires, who plays drums on a cover of Barry McGuire‘s 1965 protest song “Eve Of Destruction.”

Perry’s sons Tony and Roman, meanwhile, join their father for the instrumental “Spanish Sushi.”

In a statement, Perry says that, “It’s going to be interesting to see what songs people gravitate to, because there’s such a wide variety of tunes.”

Perry co-produced the album with longtime Aerosmith aide-de-damp Jack Douglas and Bruce Witkin and recorded it at Studio 1480 in Los Angeles.

It’s the follow-up to his 2009 release Have Guitar, Will Travel and his 2014 Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas EP. The full Sweetzerland Manifesto track list includes:
Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
I’ll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
I’m Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
Won’t Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)

 

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