Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is streaming a new song called “Aye, Aye, Aye” as the lead track to his forthcoming solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, which will be released January 19th. It features Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander. The story behind it: Robin had just an idea for a chorus of a song that he sang over the phone to Joe; they got together that day, and six hours later the song was ready to record that night. Have a listen to it:
Earlier this week, Brian Singer was dismissed as the director of the movie on Queen on which he’d been working. It’s alleged that disruptions on-set, as well as frequent absences from filming led to his firing. 20th Century Fox has announced that director Dexter Fletcher will take the reins, and production will resume next week.
Ozzy Osbourne says that he owes his whole career to the Beatles. The former Black Sabbath singer chose “She Loves You” as the song that had the greatest impact on his life, saying “That song changed my life. ‘She Loves You’ had such an impact on me. I remember exactly where I was. I was walking down Witton Road in Aston, I had a blue transistor radio and when that song came on I knew from then on what I wanted to do with my life… I owe my career to The Beatles because they gave me the desire to want to be in the music game.”