“Girls of Summer,” the midtempo song Aerosmith debuted on mtvICON will be one of at least two new songs on a greatest-hits collection due June 25.
Another new track, “Bad Enough,” will also be included. Both songs were written in Hawaii last month by vocalist Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen, who wrote, produced and co-wrote the band’s last record, 2001′s Just Push Play (see “Aerosmith Head To Hawaii To Record New Tunes” ). The still-untitled two-disc set will include hits from the band’s years on Geffen and Columbia.
The upcoming album won’t be the only Aerosmith-related double-disc to hit shelves this year. Drummer Joey Kramer has just released a set called Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Drum Loops and Samples on East/West that retails for approximately $150. The collection features 80 tracks of beats that DJs can sample without having to pay a licensing fee. While none are from the band’s back catalog, there are funk, ballad and rock beats that sound similar to Aerosmith songs. Kramer has also created a 10-CD version for the comprehensive DJ beat collector.
For a feature interview with Aerosmith check out “Aerosmith: The ‘mtvICON’ Interviews.”