Aerosmith plan to return to the studio in 2009 after injuries forced them into hiatus.
The band have not released an album of all-new material since 2001′s Just Push Play. Following this, 2004′s Honkin On Bobo consisted mainly of cover versions.
However, guitarist Brad Whitford has told Billboard that they intend to change that as soon as they can.
“We’re sitting on a bunch of material already recorded for a new album,” he said. “We haven’t gone back into the studio to put the final touches on it and get it done and we still don’t know when we’re gonna do that. Hopefully it’s gonna be sooner rather than later.”
Aerosmith have been plagued with ill health recently. Both guitarist Joe Perry and front man Steven Tyler have undergone medical treatment for leg injuries–the latter entering a Californian rehab facility so that he could recover in a drug-controlled environment.
“You’d think it was a football team or something,” Whitford admitted. “You have more than average concerns about it, I guess. But you can’t do anything about it. Like a lot of other things in life, you don’t get to call the shots on these things, do you? We’re just getting older.”