Aerosmith will play their new single on the season finale of American Idol, Joe Perry told Rolling Stone. On the May 23 edition of the series, the legendary rockers will perform “Legendary Child,” which is both the lead single from their forthcoming album and their contribution to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation soundtrack.
Steven Tyler and pals shot a video for the single last week. The movie hits theaters on June 29.
As for Aerosmith’s still-untitled album, Perry said: “It’s really close. We’ve started to mix. We’ve mixed a couple of the songs already, but I guess this week we’re really kind of rolling into mix mode. We have a couple of tracks left to finish up, just to put some overdubs on, but we’re kind of going from the final, final recording tracks to mixing this week.”
The album is due for a fall release, following Aerosmith’s summer tour with Cheap Trick, which begins June 16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.