Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry announced via Twitter that the band will enter a studio in mid-July to lay down tracks for a new album.

"Whole band has plans to go into the studio with Jack Douglas second week of July to work on new Aero CD," wrote Perry in his Twitter page. That post was preceded by this one: "Laying down some new tracks this week. Been listening to fans comments over last couple of yrs putting that in creative blender."

Douglas produced a handful of Aerosmith albums in the '70s, including the group's classic discs 'Toys in the Attic' and 'Rocks.' He was also on board for the band's last album, 2004's 'Honkin' on Bobo,' a disc mostly made up of blues covers. It's been 10 years since Aerosmith has released an album of original songs -- 2001's 'Just Push Play.'

In other Aerosmith/Twitter news, bassist Tom Hamilton will be holding a live Q&A chat with fans via the social-networking tool tonight, June 8, at 7PM ET. Click here for more details.

Meanwhile, Aerosmith has added more dates to its previously announced Latin American fall tour. View the latest itinerary here.

Watch Aerosmith Perform 'Toys in the Attic' in 1977