Speaking to Rolling Stone about the band's upcoming album, the guitarist said that he has been tempted to quit in favour of writing.
Perry said: "I've thought very often about throwing it over for just writing and doing my own thing, but nothing excites me as much as getting to do this. It's about being in the studio and working and taking it day by day, and suddenly you find yourself [here] 40 years later."
Perry went on to discuss the experience of producing the band's first album in eight years, commenting: "After a band's been together as long as we have, everybody just gets into their own rhythms. You can't force s**t.
"People do what they're going to do outside of the band, whether it's Steven [Tyler] wanting to put his name on motorcycles or doing American Idol, or Joey [Kramer] writing a book or me putting out a solo record.
"But the five of us always have this band, and we're constantly amazed that it's still happening."
Aerosmith's 15th studio album will be released in July.
The band recently announced a North American tour for this summer, kicking off in Minneapolis on July 16.
Watch the music video for Aerosmith's 'Jaded' below: