Steven Tyler Talks Aerosmith Documentary, Solo Album
June 28, 2013


Aerosmith
Aerosmith will release a new documentary, Rock For The Rising Sun, on July 23, which not only chronicles their 2011 tour of Japan, but the group's reconciliation after a turbulent period in their history. Speaking to Billboard, Tyler said Aerosmith toured Japan in the fall of 2011 following the earthquakes and tsunami that hit the country "because of our love for the people there and because of what was going on there...to cheer them up a little bit."

Director Casey Patrick Tebo had worked with Aerosmith for a few years as their videographer and running the video screens in their live show, and while the band was recording Music From Another Dimension, he suggested making a film out of the footage shot in Japan.

Tyler says the tour also helped solidify the group after their well-publicized feud from a few years back. "The band was getting along better than ever," he told Billboard. "We'd just broken up for crazy f**king reasons, and I went away to get my head straight again. We booked a tour, South America first and we took it to Japan, and...It's funny that it took that for the band to realize how important we are to each other and how f**kin' good of a band we are and what a f**kin' good time we have on stage that is infectious and gets people happy. We were just all in such a bad place that we didn't realize our self-worth. I took going to Japan and playing those shows for the band to realize its own magic again. Somewhere along the line there it got the band happy again, and we thought, 'Holy s**t, we gotta do a f**king record right now!' So, yeah, that tour helped us to a new album."

Aerosmith will tour this summer and fall and Tyler hopes they can start a new album soon, but he also wants to complete his long-delayed solo record for 2014. "I'm just doing a solo record 'cause I think it's f**kin' kinky to go write a song with Johnny Depp," Tyler told Billboard. "I think it's f**kin' ridiculous to go write a bunch of songs I started five years ago and never finished. It feeds my passion. I like traveling all over the place and writing songs and seeing what we catch. It's kind of like driftnetting for songs, right. But, no, the band's not breaking up. Me doing a solo record doesn't mean the band isn't working on a record -- but I get that in the press one has to hear that from one lead singer of one Aerosmith."




 
Music News
Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Billboard Touring Awards, YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire
Quick Hits: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Young The Giant, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Ruffin
Taylor Swift's 1989 Remains At #1
Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice
Foo Fighters Announce Major 2015 North American Tour
Ed Sheeran Launches "Thinking Out Loud"
Quick Hits: American Music Awards, New Now Next Awards / Jessie J, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince Royce, Marilyn Manson, The Decemberists, Bonnaroo, James Blunt
U2 Postpones Tonight Show Residency
Quick Hits: AC/DC, J. Cole, Giorgio Moroder, alt-J, Lollapalooza South America
Kid Rock Gearing Up For First Kiss
The Week In Review: 11/10-11/14
Quick Hits: Paramore, AC/DC, Ryan Seacrest‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Quick Hits: One Direction, Juvenile, Randy Jackson, MTV Awards shows
Breaking News
RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Jaysson Reno Named VP, Sales For KGO-AM, KSFO-AM
Kassof Research: CHR P1's: Excited & Social
In Brief - November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Cumulus Promotes Jeff Davis To National Director Of Stratus Music Scheduling
Mike Fredrick Named Hubbard Radio Cincinnati VP/Market Manager
Hubbard Radio Announces New Division, 2060 Digital, LLC
Kassof Research: Christian Radio P1’s: Mission Accomplished
In Brief - November 20, 2014
November 19, 2014
Musicians On Call Raises $700,000 At 15th Anniversary Celebration
iStreamMEDIA Adds Christopher Cottrill As VP/Music Content, Programming
Jordan Blaugrund Promoted To VP, Digital Marketing, RCA Records
DeVito/Verdi Retained To Drive Awareness Of NextRadio App
Kassof Research: Rock P1’s: Too Cool to Care?
In Brief - November 19, 2014
November 18, 2014
100.3 The Beat Launches In St. Louis
MADE Music Announces Partnership With Vevo
Kassof Research: Urban P1’s: Into It!
Southern California Radio Roars Back In October
In Brief - November 18, 2014
November 17, 2014
Vevo Announces Leadership Transition
BMG Acquires Vagrant Records
Republic Records Names Delmar Powell Director of Urban A&R
Gordon Smith, NAB To Be Honored By Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Kassof Research: News/Talk P1's: It's Not About Happy
FMQB NOW

Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!