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

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 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."

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Jon Zellner
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