Tyler: Aerosmith won’t like my solo album
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler wants to explore electronica, including dubstep, on his first solo album.
And he’s set his sights on it being an “off-the-cuff” work that his bandmates won’t like.
Speaking on Saturday night, when he and guitarist Joe Perry were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame, Tyler told Rolling Stone: “Joe has done, like, four solo albums. I’ve got this itch in me to do a solo record.
“I’ve got an itch to do something that’s different than Aerosmith. My heart is in stuff like that weirder, off-the-cuff stuff that I’m not sure Aerosmith would like. I’m into electronica.”
Asked who might appear on the album he said: “I’m a huge Skrillex fan. I went to lunch with Deadmau5 – he’s got incredible ideas. He’s a single guy; he makes all the money himself when he puts the mouse-head on, so he’s got a ton of money. he knows where to take it and it’s fucking unreal.
“I want to go out and explore things. I really want to take a little risk and do something solo.”
Tyler hasn’t set a date for the work, although he plans to start in January. And despite previous explorations of what he calls “Brand Tyler” he’s not aiming to leave his bandmates behind.
“The band will be playing,” he vowed. “Aerosmith will always be around. Aerosmith’s never been better. But I got this itch – and I know where to scratch.”
In 2011 he released a solo single (It) Feels So Good, which he described as “cathartic” and “a lot of fun.”