Steven Tyler collaborates with Gangnam Style singer
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has recorded a track with South Korean pop star Psy who has also claimed to be a huge rock fan.
In an interview with Italy’s L’Uomo Vogue, Psy hailed Freddie Mercury as his life role model and hero, while he also named Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith as inspirations.
He says: “So for the first time ever, I will reveal some huge piece of information, because I really appreciate being on the cover, so this is like ‘thank you’; and the big secret is… I just finished recording my next song with a legendary artist, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. When I was in middle school, I literally cried when they were singing Crazy or Amazing or whatever, they were my lifetime role models, and now I am collaborating with Steven Tyler, what the fuck, man? (laughter) I love my life.”
Psy was featured on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue, the first Korean artist ever to appear on the cover.
The video for Psy’s single Gangnam Style was the first clip in the history of YouTube to reach the unbelievable record of 1.7 billion views.
The 35-year-old adds: “His [Mercury’s] songwriting skills, I cannot even approach, but his showmanship, everything I know about the stage, I learned it from his videos. I had a huge rock band mania, Queen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses.”