According to The Pulse Of Radio, AEROSMITH producer Jack Douglas told Classic Rock magazine that he suggested recruiting author Stephen King to work with Steven Tyler on lyrics for the band’s new album. Douglas said he threw his idea out there when he was asked by the record label if Tyler needed anyone to write with. Douglas explained, “They looked at me like I was crazy. I said, ‘No, I’m serious. If there’s anyone who’s going to inspire him, it’d be Stephen King. Stevendoesn’t need melody — he needs someone who’s going to inspire him as a wordsmith. I don’t want a guy who’s just writing hits right now.'”
The best-selling horror author is a huge rock ‘n’ roll fan and has even worked with John Mellencamp on a stage musical, but it’s not known whether he has actually been approached by the AEROSMITH camp.
Douglas also said that AEROSMITH‘s first all-new album in over a decade, which is tentatively due out in May, “may take you back to places you used to know.”
The band has recorded 15 songs with Douglas, who was behind the board for AEROSMITH classics like “Rocks” and “Toys In The Attic”.
AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry recently revealed via Twitter that the band will embark on a U.S. tour in June. Tickets will go on sale in March. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming weeks.