According to The Pulse Of Radio, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has been in Los Angeles this week to do interviews promoting the new season of “American Idol”, which will be his second as a judge on the hit talent show. Speaking at a press conference for the Television Critics Association, Tyler was asked about the progress of the new AEROSMITHalbum. “All of it’s been written, but I gotta lay lyrics on it and I haven’t had a lot of time,” he said. “But what I’ve listened to so far just knocked me out. I know a good song, I know what’s gonna get played on the radio, I’m not that pretentious to say I think we’ve got hits, but I think we’ve got something, and that’s all that matters.”
AEROSMITH began work on its first all-new album since 2001 last year, with the rest of the band working on music while Tyler made his “American Idol” debut.
The band has been working with producer Jack Douglas, who collaborated with them on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks”.
Guitarist Joe Perry recently wrote on Twitter, “People have said when we play the rough tracks it sounds like it’s from the ’70s but for me, it’s too early to tell.”
Meanwhile, Tyler also said at the TCA press conference that sales of AEROSMITH‘s back catalog were up 260 percent since he began appearing on “Idol”.
The 11th season of the series will begin with its two-night premiere on Wednesday, January 18.