Steven Tyler — the “American Idol” judge who they’re calling “the new Paula Abdul” — has spoken with USA Today ahead of next week’s season ten kick-off, and boy, did he say a mouthful. Tyler — who is slowly becoming the next David Lee Roth, in terms of rock and roll jokes — spoke about making another album with Aerosmith, too.
When asked what the band were up to, Steven said, “Taking a break. Not that doing an album’s taking a break…I’ve called most of them and said, ‘Let’s get together in L.A.’ So, January, February, March, April, May, we’re going to be working on the new record, hopefully recording in June, July and August, and then going on tour September, October, November, December, and then doing ‘Idol’ again.”
Hey Steven — the “Idol” auditions start in the summer and run through the fucking fall. That may put a damper on those ambitious plans of yours to finally work with Aerosmith again. And I like how he only called “most” of the guys and that he wants the guys to fly out to L.A. to work on the disc. I think Aerosmith needs to go to the Philippines and find a new singer who sounds like Steven Tyler.
Steven also talked about what he brings to “Idol.” “I certainly know music enough. I can’t say I know every genre, but 40 years has been good to me. We veni-vidi-vicied — we came, we saw, we conquered — everywhere we went, and it was great and we learned a lot from it.”
But will Steven actually perform on the Fox hit? “I’ve got a couple of songs from my solo career that I was thinking about letting a couple of kids sing just because, or just grabbing the microphone and doing it. I’m not sure it’s in the cards.”