According to Tokyograph, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has recorded the theme song to the live-action movie "Space Battleship Yamato". The track, entitled "Love Lives", is being billed as Tyler's first solo project.Tyler wrote the song for "Yamato" after studying a translated script and the video materials for the movie's final scene. The ballad expresses the concept of wanting to protect a loved one. The single will go on sale in Japan on November 24. "Love Lives" single track listing: 01. Love Lives
02. Love Lives (acoustic version)
03. Love Lives (piano version)
04. Love Lives (instrumental) Check out an audio sample of "Love Lives" in the YouTube clip below. "Yamato", which stars Takuya Kimura and Meisa Kuroki, opens in Japan on December 1. As previously reported, former Geffen Records executive John Kalodner, who guided the band's '80s comeback and supervised some of their biggest albums, told the New York Post that guitarist Joe Perry was "completely wrong" when he said recently that Steven Tyler would not have pursued being an "American Idol" judge during the band's early years. Kalodner said that Tyler always "sought Hollywood recognition, and now he can get that," adding, "Joe is completely wrong. It's jealousy. He's ultra pissed off."
Perry told the Calgary Herald on September 7, "('American Idol') is one step above Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . . . I'll tell you one thing, when we put this band together, this is not something that (Steven Tyler) would do."
Kalodner said about Tyler joining the program, "I don't know what will happen because Steven gets his energy from singing in front of 20,000 people. Sitting in a TV studio with scripted sound bites? I'm not sure he'd be able to even use his own great quips. I'll be able to tell you in the first show or two if he'll be his superstar self."
As for Perry's veiled threat that AEROSMITH could continue touring with a different singer while Tyler is doing "American Idol", Kalodner said, "If (Tyler) makes a giant success as a TV personality, he won't want to go back on the road. And there is no AEROSMITH without Steven Tyler. Period." "Love Lives" audio sample: