AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler has revealed to RollingStone.com that he will begin work on his debut solo album in early 2014.
"Joe [Perry, AEROSMITH guitarist] has done, like, four solo albums," Steven said. "I never have, though with lyrics and arrangements and so forth a lot of AEROSMITH albums are just fine for me. It's cathartic. But I had a lot of fun doing '(It) Feels So Good'. I wrote that with Marti Frederiksen.
"I've got this itch in me to do a solo record, and that's what I'm gonna do next. I've got some great people that want to get involved in it.
"It's early on right now, but that's the itch I got. I got that itch to do something that's a lot different than AEROSMITH. AEROSMITH's never been better, but we did that album. This last album was an AEROSMITH all-for-one-and-one-for-all. But my heart is in stuff like that weirder, off-the-cuff stuff that I'm not sure AEROSMITH would like.
"I'm into electronica — I was when I used to listen to Stockhausen in '65. So there's just a lot of stuff — good, weird fucking music that I want to get off my chest. The band will be playing, and we're going to China and Singapore. It's gonna open up a whole new world for AEROSMITH. So AEROSMITH will always be around, but I got this itch and I know how to scratch it."
Asked whom he is looking to work with on the solo record, Tyler said: "There's so much good stuff out there. I am a huge Skrillex fan. I went to lunch with Deadmau5 at Mel's Diner. He's got incredible ideas for his next tour — blew me away, what he's gonna do. He's a single guy. He makes all the money himself when he puts the mouse head on, so he's got a ton of money. He knows where to take it, and he's still relevant. So it was a sick dinner, it was fucking unreal. I want to go out and explore things . . . I really want to take a little risk here and do something solo. There's no timeline — I'm gonna start in January and see where we get by March."