Before Monday afternoon’s pre-Election Day Aerosmith concert in their hometown of Boston, frontman Steven Tyler sat down with our Boston sister station ZLX for an exclusive one-on-one interview. He discussed the band’s new album, swearing on the Today Show this past week, giving back to the town they came from, his decision to become a judge on American Idol, and much more.
With their new album Music From Another Dimension! due out in stores Tuesday (Nov. 6), Tyler and the gang have been making the media rounds as part of their promotional tour. This included a controversial appearance on the Today Show where the Demon of Screamin’ dropped the f-bomb on live TV.
“Matt [Lauer] comes over and goes, ‘Yesterday the group that was here there was six people [in the audience] because of the storm and stuff and now there’s 16,000.’ I thought ‘That’s so great!’. So I walked out to the end of the ramp and I went ‘New York, you f***ing freaks!’.”
As for the new album itself, Tyler explained that some didn’t believe the band would make another one. But is Steven Tyler – former American Idol judge – one to do what people expect?
“Someone along the line didn’t think Aerosmith had another album in them,” he said. “Unfortunately they were people in high places. Well when I heard that, I had to shoot ’em down. I got new management and we went in guns-a-blazing.”
Listen to the entire four-part interview with Steven Tyler and WZLX’s Carter Alan here.
– Andrew Celani, WZLX