In a conversation with Rolling Stone recently, Steve Tyler of Aerosmith revealed the band’s plans to begin working on a new album in the late spring.
Describing their plans in more detail, Tyler was quoted as saying: “It’s going to be just like what the White Stripes are doing, and like a couple of songs on Sheryl Crow’s new album,” says frontman Steven Tyler. “You’ll listen to it and be like, ‘I’ve heard that before’ — but you never did.”
With their last studio album, Honkin’ On Bobo, released back in 2004, the band seems to be staying pretty active — at least compared with some other classic rockers who have not been doing too much studio work of late.
Guitarist Joe Perry also made an interesting comment when he said: “Every year we go out, there’s another generation of fourteen-, fifteen-, sixteen- and seventeen-year-old kids who are interested in hearing classic rock, and that’s the backbone of our set.”
I presume they have a good idea about the types of fans buying their albums, which would mean good news for the future of classic rock.