In an interview with Billboard
, singer Steven Tyler reveals that a new Aerosmith album might not be too far off. Tyler does admit that his first priority is to release a solo album, which has been in the works for quite some time, but after that "we're gonna be working on the new Aerosmith record," says Tyler.
Aerosmith will release Rock For the Rising Sun on July 23. It's a live DVD from the band's 2011 tour of post-tsunami torn Japan. Tyler says that it was that tour that ultimately helped the band put their differences aside: "I took going to Japan and playing those shows for the band to realize its own magic again. Somewhere along the line there it got the band happy again, and we thought, 'Holy s---, we gotta do a [expletive] record right now!' So, yeah, that tour helped us to a new album."
Tyler has talked about collaborating with such diverse artists as Johnny Depp and Deadmau5 for his solo album. But he is quick to point out that even though he's focusing on his own project at the moment, “the band's not breaking up. Me doing a solo record doesn't mean the band isn't working on a record -- but I get that in the press one has to hear that from one lead singer of one Aerosmith.”