Steven Tyler talks about shifting from Aerosmith to country, staying unpredictable at 68 and more
Why did Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler decide to drop a country album? Simple.
"Country is the new rock and roll, if you will," he said in a recent teleconference. "There really isn't rock. Dave Grohl's trying his hardest to keep it alive, but there's no format, and no one's playing it. Z100 is not going to play hard-core rock and roll. So country's doing its hardest to do it."
When Tyler hits Ruth Eckerd Hall on Monday in support of his new album We're All Somebody From Somewhere, he'll spin a few Aerosmith hits (Dream On, Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion) amid all his new country songs. And then? Who knows?
"I didn't know what was going to happen when Aerosmith first made it," he said. "But I did notice the looks on people's faces when they kind of liked it. And I'm just looking forward to that again."
For our full interview with Steven Tyler, click here.