MUSIC NEWS - At Tuesday's Television Critics Association press conference, Steven Tyler said his Idol judge job doesn't mean the end of his involvement with AEROSMITH. The group's lead singer said he expects Aerosmith to start writing songs later this month as the start work on their first new album in nearly decade, and that a concert tour been's booked for South America and Japan for November and December.
"We're still rocking, big-time," Tyler said at the news conference with the 'Idol' cast. Though Tyler did sigh when asked whether that meant the band was OK with his new TV job. Previously, lead guitarist Joe Perry complained publicly that he found out about Tyler's "American Idol" gig via the internet. Last fall,Tyler said in an interview that he was having trouble finding Perry to discuss the arrangement.
You know, I got some stuff," Tyler said. "Everybody's got their opinions. I just wanted to test my limitations."
No response yet from the other Aerosmith members.