Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is heading to Music City, U.S.A., next year to, well...record some music.
Tyler announced that he would be working on some solo material in Nashville during a Q&A video chat Friday (Oct. 3), Blabbermouth reports. "I'm going down to Nashville [in] January, February, March, April to write and see what we get," he said. "You know, doing an album is kind of like panning for gold. You get so much sand and dirt until you find a little nugget and you work on the nugget. I always go backwards, you know? 'Living on the Edge', why? Or 'Janie's Got a Gun', why? Who's Janie? And then it works. You fill in the blanks."
Since he's heading to Nashville, Tyler admitted that the material will be rooted in country. "...There's a piece of me that just loves country so much," he said. "And I'm not sure what kind of country that is, but it's got the fifth harmony, and anyone who knows who the Everly Brothers is - it's those kinds of melodies that are just so, so good."
Aerosmith fans can breathe a sigh of relief though, because the solo excursion doesn't mark the end of the band. "I'm just doing a solo record because I think it's kinky, you know, to go write a song with Johnny Depp," Tyler told The Pulse of Radio. "I think it's ridiculous to go, you know, write a bunch of songs that I started five years ago and never finished. It feeds my passion, you know. But, no, the band's not breaking up. Me doing a solo record doesn't mean the band's not working on a record, you know what I mean? But I get that in the press one has to hear that from one lead singer of one Aerosmith."