January 19, 2011 – Aerosmith Releases ‘Rock on!’

New Aerosmith release announced… Rock on! Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler said on Tuesday the band would start work on its first new studio album in a decade, and promised that his new gig as a judge on “American Idol” would not get in the way.

“We’ve certainly been writing,” Tyler, 62, told journalists. “I know (guitarist) Joe (Perry) has got some licks and I’ve got a bunch of songs that I’ve written for solo and/or Aerosmith, and next Saturday, we start.”

He said his bandmates would join him in Los Angeles, where he will tape “American Idol.” The show’s 10th season premieres on Wednesday. Last week, he said Aerosmith would tour Japan and South America at the end of the year after his “Idol” commitments are over.

“What you hear in the press about Aerosmith getting in the way of ‘American Idol,’ it just isn’t so,” he added on Tuesday.

Aerosmith has sold more than 150 million albums since forming in 1970, but a 2009 feud between Tyler and his bandmates threatened to break up the so-called “Bad Boys of Boston.”

The band has tried several times to record a follow-up to 2001’s “Just Press Play,” but has been thwarted by various injuries. Internal frustrations overheated when Tyler fell off the stage in the middle of a song, bringing their 2009 summer tour to a premature end.

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