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Aerosmith Working on New Album Soon

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Even though Steven Tyler‘s long-delayed solo album still seems to be a priority, the singer told Billboard that Aerosmith will also start working on a new record soon.

Tyler said once the band’s current tour — which includes dates in the U.S., Japan, South America and Mexico — wraps, everyone will compose themselves before reconvening. After that, he said, “We’re gonna be working on the new Aerosmith record.”

That’s good news for fans who may have been a bit put off by Tyler’s plans for his upcoming solo album. Just a couple weeks ago, he told Rolling Stone that he wanted “to take a little risk” by working with Deadmau5, the EDM hero who wears a giant mouse head during performances.

It’s also good news because it appears that the band’s recent turbulence may be over. Last year’s ‘Music From Another Dimension!‘ album was a step in the right direction. Tyler told Billboard that the album and tour helped get the band back on track.

“We’d just broken up for crazy f—ing reasons, and I went away to get my head straight again,” he said, adding that the group’s subsequent tour was a career-saver. “It’s funny that it took that for the band to realize how important we are to each other … Somewhere along the line there it got the band happy again, and we thought, ‘Holy s—, we gotta do a f—ing record right now!’ So, yeah, that tour helped us to a new album.”

Tyler and Joe Perry were recently inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Aerosmith have a new DVD documentary coming out on July 23 that chronicles their 2011 tour of Japan. So they’re crazy busy right now. Tyler said his solo album — which may include collaborations with Elton John and Johnny Depp — is planned for next year.

After that, it’s back to the group. “The band’s not breaking up,” Tyler said. “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.”

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