Steven Tyler Talks About Johnny Depp’s Gift & Aerosmith’s Recording Sessions [AUDIO]

February 16, 2012 10:47 am

Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler visited “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” studios to talk about recharging his batteries with Johnny Depp, recording the next Aerosmith album, and his process for creating music.

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On Johnny Depp’s Gift & Singing Abilities
“On my time off I just go to the bottom of my hill and hang out with Johnny Depp for a few hours. I get my batteries recharged. I brought him over to the studio, and he gave me the sweetest guitar. It’s a little thing called a sig fiddle. It’s got an amplifier that looks like an old timey fashion radio. You plug it in, and it just wails. It’s four strings. It’s a beautiful thing.”

But how is Johnny’s musical abilities? Steven jokes, “He plays very well. He does [sing], but he plays better. He acts better than anything!'”

On Aerosmith Recording & Touring  (1:35, 3:00)
Demon Of Screamin’ is back in studio with Aerosmith “laying down vocal tracks without lyrics. Then I listen back and I dig the words out of that. We lay down licks then we sew it together in a song fashion.” He continued, “We’re on tour from June-August. It’s not on sale yet, but it’s all over the place.”

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On American Idol Contestants Fainting Spells (5:32)
Steven says, “I don’t even know where these kids are coming from, but they didn’t have the experience to fail. So know they are up there, and they’re learning their songs that night…and they go in to internal hemorrhage.”