Steven Tyler: 'I Am a Huge Skrillex Fan'

artist: Steven Tyler date: 06/24/2013 category: wtf?
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Steven Tyler: 'I Am a Huge Skrillex Fan'
Although things are reportedly going great for Aerosmith, frontman Steven Tyler still has that creative itch driving him to explore the uncharted areas. During a recent chat with the Rolling Stone magazine, the singer confirmed he is looking to release somewhat of an experimental record next year, expressing his fondness of electronic music. Tyler also confessed he is a big fan of young dubstep star Skrillex, emphasizing that a lot of quality music is still present in the scene. "I got that itch to do something that's a lot different than Aerosmith," he said. "Aerosmith's never been better, but we did that album. This last album was an Aerosmith all-for-one-and-one-for-all. But my heart is in stuff like that weirder, off-the-cuff stuff that I'm not sure Aerosmith would like. I'm into electronica I was when I used to listen to Stockhausen in '65. So there's just a lot of stuff good, weird f--king music that I want to get off my chest." When asked on who exactly is he looking to work with on the solo release, the frontman commented: "There's so much good stuff out there. I am a huge Skrillex fan. I went to lunch with Deadmau5 at Mel's Diner. He's got incredible ideas for his next tour blew me away, what he's gonna do." Tyler continued, saying, "He's a single guy. He makes all the money himself when he puts the mouse head on, so he's got a ton of money. He knows where to take it, and he's still relevant. So it was a sick dinner, it was f--king unreal. I want to go out and explore things ... I really want to take a little risk here and do something solo." According to the singer, no specific timeline has yet been set for the new release; however, he is looking to kick off the writing process in January and see how things develop until March. Tyler's latest solo single, a Marti Frederiksen collaboration titled "(It) Feels So Good," dropped in May 2011, landing at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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