Steven Tyler on Working With Johnny Depp: 'It's F--kin' Kinky'

The singer discussed his upcoming solo release, stressing that it doesn't mean Aerosmith was put on hold.

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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is currently working hard on his solo debut record, hoping to release it during the following year.

The singer recently sat down with Billboard to discuss the latest affairs in his musical career, including the upcoming album, which might feature special guest appearances from Elton John and Johnny Depp.

"I'm just doing a solo record 'cause I think it's f--kin' kinky to go write a song with Johnny Depp," the frontman said. "I think it's f--kin' ridiculous to go write a bunch of songs I started five years ago and never finished. It feeds my passion. I like traveling all over the place and writing songs and seeing what we catch. It's kind of like driftnetting for songs, right."

Tyler also pointed out that the fact that he's working on a solo record doesn't mean Aerosmith is either on hold or breaking up, saying, "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."

The singer previously discussed the sound of the solo record in a separate Rolling Stone interview, saying that he is looking to venture into electronica domain and "weirder, off-the-cuff stuff that I'm not sure Aerosmith would like."

Tyler's latest solo single, a Marti Frederiksen collaboration "(It) Feels So Good," dropped during May 2011, debuting at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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    I think once bands get to a certain age, unless they have something of INCREDIBLE quality (see: Testament), they should just play live and not force out a stale album (see: AC/DC). I just have a really hard time considering anything put out nowadays by these classic rock artists to be anything worth adding to my playlist.
    Isn't JD a great slide guitar player?? Also, is Elton trying to set some sort of record of how many album appearances he can make? He's on everything at the moment. I'm pretty sure he'd appear on mine if I put the call in!
    And you better be honored to have him! lol. I'd certainly let him play on anything he wanted to
    I'm pretty sure he plays slide on an Oasis song or two (although I think they are b-sides). Depp has also been in several bands. When Rivers Phoenix overdosed and died in LA, he was at a club to see Depp's band play.
    Yeah that's right. He came to Hollywood to make it as a musician and ended up taking an acting job to pay some bills.
    Everytime I come here I see him trying to offend me. It reminds me of those high schoolars who act the same with the girls they're in love with.
    Bloody hell, I think Hitler and Mussolini have higher approval ratings than you, TryTheKetchup.
    Nah ketchup. Truth is that you post quite a bit of inane, banal, inflammatory s*** and it annoys the adults in the room.
    Come on, he means well. He's in fact quite amusing, just not the way he means to. Well, aren't we all a little dysfunctional family now? Tearing each other a new one and all.
    Awwwww, so cute! So hey guys, now that you're all making amends, anyone wanting to join me in a Care Bears all-nighter? Those bears will surely teach you how to love each other! :3333 xoxoxo
    Steven Tyler... Johnny Depp... Kinky... Oh dear, I can smell the homoerotic fanfics coming a mile away.
    >which might feature special guest appearances from Elton John Again?
    Way better than your appearances on the comments section.