Aerosmith Recording This Weekend

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January 18, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Aerosmith’s recording plans have been drastically brought forward – the group is planning a get together in the studio this weekend.
Frontman Steven Tyler has confirmed the rockers will reconvene for the first time since he accepted the job as a judge on TV talent show American Idol to start recording its first album since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo.

He says, “We’ve certainly been writing. I know Joe (Perry)’s got some licks, and I got a bunch of songs that I’ve written for solo and/or Aerosmith.

“Friday I’m writing with (producer) Marti Frederiksen, and Saturday we’re into a writing program with the band.”

And the rocker reveals Aerosmith are already planning for their next big tour: “We’re already booked for a tour for November and December, that should be South America and Japan.”

It’s a busy week for Tyler – the new season of American Idol debuts on Wednesday.

The planned recording session comes a year after Tyler rejoined the band following a stint in rehab. He announced plans to leave the band and concentrate on a solo career at the end of 2009. The announcement led to a rift between him and Perry that has since been resolved.