Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler: ‘Our new album is almost done’

Singer says band's first LP since 2004 is likely to drop next March

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has said recording sessions for the band’s forthcoming new album are close to completion.

The singer said work was going well on their long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s ‘Honkin’ On Bobo’ and they are hoping to wrap things up in the next few months.

He told Rolling Stone:

Two months doing that [recording] and we’re almost there. We’re going to spend another month in LA.

Tyler also said the LP is likely to come out in March 2012 despite producer Jack Douglas previously saying it will be released next summer. The band’s long-time knob twiddler also said the record will be “nasty” and “raw”.

The album has been stalled by various health, touring and band member complications. Tyler was rumoured to be leaving the band in recent years, but the group triumphantly headlined Download Festival in 2010 with the singer. More recently, recording had been delayed following Tyler’s appearance as a judge on American Idol.