The other day Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tweeted that the band was ready to hit the road this summer, starting in June. That's awesome news. Not awesome news? NME is reporting that longtime Aero producer Jack Douglas wanted the band to hire Stephen King to write song lyrics to specifically help out lead singer Steven Tyler.
Yes, Douglas wanted the guy who wrote Thinner and Carrie, (ok, King wrote Thinner under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, but still...) to write lyrics for Aerosmith.
Apparently the Bad Boys from Boston had the same reaction as me when they heard Douglas' idea.
According to the article, which originally appeared in Classic Rock magazine, Douglas said of the idea:
"They looked at me like I was crazy... If there's anyone who's going to inspire him, it'd be Stephen King.'"
Douglas conceded that Steven didn't need melody help.
I'm sorry but I think this is insane. Then again, Aerosmith is widely known to use outside writers. I mean, Diane Warren anyone?