Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Steven Tyler to appear on new ZZ Top tribute album

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is sure keeping busy in his new American Idol-based world.

In early December, he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Paul McCartney, at the request of the former Beatle himself.

A few weeks ago, Steven joined super jam band Camp Freddy at a show in L.A.

Tyler joined CF for four tracks, kicking off by playing drums on the surf-rock classic, “Wipeout.” Mick Fleetwood popped behind the drum kit next as Tyler moved to center stage for the Fleetwood Mac track, “Rattlesnake Shake.” Then, Tyler and band jammed the Aerosmith classic, “Sweet Emotion,” before closing out the show with Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

As for the CF experience, Fleetwood said, “Steven is a really good drummer. He came on and played 'Wipeout' and kicked the hell out of it."

In a new interview, Fleetwood spills the beans on the two rock legends working together.

"Steven and Johnny Lang and John McVie and I are doing a track on a new tribute album for ZZ Top," Mick tells the Maui News. "We all got together and we had a ball.”

No word yet on what song the foursome recorded, or other artists that are scheduled to appear on the disc. Or…for that matter, when the record may even be released.

Stay tuned…

Camp Freddy with Steven Tyler – Wipeout
The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2010

Camp Freddy with Steven Tyler & Mick Fleetwood – Rattlesnake Shake
The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2010

See also:

hennemusic: Steven Tyler leads list of 10 Rockers To Watch In 2011
Steven Tyler, Dave Grohl salute Paul McCartney
Aerosmith: Steven Tyler helps kids at Christmas time
American Idol: Steven Tyler is a softie at heart
American Idol: Steven Tyler is the new Paula Abdul
Steven Tyler jams with Camp Freddy