Monday, January 2, 2012

VIDEO: Steven Tyler talks to Oprah about songwriting

Steven Tyler kicked off 2012 as the first guest on a new Oprah Winfrey series.

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” takes Oprah on the road to interview celebrities in their own environment.

This past September, the road took Oprah to Sunapee, New Hampshire, for a personal tour of the town and an extended sit down session with the Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge.

The 2-hour Oprah episode featured in-depth chats on a wide array of topics, from songwriting, to family history, drug addiction, relationships and much, much more.

As a teenager in Sunapee, Tyler wrote “Dream On,” and the town inspired many more ideas in the young songwriter.

Here, Steven talks to Oprah about songwriting…

“The melody’s there,” says Tyler. “I’ve learned it from my Dad… ‘the gift.’ It’s just waiting – it’s like a hanger, or a hat – I’m waiting for the just-right hat rack to come along..and I know how to fling my hat right onto it.”

Steven Tyler – songwriting process
OWN – Oprah’s Next Chapter – January 1, 2012

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