Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Aerosmith share story behind Legendary Child

Aerosmith will release their new album, “Music From Another Dimension,” on November 6.

The project marks the band's 15th studio album and their first studio collection of all-new material in 11 years.

The first taste of the new music was the lead single, “Legendary Child,” which was released this past spring to coincide with the band’s Global Warming tour; the song was also featured in concert over the summer.

Now, Steven Tyler shares more details about the tune and its profound meaning for the band – completing it was the first sign that their reunion in the studio was finally going to work out this time.

"Joe put the lead lick down. It was, 'Oh my God, we're back,'" Tyler tells Rolling Stone. "It was so incredibly true at that moment to me that the band was back in the severest of ways. I was overjoyed."

When the band got a call to submit a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming action film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis, they submitted the instrumental version as Tyler had yet to complete lyrics and add his vocals.

The filmmakers liked what they heard but needed to hear Tyler's vocals before committing. It was just the push the singer needed.

"So that weekend, Steven said, 'I gotta throw down,'" recalls Joe Perry. "He went in and really sharpened the pencils and laid down a vocal. That was the first complete song. It had the vocals, the lyrics, the band track. That was the point where it was like, 'We got one.' We know we can do it now."

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