The first sign that Aerosmith were back as a creative force and writing new material came during this year's American Idol finale in May, where singer Steven Tyler signed off as a judge by joining the band to perform "Legendary Child," their first new song in eight years. With the big rock guitars of Joe Perry and Brad Whitford behind him, Tyler barked and wailed just like the old days, and even quoted from 1975's "Walk This Way," remembering when "I took a chance at a high school dance . . . " The lyrics go on to describe the life since, and "That same show/ 40 years ago /is being televised tonight."
For a preview and read comments from the band members here.