Aerosmith's recording plans have been drastically brought forward - the group is planning a get together in the studio this weekend (22-23Jan11).
Frontman Steven Tyler has confirmed the rockers will reconvene for the first time since he accepted the job as a judge on TV talent show American Idol to start recording its first album since 2004's Honkin' on Bobo.
He says, "We've certainly been writing. I know Joe (Perry)'s got some licks, and I got a bunch of songs that I've written for solo and/or Aerosmith.
"Friday I'm writing with (producer) Marti Frederiksen, and Saturday we're into a writing programme with the band."
And the rocker reveals Aerosmith are already planning for their next big tour: "We're already booked for a tour for November and December, that should be South America and Japan."
It's a busy week for Tyler - the new season of American Idol debuts on Wednesday (19Jan11).
The planned recording session comes a year after Tyler rejoined the band following a stint in rehab. He announced plans to leave the band and concentrate on a solo career at the end of 2009. The announcement led to a rift between him and Perry that has since been resolved.