September 30, 2012
Steven Tyler certainty knows how to make an entrance… and an exit.
The Aerosmith frontman arrived and left upscale Matsuhita sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills on Saturday night on his outrageous three-wheeler motorcycle.
The 64-year-old singer was meeting some friends and caused a commotion as he roared up the eatery on the bike.
The tricked out trike features custom green and gold flamed paintwork and chrome that would make any motorcycle enthusiast drool.
The former American Idol judge also dressed in one of his obligatory outlandish outfits, this time going for a pirate theme.
The rocker wore paisley printed flared trousers paired with a pirate-style blouse and brocade black jacket.
He also accessorised with a pirate’s belt, where he no doubt keeps some of his $130m fortune.
Recently, just weeks after quitting his judging role on American Idol, Tyler has said he would gladly return.
However, the singer said he would rather mentor for his second stint with the hit TV show.
For a full two seasons, Tyler added his wacky antics to the hard format talent show, only to quit to fulfill touring commitments with his band.
But in a recent interview with E! News, the Aerosmith legend said he would gladly return, but not as a judge.
‘I wouldn’t go back and be a judge, but I’d be a mentor,’ he said.
‘I loved the fact that you go through 700 people, and out of that, you really can pick someone that has talent, because they have to audition anyway.
‘And I’m just grateful that Jennifer and I and Randy could pick people that wound up being so good.’
Tyler also admitted that his decision to appear on Idol impacted his relationship with the band.
‘We’d just come off a tour and I took Idol and I didn’t tell these guys, to be fair, and they got bummed out,’ he tells.
‘We got into a lot of ya-ya because of tumult that happens in a band. Sometimes stuff doesn’t get talked out quite properly, but it always turns out as songs down the line anyway.’
Meanwhile, Aerosmith has just recently announced the second leg of its Global Warming tour.
The rock act’s latest jaunt picks up in Oklahoma City on November 8, and will travel through North America until wrapping up Dec 13 in Nashville.
The 14-date run will include opening sets from Cheap Trick.
The arena tour will see Aerosmith in major venues including New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Staples Center, among others.
The band will be playing familiar hits as well as tracks from the group’s upcoming studio album Music From Another Dimension, due in November on Columbia Records in advance of the new dates.
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