It isn’t everyday you see Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler out in the middle of a blizzard or making a surprise appearance on a live CNN broadcast covering said blizzard, but that’s exactly what happened on Saturday.
The East Coast is reeling from a massive snow storm which has dumped over a foot of snow across the area; however, Steven Tyler and his daughter, Mia Tyler, were out taking a stroll in New York City although the mayor Bill de Blasio asked New Yorkers to stay off the streets.
Steven Tyler was on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show Friday night to promote his upcoming solo country album and the latest single, “Red, White and You.” Tyler ended up remaining in New York during the blizzard, visiting with family. Steven will be on Howard Stern’s satellite radio show on Monday.
While out on their walk, Tyler and his daughter happened upon CNN reporter Poppy Harlow, who was broadcasting live outside to cover the weather. Steven took the opportunity to talk about the weather.
“I’m not flying out anytime soon. I’m from NYC and I’m down here to see my daughters, and my grandson Milo – how you doing Milo? – and Royston [Langdon, Milo’s father]. Decided to go downtown but then decided not to. The weather’s terrible… I’m going to hunker down. I’ve got a funny feeling this storm is going to keep us here a couple of extra days.”
Steven Tyler also gave helpful advice to people who were thinking about going outside in the snow storm.
“Do not do it,” he said. “It’s supposed to go until 12, 1:00 in the morning, so there will be another foot of snow. Stay home. Two words: Hot chocolate.”
Mia Tyler added, “And family hugs.”
According to Mediate, CNN’s Harlow asked Mia what music she listens to when preparing for a big storm, and Mia’s answer was her dad’s new album.
Mia shared that she and her dad used to play in the snow when she was growing up.
“The global warming thing is messing us up but I love it. I like playing in the snow. We grew up playing in the snow and doing snow angels. He’s a big kid, so the minute I got up here, I was like, ‘Let’s go play!'” she said.
Steven Tyler’s upcoming country album has been the subject of criticism from his Aerosmith bandmates, according to NME. Guitarist Brad Whitford revealed Aerosmith was to tour in early 2016, but those plans have been postponed because “Steven doesn’t want to do it.”
“It’s unfortunate. We kind of feel a little bit abandoned by him. I guess he seems to think his solo career is going to go great guns, and he doesn’t seem to realize that – in my opinion – his fans around the globe want to see him in the context of Aerosmith and don’t really care for whatever he thinks he’s gonna do. I don’t know if he gets that but, hey, that’s what he wants to do. I can’t put a gun to his head. It’s just pretty disappointing.”
Steven Tyler has spent about a year in Nashville working on a country album that might be released in February.
Digital Spy reported that Tyler’s interview on CNN isn’t the first time the Aerosmith singer has made a surprise appearance. In September of last year, Steven joined a busker in Moscow and sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
Did you catch Steven Tyler’s snowy interview on CNN?
[Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images]