I remember when I became a huge Aerosmith fan, it was the “Get a Grip” era but it wasn’t because of that album, although their popularity from that album probably helped. Some how I had made it to age thirteen with out hearing the song “Dream On,” but when I saw them play it with an orchestra on MTV I thought this is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard and from their my fandom grew.

Aerosmith has a new album coming out on November 6th of this year…my birthday, weird. Anyway I got the chance to chat with long time songwriter Marti Frederikson about the new Aerosmith album as well as his career as a songwriter. The guy has seen a lot, he needs to write a book some day.