May 4th, 2011
02:06 PM ET
He's played a pirate, a candymaker, a mad hatter and a boy with scissorhands, but could Johnny Depp play a rock star? We may find out, if Steven Tyler gets his way.
The Aerosmith frontman tells Billboard he would want the actor to play him in a movie based on his new autobiography, "Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir."
Though a biopic isn't in the works just yet, Billboard wondered which star could best capture Tyler's charisma.
"Oh, probably Johnny Depp," he said. "I've been hanging out with him lately; we're planning on writing a song together. He asked me, he said, 'I want you to come over' — he's got a studio here in L.A.— 'and see if I'm playing "Seasons of Wither" right.' I said, 'Y'know what, Johnny? No matter how you play it, it's gonna be right. It's a beautiful thing.'"
The "American Idol" judge added that he decided to tell his tale of sex, drugs, and rock and roll now because it gave him the chance to show his fans the man behind the music.
"Why not share with the world the way it is and tell them my feelings about my cat, and how I played with my kids, and how addicted to Christmas time I am, and the smell of pine needles and hearing my kids laugh," he said. "I don't think people know that side. They just read about the greasy, grimy gopher guts side of Aerosmith."
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