A few bits of news have come down the pipe so close together that it is almost impossible they aren’t related. Ever since Michael Bay’s blockbuster hit Armageddon came out in 1998, film fans all over the planet have been clamoring for further adventures from Ben Affleck and company. Well, it’s now looking like things are coming together in a way that will allow everyone to get their wish.
After a very public break, Aerosmith front man and current judge on TV’s American Idol Steven Tyler has confirmed via his Twitter account that the band is going to head back into the studio together. Tyler stated, “AEROFREAKSREJOICE, Joe & I sent smoke signals… shot the shit & chewed the fat for the last year… but just smoked the peace pipe for an hour today and are on our way to rock’in your fkin worlds this summer by locking our selves [sic] away somewhere w/ guitars and drums.” Aerosmith has had several hits going all the way back to the 60s, but they are, of course, best known for their contribution to the Armageddon soundtrack, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
Almost concurrent to this announcement, Tyler’s daughter Liv talked to FOX about she and her father trying to make some music together. “We sing all the time together. We always talk about doing something together. Sometimes when he is in the studio he’ll say ‘come down and sing backup or sing with me on this song.’ But I’m usually somewhere else, and our schedules make it so hard to meet up,” the younger Tyler said. Liv Tyler was, of course, the female lead in Armageddon. One has to wonder what has happened to sync up their schedules in a way that has her hinting at collaboration. Could it be that they’re both signed on to contribute to a new Armageddon movie?
From what Michael Bay says, it seems like that is a definite possibility. When talking to MTV about his upcoming third film in the Transformers series Dark of the Moon, Bay indicated that he was definitely done with making Transformers films. “It does have an end, yes,” he said. “Because I am finished doing this.” What mystery project could possibly draw Bay’s attention away from making all that transforming money? What could be so important that it could bring feuding musicians back together?
A chance to follow up the biggest success of their career with a new song for Armageddon 2 is the only thing that I can think of. Add to it the possibility that Liv Tyler, the star of Armageddon, is likely to be on the recording, and Michael Bay, the director of Armageddon, is simultaneously clearing his schedule, and I don’t think it’s rash to start jumping to conclusions. Clearly these three have something going on, and most likely it is going to be an Armageddon sequel. What do you think?