Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is talking to Rick Rubin about producing his first solo album.

Rolling Stone reports that the two had dinner Friday to discuss the possibility. Tyler points out that Rubin was the one who suggested many years ago that Run DMC cover Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" and brought him and Joe Perry in to guest on it. That worked out pretty well for all concerned.

Tyler recently returned home from Russia, where he was judging a beauty pageant, and has been setting up a home studio in anticipation of the solo project.