Steven Tyler loves "great melting pot" of Singapore women
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler lived up to his reputation as a ladies' man at the press conference for the Social Star Awards at Marina Bay Sands on Wednesday.
The 65-year-old singer openly flirted with female journalists at the media event, and praised Singapore women as "a great melting pot of a lot of different kinds, delicious".
He said playing in the band keeps him feeling young: "I live vicariously through the music. Music does a thing, that's why it's so popular. People love to dance to it, sing to it. I've married it and I live it and I breathe and it offers me that."
He added: "Plus women do something to me too, I can't explain."
The 43-year-old band has fully embraced social media, and the band members like Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and drummer Joey Kramer operate their own Twitter accounts.
Perry, 62, said: "Social media is just another way spreading the word."
Also attending the press meet was Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, whose single Call Me Maybe and its video achieved viral success on YouTube. She said that her sudden success has been "a very surreal experience".
The 27-year-old added that when she first released the song in late 2011, her only hope was for it to reach the top 10 iTunes charts in Canada.
The pop song did way more than that - it was the best-selling single in the whole world last year, spawned countless cover versions and parodies online, and earned her Grammy nominations.
And yes, she does check out all these alternative versions of her songs.
"My mom always sends me the latest parody," she said. "I've actually seen covers done with harps and orchestras and you just think wow, how many different souls has this touched? It's really incredible."
The inaugural Social Star Awards takes place on Thursday at Marina Bay Sands.