Steven Tyler, the vocalist of the American rock band Aerosmith, is singing the theme song for the live-action film version of the Space Battleship Yamato anime franchise. Tyler wrote the "Love Lives" song specifically for the film, and the single will go on sale in Japan on November 24. It is Tyler's first solo single.What. The Fuck. I still haven't adjusted to the Linkin Park nonsense, and now you're telling me that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is singing -- and writing -- an original song for the live-action Star Blazers movie? Fucking madness. Seriously -- am I dead? Is this the Twilight Zone? Are we in the The Matrix? Because I don't think this should be happening.
After his agent received the official offer from the Yamato production staff, Tyler looked over an English translation of the script and production materials. He responded to the Yamato's theme of "I want to protect the ones I love" and agreed to write a song.