Steven Tyler rocks Mother City, Victoria Falls

2014-12-02 16:51

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Rock star and American Idol judge Steven Tyler got cosy with an elephant while visiting the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe between concerts this week.

Tyler is in South Africa for the Kings of Chaos superband tour – which will conclude in Cape Town tomorrow night.

Between concerts, the 66-year-old singer took time off to go sight-seeing at the Victoria Falls.

Tyler, known as the “Demon of Screamin” for his drug-use and wild antics on stage, posted pictures of himself leaning against an elephant on Facebook.

Other pictures show him staring out over the waterfall and hanging with local acapella group, Umkhankaso Wamajaha.

“My new African jam band #zimbabwe #UmkhankasoWamajaha,” Tyler captioned the picture.

Today he spoke to journalists and fans in Cape Town. “We’re gonna make this work so good,” he told a press conference at local radio station KFM.

At the conference Tyler wore open sandals embellished with metal studs. His trademark twisted toes – lacquered metallic blue – protruded from the shoes.

Also in attendance were Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Gilby Clarke, and guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

“More like Kings of Biltong!” remarked one onlooker at the conference.

Tyler’s flamboyant ensembles recently earned him the tongue in cheek title “Coolest Grandma Ever” on the pop culture website Buzzfeed.

The rocker relays his tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in his 2011 book Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir.

In the book he comments on his cocaine-use, saying he probably “snorted half of Peru”.

Kings of Chaos performed in Sun City on Saturday and Sunday.

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