Did Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton just compare the band's next album to a candy bar?

We're pretty sure he did.

Hamilton, commenting on progress on the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' on Bobo,' says, "We're finished with the basic tracks. We've cut 13 basics and we're gonna sit with that for the moment. The bass parts are done, subject to some adjustments in the future. The drum tracks are all done, and we're starting to do guitar overdubs. It's fun."

Hamilton plans to be in the studio for the rest of the month watching Joe Perry and Brad Whitford do just that. He also reveals singer Steven Tyler will begin recording vocals for the as-yet-untitled disc sometime after the end of the month. But what about the candy-coated comment? Oh yeah:

"We can see and hear the album in our minds; we can kind of tell what's going on'," he say. "And I like to describe it as being crunchy on the outside with a creamy center."

Sounds like a tasty collection of tracks from Aerosmith. No word on when the product will be finished, but we can't wait to hear more samples (we loved the first two) from the studio!