March 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM ET
Steven Tyler is more than pleased that his proposed bill, named the "Steven Tyler Act," has passed in Hawaii, and now he's excited to just let it all hang out while on vacation.
The Aerosmith frontman expressed his joy to Billboard about Hawaii's senate approving the measure -- which protects celebrities from paparazzi and giving stars the right to sue over unwanted photos and recordings taken of them on the islands -- and shared his future plans to celebrate.
"Now at least Joe (Perry) and I can go to Maui and walk around naked in the back lawn and write some crazy songs," he joked. At least we think he's joking.
On a serious note, Tyler mentioned that, "(In Hawaii), they are allowed in with their lenses and they get the most intimate of shots, which is what they are really looking for to make money. Not on my watch!
"It's really about privacy at its utmost -- when you're inside and the doors are closed.... They chase my kids and get in the way of traffic. We almost got in an accident, and so before it happens, you want to do something about it. They're just looking for a taste of blood. They're not gonna get it."
Perry was proud of Tyler's legal achievement and predicts that this is just the beginning.
"The great thing is now that it's passed, people can bring it to the courts in other states," Perry said. "It's going to snowball, I bet, because it's not just a problem in Hawaii. It's here. It's there. It's everywhere."