Cancels Show To Shoot New Video
Cancels Show To Shoot New Video
(8/7/01, 1 p.m. ET) -- Aerosmith has
canceled one of two shows set for
later this month at the Verizon
Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine,
California. The August 22 date was set
aside to allow the band to shoot a
video for its next single, believed to
be "Sunshine," while in the
Los Angeles vicinity. The other
L.A.-area shows--August 20 in Irvine,
and August 24 in Devore at the Glen
Helen Blockbuster Pavilion--will go as
Aerosmith has shown the ability to
connect with many generations of music
fans. Guitarist Joe Perry told LAUNCH
that videos are a large part of the
group's mass appeal. "We've been
fortunate enough to have some really
good video directors around us, I
think. They call it the MTV
generation. Because of the MTV
mentality of the visuals, and being
able to embrace that instead of reject
it, has been a real strength for
us," he said. "I think to be
able to come out with some of these
videos, and have just been lucky to
have them work and have some good
songs, we've been able to bring in
Darren Davis and Bruce Simon, New York
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known that the band planned to release
Just Push Play as the 3rd single.
Steven even talked in the Detroit
interview about the video. So why did
Yahoo news write: "...allow the
band to shoot a video for its next
single, believed to be
Sunshine..."? Clive Newton, who
all should know by now is an expert
when it comes to all things Aerosmith,
was a change of plans with FAFH
flopping. JPP they planned to release
maybe in Dec 2001 but that was the
plans back in March and JPP track
didn't do a great deal on the airplay
charts. Sunshine will be the next
single according to people who spoke
with the band during the last few
dates in the 1st leg. Expect it
sometime in Sept if shooting a video
in LA in late Aug."
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and Video News
first posted at AeroFANatic.com:
Aerosmith will make a second run thru
the USA from October to December
playing indoor venues, then off to
Japan in January. Also, the next video
from JPP, Sunshine, will be shot on
August 22nd in CA, and will make it's
debut sometime in late Sept, early
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to appear at the Teen Choice Awards
sure if this show is live or taped but
the band is playing Irvine that
Choice Awards on Fox Monday, August
20th 8:00pm ET
Pop superstars and brothers Nick and
Aaron Carter will perform together.
Other performers include Usher, Shaggy
and Eve, featuring Gwen Stefani. Other
musical artists scheduled to appear
include Blink 182, Aerosmith,
Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Destiny's
Child, Sisqo, Pink, Mandy Moore,
Jessica Simpson, Dream, Eden's Crush,
Tyrese, Lil' Bow Wow and Lisa
"Left Eye" Lopez.
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Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards
the Who's Pete Townshend, American Hi-Fi,
and Widespread Panic are confirmed to
perform at the 2001 Yahoo! Internet
Life Online Music Awards, set for
Sept. 20 at New York's Hammerstein
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interview with Joe Perry from the S.F.
Aerosmith guitarist is a superstitious
Vaziri, Special to The Chronicle
Sunday, August 5, 2001
would think that appearing alongside
teen-pop idols Britney Spears and 'N
Sync at the Super Bowl this year would
indicate that the guys in Aerosmith
were finally ready to give up their
louche ways. Not so. Just a few months
after the tidy halftime soiree the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band from
Boston is taking its platinum
"Just Push Play" LP and a
bevy of scantily clad robot ladies out
on a huge North American tour, which
plays Wednesday at Shoreline
Amphitheatre and Aug. 14 at the
Chronicle Pavilion. We caught up with
guitarist Joe Perry at a Pittsburgh
airport between tour stops.
When was the last time you had to ride
Oh, we haven't taken buses for a long
time. We took one two summers ago when
we were in Europe, which was fun.
Don't you miss having to sleep on top
of Steven Tyler?
Believe me, we see plenty of each
other. You know, we went right from
station wagons to hiring our own
planes. We never did the bus thing.
That was back in the day when you
could get a flight from Pittsburgh to
Cleveland at 2 in the morning. That
was before deregulation, when you had
a lot more freedom to fly around. I
really miss that, for sure.
How do you stay so thin?
Well, the hardest thing is getting
enough sleep. I stay up really late
and end up waking up late, and then
the day is gone. We work out a couple
of hours here and there, but that hour
onstage is so aerobic. My problem is
keeping the weight on because I end up
losing it all on the road. This time
we have a cook that we're traveling
with. So he keeps the food good
What do you do when you stay up late?
I hang out with whoever's up. Just
watch TV and listen to music.
Is there a routine you do every day?
I have to go through certain
meditations to make sure stuff keeps
putting forth the kind of vibe I want.
Wow, you totally sound superstitious.
Yeah, there are a few things. If we
have a good show, I have to wear
something from that show at the next
show. Like, I'll have a good luck
shirt that I carry over to the next
show. I'm really superstitious that
way, especially with all this flying
around that we do. I'm really into
mojo and all my trinkets. Everything
has a certain amount of energy to it
and can be a receptacle for energy.
I was going to ask you about that
because you wear all these necklaces
Well, the Buddhist beads my sister
brought back from Thailand. She
travels all over the world into these
places I wouldn't go on a bet. So I
figure if it's safe for her, it's
going to carry some good luck for me.
The gold chain I have has my father's
class ring on it. He died about 20
years ago, and I keep that with me all
the time. The other chain I have, my
cousin is a sculptor and he makes
these amazing little sculptures for
necklaces. It's got skulls and sea
life and crickets. Lots of cool
It must be hell going through metal
Yeah. It's funny. Sometimes it picks
stuff up and sometimes it doesn't.
And then you've got all those
Yeah. Usually I keep something around
my wrist that my wife gave me. This
eye ring is matched up with her eye
color, so when we're on the road she's
always got her eye on me. And she has
one that matches my eyes, so we have
that thing going on. I also have this
Peruvian woven cloth thing on that my
son gave me. Once you tie those on
they have to stay on until they rot
off. It's going on two years.
Since you don't really buy most of
your jewelry, what do you spend all
your money on?
I collect guns and guitars.
What kind of guns?
Antique guns. I like the really old
And why do you need more guitars?
It's just hard for me to pass up old
guitars. Recently I bought a '56 Les
Paul Jr. that's the exact same one we
played when we were working on songs
like "Mama Kin" and
"Dream On." I've been slowly
collecting all the guitars that I
foolishly sold off in my early days.
Does that mean Aerosmith is going to
turn back into a hard-rock band?
You know, it's hard to say. I would
like to see it go that way. We loved
what we did with this record with the
experimenting and everything. It would
be fun to keep trying to go back. But
I can't tell what sounds like our old
stuff and what sounds like our new
stuff. We're still in the middle of
doing this career that we have.
Are you guys indestructible?
I don't know. Sometimes after a show
like the one we played in Boston the
other night, I don't feel so
indestructible the next day.
You've survived much worse.
You got that right.
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Church of Today tape
appearance at the Church of Today on
July 15th is apparently possible to
get on tape. The church taped the
service and sells them at:
who bought a tape of it says that
Steven's renditions of "Lean on
Me" and "Amazing Grace"
were beyond incredible! The soul and
spirit he put into these songs were
like nothing she has ever seen him do
and she has seen Aerosmith live 13
times. "Amazing Grace" in
particular gave her cold chills, it
was so well done. She says this tape
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thing Jeniffer Aniston said about
Steven Tyler's seems to be getting a
little bigger than expected.
Apparently she talked about Steven in
the same interview she revealed that
she's not pregnat so, of course, the
headline has to be... "Aniston
Not Pregnant, Has Crush on Aerosmith
Singer" *lol* You just have
to love the way the press handles
interview is from the September issue
of ELLE magazine, and Yahoo! News had
her exact words:
stars in the upcoming movie ``Rock
Star'' playing the girlfriend of a
1980s heavy metal band rocker, and
admits to disappointment when a cameo
role for Aerosmith frontman Tyler fell
Tyler, I have to say -- I don't know
how old the man is, but he's
phenomenal, that energy. He is the one
person that Brad said I can have if
the opportunity presents itself. He
said 'You can have that one.','' she
Tyler is 53."
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Magazine Boston has a great picture of
Aerosmith on the cover as well as one
inside. They were asked about living
there and where they eat, where they
are a few things the boys had to say
for those of us who can't get a copy..
PLACES TO GO UNRECOGNIZED
JP-- I live right near the ocean, and
i have a boat, so I'll go out to
Farnum's light, which is about three
buoys out, and no one recognizes me
ST-- I sneak off to Nantucket. I find
special places to run off to. Like the
white mountains. And I walk the
beaches all the time..
BEST PLACES TO BUY ROCK STAR GEAR
JK-- I go to Alan Bilzerian, Diesel.
JP-- I shop mostly at Alan Bilzerian,
we've been buying clothes from him
ever since he had his place out in
Worcester. I used to get some stuff at
BEST PART OF BEING IN THE BAND NOW
TH-- The food's pretty good. (LAUGHS)
traveling is easier.
JP-- I still get to play rock'n'roll
and crank my guitar up really loud and
do what I love to do, to still have
that, it's an adventure. We never
thought we'd get this far. No one even
thought rock'n'roll would get this
far. It was this underground thing you
did if you were mad at your mother.
ST--That we've grown into something
that's clearly our own. Were selling
out like crazy, and I don't know
whether it's "JADED," or our
own talent--that's a joke-- or being
around forever. It's hard to say. It's
too much fun to stop and think about
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seems that Aaron Lewis and Staind have
gotten completely full of themselves,
and that one of the true greats,
Steven Tyler was not only put off by
them, but was plenty happy to send a
message to these arrogant f*cks.
the scoop: Staind was playing a show
on the 18th as part of the MTV2 Rock
N' Roll Hall Of Fame Concert Series
that they are doing this summer. From
the start, the band acted like
complete and total d*cks. They
informed the people in charge of
setting up the festivities that NO ONE
WAS ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO THEM - fans,
security, Rock Hall employees - NO
ONE! Then, they were complete d*ckheads
at soundcheck, especially Lewis, who
insisted that all the sound be
reverted to his vocal tracks. This, of
course, completely ruined the sound,
both at the Rock Hall and on the radio
broadcast, which was set to go off
live. Further, they bitched the entire
day that an opening act, Bunker Hill
from Chicago (I think) was opening,
and that this band hadn't earned the
right to open for them. By
coincidence, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
was spending the afternoon at the Rock
Hall (they played down the street at
Blossom Music Center the night
apparently felt that it was OK to
speak to one person at the Rock Hall,
and told them to "round up"
Tyler so he could meet him.
Apparently, Tyler was informed about
their "don't speak to us"
policy and their negative remarks
about Bunker Hill, and when approached
about meeting Lewis, Tyler responded
by saying the following: "No. Let
me send a message back to those guys
though. Tell them that the band they
don't want to play with is in the same
place they were two years ago, and is
in the same place that they will be
two years from now." With that
nice slap at Staind, he refused to
meet them. Kudos to Tyler for being
real and looking at some pompous d*uche
bags and reminding them of their
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- busty babes....
columnist in Denver on Aerosmith...
On The Town
no accident that a bevy of busty babes
were in the front rows of the
Aerosmith concert at Fiddler's Green
Monday night. The band's tour manager
toured Denver strip clubs prior to the
concert and gave the girls gifts of
VIP seating and back stage passes.
"It was a sea of strippers,"
reported one concert goer. "There
were bouncing boobs everywhere."
was right. Even attendees sitting in
the cheap seats got a cheap thrill
from the strippers who flashed the
goods for the cameraman shooting
scenes shown on the big screens just
was just like an old time rock 'n'
roll concert," said concert
promoter Barry Fey, head of House of
Blues. "It was the way it was
supposed to be. That's Aerosmith. They
put it all out there."
flashing females paid no mind to the
old saying, "Keep your hands to
yourself." They freely fondled
each other while the crowd roared.
"Their mothers would be so
proud," said my spy.
WITH ROCKERS: The last time Aerosmith
played the Mile High city, it was 10
days after the tragedy at Columbine
High School. Band members caught wind
that Lance Kirklin, one of the
shooting victims, was a fierce fan of
the band. So lead singer Steven Tyler
and his troupe paid Kirklin a visit in
Monday night, Kirklin reunited with
the rock 'n' rollers during a private
meeting back stage. Kirklin and his
pals were treated to tickets by the
band. "The band just wanted to do
a nice thing," said a House of
Blues spokeswoman. "It was
friends meeting with a friend."
SEEN: A dead ringer for actress Kate
Hudson dancing with Aerosmith singer
Tyler on stage during the concert
Monday night; Stanley Cup star
Stephane Yelle at the Aerosmith
at the Aerosmith concert: "I
can't believe all these middle-aged
people are here."
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proves band still has it
Denver Post Popular Music Writer
July 20, 2001 - They wrote the story
line for every episode of "Behind
The Music" - fame and fortune,
drugs, profligacy ...
members of Aerosmith added resurgence
to the tale. After 30 years, the band
continues to reign as one of the
world's biggest concert attractions.
This year, the elder statesmen of
American rock have performed brief
sets everywhere from the Super Bowl,
teaming with 'N Sync and Britney
Spears, to an induction into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame.
Aerosmith has kicked off the
three-month U.S. leg of the "Just
Push Play" world tour, including
a visit Monday to Fiddler's Green
any of it daunt 50-year-old guitarist
Joe Perry and his middle-aged
bandmates - singer Steven Tyler,
bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey
Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford?
- I'm sitting in my tour bus, eating
ribs with my wife, listening to Elvis
records," Perry said recently.
look back and a lot of people,
unfortunately, have had really high
points in their career and haven't
been able to sustain it. Obviously, I
love the Rolling Stones and how
they've plotted their last 10 years.
Artistically, there are a lot of bands
as far as doing what we're doing?
There aren't any that I can name,
frankly, that are operating on the
level we're running. A lot of the
excitement of being in the band is
seeing how far we can take it. When
I'm standing out on the stage and
there's 100 15-year-old girls on the
shoulders of their boyfriends, I just
go, "Man, what are we
has taken a massive production on the
road. The band plays in front of a
large screen displaying videos and
other visual elements. And during a
portion of the set, the guys rock on a
ministage near the back of the venue.
literally 16 by 16 (feet), which isn't
a lot of room for drums and amps - a
powerful bit of rock 'n' roll comes
off that stage," Perry said.
"We're playing "Dream On'
the way we played it in 1972, tight
and small with little amps aimed at
each other ...
it's hard to do. I've seen U2 and the
Stones do it in arenas, and it sounded
like a good idea to do out in the
sheds, to get right out there on the
lawn with the people having a picnic.
But in arenas, it's easy to control
the sound, and they have a walkway out
there. For every shed, our road crew
has to adapt the staging and sound.
And we walk right up the middle
through the crowd, and that's an event
in itself. We get to slap hands - and
Steven gets his clothes ripped
baddest boys - er, men - are selecting
gems from their three decades' legacy.
been throwing in the old ones -
"Chip Away The Stone,' "Draw
The Line,' even "Movin'
Out,'" Perry said.
they'll offer a couple of songs from
the new album "Just Push
Play." Fans have enjoyed the
signature sound of "Jaded,"
but some didn't expect a couple of
hip-hop influenced tracks on an
Aero-smith record. A scratching
look at making records as a totally
different art form than our live
stuff," Perry said.
always get the whole band playing live
in the studio, and we'd end up
re-doing everything - it's linear; one
thing follows the next and each dot
has to connect as you do it. This
time, the sound of the demos was so
good that Steven and I thought we'd
build on them (and) bring in the other
guys as it became time. Everybody had
more of a fleshed-out song to play to.
When you're working digitally, you
look at things in three dimensions. It
opens a lot of things up.
not the new young thing on the block,
and we haven't been for 25 years. But
a good song is still a good
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on the Fly Away From Here Video
Make Preparations To Fly Away
Saturday June 30, 2001
By: Aaron Brophy
that "Jaded" is firmly
etched in the public consciousness,
it's almost time for veteran rockers
Aerosmith to unleash their next video
on the masses. With two days of
shooting in Boston, MA under their
wing and some extensive
post-production underway, the veteran
rockers should be delivering "Fly
Away From Here" to a video
station near you very shortly.
by Joseph Kahn, the man behind Brandy
& Monica's hair-pulling opus
"The Boy Is Mine," U2's
"Elevation" and Britney
"Stronger," "Fly Away
From Here" should prove to be an
interesting video. It's been promised
to include many futuristic special
effects, including a reportedly cool
blending effect involving Steven
Tyler, Joe Perry and their respective
children, Chelsea and Roman. And as if
that weren't exciting enough, the
video will also feature pin-up girl
and disgraced 7th Heaven star Jessica
all of the post-production involved in
such a spectacle, "Fly Away From
Here" may not be out for a while
yet, but there are some behind the
scenes clip up at www.aerosmith.com
that should sate even the strongest
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fund raiser at CBGB
is from Liz Smith's column in today's
NY Post (there's a pic of Cyrinda on
INTO the ubiquitous Fox News.com guy
Roger Friedman, who is out every night
everywhere. He told me that at the
East Village club CBGB's, there was an
extraordinary celebration of Cyrinda
Foxe, the one-time model who is the
mother of Mia Tyler. (Yes, she's the
ex of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler.)
Cyrinda is battling brain cancer and a
silent auction was put together by
publicist Liz Derringer to raise money
for her medical needs. A guitar signed
by Aerosmith fetched $5,000.
touching knockout moment of the night
was the dazzling Bebe Buell's
performance in Cyrinda's honor. These
women were once at one another's
throats. But no more. In the audience
also was Bebe's daughter Liv Tyler
with her fiancé, Royston Langdon.
Show biz "do" get
complicated. Just like life.
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