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Aerosmith Cancels Show To Shoot New Video

From Yahoo News:

Aerosmith 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 scheduled.
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 another generation."

-- Darren Davis and Bruce Simon, New York

Source: yahoo news

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Aerosmith's Upcoming Video

    It is 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, has said:

    "There 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."

    Source: rock this way

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Tour and Video News

 As first posted at

    Apparently 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 Oct.

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Aerosmith to appear at the Teen Choice Awards

Not sure if this show is live or taped but the band is playing Irvine that night...

Teen 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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2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards

    Aerosmith, 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 Ballroom

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Joe Perry Interview

    Interesting interview with Joe Perry from the S.F. Chronicle:

    Joe Perry
    Aerosmith guitarist is a superstitious guy

    Aidin Vaziri, Special to The Chronicle Sunday, August 5, 2001

    One 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.

    Q: When was the last time you had to ride a bus?

    A: Oh, we haven't taken buses for a long time. We took one two summers ago when we were in Europe, which was fun.

    Q: Don't you miss having to sleep on top of Steven Tyler?

    A: 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.

    Q: How do you stay so thin?

    A: 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 backstage.

    Q: What do you do when you stay up late?

    A: I hang out with whoever's up. Just watch TV and listen to music.

    Q: Is there a routine you do every day?

    A: I have to go through certain meditations to make sure stuff keeps putting forth the kind of vibe I want.

    Q: Wow, you totally sound superstitious.

    A: 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.

    Q: I was going to ask you about that because you wear all these necklaces and things.

    A: 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 things.

    Q: It must be hell going through metal detectors.

    A: Yeah. It's funny. Sometimes it picks stuff up and sometimes it doesn't.

    Q: And then you've got all those bracelets.

    A: 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.

    Q: Since you don't really buy most of your jewelry, what do you spend all your money on?

    A: I collect guns and guitars.

    Q: What kind of guns?

    A: Antique guns. I like the really old stuff.

    Q: And why do you need more guitars?

    A: 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.

    Q: Does that mean Aerosmith is going to turn back into a hard-rock band?

    A: 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.

    Q: Are you guys indestructible?

    A: 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.

    Q: You've survived much worse.

    A: You got that right.

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The Church of Today tape

Steven's 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:

A girl 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 is Priceless

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Aniston/Tyler Make Headlines

The 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 these things...

The interview is from the September issue of ELLE magazine, and Yahoo! News had her exact words:

"Aniston 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 through.

``Steven 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 said.

Steven Tyler is 53."

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Boston Magazine

The 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 shop, etc..

Here are a few things the boys had to say for those of us who can't get a copy..

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 there.
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..

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 Hubba Hubba.

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 it.

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Tyler disses Staind!

From Sludge.....

It 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.

Here's 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 before).

Lewis 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 place.

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Aerosmith - busty babes....

From a columnist in Denver on Aerosmith...

Aerosmith On The Town

It was 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."

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 off stage.

"It 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."

And the 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.

REUNION 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 the hospital.

On 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."

THE 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 concert.

EAVESDROPPING at the Aerosmith concert: "I can't believe all these middle-aged people are here."

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Aerosmith proves band still has it

Article from

By G. Brown
Denver Post Popular Music Writer

Friday, July 20, 2001 - They wrote the story line for every episode of "Behind The Music" - fame and fortune, drugs, profligacy ...

But the 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.

Now 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 Amphitheatre.

Does 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?

"Nah - I'm sitting in my tour bus, eating ribs with my wife, listening to Elvis records," Perry said recently.

"I 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 I admire.

"But 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 doing?'"

Aerosmith 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.

"It's 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 ...

"Technically, 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 off."

Boston's baddest boys - er, men - are selecting gems from their three decades' legacy.

"We've been throwing in the old ones - "Chip Away The Stone,' "Draw The Line,' even "Movin' Out,'" Perry said.

Plus 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 credit?

"We look at making records as a totally different art form than our live stuff," Perry said.

"We'd 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.

"We're not the new young thing on the block, and we haven't been for 25 years. But a good song is still a good song."

Aerosmith with Fuel: 7 p.m. Monday, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, $70 reserved, $35 lawn, Ticketmaster

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Original Business Start Date: 1/1/1985

Local Business Start Date: 4/4/1994

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Telephone #: (203) 483-2843

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Name Title
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Fans Rule
40 No. East Industrial Road
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Original Business Start Date: 01/01/85
Local Start Date: 04/04/94
Principal: Joyce Logan
Phone Number: 203-483-2843
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Article on the Fly Away From Here Video

Aerosmith Make Preparations To Fly Away
Saturday June 30, 2001
By: Aaron Brophy

Now 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.

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the man behind Brandy & Monica's hair-pulling opus "The Boy Is Mine," U2's "Elevation" and Britney Spears' chair-friendly "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 Biel.

With 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 that should sate even the strongest Aerosmith appetites.

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Cyrinda fund raiser at CBGB

This is from Liz Smith's column in today's NY Post (there's a pic of Cyrinda on

RAN INTO the ubiquitous Fox 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.

The 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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Aerosmith News

Aerosmith Cancels Show To Shoot New Video

Aerosmith's Upcoming Video

Tour and Video News

Aerosmith to appear at the Teen Choice Awards

2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards

Joe Perry Interview

The Church of Today Tape

Aniston/Tyler Make Headlines

Boston Magazine

Tyler disses Staind!

Aerosmith - busty babes....

Aerosmith proves band still has it

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Article on the Fly Away From Here Video

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