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December 31, 2000

Happy Birthday Tom!!


December 30, 2000

AMA - Aerosmith to receive International Artist Award??

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Superbowl Halftime Show

December 29, 2000

Release Date of "Just Push Play"

There have been a bunch of dates in march rumored to be the release of Aerosmith's latest album Just Push Play. March 20th seems to be the release date of the next Aerosmith album, "Just Push Play", as of now.


Joey Kramer Tribute To A Legend VHS

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Steven in Hit Parader


December 20, 2000

Album Title Revealed!! and Joes view on the half time show @ the Superbowl.

This was in today's Boston Herald

Aerosmith Bowled Over

Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry said the band needed some major league convincing
to agree to take part in Super Bowl XXXV's half-time spectacle with 'N Sync
and some other ``special guests.''

``At first, we were like, no way,'' said the Boston Bad Boy, who prefers
hockey to football. ``Because every time the (producers) tried to incorporate
rock 'n' roll into the halftime show, it doesn't come off that well.''

Well, that's an understatement!

``But then they told us they want to make it more like a rock show and that
MTV was producing it and a designer that has worked with us is involved,'' he
said. ``So we hopped on board.''

And so goes the Aerosmith train, which has been a rollin' all month long with
a nomination to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, an American Music Award
announcement and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The appearance at the NFL showdown in Tampa - in front of an estimated 750
million viewers - is the latest coup. And isn't it nice to see Boston
represented in some way at the Super Bowl since our pathetic Patriots will be

In more Aerosmith news, Perry revealed that their soon-to-be-completed album
will be entitled ``Just Push Play.''

``Now, if we could only keep our new single off Napster,'' said Joe. Don't
press your luck, rocker boy.

December 19, 2000

Boston Herald Article

Triple honors have Bad Boys feelin' good
by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Tuesday, December 19, 2000

The Bad Boys From Boston must have been very good boys this year because Christmas came early for Aerosmith and Santa's bag was jammed!

Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry are full of holiday cheer after Aerosmith racked up three musical honors recently. They are also co-producing an Aerosmith album for the first time. (AP Photo) First came the news that the band - which had its first hit, ``Dream On,'' more than 25 years ago - would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Next was the announcement that the band would get an American Music Award. And now, we hear, the Bad Boys From Boston will get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Well, ho, ho, ho!

``When you've been doing this for so many years, you tend to take things with a grain of salt and look at it as just another day,'' Aerosmith's main man, Steven Tyler, told the Track. ``But when you stop and really think about it, it's really an epiphanic moment.''

Tyler's cohort, guitar genius Joe Perry, was also full of good cheer about the band's holiday trifecta.

``Well, you know the (Hall Of Fame) competition is pretty stiff and there's a lot of really talented and influential people every year, so it's great to be voted in,'' he said. ``We had our fingers crossed.''

Before the big announcement, Tyler, Perry and bandmates Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer had been hiding out in Perry's South Shore basement recording an as-yet-untitled album - the first since 1997's ``Nine Lives'' and the first co-produced by Perry and Tyler.

``We've been working with (writers) Marti Fredericksen and Mark Hudson and it sounds really good. We're really happy with it,'' Perry said.

The album will ``remind people a lot of the records we made in the '70s,'' he said.

``But it's a really modern-sounding record,'' Perry continued. ``There's a lot of guitars and it rocks really hard and really heavy. Steven is singing better than he's ever sung. He's been able to stretch vocally like he's never done before.''

Although the month's been full of Sweet Emotion for the band, it still irks Aerosmith that their new stuff isn't heard on Boston radio.

As far as the band's hometown is concerned, they're strictly an oldies act.

``We haven't been the new young thing for 15 years, we know that,'' said Perry. ``But trends dictate what gets played on Boston stations and we'll just have to see what happens. Right now, we're just really happy with the record.''

Tyler said he's taking the dissing as a personal challenge.

``That's the fodder that makes us keep going,'' said Steven. ``That you'll-never-amount-to-anything kind of thing is what spurs you on.''

The band is getting ready to debut the first single from their new album, ``Jaded,'' at the American Music Awards Jan. 8. They are also getting ready to record a video for ``Jaded'' and gearing up for a world tour.

``We've been working on the album furiously for 20 hours a day,'' Perry said. ``We weren't really expecting to release it for another year but it came together so fast and then we got the opportunity to debut it at the American Music Awards, so we're scrambling.

``It's hard to talk about something that hasn't gotten out there yet, but this feels as close to what an Aerosmith record should feel like at this point in time. So we're really happy.''


Aerosmith & the E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show!

The NFL, CBS Sports and MTV: Music Television Present the Kings of Rock and Pop Together on One Stage.

Aerosmith and *NSYNC to Perform at E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show.

New York, NY, December 18, 2000 - The NFL, CBS Sports and MTV: Music Television announced today that two of music's biggest artists, Aerosmith and *NSYNC, will perform during the E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show. The halftime music extravaganza will bring together vital rock legends Aerosmith with pop sensations *NSYNC, who will share the same stage for the first time ever. Super Bowl XXXV will be held on January 28, 2001 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The NFL selected MTV: Music Television to produce the E*TRADE halftime show. CBS and MTV are both owned by Viacom Inc.

The Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game, is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event. It will air on CBS and is expected to attract an estimated 130 million viewers in the United States and at least 750 million viewers worldwide.

Known as America's premier rock 'n roll band, Aerosmith is a unique force in today's music. Band members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer have sold over 100 million albums around the world and earned an array of accolades including Grammys and MTV Video Music Awards. In 1998, the band's smash single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" became the group's first-ever #1 Billboard pop hit and landed Aerosmith an Academy Award nomination. Aerosmith will release their new studio album on Columbia in the spring of 2001.

In less than three years, *NSYNC, which includes Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake, has gained global stardom. "No Strings Attached," the band's sophomore album, broke records by selling 2.4 million copies in its first week. *NSYNC's self-titled 1998 album sold over ten million copies and yielded four number one singles. In addition, *NSYNC garnered "Viewer's Choice," "Best Pop Video" and "Best Choreography," awards at the recent 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.

"The Halftime Show is an important part of the Super Bowl and one of the most highly anticipated entertainment events of the year," said NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. "We are pleased that musical performers of the magnitude of Aerosmith and *NSYNC will join the list of E*TRADE Super Bowl Halftime superstars."

"We are pleased to bring MTV and the NFL together to showcase two of the biggest attractions in the music world," said Sean McManus, President, CBS Sports. "In all, CBS will be providing nearly 19 hours of Super Bowl programming, appealing to all demographics."

"There will be something for everyone at this year's halftime event, including a few surprises. By bringing together two of the most popular bands in music today, we'll be able to stage an incredibly entertaining and eclectic halftime show for Super Bowl fans everywhere." said Van Toffler, President, MTV & MTV2.

The E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXV halftime show will be executive produced by Dave Sirulnick and Salli Frattini. Alex Coletti and Patrick Byrnes will be producing for MTV; Dennis Despie will produce for Select Productions and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as director.

E*TRADE is a global leader in online personal financial services, offering value-added investing, banking and research features, premium customer service and a redundant, proprietary Stateless Architecture® infrastructure. In addition to the U.S., E*TRADE presently serves customers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K. through branded web sites. E*TRADE Securities Inc. (Member NASD/SIPC), and its parent company, E*TRADE Group, Inc., have offices in Northern California and in other major business centers in the U.S. and worldwide. E*TRADE is a registered trademark of E*TRADE Securities, Inc.

CBS Television is comprised of the CBS Television Network -- with more than 200 owned and affiliated stations reaching virtually every television home in the United States; the Network's programming arms CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports; and CBS Enterprises, a global leader in distribution.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and the The Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of nine US digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide. In addition, MTV Networks operates The MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and Internet-savvy kid.

December 15, 2000

Aerosmith goes 'organic' for new album

By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

Unfazed by all the alarmist talk about rock 's steady march to the grave, Aerosmith headed straight for The Boneyard. That's the name of guitarist Joe Perry's Boston-area home studio, where the band is crafting an as-yet-untitled album due in the spring, its first album since 1997's Nine Lives.

Jaded, Avant Garden, Beyond Beautiful and Under My Skin are among 20-plus songs already recorded for an album said to merge classic Aerosmith rock energy and kaleidoscopic flourishes. Taking the helm for the first time, Perry and singer Steven Tyler are producing the disc with songwriting partners Marti Fredericksen and Mark Hudson.

"We didn't want to do a color-by-numbers with a big-name producer," says Perry, whose studio is a hodgepodge of vintage guitars, girlie pin-ups, Jimi Hendrix posters, lava lamps, leopard-print carpet and a cardboard Tony Soprano. "My stomach would get in a knot when we were considering other producers. Now it feels more organic. . . . We just let go, and the sparks flew."

The band, currently mapping a world tour, is the rare exception in a field of stunted careers. Current members Tyler, Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton, the same lineup that founded Aerosmith in 1970, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19.


December 13, 2000

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2001

Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Ritchie Valens, The Flamingos and Solomon Burke were named Tuesday as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2001 inductees. Jackson and Simon were previously inducted as members of the Jackson 5 and Simon & Garfunkel, respectively. The Class of 2001 also includes Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and musicians James Burton and Johnnie Johnson . Nominees who did not make the cut: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Brenda Lee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Bob Seger and Patti Smith. The induction ceremony will be March 19 in New York.



Aerosmith To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At AMAs!

Sony Puts Chains on the "Mob Story Project"

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Press Release


Aerosmith To Perform At American Music Awards!

Aerosmith on Hollywood Walk Of Fame!

Tom and Terry Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary


December 11, 2000

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announcement!

December 7, 2000

Mob Story: A Hip Hopera!

December 6, 2000

Mob Story: A Hip Hopera Released!

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December 4, 2000

Charlie's Angels Soundtrack Selling Fast!

December 1, 2000

Aerosmith's new single!?!

Here is some information from metal sludge on one of the songs on the new album due out in march.

The first single from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album is out on March 9th. 'Jaded' will be released through Sony. And, the band is recording their new album in Boston for the first time in many years.


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