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February 27, 2001
Just Push Play on the Radio IN YOUR AREA!
Here is the listings of all the radio stations playing the Just Push Play album. If you can't find a local station, click on the links of the 2 radio stations I gave yesterday to listen via the web.
Aberdeen, WA KDUX 104.7
Abilene, TX KEYJ 107.9 3/3 @ 10pm
Albany, GA WJAD 103.5 3/2 @ 9pm
Albany, NY WPYX 106.5 3/3 @ 12mid
Alexandria, LA KZMZ 96.9 3/4 @
Altoona, PA WBXQ 94.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Anchorage, AK KBFX 100.5 3/2 @6pm, 3/3 @ 6pm
Appleton, WI WAPL 105.7 3/2 @ 8pm
Asheville, NC WQNS 104.9 3/1 @ 10pm
Asheville, NC WQNQ 104.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Athens, GA WPUP 103.7 3/3 @ 9pm
Atlanta, GA WKLS 96.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Atlantic City, NJ WZXL 100.7 3/4 @ 10am
Augusta, GA WCHZ 95.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Austin, TX KLBJ 93.7 3/1 @ 10pm
Baltimore, MD WIYY 97.9 3/1 @ 7pm
Bangor, ME WKIT 100.3 3/4 @ 12noon
Batesville, AR KZLE 93.1 3/1 @ 8pm
Beaumont, TX KIOC 106.1 3/4 @ 9pm
Bend, OR KTWS 98.3 3/1 @ 9pm
Billings, MT KRKX 103.7 3/4 @
Binghamton, NY WKGB 92.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Bismarck, ND KBYZ 96.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Boston, MA WBCN 104.1 3/4 @ 10am
Boston, MA WZLX 100.7 3/2 @ 10pm
Bowling Green, KY WBLG 107.1 3/3 @
Brainard, MN KLIZ 107.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Bryan, TX KTSR 92.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Buffalo, NY WGRF 96.9 3/4 @ 9pm
Burlington, VT WIZN 106.7
Butte, MT KMBR 95.5 3/3 @ 9:30pm
Canton, OH WRQK 106.9 3/4 @ 10pm
Cape Cod, MA WPXC 102.9
Carbondale, IL WTAO 105.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Cedar Rapids, IA KRNA 94.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Champaign, IL WGKC 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Charleston, SC WYBB 98.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Charleston, WV WKLC 105.1 3/3 @ 10pm
Charlottesville, VA WWWV 97.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Chattanooga, TN WRXR 105.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Chicago, IL WLUP 97.9 3/2 @ 9pm
Clarksburg, WV WCLG 100.1
Cleveland, OH WMMS 100.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Clinton, MO KLRQ 96.1 3/1 @
Colchstr/Brlngtn, VT WCPV 101.3 3/4 @ 5pm
College Station, TX KTSR 92.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Columbia, MO KCMQ 96.7 3/4 @ 6pm
Columbia, SC WMFX 102.3
Columbus, GA WVRK 102.9
Columbus, MS WSMS 99.9 3/2 @ 9pm
Corning, NY WPHD 94.7
Corpus Christi, TX KNCN 101.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Davenport, IA KCQQ 106.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Dayton, OH WTUE 104.7
Denver, CO KRFX 103.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Des Moines, IA KAZR 103.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Detroit, MI WRIF 101.1 3/1 @ 10pm, 3/4 @ 8pm
Dubuque, IA KXGE 102.3 3/3 @
Duluth, MN KQDS 94.9
Elmira, NY WPHD 94.7 3/4 @ 9pm
Erie, PA WRKT 100.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Eugene, OR KZEL 96.9 3/3 @ 8pm
Evansville, IN WGBF 103.1 3/1 @ 9pm
Fargo, ND KPFX 107.9 3/4 @ 10pm
Farmington, NM KRWN 92.9 3/3 @ 6pm
Fayetteville, NC WRCQ 103.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Fergus Falls, MN KZCR 103.3 3/3 @
Flagstaff, AZ KZGL 101.7 3/2 @ 7pm
Flint, MI WRXF 103.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Florence, SC WMXT 102.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Fresno, CA KJFX 95.7 3/3 @ 8pm
Ft. Lauderdale, FL WBGG 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Ft. Smith, AR KLSZ 102.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Ft. Walton Bch, FL WKSM 99.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Ft. Wayne, IN WBYR 98.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Grand Junction, CO KKNN 95.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Grand Rapids, MI WKLQ 94.5 3/4 @ 7pm
Grand Rapids, MI WLAV 96.9 3/4 @ 12 noon
Green Bay, WI WAPL 105.7 3/2 @ 8pm
Greensboro, NC WKRR 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Greenville, SC WSFL 106.5
Greenville, SC WROQ 101.1 3/3 @
Hagerstown, MD WQCM 96.7 3/4 @ 5pm
Hannibal, MO KZZK 105.9 3/2 @ 10pm
Harrisburg, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Hattiesburg, MS WMFM 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Hays, KS KFIX 96.9
Helena, MT KZMT 101.1 3/2 @ 8pm
Honolulu, HI KPMW 105.5
Huntington, WV WKLC 105.1 3/3 @ 10pm
Huntsville, AL WTAK 106.1 3/3 @ 11pm
Indianapolis, IN WFBQ 94.7 3/4 @ 10pm
Iowa City, IA KRNA 94.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Ithaca, NY WVBR 93.5 3/1 @ 8:30pm
Jackson, MS WSTZ 106.7 3/1 @ 10pm
Jamestown, ND KSJZ 93.3 3/2 @ 4pm
Johnstown, PA WQKK 92.1
Joliet, IL WLLI 96.7 3/2 @
Jonesboro, AR KDEZ 100.5 3/2 @
Jonesboro, AR KZLE 93.1 3/1 @ 8pm
Joplin, MO KXDG 97.9
Juneau, AK KSUP 106.3 3/3 @ 6pm
Kalamazoo, MI WRKR 107.7 3/1 @ 9pm
Kennewick, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Ketchum, ID KECH 95.3 3/1 @ 7pm
Keyser, WV WQZK 94.1 3/2 @ 10pm
Knoxville, TN WIMZ 103.5 3/2 @ 10pm
LaCrosse, WI WRQT 95.7 3/3 @ 8pm
Lafayette, IN WKHY 93.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Lake Charles, LA KKGB 101.3
Lancaster, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Lansing, MI WJXQ 106.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Las Vegas, NV KOMP 92.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Laurel, MS WMFM 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Lewiston, ID KOZE 96.5
Lincoln, NE KIBZ 106.3 3/4 @ 4pm
Los Angeles, CA KLOS 95.5 3/4 @ 9pm
Macon, GA WQBZ 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Madison, WI WIBA 101.5 3/2 @ 10pm
Madisonville, KY WKTG 93.9
Manchester, NH WNHI 93.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Manhattan, KS KMKF 101.5 3/2 @ 1pm
Mankato, MN KXLP 93.1 3/1 @
Marion, IL WTAO 105.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Memphis, TN WEGR 102.7 3/1 @ 7pm
Miami, FL WBGG 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Milwaukee, WI WLZR 102.9 3/4 @ 7pm
Minneapolis, MN KXXR 93.7 3/4 @ 9pm
Minot, ND KZPR 105.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Mobile, AL WTKX 101.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Montgomery, AL WXFX 95.1 3/1 @ 9pm
Morgantown, WV WCLG 100.1
Myrtle Beach, SC WSEA 100.3 3/3 @ 6pm
Nashville, TN WNPL 106.7
Neillsville, WI WCCN 107.5 3/1 @ 6pm
New Bern, NC WSFL 106.5
New Haven, CT WPLR 99.1 3/4 @ 4pm
New Lexington, OH WWJM 105.9 3/4 @ 10pm
New Ulm, MN KXLP 93.1
New York City, NY WAXQ 104.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Oakland, CA KOFX 90.9 3/3 @ 6pm
Oklahoma City, OK KATT 100.5 3/4 @ 7pm
Omaha, NE KEZO 92.3 3/4 @ 6pm
Ottawa, KS KOFO 1220am
Owensboro, KY WXCM 97.1 3/4 @ 10pm
Paris, TX KBUS 101.9 3/3 @ 4pm
Park Hills, MO KDBB 104.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Parkersburg, WV WRZZ 106.1 3/2 @ 7pm
Pensacola, FL WTKX 101.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Peoria, IL WWCT 105.7 3/4 @ 6pm
Philadelphia, PA WYSP 94.1
Port Arthur, TX KIOC 106.1 3/4 @ 9pm
Portland, ME WBLM 102.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Portland, OR KGON 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Prescott, AZ KZGL 101.7 3/2 @ 7pm
Quincy, IL KZZK 105.9 3/2 @ 10pm
Rapid City, SD KSQY 95.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Redding, CA KRRX 106.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Reno, NV KOZZ 105.7 3/3 @ 10pm
Richland, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Rochester, MN KRCH 101.7
Rochester, NY WCMF 96.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Rock Isl/Moline, IL KCQQ 106.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Salida, CO KSBV 93.7
San Diego, CA KGB 101.5 3/1 @ 7pm
San Francisco, CA KSAN 107.7
San Luis Obispo, CA KZOZ 93.3 3/4 @ 10am
Sault St. Marie, MI WSUE 101.3 3/4 @ 9pm
Savannah, GA WIXV 95.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Seattle/Tacoma, WA KISW 99.9 3/4 @ 9pm
Sioux Falls, SD KRRO 103.7 3/1 @ 7pm
South Bend, IN WIRX 107.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Spartanburg, SC WROQ 101.1 3/3 @
Springfield, IL WQLZ 92.7 3/1 @ 7pm
Springfield, MA WAQY 102.1 3/2 @
Starkville, MS WSMS 99.9 3/2 @ 9pm
St. Louis, MO KSHE 94.7 3/1 @
Sun Valley, ID KECH 95.3 3/1 @ 7pm
Tallahassee, FL WGLF 104.1 3/2 @ 6pm
Toledo, OH WRWK 106.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Topeka, KS KMKF 101.5 3/2 @ 1pm
Traverse City, MI WKLT 97.5 3/1 @ 9pm
Traverse City, MI WKLZ 98.9 3/1 @ 9pm
Tri Cities, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Trinidad, CO KCRT 92.5 3/2 @ 7pm
Tucson, AZ KLPX 96.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Tulsa, OK KMOD 97.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Tuscaloosa, AL WRTR 105.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Waco, TX KBRQ 102.5 3/4 @ 10pm
Washington, DC WWDC 101.1
Wasau, WI WMZK 104.1 3/1 @
Wst Palm Bch, FL WKGR 98.7
Wichita, KS KRZZ 96.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Williamsport, PA WZXR 99.3
Wilmington, DE WRDX 94.7 3/3 @ 10pm
Wilmington, NC WRQR 104.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Winchester, VA WFQX 99.3
Winston Salem, NC WKRR 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Woodward, OK KWDQ 102.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Yakima, WA KATS 94.5 3/3 @ 8pm
York, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Youngstown, OH WNCD 93.3 3/3 @ 10pm
Zanesville, OH WWJM 105.9 3/4 @ 10pm
Canada (alphabetical order)
Calgary, ALB CJAY 92.1 3/4 @ 5pm
Edmonton, ALB CFBR 100.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Hamilton, ONT CJXY 95.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Montreal, QUE CJFM 95.9 3/1 @ 10pm
Ottawa, ONT CKQB 106.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Regina, SASK CFWF 104.9 3/1 @ 10pm
St. Catharines, ONT CHTZ 97.7 3/1 @ 6pm
Toronto, ONT CKFM 99.9 3/3 @ 8pm
Vancouver, BC CFMI 101.1 3/2 @ 10pm
Victoria, BC CKKQ 100.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Schedule subject to change without notice.
February 26, 2001
Just Push Play on the Radio (more info)
Added later today:
Here is a couple more radio stations playing the premier of Just Push Play. The best thing about it is that they have a live broadcast on the internet so everyone can listen if they don't have a local station playing it.
www.z92.com is playing it Thrursday March 1st at 9pm central. (That's 8pm US eastern standard time)
www.kibz.com is playing it Sunday March 4th from 4-6pm central. (That's 3-5pm US eastern standard time)
You can listen to both of these online and these are both working.
Just Push Play on the Radio
If for some reason you can't find a station that is broadcasting the album www.wblm.com has a listen live button and they will be on Thursday, March 1, at 8:00 PM Eastern time.
Note: I tried using it today and I had problems trying to connect to their live broadcast. There have been a number of radio stations that are going to play the album in it entirety. If you know of one please e-mail me. Especially if the radio station has a live brodcast on the internet. Thanks!
February 25, 2001
Danish release date?
Play + Interview in Toronto
Jaded was no. 10 on the VH1 Top Ten Countdown...
Aerosmith Rocks The UK
And its still moving up in national airplay! According to Rock and Roll online it jumped from 17-13 in national CHR/Pop Airplay and it gained airplay (even though it is #1) in Rock
Push Play release in Australia
Liv Tyler in
February 23, 2001
Happy Birthday Brad!
It's Mr. Brad Whitford's 49th Birthday is today. Happy Birthday Brad and here's to many more!
Looking back at the Grammys (1991)
Click here to watch Aerosmith performing "Come Together" at the Grammys 10 years ago.
February 21, 2001
Interview form muchmoremusic.com
Click here to listen to a preview of the interview (1 min 30 sec)
Bill Welychka and Aerosmith in Boston...read on!
Certain assignments are better than others. (The "better" ones usually involve some traveling and a few days per diem!!) Also, it helps to be a fan of the interview subject. In this case I lucked out...hooking up with Aerosmith on their turf in Boston, MA. (Did ya check out their Super-Bowl halftime show with *N Sync and Britney Spears?? Britney planted one on Steven Tyler...lucky guy!)
The interview covered a lot of ground (the early days, the drug days and recovering, longevity, etc), including a lot of discussion about the new disc "Just Push Play"...hitting store shelves March 6.
You can see the resulting interview and a whole lot more with "The Story of...Aerosmith" airing on MuchMoreMusic March 6th at 9pm ET.
By the way..mucho props to Steven Tyler. On the scheduled day of the interview, he came down with strep throat (strapped throat? anyway, his throat was really bad!). Rather than canceling and re-scheduling, the trooper took a shot of cortezone in the neck to temporarily ease the swelling. Now that's rock 'n' roll!
MIA: WILD CHILD?
This is from the Ny Post gossip section
PLUS-size model Mia Tyler must have inherited her father's wild nature. The daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and sister of sexy screen star Liv Tyler recently posed nude for a 12-page feature in the upcoming issue of Nerve magazine. Spies say Tyler stunned photographer George Holz by bringing along a switchblade, flashing a bike messenger, and asking Holz to borrow his camera for the weekend "to take pictures of herself and her boyfriend having sex."
Corrections to Songwriting credits
He was wondering why all the Ballard stuff. Hudson is in fact Beef Puppet Music which is part of Universal-MCA Music Publishing.
So the track listing of the std USA album is:
01. Beyond Beautiful (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen)
02. Just Push Play (Tyler/Hudson) 3:51
03. Jaded 3:34 (Tyler/Frederiksen)
04. Fly Away From Here (Frederiksen/Chapman) 5:01
05. Trip Hoppin' (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:27
06. Sunshine (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:37
07. Under My Skin (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:45
08. Luv Lies (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:26
09. Outta Your Head (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:22
10. Drop Dead Georgeous (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 3:42
11. Light Inside (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:34
12. Avant Garden (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:52
Note the additional track Face is also a Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson song.
Rolling stone article regarding the new album Just Push Play.
Holed up in Joe Perry's home studio, the band went for raw rock & roll on its new album
By Tom Moon
Steven Tyler points to what he calls the "delivery room" in his partner Joe Perry's Boneyard Studio. It's not much bigger than an office cubicle, crammed with an equal number of guns and guitars. "We basically sat in this room and didn't leave until we'd write something" says Tyler,52, of the sessions that led to Aerosmiths thirteenth studio album, Just Push Play.
"That was the rule. You could go down the hall to pee, and that's it. We locked ourselves down here with the idea we were gonna write the best album that's ever been written."
Tyler doesn't hide his enthusiasm for the way Aerosmith's new record. March 6th, came together. After twenty-eight years of working - and fighting - with the highest-priced producers in the business, this time he and Perry decided to handle the production by themselves.
"When we started to talk about outside producers, my stomach started to curdle." recalls Perry,50. "To have someone come in, and turn over control again, it didn't feel right"
As a result, Just Push Play, has a rawer, edgier sound than anything Aerosmith have released since 1989's Pump. Gone is the glossy pop of 1997's Nine Lives, co-produced by Glenn Ballard, and slick power ballads such as the Diane Warrnen-penned "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." In their place is a full-frontal guitar assult, bucketfuls of salacious attitude and the enduring Aerosmith mixture of wry turns of phrase paired with insinuating, combustible melodies.
Perry says the band encounterd all kinds of skepticism about what became the first Aerosmith project produced, and Perry notes that some executives at the band's label, Columbia Records, were nervous about the decision. That only fueled the band's determination. "What better fodder for creativity than to prove somebody wrong, when you think your're right?" Tyler says, laughing as he walks from the recording studio on Perry's suburban-Boston estate to the room, which has just been built in an adjacent farmhouse. Tyler had arrived a few minutes earlier in a siren-red VW Beatle, chomping an unlit cigar and looking every bit the professional gym-visiting rock star- he can still wear the form-fitting T-shirt, still seems at home in the complement of guaze scarves he has favored since the seventies. "Talk about the mother of invention" he continues, "How about the 'Oh yeah? I'll show you, motherfucker.'"
And they have: Aerosmith returned to the public eye with a stunning Super Bowl half-time performance of "Walk This Way" with guests 'Nsync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Bilge and Nelly. Since then, the first single, "Jaded," has infiltrated rock radio, and the band will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in March.
"Everybody told us we needed experts to do the technical things for us" Perry says. "I think a lot of sound guys are like lawyers: They don't want you to know what they're doing or how easy it is.... As artists, we know there's nothing better than the first vocal Steven sings and the first guitar solo I take. I've been pulling guitar solos off demos for years. This way, those inspirations were built into tracks from the start. So sometimes Joey [drummer Kramer] is just ripping, because he's hearing Steven's voice on there"
Though new songs include the inevitable strutting shuffles and piano-bassed ballads, Tyler, Perry, guitarist Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and Kramer have also taken some detours: "Avant Garden" exudes the serene tone of the late- Lennon psychedelic meditation, while "Just Push Play" is one of several tracks that borrow the sonic-college techniques of modern electronia. "Light Inside" applies to the exotic Eastern textures that the band used on "Taste of India" from 97's Nine Lives, to a beseeching spritual theme sung in knotted eight-part harmony by Tyler. Says Perry, "You just listen to the voice on the track - without the band, it's really scary."
Columbia Records president, Don Ienner says he and others at the label were not just scared but "blown away" by what they heard coming from the Boneyard: "It sounds like their third record. They're so invigorated. There's a newfound incrediable passion that I think came from taking complete control themselves" He adds that the fact that they did it at home, at their own pace, was crucial: "They were under no time pressures, no constraints. They were home, and that helped everybody relax. They just had a look in their eyes. I think they should make a shrine out of Joe's studio......This is their statement."
Once the basic tracks were moving along. Aerosmith faced another hurdle: the mix. They didn't want to interrupt the recording process every time one track was ready to mix. So Perry bought the farmhouse next door and within six months converted it into a mixing room. "That let us work on building the tracks over here," he says of the studio. "and have a mix going at the same time." That's exactly what's happening on this cold winter day: While Tom Hamilton is laying down overdubs, Tyler and one of the bands songwriting collaborators, Mark Hudson, are listening to "Jaded" trying to figure out just how prominent a backing-vocal part should be. It's a tiny thing, the kind of part most people won't even hear. Tyler wants it mysterious but audible. Others think it should be further back in the mix. Eventually they give it the car test: A CD is burned and the band plays it back at full volume in a rented sport utility vehicle with an ordinary off-the-rack stereo system. They come back to the mixing room, tweak again. Burn another disc. Try it all over again. Eventually, they find the balance they like.
These split hairs and sonic experiments have energized the band. "What we realized, untimately- it's all about the little things;" Tyler says. "If you're gonna be honest as an artist, your're gonna realize that some of your worst mistakes were your best hits. There you are with Pro Tools, playing around, you've got three times as much fucking up. That equals, if you got the balls, three times as much great stuff. If you have the balls to make a mistake, then you can go somewhere. " I think I realized this in the tub in a hotel in Hiroshima, the Four Seasons, with one candle going," Tyler adds, "I got a package from the U.S., the Latin Playboys on cassette. I'm listening to it, knowing those guys just turned on the machines and played, and there's a track on there thats got a vibe from hell. If that ain't what it's about for me anymore, then I've sold out. I love all the Number One hits and all that stuff but there comes a place where if I can't look at Joe and say, 'Fucking' A, I can't wait to get onstage and play this,' then it's over," He stops for a minute, drops one of his sly grins and adds, "This stuff, I can't wait to get out and play it."
February 20, 2001
Liv Tyler Engaged to Rock Singer!
Some good news for a change: Sultry actress Liv Tyler is getting hitched. Tyler, who's just finished filming the three-part Lord of the Rings, became engaged on Valentine's Day to Royston Langdon, lead singer and bass player for the group Spacehog.
Tyler, 23, is the daughter of Steve Tyler of Aerosmith and former Ford model, Playboy playmate, and rock singer Bebe Buell. In a strange twist, Tyler was born Liv Rundgren and believed until she was about 10 years old that her father was rocker Todd Rundgren, whom Buell lived with from 1972-78.
Langdon and his brother Antony are two of the founding members of Spacehog, and come from Leeds, England. Tyler and Langdon have been an item since the fall of 1998, after Tyler broke up with actor Joaquin Phoenix.
With this announcement, Tyler may be part of a trend of second-generation celebrities settling down faster than their parents. Recently Goldie Hawn's 21-year-old daughter, Kate Hudson, married Black Crowes leader Chris Robinson — even though Hawn herself has remained in an unmarried state with actor Kurt Russell for nearly 17 years. Tyler's parents were never married either.
Bebe Buell told me over the weekend that she was thrilled for Liv and that all of the families have spent time together over recent holidays, "and get along very well." On a personal note, I've known Liv Tyler since she was a teen model and fledgling movie star; she's one of the great kids, a real person, unaffected and a lot of fun. Congratulations to her and to Royston! This one sounds like a keeper.
credits for Just Push Play
Since I have a lot of time on my hands, I went to the Sony Licensing website, got all the publishing information for all the songs on Just Push Play, combined with stuff I could find on the ASCAP & BMI websites, and I tried to determine who wrote which songs. Here's the publishing info and which writer I associated it with:
EMI April Music Inc. - Demon Of Screamin'
Music Publishing (Steven Tyler)
JuJu Rhythms (Joe Perry)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. - Pearl White Music (Marty Frederiksen)
Universal-MCA Music Publishing - Universal Studios, Inc. (Mark Hudson)
Beef Puppet Music (Glenn Ballard)
S'More Music (unknown)
Todski Music - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (Todd Chapman)
Some of those may be wrong. The only ones I'm 100% sure are Steven Tyler and Marty Frederiksen because Jaded was written by those two only. I assumed JuJu Rhythms was Joe Perry. I might have Glenn Ballard and Mark Hudson. Since they always show up together, it's possible that Universal-MCA Music Publishing - Universal Studios, Inc. - Beef Puppet Music is only for one of them, so it could be that whenever you see both of their names, it's only Mark or only Glenn. I though Glenn had co-written "Beyond Forever" (which I assume later became "Beyond Beautiful").
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen/Mark Hudson/Glenn Ballard)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen)
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard
FLY AWAY FROM HERE
(Marty Frederiksen/Todd Chapman)
(Steven Tyler/Marty Frederiksen)
JUST PUSH PLAY
(Steven Tyler/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard/unknown)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard)
OUTTA YOUR HEAD
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen)
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard)
UNDER MY SKIN
(Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Marty Frederiksen/Mark Hudson/Glen Ballard)
Interview on German TV
There was an Aerosmith special on german VIVA TV last Saturday. The interview took place in Boston, in the studio where JPP was recorded, not in Germany. They said that no tour dates are fixed yet. Steven also said Jaded is already doing so well in the USA (even without being released), it's no. 1 on rock radio charts. He said, according to that it's most likely that they will do USA first...
rock this way
Chris Caffery on Joe Perry
5. Rate the following guitarists on a scale
of 1 to 10. 1 being a scrub and 10 being a virtuoso.
Zakk Wylde = 10
Richie Sambora = 10
CC DeVille = 10
Steve Vai = 10
Kirk Hammett = 10
Yngwie Malmsteen = 11
Al Pitrelli = 11
Kenny Wayne Shepard = 10
John Petrucci = 10
Joe Perry = 11
rock this way
February 17, 2001
Boston Music Awards
Aerosmith is nominated for Single of the Year for "Angel's Eye" for the 14th Boston MusicAwards (April 19 at the Orpheum Theater).
UK Just Push Play / European release dates
On top of the standard USA 12 track version is Face (track 13, as per European version and Best Buy value version) whilst track 14 is a CDROM Video of Jaded.
Despite Holland and Germany pulling up their release to March 12th, the UK is still detailing March 19.
Confused by all the versions of album and single out there in the world and their release dates, or just a fanatical collector - goto http://www.cnewton.force9.co.uk and Click on Just Push Play.
Aerosmith featured on a race car again
Dude looks like a lady?
Superstar rocker Richie Supa of Aerosmith will be chillin' in the No. 27 Brewco Motorsports pit stall Saturday during the NAPA 300.
Aerosmith has reached an agreement with Brewco Motorsports to be an associate sponsor on the No. 27 car in the NAPA 300 Busch Series race Saturday. The band's soon-to-be-released "Just Push Play" album will be featured on the car at select NBS races throughout the year.
Brewco has also reached an agreement with Bon Jovi to promote their tunes.
Supa is currently working a soundtrack for
Turner Network to use in their telecasts later this year.
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Aerosmith on MuchMoreMusic in Canada
To go to the MuchMoreMusic link which has a
little bit of info about the interview and a 1:30 clip of it, go to
February 16, 2001
Dates when Jaded was taped...
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More Billboard News...
On The Adult Top 40 Radio Chart Jaded moves up three spots to number 18.
On the Mainstream Rock Radio Chart Jaded holds on at number 1.
On the Pop Catalog Album Chart Greatest Hits drops from 13 to 20.
Formats Just Push Play will be released in
Aerosmith JUST PUSH PLAY
Super Audio CD
Aerosmith Just Push Play (Value Added For Best Buy)
February 15, 2001
Jaded In Top 20
After 5 weeks in the charts, "Jaded" has stormed its way into Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for issue date February 24, 2001! Aerosmith also continues to enjoy their view at #1 on the Mainstream/Rock singles chart where they hold the #1 spot!
Jaded Premiere On TRL
"Jaded" will premiere on TRL today at 4:00 PM on MTV! Also, don't forget to bring rock back to the countdown by voting for Aerosmith's new video here or by calling the TRL hotline @ 1.800.DIAL.MTV (1.800.3425.688) between 3:00 - 3:30 PM ET.
Please check local listings to confirm schedule.
Oops! Britney Cuts Up A Classic Aero Tee
Many inquires have poured into the AF1 offices asking about Britney's retro top she sported at the Super Bowl E*Trade Halftime Show. The story behind the Aerosmith t-shirt goes a little something like this:
When Britney was asked to join the Boston Bad Boys on stage for sports biggest event, she wanted to pay tribute to Aerosmith by wearing one of their concert t-shirts. Britney's management contacted some folks at the Aero offices and they sent her four or five t-shirts to choose from. Now these weren't just any Aerosmith t-shirts, but one-of-a-kind 70's concert tees. Realizing the uniqueness of these Aero-Collectibles, the people at the Aerosmith offices asked that they be returned. Out of the four or five tees sent, Britney picked one she liked and her stylist tailored it to fit the pop princess. A few days after the Super Bowl, Britney kept her promise and sent back the one-of-kind-tee back to the Aerosmith offices, but instead of a whole t-shirt, they got back the made-to-fit-Britney-tee. Finding the t-shirt transformation a bit humorous, Steven claimed the t-shirt and framed it…
Jaded Video in Real Media
February 14, 2001
Jaded Video Clip
Here is a video clip of the Jaded video. It premiered on MTV 10pm last night. This is only 31 second clip of it, but it's pretty cool.
here to view it.
February 13, 2001
yet another edition from... Tom Hamilton's News from the road
I actually wrote most of this the day after the Superbowl gig and never finished it until this morning. Chalk it up to our insane schedule. Chalk it up to the rigors of the showbiz life. Chalk it up to the fact that I did it a week ago and my dog pee'd on it. See? I can make any excuse I want and people believe it 'cause I'm in a band. HA! What a scam.
...We're still in Florida basking in the afterglow of last night. People have been telling us it looked and sounded good and it felt like it went great onstage. We'll always hold off until we see a tape of it but so far it seems OK. We're always the last to know.
We've been down here rehearsing since last Sunday. We started out in a big arena in Lakeland (I should have the name memorized, we've probably played there fifty times.) There was a mock-up of a stage with exactly the dimensions of the real one. We had our amp line set up and right behind it was the 'NSYNC one. Yes they do have a band. (I can hear you wondering). The idea was for them and us to trade back and forth with short fragments of songs until the last bit, which would be all of us together on Walk This Way. We also had parts for a rapper named Nelly and Mary J. Blige. Originally it was just supposed to be us and NSYNC but we decided it was a little on the white side and we needed to address that.
So we had one side of the stage and they had the other and we just got down to it. I can't believe how pro those guys were. I can see a lot of Aerofanatics out there cringing because they need us to be some kind of animal that makes meals out of cute Pop bands. Don't worry, we ain't tradin' in our drums and Danelectros for dance steps.
We practiced "Jaded" for four days. I think we know the song by now. We also got to jam a bit and try out some of the other new songs. Oh, I forgot, you haven't heard them yet. Well it won't be long now; everything's getting closer faster. Jaded is out there making a name for itself so everything around the new album is going to be sooner. The fourth day of rehearsal was the Dress rehearsal, which means just that. You're supposed to have the same clothes on as the night of the gig so wash your socks accordingly.
Round about noon on the last rehearsal day we climbed into some really swank buses with satellite TV, DVD and leather couches to keep ah asses happy. Some of the new songs had been mastered so we listened to CD's of new music. I think it's all great so don't listen to me, but, it's still fun to hear these and imagine which ones we'll be playing live and which ones the crowd's gonna like. An hour later we arrived at th' big news conference. Actually it was really big. They had a giant room set up with a stage at one end and an ocean of cameras, microphones, pens, papers and probably at least a few human beings. We were on one side and the other band was to our right and press people would just yell out questions to either the SYNCS or us. We traded a few one liners and answered a few questions and it was cool. You definitely get in practice with this stuff so we were glad when we all managed to answer in finished sentences. The other guys are old pros at it already. They get more press than a pair of cheap slacks at the dry cleaners. At the end they got us all together and gave us footballs to hold. Steven threw his up into the air. I just naturally put my fingers on the laces where I can get maximum roll speed with minimal yaw rate during the initial phase of flight. That night it was freezing. I don't mean chilly for Florida. I mean freakin' freezing. The wind was blowing so hard I assumed a new personal motto: "The Wind Blows." That would have been my bumper sticker of the day. I'm sure the people setting up the stage were real happy about the wind (which blows). They had come up with a stage and lighting system that had to be rolled onto the field by humans and set up in six minutes. That's including amps, monitors, drums, guitars, harmonicas and scarves. The stadium said it had to be done without machinery, which would have bunged up the grass. Hmmm, maybe it would have been a better game if... Okay, I better finish this thing up. Hopefully you saw the show and hopefully you liked it. When we left the dress rehearsal on Thursday, it was pretty chaotic. We weren't sure what it was going to look like. The only thing we were sure of was that we needed more rehearsal. There were so many things that had to work perfectly. The cameras, the stage, everything. I had to remember to watch where I was when Nelly leapt off the drum riser and ran out onto the ramps. The last thing I needed was to get Nelly in the back of the head. So when Sunday arrived it seemed that all the stars were lined up in our favor because it all worked. One of the coolest things happened out in the audience. A disposable flash camera had been placed in every seat with instructions on when to snap a picture. Right as we went on the whole stadium seemed to explode with flashing lights. All around us people were firing off shot after shot and it looked spectacular. Then the pyro went off and we were on the way. It was awesome. Everybody did what they were supposed to do and it came off great. I didn't even look down Britney's shirt once. (You didn't have to.) I hear the football was entertaining too and I think it's great that they have that for those that are interested.
I just got a call that the new video will be premiered tonight. Meet us at 10:00 on MTV. See you there,
February 7, 2001
Just Push Play Album Info
Here is a posting from a mailing list
Here's Andrea Aranzana, reporting from her Little South of Madness...
Well, this guy (we'll go on calling him Olmedo since that's his last name) said the plans were changed and Aerosmith didn't attend him as was planned, so they'd be interviewed by him tomorrow (ohhh... God... it's turning to be longest than what I was expecting!).
They said he'd make the interview and listen the album tomorrow. When he was almost going away, somebody told him to stay and listen just a part of the album... so he stayed... hehe!!! And just listened 7 songs from the 12 that are into the album.
Here's what he said about it:
Beyond Beautiful (it has an intro and is the most heavy ... he compared it with eat The Rich like in GAG album but with a shorter intro)
Just Push Play (it seems it's not instrumental like someone thought before... he said it's a mid tempo rock)
Jaded (you already know it... no comments)
Fly away From Here (THE BALLAD of the album)
Trip Hopping (he said nothing about it)
Sunshine (no comments)
Under My Skin (a heavy mid tempo)
All the songs are composed by Tyler and Perry.
The place were he was listening the album was Sound Technics (anybody there knowing the place?)
Thee are a lot of people from all the world. He's staying with Mexican and Brazilian press
He'd be interviewing Steven and Joe this afternoon and tell what happened tomorrow.
Some other comments:
* I don't want to interview anybody else than Tyler and Perry because I'm sure that, for example, Tom Hamilton won't say anything interesting (SIC)
* The album is a rocker one
* Some lyrics talk about things like: I was fire... you were water and together we did smoke but I still miss you and so on... you know... love songs... but by luck few people understand English!
* The album is listened through a CDR (a copied CD) and so he thinks it sounds good although he'd like to know how does it sound in a common CD...
* There's nothing bad to tell about the album...
Exclusive news about AeroWorld
At least I hope so..Anyway here is what I've collected from someone who has been inside AeroWorld and looked around. I know he has.
Look for the AeroWorld to be released end of February. The guys at worlds.com spent $50,000 to get personal avatars of Aerosmith. You will KNOW when Steven, Joe, Joey, Brad, or Tom are playing online. That's where the $50,000 went to. So "We're NOT WORTHY! We're NOT WORTHY!"
Part of the world is gonna be based on the songs Jaded and avant garden (I asked, they haven't heard Avant Garden). There will be a stage, diner, and HUGE rooms for each member of the band. The diner has access to the stage and main hall. In the main hall there is a balcony over looking it.
There will be streaming video...They could play the Jaded video if they want or anything else.
There may be Aero Related clothing a person can wear. My source said he'd check for me.
They wouldn't be surprised if all the guys from Aero will be on it when either the CD or the world comes out.
The world needs more working on so expect more stuff.
February 6, 2001
Four different versions of "Just Push Play" to hit stores internationally
Aerosmith Album Extras
Since it's been three years between albums, Aerosmith want to give fans a lot of bang for their buck when their new album, Just Push Play, hits stores March 6th. Not only did they make the first single, "Jaded," available for download on www.aerosmith.com, but they will release three versions of the song on a CD single to be released February 20th. The extended single will include an album version, an acoustic version and a stripped down mix of the song. Also appearing on the single will be "Under My Skin" and "Angel's Eye," a track that does not appear on Just Push Play.
Different versions of the album will also feature some extras. Aerosmith have struck a deal with Best Buy whereby copies of Just Push Play purchased at the retail chain will contain a special bonus track, "Face." The version of the album for release in Japan (on March 7th) will feature two bonus tracks, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "Live Me Down," as well as a limited edition Aerosmith sticker. Meanwhile, the Australian version of Just Push Play will come in a special holographic slipcase.
The band has also commissioned an entire overhaul of its Web site. Working with Boston-based Worlds.com, Aerosmith are developing a 3-D site that will allow users to adopt a virtual avatar to rub shoulders and chat with fantastical versions of the rockers. The cyber rock venue will be launched to coincide with the release of Just Push Play.
Toxic Twins Set To Present At Grammies
According to www.grammy.com, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are slated to present an award at the 43rd annual Grammy® Awards! The awards presentation will take place on February 21, 2001 with telecast beginning at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
Schedule and appearances subject to change.
February 3, 2001
Order Just Push Play today!
Amazon.com has put up the cover art for Just Push Play and again confirms the march 6th release date!
Click here to order Just Push Play from Amazon.com now!!
Lines Up Three Versions Of Just Press Play
Here is an Article from CDNOW (Basically what I posted yesterday)
Feb 2, 2001, 2:35 pm PT
If you're an Aerosmith fan, Best Buy might be the place to pick up the band's new album, Just Press Play, as the retail electronic giant will be stocking a version of the album which contains an extra track not available elsewhere.
A track titled "Face" will appear on the versions of Just Press Play -- due March 6 on Columbia Records -- stocked at Best Buy. In addition to that version, the album will also be released in a standard version and a limited-edition version, according to the band's official Web site. It was unclear at press time what enhancements the limited-edition version will offer.
Here is the track listing to Just Press Play:
1. "Avant Garden"
2. "Beyond Beautiful"
3. "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
4. "Face" (Best Buy version only)
5. "Fly Away from Here"
7. "Just Press Play"
8. "Light Inside"
9. "Luv Lies"
10. "Outta Your Head"
12. "Trip Hoppin'"
13. "Under My Skin"
14. "Under My Skin" (Reprise)
-- Kevin Raub
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Confirmation of Just Push Play release date (March 6th)
I don't know if the rest of the world release will also be pulled up to this early March date, but Japan has moved from March 14 to March 7 (maybe to stop cheaper US imports flooding their market).
February 2, 2001
Just Push Play Track List!!!
Here is the track listing for Aerosmith's new album (Just Push Play) due out in March.It seems like there are 3 types of versions of the US "Just Push Play". A standard version, a "special" version (like the cowhide for GAG, etc), and a "value" version sold only at Best Buy. Here are the songs, their length, and where they appear.....
1. Avant Garden- 4:52 (standard, special, and best buy)
2. Beyond Beautiful- 4:45 (standard, special, and best buy)
3. Drop Dead Georgeous- 3:42 (standard, special, and best buy)
4. Face- 3:05 (best buy only)
5. Fly Away From Here- 5:01 (standard, special, and best buy)
6. Jaded- 3:34 (standard, special, and best buy)
7. Just Push Play- 3:51 (standard, special, and best buy)
8. Light Inside- 3:34 (standard, special, and best buy)
9. Luv Lies- 4:26 (standard, special, and best buy)
10. Outta Your Head 3:22 (standard, special, and best buy)
11. Sunshine- 3:37 (standard, special, and best buy)
12. Trip Hoppin'- 4:27 (standard, special, and best buy)
13. Under My Skin- 3:45 (standard, special, and best buy)
14. Under My Skin (reprise)- 1:00 (standard, special, and best buy)
February 1, 2001
Jaded hit #1!!!
It didn't take long for Aerosmith to reclaim the summit of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In just its third week, the veteran rockers hit No. 1 with "Jaded," the first single from their forthcoming Columbia album "Just Push Play." The cut has shot from No. 58 to No. 28 on The Billboard Hot 100 in that time span.
Click here to hear a sound clip of Jaded
Jaded VideoITS OFFICAL FROM WWW.AEROSMITH.COM Feb 13 @ 10:30 will be Making the video for JADED
I guess its supposed to have the red headed chick from That 70's Show (I think Laura was her name). This makes sense, because she introduced them on the AMA's, plus I think the video is supposed to look like the AMA performence!
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Just Push Play release date moved up?
According to a few sources Just Push Play could possibly be released two weeks earlier, on March 6th. Stayed tune to the news section for further updates...