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from various sources. The latest news is listed at the top.
If you hear of any Aerosmith news send it my way. I will post it here.
June 26, 2000
A 'Not The Same Old Song And Dance vol. 2' on the way?
[...] After Union's current
Scandinavian tour ends, guitarist Bruce Kulick will resume work on his solo
album and book. He'll also play guitar on "Lord Of The Thighs,"
which will appear on his brother Bob's upcoming second Aerosmith tribute album
Aerosmith singer joins Lit
This article was found in this weeks Kerrang!! Magazine
AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has guested on a new track by Orange County rockers Lit. The song 'Over My Head' is set to the first single and video from the soundtrack to new animated US movie 'Titan AE'.
Lit met Tyler through longtime Aerosmith producer Glen Ballard, who also handled 'Over My Head'. Says Lit bassist Jeremy Popoff: "Ballard showed up at the studio with Steven Tyler - who, to us, is an icon. We've always wanted to meet him. He came down, we ate dinner and chatted about rock'n'roll, drugs and everything else. It was an incredible night. Then he came in and did backing vocals on the song. You can definitely hear his voice on the track. Especially if you know he's on there. If not, you'd probably think, 'Jeremy's singing really high'!"
Aerosmith are currently in the studio, working on their new,
as-yet-untitled album. On the band www.aerosmith.com website, bassist Tom
Hamilton says: "We're in full-on production mode and we are aroused,
excited and otherwise gushing about what is coming out of the speakers at the
Lit are currently on tour in the US with No Doubt.
Aerosmith at the Circus
It's not as if spotting Aerosmith is like spotting Thomas Pynchon - the dudes do live around these parts and they're not hermits. Still, we'd like to note that singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry were among the throng at last night's Hootie & the Blowfish show at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. So the Aerosmith guys are fans of Hootie? Dunno, but the opening act, handpicked by the Hooties, is a band called Virgil Cain, and its members are Aerosmith roadies.
June 25, 2000
Steven Tyler mention in Spin Magazine
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June 23, 2000
Robert DeLeo writing with Aerosmith from Yahoo!News
Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo Writing Songs For Ozzy
(6/23/00, 10 a.m. ET) - "Personally I just got out of the studio a while back just writing some songs with Ozzy Osbourne. So I was just doing that. I've written some songs with Aerosmith and possibly with [Hole's] Courtney Love. . . It's a challenge to be able to write for someone else. It's easy to write for yourself. It's always a challenge to write for somebody else." So says Stone Temple Pilots' bassist Robert DeLeo, who shared with LAUNCH his latest spare-time activity.
DeLeo is carving out quite a niche for himself as a songwriter, believing that there may come a day when Stone Temple Pilots are finished and songwriting could become a great second career.
"I think that's what I see probably happening somewhere down the line," he said. "I hope I'm not always going to try to be in a band and be 50 years old and you know. . . the music business is really fickle."
At press time, possible release dates for DeLeo's Aerosmith and Ozzy tracks were unavailable.
-- Darren Davis and Chad Dougatz, New York
More on Pope's CD World Voice 2000
Garson said there was no set criteria in choosing artists. "I was just trying to get the best of the best, and I think I was somewhat successful,"
Garson said he was thoroughly entertained through most of the sessions, and singled out Tyler's recording as one of the standout moments. The Aerosmith singer apparently began making up his own music, and scat-sang the Pope's prayers. "'Has anyone ever sung the works of the Pope?' Steven asked me, and then he went into a two-minute song, totally made up on the spot," Garson said. "After he was finished he said, 'I'll never do that again, but do you think the Pope will like it?'"
Garson said the usually reticent Joe Perry didn't have his axe to hide behind, and instead contributed his rarely heard vocals on the prayer of his choice.
"After each session," he said, "I had each artist sign a card to the Pope, and we plan to all get together and deliver it in person."
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Article
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Whittles Down Potential
Nominee List To 31
June 22, 2000, 2:10 pm PT
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame balloting reached the semi-final stage this week.
The 635 eligible artists have been whittled down to 31 potential nominees, and sources say that the music industry voters have been asked to select the final 15 to appear on the ballot from this list: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Jackson Browne, Solomon Burke, Chicago, Dick Dale, Miles Davis, the Dells, the Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Brenda Lee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MC5, Willie Nelson, New York Dolls, the O'Jays, Gram Parsons, Gene Pitney, Queen, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, the Stooges, Donna Summer, Richie Valens, and Tom Waits.
Patti Smith was actually a last minute addition. Smith, who represents the only first-time eligible artist, was not included on the list of first-time eligible nominees (allstar, May 16). It's possible the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame corrected it after reading about the omission in the press.
King, along with her songwriting partner/ex-husband Gerry Goffin, was inducted as a non-performer in 1960. Burke has made the final ballot eight times before; Pitney (six); the Flamingos (four), Black Sabbath (three), Steely Dan, the Stooges and Richie Valens (twice each); and Aerosmith, Brenda Lee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the O'Jays, Queen, and Lou Reed (once each).
Previous final nominees who failed to make this ballot include Chuck Willis, Ben E. King, Johnny Ace, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Mary Wells, the Dominos, Darlene Love, and the Meters.
-- Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
June 22, 2000
Tyler and Perry on Pope's CD-- World Voice 2000 !!
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the featured artists on the upcoming "World Voice 2000" record on which artists recite prayers written by Pope John Paul II.
"Steven Tyler and Joe Perry [of Aerosmith] were great. They both read a couple of prayers. At one point Steven said, `Has anyone sang any?' and he broke out into song, singing the pope's words."
"World Voice 2000" will be released in September on Columbia Records. The CD will contain about 30 readings, and it will be produced in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Some proceeds from sales of "World Voice 2000" will provide economic assistance for the continuation of the Vatican's International orphanage program.
To read the whole article go to the following URL:
June 21, 2000
Happy Birthday Joey Kramer!
It's Joey Kramer's 50th birthday today! Happy Birthday Joey!!
Adrian Perry (Found posted in the Aerosmith newsgroup)
with Lou Reed, Mick Taylor (Ex Stones)
Visual Radio Television on TV 38
June 19, 2000
Aerosmith Blues Tribute Album
Joe Perry on a country album (Eli Zoske Reports...)
I looked closer and saw that he played slide guitar on the currently unreleased track "Tell Me Something I Didn't Know". Then in the thank you's, keyboardist Jerry Hughes thanked "...,Joe and Billy Perry,..." Then, I knew that it had to be him (even though Billie's name is misspelled). I listened to the song and you can definitely hear Joe's guitar stylings on it. It's just very basic riffs repeated over and over. There are a couple of spots that they let him loose a little bit, and at the very end, you can definitely hear Joe's "voice".
This is from Amazon.com: Yankee Grey, with their layered vocals and tight instrumental approach, can't decide if they want to be Restless Heart, Boston, or Exile, with a Charlie Daniels-like boogie and fiddle flourish. [ Buy This album ]
My opinion, first of all I was surprised that they got Joe to do that, ,
second of all, for a country song, it actually almost rocks. I know that's
hard to say for a long time Aero fan, but Yankee Grey isn't a bad sounding
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June 17, 2000
Liv Tyler in Russia
June 16, 2000
About the Reflections benefit, and Joe Perry at KISS concert
The Boston Herald
by Gayle Fee & Laura Reposa
Thursday June 15, 2000
Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler, and '60 Minutes II' funnyman Jimmy Tingle - just a couple of guys who have seen the light - brightened up the place the other night at the Victory Program's sold-out fund-raiser at the Sheraton Boston. Tyler not only sang 'Amazing Grace,' but after he heard that his stickman, Joey Kramer, donated $100,000 to the drug and alcohol abuse program's building campaign, the rocker whipped out his checkbook and wrote another $100,000 check. Which everyone thought was totally Amazing.
While the other Aerosmithians were delivering $100,000 wet kisses at the Victory Program the other night, axman Joe Perry, wife Billie and the kids were rockin' at the KISS show at the Tweeter Center. But they didn't Rock 'n' Roll All Night. The Perrys left halfway through the show.
Elnhil reports more about Reflections 2000 benefit
June 14, 2000
Elinhil reports about Reflections 2000 benefit
June 13, 2000
This event has April Kramer as one of the chairpersons and the funding is to support substance abuse recovery. It is being held today, June 13th at 6pm. The website for more info is www.vpi.org.
During the advertisement for the fundraiser, Steven gave the phone number and website and added "www.vpi.org (as in gasm)!
(The pictures above were taken from www.vpi.org)
June 11, 2000
Rockers roll as gig hits sour note
by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Sunday, June 11, 2000
Departing WZLX-FM classic rocker Charles Laquidara almost pulled together the ultimate parting gift for his longtime listeners: a concert featuring Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band and Boston at the FleetCenter.
Laquidara said the star-studded show of local rock legends which he was calling ``Boston Rocks'' would have been a benefit for the Franciscan Children's Hospital, his fave charity.
``It would have been a thank-you show from the groups of Boston to the people of Boston,'' said the DJ who bids aloha to his 'ZLX morning shift this fall. ``And my way of saying thank you.''
And what, pray tell, were you going to bring to the table, Don Ho???
``I was going to emcee it,'' he said.
Anyway, Charles claims the FleetCenter cheeses agreed to host the bash on June 30 and promoter Don Law agreed to pitch in. And, more importantly, he had scored commitments from the bands.
But of course the whole shebang blew up because - would you believe? - Boston frontman Tom Scholz opted out because he was working on an album.
Excuse us, but isn't Aerosmith working on an album???? Apparently, an Aerosmith/Geils double bill wasn't good enough for Charles!
``I just can't do a show called `Boston Rocks' without (the band) Boston,'' said Laquidara. ``It was so close to being a done deal I could taste it.''
So chew on that.
June 2, 2000
Aerosmith NOT on Gone In 60 Seconds Soundtrack
As you know the rumors of Aerosmith being on the upcoming Gone In 60 Seconds movie soundtrack, doing the song Painted on My Heart have went back and forth. Well, CDworld.com has just put up the track listing for the upcoming "Gone In 60 Seconds" soundtrack album, & The Cult is the doing the song "Painted on my Heart" instead.
1} The Cult- "Painted On My
2} Gomez- "Machismo"
3} Armada- "Rap Groove"
4} Moby- "Flower"
5} The Chemical Brothers- "Leave Home"
6} Ice Cube- "Roll All Day"
7} Apollo Four Forty- "Stop The Rock"
8} A3- "To Sick To Pray"
9} BT [Featuring M Doughty]- "Never Gonna Come Back Down"
10} Method Man & Redman- "Da Rockwilder"
11} Citizen King- "Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)"
12} Cavier- "Sugerless"