June 30, 2000
Dutch release date for Fly Away From Here
I've heard that the Dutch release date for the single
"Fly Away from Here" is July 2nd.
Steven makes peace with Ex-wife Cyrinda
TYLERS MEND FENCES
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has heard his
ex-wife Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler say horrible things about him since they
broke up 18 years ago. But when Foxe-Tyler recently became seriously
ill, Tyler made peace with the mother of his 22-year-old daughter,
In March, Foxe-Tyler suffered a stroke. She has been
diagnosed with brain cancer and has been given a 50-50 chance of
survival after radiation and chemotherapy. When Tyler heard about the
cancer, he contacted his ex.
"We had brunch at Balthazar, walked around SoHo,
and did the usual Sunday bull----," Foxe-Tyler told New York
magazine. "It was a lot of fun with a lot of healing."
Tyler made contact with Cyrinda at the urging of Mia and his other
daughter, Liv, 24, whose mother is Bebe Buell. He's paying for Cyrinda
to stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel, near Beth Israel Medical Center,
where she's being treated.
"All I could say is thank you," said Foxe-Tyler,
whose 1997 memoir, "Dream On," accused Tyler of abuse and
womanizing, among other tawdriness. The reunion, she said, was
inevitable. "But I don't recommend that people wait 20 years to
Source: NY Daily News
Video from the Dodge deal thing in
I got the following in an e-mail from the people at
...We have just finished taping a new video
featuring Aerosmith and a gang of sexy female robots. This video was
taped in New York City...
The new issue of People magazine (with Meg Ryan on the
cover) has a picture of Steven on page 10 at some hotel in New York
playing on the luggage rack
Just Push Play: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler indulged a few of his
hang-ups in New York City, where he and his band-who just inked a huge
deal to plug Dodge Cars- stopped during their summer tour
Boston Herald 6-29-01
Jesse Kramer, son of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer,
and his band, Touch It, will perform at the Sk8 Fest 2001 on the
Marshfield Fair Grounds tomorrow. The fund-raiser for the town's
Skatepark Alliance will feature skateboarding demonstrations and the
giant 11-foot vert ramp featured at the WBCN River Rave. Check it out!
And speaking of Aerosmith, the band got together for
a little clambake at the Chart Room in Pocasset the other night.
Steven Tyler, dressed in brown surfer shorts with white trim, an
orange T-shirt, bright orange sneakers and round blue shades, sat on
the deck with his bandmates just like regular rock stars on a
AEROSMITH TAKES CARE OF ITS FANS
Friday, June 29, 2001
The story of Aerosmith's fan club hassles has a
happy ending: Yesterday afternoon, about 1,000 satisfied Aerosmith
fans were invited to the Tweeter Center for a private soundcheck
performance. The band's fan club organization, Fans Rule, also
arranged for many fans at the Tweeter Center to get upgrades on their
tickets. Yesterday the group performed a short set for club members
only and premiered its new video, ``Fly Away With Me.'' According to
Michael Saitow of Fans Rule, ``That's what the group wanted to do once
the fans got their voices heard.''
The problems began in April, when members of the fan
club complained about being sold less-than-prime concert tickets
through the club. At Tuesday's Tweeter Center show, a member of
Aerosmith's crew came to the fan club section, apologized on behalf of
the band and the club, and arranged for fans to move up to better
All club members with tickets to last night's show
received invitations to the soundcheck.
``I'm psyched,'' said Karen Nietsche of Westport,
one of the fans who originally complained to the Herald. ``The band
and the club came through for us.''
How Fans Rule tries to make it up to
If they do a soundcheck in your area you should get a
call from AF1. They will tell you the details of when to get there and
everything. The way the Mansfield one worked was you had to be there
for 4:30 (plan on being there at least 30 minutes before they tell
you!!) They issued wrist bands to everyone and shortly after they let
the people in...
New Fan Club??
It seems some fans are trying to start a new fan club.
I don't know how serious this is but I think it may be worth keeping a
look at their website, aerosmithfanclub.com.
(It can also be accessed at www.aeroforceone.org)
June 29, 2001
New Aerosmith Interview CD/CDnow
There's a new Interview CD for sale at cdnow.com. It
cost $10.49, and the Expected Release Date is August 14, 2001. It's
being released by the label ROCKVIEW.
Also, as I posted earlier (on May 23rd), CDnow.com
also lists an item called 'Audio Biography CD' under Advance Orders
for Aerosmith. The price for that one is now changed to $10.99 and the
Expected Release Date has been moved to July 10, 2001.
June 28, 2001
The Aug. issue of Hit Parader has an article in it
about how Aerosmith still has "what it takes" to keep on
rocking. They also give a quick review of the album which they gave an
YANKEE magazine has an article on Aerosmith and a
couple of photos included
Just Push Play dropped this week. BIG. 30 spots big to
come in at #93 this week with roughly 14,500 copies sold.
After 16 weeks on the charts...
... Nine Lives was right around the 40 mark.
... Just Push Play is at 93.
Fly Away is not yet on the Billboard Top 50. Not
enough radio "adds".
The Just Push Pies Tour - Kevin's
Baking Granny Smiths For Aerosmith
By PAT SEREMET
The Hartford Courant
June 28, 2001
For people who believe in pie-in-the-sky dreams
coming true, this one's for you. Kevin Bowen of Hartford would work
construction by day, and then by night relax by watching the Food
Channel, reading cookbooks and making desserts, now popularly known in
the rock music trade as "killer, killer desserts." Oh, and
in the summer, he would help out his friend Rob Polo, who is caterer
at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre, with odd job duties, like
shlepping ice, Polo said. But all that changed early this month when
Bowen, a self-taught cook, happened to bake pies for the rock band
Aerosmith that was at the Meadows on its "Just Push Play"
world tour. He is now the band's "personal baker" on an
all-expenses-paid tour of the world. Rolling in the dough? "It's
a very nice salary," Polo said. Polo talked to Bowen in Boston
after the first show there, and he told him that when he goes
backstage with his pies, his pass says: Kevin "The Pie Guy"
Bowen, the moniker bestowed on him in Hartford by Aerosmith. It all
started when Bowen casually told Polo, "I bake." Polo, who
studied at the Culinary Institute of America, had heard that before.
But Polo was willing to try Bowen out. Bowen made desserts for one
show at the Meadows, and Polo said, "They were killers."
When Aerosmith came here for its tour and requested desserts, Polo
asked Bowen to bake again. He gave the band Bowen's pies, and desserts
he had bought at Mozzicato-DePasquale's Bakery & Pastry Shop, a
South End Hartford venue famous for its sweets. "They snubbed
Mozzicato's," Polo said. "But they loved Kevin's pies."
The next day, Bowen was back on his construction job when the
Aerosmith wardrobe assistant came to Polo and asked for five fruit
pies. When Polo said that Bowen was working elsewhere, Polo was told
in no uncertain terms: "We want The Pie Guy. You get The Pie Guy
down here." Polo got The Pie Guy, and in an hour and a half, he
had catered to Aerosmith's appetite, which was now approaching a
feverish pitch. "They were in rehearsal, and literally stopped in
the middle of a set," Polo said, "and converged on the
pies." Joe Perry, guitarist, reportedly grabbed a whole pie like
it was a pizza, and ate it with a fork. Neither Aerosmith's formally
trained personal chef nor Polo could believe that Bowen could make
"these killer, killer desserts." In the weeks since
Aerosmith left Hartford, evidently, band members have been rueful
without their rhubarb, lugubrious without their loganberries, and
doleful without their pineapple cream. Pining for "The Pie
Guy," last week, Aerosmith called Bowen and asked him to be the
band's personal baker. He only had a couple of days to decide. It
didn't take him long. Bowen packed up his pots and pans and left
Tuesday for Boston. He'll tour with the band nationally before heading
to Europe and Japan. And what do his friends back at the Meadows make
of all this? "He's got the best gig in rock 'n' roll," said
Andy Mule, production assistant. "Make a couple pies, see the
world - that's frigging great. "A good guy from Hartford, now
touring with one of the greatest bands in history," Polo said.
"It couldn't happen to a better guy." Or, evidently, a
better Pie Guy.
Marti Frederiksen to work with Mick
June 27, 2001
Single Release in Australia
The single for Fly Away From Here will be released
in Australia on July the 23rd. (Confirmed by Sony Australia)
June 26, 2001
Aerosmith is in the latest issue of Rolling Stone
(July 19th, 2001 - Issue # 873). It's a small section on Pg.12 about
the Indy 500 w/ Steven in the car and Joey beside it.
Steven Tyler pushed the envelope while singing the national anthem at
the Indy 500, changing the closing words of the song to "the home
of the Indianapolis 500." Patriotic race fans were less then
enthused. "I've gotten, like, 60 faxes about it," says
Tyler. "Anyone who has a problem with it can go fuck themselves!
I mean, what's more all-American then fast cars?" Tyler was also
wound up about sitting in the custom Aerosmith Indy car. "It was
flipped out," He says. "It's contoured to hold your body -
like a womb with a few!"
Caption under the pic: "I'm supposed to get to
drive it," says Tyler, at Indy w/ Aero's Joey Kramer.
Aerosmith announcing the Dodge deal in New York
Aerosmith were at Cipriani's in NYC yesterday
regarding the Dodge deal. They showed a clip of this on WB11 news. On
the press conference they had the robot girls with them, just like at
the Virgin signing! Cool!
Make sure to check out the site at http://www.dodgeaerosmith.com/
Aerosmith / Dodge Announcement
Drive This Way With Dodge and Aerosmith
Tour Sponsorship Is The First Phase In A Multi-Faceted Partnership
In an exciting move that combines the power and
energy of rock and roll with the automobile, Aerosmith and Dodge have
entered into a multi-faceted alliance that brings two great American
names together for a comprehensive consumer marketing and
The deal was announced today in New York City, where
the first details of the program were released.
"Just Push Play," the 48-city U.S. tour
launched by Aerosmith in June will be sponsored by Dodge and become a
highly visible focus of the alliance with the Dodge brand. "Just
Push Play" has already broken all expectations to become a
"Dodge and Aerosmith are a perfect match,"
said Jim Schroer, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and
Marketing, DaimlerChrysler Corp. "Both represent the rebellious
and powerful energy that great rock and roll bands and great car
brands have come to represent. Who better to partner with a great
American brand like Dodge than the greatest American rock band of all
"What does 'Ram' stand for?" Steven Tyler
says, "Ready, Aim, Meet me in the backseat."
Aerosmith, the multi-platinum selling rock and roll
global superstar band, is also known for their members' obsession for
cars and racing. This makes the partnership a natural fit, given
Dodge's bold product line-up and its recent re-entry to NASCAR Winston
Cup racing. This landmark partnership is one of mutual passion and is
the reason why Aerosmith chose to make Dodge their first-ever
"We've been playing and touring for 30 years
and have never had a corporate sponsor," bassist Tom Hamilton
said. "But when Dodge asked if we would be interested, we thought
it would be a great fit for a touring band like us…cars, trucks and
racing. It's all rock and roll."
It was in 1969 that Tyler and his band, Chain
Reaction, heard Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton's Jam Band playing. They
got together in 1970 and created the steady blast we know today as
Aerosmith. As luck and talent would have it, Aerosmith signed with
Columbia Records in 1972 following a spectacular show at New York's
Max's Kansas City. Their first album, the self-titled Aerosmith was
released in 1973. The band began touring, fans followed and the press
took notice. Aerosmith took to the road and the airwaves and became
one of the biggest stadium acts of the decade.
"We are America's hometown band; the garage
band that made it really big out there on the road," said
guitarist Joe Perry, "You can always count on Aerosmith to play
"Trust me, this is just the very tip of the
iceberg," said Julie Roehm -- Director, Dodge Marketing
Communications. "We have plans in the works that will touch every
element of the Dodge family - customers, dealers and employees. This
alliance will re-define how two great brands can work together to
support each other's interests, while delivering what all our fans and
Following the press conference, the band put its own
unique stamp on the event by autographing a Dodge Ram pickup with
spray paint cans. The truck will travel with the band on tour and then
be auctioned off for charity.
Dodge is the third-largest automobile brand in
America, selling over 2 million vehicles in the 2000 model year. Its
8-product portfolio includes the best-selling minivan in the world -
Dodge Caravan, and the all-new 2002 Dodge Ram pickup and the world's
fastest production car - the Dodge Viper.
"I've driven a lot of great sports cars,"
said Perry, "but the Viper is in a class by itself. It's
everything your mother warned you about."
Fly Away From Here on German MTV
German fans, the video for FAFH has been on Select
MTV. So those of you who weren't able to download it from the net,
keep on watching MTV, it's now on the play list.
VH1 reviews Aero World
It's Aerosmith's World, We Just Live in It
Thom Kidrin, president and CEO of Worlds.com, and I
are standing in a bathroom stall reserved for the use of Aerosmith's
Steven Tyler. Outside, the "Jaded" video plays on a TV
perched high in the corner of the empty Mount Blue diner. Kidrin is
explaining how, if I flush the toilet, a secret panel will open and a
passage will lead to Steven Tyler's private quarters. I am, by the
way, a 3-foot-high penguin.
This is Aerosmith World, and if you're thinking from
the above scenario that it might require a portion of the band's
alleged '70s pharmaceutical diet to get into this head space, you're
wrong. It's easily accessed from Aerosmith.com. In cahoots with
Worlds.com, the band is in the process of creating one of the
Internet's most ambitious projects, a virtual playground where its
fans can meet, chat, listen to the Boston boys, and the group hopes, a
whole lot more.
what the Aerosmith World Mount Blue environment looks like.
"They wanted to have secret places that users
would go to," explains Kidrin. "[Soon] we'll be launching
the Boneyard, which is this studio in Joe Perry's house where they
recorded Just Push Play. We took digital pictures of the space, and
then replicated it graphically."
"There was a lot of 'This is what we can do,
guys; what do you want to do with it?'" Joe Perry recently
explained to VH1.com's Joe D'Angelo. "The Boneyard section -
where you go into my world - is exactly what my studio looks like. I'm
knocked out by it. This is where the whole Internet thing is going.
And we like being on the edge of that."
a sneak preview of the Boneyard environment at Aerosmith World.
A visitor to Aerosmith World can wander through
environments like the Boneyard, the Mount Blue diner (modeled after a
eatery near the band members' homes), an Oriental hall based on the
"Jaded" video, and an avatar gallery where you can select a
3D icon, like a penguin, to represent you on your peregrinations.
There are plans for separate worlds inspired by the whims of each band
"Steven's studio is called the Bryer
Patch," Kidrin said. "There are hidden icons. So when you
hit on certain things like the soundboard, you'll be able to mix
tracks. If you click on the fishtank in the studio, it will launch a
media player, where there will be media clips of Steven and Joe and
the band scuba-diving."
But as well as curating an online museum where you
meet 3D rock dudes, babes, and penguins, Aerosmith were determined to
be part of the action. So Worlds.com made them personal avatars.
Steve, Joe, and the guys donned Lycra body suits with 40 reflective
nubs and were filmed by nine cameras doing their trademark movements.
Using the films as a basis, animator Odette Plavinskas transformed
them into 3D graphic representations. The online Steve Tyler does his
trademark twirls; Joe Perry stares intently at his strumming hands.
The only thing missing is the smell.
Steven Tyler strut his stuff to create a variety of moves for his 3D
Joe Perry being filmed smashing his guitar and getting turned into a
3D animated avatar.
Tyler has surreptitiously slipped into Aerosmith
World to chat with fans, but the bandmates might not be prepared for
the sort of hysteria that greets them when their all-singing
all-rocking avatars debut. In the Aerosmith World chat room, user
Pandora 505 said that if she met Tyler in his Tron form, she would
"Try my best to talk to him! Maybe faint!" The user deemed
Sweetest_Emotion pledged to ask, "Hey baby, can I peel yer
banana?" Good to see Steve understands the benefits of potassium.
Right now most people are primarily using Aerosmith
World to meet fellow fans and chat ("It's addicting - most of us
pop in and out all day," said Pandora 505), but there are plans
for a virtual concert sometime in August, and the group wants to take
the concept even further. "Steven wants to incorporate the body
suit in the stage show," said Kidrin. "So while he's
playing, people will go online and see his avatar playing during a
"We're trying now to work a scene into the show
where he runs up the riser, dives into the screen, falls into a pit
and his avatar will fly across the screen into the virtual world. He's
trapped in a virtual world, and he starts to hang with these
This penguin will have his banana ready.
Disgruntled Hub Aerosmith fans
rock in a hard place
by Brett Milano
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Boston-area Aerosmith fan club members will walk a
different way outside the band's concert at the Tweeter Center
tonight, protesting what they say is shoddy treatment by the new
management of the club.
The club was taken over this year by the national
organization Fans Rule, and members say they've been getting lousy
tickets instead of the prime seats they've had in the past.
``We don't want to make Aerosmith look bad, because
they're obviously our favorite band. But we feel like we've been
had,'' says Bonnie Tallman of Dartmouth, who's been connecting with
others on the fan club's online chat boards.
``Everybody's upset. There hasn't been one person
I've talked to who's gotten a good seat. We're planning to meet at the
Tweeter Center early and let our voices be heard,'' Tallman said.
``It's not going to be violent, we're just going to go in there with
banners. We'd like to see if we can get ticket upgrades, or at least a
backstage pass to meet the band. Just something to say they're
The problems began in April, when fan tickets for
the entire tour went on sale through an 800 number at 3 a.m., with
club members given less than a day's notice. An estimated 39,000 fans
immediately crashed the system, and Fans Rule has worked overtime
since then to get the tickets out. But many fans say they've gotten
their tickets barely in time for the shows, and that they've paid
premium prices for less-than-great seats.
Karen Nitsche of Westport said she only received her
tickets for tonight's show on Thursday. And her seats are in Section
6, Row M - in the elevated section of the Tweeter Center pavilion,
closer to the lawn than the stage. Though she was charged $75 for each
ticket, she says she called the Tweeter Center and found that other
seats in her section were selling for $65. Worse, Nitsche ordered
tickets for two different shows and was charged $20 per pair for UPS
overnight shipping - even though all her tickets arrived in the same
``I got ripped off on the tickets, and I got ripped
off on the service charges,'' she said. ``I used to see Aerosmith at
Fall River Park when they were nobody. Now I'm 40, and this is about
the only thing I look forward to.''
While waiting for her tickets, Nitsche reached Fans
Rule marketing director Michael Saitow, who promised a surprise in her
ticket envelope that would make up for the hassle. This turned out to
be a year's free membership in the fan club, plus automatic entrance
in a contest. Aerosmith donated about 30 prizes for the Tweeter Center
shows, including autographed drumheads and a Joe Perry guitar.
``It's good for the lucky winners,'' says Nitsche.
``But that still leaves a thousand of us with crummy seats.''
In a Herald interview, Saitow insisted ticket prizes
weren't jacked up: ``We paid $75 for all the tickets that we bought,
and fans were charged face value. There's nothing else I can say on
Nor does he blame any of the tour's promoters, such
as the local promoter, SFX, for keeping fans away from the prime
``The simplest way to put it is that there were a
lot of new things going on this year - not just the fan club, but a
lot of new people involved,'' Saitow said. ``We weren't able to get
the first 20 rows at all of the venues. And we had to put more people
at the concerts than we've ever done before. So that puts more people
further behind. It's simple math at this point.''
``We never should have taken on a fan club just
before a tour. Therein really lies the problem,'' admits Joyce Logan,
vice president of fan services at Fans Rule.
``Usually I like to read all the letters, to get to
know the mind of the fans. We'll introduce them to what we do, and
we'll do some contests together,'' Logan said. ``But with Aerosmith,
we didn't have the honeymoon period. It's been devastating to me,
because I want them to know that this office really cares.''
Aerosmith plays the Tweeter Center again Thursday.
Both shows are sold out.
Older Rockers Flop on Pop Charts
by Jim Farber
The pop charts operate a bit like the movie
"Logan's Run." After a certain age, you're toast. (In the
movie, it's 30.) In pop, you can be older than that and not be
completely toast, but you're certainly tanning badly. Witness the
long-running, big-name acts Aerosmith, Depeche Mode and R.E.M. They're
all seeing mediocre sales on their latest albums â€” an
especially interesting occurrence in the cases of the first two, since
they're packing in fans at their live shows.
Steven Tyler and his band Aerosmith are huge concert
draws, but don't sell many records anymore. Last week, Aerosmith sold
out five local concerts with a capacity of 17,000 each. That's enough
to fill Giants Stadium for a night â€” something only the biggest
live draws can manage. But the Boston band's album "Just Push
Play" is idling at No. 63 on Billboard's Top 200 Album list in
its 15th week out. Compare that to the younger artist Eve, whose album
came out at the same time and now stands at a strong No. 33. While
"Play's" sales have crept up since their tour started,
they're hardly soaring. Aerosmith can't claim a lack of exposure.
Their Super Bowl halftime show in January got so much attention that
Columbia moved up the release of their album three weeks to capitalize
on it. So what's the problem?
When you hit your third decade, fans take your
albums for granted. As with the Rolling Stones, they'd rather see the
band live and play the old records than pounce on new music.
Michael Stipe and R.E.M. are not selling many albums
lately either, and they are also not touring. Same goes for Depeche
Mode. The band has two sold-out shows at the Garden this week. But
their latest album, "Exciter," slunk to No. 66 in just five
weeks. R.E.M. has done nearly as poorly, skidding to No. 58 in the
month since "Reveal" came out. That follows a pattern of
decreasing sales for their last two albums, which surely won't be
helped by their decision not to tour this year. The dull performances
of both Depeche and R.E.M. epitomize problems at Warner Brothers
Records, home to both. The label is stuck with a roster of largely
aging quality artists. The label's only youthful smash is Linkin Park,
who hold at No. 13 after a 34 weeks of chart action. Of course, you
don't have to be an oldster to stumble. Thirteen-year-old one-time
country wonder Billy Gilman has seen his latest recording quickly
shrivel. After six weak weeks, his album plunges to No. 130. Though
Gilman retains a measure of fame, he may be well on his way toward
becoming the world's youngest has-been.
VH1's What My 20?
VH1's new show, "What's My 20?", had a
list of the hottest tickets (concerts). Aerosmith came in at number
1!! The show will repeat tonight at 9pm EDT.
Tyler seen at U2 concert
On the Colin Dunne (ex-Riverdance (Michael Flatley's
replacement) lead-dancer) site the following was found:
"I was in madison square garden watchin U2, I
saw Colin with Steven Tyler. rock and roll dude"
It was posted on 22-06-2001
June 25, 2001
Steven in NYC Post Yesterday
That dude looks like a gymnast--but he's really Aerosmith frontman,
Steven Tyler, getting a bit crazy as he leaves his midtown hotel on a
luggage cart yesterday. The ageless rocker walked this way until
getting onto his tour bus, as Aerosmith took its Just Push Play
concert tour to Hershey, PA last night. Perennial chart-toppers have
been playing Jones Beach for much of the last week.
June 24, 2001
Steven Tyler mention in Maxim magazine
In an interview with Brittany Murphy (who appeared
in Clueless, Girl Interrupted) she stated that one of the weirdest
things that's happened to her is that she and a reporter were walking
down the street and Steven Tyler came out of a store. We said
something like, "You rock". He looked at us and sang
"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, my very
first case of VD", and then he jumped in his car.
Here's a little story from a person
who went to the Hershey Park show...
" I stopped stopped at a place where they were
selling fireworks. It was a small house and it was weird. You had to
knock on a door you couldn't see through and then someone came out and
checked your drivers license. To make a long story short while I was
checking out I thought I heard the girl working there mention Steven
Tyler. So I said "who"? And she said you know the Aerosmith
guy, Steven Tyler? I said what about him and she said he and Joe Perry
(and a young blond boy, Joe's son I'm sure) were in there the previous
day buying fireworks! I almost died, lol. Well I grilled her for every
detail I could get out of her as to what they said and what they were
wearing. I hung on her every word. They said that Joe was very quiet
but that Steven was very likeable, asking questions and he didn't act
like a famous person at all. Steven was wearing bright tight yellow
pants with bright orange open backed sneakers and a rainbow striped
shirt. Then she adds in "Oh, they were staying at the Holiday Inn
right across the street. " Well, that just about did it for me.
The hotel was like in the middle of nowhere. It would have been so
cool to have the info earlier. They took pics with the family. None of
them are fans of the group (I have trouble even typing that
statement), but they were happy they came in and couldn't say enough
about how funny and nice Steven was. Oh, Steven spent around $250 on
fireworks and that's a lot of fireworks, lol.
June 23, 2001
NYC Steven Sighting
From the NY Post (page 6)
STEVEN Tyler with daughter Mia in the Hogan store on
Spring Street buying a pair of size-11 women's sneakers - for himself
Fly Away From Here video for download
has got the FAFH video for download! The video is in .wmv format
(Windows Media Player) and it is 22MB (so it will take a lot of time
for most of us to download it) with HIGH quality!
If you want to download, go to www.aerocanal.com,
choose the Portuguese version with the Brazilian flag and then click
on the link that says "Notícias".
Once there, scroll down to where it says "Notícias colocadas em
22/06/01: Clipe de FAFH? Só AQUI!". Just a few rows under that
you'll find a link with the text "clique aqui". That is the
one to use to download the video...
Another way is to, at www.aerocanal.com,
click on the Spanish flag. If so you will enter another
page on which, if you scroll down, you will find a pic that says
"Video De Fly Away From Here". If you click on that a pop-up
window will appear. In that window there will be a pic that says
"Descargar El Video De Fly Away From Here". Click on that
and the download will also start...
June 22, 2001
From today's New York Daily News....
Drive This Way... Aerosmith To Sing Praises
Thirty years ago, "sex, drugs and rock 'n'
roll" was the Aerosmith credo. Now, with group members reportedly
off drugs for some time, Aerosmith will soon live by new rules:
"sex, Dodge and rock 'n' roll."
The platinum-selling band has just signed a
sponsorship deal with Dodge and will be paid millions annually to plug
the auto line in ads, TV and radio commercials, at NASCAR events and
in the group's ongoing "Just Push Play" tour.
That means Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the rest of
the band will tool around in new Dodge Vipers and Ram trucks.
Jim Schroer, executive VP of global marketing of
Dodge owner DaimlerChrysler, called the alliance between Aerosmith and
Dodge "a perfect match. Both represent the rebellious and
youthful energy that great rock 'n' roll bands and great car brands
have come to represent."
Aerosmith was traveling and could not be reached for
comment. But I understand they're planning to announce the deal here
Source: NY Daily News
Mia Tyler in People
There is an article about + size models in this
weeks people magazine. They have 2 pictures of Mia and a little blurb:
So huge, in fact, that it has even become a
launching pad to Hollywood. Mia Tyler, 22, daughter of Aerosmith lead
singer Steven Tyler, 53, and 1/2 sister of actress Live, 24, 1st tried
modeling in 1998 and quickly landed spreads in Teen and Seventeen
magazines. The success brought the 5'8'', size-12 Tyler a fame
independent of her illustrious family's. The Elizabeth line "just
called for her and we explained that she couldn't show up because she
was on tour with her dad," says Susan Georget, director of
Wilhelmina's division for sizes 10 to 20. "They said, 'Who's her
The exposure also helped Tyler win small parts on TV
shows and just finished her 1st lead role, in the movie A Little Bit
of Lipstick, due out in January. "It's a love story that shows
you don't have to be a size 2 to be a leading lady," says Tyler,
who lives alone in Manhattan. "When you read a script, it
shouldn't have to be Jennifer, size 6.' It should be about who can
play the part right. The same for modeling."
For the second week in a row, Just Push Play climbs
the charts. It comes in #63 this week, up 7 slots from last week. It
sold roughly 28,000 copies this week. I have also obtained an actual
sales report from Soundscan concerning JPP. According to them, thru
June 20th, Just Push Play has sold 886,256 copies in the US. Very soon
it'll be hitting that million mark....
In singles news, Fly Away From Here AND Just Push
Play (the song) are making news. First, while Fly Away From Here isn't
in the Billboard top 50 yet, it is making strides. According to Radio
and Records online, Fly Away is the 28th most played song at pop radio
this week. When the song gets more "adds" at other
stations...It'll climb higher and make a splash into the upper reaches
of the Billboard charts.
The song Just Push Play was 10th on the Mainstream
Rock charts for last week. It has been getting LOTS of rock airplay.
This is interesting to me as It was detailed that some time back, JPP
was intended to be the 3rd single released. Now, I'm not so sure
that's still gonna happen. We shall see......It'll be interesting!
VH1's Top Twenty countdown
Aerosmith's Fly Away From Here is #19 on VH1's Top
For Baltimore Aerosmith Fans...
"98 ROCK PRESENTS AEROSMITH at Nissan Pavilion
this Sunday. It's going to be a great show…the band is even putting
a second stage on the lawn where they will play a few songs! 98 rock
will broadcast live and have members of the band on the air with us.
Listen to win tickets all day long on a 98 ROCK TICKET THURSDAY
(6/21). And…we're doing another 98 ROCK TICKET UPGRADE! When you go
to the concert, show us your 98 rock somewhere on your body and we may
move you up to the VERY FRONT ROW!"
June 21, 2001
Aerosmith's Drummer, Joey Kramer
is 51 today! Happy Birthday Joey!
AF1 15 year member w/o a ticket gets
I keep hearing stories about how people from AF1
walk around at the shows and tries to give members of the fanclub
better seats. Some get very good seats and some just a little better,
depending on what is possible and how long they have been members. Of
course everyone isn't as lucky as the person who posted this on the
AOL Aerosmith board, but still...
Subject: AF1 hooked me up tonight
I went to the Jones Beach show tonight, without a
ticket, and I went over to talk to the AF1 reps to see if I can get a
half decent seat from them. They were both very cool and hooked me up
with a pa~~ to sit on a platform on Brads side of the stage. They
didn't have the onstage seating tonight. It was pretty cool. I got to
see the show from a different view. We got to go backstage before the
show but not after, only people with laminate pa~~es got to back after
the show. Unfortunately, Aerosmith was nowhere to be found. But I did
see Big Pussy from The Sopranos hanging out back there before the
Aerosmith sounded great tonight especially
Rattlesnake Shake. Joe Perry smashed his guitar during Train Kept A
Rollin'. If anyone gets stuck with sh&~ty seats from AF1 (most of
us) or couldn't get a ticket for a show, I definitely suggest talking
to the reps at the show. They were both very nice.
June 19, 2001
years, Aerosmith still rocks
This was in today's
USA Today newspaper:
WANTAGH, N.Y. — I don't
know about you, but the idea of watching middle-aged men run
around screaming and doing suggestive things with musical
equipment can make me a bit queasy. Mind you, it's not the
inherent silliness of such behavior that bothers me. It's just
that I associate that silliness with rock stars who are decades
past their prime and desperately trying to recapture past glories.
Fortunately, this dynamic doesn't apply to Aerosmith, whose
concert (three out of four) at the Jones Beach Theater
Saturday night was a testament to the enduring appeal of hard-rock
excess when it's delivered with conviction and panache. The
30-year-old band has transcended nostalgia-act status not only by
continuing to pump out hit singles, but by performing these hits
with a mix of style, chops and utter shamelessness that is rare
among its peers.
were all on display at Saturday's performance. Singer Steven Tyler
took the stage sporting streaked hair that covered half his face,
enormous tinted shades that hid about another quarter and a
flowing, multicolored frock that he promptly ripped off (along
with the shades) to reveal a torso-hugging tank top. Lead
guitarist Joe Perry braved the humidity in his trademark black
leather jacket, worn open.
But however cartoonish their
appearance, Aerosmith's dynamic duo exhibited a prowess that
defied snickering. Anyone who ever bought into the portrait of the
group as a bunch of Rolling Stones wannabes should try to imagine
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards harmonizing with the kind of power
and clarity that Tyler and Perry revealed while sharing the
microphone for the occasional line or verse.
Though Tyler struggled with
the piercing high notes in Dream On, one of several early
hits sprinkled through the set, he was generally in fine voice.
His tangy, keening tenor lent sweetness and spice to unabashedly
sentimental tunes such as Fly Away From Here, a selection
from the band's latest CD, Just Push Play.
In general, though, the
emphasis was on rockers rather than the power ballads that have
given Aerosmith some of its biggest hits. Perry deftly delivered
the flashy, speed-driven solos that are de rigueur for any
hard-rock guitarist, but was even more impressive during the more
lyrical, melodic interludes he injected into songs such as Love
in an Elevator and the recent single Jaded.
Guitarist Brad Whitford,
bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer gave supple rhythmic
The staging was not always
as inspired as the music. Many numbers, particularly MTV-era hits,
were accompanied by the kind of glossy video footage you would
expect to see at a bubblegum-pop concert.
Still, the relaxed
friskiness and unself-conscious bravado that these veteran rock
stars demonstrated live and in the flesh were undeniably
entertaining. If I could just give Tyler a little unsolicited
advice: Trim the bangs, dude — you'll get a better look at your
June 18, 2001
Yesterday Aerosmith flew across the country to perform
at the KIIS FM's Wango Tango in Los Angeles, CA. They performed four
Fly Away From Here
Mother Popcorn(alt lyrics)/Walk This Way
The intro to Walk This Way was the Mother Popcorn
music, but instead of Steven singing the lyrics to that ("well ya
gotta have a mother for me...' etc) he sang other words... The lyrics
were from a song called 'Iko Iko' (anyone know who originally did
During 'Walk This Way' Pink came out on stage to
sing with Steven. She's a fan of the band, and the guys seemed to
All in all a somewhat low key show; understandable
they must have flown all night to get there (and then all night to get
back to the east coast). Joe was wearing a leather suit and it's VERY
warm there even at 7pm...
AEROSMITH ON TOUR :
BONA FIDE ROCK AND ROLL - TOUR DIARY - HOLMDEL
minutes before showtime, I took a good look at the crowd – packed
almost to capacity (they had sold out here on Sunday night) and was
amazed by the age range of this fan base. There were the people
you’d expect to see at an Aerosmith show; guys with long hair who
rode in on motorcycles, men who left the office early to get a few
beers in them before the show, women who dressed as if they hoped
Steven Tyler would see them and take them home; and then the normal
concert going public just out to see a good rock show. I met Joe from
Dix Hills, Long Island who was making this his 106th Aerosmith show.
He is 71 years old.
Five minutes to showtime and the crowd emitted an
electronic tension in anticipation of their heroes taking the stage.
At the three minute mark a chant emerged from the depths of lawn…
"Aerosmith! Aerosmith! Aerosmith!" they cried. Two minutes
to show, the house went dark and the telltale signal from a roadie’s
flashlight indicated that the band was on the move.
Showtime. From the darkness, a familiar voice,
"Have we got a full house? How bad do you want it?" As the
crowd cheered the lights came up and a fire display appeared on the
main screen behind the stage. There they were, Aerosmith, pacing like
five boxers at the start of a match. Steven Tyler in a glowing tight
white silk suit, Joe Perry in black leather, Brad Whitford in a red
t-shirt and black pants, Tom Hamilton in all black and Joe Kramer in a
sleeveless shirt. The ascending riffs tore from Perry’s guitar as
the Toxic Twins erupted into "Beyond Beautiful" from their
new album Just Push Play.
For the next two hours the assault did not stop.
Combining classics and new songs, Aerosmith went right into "Love
in an Elevator" and "Jaded" complete with clips from
their videos split on the screen that showed close-ups of the band for
the fans on the lawn.
Steven came to the front of the stage for "Just
Push Play" and seemed to want to show the ladies his "Big
Ten Inch" as he sang an Aerosmith classic. If younger fans forgot
how much this band has seen and done, a 25-year retrospective of
footage and memorabilia was shown on the big screen.
From there it was "Away From Here" and
"Pink" complete with more video clips. Steven asked the
audience, "What did you come here for?" and Perry hit the
opening strands of "Mama Kin". Tyler did a nice harmonica
solo as the band seemed to jam on the Foghat gem, "Slow
Ride" for just a bit.
As a techno beat filled the venue, the band left the
main stage and surrounded by an army of security. They walked through
the crowd and headed to a smaller stage on the lawn. Once on the
stage, Steven Tyler shouted that he wanted to see "250 of you
crazy motherf**kers!" and they performed "Same Old Song and
Dance" (which concluded with a taste of the Doors "Love Me
Two Times"), "Dream On" and "Toys in the
With a Godzilla movie playing on the big screen, the
band returned to the main stage to pull out "Rats in the
Cellar" and "Janie’s Got a Gun." From there, old and
new Aerosmith hits filled the air; "Back in the Saddle" and
"Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" (complete with clips from the
film "Armageddon" starring Steven’s daughter Liv Tyler,
who was in the front row).
After Steven went to kiss some women standing in the
"Just Push Play Café" on stage right, the band did "Cryin"
and Joey Kramer launched into a drum solo. Tyler did a little of
"Mother Popcorn" before Whitford started "Walk This
"You drove 4,087 miles to see Joe Perry take
off his shirt?" Tyler asked his disciples (Perry kept his shirt
on by the way) and started singing "Uncle Salty" as Perry
fired up the voice box for a killer rendition of "Sweet
Emotion" that contained a full on assault of sight and sound that
ended the set.
Of course you can’t end a show without the
proverbial encore and as hordes of Aerosmith fans screamed a voice
from the sky called for quiet and directed everyone’s attention to
the big screen. What we saw was one of those black and white swirling
hypnotic circles that when you stare at it long enough and look at
white wall, it appears to still be there. With the crowd mesmerized,
Krammer stared pounding the skins, Perry started strumming and
"Living on the Edge" assuaged the fans need for more music.
This song of tolerance and togetherness seemed to bring people
together as complete strangers turned to sing to each other in what
looked like the sign of peace in a giant cathedral of Rock and Roll.
To keep spirits high, the band whipped out
"Train Kept A Rollin’" and ended the whole show with The
Beatles "I’m Down," which the band covered for their Permanent
Aerosmith was leaving the stage and the audience
knew it was over. Joey Kramer threw his drumsticks to the crowd and
then lingered at center stage… teasing… smiled, waved and walked
I asked for some crowd reactions, and Alyssa from
Hawthorne, NJ told me that she’s seen Aerosmith a bunch of times and
that this was one of their best "most rocking" performances.
Jill from Brooklyn, NY said, "We may have the Yankees, but
Aerosmith is Boston’s best export."
Hank from Arlington, NJ summed it all up: "What
you have just seen is an honest to goodness bona fide Rock and Roll
Show. It just doesn’t get any better than this."
--Dan Mathers, SFX/New Jersey
June 17, 2001
Victory Programs Benefit photos
As posted last month, Steven and Teresa Tyler joined
chairwoman April Kramer and husband Joey at the successful annual
fundraising 'Victory Programs Benefit' on May 30th, 2001.
VindalooSpice now sent me some photos from this
event, and I decided to post three of them here...
Alex Ross found an interesting site, www.bpi.co.uk,
where one can search for British record sales, much like the RIAA in
the States, and got the following info...
PERMANENT VACATION , Silver , Thu Jul 27 1989
PUMP , Silver , Fri Oct 20 1989
PUMP , Gold , Fri Oct 20 1989
PERMANENT VACATION , Gold , Thu Mar 15 1990
GET A GRIP , Silver , Sat May 1 1993
GET A GRIP , Gold , Sat May 1 1993
GET A GRIP , Platinum , Sat Oct 1 1994
BIG ONES , Silver , Tue Nov 1 1994
BIG ONES , Gold , Tue Nov 1 1994
BIG ONES , Platinum , Thu Dec 1 1994
NINE LIVES , Silver , Sat Mar 1 1997
I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING , Silver , Fri Oct 2 1998
I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING , Gold , Fri Oct 30 1998
also, the latest issue of Classics Rock said that
Pump has sold over 9 million worldwide, Get A Grip 12 (although we
know its sold a million since 1995!) and Nine Lives 10 million and
counting! Nine Lives has only sold like 2 million in America, so that
would mean that it has sold 8 million outside of USA. That cant be
also, in the UK the following is the sales that is
for an album:
June 16, 2001
Aerosmith at KIIS FM's Wango Tango!
June 15, 2001
Hamilton's News From The Road
the official website.
I can't believe it. We're
already four shows into the tour.
The last thing I knew we were
getting back from Japan and Germany. We did press tours there
and had a great time. We played a club gig in Munich so I
guess we might have to say that was the first show of the
tour. Then there's the MTV show we did in Japan. Maybe that
was the second gig. Oh my God, that means we've been on tour
for months! And I don't even have my vitamin deficiency yet.
We actually started rehearsing
about a month ago. The official date of the beginning of the
tour was June 6th in Hartford, Conn. That happens to be where
we started the last one.
Anyway, that date has been
carved into the front of our eyeballs for a long time now. I
think the day you put your record out you sub-consciously
switch headings and aim for the first show. The next thing you
know is you're in Hartford and it's the day of. I think we
could have used another week of rehearsal. We're improving
though. Last tour we could have used another two weeks of
rehearsal. One thing that definitely helped was all the radio
shows we've been doing. We've been flying around playing at
arena shows that local stations put on. They put together a
bill of a bunch of people who have new releases out. It goes
on all day. You play about four songs and that's it.
So we weren't exactly walking on stage
for the first time in a year and a half when we were in Hartford. The
first show went pretty well. We definitely had a few hair-raising
moments but I think we managed to sneak 'em by the audience. It was
definitely a blast. Music is a whole new thing when thousands of
people are in the same room sharing it.
We tried out our "B" stage.
We had a tiny little stage built at the beginning of the lawn. About
halfway through the show we went off stage left and then out into the
aisle where we joined up with an army of security guys. We got into a
tight group and made out way up. All the way up, people were trying to
grope us and give us the high five. It was nuts. By the time we got up
to the lawn we were each on about a pint of adrenaline.
We got good feedback on the show and
thankfully on the VH-1 live broadcast of the first three songs. We
were the last ones to hear it. I got my copy the next day and I
thought it went really well. Maybe pretty soon we won't need a week of
rehearsal any more.
The possible live album I posted about...
(From rock this way) I guess we
will know more later on.
I've now been informed that the band didn't say
anything about a live album...The sound tech guy did...
Liv Tyler in ELLE
Liv Tyler is on the cover of the may edition of ELLE
Magazine. She's holding a small picture of Steven in front of her
right eye in the photo, as seen below...
Just Push Play makes a strong gain this week,
jumping up 14 slots to #70 with roughly 24,000 copies sold. It was one
of the top 5 sales gainers for this previous week.
Metal Sludge - 20 Questions with Jaime St. James
Black N Blue Singer Jaime St. James made some nice
comments on Aerosmith (Read the answers to #8, #12, #15, and #20) in
Sludge 20 Questions
Jaime St. James on Steven Tyler, "Jesus! what can
you say? He was born to play rock-n-roll ........a musical
motherfucker....the best there is."
Captures from the Fly Away From Here video
Liz has made some captures of the new video and put
them up on her website One Way Street
June 13, 2001
Ted Nugent's new album!
Detroit's own Ted Nugent will have Joe and
Steven on his upcoming studio album!
Ted Nugent: Making Trophies Outta Skynyrd Fans
Friday May 25, 2001 @ 11:00 AM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff
by Martin Popoff
The legendary Tedinatin' Whackmaster Ted Nugent
has three things on his mind these days: the impending release of his
Full Bluntal Nugity live album, the less-impending release of a new
studio album and knocking the daylights out of live audiences on the
current Lynyrd Skynyrd tour (Deep Purple also on the bill) that runs
through 'til September 19.
"I have to tell you what transpired that
night," offers rock's consummate storyteller on the recordings
that became Full Bluntal Nugity. "My manager Doug Banker, who
I've worked with now for over 20 years, is also a musical genius and a
creative master of understanding the essentiality of spontaneity. If
you're not just letting it rip from your guts with no inhibitions and
no consideration for the outcome, you're not really playing rock 'n'
roll. Here's the beauty of it. My blood brother manager Doug Banker,
set up a state-of-the-art digital recording mobile unit for our New
Year's Eve Ted Nugent Whiplash Bash #13 in the Motor City and recorded
us without telling us. How beautiful is that? What it means is that we
just went for the jugular and sucked blood. It was absolutely
over-the-top. We didn't fix or edit or overdub anything. And the
spontaneity is miraculous. That recording stands alone because I
didn't know I was recording! How beautiful is that!? And again, I've
got the world's greatest band, Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza and
me, the greasy threesome. And what we do is just so energized and
excitable, that's who's on this live record and that's who I'm going
to go into the studio with for my next album."
It is of note that for the next studio album, Ted is
writing with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith as well as Kid
Rock, Sheryl Crow and Metallica's James Hetfield, all of who will
likely guest cameo on the album. But first, there's one of the great
classic rock bills of the summer.
Another interesting note....
the message board
The band announced
that a new live album will be out at the end of the summer....
June 11, 2001
Strong tunes overcome video orgy
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Can a great rock band upstage itself? That's what
Aerosmith came perilously close to doing last night at the Saratoga
Performing Arts Center, where a terrific set was nearly crushed under
the weight of an overblown video display.
We're used to seeing huge multiple video screens
projecting the performers to the cheap seats, but Aerosmith's was a
real monster: Besides two large wing screens, the band's heating-duct
set was dominated by a humongous single screen that could split into
multiple images. Camera crews in black followed the band around
throughout the two-hour set, and I swear I caught guitarist Joe Perry
catching glimpses of himself: rock narcissus in excelsis.
The band felt the need to goose its more recent
material with clips from the videos for "Janie's Got a Gun,''
"Cryin''' and the new single "Jaded,'' and the power ballad
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing'' included shots from the movie
'Armageddon.'' Wasn't it enough that I sat through that movie once?
It's a sin to turn a concert review into a movie
review, but any band that depends so heavily on a video show asks for
it. Aerosmith doesn't need to, and they proved it with the songs that
didn't come with ready-made videos:
Older stuff such as "Mama Kin,'' "Back in
the Saddle'' and a roadhouse version of "Big 10-Inch Record''
sizzled, as Perry strutted and lead singer Steven Tyler -- looking
more and more like Katherine Hepburn every day -- gave full vent to
his vocal demons, scatting and growling like Ella Fitzgerald
swallowing a light bulb.
Forty-five minutes into the two-hour set, the band
ventured out to a smaller stage set up at the edge of the lawn section
and proceeded to give a lean quartet of classics, including
"Dream On'' and a blistering take on "Toys in the Attic.''
They ought to note that the majority of people in the orchestra seats
were happy to watch the band's backs instead of the slickly edited
video feed from the lawnside stage.
As the show built to a finish, the band seemed to
rely less and less on the video; in the middle of "Walk This
Way,'' Tyler gave one camera a lick and a playful pelvic thrust.
Shouldn't rock stars save this stuff for backstage?
Fuel provided everything required of an opening act,
and then some. If there's such a thing as bubble-gum metal, this
up-and-coming band -- whose CD "Something Like Human'' has
produced a number of alternative-chart hits -- serves it up with skill
and heart. And they didn't need a single cameraman to do it, either.
FACTS: CONCERT REVIEW AEROSMITH with Fuel
When: Friday night
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Highlights: Fast tunes such as "Mama Kin,'' "Toys in the
Attic'' and a bluesy "Big Ten-Inch Record.''
The crowd: Microbrew drinkers in the expensive seats, Jack Daniels
sippers on the lawn, plus a few kids in earplugs.
June 10, 2001
Fly Away From Here on MTV
MTV is now showing the futuristic video for Fly Away
From Here. From what I've been told it's a pretty cool and dark video
with a lot of special effects. One things it features is Steven's face
morphing into his daughter Chelsea's...
Also, it seems the video edit version of the song
has a little more guitar in it, and there is one scene that is kind of
messed up. In an outer-space scene there is one animation of a robot
that doesn't look like it was finished. Because the video goes out of wide screen
for the only time and you can see writing on the screen which includes
the director's last name. Also there is no background there. Just a
little flub in editing I suppose.
Aerosmith launched their new official Website,
www.aerosmith.com, on June 7th, which features a subscription service
for fans to see behind-the-scenes videos and photos.
Ai members - Photo/Ticket Alert
There are some tour "rehearsal" photos up in
They have also posted the deadlines for ticket
orders for the July, August, and September shows on the Technical
June 9, 2001
Published in the Asbury Park Press
By MARK VOGER
In 2001, we worship the taut midriffs of Britney Spears and Beyonce
Knowles; the Stepford choreography of 'N Sync and O-Town; and their
electronically manufactured vocal perfection.
And then there's Aerosmith -- old-schoolers who are kickin' it
old-school, but who somehow remain contemporary among the gyrating
divas and robotic boy bands.
When Aerosmith tours, it's no nostalgia act. Their new CD is
"Just Push Play" (Columbia).
"To me," says Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, "it's
just because we want to be in the game. There's no way we could just
sit by and watch ourselves get old and fat. We had a really powerful
desire to be part of this when we were
teen-agers, and luckily, it's still there."
When Aerosmith were teen-agers? That was a while back. Singer Steven
Tyler is 53; guitarist Joe Perry and drummer Joey Kramer are 50;
guitarist Brad Whitford and Hamilton are 49.
Yes, these are the same five musicians who played on the FM classics
"Dream On," "Walk This Way" and "Sweet
Emotion" in the '70s -- though a period of squabbles and
substance abuse led to some forgettable, mid-career personnel blips.
The band formed in 1970 and scored platinum on its first three albums:
"Aerosmith" (1973), "Get Your Wings" (1974) and
"Toys in the Attic" (1975). But by 1979, when Aerosmith
released "Night in the Ruts," the band was indeed in a rut,
and Perry walked away.
"We'd been touring and touring and just burning out and burning
out, and a lot of the resentments and ill will started to build up as
a result," recalls Hamilton. "We kind of fell apart."
"It was a pretty depressing period, actually," Whitford
agrees, "because, things were just getting worse, and it was
going nowhere real fast. For me, personally -- I was very depressed.
"It was about a year after Joe left that I decided I really
couldn't be part of it. When I made that decision, it was a tremendous
load off my shoulders. I felt just incredibly relieved.
"At that point, I thought Aerosmith was over, really. They
struggled on, but it just wasn't the same. For me, it was over."
Through the early '80s, Aerosmith, Perry and Whitford floundered as
Recalls Hamilton: "It was kind of weird. You know, Steven and Joe
have a bond that's really amazing. Even during that period, with all
the anger that happened, Steven was kind of creatively pining away for
"So Steven and Joe had actually kind of been in contact over that
whole period. I remember I'd hear about Steven and Joe having a phone
call, and I would dread the idea of getting back together at that
point, because I knew it wouldn't work."
A few years later, in February of 1984, Perry attended an Aerosmith
gig at the Orpheum Theater in Aerosmith's hometown of Boston. Soon
after, the original five members met and decided to reform. But a
happy ending still eluded the band; though transgressions were
forgiven, the partying continued.
"You know, that's an interesting word: 'partying,' " says
Hamilton with a laugh. "Because I think that's what most people
think of it as. But the partying was long over. It was just the
desperate coping that was going on. Yeah, we all thought we were
partying, but in reality, we all were just kind
of medicating ourselves."
"My gang believed in quantity," says Tyler of his medicating
days. "The 1960s was all about if you could do every drug in the
room and still walk out, you were more of a man. If you could smoke
that joint of 'Maui wowie' and still get the girl, you were more of a
man. If you could get drunk and hold your
liquor, you were more of a man.
"That's the John Wayne syndrome: 'Get drunk and you'll get the
girl,' " Tyler says, imitating Wayne.
"I was the best. I could drink, like, so much beer sitting under
the keg just with my open mouth, just letting it driggle down without
swallowing. I hold the record for 33 seconds of letting it go right
from the tap right down my throat without one swallow."
So things still weren't gelling for the reunited Aerosmith. A bold
solution was suggested by then-manager Tim Collins.
Recalls Hamilton: "After about a year of us trying to come up
with a good record and being hung-over and sort of muddled all the
time, he said, 'Look, you guys need to think about the idea of getting
"We all were finally convinced one by one that we needed to
consider it a group cause. So we tried it. And it was really difficult
coming around to that point."
Recalls Tyler: "I just gave myself 10 years of nothing. Nothing.
Not a joint, not a pill, nothing mood-altering other than sex or being
onstage. And watching your children be born and learning to fly. But
no substance until 10
(Tyler adds that he has since allowed himself "a cold beer on a
All of this drama makes life in Aerosmith stressful -- though the
rewards are certainly great.
"It can be fun or it can be hell," says Kramer. "When
it's hell, it's really hell. When it's fun -- those are the moments
that you live for.
"I think that there probably have been a lot of times when a lot
of other people would've just given up and walked out and said,
'------ this. I can't handle it anymore.'
"I don't think that any one of the five of us are what you would
call quitters. That's why we're still around."
"For this band, it's never really balanced," says Hamilton.
"There's always some kind of crisis going on. But we communicate
about it now. We don't all sneak off to our separate mansions and get
Published on June 8, 2001
June 8, 2001
Aerosmith's Opening Night: Crazy
Amazing For Hell's Angels & 'Jaded' Kids
Here's article from VH1 on
Aerosmith's Opening night last night.
HARTFORD, Connecticut — Having performed brief
sets everywhere from the Super Bowl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
the past few months, Aerosmith finally kicked off their much-anticipated
Just Push Play tour Wednesday night.
The band seemed under-rehearsed at times — frontman Steven Tyler
missed a cue and flubbed a few lines during "Cryin' " — but
overall, the band hit a groove, and stuck in it. During the best parts
of the show at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Center, they demonstrated
why, at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kid Rock
called them "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band."
Fuel opened the show, and suffered the same problem that many support
acts face when playing huge summer sheds: many of their fans have the
cheap seats, i.e. general admission, and are therefore separated from
the band by hundreds of feet of mostly empty chairs. When the band hit
the stage, frontman Brett Scallions acted as if it were a packed house
— and a few songs later, it nearly was. A half hour into their 50
minutes, when they played "Bad Day" and "Shimmer,"
the crowd's younger segment was singing along with every word, while the
higher-tax bracketers were beginning to take notice. As the band
finished up with "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)," those who weren't
familiar with Fuel were asking those in the know about this
"new" band (who, to date, have two platinum albums).
Aerosmith hit the stage at 9:30, following a brief montage of the band's
TV moments on giant video screens around the stage. Opening with
"Beyond Beautiful," the first track from Just Push Play, the
band seemed a little stiff and a little nervous. The fans were familiar
with the song, and the band followed it with their 1976 anthem
"Back in the Saddle," to somewhat better response, and a
confident version of Just Push Play's lead single, "Jaded," a
song they're well used to performing by now.
After playing faithful versions of two of their more immaculate studio
productions — 1989's "Love in an Elevator" and the new
"Just Push Play" — they kicked into high gear with their
cover of the jump blues song "Big Ten Inch Record" (from their
1975 album, Toys in the Attic), at which point Tyler went into
charismatic hyperactive ringmaster mode. In an odd bit of pacing, they
then slowed things down just as the audience was getting worked into a
frenzy, playing their latest single, the ballad "Fly Away From
After that came 1997's "Pink" and "Mama Kin," from
their 1973 self-titled debut, and with the crowd once again worked up,
they left the stage ... only to appear on a small stage located between
the last row of seats and the lawn. It was there that things really got
heated: for four songs, the concert became a general admission club gig,
which happened to be four of their biggest crowd pleasers: "Same
Old Song and Dance," a cover of the Beatles' "Come
Together," "Dream On" and "Toys in the Attic."
The band showed its sense of humor while returning to the main stage —
during the brief break, the screens showed a parody commercial for a
non-existent Aerosmith Greatest Hits 1990-1994 album, featuring "Cryin',"
"Crazy" and "Amazing," as well as "Amazing
Cryin'," "Crazy Amazing," etc. Not that they shied away
from ballads &$151; when they got back on stage, they performed
their only #1 hit, the Diane Warren-penned "Armageddon"
soundtrack cut "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," as scenes from
the movie flashed on the screens.
They closed the main set in a jukebox-like manner, with "Janie's
Got a Gun," "Cryin'," "Walk This Way" and
"Sweet Emotion." During "Cryin'," Tyler seemed to
miss his harmonica cue, but the other band members — guitarists Perry
and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer —
salvaged the song.
Their exit from the stage was, unsurprisingly, met with deafening
applause and a demand for an encore, and Aerosmith didn't let the crowd
down, returning with "Livin' on the Edge" and their cover of
the Rock 'n' Roll Trio's "Train Kept a Rollin'." Their final
encore was a second Beatles cover, "I'm Down," their only
selection from their 1987 comeback album, Permanent Vacation.
While Aerosmith's set wasn't flawless, the band wasn't shooting for
perfection in the first place. But they were aiming to satisfy their
fans — no easy task when the audience is comprised of 40-something
Hell's Angels, 20-somethings raised on "Beavis and Butt-head"
and younger kids who like "Jaded." The show was truly an
all-ages affair, and as one guy said to his son after the show,
"Not bad for a bunch of 50-year-olds, huh?"
June 7, 2001
Aerosmith's Opening night
Incase you missed it, last night VH1
showed the first 3 songs live from the band's opening night in Hartford
CT. Here's the set list from the opening night.
Back In The Saddle
Love In An Elevator
Just Push Play
Big 10 Inch Record
Fly Away From Here
Same Old Song & Dance
Toys In The Attic
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Janie's Got A Gun
Walk This Way
Livin' On The Edge
Train Kept A Rollin'
...anything you like!
You know we bring the artists to you. Here's your chance to talk to the
Boston bad boys, and get the scoop on life as a rock star. How long will
they continue to make records? Has being celebrities for so long made
them "jaded"? Now is your chance to find out.
Aerosmith.com's new look
check it out.
June 6, 2001
Aerosmith Still Happy With Super Bowl Performance
(5/31/01, 1 p.m. ET) -- Aerosmith is in the midst of
final preparations for its upcoming world tour, which kicks off
Wednesday (June 6) at the Ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre in Hartford,
Connecticut, after the band warms up by playing a couple of radio
station festivals. But the Boston group finds that people still like
to talk about a gig that happened five months ago--its appearance at
the Super Bowl halftime show, where it played "Jaded," the
first single from its new album Just Push Play, and was joined by top
40 heroes 'N Sync , Britney Spears, and Nelly for a rendition of
"Walk This Way."
Despite some criticism, bassist Tom Hamilton tells LAUNCH that
Aerosmith (news - web sites) is still happy it chose to play that
night. "Oh, it was fun. It was a goof. It was a blast. It was
huge," he says. "It's funny--people ask it, you know, like,
'Is this a new musical direction for you guys?' I mean, it's not like
it was a mall opening or anything--it was the Super Bowl. And when the
phone rings and the guy on the other end says, 'Do you guys want to
play the halftime show at the Super Bowl?', you're definitely gonna
pay attention. We had a great time doing it."
Hamilton adds that the band knows a segment of its
fan base was unhappy to see their heroes doing the halftime show with
the other performers, but he tells LAUNCH that they have nothing to
worry about. "I just hope that people realize that it was
tongue-in-cheek," he says. "I think, you know, a lot of our
hardcore fans probably are terrified that we're gonna go off and sing
Britney Spears songs--but hopefully we can go out and convince them
that they won't have to worry about that."
The Band comments on Joey
Rock This Way with Joey Kramer
"People think it's this glamorous high
life," he says, "and that we're the luckiest guys in the
world. Yeah, we are the luckiest guys in the world. But I'm here to
tell you, it is hard work. This is not a job you go to, this is a
lifestyle you live." Says Joey in an in depth interview with
Modern Drummer (July 2001 Issue). This is an interview you won't want
to miss! Joey talks about his early beginnings with Aerosmith, his
influences, his style, about albums past, and about the making of Just
What did his band mates say about him?
Tom Hamilton, bass "Joey's really loud! And
when we record, we ride on his playing. He's the raft that we all
Brad Whitford, guitar "I believe that Joey's
the most powerful rock drummer of all time. He's a powerhouse.
Joe Perry, lead guitar "Joey can fool around
with jazz and other forms of music, but when it comes to what I like -
rock - Joey's right there. His playing just cuts through everything
else, and it's all I need to hear. I think the best thing about Joey
is that he's a good friend and he's always there."
Steven Tyler, vocals "Aerosmith wouldn't be
Aerosmith without his drumming. I like to think of Joey's playing as
the bed, the base, what we really rely on to get it good. Because if
you don't have a good drummer, you might as well kiss it all
PR Newswire -- Opening Night Live
Aerosmith: Opening Night Live' Available Via
Satellite (Coordinates Below
06/06/01 09:28 AM
Source: PR Newswire
Airs Live on Wednesday, June 6th at 9:00 PM (ET)
WHAT: VH1 presents "Aerosmith: Opening Night
Live," an exclusive live telecast of the first two songs from the
kick off of Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" tour on Wednesday,
June 6 at 9 PM. Celebrating the success of their new album "Just
Push Play," the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's latest inductees
will kick off their tour at the CTNow.com Meadows Music Center in
Hartford, CT. VH1 is the exclusive media sponsor of Aerosmith's
"Just Push Play" 41-city North American tour.
"Aerosmith: Opening Night Live" is part of
VH1's "Aerosmith Week," five nights of special programming
dedicated to these June Artists of the Month. Aerosmith programming
airs every evening Monday-Friday, June 4 - 8 at 8:00 PM.
WHERE: CTNow.com Meadows Music Center in Hartford,
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6
Live Satellite Feed: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Test: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Airs: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET/PT)
Please note: Aerosmith is expected to take the stage
between 9:20 and 9:30 PM (ET/PT).
East coast: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM,
West coast: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Telstar 5 - Transponder 25 (KU)
97 Degrees West
Audio 6.2 & 6.8
Downlink Frequency: 12144 MHz (V)
Bandwidth: 27 MHz
MANDATORY COURTESY CHYRON CREDIT: VH1
BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS BELOW
There will also be a satellite news feed including
behind the scenes and band arrival, music highlights and sound checks,
and highlights of opening night in Hartford at the following
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM (EDT)
And RE-FEED at 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (EDT)
Telstar 6 / Transponder C11 (C-Band)
DL frequency: 3920 Horizontal MHz.
TECHNICAL OPERATIONS CONTACT:
On-air Supervisor, Network Operations Center
Main Number: 631-435-4900
Stacey Sanner/VH1 212-846-7837
Ariana Urbont/MTVN 310-748-8079
Rachel Lizerbram/VH1 212-846-7833
Vanessa Reyes/MTVN 310-752-8081
"AEROSMITH: OPENING NIGHT LIVE"
You may air no more than four and one-half (4-1/2)
minutes of show footage in total with no more than 90 seconds from any
one song. Footage may be used one time only in promotion of "Aerosmith:
Opening Night Live."
"Aerosmith: Opening Night Live" will air
on Wednesday, June 6th, 2001 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).
Please chyron courtesy credit: VH1 SOURCE VH1
Captures from Clubland
For anyone interested in seeing how Steven looks in
the movie, there are a few shots from it at the following URL: http://www.geocities.com/tyler_luvr_02/Clubland.html
From what I hear the movie pretty much sucks though.
It is wasted time until 1:26 minutes into it when Steven shows up to
play David Foster who is going to give this guy, Kennedy, a chance at
a record deal. Steven is on camera for 1 full minute, says three
lines, and walks away...
June 5, 2001
Aerosmith's Perry Just Wants to Play
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- After spending more than
three decades dealing with the business that is rock
'n' roll, Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry dreams of a
time when he can focus on nothing but playing his
guitar. Dream on.
With the release of a new album and summer-long
U.S. tour that starts Wednesday in Hartford, Perry and
the Boston-based quintet have been dizzied by a flurry
of videos, movie soundtracks, award ceremonies,
sporting event appearances and collaborations with
"It seems like Aerosmith has turned into a
full-time job, which is kind of a drag because I got
into this business so I wouldn't have to work,'' Perry
said after a recent recording session at his home in
"We just want to play our guitars, get out
there, get a little instant energy, adrenaline rush
and move on to the next show,'' he said. "But it seems
there's so much other stuff that goes along with it
He admits the band members -- including
co-founder Steven Tyler -- have changed, and with
them, the music. They still kick out ear-bleeding,
riff-based hits, but have found more success in
melodic power ballads like "Jaded'' that receive
widespread radio play.
"There's only a couple of us that have long hair
anymore. You can't stay the same. I think it's
boring,'' said Perry, 50. "But I still like leather
pants, I don't think that's going to change anytime
soon ... they're just not as tight as they used to be,
but they're still leather.''
Aerosmith Larger Than Life On Upcoming Tour
Aerosmith's Just Push Play tour kicks off Wednesday
in Hartford, Connecticut, and, for the first time, the gigantic images
projected onstage will equal the band's three-decade legacy as one of
the world's biggest concert attractions.
"The stage and show are all about the band
playing live," guitarist Joe Perry said on Saturday. "That's
kind of what we do. But the biggest thing on this tour, literally and
figuratively, will be the video screen in back."
Although some of the band's past arena shows have
employed video magnification, those monitors came with the venue. This
tour marks the first time the band will bring its own "huge"
screen, as Perry described it, to integrate video segments and other
visual elements — as well as close-ups of Perry's fiery fretwork and
singer Steven Tyler's lavish outfits.
Still, Perry harbors minor reservations. "We've
never brought a screen with us before, so we hope it will add to the
live performance, not take away from it."
The futuristic silver-skinned fembots that embellish
everything associated with Just Push Play will of course adorn an
elaborate stage 12 tractor-trailers will trek in pieces across 43
cites for 48 dates. Only the first two legs of the tour have been
announced with confirmed shows ending September 23 in West Palm Beach,
Florida — though Perry said the massive production will keep the
band on the road until February.
It seems like a daunting task for the 50-year-old
guitarist and his middle-aged bandmates — singer Steven Tyler (53),
bassist Tom Hamilton (49), drummer Joey Kramer (51) and guitarist Brad
Whitford (49) — but Perry is anxious to return to the circuit.
"I'm pretty much looking forward to getting on
the road so I can get some relaxation," he explained. "These
last couple of months have been hell because we've been doing other
stuff, everything from videos to Superbowl shows. All the planning
that goes into those things drives you nuts. But once you're on the
road, you go, 'Oh, we can't do it that day because we have a gig,' and
we can't do anything on our day off because it's a day off. So we're
all looking forward to getting on the road and getting back to
While Perry is grateful for the group's devoted
fans, they're only part of the reason Aerosmith continues to rock
after 30 years. Selfishness is also part of the equation.
"We're doing this for ourselves, too, because
we love putting out the best show we can," he said. "When I
go onstage and see the lights we have and know the PA is the best we
could buy, I know our fans are going to get the best show we can give
"It's like if you have a circus, you don't send
your people out there in sweatpants. You want to give your audience
the most bang for their buck."
Aerosmith has been featured in many Italian
magazines of every kind lately, but the most important to point out is
their cover and interview in the May issue of Metal Shock.
Steven was also on Jam magazine cover last month (same
picture as on the cover of Classic Rock's last issue)
Clubland For Rent
In Pampa, Texas at Hastings (a books/video/music store)
they have recieved copy's of Steven's movie 'Clubland'! You might want
to check your local video store as it may be available everywhere!
June 4, 2001
Aerosmith week on VH1
Don't forget this is Aerosmith Week on
VH1! Click here for all the great TV listings!
June 3, 2001
Kiss Concert 22 and Brad's absence
Yesterday Aerosmith performed 4 songs (Jaded, Fly Away
From Here, Pink and Walk This Way) at The Kiss 108 ''Kiss Concert 22''
at the Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA. As those who was there noticed,
Brad Whitford wasn't there.
No need to worry! I've been informed that Brad had a
prior engagement in NY over the weekend, and thus wasn't able to make
the Kiss Concert 22. Marti Frederiksen (co-writer of songs on Nine
Lives and Just Push Play) sat in for him....
The Boston Herald reported today that he was at a
So, just so you know, Brad is in fine form and will
be rockin' with the rest of the band in Hartford on Wednesday.
From what I hear the radio station DJ, who was talking to the crowd
while they finished setting up, introduced the band by saying the
members' names, and said 'Brad' when his temporary replacement entered
the stage. Then the curtain comes up and it obviously isn't Brad...
Maybe they figured the teeny bopper kids wouldn't know the
difference... I've been told that they made no mention of Brad not
being there, which I found odd...
Fly Away From Here video?
If you go to MTV's website, on the TRL
site Fly Away From Here is already listed as a video. Has anyone
June 2, 2001
The cover of Classic Rock June 2001
As posted earlier, the new issue of Classic Rock has
Steven Tyler on the cover, and a very lengthy article in page coverage
over 10 pages. Here is a picture of the cover:
Last night Aerosmith performed four songs at the Z100
Zootopia: Beyond Beautiful, Jaded, Fly Away From Here and Walk This
Missed Zootopia the 1st time around? NOT A PROBLEM!
Aerosmith - Join us for the rebroadcast of the
Aerosmith set this Tuesday night (June 5th) at 10pm EDT and again on
Friday afternoon (June 8th) at 4pm EDT. - Visit these websites:
www.columbiarecords.com and www.aerosmith.com.
Fanning flames: New Aerosmith fan club draws fire
for mishandling tickets
by Brett Milano
Saturday, June 2, 2001
Boston heroes Aerosmith hit the road this weekend
for their first tour in years, on a national swing that runs through
September. It begins with a closing set at today's KISS Concert. This
would normally be a time for hardcore Aerosmith fans to crank up the
music, head for the front rows and celebrate.
That's not the case for everyone this year, however.
Aerosmith acquired new management during the past
year, and its fan club business was taken over by a national
organization, Fans Rule. Now, fans around the country are alleging
that ticket sales have been seriously mishandled by the fan club.
As a result, many fans who intend to see the band
within a week still don't have tickets in hand. And many who have
received tickets find themselves with back-of-house seats rather than
the preferred seating to which they're accustomed.
``I can't imagine that (angering) 30,000 fan club
members would be of no concern to a band that might need our cash
again someday,'' posted a fan this week at the unofficial site,
aerosmithfans.com. ``This could ruin Aerosmith's reputation as a band
who never let down their fans.''
Another Web poster had discouraging news for fan
club members: ``I got tickets from Ticketmaster, and I'm 10 rows from
the stage in Boston. That's good for me, but in the past you could
never get those tickets from Ticketmaster, because those would be the
Yesterday morning the site's front page even
suggested that fans are thinking of a class-action lawsuit against the
In the past, Aerosmith has sold priority tickets to
fans through its fan club, Aero Force One. Members would be contacted
well in advance and given a chance to purchase tickets before the
``We've never had seats further back than the ninth
row,'' said Patrick Brown, a longtime fan from St. Louis. ``This year,
I'm seeing them in Missouri and Nashville. I was charged for my
tickets a month and a half ago, and I still don't have them in hand.
``People haven't got their tickets, and those that
do have them are way in the back. That's the whole reason you join a
fan club, to make sure you can see the band.''
The problems apparently started in April, when Fans
Rule sent out an e-mail announcement that tickets for the entire tour
were about to go on sale through an 800 number - at 3 o'clock the
following morning. The system immediately crashed when an estimated
39,000 fans tried calling at about the same time. What happened next
was a comedy of errors.
``A lot of us started calling at 3 in the morning,
and all we got all night were busy signals,'' says Donna Regan of
Holbrook, N.Y. ``The next day I got an e-mail saying they didn't
realize how many fans Aerosmith had. `Talk about the greatest fans in
the world' - yada, yada.''
Regan and others were assured that they'd have a
chance to get their tickets. And she said she was e-mailed a few days
later that tickets were finally available. The only trouble was that
she got the e-mail a mere two hours before sales began. And since she
wasn't home at the time, she was out of luck.
``I got home from work, and found out that they'd
e-mailed me around the time I'd left. And when I called the fan club
the next day they said, `Sorry, the tickets are all gone.' ''
Regan finally contacted a Herald reporter who
brought her case directly to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who made
sure she got in. But not every fan has been so lucky.
An Aerosmith representative said only, ``There are
definitely some problems, and we're doing our best to correct them.''
And the fan club is currently knee-deep in damage
control. Brown said he received three phone calls from an apologetic
fan-club representative, who revealed she had been sent a couple of
death threats. Fans Rule has set up a toll-free line, (866) 885-3897,
to deal with Aerosmith inquiries. Be prepared for a good 20 minutes on
And the front page of Aeroforceone.com says tickets
for some of the shows are now going out. But since the first of those
shows is the Hartford date next Wednesday, fans will have little
chance to complain if the seats aren't good.
Fortunately, many of the fans are keeping cool
heads. As a poster on the fan site put it, ``C'mon everybody, don't
take it out on the band just because the fan club has been shafting
some of you. This is Aerosmith, there's a mutual loyalty here.''
VH1 One to One with Aerosmith
Video of Steven Tyler's performance
at the Indy 500
A real media video of Steven Tyler's performance of
"The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Indy 500 can be downloaded
Jeni has put up 10 great pictures from the latest
Teen People magazine on her
June 1, 2001
A Ton of Aerosmith News!
Incase you didn't visit this
site to much in the last month, You missed a lot of news. There were a ton
of things happening in Aeroland! If you haven't, then make sure you check
out last months edition of the news section. Click
Aerosmith Tour To Get Intimate
AEROSMITH plan to offer fans a closer look at the
band on their summer tour by setting up a mini-stage at the back of
select venues, where they will play a portion of their set. Taking
their cue from U2's Elevation Tour, the group is hoping the stage
setup will capture the intimacy of a club at venues that hold between
20,000 and 35,000 people. "We got offers to do a $200 million
tour doing giant outdoor facilities and we don't want to do
that," frontman STEVEN TYLER told Rolling Stone. "I get to
run through the audience and get my clothes ripped off -- a good
excuse to expose myself." Aerosmith's U.S. tour kicks off June
6th in Hartford, Conn.
Rolling Stone Daily
Tyler and Kramer at annual fundraising of victory
Last evening in Boston (5/30), Steven and Teresa
Tyler joined chairwoman April Kramer and husband Joey to celebrate the
successful annual fundraising of victory programs.
Coming off a great year of fundraising, victory
programs hit another home run by including in their auction such items
as Joey's actual 9 Lives touring drum kit (including 'Krame-dog' kick
drum head from the 'Pink' video), which went for more than $12,000 to
one lucky bidder. A great tour package including tickets, backstage
passes, and limo transportation to Hartford for the opening night next
week sold for nearly $6,000. many other fantastic items were either
auctioned off or won in raffles. Of course, Joey couldn't resist
banging out a few beats on the drum kit to keep the bidding going.
Aerosmith was honored by victory programs for their
continual involvement and support of victory programs. mayor of
Boston, Thomas Menino, had some heartfelt words for the program and
its many supporters.
Entertainment was provided by 'Rockapella', five
young men from New York who began singing on street corners and were
featured in director Spike Lee's project "Spike & Co: Do It A
Cappella". Rockapella performs an infectious blend of R&B,
Jazz, Rock, and Soul at sold-out shows worldwide. Steven joined them
onstage for a rousing rendition of 'Amazing Grace' and then launched
them into an incredible jazzy a capella version of 'Pink' as only the
demon' of screamin' could do it.
Victory programs promotes the successful
reintegration of individuals into their communities through the
achievement of long-term sobriety, rebuilding of family systems, and
stabilizing factors such as housing, holistic healthcare, employment,
and community affiliations. Victory programs provides innovative
services to individuals and families affected by alcoholism,
addiction, psychiatric and medical problems, especially Aids / HIV.
From Canoe.ca and the Toronto Sun
Pope set to rock 'n' roll
Pontiff in high-priced choir
By LIZ BRAUN
His Holiness Pope John Paul Ringo George and a slew
of musicians (including Britney Spears, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of
Aerosmith, and Faith Hill and hubby Tim McGraw) are going to get
together to record a CD. Tentative title: In The Name Of The Sex, The
Drugs, And The Holy Rock 'n' Roll, Amen.
Oh, calm down.
Just what Pope JP II has in common to sing with such
upstanding citizens as Spears or Tyler -- persons who really cast
doubt on Genesis 1:26/27, about God creating man in his own image and
all -- remains a mystery.
Meanwhile, the Pope needs a new agent.
Classic Rock June 2001 Edition
Just to detail that this edition of Classic Rock
does carry a pic of Steven Tyler on the front. This in fact the first
major Aerosmith interview in UK rock mags (excluding Q) since their
1999 European Tour.
Its a very lengthy article in page coverage over 10
pages. It's by Chris Ingham who did a review of the Munich club gig in
the last edition so assume it was done about that period.