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 If you hear of any Aerosmith related news send it my way. I will post it here.


March 31, 2001

Aerosmith on the cover of Rolling Stone

    The latest issue of Rolling Stone has Steven and Joe are on the cover!!!! There is a long article about them and lots of pics from the 70's. Also, there is a 2 page centerfold of the whole band!

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Aerosmith on the cover of Dutch magazine Aloha

    Joe and Steven are on the cover of the Dutch-magazine "Aloha", the april-issue. Inside is a 9 page interview with a couple of 70's, 80's and 90's pics. There is a 80's pic of Steven with John Kalodner and one 70's pic of Tom, Steven and Joe in a restaurant...

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News from Japan

    As expected, Aerosmith came to Japan on the 28th and performed on a TV program called 'Music Station Special' They played 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' and 'Jaded'.

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More Updates From Fans Rule

    We here at AeroForce1 / FansRULE inherited a fan club that was several months behind schedule, at a very critical time in the band's career. (RockHall introduction / new album / tour), we're doing the best we can to get caught up and offer everybody with the finest fan club services possible.

    We don't want to change a great fan club. We just want to enhance the service. Priority seating, Frequent Flyer Miles and all other Perks still apply. As a peace offering, we're giving everyone 1,000 Frequent Flyer Miles with their renewal.

    I've answered your questions in green. And, anybody with any questions can drop me an email -

    Jodi Summers
    Content Director

    hey still want to know how often your aero newsletters will be issued.

    >>>>>>Quarterly. Anyone with a good Aerosmith story, send it to me -

    I have received a few ?'s about how the club will work of our international fans (ie:Europe,South America,Japan, Canada).

    >>>>>>>still working out the details. Have already started figuring out with one European country. I assume the rest will soon follow. Anyone in those countries interested in helping to power that country's AeroForce1 fan club - please contact me -

    Another would like to know if you are going to offer travel packages SEPARATELY from Meet and Greets? Some would love to meet the band but cant afford a Travel Package.

    >>>>>>>We're going to offer contests with passes as prizes, and if you get involved with the AeroForce1 / FansRULE Street Team

    Another big concern a lot have is about the old af1 text chat we had. A few days ago the AF1 chat was pulled without any warning. The chat server people at intercommunicate, were nice enough to set us up with a temporary Chat room till things calm down a bit. A lot of people would like for you to still use this chat program for us. A lot of people cannot support aero and we all have become a family,all be it dysfunctional LOL, in AF1 chat. The few days it was down everyone was scrambling to try and find a place to text chat. I do know that sooner or later intercommunicate will have to pull the temp chat room, buy maybe Fans Rule will pic it up for us again. he is there web site. and and this id the enterance to our temp chat there

    >>>>>>>We're working on a solution at the moment.

    The AeroForceOne website will be up and running next week. In the meantime, you can renew your membership by faxing your order to 1-203-483-2845 or emailing you request to (though, we will not be handling these orders until sometime next week.)

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March 30, 2001

More Fan Club Info

Here is another post from a fan in the Aero-boards

Ok I talked to one of the Managers at Fans Rule. She called me back. They are getting flooded with phone calls from aero fans leaving messages. So I am going to be posting INFO for everyone here and on the mailing lists Per their request. Ok so here is some of the info i have so far. They will have the new Aerosmith fan club web site up and running in the next 2 weeks or so. They tailor their services and member benefits per the request of the bands. For now all the member benefits that we had with AF1 will stay in place. The preferred seating will stay the same, the band requests the fan club seating from each venue in their contracts. So unless the band changes what rows they request for the fan club, we will still get the best seats. The membership list from AF1 WILL be transferred over to Fans Rule. All of us will retain our seniority. They are working on the layout and the graphics for the new newsletters. If you have af1 frequent flyer miles, they will transfer over to Fans Rule as well. They will also still have travel packages. They are trying to work the details for them out now. They would like to be able to include a discounted air fare in their travel packages. All the merchandise for aero , that Af1 still has left will be transferred to them. They will be having new merchandise as well. Well that is the info I have for you now. I will be getting more info soon and I will pass it along. 


Aerosmith in Japan

Fairly quiet on the Aerosmith front. They arrived in Tokyo on March 28th and apparently there until April 5th. According to Bon Jovi fan sources, Tyler and Perry were seen at the Bon Jovi's 2nd night concert at the Yokohama Arena (hard to believe those amazing Yokohama sets were 3 years ago this month).

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More Billboard News

Jaded continues to climb on the Billboard charts, reaching #7 in it's 11th week on the charts.
On the Hot 100 Singles Chart Jaded moves up two spots to number 7.
On the Adult Top 40 Chart Jaded moves up one spot to 8.
On the Billboard Album Chart Just Push Play drops two spots to 5.
On the Pop Catalog Chart Greatest Hits moves up eight spots to 8 and Big Ones holds steady at 9.

Aero mention / Alexandra Holden

From the April 2001 edition of FHM (For Him Magazine):

Alexandra's first run-in with fame was something of a letdown. "I'd just finished filming the video for 'Hole In My Soul', she explains, referring to the 1998 Aerosmith video in which she played a sexy scientist, " but they shot their stuff in New York and I did my little acting part in L.A.. So I didn't get to meet them until they invited me to a show. I'm all excited, like, 'Yeah, rock concert, backstage - sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll! Let's go!'. I get back there and Steven Tyler and his wife are playing Candy land with their little daughter. I was 20 years too late."

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Holographic cover version of Just Push Play

    I've been told that you can now order a special version of JPP with a holographic cover in Holland. It's an import and it costs ƒ52,- (52 guilders), which is about $20. Since it's an import it should be available in other countries as well...

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More Aerosmith news from Canada

Here's some more Aerosmith news from Canada:

"Just Push Play" is at #5 on the Canadian album charts (SoundScan)

"Jaded" is the #1 single in Canada for radio airplay (SoundScan)

The "Jaded" Video is at #15 on MuchMusic's weekly countdown

and the video's also at #9 on MuchMoreMusic's weekly countdown

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March 29, 2001

New AF1 Contact Information

For all you that are members to the Aeroforceone Fan Club This is for you! If you go to
It gives the following information:

The new contact information for Aero Force One is as follows:

P.O. Box 679
Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (203) 483-2843
Fax: (203) 483-2845


New Aeroforceone Fan Club Management

If you call the number above they do have a touch tone option for Aerosmith /Af1 fans. They say for us not to worry the new club will be running soon. The new fan club management will be run by a Company called Fans Rule/Fan Emporium. They have a website .
From what I see on the website, they have 3 levels. The prices for one year of membership are, 14.95 for silver, 25.00 for Gold, & 35.00 for platinum. The Platinum is the only level that you can get the preferred seating at shows. 

Stay tuned to for more details!


 Cheap Trick/Aerosmith Tour?

Here's is what a fan posted on the Aero-Boards.

Just got my Cheap Trick newsletter. Their management is trying to book Cheap Trick as the opening band for a leg or two of the upcoming tour!

March 28, 2001

Just Push Play at #5

Just Push Play is #5 on the Billboard Charts this week selling 102,000 copies. The top 5 are....

1. Shaggy: 188,000
2. 112: 182,000
3. Dave Matthews: 156,000
4. Trick Daddy: 116,000
5. Aerosmith: 102,000

That brings  Just Push Play's album sales to a grand total of 467,000 copies sold. (After three weeks)


 March 27, 2001

Steven Tyler Character For The Sims Game

This is for all you people who play the game "Sims" incase you haven't heard of it, it's a cool life simulating game, where you create characters, their houses, their personalities ect... Today someone from the Aero Boards went to a place where you can download skins for your Sims (or avatars). He found a "Steven Tyler" character for download. If You don't have Sim you can buy it at any retail that carries computer software and games.

Click here to download the Steven character for Sims

Some news from Simon...

Simon Jones entered a competition on Wednesday in which he won a trip to see them in Germany. On Friday they left to go and participated in a 'MTV Presents' show, meet and greet afterwards, and tickets to the gig the next night! It was all expenses paid! He met the band, shook Joe Perry's hand! Got their autographs. But unfortunately, no cameras were allowed so there weren't any pictures taken, except the official ones, which will be sent to them.

Aerosmith's marketing manager accompanied them to and from Germany. He was with Sony UK. They were talking, on the plane on the way home and he gave him some amazing info on the near future for aerosmith in the world.

* have not performed a gig or REHEARSED properly for 15 months now, and they did not rehearse for the gig on Saturday. They hadn't planned to do any encores, they played them on the spot.( by the way there were 2 takes for come together, they got it wrong!)

* after Germany they will go to Japan to promote the album and rehearse for the world tour

* The reason they only played one song from the new album at the gig, was because they have never rehearsed them.

* The SUMMER world tour will start around June. Almost all of it will be in America and not in any other continents. Support Acts have yet to be confirmed. They are definitely NOT touring with AC/DC! :-(

* Touring for the UK and Europe will happen, but almost definitely in January or February. If things go to plan Tickets will go on sale in the summer.

* they were originally going to play in London on the weekend, but due to the simple fact that it would be easier to hold it in Munich.

* The next singles that they will be releasing from the new album, is Track 4 'Fly Away From Here' around early middle summer time. And The next one is that the guys would love to release 'Just Push Play' around Christmas time.

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More On The Munich Show: A Fan's Perspective

I was one of the 1500 people who saw the secret gig in Babylon Munich in Munich. The show was memorable. Forget about all the "normal" Aerosmith concerts, this one was unique. They played in small clubs only a few times in the last decade and I had always dreamt of seeing such a show. The dream came true.
They played songs mostly from the 70s. The impression I got was that many people didn`t like the show because they were expecting songs such as Crying, Pink or Beyond Beautiful. But old fans like me certainly enjoyed the old stuff. There were no special effects: no fireworks, no cobras no cats just 4 or 5 girls dressed according to JPP cover style. Sound quality was crap: too loud and distorted. Even the band complained. But at least it reminded me of their early days in the clubs...
They opened with MAMA KIN which became quite rare after Steven`s injury. He even jumped at the end of the song. During Joe`s solo in BIG TEN INCH Steven approached one of the girls and "showed" his own big ten inch to her. Joe`s performance was amazing! He played an interminable solo with his guitar behind his head. I will never forget the jam session in RATTLESNAKE SHAKE: this song was probably the best of the entire gig.
After Sweet Emotion the concert was officially over: Joe and the others were leaving the stage but Steven said "Where d'you think you're goin? D'you wanna hear more? (To us) Then Joe grabbed the microphone
and said : "we came here to do just a little bit of press but we wanted to do what we can do best and that`s play". Then he played the first tunes of "Stop messin` round" but Joey started JADED. After TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN the lights came on and the crew started packing up. But the crowd was pretty far from going home. A guy jumped on someone`s back and started clapping his hands: all the people followed him and after 5 minutes Aerosmith were back on stage. They didn't seem to know what to play: Steven talked to Joey and in the end they decided on COME TOGETHER and TOYS.
To be honest I would have liked to hear Dream On instead of I don't Want to miss a thing but they probably didn`t feel like playing it. It was certainly the best Aerosmith show a real fan could have seen.


German Magazine Alerts

Metal Heart 4/01 - 2 pages
Musikexpress 4/01 - 4 pages
Metal Hammer 4/01 - 3 pages
Rockhard 4/01 - 3 pages

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March 26, 2001

Happy Birthday!!!

The Demon of Screamin' turned 53 today! Happy Birthday Steven! 
Here's to many more!!

Set list from showcase in Munich March 24

It seems Aerosmith did a showcase in Munich, Germany yesterday! The band played a surprising set (including only one song from the new album) for about 75 minutes in front of the audience of approx. 800 people attending the club 'Babylon'.

1. Mama Kin
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Big Ten Inch Record
4. Chip Away The Stone
5. One Way Street
6. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
7. Rattlesnake Shake
8. Walk This Way
9. Sweet Emotion
10. Jaded
11. Train Kept A Rolling
12. Come Together
13. Toys In The Attic

    Tickets went on sale on the same day or were given away on the radio 

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Slash / Aerosmith video clips

At the following URL you will find one video clip of Slash talking about Joe Perry`s guitar and one of Slash performing with Aerosmith...

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March 24, 2001

Another JPP Review

Not much in the news today so far so I thought I would include another album review for your reading pleasure.

Rolling Stone

New century, same old Aerosmith. Same five guys. Same iron-boned riffs and crack-the-sky choruses. Same dripping-body-juice metaphors, too, like this fragrant spoonful from "Drop Dead Gorgeous," on the band's thirteenth studio album, Just Push Play: "Creme de gardenia/And black vaseline . . . She's tasting like cherries/Sweet love's grenadine."
Count your blessings - and theirs. By now, after thirty years of big rock, hard drugs, wasted fortunes and seesaw chart rides, singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer should either be dead or babbling incoherently. Instead, Aerosmith are our most treasured and reliable warrior clowns, the original Ol' Dirty Bastards. They don't carry on with the dignity of old blues buddhas - Aerosmith just plain carry on.

Tyler, in particular, is an ageless marvel: a fifty-three-year-old sex pistol, cocked and loaded with the newly minted lust of a teenage buck. His barn-dog yap can still turn blithering nonsense like "Just Push Play" - "No pimp daddy jack/It's Cadillac wack no Cadillac wack back" - into diamond vocal theater. In fact, the entire point of the song seems to be the impish pleasure Tyler gets from belting "Fuckin' A!" over and over in the chorus.

Yet for all of their contagious denial of late middle age, Aerosmith have not made a Great Album - a platter equal to their original pirate-rock mettle and jubilant stage manner - in a very long time, since Rocks in 1976. Pump came close. That 1989 hit was as good as hard rock's song-doctor era ever got - the band's raw meat meticulously charred and sugared to AOR taste by producer Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet) and melody repairmen Jim Vallance and Desmond Child.

Just Push Play is another near-killer for different reasons. For one thing, it is a work of largely native snazz, the first-ever Aerosmith album to be produced by Tyler and Perry (albeit in collaboration with co-writers Mark Hudson and Marti Frederiksen). For another, it is the least self-consciously commercial record Aerosmith have made since their Eighties return from Smacked-Out City. When Just Push Play shakes and snorts, it does so with an honest cheer: the sucker-punched-ELO glow of "Jaded"; the way the Tower of Power horns blast in behind gibbering guitar and Tyler's chrome yowl in the fat chorale of "Trip Hoppin'." When the album goes blah, though, it's usually because of a power ballad.

There are actually two Aerosmiths. One is the garage-soul squad that ripped out of New England in the early Seventies like a supercharged child of Nuggets and James Brown's Live at the Apollo. Combine the Yardbirds' "I Ain't Got You" with Brown's "Mother Popcorn" (as the group really did in a 1973 Boston radio broadcast preserved on Live! Bootleg), and you have "Walk This Way."

The other Aerosmith actually invented the power ballad. Written by Tyler, "Dream On" - first released in 1973, a hit two years later - is still as good, and believable, as young-rock-god self-pity gets. That cannot be said for more recent ham. Aerosmith's version of Diane Warren's Armageddon-soundtrack weeper "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" might have been Number One for four weeks in 1998, but it was still King Kong corn.

Frankly, whenever Aerosmith get sentimental on Just Push Play, I wanna push fast forward. "Fly Away From Here," the only song on the album that neither Tyler nor Perry had any hand in writing, is too obviously the designated successor to "Miss a Thing." "Luv Lies" comes with a dash of blues-cough harmonica and a lyrical twist - it's basically about the kind of people who say "I love you" just to get laid - but never surges beyond cigarette-lighter la-la-la. "Avant Garden" busts out of formula with a psychedelic flair but is most notable for Tyler's wordplay; the title is cool, and only he would dare to rhyme "right" with the Anglo-Irish pronunciation of "shit."

What's left is what counts. There isn't much actual trip-hop in "Trip Hoppin'," but its hop-skip-kick-in-the-groin rhythm shows off the cut-granite funk that Hamilton and Kramer have always brought to the party. (And could that really be Axl Rose's own baritone growl in the last chorus, or an incredible Tyler simulation?) "Beyond Beautiful" and "Under My Skin" are swaggering bundles of double-guitar muscle, Perry and Whitford splitting the air with railroad-spike riffs and throwing lead breaks back and forth like hot coals. "Sunshine" is heavy pomp with a dash of Lewis Carroll and Sixties Brit pop, what the Small Faces might have sounded like if they'd started out playing Boston University frat bashes.

Of the two Aerosmiths here, I know which one I prefer. But I will take schizophrenia over senility any day. Aerosmith don't race on record as much as they once did - "Light Inside" is the only flash of old, "Toys in the Attic" high-speed whine - but they have not softened a whit. If you want to know why Aerosmith still matter and why you should care, put this puppy on the deck and program tracks two, three, five, six, seven and ten. Then just push play. (RS 866)


Rolling Stone

March 23, 2001

For all you German Aeroheads

Aerosmith are apparently making their only European TV appearance (assumingly in regard this promo tour), on RTL's "Millionär gesucht" (20:15, Sunday 25th March)



The Following article was found on Rock this Way...

In this months 'Aardschok' (dutch magazine) there's a four page article about Just Push Play. It features an interview done in February when there was an interview session in Boston for the European Press. The most interesting things were....

1. Steven: "There were 20 songs recorded for Just Push Play. 8 songs fell off. So the rest of the songs is for B-sides and the next album"
2. Steven: "First we wanted to name the album 'Avant Gardan', but later it changed to Just Push Play. Don't ask me why, but I think it sounded too much sixties. Too fuckin' green!"
3. Steven: "The man who drew the cover, Hajime Sorayama also draws other cyber paintings in Playboy and Penthouse."
4. In July and August they are going to tour through Europe together with AC/DC

There was also a full page picture of Just Push at page 27. The interview was at page 10 - 14.

Just so you don't take this article wrong: This  story was only mentioning a possible link up with AC/DC in Europe. The article in this magazine referencing the interview is  over 6  weeks old and a lot can change in that time. Various articles have detailed Aerosmith touring the USA from June onwards and AC/DC dates were announced for an European Summer outdoor tour in June.

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March 22, 2001

What's up with the Fan club???

Right now it's unclear what's going on with the fan club if you go to Aeroforceone (The official Aerosmith Fan Club) website it reads:

Dear Fans,

Aero Force One is making a move. To all of you and especially those of you who have recently renewed your membership, everything will be honored and processed soon.

The availability of preferred seating along with all the other services AF1 has provided in the past will continue.

We would like to reassure you that everything will soon be in place and that new contact information for AF1 will be available at, and in the very near future.

Thank you for your patience.

We're just making it great!


And then if you go to you see this:

A3 Aerosmith All Access
(The Next Level)

 Aerosmith All  Access (The Next Level)

    Sign up for's exclusive insiders-only service - A3 Aerosmith All Access, and you'll get one year free VIP access to AerosmithWorld, our killer virtual community.

    C'mon, it's time to enter the next level.

    As an A3 insider you receive exclusive benefits as part of your membership. You will become a virtual insider with rock n' roll's greatest band...Aerosmith.

    The price of admission into A3 for one year is less than it costs for one concert ticket!
    Here's some of what your exclusive A3 membership gets you:

    * a good shot at concert tickets before they are available to the general public

    * private online chats with the band

    * eligibility for ticket upgrades

    * receive tasty bits of "on the road" news before anyone else

    * gain early entrance to general admission shows (when and where available).

    * exclusive online newsletters

    * discounts on exclusive Aerosmith merchandise

    * exclusive audio and video

    * be entered into a lottery to be a roadie for a day

    * receive a virtual backstage pass to the upcoming world tour

    * win lots of chances to attend Aerosmith events

    * enter A3 only cool contests with kick-ass prizes

    * be entered into a lottery to be behind the scenes at a video shoot

    * a limited edition A3 laminate for prizes and contests on

    * one year full VIP membership to AerosmithWorld

    * more, more, more...

* e-mail (YOURNAME@AEROSMITH.COM), chat, message boards, instant messaging and more.

Maybe Aeroforceone is becoming A3? or will it be a separate fan club? Who Knows I guess we will find out soon...  As soon as I find out I will post it here.


Tough Times For Tyler's Ex

From today's NY Daily News

    This has been quite a week for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. His band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has been all over TV and the group's latest single, "Jaded," looks like a smash.

    For Tyler's former wife, Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler, the week hasn't been so good. The 48-year-old Foxe-Tyler watched her ex cavorting all across the TV dial this week from her Beth Israel hospital bed, where she's recovering from a stroke suffered last week.

    According to Danny Fields, who co-wrote Foxe-Tyler's memoir, "Dream On," the mother of Tyler's plus-size model daughter, Mia, was house-sitting on Staten Island when the stroke came on.

    "She is homeless, she has no visible means of support and now she's in a hospital and partially paralyzed," says Fields. "And aside from Mia, who doesn't visit her, the only things Cyrinda got out of her marriage to Steven Tyler were drug addiction, hepatitis and a house in New Hampshire that was falling into a lake." A spokesman for Tyler had no comment at press time.

    NY Daily News

March 21, 2001

Just Push Play at  #3

Just Push Play held up pretty well this week coming in at #3 (on Billboard's top 200)selling 125,000 copies, coming in behind Shaggy and Dave Matthews. Jaded should jump up with the release of the single.


Thought that this would interest all you Euro-Aeroheads.


Fancy an all expenses paid brush with some rock legends ... in Munich?

Win an all expenses paid Aerosmith weekend in Munich for you and a friend. You fly in on Friday 26 March and sit in on the special Aerosmith MTV Presents. Then it's off to the VIP aftershow party. Leaving you free to spend Saturday sightseeing in Munich and of course painting the city red that night.

So how to you score this great prize? Just answer the questions below correctly, and it could be YOU and your friend rocking Munich.\\aerosmith\\competitions\\comp_aerosmith



Aerosmith in Germany (as reported by Clive Newton)

Sony Music Germany are a little hazy with the detail but there was a competition for Italian fans.

Sony say they are not sure if it was going to be a press conference or gig although news started to detail about this last week and mentioned a secret gig in Munich.

The competition detailed about spending 2 days with Aerosmith from Friday 23rd. It just detailed it was an event closed to the regular audience.

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March 20, 2001

Push 'play' for vintage Aerosmith

Here is an article I found in USA Today

03/20/2001 - Updated 12:06 PM ET

PHOTO: Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler performs on stage after Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Kathy Willens, AP)

By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY

NEW YORK — Memo to President Bush: Listen up, dude. The guys in Aerosmith would like to be granted a certain honor that would, in their view, allow them to better serve their fans and, uh, fellow citizens. "I'm gonna ask Bush if he can make us ambassadors of rock 'n' roll," frontman Steven Tyler announces. Lead guitarist Joe Perry stares at him for a moment, as if reluctant to second the motion. But he can't help himself. "Hey, Dubya — how about dubbin' us?" Perry quips. "If we were ambassadors, we could get around a lot easier," Tyler says, continuing his appeal. "And you wouldn't have to worry about us carrying drugs in our bags."

The 52-year-old singer, who has been clean and sober for years, is joking, of course. But in fact, he and his bandmates would be ideal candidates for such an appointment. Lounging in their Manhattan hotel room, Tyler, Perry, guitarist Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer — the same lineup that recorded Aerosmith's first album back in 1973 — still look like rock stars straight out of central casting, complete with leather, earrings, tinted shades and, of course, abundant hair (though not quite as abundant as it was in the late '80s).

Just Push Play, the CD that Aerosmith released two weeks ago, confirms that the musicians remain unapologetic preachers of the gospel of gritty, glitzy hard rock. It's a mission that enabled them to become one of the most prominent acts of the '70s — and one of the most successful comeback stories of the following two decades.

Now, that fortitude has earned the group a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which is about as close to an ambassadorship as guys who dress like this are apt to get in the near future. Aerosmith was being inducted Monday night in the 16th annual ceremony by Kid Rock, one of many younger artists who have been influenced by Aerosmith's blend of raw energy and showbiz flash.

"This affords you the chance to stop and go 'Wow, we've been doing this for a long time,' " Tyler says of the induction. "It starts filtering in that we've been around forever."

Veteran record-company executive Seymour Stein, who is president of the Hall of Fame and chairman of the nominating committee, has known Tyler since signing Chain Reaction, a band the singer performed in prior to Aerosmith. "Their musical achievements and ability to reinvent themselves certainly make Aerosmith worthy of induction," Stein says. "But what I admire most is their success in overcoming personal and drug-related problems. I mean, (Tyler)'s a guy who 15 or 20 years ago would pass out on stage. Now he and Joe Perry have become role models for today's youth."

Aerosmith's enduring hipness was apparent to the record 86.5 million viewers who turned in to the MTV-produced halftime show during January's Super Bowl. Performing a medley consisting of new Top 10 single Jaded, old hit Walk This Way, and 1998's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing — the latest in the band's long line of smash power ballads — the rockers were joined by teen pop idols Britney Spears and 'NSYNC and young urban stars Mary J. Blige and Nelly.

When the idea for this eclectic jam session first came up, Hamilton remembers, "Our manager said, 'If you do it great, it'll be great. But if you do it any less than great, it'll be horrible.' "

Kramer is glad they took the risk, and prevailed. "I really can't think of any other (act) that could get involved with such a melting pot of artists and really pull it off," he says. "I'm proud of that."

"If the Super Bowl appearance proved anything, it's that Aerosmith is a rock monolith," says Alan Light, editor in chief of Spin. "There are not many bands of their vintage that are still making new records and representing old-school rock like they do. The big power ballad is their big go-to move to stay on the charts, but it obviously keeps working. I don't think there's any reason for them to mess around with that formula too much."

"Top 40 (radio) is still more than amenable to them," says Airplay Monitor editor Sean Ross, noting the success of Jaded. "You probably hear a lot more of their 7- to 10-year-old records than you do any comparable act, except maybe Prince or Madonna."

Granted, Just Push Play failed to nab the No. 1 spot on Billboard's album chart in its first week, as many had expected it would. The album came in at No. 2, behind Dave Matthews Band's Everyday, which held steady at the peak position for the second consecutive week.

Hamilton took the silver medal in stride. "If we had come in at No. 2 behind Twisted Sister, it might have worried me," he says. "But Dave Matthews — he's the real thing."

Perry is similarly gracious. "They're a great band," he says of Matthews and crew. After a pause, though, he adds, shrugging, "We just got (killed) by the snowstorm" — a cheeky reference to the near-blizzard that hit parts of the Northeast, including Boston, where Aerosmith is based — just as Just Push Play arrived in stores.

"We look at our record as the soundtrack for our live tour, anyway," Perry adds, alluding to Aerosmith's plans to hit the road again this summer.

"There are a lot of brilliant bands — I'm not gonna mention any names — that haven't written anything I've liked in the past 15 years. But they're still touring, and I still love to see them play. We're just not ready to tour on the strength of something we wrote back in 1975. We still want to feel like we're in it, you know?"

Creatively speaking, Aerosmith's members claim to be much happier with their new album, which Tyler and Perry co-produced, than the pair of multiplatinum efforts that preceded it, 1997's Nine Lives and 1993's Get a Grip.

"Our last couple of albums were kind of adventures in terror," Hamilton says. "We ended up re-recording both of them."

"We were overthinking things," Tyler says. "This time, it came really quick. I would light up a cigar and very nonchalantly go for a walk, and all of a sudden, an idea would come for the record. It would be like, 'Yes! Yes! Oohhh, I can't believe this!' "

Aerosmith's new ideas haven't been limited to the recording studio.

In conjunction with Just Push Play, the group has launched AerosmithWorld, a three-dimensional Internet presence — available through official Web site www — that allows fans to chat, listen to music, watch videos and even check out a painting by Whitford.

"When you log on, you can choose to become one of 20 different avatars," Tyler says. "You can be a mechanical dog or a beautiful girl or a fireman or whatever, and you can walk around different rooms and bars, go dancing, even whisper to each other."

Apparently, at this stage in their lives and careers, the men in Aerosmith have mellowed in some respects — but not where their music is concerned.

"We've been together longer than most of our marriages have," Perry says. "But when the band is rockin' and the horns are blasting, and the electric guitars are wailing, and Steven is singing — there's still nothing like that. That's why we put up with all the other (stuff)."

USA Today



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Aerosmith were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night!

The following is as reported by Jim

Wow, what a show! First to clear up any confusion, I watched the show via live simulcast in Cleveland at the actual Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, not in NY.
Now to the show, started out at about 8:30 and lasted until about 1:00 with a couple formality speeches to the board and brief statements about the inductees. Cool mention about the band Chain Reaction and its lead singer Steve Tallarico. Then a quick shot of Steven, Liv and Mia. (Actually, they showed more clips of Liv Tyler and Keith Richards than they did anyone else!)
Next came Queen, who did a three man version of We Will Rock You. This came off a little off the mark, but then were joined by two guys from the Foo Fighters and they played a great 'Tie Your Mother Down', Brain May had a blistering solo and pulled out the slide to add to the great song. The next thing to note was Keith Richards, this dude was classic Keith. He had what looked like fishing lures in his hair, lit a cigarette up during the video clip and pretty much did the Keith Richards ramble.
Anyway, I know, on to Aerosmith right?
Those of you who like Kid Rock will love it, and those of you that hate Kid Rock will love it too! He did an excellent job of inducting the boys, made a few jokes and was pretty flattering. I won't spoil the surprises, but before he got started he said "First I got a do a couple of things, 1. Solomon Burke, where do you get your suits and 2.) Keith Richards, man, we gotta party! He did a nice intro, swore a couple times, cracked on NSync and handed it off to Aerosmith. Everyone spoke, Joey first, Brad, Tom, Joe (not much of a talker huh?, and Steven, who recited lyrics from No Surprize. Nice touch was a thank you from Joe to his mom who was sitting in the audience. Next came the performances, kicked it off with a nice intro to Sweet Emotion, Steven and Kid Rock traded lyrics back and forth and put a whole new twist on the last verse! (Talk about something you can sure understand/ Now the Hall of Fame has a brand new band!) Then came the party, Kid Rock on the turntables, Brad on guitar, Steven on harmonica and then to Joe on guitar for a nice call and response type solo break and then back into the ending of Sweet E. Then Steven said, we're not done yet! and broke into Jaded (minus Kid Rock) and switched into a killer rendition of Train. The jam sessions at the end were good, not great. Some blues piano with Keith Richards and Brad Whitford, then a harp solo by Richie Valens' brother, then more guitar by Brain May and then in typical Joe Perry fashion, he was last, loudest and best! Tom was onstage with a tamborine?!? No Steven though, I thought he might break out the harp as well, but not so.



Another Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
(Yahoo News)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Entries


NEW YORK (AP) - Aerosmith may have sold millions of records and played in front of thousands of people, but the band was far from jaded after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their three decade-long career.

``It's totally overwhelming, because when you see all these people up there that you cut your teeth on, and listened to and heard, to think that you've got a room next to Elvis Presley now, is like, wow!'' Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler said as he held his induction trophy backstage.

Aerosmith joined Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen and Steely Dan in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. Also inducted were the doo-wop group The Flamingos, ``La Bamba'' singer Ritchie Valens, soul singer Solomon Burke, sidemen Johnnie Johnson and James Burton, and Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.

For Jackson and Simon, it was their second trip to the hall - both were previously inducted for their legendary beginnings with The Jackson Five and Simon and Garfunkel.

Simon said the past honor did not lessen the night's achievement.

``One recognizes a certain part of my work, and this recognizes the period that followed it. They're both equally gratifying,'' he said.

Onstage, Simon was effusive in his thanks: He delivered a rambling acceptance speech that ran 10 minutes long. Among those who got thanks were Quincy Jones and his bandleader father.

But he got his biggest reaction when he mentioned his former partner, Art Garfunkel. Simon said, ``I regret the ending of our friendship, and I hope that one day before I die we will make peace with each other.''

After the audience applauded warmly, Simon deadpanned, ``No rush.''

Jackson, who broke his foot recently at his ranch, hobbled on stage after a tribute by boy band 'N Sync

``As you can see, there's not going to be any moonwalking tonight,'' said Jackson.

In a typically short speech, Jackson thanked Motown founder Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, whom he called his ``second mother.'' He also paid tribute to his parents for blessing him with his talent.

``To me, the gift of music has been a great blessing, from the time I was a child,'' Jackson said.

Aerosmith, called ``the greatest rock band in American history,'' by Detroit rap rocker Kid Rock, thanked their families for supporting a career that included stardom, a steep fall and surprising resurrection. The band's new album debuted this week at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and they have a top 20 hit with ``Jaded,'' but they were honored for work that included the prototype rock ballad, ``Dream On.''

Tyler made a wry reference to the unflattering early comparison of Aerosmith to the Rolling Stones and his own resemblance to the band's singer.

``I wonder if this will put an end to, `Hey, aren't you Mick Jagger?''' he said.

Queen, whose lead singer Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991, performed ``We Will Rock You'' as a trio and invited Foo Fighter Dave Grohl to sing an incendiary version of ``Tie Your Mother Down.'' Mercury's mother, Jer Bulsara, accepted her late son's trophy.

Steely Dan was inducted by the techno-artist Moby, who said, ``They always seemed different somehow. On the one hand, their music is warm and beautiful, but on the other hand it is so unsettling.''

The group, which consists of the reclusive duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, won three Grammys last month, including album of the year for ``Two Against Nature.''

Ricky Martin inducted Valens, the most prominent Latin rocker of rock's early days, who died in a 1959 plane crash.

The Flamingos were best-known for their lush, romantic ballad ``I Only Have Eyes for You.'' The adult children of several members who have since died joined other Flamingo members onstage to accept their trophy.

Blackwell, given a tribute by U2 lead singer Bono, was inducted in the non-performing category.

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, wearing what appeared to be keychains in his hair, inducted Johnnie Johnson, piano player for Chuck Berry, into the hall in the ``sidemen'' category. Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton also was given that honor.

Richards said he identified with sidemen, who have to ``watch this bum with a hairdo'' to make sure he doesn't make a fool of himself.

The irascible Berry was absent from the ceremony honoring his 28-year musical partner, which was no surprise, considering Johnson recently filed suit against him seeking millions of dollars in past royalties for songs he says he co-wrote.

The night ended with its traditional jam session. The highlight featured Kid Rock and Burke delivering a rousing rendition of Burke's hit, ``Everybody Needs Someone To Love.'' Toward the end, Burke gave members of the audience a chance to live out their ultimate rock fantasy, pulling several onstage to sing with Aerosmith, Richards, Johnson and Queen's Brian May, even allowing one woman to belt out a few lyrics before the evening came to an end.

The ceremony, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, was being taped for telecast Wednesday on VH1. The names of honorees are on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.

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A Fan's Perspective of the SNL performance & backstage

This post can be found on the site.  I only typed the responses by the guy telling the story, but you could go there and read the whole thing.

Subject: Behind the scenes on Saturday Night
Posted by PUMPin

To all those who believe that Aerosmith is the best American band ever:
I was in the audience at SNL on Saturday Night, as well as at the after-party following the show. I could go on for pages and pages about how incredible the experience was, but instead I thought I'd field any specific questions you all may have about what it was like "behind the scenes".
For now, I'll just say this: Joe Perry is the coolest human being on the planet.

Yes, I got to talk to Steven and Joe at the after party! Brad, Tom, and Joey didn't attend the party, but I did tell them they did a great job as they were walking off the set of SNL. They were appreciative.
I purposely didn't take any pictures because, considering the company I was with and atmosphere I was in, it would have been incredibly tacky.
More questions are welcome!!!

I had two separate interactions with Steven! (not to mention that I also talked, albeit VERY briefly, with Joe Perry, Joe Perry's son, and their songwriter Mark Hudson).
The first time I talked to Steven, I told him that they sounded as good as ever during their SNL performance, and that on behalf of the TRUE fans, I really appreciated the "shout out to the old school" with their kick-ass performance of Big Ten Inch. He was super cool and said thanks. We shook hands, and then I said to him "So what are you now, 32 or 33?" He chuckled and said, "Uh, 34 actually." That was the extent of it.
He and Joe looked EVERY bit the rockstars they are (wearing shades in a dimly lit bar/restaurant, leather attire, etc), and they DEFINITELY did not look their age. For being fifty years old, I was very impressed with their youthfulness.

Yes, ddgorgeous, I made sure to tell Steven (and Joe) that the new album is innovative and kicks ass. I also had a pretty good conversation with Joe's son Tony Perry (who does the turntable scratching on the title track). Definitely a down-to-earth and cool kid considering his father is one of the all-time best guitarists and coolest rock stars.
As far as Taj and Chelsea go, I'm almost positive they were at the SNL performance (but not at the after-party... WAY past their bedtime!) I'm not sure if Teresa was present, but Mia was definitely at the after party (Liv wasn't). Joe was sitting with a very attractive blonde all night, so I'm assuming that's his wife. And yes, of course I was able to witness (unobtrusively, of course) how they interacted with their friends, family, etc. I was less than ten feet away from them the whole night! (I think Creme Brulee is a personal favorite of theirs....)
It's too hard to describe how "amazing" the whole experience was.... simply, as a diehard fan, I was elated.

Yes, I was very connected for the evening, but I'm not too "Jaded" to realize how lucky I was to be there, and what an incredible experience it was.... which is why I wanted to share it with you guys!
I'll be more than glad to answer any other questions you all may have!

Okay, answers:
- They were actually a little subdued at the after-party. But considering the atmosphere, I understand. It wasn't like a meet and greet session.... it was basically a party for the cast of SNL, the host, the band, and anyone who the aforementioned parties decided to invite. Everyone was very classy and it would have been VERY out of place if people were mobbing Steve and Joe. Joe was talking to his wife (I'm assuming it's her) and Tony (his son) most of the time, and Steven was talking with a songwriter from JPP, as well as some other production people that I didn't recognize. It was actually very cool to observe, from an exceptionally short distance away, them just hanging out as actual PEOPLE. They have families, they talk about normal shit, and they eat food and breathe oxygen like we do. That being said, though, there is still something which sets they WAY apart from the rest of the world and makes them quintessential rockstars. I can't even explain how cool Joe's aura is... you come within a few feet of him and you can actually feel the air become cooler (I know it sounds cliche). Even after meeting them, I haven't become "jaded" in the least. These guys are every bit as cool as we think they are.
As a side note, it was very interesting to see Joe introduce his son Tony to Lorne Michaels, Dan Akroyd, and David Copperfield....



Aerosmith to visit Japan at the end of March

There's a music TV program called Music Station in Japan, and the program announced that Aerosmith are gonna play some songs from the new record on March 30. So I guess they are going to come to Japan at the end of March on a promotional tour.

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Australian Just Push Play

Strangely the Nine Lives released in Australia wasn't CDEXTRA (although virtually was everywhere else). Its the same with Just Push Play as has the same tracks as the European version but doesn't have the Jaded Video CDEXTRA on.

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March 19, 2001

JPP People Magazine Album of the Week

Just Push Play
Reviewed by Steve Dougherty

With those wacky Carnaby Street scarves, his elaborately embroidered jeans-bell-bottoms yet!-and his hippie-on-a-weird-hair-day look, Steven Tyler is so out of style it hurts. At 53 he’s a walking throwback whose prolonged adolescence has now stretched into a new century. Shouldn’t we beg him to grow and get real? Not on your life. Even as he and Joe Perry and the lads are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month, they prove they’re not yet ready to act like museum pieces on their decidedly uncalcified 13th studio album. Relics simply don’t rock this hard. Nor do they pack their songs with the kind of goofy puns (“if my karma suits you” is typical of the wordplay Tyler indulges), irresistible if sometimes predictable hooks and guitar riffs that abound here. Like the eternally buff Perry, who could actually pass for one of his band’s rock-and –roll-crazy fans, the ‘Smithies are ageless.

Bottom line: No rocking chairs needed for these irrepressible rockers

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No Holographic version in Australia

    Apparently this Holographic version of JPP didn't appear in Australia when they released the album there today. In fact learnt this is in fact a limited edition French version due out at the end of March.

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Promotion Tour (as reported by Clive Newton)

There was info starting to appear recently about being in Germany this week which originally I thought was just rumors given their commitments in NYC. But its been detailed that Letterman is cancelled to be in Europe.

They are due apparently to play some sort of small audience concert(not confirmed) in Munich, Germany on 24/25. Assume they will fly out on the Tues/Wed.

I think there are going to be quite busy over the next few weeks on promotional tours as according to sources in Japan, they are supposed to be in there in April (info was supposed to be announced end of last week).

They are also talk of getting Perry and Tyler on a promotional tour of Australia which Sony Music Australia are still trying to make happen as Aerosmith haven't been there for almost 11 years. They might tie this in with the Japanese thing.

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Boston Herald Article

The People V.
Aerosmith: Boston's rock heroes enter the Hall of Fame Monday.
The question before the court: Do they deserve it?
by Larry Katz
Friday, March 16, 2001

The Court of Rock 'n' Roll is now in session.
The not-so-honorable and extremely cranky Judge Larry Katz presiding, deriding and deciding.
Today's case: the Naysayers vs. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer, also known as Aerosmith, who stand accused of gaining but not deserving admittance to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame into which they will officially be inducted on Monday at a ludicrously overpriced rubber chicken and cheap champagne bash at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
Mr. Prosecutor, tell us why you believe Aerosmith slipping and sliding into the Hall of Fame is a crying shame.
Well, Judge, let's start at the beginning. Aerosmith was never an original, trailblazing band. They're a copycat band: Boston's - and America's - wannabe Rolling Stones. It was laughably obvious that these guys spent too many hours in front of the mirror pretending to be Mick and Keith. But mimicking the Stones' look and attitude only made Aerosmith seem hopelessly ersatz. Shouldn't the Hall of Fame honor innovators, not imitators?
Now in recent years these so-called Boston bad boys have achieved a quite unexpected and commercially successful comeback. But has their music been Hall of Fame quality?
Consider their long working relationship with songwriter Desmond Child. Can you imagine a real Hall of Fame rock band - the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Byrds or the Stones - writing songs with a hack-for-hire known for churning out swill for Michael Bolton and Ricky Martin? Hall of Famers should be capable of writing their own material. Aerosmith needs paid helpers.
And what other respectable rock 'n' roll band would be caught dead or alive crooning ``I Don't Want to Miss A Thing,'' a coma-inducing ballad by that one-woman musical tearjerker factory known as Diane Warren? You can call it the love theme from ``Armageddon'' or a No. 1 pop hit, but rock 'n' roll fans call it what it is: crap. The only thing this embarassment proved was that Aerosmith will do anything if the price is right.
Speaking of which, look at Aerosmith's recent atrocities. First they show up on the American Music Awards in a production number degrading to women, snakes and anyone over the age of 13. Then came their Super Bowl halftime performance featuring Tyler and company stooping to the level of Britney Spears and 'N Sync. Talk about embarassing. Better they should have sung the national anthem with Ray Charles. Judge Aerosmith by the teenybopper company they keep.
In conclusion, while Aerosmith is a long-lived and money-making band, it is not one with artistic credentials warranting admission to the Hall of Fame. Enough. Time for the Aero-defense. How do you answer the naysayers who would deny Aerosmith admission to the Hall of Fame without a ticket?
Man, if you keep Aerosmith out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you might as well close the joint down, in which case there'll be no reason to ever go to Cleveland. We're talking about a Hall O' Lame that desperately needs some wild and crazy rockers to go along with the folkies. Jeez, after ushering in Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Lovin' Spoonful, you better change the name to the Marshmallow Hall of Fame if you're going to bar Aerosmith.
But let's examine the points raised against Aerosmith. Rolling Stones imitators? Maybe 30 years ago. But even before their '80s comeback, Aerosmith's music hasn't been Stonesish. Listen to their new ``Just Push Play'' CD and you'll hear influences, but they're diverse - the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc. - and definitely not the Stones.
Which is not to say that Aerosmith is a band of imitators. On the contrary, Aerosmith has a sound all its own. Listen to an Aero track - whether it's ``Dream On'' or ``Janie's Got A Gun'' - and you know exactly who it is immediately. This is a band with a distinctive identity that stands above shifting trends.
Aerosmith is also a band that - maybe more than any other '70s survivor - has helped shape the music of today. I'm talking about hard rock, metal and the marriage of rock and rap. Back when Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit were in Pampers, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry were tearing it up on Run-D.M.C.'s adaptation of Aerosmith's classic ``Walk This Way.'' And, yes, this is a band with a catalog of classics.
So they've worked with Desmond Child? So they've crooned a Diane Warren love song from a Bruce Willis movie? So what? If working with mercenary tunesmiths, singing sappy ballads and being associated with dopey movies is a reason to keep someone out of the Hall of Fame, then let's expel Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Say you found Aerosmith's performance on the American Music Awards excessive, crass, raunchy and not in good taste? Sounds like the true spirit of rock 'n' roll to me. Say you found their Super Bowl stint demeaning? Then you didn't see the thrilled looks on the faces of Britney Spears and 'N Sync, looks that said, ``Wow, I can't believe I'm on the same stage as the legendary Aerosmith.'' Aerosmith are genuine rock gods to at least two generations of music lovers who don't need the validation of a Hall of Fame controlled by a bunch of aging and overpaid music industry executives, thank you very much.
Contemplate the other names slated for entry to the Hall of Fame on Monday: Solomon Burke, the Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Ritchie Valens and this year's Grammy champ Steely Dan. Now, really, how can you put Steely Dan - an icy cool group of jazz-pop studio hounds - in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and even think of excluding Aerosmith? You can't. And if you still have any doubt about Aerosmith's worthiness, check 'em out live. You'll experience kick-ass rock magic of a kind that happens when the same five guys have been pounding the boards together for some 30 years. These guys not only can rock, they can play.
Enough already. How does the Judge rule?
It's no contest. Aerosmith belongs in the Hall of Fame for the best reason. They earned it.
Congratulations, dudes.

Boston Herald
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March 18, 2001

Aerosmith On SNL

Joe Fuckin' Perry

The Boys were on Saturday night live last night. Incase you didn't see the performance. They performed Big Ten Inch Record & Jaded.  Click here for  pics of the performance



How Sweet It All Has Been: Aerosmith Dreams On

NY Post
Sunday,March 18,2001


Whether its first hit, "Dream On," was a self-fulfilling prophecy or Aerosmith's war cry, one thing is clear: 28 years, 100 million albums sold and four Grammys later, the quintet is still living the fantasy. What a year these rockers have had. Aerosmith was the highlight at this year's Super Bowl halftime show; tomorrow, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and the group snagged a 2001 American Music Award in January.

And in what may be the strangest milepost of their dream quest, the boys from Boston got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January.

"We're not dead," wide-mouthed Steven Tyler declared. "All these awards - it's a little hard to take. The Walk of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . . . when I think about it sometimes, I feel like we're being put out to pasture. But we're still going strong."

In fact, they are. The band last week released "Just Push Play," its first album of new material in four years, and is about to begin rehearsals for a marathon world tour that will continue into next year. Among the stops will be Jones Beach this summer and Madison Square Garden in the fall.

Joe Perry, 50, Aerosmith's master ax-man, concurred with Tyler, especially about Monday's honors.

"When I see Johnnie Johnson [the pioneer rock pianist] and those kind of people being inducted, it really fits," says Perry in his thick Boston accent." In my mind, Johnnie's a guy who really belongs in the Hall of Fame."

Not that Perry, who called his band "the bastard sons of the British invasion," thinks Aerosmith doesn't deserve the same honor.

"We earned it," Perry said, though he added that an equally meaningful tribute occurred when "the guys in STP [Stone Temple Pilots] came up to us and go, 'Wow, I saw you guys play when I was 12,' or when Kid Rock said, 'I saw you guys in 1984, and it was my first rock concert.'

"Those are the times when I feel like we made a real contribution to rock 'n' roll."

To a lesser band, that kind of talk would make the years weigh heavy, but not to Aerosmith.

As Tyler said, "There's absolutely not a thing in my life that tells me that I've been around for 52 years. Not a f - - - - - - thing."

Tyler, razor-sharp throughout this interview, only needed a little help sorting out the years: "Joe, how long have we been together?" he asked.

"Thirty years," was the reply. "You and I started playing together in 1970."

"Thirty years," Tyler repeated. "If you could get inside my head, you would see that I don't know what 30 years feels like. It's not because of all the drugs, and that we were so blacked out for so long. I remember most of it, and it doesn't feel like 30 years.

"These years are so adrenaline-filled that there is no distance between events in time. In a way, I feel like I'm stuck between 19 and 26 years old."

Besides being one of the premier rock bands in America, the Aerosmith boys are avid sportsmen. Perry flies his own plane, Tyler ski dives and they both are enthusiastic scuba divers.

Tyler said, "I'm looking forward to bungee jumping 300 feet this year when we go to Australia, and also diving the Great Barrier Reef."

To those who would tell Tyler to act his age, his answer is simple: "It's not that we're old, trying to live young. We are just living." Perry added, "We are just getting through the day, just like everybody. "

But Aerosmith isn't like everybody. "We never lose sight that we are entertainers," said Perry. "We love playing the kind of rock 'n' roll that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up."

Still, they've never lost their love of sweet music.

"We've always been suckers for the melody," said Tyler. "I don't fall for the crap that, 'It's just a stupid ballad.' More guys get off their Harley-Davidsons and put their arms around their girls because of a good ballad than any other type of song."


Aerosmith To Play With Kid Rock At Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Steven Tyler NEW YORK — When Kid Rock inducts never-say-die rockers Aerosmith into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, "Sweet Emotion" will be doubly apt in describing the scenario.

Not only are Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer elated to be receiving such an honor, the group will perform its 1975 single with the rap-rocker at the induction ceremony, Perry, a self-confessed Rock-head, said Friday (March 16).

"I am a big fan," the guitarist said. "I have his record on my stereo in the car. We love Kid Rock. So it's gonna be fun. ... He's gonna sit in, bring some turntables. It's gonna be good."

As for Tyler's take on being inducted, the singer modestly said, "Not bad for a bunch of guys that got kicked out of clubs for playing their own songs, right?"

The announcement of Monday's plans coincided with an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square to promote Aerosmith's latest album, Just Push Play.

Hundreds of fans lined up for the promotion, which was originally scheduled for last week but was delayed by forecasts of a severe winter storm. After arriving more than 70 minutes past the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, the bandmembers were escorted to their autograph table by five statuesque models emulating the metallic Marilyn Monroe-like figure that graces the cover of their new album. Once seated, Aerosmith proceeded to slap their John Hancocks on every album sleeve, poster, magazine and photo presented before them by their eager fans, some of whom were visibly shaken in the presence of their musical idols.

Just Push Play debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at #2 last week, selling more than 240,000 copies.

—Joe D'Angelo
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March 17, 2001

Another Album Review

Charlie Corr
The Marquette Tribune
Marquette U.

(U-WIRE) MILWAUKEE -- Just when you think it is waning from the in-crowd, one of the
longest lasting bands goes back to its principle of delivering straight-up hard rock in its
rawest form.

It has been four years since Aerosmith's last studio album, Nine Lives. But these devious
cats needed no lifelines, because they have answered with Just Push Play, their hardest
album since the late-1980s heydays of Pump and Permanent Vacation.

And the reason for the Beantown boys' heart-wrenching sound: Just Push Play is the band's
first self-produced album.

After 31 years, one would assume lead singer Steven Tyler would have coughed up a lung
by now. But his pipes are still ablaze for the band's new album. In fact, Tyler is more vocal
in this album than the majority of Aerosmith's previous recordings.

Just Push Play steps away from the appeal of Get A Grip die-hard romance singles or the
fluff of a specific "Armageddon" ballad.

Its strong hard rock sound is immediately found in "Light Inside," "Beyond Beautiful" and
the band's first single, "Jaded."

Tyler spoofs commercial appeal in the title track, lashing out with little flexibility and
combining instrumental sounds of unorthodox distortion.

A few new elements are shown in the album, with a horn section in "Trip Hoppin'" and the
semi-techno blends in "Outta Your Head."

Even guitarist Joe Perry has his little moment of glory behind the mic, taking on lead vocals
for the majority of "Drop Dead Gorgeous."

Fortunately, Aerosmith limited its soft side to merely three tracks. But the few typical
ballads found on the album are top notch.

"Fly Away From Here" is a sure-win song that will gain the usual sentimental sanction and
rise to the top of the charts. "Luv Lies" is also a song quite nostalgic to previous hits such
as "Cryin'" and "Amazing."

So is calling this album a comeback going too far?

Probably, because Aerosmith has been in the public eye throughout the last decade and a
half. But realistically its new album is the first time the band has worried more about what it
enjoys producing, rather than what the public thinks it should produce.

With Tyler and company deciding to take matters into their own hands by essentially
"locking" themselves in a room to focus on this record, Aerosmith gives an authentic
portrayal of its rock forte.

Talk about admirable timing for this year's Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Grade: B

March 16, 2001

Godsmack's Sully Erna on Aerosmith

    There was a chat on USAToday with Godsmack's lead man Sully Erna and he answered a question about Aerosmith...

    Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: Any thoughts of teaming up with fellow beantowner's Aerosmith seeing you guys are both hitting the road this summer?

    Sully Erna: Nothing as of yet, but we've wanted to do that for a long time. We admire them hugely and would love to do a tour with them.

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Billboard Hot 100

    Jaded moves up another place this week to #16. It's yet to fall on the charts after 9 weeks.


Liv Breedy (article from The Sun)

    LIV TYLER says she wants to have a baby with fiancé Royston Langdon, of Brit rockers Spacehog.
    The couple got together two years ago and now Liv says: "I'm getting broody. My mum had me when she was young and I guess that also plays on my feelings."

    Liv Tyler was also present at Stella McCartney's latest collection shows. Other stars present included, Kate Moss, rock star Chrissie Hynde and Madonna's best friend, actress Debbie Mazer - dressed from head to toe in Chloe classics.

    All rushed to congratulate the talented designer on her collection as she took to the runway at the show's close.

    After the show, Liv, daughter of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler, said: "I really appreciate what Stella does. She's got great instinct, it's very feminine and girly - and I'm a girly girl."

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March 15, 2001

Just Push Play Sales #2

I read a short article similar to this post  in today's edition of the USA Today.  I believe it was in the Lifeline (section D)

Just Push Play debuted on the Billboard Top 200 album chart at number 2 with sales of 240,000. The Dave Matthews Band's Everyday is still number 1 with sales of about 285,000. 

However, even though Nine Lives debuted at number 1 in March 1997, it's first week sales were only about 140,000. And with their appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame broadcast during the next week, who knows what might happen?


Aerosmith Reschedule NYC In-Store Appearance

    From Columbia Records:


When "Just Push Play," the eagerly-awaited new Aerosmith album, was set to hit the stores last Tuesday, March 6, the Boston Bad Boys were ready to take New York by storm & hand-deliver the album to the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. Well, it turned out the whole eastern seaboard got taken by storm & Aerosmith wound up snowbound in Beantown on album release day, although they did deliver Boston's first copies of the album via dog-sled!

Come Friday, March 16, Aerosmith bring it all back to Manhattan with an exclusive in-store appearance at the Times Square Virgin Megastore.

Here are the details:

Aerosmith In-Store
Friday March 16th at 6:00pm
Virgin Megastore
1540 Broadway
Times Square New York City

For those who have pre-purchased "Just Push Play," your laminates will be good on Friday.

March 13, 2001

USA Today's Review of Just Push Play

Aerosmith, Just Push Play (Three out of four) Boston's indestructible rock quintet resurfaces with all the lusty bellow, guitar ruckus and adolescent energy of a garage band hatched five minutes ago. You expected pensive, middle-aged meditations on mortality and Metamucil from these Precambrian survivors? Get a grip. Since forming in 1973, Aerosmith has resisted musical arthritis by sustaining a defiantly aggressive sound with an undeniable hormonal thrust. This first studio album since 1997's Nine Lives recaptures the band's trademark lechery and belligerence in muscular tunes that revel in self-indulgence. The production overkill and motley flourishes (loops, samples, Middle Eastern strains, hip-hop) would prove suffocating in other hands, but here the excess usually works to enhance juvenile pleasures in songs ranging from the melodic Sunshine to the rap 'n' reggae title track. Only bombastic ballad Fly Away From Here pushes the cringe meter. Steven Tyler's potent bray and wickedly puerile lyrics remain commanding weapons in the band's sex-and-swagger war against obsolescence. — Edna Gundersen

USA Today


Mick Jagger praises Aerosmith

In a recent article Mick said the following:

‘I heard Aerosmith’s new album yesterday. I think it was great, the style the effects. I love it. They keep getting better with every album they do…’

March 12, 2001

New Mini Greatest Hits CD!?

When a fan from England went to HMV yesterday to pickup a copy of the Jaded 7" the man in the store asked him if he knew about a mini greatest hits cd being realeased with JPP. He said it has 8 songs but that no one is supposed to know about it till monday, it was supposed to be a special suprise for Aerosmith fans. He also said it was limited edition and should cost about £8:00...

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Number 1!

I don't know if it is true but Fox News has reported that Just Push Play is the #1 album this week! They also said Aerosmith has a "monster smash hit with Just Push Play."

March 9, 2001


Tyler and Perry were on the radio this afternoon, 102.7 WNEW (Opie & Anthony) in NYC to be exact, talking about the album, their *nSync Halftime show and their touring plans, including their schedule ... here's the goods..

Next Friday (03/16) - Virgin Megastore signing (rescheduled)
Next Saturday - Saturday Night Live
Next Sunday - off
Next Monday - Letterman
Next Tuesday - Possibly (if time allows) doing an appearance at WNEW's Opie and Anthony show.

As for the tour, it'll start in the U.S. in June and continue throughout the U.S. hitting "all the slammin' spots". And then "we'll see what happens from there".

Mark those calendars.. It's gonna be an Aero-Summer! :0)



Just Push Play in Australia

    HMV have an in-store advertising with the release date of JPP as 12th March, not the 19th. So it might be out this Monday, like in Europe...

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Picture of UK Jaded 7" Single


    Numbered Limited Edition Shaped 7" Picture Disc
    Tracks: Side 1 Jaded, Side 2 - Angel's Eye
    Cat No 67093177

    Numbered Limited Edition Shaped 7'' Picture Disc

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March 8, 2001

Boston Herald Article

    Yesterday's Boston Herald had this article and pic of Steven on a dogsled...


    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith mounts a dogsled to deliver his band's new CD to Strawberries in Cambridge yesterday. (Staff photo by Tara Bricking)
    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith mounts a dogsled to deliver his band's new CD to Strawberries in Cambridge yesterday. (Staff photo by Tara Bricking)

    Amazing Aerosmith Pushes on
    by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa

    Wednesday, March 7, 2001

    Memo to Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler: We don't care what the suits at Columbia Records told you - just because you produced your own CD doesn't mean you have to deliver them to the stores!

    But Steven - ever-the salesman - wouldn't let the wacky weather keep him from his appointed rounds, so he hopped a dogsled yesterday to Just Push the Bad Boys' brand spankin' new CD ``Just Push Play'' to Strawberries in Cambridge.

    Because any enterprising entrepreneur worth his designer ski suit knows customers are waaaaaay too Jaded these days by the lack of personal service!

    After the delivery, filmed for MTV's ``Total Request Live,'' Steven & Company headed over to VideoLink to appear via satellite on Carson Daly's show.

    Now, we hear the Bad Boys were supposed to do the interview and perform from New York's Times Square. But the weather grounded Aeroforce One and forced the band to do the satellite thing from Watertown. So as a goof on the Blizzard of the Millennium, the VideoLinkers beamed up beach scenes on the screen behind them!

    During the broadcast, Steven told Carson they were in Maui. But then he, the band and the cameras headed out into the snow where they passed out CDs to fans who heard Aerosmith was being 'Linked from Hunt Street.

    Sounds like one for the Hall of Fame!

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About the postponed signing in New York...

    Steven and Joe were on the Opie & Anthony radio show (102.7 NYC)... They said they were going to reschedule the Virgin appearance for next Friday 3/16. They will be in town for their SNL appearance (3/17) then.


    Army of Robot Women Stopped by Mother Nature
    Although nothing can stop the furious assault of rock and roll, the threat of snow seems to have slowed it to the ferocity of a high-altitude cook-off. What was I saying? Oh yeah. There will be no Manhattan Mega, Virgin Megastore in-store event. The Robot Women will be under lock and key until further notice.
    Keep on rocking, but please, stay warm.

    From the Virgin Mega website:

    To Be Announced
    Aerosmith In-store
    UPDATE: Due to storms in the Northeastern part of the US, many of Aerosmith's New York appearances, including their one at the Virgin Megastore Times Square, has been postponed. Please note: All passes issued to date for the in-store will be honored on a later date to be announced shortly. Please continue visiting VIRGINMEGA.COM for updated news regarding this event.

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Wondering about the new fan club address in JPP?

    When asked if there was a reason for the different address for the Aerosmith Fan Club a person at AF1 answered:

    "That is the address we usually forward the band's mail to. We changed things around this time and are having all mail sent to them and then they will forward AF1 items to us."

    Question: Will there be some changes as far as 'who' runs the fan club?

    "We don't know of any changes that are being made at this time."

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'Top 365 songs of 20th Century'

    The 365 top songs of the 20th century, as selected by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America, were released today, and Aerosmith made the list... Walk this Way ranked 267.

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" and Bing Crosby dreaming of a "White Christmas" top the 365 "Songs of the Century" announced Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America.
    The list is designed as a way for schools to teach the appreciation of how music is developed, they said in a joint statement. An NEA official said the songs could also open a window on social and economic conditions of the times when they appeared.

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Mark Hudson on Rock n Roll Jeopardy

    Much More Music aired a repeat of Rock n Roll Jeopardy which included Aerosmith co-writer Mark Hudson playing...

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Just Push Play review from VH1

Just Push Play

They like to say there aren't any second acts in American life, but if there's ever been an exception to that rule - at least in rock and roll terms - it's got to be Aerosmith. Remember (and it's probably safe to say that most of their current legion of fans physically can't; ain't that a testament to whatever) that Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and crew were just about dead and buried a good two full decades ago, after their initial mid-'70s run as a secondhand U.S. version of the Rolling Stones. Indeed, it was right around '78, when said Stones were making their street-cred "comeback" with Some Girls, that Aerosmith's career cookie was starting to crumble under the weight of all their drug 'n' debauchery icing.

Well, 20-plus years later and it's Jagger and Richards who seem old and in the way, while Aerosmith grow more deliriously old and in your face with each passing fad. Suffice it to say that in 2001, the only pertinent drug talk re Aerosmith is Viagra - which is precisely what these recalcitrant geezers are to the world of "old school" rock. Sure, maybe none of this would've happened had it not been for Run-D.M.C. and "Walk This Way" in '86. But think of what Aerosmith have accomplished since then. Now think about Run-D.M.C. in that same time span. We rest our case - and without calling Liv to the stand, either.

Of course, if you still need proof, drop the laser just about anywhere on their brand-spankin' new CD, Just Push Play, and hear it for yourself. Sure, "Jaded" sounds like Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days" turned sideways, but as Zep were just the Yardbirds turned sideways, and Perry's always been more Beck than Page, we look at it as tradition, not theft. Same goes for "Trip Hoppin'", which is a tad reminiscent of Deep Purple's synapse-destroying early '70s classic "Space Truckin'," and features the wonderful line, "Ain't no smokin' fantasy/ 'Cuz lovin' u is trippin' to me." As they say, love is the drug. Then there's the day-glo-flavored "Sunshine," which references "Alice in Wonderland" ("The caterpillar's tryin' to cop a plea/ But the smoke ain't got nothin' on me" ... hmm, do we detect a pattern here?), and is a bona fide power-popper sporting some nifty backwards guitar from Perry and a terrific vocal from Tyler. Equally full of lust, but minus the allusions, is "Light Inside", a tutorial on how to make a great rock track with only the barest use of either chords or melody - and kudos to Tom Hamilton for some remarkable underground-testing bass lines on this what's-it-to-ya noisefest.

Granted, not everything here is top drawer scarf-worthy. "Under My Skin" is rife with riff but not much substance, the string-y "Fly Away From Home" tries much too hard to recreate the "Dream On" vibe, and the album's big-ballad closer, "Avant Garden," seeks more from its thin-imaged title than it ultimately gets. Still, it's worth noting that the album works to a middle-of-the-set peak - which means that Aerosmith understands the dynamics of CD construction better than bands half its age. Who said you can't teach old dogs new tricks?

Billy Altman

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March 7, 2001

Boston Globe Article

This story ran on page B8 of the Boston Globe on 3/6/2001.

Aerosmith is right at home with 'Play'

By Steve Morse, Globe Staff, 3/6/2001

Normally, Aerosmith jets off to such cities as Miami, Los Angeles, or Vancouver to record new songs. This time, however, they let the music do the talking in their home studios on Boston's South Shore.

''It's definitely a South Shore record,'' Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says of ''Just Push Play,'' which hits the stores today.

The home cooking worked wonders, because this is a more rock-inspired, meat-and-potatoes album than anything the Bad Boys of Boston have made in recent years. The first single, ''Jaded,'' is already shooting up the charts (No.18 on Billboard's Top 100), but it's a mere appetizer for the high-voltage rock that accompanies it on ''Just Push Play'': ''Under My Skin,'' ''Trip Hoppin','' ''Beyond Beautiful'' (with an electric sitar intro from Perry), and ''Light Inside.''

Classic Aerosmith boogie riffs are combined with two horn-stoked numbers (with Tower of Power guesting), some obligatory power ballads (to keep MTV happy), a lot of Beatles-esque hooks and harmonies, some turntable scratching (a first for Aerosmith and courtesy of Perry's son, Tony), and a trenchant, Steven Tyler hip-hop vocal in ''Outta Your Head,'' about the mystery of dealing with the female species.

The album was recorded digitally on a Pro Tools computer (''I was afraid of it sounding too slick,'' says Perry), but the energy of the performances, many of them first takes on the part of Tyler and Perry, still burns through. ''I'd blow some amps up, get a sound, and let it rip,'' says Perry,who did the guitar solos at the Boneyard (his home studio), where bassist Tom Hamilton and rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford also played many of their parts. Tyler did a lot of the vocals at his home studio, the Bryer Patch, while the drums were recorded at Long View Farm in North Brookfield.

The Boneyard was also where he and Tyler wrote many of the songs, with assistance from Mark Hudson (who helped write a previous Aerosmith hit, ''Livin' on the Edge'') and Marti Fredericksen, who had worked on band songs ''Nine Lives'' and ''Something's Gotta Give.''

The making of Aerosmith's last album, ''Nine Lives,'' involved many distractions, including a change in producers, a change in managers, and a prolonged absence by drummer Joey Kramer. But this time, the biggest problem appeared to be which instrument to pull out of Perry's basement.

''My house is like a musical museum,'' he says. ''I've got everything from a hurdy-gurdy and sitars, to electronic tablas. And if it's got strings, it's probably downstairs.''

The recording went quickly - and, in a rarity for superstar bands, the album was delivered ahead of schedule.

''I'm a bottom-line person and there were some things that we did differently this time,'' says Perry. ''One, we didn't leave the room until there were some lyrics. We would write a riff, then put the lyrics on it. In the morning, we'd put a guitar riff down over a drum machine and by the afternoon, there would be a basic song, and by that night we'd be doing a rough mix of it. I never went back and redid my guitar solos, and Steven never went back and redid his vocals.

''Of course, we added some stuff - like we might add a harmony or change a lyric and tweak stuff like that - but the basic performances were all keepers. That's why it feels fresh,'' he adds. ''It was the old way of doing music. You're not rehearsing the band to death, then going into a real studio to try to re-create it. As the stuff is being thought of and written, you're getting it.''

Experimentation was clearly encouraged; it varied from Tyler adding his 12-year-old daughter, Chelsea, on a backup vocal for ''Under My Skin,'' to Perry running a microphone cord into his bathroom to get a livelier sound on guitar solos. ''Instead of some guy saying, `Well, I don't know if the studio will let you cut a hole in the floor,' I just did it,'' says Perry. ''There's now a hole in the bathroom floor that goes up to my shower stall so I can put an amp in there. That's where I sang the vocals to `Drop Dead Gorgeous' [Perry's only lead vocal on the record, but a memorable one] and where I did the solo for `Sunshine.'''

Releasing the record ahead of its original March 20 date was partly to take advantage of Aerosmith's momentum from its recent Super Bowl performance. The group will now prepare for a summer tour due to stop for multiple nights at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, before heading off to some places the band hasn't played before, such as Southeast Asia.

''We're never bored by what we're doing,'' says Perry. ''And I love picking up Billboard to see if we've still got it. I know Steven and the other guys feel the same way. We're all still in it for today.''


Aerosmith mention in The Virgin Suicides

Mike Robbins reports:

Hey listen, I just finished watching a good movie called "The Virgin Suicides", with James Woods and Kathleen Turner as the VERY over-protective parents of five daughters (babe Kirsten Dunst being the 2nd oldest daughter, "Lux"). in a quiet suburban neighborhood in the mid-1970's.

Anyway, to get to the point...about maybe 3/4's into the movie, Lux's mom orders her to burn her collection of rock records (no more than 1/2 a milk-crate full, from what I'd noticed).
Lux, crying, takes the records down stairs and over to the fireplace, where her mom stands there, looking on.
Lux picks up a Kiss "Hotter Than Hell" record, looks up at her mom, and says "pleeease, don't make me do this", to which her mother replies, "burn it".
The Kiss record gets the fire.
Lux picks another record out of her crate, looks at it, and whines "awe, mom, Aerosmith!, come on, PLEASE don't make me burn this, PLEASE! (lo and behold, Lux is holding a copy of the Rocks Lp), and this one is SAVED!!!!

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March 6, 2001

Just Push Play TODAY!

Don't forget today is the official release date for Aerosmith's new album!! (in the USA) I'm going to get my copy right now.


Just Push Play Review from NY Post

"Just Push Play"
Over the last 25 years Aerosmith - the little band with the big, big sound - has transcended all the musical crazes those years brought by consistently whipping the music to a rock 'n' roll froth. It's a simple formula that everybody knows and everybody forgets, except Aerosmith.

With 100 million record sales behind them, the band today unveils "Just Push Play" - Aerosmith's first studio disc in more than four years.

The CD features a dozen tunes smoking with the unmistakable Aerosmith brand of crunch guitars, driving rhythms and Steven Tyler's squeeze-it-'til-it-squeals vocals.

Although this is a brand new record, fans are going to immediately cozy up to "Play" because it sounds just as it should. No wonder, considering it was produced by virgin knob twirlers and Aerosmith principals Tyler and his guitarist-pal Joe Perry.

While the band debuts the entire record today, most of the world has already heard its first single, "Jaded," which the group performed at the American Music Awards and again during this year's Super Bowl halftime performance. "Jaded" is a good rock song, it even has a slight stutter to it ("ja-ja-ja-jaded"), but it only hints at the heights Aerosmith achieves on the title track as well as "Trip Hoppin'," "Under My Skin" and the scratch 'n' roll masterpiece "Outta Your Head."

Between these rockers are the power ballads. Don't mistake the slow tempo numbers as album filler because it is on these where Tyler really gives his voice a full workout, offering a fine, manly blues/rock attack rather than boyish bombast. His vocal grit 'n' gravel is totally on here and will even surprise longtime admirers when he mounts the top of the range controlled-scream that spikes in the final track "Avant Garden."

Perry's guitar work is excellent throughout but if there is a single instrumental combination to highlight on this disc it's when Perry introduces "Beyond Beautiful" with the strains of an ancient hurdy gurdy and then leaps into a powerhouse metal guitar riff that refuses to yield even for Tyler's vocals. "Beyond Beautiful" will be one of the songs from "Play" to become a performance favorite for Aerosmith because it allows Perry enough room to really strut his stuff.

While next week's induction of Aerosmith into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is testament to the band's place in music history "Just Push Play" says they aren't ready for rocking chairs yet.

Aerosmith fans take note: today's scheduled appearance by the band, accompanied by "an army of robot women," at the Times Square Virgin Megastore has been postponed due to inclement weather.


More new Aerosmith photos!!

Here's two more awesome band shots! From Just Push Play. Click on the pics below to see the full-size versions...

    Aerosmith Photo #1 Aerosmith Photo #2

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Joe on NYC's Q104 this morning

Before Steven and Joe called into Howard Stern, Joe was on Q104 at around 7:40am. He spoke about recording the album in his basement, etc. He referred back to his teenage years when he had a wall of amps in his garage and blew away his mom and his neighbors and said things aren't much different today, he still has a wall of amps in one of his garage bays and is sure his neighbors are turning their heads. Buchman asked him about the Rolling Stone article and Joe said it was pretty much on the money (surprisingly). He asked Joe about the Super Bowl show and told Joe how it was great to be able to watch the show with his 14-year old daughter and show her that her band (NSYNC) was influenced by Aerosmith and how great it is to see the roots of rock and roll still strong today. He asked Joe if he was eyeing Britney Spears during that show and Joe was like yeah but I have a kid who's older than her so you kinda don't think about her like that when you realize she's only 19. Joe said the reason they picked Kid Rock to induct them into the Hall of Fame is because traditionally, you're supposed to pick someone who's been influenced by you. He said that Kid Rock was on his short list right away. When asked if they were going to make up the instore cd signing Joe was like yeah, don't worry, we'll be out there for 2 years doing this stuff.



Kid Rock to Jam with Aerosmith?

This morning when Joe Perry called into Q104 in New York City to talk about the album coming out today he also said that Kid Rock will be inducting them into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and that they were planning to jam with him....

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Steven and Joe on Howard Stern This Morning

Howard kept trying to get Steven and Joe to admit that they don't get along off stage and they kept insisting that they do. He said "you guys don't socialize" and they said sure they do. He brought up how they had to go to therapy together and asked Steven if he was still difficult to get along with. He also tried to get them to say that they cheat on their wives. Howard said "I bet Joe gets laid more than 20 guys and Steven too". Steven told him that he was going to get him in trouble. He told S&J that they must have tons of money and what they're favorite toys are. Steven said he has an extremely quiet electric 4-wheeler and night-vision goggles and goes out at night when no one can see him but he can see everything. For some reason, Howard didn't believe him and kinda brushed it off. Then he kept trying to get them to admit that they're so rich that they have houses on islands and private jets. The guys said that they are well off but don't have a private jet and all that and are not as rich as Howard was saying. Joe said that they have to pay ex-managers and ex-wives, etc. Then Steven said they would visit Howard soon and Robin said, "do we need to pay for your car fare?" and Joe said "just have some lunch meat there for us".



The AOL chat last night

Here are a couple things the boys had to say...

1. The tour will start in June and Joe says that they will probably be out on the road for two years.

2. The band is in Boston, which is why all the NY things are getting cancelled. Steven said they were going to do The Today Show NEXT week, but didn't say what day.

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Liv Tyler on the cover of new mag


Liv and Mia Tyler Cipriani's, New York
Monday 5 March 2001
Gotham, the new magazine about all things New York, celebrated its launch last night. And where better than the palatial New York landmark, Cipriani's, home of the Bellini. Guests also came dressed in appropriately New York fashion, with the first issue's cover-girl Liv Tyler and Mira Sorvino covering up in black trouser suits, Heidi Klum and Jill Hennessy in shimmery fabrics and boots, and Anabella Sciorra certainly not standing on ceremony in her faded jeans and woolly jumper. It was all terribly Sex and the City, with not a trad party dress in sight. Monica Lewinsky carried one of her own handbags; Betsey Johnson carried her dog.


March 4, 2001

Aerosmith signing postponed

    According to the Virgin Megastore phone line 212-921-1020, the signing has been postponed due to the storm. It says more details will be announced on Monday and that people should listen to KROCK for further info, however, the brainiacs at KROCK are still promoting it as if it's still happening on


March 3, 2001

New Aerosmith photos!!


    Aerosmith Photo #1 Aerosmith Photo #2 Aerosmith Photo #3

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Article and video clip from

In this article from there's also a clip of the boys peforming Jaded, with Joe playing a Bo Diddley guitar model, and a little interview...



    Rock mammoths Aerosmith are set to return to the world of music this month with a brand new album 'Just Push Play' on March 12th and the single 'Jaded' next week.

dotmusic's roving reporter caught up with the American five-piece and found out just why it's been four years between records. We were also curious to hear more about the first ever politically motivated song in their staggering 30 year career.

Our video report includes some candid chat with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and co, footage from the video for the new single and promises that they won't be "dropping off anytime soon".

CLICK HERE to watch the clip in Windows Media and
CLICK HERE to watch it in Real Media.

Frontman Tyler explained the significance of their new track 'Jaded'. He said: "The more information we get, with the Internet, the more you realise everyone is jaded. It's never what it seems to be.

"From the submarine hitting the boat, to the Kennedy Assassination, to our last President's last ten days in office …what kind of people were these that he was pardoning, what's up?

"It just never is what is seems to be and this song is about a girl who is overly jaded with too much information, she's got too much …Everything she does is the same but it's way out there."

Tyler also reveals exactly what they've all been up to since their last long-player, 1997's 'Nine Lives', insisting that they haven't been sitting on their laurels since then.

"It's been four years since the last record but we have been on tour for two of those four and it took a year and a half to write this records," explains the singer.

"I went to Japan in between and I took my knee out and he (drummer Joey Kramer) roasted marshmallows in his Ferrari. So there has been a lot going on."

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Just Push Play lyrics soon at


I will be adding the complete lyrics later this week. For now you can find most of the lyrics of Just Push Play at the following page



Aerosmith in Italian Musica magazine

the cover of Musica Aerosmith are in the latest issue of the Italian magazine Musica. Steven is on the cover of the mag which has a 4 page Aerosmith article, including a short interview with Steven and Joe.
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Aerosmith article in Revolver Mag. #4

Eat 'em & smile


Aerosmith prepare for yet another feast on the American charts. Unliklely as it seems, 2001 is shaping up to be the Year of Aerosmith. A fiery performance on the otherwise sleepy American Music Awards and a raucous mini-set during the Super Bowl's half-time show have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that, more than a quarter century after the release of their debut album, these well-worn veterans can easily hold their own in today's teeny-bopping musical climate. And it all comes just as the group's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cements Aerosmith's status as one of pop music's most important outfits.
"Doing the Super Bowl and playing in front of 800 million viewers was something that I get to put on a list of shit that I've done, like piloting a World War II fighter plane," says lead guitarist Joe Perry with a grin. "But I have mixed feelings about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
"It's too soon," interjects vocalist Steven Tyler. "It's like the end of something. It's a great club to belong to, but it just doesn't feel right."
"May be if we had less going on right now we'd be a little more into it," Perry concludes.
Perry and Tyler's reservations are understandable. Few bands in the hall are still on active duty, and even fewer are releasing records that their labels expect will be smash hits. Aerosmith, however, are no strangers to beating the odds - their massive late-Eighties come back was a glorious rock and roll miracle in itself - so it really comes as no surprise that this first year in the new millennium should find them on the verge of releasing "Just Push Play", their strongest outing since 1989's "Pump". The new album, which grafts Beatles inspired pop hooks onto slabs of Stones-meet-Zeppelin riffs, is exactly what we've come to expect from Aerosmith. But "Just Push Play", which benefits from a refreshingly rough-and-ready swagger notably absent from the group's last two albums, also marks their first stab at self-production. "Quite frankly, the whole process of making records had become a very by-the-numbers thing for us," says Perry. "We would spend months demoing the songs and then have to go in with a producer who would make us do everything over again, just to put his stamp on it."
"Producers have to justify their existence," says Tyler. "They like to think that they're brought in to do a job. God forbid they should use the demo! Then they won't get credit! If I played you the 'Janie's Got A Gun' demo, you'd shit! It sounds just as good as the track that got released." If Aerosmith were determined that "Just Push Play" should remain in the family, the band's label was anything but thrilled by the group's decision. "I could give you the political answer and say that I knew they could do it all along," says John Klodner, Aerosmith's A&R man and some-time-guru. "But I would be lying. I was very woried about the project and wasn't sure that they could pull it off. You can imagine my relief when I heard the tapes and found that they had managed to prove my doubts unfounded. I think they did as good a job or better than any producer could have with the material."
Truth be told, Tyler and Perry, whose highly publicized recoveries from substance abuse had left them unaccustomed to overseeing the more mundane aspects of their lives, grappled with their fair share of doubt as well. "When you get sober, you letgo of a lot of stuffand let other people do it because you can't do it all yourself," says Perry. "When we decided to do this record ourselves, we weren't, like, just taking control because of our egos."
"One of the reasons we've made as far as we have is that we've remained open to outside suggestions and listened to what people we trusted had to say," Tyler concludes. "It's so easy to become a belligerent son of a bitch for the wrong reasons - so easy to say, Fuck you, man, I know what I'm doing. I wrote 'Walk This Way'!"

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VH1 Top Ten Countdown

On this program Jaded has moved up to #8 (from #10). They don't show the entire video; however, they do have a couple of interview bits (one with Tom, two with Steven) spliced throughout the video.

If you want to catch this on tape, here are dates/times when it repeats:

Sunday, March 4th
1:00 a.m. EST / 12:00 a.m. CST
8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST

Monday, March 5th
11:00 a.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. CST

Tuesday, March 6th
2:00 a.m. EST / 1:00 a.m. CST
10:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. CST

rock this way


Just Push Play review from the Edmonton Sun

    New Aerosmith CD sheer dumb fun
    Edmonton Sun


    The toys are no longer in the attic. They are in the living room, the kitchen, the den, strewn all over the stairs. With no one to clean them up - no big-name producer-mother to rein in the rampant self-indulgence - they've taken over the place.

    It's party time. These 50-year-old boys are having a riot.

    Sheer dumb fun is the main strength of Just Push Play, in stores Tuesday. Chock full of excess, sex, swagger, inspired silliness and barely controlled chaos, it's not a cerebral rock record. It's aimed at the gut - or perhaps just a little bit lower.

    Yes, I know: big surprise.

    Aerosmith's funkiest album to date is produced by the "Boneyard Boys," which includes singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. They obviously did whatever they wanted. The lush clutter of sounds - Arabian percussion, loops, rapping, guitars, more samples than a Snoop Dogg record - might swamp a lesser band into submission, but Tyler is such a commanding presence that he soars above the madding fray. He goes for the gusto from the first track, Beyond Beautiful, and in trademark bombastic soul ballads like Fly Away From Here. He still thinks he's the hard rock Wilson Pickett and we're not going to argue with him.

    If the Boneyard Boys weren't stoned out of their minds, they made a good case for it. Tyler raps in the title track, "Smokin' up the ganja, damned if you do, yeah, but don't get any on ya, kickin' off the cashmere, puttin' on the kasbah ..." and so on into delightful Aerosmith absurdity.

    Surreal shades of Lewis Carroll are obvious in Sunshine, while the musical mayhem and sexual bravado reaches its peak in the wild and crazy Outta Your Head, featuring Tyler at his white rappin' best. Whine if you like, but rap in rock is here to stay.

    Walk this way, or run, if you must - Just Push Play is another winner.

    Track Listing
    1. Beyond Beautiful
    2. Just Push Play
    3. Jaded
    4. Fly Away From Here
    5. Trip Hoppin'
    6. Sunshine
    7. Under My Skin
    8. Luv Lies
    9. Outta Your Head
    10. Drop Dead Gorgeous
    11. Light Inside
    12. Avant Garden

The toys are no longer in the attic. They are in the living room, the kitchen, the den, strewn all over the stairs. With no one to clean them up - no big-name producer-mother to rein in the rampant self-indulgence - they've taken over the place.

It's party time. These 50-year-old boys are having a riot.

Sheer dumb fun is the main strength of Just Push Play, in stores Tuesday. Chock full of excess, sex, swagger, inspired silliness and barely controlled chaos, it's not a cerebral rock record. It's aimed at the gut - or perhaps just a little bit lower.

Yes, I know: big surprise.

Aerosmith's funkiest album to date is produced by the "Boneyard Boys," which includes singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. They obviously did whatever they wanted. The lush clutter of sounds - Arabian percussion, loops, rapping, guitars, more samples than a Snoop Dogg record - might swamp a lesser band into submission, but Tyler is such a commanding presence that he soars above the madding fray. He goes for the gusto from the first track, Beyond Beautiful, and in trademark bombastic soul ballads like Fly Away From Here. He still thinks he's the hard rock Wilson Pickett and we're not going to argue with him.

If the Boneyard Boys weren't stoned out of their minds, they made a good case for it. Tyler raps in the title track, "Smokin' up the ganja, damned if you do, yeah, but don't get any on ya, kickin' off the cashmere, puttin' on the kasbah ..." and so on into delightful Aerosmith absurdity.

Surreal shades of Lewis Carroll are obvious in Sunshine, while the musical mayhem and sexual bravado reaches its peak in the wild and crazy Outta Your Head, featuring Tyler at his white rappin' best. Whine if you like, but rap in rock is here to stay.

Walk this way, or run, if you must - Just Push Play is another winner.

Track Listing
1. Beyond Beautiful
2. Just Push Play
3. Jaded
4. Fly Away From Here
5. Trip Hoppin'
6. Sunshine
7. Under My Skin
8. Luv Lies
9. Outta Your Head
10. Drop Dead Gorgeous
11. Light Inside
12. Avant Garden

March 2, 2001

Aerosmith World is now open!


Aerosmith World, created by is now up and running. You will have to download the program to run it.  Click here to download or to find out more information on Aeroworld.



Aerosmith Just Push Play Radio Debut

I Listened to the radio broadcast I heard every song they played except the first, one and I must say It is definitely new ground for Aerosmith. Every song on the album seem to be different. I think it will be a great album. It has a little bit for pretty much every Aerosmith fan. For the people that  missed the radio broadcast last night I am posting which radio stations are going to play this album debut this weekend. (again) Different radio stations are playing at different times and days. Remember if you don't see a local radio station check out one these radio stations websites, chances are they have a webcast.

Here is the listings of all the radio stations playing the Just Push Play album. 

Aberdeen, WA KDUX 104.7
Abilene, TX KEYJ 107.9 3/3 @ 10pm
Albany, GA WJAD 103.5 3/2 @ 9pm
Albany, NY WPYX 106.5 3/3 @ 12mid
Alexandria, LA KZMZ 96.9 3/4 @
Altoona, PA WBXQ 94.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Anchorage, AK KBFX 100.5 3/2 @6pm, 3/3 @ 6pm
Appleton, WI WAPL 105.7 3/2 @ 8pm
Asheville, NC WQNS 104.9 3/1 @ 10pm
Asheville, NC WQNQ 104.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Athens, GA WPUP 103.7 3/3 @ 9pm
Atlanta, GA WKLS 96.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Atlantic City, NJ WZXL 100.7 3/4 @ 10am
Augusta, GA WCHZ 95.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Austin, TX KLBJ 93.7 3/1 @ 10pm
Baltimore, MD WIYY 97.9 3/1 @ 7pm
Bangor, ME WKIT 100.3 3/4 @ 12noon
Batesville, AR KZLE 93.1 3/1 @ 8pm
Beaumont, TX KIOC 106.1 3/4 @ 9pm
Bend, OR KTWS 98.3 3/1 @ 9pm
Billings, MT KRKX 103.7 3/4 @
Binghamton, NY WKGB 92.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Bismarck, ND KBYZ 96.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Boston, MA WBCN 104.1 3/4 @ 10am
Boston, MA WZLX 100.7 3/2 @ 10pm
Bowling Green, KY WBLG 107.1 3/3 @
Brainard, MN KLIZ 107.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Bryan, TX KTSR 92.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Buffalo, NY WGRF 96.9 3/4 @ 9pm
Burlington, VT WIZN 106.7
Butte, MT KMBR 95.5 3/3 @ 9:30pm
Canton, OH WRQK 106.9 3/4 @ 10pm
Cape Cod, MA WPXC 102.9
Carbondale, IL WTAO 105.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Cedar Rapids, IA KRNA 94.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Champaign, IL WGKC 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Charleston, SC WYBB 98.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Charleston, WV WKLC 105.1 3/3 @ 10pm
Charlottesville, VA WWWV 97.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Chattanooga, TN WRXR 105.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Chicago, IL WLUP 97.9 3/2 @ 9pm
Clarksburg, WV WCLG 100.1
Cleveland, OH WMMS 100.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Clinton, MO KLRQ 96.1 3/1 @
Colchstr/Brlngtn, VT WCPV 101.3 3/4 @ 5pm
College Station, TX KTSR 92.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Columbia, MO KCMQ 96.7 3/4 @ 6pm
Columbia, SC WMFX 102.3
Columbus, GA WVRK 102.9
Columbus, MS WSMS 99.9 3/2 @ 9pm
Corning, NY WPHD 94.7
Corpus Christi, TX KNCN 101.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Davenport, IA KCQQ 106.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Dayton, OH WTUE 104.7
Denver, CO KRFX 103.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Des Moines, IA KAZR 103.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Detroit, MI WRIF 101.1 3/1 @ 10pm, 3/4 @ 8pm
Dubuque, IA KXGE 102.3 3/3 @
Duluth, MN KQDS 94.9
Elmira, NY WPHD 94.7 3/4 @ 9pm
Erie, PA WRKT 100.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Eugene, OR KZEL 96.9 3/3 @ 8pm
Evansville, IN WGBF 103.1 3/1 @ 9pm
Fargo, ND KPFX 107.9 3/4 @ 10pm
Farmington, NM KRWN 92.9 3/3 @ 6pm
Fayetteville, NC WRCQ 103.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Fergus Falls, MN KZCR 103.3 3/3 @
Flagstaff, AZ KZGL 101.7 3/2 @ 7pm
Flint, MI WRXF 103.1 3/1 @ 10pm
Florence, SC WMXT 102.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Fresno, CA KJFX 95.7 3/3 @ 8pm
Ft. Lauderdale, FL WBGG 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Ft. Smith, AR KLSZ 102.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Ft. Walton Bch, FL WKSM 99.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Ft. Wayne, IN WBYR 98.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Grand Junction, CO KKNN 95.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Grand Rapids, MI WKLQ 94.5 3/4 @ 7pm
Grand Rapids, MI WLAV 96.9 3/4 @ 12 noon
Green Bay, WI WAPL 105.7 3/2 @ 8pm
Greensboro, NC WKRR 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Greenville, SC WSFL 106.5
Greenville, SC WROQ 101.1 3/3 @
Hagerstown, MD WQCM 96.7 3/4 @ 5pm
Hannibal, MO KZZK 105.9 3/2 @ 10pm
Harrisburg, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Hattiesburg, MS WMFM 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Hays, KS KFIX 96.9
Helena, MT KZMT 101.1 3/2 @ 8pm
Honolulu, HI KPMW 105.5
Huntington, WV WKLC 105.1 3/3 @ 10pm
Huntsville, AL WTAK 106.1 3/3 @ 11pm
Indianapolis, IN WFBQ 94.7 3/4 @ 10pm
Iowa City, IA KRNA 94.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Ithaca, NY WVBR 93.5 3/1 @ 8:30pm
Jackson, MS WSTZ 106.7 3/1 @ 10pm
Jamestown, ND KSJZ 93.3 3/2 @ 4pm
Johnstown, PA WQKK 92.1
Joliet, IL WLLI 96.7 3/2 @
Jonesboro, AR KDEZ 100.5 3/2 @
Jonesboro, AR KZLE 93.1 3/1 @ 8pm
Joplin, MO KXDG 97.9
Juneau, AK KSUP 106.3 3/3 @ 6pm
Kalamazoo, MI WRKR 107.7 3/1 @ 9pm
Kennewick, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Ketchum, ID KECH 95.3 3/1 @ 7pm
Keyser, WV WQZK 94.1 3/2 @ 10pm
Knoxville, TN WIMZ 103.5 3/2 @ 10pm
LaCrosse, WI WRQT 95.7 3/3 @ 8pm
Lafayette, IN WKHY 93.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Lake Charles, LA KKGB 101.3
Lancaster, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Lansing, MI WJXQ 106.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Las Vegas, NV KOMP 92.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Laurel, MS WMFM 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Lewiston, ID KOZE 96.5
Lincoln, NE KIBZ 106.3 3/4 @ 4pm
Los Angeles, CA KLOS 95.5 3/4 @ 9pm
Macon, GA WQBZ 106.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Madison, WI WIBA 101.5 3/2 @ 10pm
Madisonville, KY WKTG 93.9
Manchester, NH WNHI 93.3 3/1 @ 10pm
Manhattan, KS KMKF 101.5 3/2 @ 1pm
Mankato, MN KXLP 93.1 3/1 @
Marion, IL WTAO 105.1 3/4 @ 7pm
Memphis, TN WEGR 102.7 3/1 @ 7pm
Miami, FL WBGG 105.9 3/4 @ 8pm
Milwaukee, WI WLZR 102.9 3/4 @ 7pm
Minneapolis, MN KXXR 93.7 3/4 @ 9pm
Minot, ND KZPR 105.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Mobile, AL WTKX 101.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Montgomery, AL WXFX 95.1 3/1 @ 9pm
Morgantown, WV WCLG 100.1
Myrtle Beach, SC WSEA 100.3 3/3 @ 6pm
Nashville, TN WNPL 106.7
Neillsville, WI WCCN 107.5 3/1 @ 6pm
New Bern, NC WSFL 106.5
New Haven, CT WPLR 99.1 3/4 @ 4pm
New Lexington, OH WWJM 105.9 3/4 @ 10pm
New Ulm, MN KXLP 93.1
New York City, NY WAXQ 104.3 3/4 @ 8pm
Oakland, CA KOFX 90.9 3/3 @ 6pm
Oklahoma City, OK KATT 100.5 3/4 @ 7pm
Omaha, NE KEZO 92.3 3/4 @ 6pm
Ottawa, KS KOFO 1220am
Owensboro, KY WXCM 97.1 3/4 @ 10pm
Paris, TX KBUS 101.9 3/3 @ 4pm
Park Hills, MO KDBB 104.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Parkersburg, WV WRZZ 106.1 3/2 @ 7pm
Pensacola, FL WTKX 101.5 3/4 @ 6pm
Peoria, IL WWCT 105.7 3/4 @ 6pm
Philadelphia, PA WYSP 94.1
Port Arthur, TX KIOC 106.1 3/4 @ 9pm
Portland, ME WBLM 102.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Portland, OR KGON 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Prescott, AZ KZGL 101.7 3/2 @ 7pm
Quincy, IL KZZK 105.9 3/2 @ 10pm
Rapid City, SD KSQY 95.1 3/4 @ 8pm
Redding, CA KRRX 106.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Reno, NV KOZZ 105.7 3/3 @ 10pm
Richland, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Rochester, MN KRCH 101.7
Rochester, NY WCMF 96.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Rock Isl/Moline, IL KCQQ 106.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Salida, CO KSBV 93.7
San Diego, CA KGB 101.5 3/1 @ 7pm
San Francisco, CA KSAN 107.7
San Luis Obispo, CA KZOZ 93.3 3/4 @ 10am
Sault St. Marie, MI WSUE 101.3 3/4 @ 9pm
Savannah, GA WIXV 95.5 3/3 @ 10pm
Seattle/Tacoma, WA KISW 99.9 3/4 @ 9pm
Sioux Falls, SD KRRO 103.7 3/1 @ 7pm
South Bend, IN WIRX 107.1 3/4 @ 6pm
Spartanburg, SC WROQ 101.1 3/3 @
Springfield, IL WQLZ 92.7 3/1 @ 7pm
Springfield, MA WAQY 102.1 3/2 @
Starkville, MS WSMS 99.9 3/2 @ 9pm
St. Louis, MO KSHE 94.7 3/1 @
Sun Valley, ID KECH 95.3 3/1 @ 7pm
Tallahassee, FL WGLF 104.1 3/2 @ 6pm
Toledo, OH WRWK 106.5 3/1 @ 10pm
Topeka, KS KMKF 101.5 3/2 @ 1pm
Traverse City, MI WKLT 97.5 3/1 @ 9pm
Traverse City, MI WKLZ 98.9 3/1 @ 9pm
Tri Cities, WA KXRX 97.1 3/2 @
Trinidad, CO KCRT 92.5 3/2 @ 7pm
Tucson, AZ KLPX 96.1 3/3 @ 8pm
Tulsa, OK KMOD 97.5 3/4 @ 5pm
Tuscaloosa, AL WRTR 105.5 3/4 @ 8pm
Waco, TX KBRQ 102.5 3/4 @ 10pm
Washington, DC WWDC 101.1
Wasau, WI WMZK 104.1 3/1 @
Wst Palm Bch, FL WKGR 98.7
Wichita, KS KRZZ 96.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Williamsport, PA WZXR 99.3
Wilmington, DE WRDX 94.7 3/3 @ 10pm
Wilmington, NC WRQR 104.5 3/3 @ 8pm
Winchester, VA WFQX 99.3
Winston Salem, NC WKRR 92.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Woodward, OK KWDQ 102.3 3/3 @ 8pm
Yakima, WA KATS 94.5 3/3 @ 8pm
York, PA WQXA 105.7 3/4 @ 8pm
Youngstown, OH WNCD 93.3 3/3 @ 10pm
Zanesville, OH WWJM 105.9 3/4 @ 10pm

Canada (alphabetical order)
Calgary, ALB CJAY 92.1 3/4 @ 5pm
Edmonton, ALB CFBR 100.3 3/4 @ 7pm
Hamilton, ONT CJXY 95.3 3/4 @ 10pm
Montreal, QUE CJFM 95.9 3/1 @ 10pm
Ottawa, ONT CKQB 106.9 3/1 @ 8pm
Regina, SASK CFWF 104.9 3/1 @ 10pm
St. Catharines, ONT CHTZ 97.7 3/1 @ 6pm
Toronto, ONT CKFM 99.9 3/3 @ 8pm
Vancouver, BC CFMI 101.1 3/2 @ 10pm
Victoria, BC CKKQ 100.3 3/4 @ 8pm

Schedule subject to change without notice.


March 1, 2001

Steven Tyler on Access Hollywood this week

The syndicated show Access Hollywood is going to have ST's comments on Liv's engagement.... I think the episode premiere's 3/2 but you need to check local listings.




WHO: Aerosmith, America's premier rock & roll band

WHAT: Aerosmith, accompanied by an army of robot women, will hand
deliver the first copies of the group's new album, Just Push Play,
from a customized armored vehicle in Times Square

WHERE: Virgin Megastore (1540 Broadway, Times Square, Manhattan)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, from 6pm-8pm (Media crews to arrive at 5pm)

Aerosmith have big plans for the unleashing of Just Push Play, the
group's first full-length studio album since 1997's multi-platinum
best-selling Nine Lives. On Tuesday, March 6, at 6pm, the legendary
Boston rockers, accompanied by their army of robot women, will storm
Times Square in a customized armored vehicle to personally
hand-deliver the first copies of Just Push Play to the
Virgin Megastore. Just Push Play includes "Jaded," Aerosmith's
latest hit single.

Having sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide over the course of a
career spanning a quarter century, Aerosmith have not merely survived
and thrived, they've transcended the trends, fads and follies of
their times to become one of the most durable, and perpetually
exciting, forces in popular music. Unique even among the select
handful of rock bands of similar longevity, Aerosmith remains a
potent chart force (Nine Lives debuted at #1 on the Billboard album
chart, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," from the film "Armageddon,"
was #1 on the Hot 100 for four weeks in 1998) and boasts the
original line-up that came together to cut the very first Aerosmith
album back in 1973.


Be one of the first to hear the new album Just Push Play

Be Sure to tune into at 6 pm Today! Just Push Play will kick off!



Aerosmith are on the cover of Q this month!

 Click the link to see the cover.


Blurb from the bottom:
They're rock's most indestructible band.

Aerosmith: Still Sober!

Tyler: "I'll roll a joint for you"

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler claims that he can now handle watching others indulge in drink and drugs without fearing a slide back into his old ways. As one half of the legendary Toxic Twins with guitarist Joe Perry, Tyler’s bid to stay on the wagon in the late 80s was so difficult he banned hard-living support act Guns’n’Roses from coming anywhere near him lest he be tempted by their casual approach to – shall we say – "partying". "I don’t want to preach," claims Tyler in the new issue of Q. "It’s like I told Liv [his actress daughter] the other day – if you want to smoke a joint, I’ll roll it for you. But I don’t think you should. You get so stigmatised about being this sober fucking guy. I got beer and whiskey in my house – I just don’t drink it, because I don’t want to go back there."

Aerosmith’s new album Just Push Play is the first since ditching manager Tim Collins, the man who famously pushed the rapidly self-destructing band into rehab in 1986. "The thinking was, Aerosmith are impossible to deal with and now they’re fired the only person that can handle them," says Perry. "For us, this whole process has been a vindication."

It seems as though the Non-Toxic Twins have come to terms with their highly Toxic past. "Who knows?" says Tyler of his hell-raising days. "I can honestly tell you that, had I not stopped getting high when I did 14 years ago, clearly I could have been into major debauchery at this time."




Win Just Push Play before it comes out!

97.7 HTZ FM ( is giving away Just Push Play cds before they are released!

As you know by now 97.7 will be playing JPP tomorrow night at 6pm est. time. It's going to be 2 hours  long hosted by Steven and Joe themselves.

They announced it as the World Premiere!!!

Anyways here's the contest..

Starting this Friday (until Sunday i think) whenever they play a new track from the album
you have to be the 9th (i think, its always the 9th for this station) caller to get through and you can win the album.

Now I'm not sure how people can get 97.7 in Ontario and New York, and I'm not sure if you qualify if you live somewhere like Afghanistan. But if you're listening online call them toll free at: 1-877-977-4977

Call ahead if you want make sure.



Sunshine Played on the Radio

Ok a Boston radio station Played Sunshine from the new album. Here are the lyrics as we have interpreted them. Its a good song and there is even a guitar solo for all the JP fans.


i sold my soul for a one night stand
I followed alice into wonder land
i ate the mushroom and i dance with the queen
yeah we dancing inbetween all the lines
i followed daylight right into the dark
took to the hatter like a walk in the park
but then i met her yeah she felt so right
no shadow (?) the night yeah it was she
they call her sunshine
the kind that everbody knows
yeah yeah
they call her sunshine
she's finer than a painted rose
yeah yeah
her kind of love is what i adore
what kind of trouble am i in for
my kind of heaven lies in hells back door
and i got more than i need
cause i need sunshine
the kind everbody knows
yeah yeah
my sunshine she's finer than a painted rose
yeah yeah sunshine yeah
i got the karma but it dont come free
i chased that rabbit up an old oak tree
that kind of pill is tryin to cop a plea
the smoke aintt got nothing on me
I got to have my sunshine
the kind that everybody knows
yeah yeah
finer than a painted rose
sunshine the kind that everybody knows
my sunshine she's finer than a painted rose
sunshine yeah yeah


Liv's small part on the new album

The radio station (97.7 HTZ-FM/  mentioned that Liv is credited to whispering during "Avant Garden"


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