Below are news listings
from various sources. The latest news is listed at the top.
If you hear of any Aerosmith news send it my way. I will post it here.
May 28, 2000
May 26, 2000
The Cult to do "Painted On My Heart"
(5/12/00, 3 p.m. ET) - The Cult will release its first new song in five years on June 6 -- "Painted On My Heart" is included on the soundtrack to the film Gone In Sixty Seconds. "Painted On My Heart" was to be recorded by Aerosmith (LAUNCH, 2/15), but they backed out of the project in early March, thus opening the door for the Cult.
May 25, 2000
Aerosmith Working With Glen Ballard Again
(5/24/00, 12 p.m. ET) - Aerosmith is currently writing songs for its next album, and famed Alanis Morissette producer and co-writer Glen Ballard will be working with the band. Ballard told Launch that songs for the next album are already underway.
"We wrote a song in Boston about two months ago and we'd like to get together and write some more this summer," he said "Whether it happens in Boston or L.A., [it] will happen because I have a deep and abiding love for that band and for Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. We always have fun and do something interesting when we are together, so that will continue, and we have a great song in the can."
The song already has a title, "Beyond Forever," and Launch asked Ballard if the new track is a ballad. "No, it's not a ballad but it's a mid-tempo, slightly ethereal song," he said. "It's new ground for them. It's going to the new place. It's still very much them, but certainly it encapsulates their sound and then some. It's going to be good."
Aerosmith and Ballard worked together for the band's last album, Nine Lives, penning the songs "Taste Of India," "Pink," and "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)."
-- Darren Davis, New York and Craig Rosen, Los Angeles
May 24, 2000
New song, "Beyond Forever", written with Glen Ballard
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Release Date for the soundtrack to "Titan A.E."
On Tuesday, June 6th the soundtrack to "Titan A.E." will be released... It includes the song "Over My Head" by Lit which includes Steven Tyler on backing vocals. If you want to listen to the song, go to "LitLounge.com" and they have it. You can hear Steven during the chorus...
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May 23, 2000
Rumor about the album release date
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May 19, 2000
Aerosmith Gets Ready For Darkchild
(5/18/00, 1 p.m. ET) - The guys in Aerosmith are forging ahead with their new album -- in more ways than one. The group has contacted producers Rodney and Fred Jerkins, whose Darkchild organization has been behind huge hits for people like Brandy and Monica, and who are currently involved with the upcoming Michael Jackson album.
At Tuesday night's (May 16) BMI Awards in Los Angeles, Launch spoke to Fred Jerkins, who told us about the Aerosmith project. "That's coming. I mean, we've been wanting to work with them for a while, and we just got a call, actually, about two weeks ago, so it's supposed to happen this month," he said. "So we're all excited about this one. I'm just looking for us to just give it the Darkchild sound -- our blend -- with what they do, and hopefully bring another Number One hit song out for them."
There's no word on when the new Aerosmith album will be released.
-- Bruce Simon, New York and Craig Rosen, Los Angeles
May 16, 2000
Steven Gives Lit A Hand
Steven is featured on Lit's new single, "Over My Head," that will be included on the movie soundtrack for TITAN AE! While producer Glen Ballard was remixing the track in Boston, the Demon of Screamin' lent his chords for the background vocals to Lit's new track! The movie, which stars Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore, is set to hit the silver screen this summer; the soundtrack's expected release date is June 6.
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May 11, 2000
Aerosmith Working On New Album
Rockers again working with Matt Serletic, who produced their hit 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.'
Staff Writer Teri vanHorn reports:
Veteran rockers Aerosmith are working on the follow-up to 1997's Nine Lives with producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Edwin McCain). The group is in the early stages, but they have "a lot of great material," said Serletic, who recently spent two weeks with the quintet in the group's home base of Boston. "There's an exuberance in them as musicians and a joy about music that's going to lead them back to those first inspirations that started them as a band," Serletic said. "Yet [they have] the maturity and growth of being one of the world's greatest rock bands. ... They're ready to rock." Aerosmith issued the live LP
A Little South of Sanity in 1998.
May 7, 2000
The Sound Kings feat. Joe Perry at mp3.com
In March of 2000, the Boston area band
"The Sound King's" (They used to be called "Jack Baywatch And
The Sound Kings") released a four song EP on the web site MP3.com
called "Growing Up With An Invisible Friend."
This EP includes the song "Invisible" which includes none other than Joe Perry playing Guitar.
The 3 other song's are "TruckPuckAboveLove", "Verniaphobia", and "Super Double Secret
Now, you can order this CD at the following address:
The Sound King's web site say's the following about
"Invisible is the first single from our new 3 song promo CD. I have been working with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aeromith for about a year and a half when I decided to ask Joe to jam on the track. He and Steven listened to our original tracks and thought the material was great!"
Lyrics for "Invisible":
I hear him talking in my head
remember everything he says
be kind to those who want to give
achieve your goals be positive
She walks in
shoots a smile across the room and sighs
'cause there's nothing left to talk about
nothing left to say but goodbye
For all the dreams we are the dreamers
for all idea we are beleivers
I come around
pick you up when your feeling down
i'll stay right here until the end
but noone else can see my best friend
Don't you believe in me
(does anybody believe)
Does anybody else believe in me
(does anybody believe)
when that road is long
everything is wrong in your life
I'll be right by your side
When mom left home dad hit the bottle
(that looks cool)
not my idea of a role model
I come to you
throw my soul upon the road, laid out
'cause there's nothing left to talk about
nothing left to say but goodbyes
"Fun, humerous, these guys got that something going on" - Steven Tyler, Aerosmith
May 6, 2000
Other possible upcoming
Gone In Sixty Seconds
And, although I'm probally totally wrong. This is a chance "Painted On My Heart" could still be released on the "Gone In Sixty Seconds" soundtrack.
Right In The Nuts
We also have the upcoming Aerosmith tribute double CD "Right In The Nuts" due to be released on Tuesday, August 1st, 2000 on Sand Stone Records.
A New Found Glory
Also, the band "A New Found Glory" released a cover of the Diane Warren written Aerosmith song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" on their new album "From The Screen To Your Stereo" on Tuesday, March 28th, 2000.
The Doors tribute album
Also, this summer is supposed to see the release of the long awaited Doors tribute album. Now, this album will include Aerosmith covering "Love Me Two Times." Now, their have been rumors that it might be a remixed, live, or even new version rather than the version that Aerosmith released on the "Air America" soundtrack album ten years ago.
Run DMC album "Crown Royal"
Now, Arista Records is saying that the new Run DMC album "Crown Royal" will be released in the "Spring Of 2000." So, that gives them until June 19th to release it. The album has been finished for quite some time yet legal issues with all the guest stars on the album have delayed it MANY times. The reason I'm saying this is that their is a rumor that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recorded a remake of the DMC classic "It's Tricky" and it will be included on this album. Now, this rumor has not been shot down from EITHER the DMC camp or the Aerosmith camp so everyone is still awaiting official word on if the song was made or not. I think it was just a plan to record it, and nothing ever happened...but I could be wrong.
Various other things
Also...If the book "Be Cool" is made into a movie...the boys should do a song for the soundtrack. Joe Perry and Jack Douglas are working on a Score for the movie "New York Minute." There also should be a soundtrack album for the 2002 Olympic Games which should include the "Sweet Emotion '99" track. Also, maybe the video releases of "Goodnight Joseph Parker" and/or "Clubland."
Also, their are rumors that Steven Tyler will appear on a Joni Mitchell tribute album on a song with Keith Richards. And, Steven will also make an appearance on the "The Twisted Brown Trucker Band" debut album. And, that Steven will appear on a song by the UK pop band "Steps." *Shiver*
May 3, 2000
Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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May 1, 2000
Aerosmith Frontman Gets Lit Up
(4/27/00, 3 p.m. ET) - Steven Tyler's recent visit with
producer Glen Ballard in a Boston studio turned into a recording session for
the Aerosmith vocalist, who added background vocals to the upcoming Lit
single, "Over My Head."
Lit bassist Kevin Baldes tells LAUNCH that all that Lit lead singer A. Jay Popoff had to do was ask to make the collaboration happen. "We did a session in Boston and [Ballard] brought in Steven Tyler just to hang out and show him the song, and A. Jay said, 'Hey man, you want to do some backups on the song?' You know, just kinda kidding around, and Steven Tyler was like, 'Dude, I'd love to.' So now Steven Tyler is doing backup on and we're -- I can't even say it's a dream true. I would have never imagined Steven Tyler doing backup on a Lit song, but it happened and it's all good, so we're stoked."
The members of Lit were undoubtedly in awe of the rock legend; however, at one point during the session, they suddenly felt as if they weren't treating Tyler right. Drummer Allen Shellenberger tells LAUNCH that the band had just ordered some Thai food and Tyler, arriving late, was stuck with a less-desirable meal. "They were running late so they ordered food on the way and they ordered pizza, and when we sat down at the dinner table I was sitting right next to Steven and, like, I look over and I have this nice, you know, big Thai food dinner and he's got, like a slice of pepperoni pizza, and I'm like, 'Wait this just is not adding up here. And I go, 'Hey Steve, you want some of my Thai food?' and he's like, 'Yeah man, sure,'"
"Over My Head" is the first single from the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film feature, Titan, A.E. It will go to radio in mid-May. The soundtrack also features cuts by Powerman 5000, Texas, and the Urge. Ballard is the executive producer on the project.
-- Neal Weiss, Los Angeles