News

 The latest news is listed at the top. News archives are at the bottom.
 If you hear of any Aerosmith related news send it my way. I will post it here

All news from Aug 1-7 was taken from rock this way.



August 9, 2001

2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards

    Aerosmith, the Who's Pete Townshend, American Hi-Fi, and Widespread Panic are confirmed to perform at the 2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards, set for Sept. 20 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom

 

AeroFANatic Billboard Update

    Just Push Play tumbles down 23 slots this week to come in at #117 with just over 12,500 copies sold.

    The off week killed sales. This mid tour break was supposed to come at a perfect time; Fly Away From Here peaking on the charts and selling many copies of JPP. But unfortunately that didn't happen and this break really hurt album sales this week and past week. On the positive side, JPP cracked the million mark in actual sales this week. So far thru 22 weeks, JPP has sold 1,006,321 copies. Roughly half of what Nine Lives has sold....in 4 years.


August 8, 2001

Sunshine? Wasn't the next video supposed to be...?

    It is known that the band planned to release Just Push Play as the 3rd single. Steven even talked in the Detroit interview about the video. So why did Yahoo news write: "...allow the band to shoot a video for its next single, believed to be Sunshine..."? Clive Newton, who all should know by now is an expert when it comes to all things Aerosmith, has said:

    "There was a change of plans with FAFH flopping. JPP they planned to release maybe in Dec 2001 but that was the plans back in March and JPP track didn't do a great deal on the airplay charts. Sunshine will be the next single according to people who spoke with the band during the last few dates in the 1st leg. Expect it sometime in Sept if shooting a video in LA in late Aug."

 

Tour and Video News, as first posted at AeroFANatic.com

    AeroFANatic.com has posted that Aerosmith will make a second run thru the USA from October to December playing indoor venues, then off to Japan in January. Also, the next video from JPP, Sunshine, will be shot on August 22nd in CA, and will make it's debut sometime in late Sept, early Oct.

 

Aerosmith to appear at the Teen Choice Awards

    Not sure if this show is live or taped but the band is playing Irvine that night...

    Teen Choice Awards on Fox Monday, August 20th 8:00pm ET
    Pop superstars and brothers Nick and Aaron Carter will perform together. Other performers include Usher, Shaggy and Eve, featuring Gwen Stefani. Other musical artists scheduled to appear include Blink 182, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Destiny's Child, Sisqo, Pink, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Dream, Eden's Crush, Tyrese, Lil' Bow Wow and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez.

People Extra

    In this weeks edition of "People Extra" there was a full page picture of Steven and Joe. The entire mag was showing celebs from MTV's first twenty years. I believe the pic was from when they performed Love in an Elevator live at the VMAs.

 

Walk This Way in top 100 guitar solos...

    Also, in a guitar magazine (the person who told me about this forgot the name), it had a list of the top 100 guitar solos ever. The cover has Jimmy Page on it. Joe got number 72 with "Walk This Way."

 

Bebe Buell song available for download at mp3.com!

 

Newsweek

There's an article on Bebe Buell's new book in this week's issue of Newsweek with a small pic of Buell and Steven.

 

The Church of Today tape

    Steven's appearance at the Church of Today on July 15th is apparently possible to get on tape. The church taped the service and sells them at:

    http://www.churchoftoday.com/sun2001.htm

    a girl who bought a tape of it says that Steven's renditions of "Lean on Me" and "Amazing Grace" were beyond incredible! The soul and spirit he put into these songs were like nothing she has ever seen him do and she has seen Aerosmith live 13 times. "Amazing Grace" in particular gave her cold chills, it was so well done. She says this tape is Priceless

     


August 7, 2001

Aerosmith Cancels Show To Shoot New Video

From Yahoo News:

Aerosmith Cancels Show To Shoot New Video
(8/7/01, 1 p.m. ET) -- Aerosmith has canceled one of two shows set for later this month at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. The August 22 date was set aside to allow the band to shoot a video for its next single, believed to be "Sunshine," while in the Los Angeles vicinity. The other L.A.-area shows--August 20 in Irvine, and August 24 in Devore at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion--will go as scheduled.
Aerosmith has shown the ability to connect with many generations of music fans. Guitarist Joe Perry told LAUNCH that videos are a large part of the group's mass appeal. "We've been fortunate enough to have some really good video directors around us, I think. They call it the MTV generation. Because of the MTV mentality of the visuals, and being able to embrace that instead of reject it, has been a real strength for us," he said. "I think to be able to come out with some of these videos, and have just been lucky to have them work and have some good songs, we've been able to bring in another generation."

-- Darren Davis and Bruce Simon, New York

Source: yahoo news

It seems to be official - the 22nd show is cancelled

    This comes from Fans Rule:

The Aerosmith Show on August 22 (Irvine, CA (Verizon)) has been cancelled. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to reassign your tickets for either the 8/20 show (Irvine) or the 8/24 show (San Bernardino). You can contact me at (978)453-4603 x. 13. If you do not reach me please leave a phone number where I can reach you.


August 6, 2001

Aerosmith to take part in John Lennon tribute!?

    STARS LINE UP FOR LENNON TRIBUTE

According to gossip columnist Mitchell Fink, an all-star line-up is forming for TNT's "All-Star Tribute to John Lennon," which is scheduled for taping on Sept. 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, is working with producer Ken Ehrlich to firm up the talent roster, but Fink said he's been told that Aerosmith will be on the bill. Ono spokesman Elliott Mintz didn't confirm any names but said the concert will bring together "the newer and younger artists who can best contemporize John's music." Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to various gun-control organizations.

 

Bebe's book, and pic in US magazine

    Rebel Heart : An American Rock 'N' Roll Journey You can now get your copy of Bebe Buell's book, "Rebel Heart : An American Rock 'N' Roll Journey", from Amazon.

    [Click here to get Rebel Heart at Amazon!]

    And for those of you interested, there is a picture of Steven and Liv with an inset of BeBe's book cover in this week's US magazine.

    Here's some info on the book from Amazon:

    Rebel Heart : An American Rock 'N' Roll Journey
    by Bebe Buell, Victor Bockris (Contributor)

    List Price: $24.95
    Our Price: $17.46
    You Save: $7.49 (30%)

    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.

    Hardcover - 320 pages 1st edition (August 2001)
    St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0312266944 ;
    Dimensions (in inches): 1.28 x 9.59 x 6.43

    Editorial Reviews
    From Library Journal

    When rock took its first giant steps in the mid-1960s, there was Pamela Des Barres (I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie. o.p.); when it blew its wad in the late 1970s, there was Bebe Buell, ex-Ford model and Playboy centerfold. The former proudly calls herself a groupie, the latter insists on muse. Buell's garrulous account/defense of her rock'n'roll lifestyle, which produced actress Liv Tyler (her illegitimate daughter by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler), lacks a sense of humor; looking back on that much excess has to be somewhat funny. Charges of pretentiousness are beside the point, though. One must judge a memoir of this type by its juiciness, and this rates an eight. Todd Rundgren, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, and Jimmy Page aside, Buell dishes on the great unrequited love of her life, Elvis Costello, who was married to his first wife when Buell conceived a child (she later aborted it and regrets it to this day). Writes Buell, "I can very proudly say that when I was involved with Elvis, he made some of the greatest records of his career." Recommended for celebrity sickos, 1970s rock fans, and larger public library music collections. (Photographs not seen.) Heather McCormack, "Library Journal"

     

 

Joe Perry interview

    Interesting interview with Joe Perry from the S.F. Chronicle:

    POP QUIZ
    Joe Perry
    Aerosmith guitarist is a superstitious guy

    Aidin Vaziri, Special to The Chronicle Sunday, August 5, 2001

    One would think that appearing alongside teen-pop idols Britney Spears and 'N Sync at the Super Bowl this year would indicate that the guys in Aerosmith were finally ready to give up their louche ways. Not so. Just a few months after the tidy halftime soiree the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band from Boston is taking its platinum "Just Push Play" LP and a bevy of scantily clad robot ladies out on a huge North American tour, which plays Wednesday at Shoreline Amphitheatre and Aug. 14 at the Chronicle Pavilion. We caught up with guitarist Joe Perry at a Pittsburgh airport between tour stops.

    Q: When was the last time you had to ride a bus?

    A: Oh, we haven't taken buses for a long time. We took one two summers ago when we were in Europe, which was fun.

    Q: Don't you miss having to sleep on top of Steven Tyler?

    A: Believe me, we see plenty of each other. You know, we went right from station wagons to hiring our own planes. We never did the bus thing. That was back in the day when you could get a flight from Pittsburgh to Cleveland at 2 in the morning. That was before deregulation, when you had a lot more freedom to fly around. I really miss that, for sure.

    Q: How do you stay so thin?

    A: Well, the hardest thing is getting enough sleep. I stay up really late and end up waking up late, and then the day is gone. We work out a couple of hours here and there, but that hour onstage is so aerobic. My problem is keeping the weight on because I end up losing it all on the road. This time we have a cook that we're traveling with. So he keeps the food good backstage.

    Q: What do you do when you stay up late?

    A: I hang out with whoever's up. Just watch TV and listen to music.

    Q: Is there a routine you do every day?

    A: I have to go through certain meditations to make sure stuff keeps putting forth the kind of vibe I want.

    Q: Wow, you totally sound superstitious.

    A: Yeah, there are a few things. If we have a good show, I have to wear something from that show at the next show. Like, I'll have a good luck shirt that I carry over to the next show. I'm really superstitious that way, especially with all this flying around that we do. I'm really into mojo and all my trinkets. Everything has a certain amount of energy to it and can be a receptacle for energy.

    Q: I was going to ask you about that because you wear all these necklaces and things.

    A: Well, the Buddhist beads my sister brought back from Thailand. She travels all over the world into these places I wouldn't go on a bet. So I figure if it's safe for her, it's going to carry some good luck for me. The gold chain I have has my father's class ring on it. He died about 20 years ago, and I keep that with me all the time. The other chain I have, my cousin is a sculptor and he makes these amazing little sculptures for necklaces. It's got skulls and sea life and crickets. Lots of cool things.

    Q: It must be hell going through metal detectors.

    A: Yeah. It's funny. Sometimes it picks stuff up and sometimes it doesn't.

    Q: And then you've got all those bracelets.

    A: Yeah. Usually I keep something around my wrist that my wife gave me. This eye ring is matched up with her eye color, so when we're on the road she's always got her eye on me. And she has one that matches my eyes, so we have that thing going on. I also have this Peruvian woven cloth thing on that my son gave me. Once you tie those on they have to stay on until they rot off. It's going on two years.

    Q: Since you don't really buy most of your jewelry, what do you spend all your money on?

    A: I collect guns and guitars.

    Q: What kind of guns?

    A: Antique guns. I like the really old stuff.

    Q: And why do you need more guitars?

    A: It's just hard for me to pass up old guitars. Recently I bought a '56 Les Paul Jr. that's the exact same one we played when we were working on songs like "Mama Kin" and "Dream On." I've been slowly collecting all the guitars that I foolishly sold off in my early days.

    Q: Does that mean Aerosmith is going to turn back into a hard-rock band?

    A: You know, it's hard to say. I would like to see it go that way. We loved what we did with this record with the experimenting and everything. It would be fun to keep trying to go back. But I can't tell what sounds like our old stuff and what sounds like our new stuff. We're still in the middle of doing this career that we have.

    Q: Are you guys indestructible?

    A: I don't know. Sometimes after a show like the one we played in Boston the other night, I don't feel so indestructible the next day.

    Q: You've survived much worse.

    A: You got that right.

 

Yankee magazine

There is a magazine called "yankee" in New England that has a special music section this month. They have an article on Aerosmith, no recent interviews though. They have a couple of pictures, including one really good promo picture from jpp.

 

TV Guide Article/Interview and pictures!

    Wild Things

    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and R&B bad girl Pink are a match made in rock-star heaven

    BY JENNIFER GRAHAM

    Picture of Tyler and Pink from the TV Guide Pink is Steven Tyler's favorite color. And he has a thing for feisty female singers. So it's no wonder that his favorite young artist right now is Pink--R&B's most florid bad girl. "My daughter Chelsea turned me on to her first record," says Tyler, 53. The two first met at a Zootopia concert in Uniondale, New York. "I was walking toward the stage, and Pink had just played," he says. "And she comes running over and said, 'I'm a fan.' I was so taken with her." So he went out and bought pink boots.

    Tyler's got a lifetime of music experience on Pink, 21. The band Aerosmith was formed in 1970; Pink released her debut album, Can't Take Me Home, in 2000. Over the last three decades, Tyler has seen his band enter rock's vanguard, bow out in a drug haze and subsequently make a triumphant comeback ("Walk This Way," in 1986, with Run-D.M.C.). In January, Pink hit the Top 40--for the third time--with "You Make Me Sick." Aerosmith have skillfully plied their rock-star angst and excess in 30 videos, five of which have won MTV Video Music Awards. Pink has yet to win a moon man, though she has been nominated once (for Best New Artist).

    But the pair; who are currently curled up together on a couch in Chicago's Ritz-Carlton, have plenty in common. Both have suffused their videos with unambiguous sex appeal (Pink's latest is "Lady Marmalade," with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil' Kim in slinky lingerie; Aerosmith's is "Fly Away From Here"). And both are first-class flirts. TV GUIDE: Pink, do you remember watching Aerosmith on MTV as a kid?
    PINK: Oh yeah. "Walk This Way." I thought "I'll be sharing a stage with him one day."
    STEVEN TYLER: You make me blush.
    TVG: You both have that effect on people. Is sex appeal an integral factor in your video making?
    PINK: I didn't think so until I did "Lady Marmalade." It took two days for them to talk me into that outfit. I was ready to tell them to get another girl, but we had already done the track.
    TYLER: But look how good you look in it.
    PINK: I'm glad I did it. Believe it or not, I'm shy about my body. I'm very muscular. All the other girls are skinny and pretty and feminine, and I'm, like, spiked hair and combat boots. So it took me awhile.
    TVG: What makes a video cool?
    PINK: I like videos that have to do with what you're talking about. I hate when I see somebody talking about heartbreak and they're on a, like, carousel. It doesn't work for me. I'm not feeling your pain.
    TYLER: Yes, music is visual. I used to get pissed off at this format where you had to put a picture to your song. Now, when I think of "Livin' on the Edge," I always think of that visual in the beginning with those girls skating down the street with hockey sticks, smashing windows.
    PINK: God, that was my favorite video. The makeup you had on! Oh, my God.
    TYLER: Demi Moore, when she was pregnant, had her body painted, naked, for the cover of Vanity Fair. And I got the artist, Joanne Gair, to paint me. Got naked and held myself in.
    TVG: How long did it take to apply the makeup?
    Tyler: About five hours. It was fun.
    TVG: How many people were in the room?
    TYLER: Just three. I had them close it down. People are always going to take that one shot of your [private parts], and they're going to use it in something. Plus I was embarrassed to hell.
    TVG: Rock stars get embarrassed?
    TYLER: Yeah, sure. Of course.
    PINK: I like embarrassing people like that. Every time I have a new makeup artist working for me, I have to break them in. I take all my clothes off and just sit in the chair. "I'm ready."
    TVG: When you do wear clothes, they're distinctive. Do the clothes make the rock star or does the rock star make the clothes?
    PINK: What you wear is who you are.
    Tyler: It always comes down to how you are in them. I got to look like a peacock!
    TVG: You are both featured on MTV a great deal. How important is it to your career?
    PINK: I loved MTV growing up. I got grounded for watching. It was too suggestive. But it was everything I knew one day I would be.
    TYLER: Hallelujah!

Picture of Tyler and Pink from the TV Guide

 

Tyler sighting

    A girl who lives in Marshfield mass./ Brankrock says she saw him when he was having dinner last night at a local restaurant called the Lobster Tail.

    A couple who lives next door to her were told by some friends who had been eating at the lobster tail that they just had dinner with Steven Tyler and family. The couple went in to see if it was true, saw them dinning and then left to get the girl, who they knew is a BIG fan, and dragged her out of the house so she could get to see Steven Tyler.
    She stayed in the car to watch for him to come out. Sure enough 15 min later he comes out.. well, his wife first and then he came out with the kids and another couple. A guy yells Hey Steven!! and Steven yells back to him- YO... Then they got into a jeep, the couple who were with them drove while Steven and family got into the back seat, and then they drove off. FYI Steven was wearing orange sneakers black Capri's, black tee shirt...


 August 5, 2001

Aerosmith concert in November??

    After a gig with Ringo Starr the other night in CT, at the Mohegan Sun Casino, it was announced that Aerosmith would be playing there sometime in November. I've been told that this was also heard on one of the local radio station. They have a lot of concerts there but they only hold like five thousands people at the most. I really find it hard to believe that they would play there for such a small amount of people, but then I've also heard that they're going to build a new place there that will hold more people so...


August 4, 2001

Paul McCartney likes Aerosmith??

    Julia from Russia just e-mailed me to tell me that she saw some music news (on a channel similiar to MTV in Russia), where they showed Paul McCartney. Under his jacket he was wearing a bright pink T-shirt with a Marylin-robot, like the Just Push Play cover...

 

August 22 show cancelled / New video to be shot?

    This has not been verified this yet but this was just posted on the AF1 board...

    "I just heard an announcement on the radio that the August 22nd show at Irvine (Verizon) has been cancelled. The reason given is that Aerosmith has the opportunity to shoot another video while in L.A. The August 20 and 24 shows are still on."

 

Aniston/Tyler makes headlines

    The thing Jeniffer Aniston said about Steven Tyler's seems to be getting a little bigger than expected. Apparently she talked about Steven in the same interview she revealed that she's not pregnat so, of course, the headline has to be... "Aniston Not Pregnant, Has Crush on Aerosmith Singer" *lol* You just have to love the way the press handles these things...

    The interview is from the September issue of ELLE magazine, and Yahoo! News had her exact words:

    "Aniston stars in the upcoming movie ``Rock Star'' playing the girlfriend of a 1980s heavy metal band rocker, and admits to disappointment when a cameo role for Aerosmith frontman Tyler fell through.

    ``Steven Tyler, I have to say -- I don't know how old the man is, but he's phenomenal, that energy. He is the one person that Brad said I can have if the opportunity presents itself. He said 'You can have that one.','' she said.

    Steven Tyler is 53."

 

Mia Tyler's messages
    There's a website for Mia Tyler's latest movie "A Little Bit Of Lipstick" at http://www.lipstickmovie.com/ (that we all already knew)

    The new thing is that the guestbook is filled with posts by Mia herself. So, for those of you who have some obsession with Aerosmith family members, check it out. She doesn't necessarily sign her name, so you might have to take a look at all messages there. Seems to me like it's really her. There are lots of posts there from people who met her and she replied to those...

 

Article on the Perry/Jagger collaboration from VH1.com

Bono, Wyclef, Joe Perry Lend Hands To Mick Jagger Solo Album
By Jon Wiederhorn
08/03/2001

With his much-anticipated fourth solo album due in November, Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger continues to add to his celebrity guest list as he puts the finishing touches on the LP.

Among the latest stars to step into the recording booth with the Jagger-meister are U2's Bono, who provides additional vocals on one song; Aerosmith's Joe Perry, who plays guitar on various tracks; and Wyclef Jean, who produced one cut, Jagger's publicist said.

Also on the still-untitled record are Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, who sang and co-wrote several songs, as well as Lenny Kravitz and Pete Townshend. Marti Frederiksen, who produced and co-wrote Aerosmith's Just Push Play, will also receive co-writing credit on the Jagger disc.

Rapper/producer Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott won't be on the album, though she did meet with Jagger last month to discuss the project, the publicist said.

Next year, the Rolling Stones will celebrate their 40th anniversary. While both Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts have said they're interested in a world tour, no dates have been scheduled. The Rolling Stones also have no immediate plans to record a follow-up to 1997's Bridges to Babylon.


August 3, 2001

Joe Perry and Frederiksen to work with Mick Jagger!

    Jagger to Release Solo Album
    Mick Jagger will take a brief break from the Rolling Stones (who celebrate their fortieth anniversary next year) to release his fourth solo album this fall.
    Slated for a November release, the record will be Jagger's first solo effort since 1993's Rick Rubin-produced Wandering Spirit, and will feature guest appearances by Lenny Kravitz, Joe Perry with whom he might record a version of "Red House", Bono, Wyclef Jean , Pete Townshend and Matchbox Twenty 's Rob Thomas. Five of the tracks on the album were produced by the singer and he plans to team up with Marti Frederiksen, who produced and co-wrote Aerosmith's Just Push Play, according to publicists for Elliott and Jagger. He recently attended an Aerosmith to discuss more plans with band members Perry and singer Steve Tyler.

    Jagger previously released She's the Boss (1985) and Primative Cool (1987) without his fellow Stones. As for the band, there is no official word on their follow-up to 1999's Bridges to Babylon.

 

USA Today Gossip

    In the August 2nd LIFE section of USA Today, in Jeannie Williams column, there's the following:

    Fast Talk: If Jennifer Aniston ever wants to stray, Steven Tyler would be OK by her hubby, Brad Pitt.

    "He is the one person that Brad says I can have if the opportunity presents itself", Aniston Tells the September Elle.

    She was deeply disappointed when the Aerosmith screamer's cameo fell through for her fall movie, Rock Star (with Mark Wahlberg). "I don't know how old the man is, but he's phenomenal, that energy".

    Would Pitt also get a "love freebie"? That never comes up, says Aniston, 32. "Steven Tyler has just been our joke for a long time". For the record, he's 53; daughter Liv Tyler, 23, is nine years younger than Aniston.

 

and that was also mentioned on Entertainment Tonight...

    On ET last night they were talking about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Well, out of the blue the guy says that "Jennifer Aniston says that if she could have any man for one night it would be Steven Tyler"

 

...and while on the subject...
    From Yahoo News:

"In the past decade, the definition of sexy evolved with stars like shy and volatile Kurt Cobain. Kid Rock revels in sexuality, crushing political correctness in his controversial alliance with porn stars. And sex appeal has also been redefined as some rockers get older -- but better -- like Steve Tyler. Says Sheila E., ``I really wasn't into rock & roll a lot, except for Aerosmith. I think Steve Tyler is sexy, he's got a great mouth.''

(this came from VH1's 'From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music,' Five-Part, Five-Hour Special Chronicling Pop Music's Influence on the Sexual Revolution, Debuts Part Two, 'Whole Lotta Love,' on Tuesday, August 7 at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT).


August 2, 2001

Aerosmith on MTV 20

    During MTV's "MTV 20: Live And Almost Legal" show (first aired last night, Wednesday, August 1st, 2001), Aerosmith were featured. They aired a live performance of "Walk This Way", which was taped earlier during the July 9th Aerosmith concert in St. Louis. In typical MTV fashion they didn't air the entire song though, halfway through WTW they cut them off to go to a commercial.

    For those who didn't catch it the first time, I've been told that it came on between 8:30 and 8:45, about 45 minutes into the show....

 

MTV 20 on MTV Europe

    The MTV 20th anniversay with Aerosmith will be broadcasted on Saturday, August 4th, 2001 on MTV Europe.

 

TV Guide

    The TV Guide with Steven and Pink is out - but its ONLY ON the ULTIMATE CABLE GUIDE. You can find a smaller copy with That 70s Show on the cover, and the article and inside contents pic of Steven and Pink - both are priced at $1.99 -- but the ultimate cable guide also has extra pictures (well one extra of steven and one extra of pink)

 

Boston Magazine

The Magazine Boston has a great picture of Aerosmith on the cover as well as one inside. They were asked about living there and where they eat, where they shop, etc..

Here are a few things the boys had to say for those of us who can't get a copy..

BEST PLACES TO GO UNRECOGNIZED
JP-- I live right near the ocean, and i have a boat, so I'll go out to Farnum's light, which is about three buoys out, and no one recognizes me there.
ST-- I sneak off to Nantucket. I find special places to run off to. Like the white mountains. And I walk the beaches all the time..

BEST PLACES TO BUY ROCK STAR GEAR
JK-- I go to Alan Bilzerian, Diesel.
JP-- I shop mostly at Alan Bilzerian, we've been buying clothes from him ever since he had his place out in Worcester. I used to get some stuff at Hubba Hubba.

BEST PART OF BEING IN THE BAND NOW
TH-- The food's pretty good. (LAUGHS) traveling is easier.
JP-- I still get to play rock'n'roll and crank my guitar up really loud and do what I love to do, to still have that, it's an adventure. We never thought we'd get this far. No one even thought rock'n'roll would get this far. It was this underground thing you did if you were mad at your mother.
ST--That we've grown into something that's clearly our own. Were selling out like crazy, and I don't know whether it's "JADED," or our own talent--that's a joke-- or being around forever. It's hard to say. It's too much fun to stop and think about it.

 

Billboard Update

    Just Push Play drops 9 spots this week, coming in at #94 with a little more than 15,500 copies sold. After 21 weeks on the charts, Just Push Play has sold 993,616 copies.


August 1, 2001

The Tyler interview that I posted about two days ago...

    I didn't listen to it myself until now, but after doing so I strongly suggest that you all check it out. It's a really great interview.

    Some of the things in the interview:

    - The interviewer says that he's seen a sample of the video for Just Push Play(!?!), and that Dodge is in the forefront in the video...

    - They mention that Steven has been recording at Eminem's house(!?!) and when asking Tyler about it, he doesn't want to say anything about it. His only response is "Dream on..."

    - They also talk about the singer Pink. "She's hot, Pink, I love her", says Tyler. They also mention that she is writing with long-time Aero-friend Richie Supa.

    - Steven then says that he thinks Pink is like Janis Joplin reincarnated, and starts singing "Mercedes Benz" with a voice like Janis Joplin. This one sounds great (!!!) and is something you all gotta hear. Man, has Steven got a great voice or what!

    - They also talk about Kid Rock. Steven says "He's a monster I love him, he's coming tonight over with Pamela." He also says that Eminem's gonna be there...

    - They mention that they visit Kid Rock when in Detroit. Tyler says that they used to hang out with Ted Nugent but that he's never around anymore...

    - The star sprangled banner at the Indy 500 is also mentioned. Tyler says that it's a crock of shit, that he meant no disrespect, that his father and uncle was in the war and that he think's people should lighten up...

    He also sing a few lines of Mighty Quinn and some other song...

    OK, then. What are you waiting for? Listen to this fantastic interview at: http://q955.com/images/steven_tyler/

 

Maximum Aerosmith
    As posted earlier, Chrome Dreams [www.chromedreams.co.uk] has put out a new CD called "Maximum Aerosmith: The UnAuthorised Biography of Aerosmith." It runs for 60 minutes and comes with a small pull out Mini Poster...

    Maximum Aerosmith: The UnAuthorised Biography of Aerosmith

    Now, I haven't heard it myself but I thought I'd tell you that most fans seem to think it's a waste of money... I guess it's basically just the same old song and dance, told by an English woman. It said there were interviews, but there are really only like 5 seconds of each of them talking. And, there is a very MINI poster (4x the size of a CD).

    A short real audio sample of it can be found at www.chrome-dreams.demon.co.uk/aerosmith.html

 

Steven Tyler in Teen people w/pink and 3LW
    There is a picture of Steven Tyler w/Pink and the girls from 3LW in the September flip issue of Teen people

 

TV Guide
    Check out next week's issue of TV Guide. It has a cool picture of Pink and Steven on the contents page and an interview in conjunction with the upcoming MTV celebration.

 

VH1's What's My 20
    On VH1's "What's My 20" a few nights back they had "the best tear-jerkers". I Don't Want To Miss A Thing came in at #2, second only to Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven."

 

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