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August 9, 2001
2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards
AeroFANatic Billboard Update
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...?
"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
Aerosmith to appear at the Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards on Fox Monday, August 20th
Walk This Way in top 100 guitar solos...
Bebe Buell song available for download at mp3.com!
The Church of Today tape
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:
It seems to be official - the 22nd show is cancelled
August 6, 2001
Aerosmith to take part in John Lennon tribute!?
Bebe's book, and pic in US magazine
You can now get your copy of Bebe Buell's book, "Rebel Heart : An American Rock 'N' Roll Journey", from 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'
List Price: $24.95
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
Hardcover - 320 pages 1st edition
Joe Perry interview
Interesting interview with Joe Perry from the S.F. Chronicle:
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.
TV Guide Article/Interview and pictures!
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and R&B bad girl Pink are a match made in rock-star heaven
BY JENNIFER GRAHAM
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?
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.
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
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
August 3, 2001
Joe Perry and Frederiksen to work with Mick Jagger!
Jagger to Release Solo Album
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...
"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.
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)
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/
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
VH1's What's My 20
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