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November 29, 2000
Fire KO's Rockin' Home
A vacant N. H. home where Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler used to jam was gutted by fire yesterday and investigators suspect arson.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze and the state fire marshal told the Associated Press that a preliminary investigation showed the fire appears to have been set.
Tyler, who grew up in New Hampshire and still owns property in Sunapee, used to visit the house on Pleasant Pond in Warner to play music.
File under: Hot Rock.
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November 28, 2000
Aerosmith On The Tube
I updated the Aerosmith TV Listings today, click here to see when the band will be on the tube!
November 26, 2000
Clubland To Be Released Next Month!
The cover of the movie has a picture of
Steven with Lori Petty in the upper right hand corner.
upcomingmovies says it will be released on "December 12th, 2000" while Amazon.com says "December 26th, 2000." Either way, you can pre-order the regular VHS, the Subtitled in Spanish VHS, or the DVD right now.
Both VHS titles are still the "Rental Price" which means like $100.00 though. But, the DVD is only like 14 bucks. So, I guess it will be available to rent on December 12th.
I believe Steven filmed his role in 1997 and he plays record producer David Foster...
November 23, 2000
Tom and Brad Rock For The Skinner House
Aerosmith donated an autographed guitar towards the event's silent auction that earned $7,500 for the Skinner House. The Skinner House is conceptualized to be a multi-faceted program for children to learn about music and the arts. Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes medical and developmental problems. Individuals with Williams Syndrome have a unique strength in their expressiveness and it was clearly displayed Saturday night as Tom and Brad had a great time with all for the Skinner House.
For more information on Williams Syndrome, visit www.wsf.org
November 21, 2000
News on Former Aerosmith member Jimmy Crespo
This Saturday night (Nov. 25) at 8pm e.s.t. Paul Shortino of Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot fame comes on the nationally syndicated radio show THE TOUR BUS to discuss his new album! Listen for some world premiers off of his new album! THE TOUR BUS can be heard around the country on various radio stations, or streamed LIVE on www.thetourbus.com!
The Tour Bus (http://www.thetourbus.com)
Finally, The ROCK You NEED!
VH1.COM, WDHA, WRAT, WYBB, WFXH, WBVD, KLRQ, WYNF and growing!
November 17, 2000
Stoned Immaculate info
Now, here is the information that was included on the "Air America" soundtrack in which Aerosmith's version on "Love Me Two Times" first appeared:
"Air America" (Original Soundtrack Album)
[Released on MCA Records on Tuesday, August 7th, 1990.]
1) Love Me Two Times 3:22
Written by John Densmore, Robbie Kreiger, Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison
Performed by Aerosmith
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Aerosmith appears courtesy of Geffen Records
And, now here is the information on the new version:
The Doors- "Stoned Immaculate - The Music Of The Doors"
[Released on Elektra Records on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000.]
6) Aerosmith- Love Me Two Times 3:20
Written by The Doors; Doors Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Originally Produced by Bruce Fairbairn.
Additional Production by Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Company, Inc.
Additional Engineering by Eddie Miller.
Steven Tyler: vocals, harmonica
Joe Perry: guitars
Brad Whitford: guitars
Tom Hamilton: bass
Joey Kramer: drums
Robbie Krieger: slide guitar
Ray Manzarek: keyboards
1999 Geffen Records, a division of UMG
Recordings, Inc.; Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG
There is also a picture of Aerosmith in the new album that looks to be from the "Armageddon" premiere party that occurred on Monday, June 29th, 1998.
P.S. The new version is very re-mixed (but no NEW recording by Aerosmith)...right down to the dog growl at the start of the song. the original is more stipped down and simple...but the new version is very good as well with the addition of Manzarek's keyboards.
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November 16, 2000
Tom Hamilton writes:
Okay, I think I'm awake now.
The record is cruising. We're all feeling really inspired. The vibe of the creative process is really different this time and everybody's just diggin', diggin', diggin', it. It's our first "in-house" record since our first one. One really cool thing is being part of all the cutting edge changes that have come lately in ways to make records. We've pretty much shattered our long held belief that you have to go into the big studios in the big cities to get good sounds and make a proper record. Ain't true no mo'! Don't get me wrong, I love recording studios. The times we have spent as a band locked up together in a really great studio are like pearls on a string. But the way we're doing it this time is much more laid back and dialed in to the creative process. YEAH BABY!
So, the album is on schedule, if there really is such a thing. Whether or not doesn't matter this time simply because the project's just cookin' along. If this were our last album we'd only be halfway through it.
The Museum of Fine Art in Boston has a new thing called the Art of the Guitar. It has guitars made in the Sixteenth Century and all the way up to present day. They had instruments from Hendrix, Clapton, Lennon, and even from that famous Sixteenth century star, Heathcliffe Springsteene. Well, maybe not him butŠ there was one from Joe. He has this ancient Supro he uses for slide guitar. When I saw it I instantly pictured being on the road watching JP play that thing. It took me a minute to get used to it in this genteel, quiet environment.
Meanwhile there wasn't even one bass guitar! What the freakin' frig!! I guess people don't know whether to think of basses as basses or bass guitars. I've always thought of them as guitars. They twang, they chomp, they ring, they wail and they rock. Sounds like a guitar to me. Not only that but us bass players are up to five strings now. Some of the wackos have six strings. Lately I've found four to be plenty. Live simply, I guess.
November 15, 2000
Ok this doesn't pertain to Aerosmith but I just have to say, today is the opening day of gun season for deer hunting. I want to wish all the hunters good luck... Oh except for the ones that hunt next to me :-)
November 13, 2000
VH1's Top 40 Hard Rock Videos of all time
40. Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
39. Dio - Rainbow In The Dark
38. The Cult - Fire Woman
37. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
36. Rush - Tom Sawyer
35. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
34. Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
33. Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
32. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
31. Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'N Roll
30. Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
29. Creed - Higher
28. Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
27. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
26. Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
25. Van Halen - Hot For Teacher
24. Kiss - Lick It Up
23. Alice In Chains - I Stay Away
22. Aerosmith - Crazy
21. AC/DC - Back In Black
20. Tool - Sober
19. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
18. Metallica - One
17. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
16. Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
15. Korn - Freak On A Leash
14. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Coming
13. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
12. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
11. Van Halen - Right Now
10. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
9. Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls
8. Faith No More - Epic
7. Pearl Jam - Jeremy
6. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
5. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
4. AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
3. Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
2. Guns 'N Roses - November Rain
1. Metallica - Enter Sandman
November 10, 2000
Joe Perry Article from The Boston Globe
PERRY PERTURBED BY LOCAL RADIO
Author: By Michael Saunders and Jim Sullivan
NAMES & FACES / BY MICHAEL SAUNDERS AND JIM SULLIVAN
Do not mistake Aerosmith's Joe Perry for anything but a happy man: lovely wife, booming career, new album on the horizon. But he is not happy about the state of Boston rock radio these days, not when it comes to Aerosmith being heard on it.
Here's the deal, according to Perry: "Angel's Eye," the band's new song from the "Charlie's Angels" soundtrack, is being played heavily on rock stations all across the United States - everywhere, in fact, except in Aerosmith's hometown. "Radio here is a backwater," said the guitarist, who was at the MFA last weekend for the party celebrating (what else?) the "Dangerous Curves" guitar exhibit.
"'BCN and 'AAF are not playing it." Perry figures that's because Aerosmith, a band that's more than a quarter-century old, doesn't fit the stations' concept of modern rock, active rock, or alternative rock - those pesky subdivisions of music according to radio. The song's at No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock tracks chart. "People don't call it `alternative rock' out in the world," he says. Radio here, he says, "is provincial, quaint."
As to the upcoming and as-yet-untitled
album, Perry says the bad boys are about to start mixing; they expect to hand
it in in January, release it in March, and begin touring in May. Perry and
singer Steven Tyler wrote and produced it with Mark Hudson and Marti
Frederiksen. "We couldn't stand the idea of working with another
producer," Perry says, "and making another record by the numbers.
[This one is] reminiscent of the old Aerosmith, but Steven never sang like
this. We're either going down right or going down. I'd rather do it this
The Band In LaLa Land
Joe Perry in Boston
Magazine's Who's Hot In Boston?
Joe Perry will be splashed in the Who's Hot In Town section in an upcoming issue of Boston Magazine! Joe recently concluded a photo shoot with the Boston publication to be featured in the December issue! Boston Magazine is available at major newsstands in the Boston area, or you may order a copy online. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/
Rolling Stone photo and quote
Here's the photo of Steven,
Joe and Vincent Pastore, from the November 23 issue of Rolling Stone (#854)
As reported earlier, Steven and Joe were recently in New York completing a track for Mob Story: A Hip-Hopra with Vincent Pastore, formerly known as "Big Pussy" from the highly-acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos. In the current issue of Rolling Stone (Issue 854 Drew Barrymore cover), Steven explains his involvement in the Jack Douglas work.
"I sing on a song called 'Breaking These Chains' - as opposed to [in faux Italian accent] 'Breaking My Balls' which is what Pussy wanted. I told him to shut up before he gets whacked…again."
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Angel's Eye Helps
Charlie's Angels Debut Billboard (AF1)
"Angel's Eye" and the Charlie's Angels soundtrack has made a grand entrance on Billboard capping off the #15 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for issue date November 11, 2000! "Angel's Eye" also caused a rumble in the Mainstream Rock chart debuting at #6 (November 4 issue date) and is sure to rock steadily to the top!
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November 4, 2000
VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock - The List
GREATEST ARTISTS OF HARD ROCK"
|1. Led Zeppelin
2. Black Sabbath
3. Jimi Hendrix
7. Van Halen
8. The Who
9. Guns N' Roses
12. The Sex Pistols
15. Pink Floyd
17. The Ramones
18. Ozzy Osbourne
19. The Clash
20. Alice Cooper
21. Pearl Jam
22. Deep Purple
23. Judas Priest
24. Iron Maiden
25. Cheap Trick
27. Iggy Pop/ The Stooges
29. Motley Crue
30. Red Hot Chili Peppers
31. Def Leppard
32. The Doors
33. Rage Against The Machine
34. Alice in Chains
35. Jane's Addiction
36. Frank Zappa
39. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
40. Stone Temple Pilots
41. Ted Nugent
42. The Kinks
43. Nine Inch Nails
44. ZZ Top
47. The Rollins Band/ Black Flag
48. Janis Joplin
49. Smashing Pumpkins
|51. Thin Lizzy
52. Faith No More
54. Sonic Youth
55. Blue Oyster Cult
56. White Zombie
59. Bad Company
60. The New York Dolls
61. Jethro Tull
65. The Cult
66. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
67. Rolling Stones
68. Husker Du
70. Living Colour
71. Lynyrd Skynyrd
72. Foo Fighters
73. Twisted Sister
74. Pat Benatar
75. Spinal Tap
76. Bon Jovi
78. Marilyn Manson
80. Green Day
83. King's X
87. King Crimson
89. Lita Ford
92. The Black Crowes
93. Lenny Kravitz
96. Meat Loaf
99. Bad Brains
100. Quiet Riot
November 2, 2000
New version of Love Me Two Times on The Doors tribute!!
Info on Angel's Eye
Aerosmith on VH1
November 1, 2000
Rolling Stone Magazine / Info on 'Mob Story'
In the picture Steven is holding a gun, biting on a cigar and wearing a t-shirt that says "Pussy is not Dead".
The article is about the "Mob Story: A Hip-Hopera" album, scheduled to come out next year, produced by Jack Douglas, featuring Steven and Joe on one song called "Breaking These Chains"!
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