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September 28, 2000
More about the party from Mach Bell...
Here's what Mach Bell has written since last time.
To see these posts before I put them here go to: http://imusic.com/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs.cgi?x=joeperry
A few minutes later the lights came up, Joe Perry hit the stage and he and Cheap Trick launched into HELLO THERE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Joe played a nice harmony to Rick’s signature lead line, garnering approving shouts from the gathering. Bun E. whomped out a big intro into BIG EYES. Meanwhile in the shadows, Steven Tyler lowered himself over the dining room rail and onto a big road case by Joe’s amp. He was hungry to sing. Joe ignored his colleague and launched into a riff to a song I don’t know – but Cheap Trick did! It was kind of a Milk Cow Blues thing, but different. Finally Steven was called to the stage. Tyler took the microphone and saluted Joe Perry, saying: "Here's to a man that has gone the distance …and then some …Here's to a man that has proven that there ain’t NO substitute for Arrogance!" (This last remark brought howls from the audience, and once again shows what a classy guy Tyler really is.) The ensemble lurched into I’M DOWN. I was sitting on the floor at the foot of the stage at this point , next to Steven’s wife Teresa. We gaped as Steven tore into this great Beatles song like you would not believe. Zander and Nielsen , obviously all charged up, doubled- up on Rick’s side stage mic ( a la Harrison and McCartney.) Singing thick rockin’ harmonies. Joe was all arched back, foot pumping energy. Tyler was hitting those Little Richard-style notes with ease. On this small stage he didn’t have room to monkey around. He had no scarves on his stand. Just pure dynamite vocal delivery. As the incredible number finally ended Teresa and I just stared at each other in disbelief. Tyler is always worth watching – but hearing a fresh voiced, well rested Tyler rip into a great song was such a rare treat. We felt we were really feasting on a great part of rock history tonight. Joe Perry stepped to the microphone and called his son Adrian up onto the stage. Somebody thrust a Tele into Adrian’s hands as Joe lit into DAYTRIPPER…To be cont’d
I was thrilled by what happened next. One of Cheap Trick’s people stood center stage and said "Mr. Joe Perry, sometimes we get separated from a loved one. But, sometimes they return......." Rick Nielsen reached behind his guitar line and pulled out a guitar – handing it to Joe. "Remember this one Joe?" Rick asked. Perry almost fell over backwards as he stared at the sunburst Les Paul. Joe slowly pulled himself together, muttering something about how "some drug dealer" had ended up with the old Paul. Nielsen shot back "We must buy our drugs from the same guy." Joe turned to the guests and said "If any of you remember me from back in the seventies, this is the guitar you remember... I cut all those albums with this guitar." Tyler’s eyes were on stalks "Hey Joe, remember all the songs we wrote on that guitar?" Joe replied by letting the music do the talking, simply playing his classic Walk This Way riff. … While Joe wired up his old friend, Steven Tyler brought a guy named Marty Davis ( introducing him as a singer from the ' Almost Famous' movie) and Joey Kramer up onstage. The band (now 9 members strong) launched into the Rolling Stones ALL OVER NOW. Joey got comfortable on the drums and Joe launched into TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’. Adrian Perry played good rhythm guitar on this one. He is maturing and looking more and more like his pop. I spoke with Adrian briefly before the show. He told me he plays regularly at the clubs on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. TRAIN turned into quite the guitar rave-up, with Joe Perry and Rick Nielsen dredging up every Jeff Beck lick they could remember (that's a lot of licks).... By now everybody in the place was nearing exhaustion. Joe Perry’s party had been revving in very , very high gear for about 6 hours non-stop at this point….. To be cont’d
Our ears were buzzing. I looked across the
room and saw Laurie Cabot and her coven of witches in a dark corner . They
were still busy doing their last few Tarot readings and incantations. Over in
another alcove Joe’s birthday present pile had grown into a tower. Gorgeous
women were crashed out all over the joint. Taj Tyler, Robin Zander (jr.),
Roman Perry and the rest of the peanut gallery were sprawled out on the
carpet…. The remaining guests were feeling like a bunch of wrung out
dishrags… But Joe wasn’t done celebrating quite yet! Adrian, Kramer and
Tyler were excused from the stage … Cheap Trick and Joe plunged AIN’T THAT
A SHAME. It was a pretty faithful version of the Budakon hit. I had to laugh
during the extended ending. Remember that great long finale? Where everybody
in the band gets to solo? For some reason Perry just couldn’t quite find his
solo spot – and Cheap Trick just kept grinding it out – at least doubling
the length of the outro – round and round-waiting for Joe to get with the
program and insert a lick or two in the right spot. Joe finally caught on,
much to the glee of Rick and the boys (and the rest of us!). As the cheers
rang out- Cheap Trick rocketed into a high-flying version of their smash hit
SURRENDER. Everyone sang along as the incredible show finally drew to a
close….To be continued…
September 27, 2000
Perry's Birthday Party
(from the Boston Herald)
Perry enjoys Cheap Trick on b-day
by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
It was like a birthday bash for ``Richie Rich'' at Mount Blue in Norwell the other day. Because what other kid would have a rock-climbing wall, amusement park rides, a brass band sent by the Boston Pops and Cheap Trick playing at their party????
Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry. Of course.
Joe, who turned the big 5-0 on Sept. 10, celebrated his move onto the back nine with a closely-guarded list of 220 - from mom, Mary, and soul brother Steven Tyler to a few guys he hasn't seen since his early days of rockin' at Hopedale High!
``I hadn't seen those guys in 35 years,'' said Joe. ``One of them had pictures of me practicing guitar in his mom's living room.''
Oh, we'd pay good money to see those!
And speaking of guitars, Joe's prized 1957 Les Paul, which he hocked for $6,000 during the lean and not-so-lucid 1970s, was returned to its ever-so-grateful former owner by Slash of Guns 'N' Roses. ``A ton of people have owned it, but Slash has had it for 10 years,'' Joe said. ``I've been trying to get it back, but he wouldn't give it up because of the history.''
Apparently, Joe wailed on the Les Paul while working on ``Walk This Way,'' which the Guns guy thought was rather special.
``I guess he thought since I turned 50 and all, he thought he'd send it back,'' said the birthday boy, who did more fancy schmancy pick work on his Les during the night.
Whatta guy, that Slash!
As for Cheap Trick, Joe's all-time fave band hopped the band's plane, Aeroforce One, from New Orleans and performed an ear-blowing set of oldies like ``I Want You To Want Me'' and ``Ain't That A Shame.''
Which just goes to prove that when Joe Perry rings up the Dream Police, they rush to respond!
``If you don't like the playlist, blame Joe Perry,'' Tricker Rick Nielsen told the crowd. ``He made it up.''
During the second set, the band was joined by Joe and at various times by Steven Tyler, who did ``Train Kept A Rollin' '' and ``I'm Down''; Joe's kid, the Stanford pre-law student Adrian, on bass; Aerosmith sticksman Joey Kramer; and Marty Frederickson, who performed as Jason Lee's pipes in ``Almost Famous.'' They ended the jumpin' jam with ``Surrender.''
``It was really the coolest,'' said Joe, who earlier in the day cut into a gargantuan guitar-shaped cake and conducted the brass band with his Keith Lockhart-signed baton.
Also spotted gnawing on barbecue and cake were a posse of Perrys - wife Billie and the boys, Tony and Roman, and Joe's sister, Annie; fellow Aerosmithers Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford and their lovely wives, Terri and Karen; local rockers James Montgomery and Johnny A and his rockin' wife, Beth; Joe's buddies, construction guy Lee Kennedy, management type Keith Garde and his first guitar teacher, Steve Rose; astrologer to the stars Karen Thorne; official state witch Laurie Cabot and many, many more.
So, Joe, how's is it being 50????
``Not bad,'' he said.
Which in Joespeak means truly Amazing.
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About Joe Perry's Birthday Party from AF1Fourteen days after his real birthday, Joe Perry found himself surrounded by his fellow band mates, family and friends at Mount Blue for an amazing celebration, amassed by his wife, Billie! What started out as an intimate party of 50 or so band members, family and close friends in the Perry's back yard, quickly escalated to 150-200 partygoers at Mount Blue on September 24!
The soirée was filled with magicians, Marilyn Monroe look-alikes and Austin Power and Elvis Presley impersonators! There was even rides for the kids, stuffed pigs - everything you can imagine! Aerosmith's friend and cigar maker, Lars Teten, presented Joe with a specialized Joe Perry cigar to mark his 50th Birthday! With all the excitement surrounding the guitarist's 50th, one of his only birthday wishes was for one of his favorite bands, Cheap Trick, to jam onstage! Since the band was on the guest list, Joe's birthday wish became a reality!
Cheap Trick saluted Joe and his guests with two sets; Joe took the stage during the second set, rockin' to tunes including "Hello There," "Big Eyes," "You're All Talk," and "Ain't That A Shame!" After blowing away the guests with that jam session, Joe and Cheap Trick corralled Steven onstage where they rocked out to "I'm Down" and "It's All Over Now" with Joey on drums! And just when you thought it couldn't get any better - the band segued into "Train Kept A Rollin'" and closed the night with a rousing rendition of "Surrender!"
Without a doubt, Joe's 50th Birthday was amazing and all had an unforgettable night.
Perry's Birthday Party (Mach Bell)
My ears are still ringing after yesterday's Joe Perry Birthday extravaganza. It will take several posts to detail the events. Coming up the hill to Mt. Blue, Steven and Joe's restaurant- where the gala was held, our eyes were met with a small amusement park set- up outside . The Rock Climb, a mini-scrambler and a big funhouse were all lit up , crowded with rock star's little kids. Julia and I made our way to the guest table, where we were given commemorative JP50 guitar picks , shirts and laminated passes. A large tent was set up just outside the Mt. Blue front door. Many of the dining booths had been moved out to this open area. A long buffet table was set up in front of huge portable bbq pits and smokers. A bar served alcohol as well as non- alcoholic drinks. A sketch artist was busy in the corner drawing caricatures of the guests. Joe Perry 50 was spelled out in a big floral arrangement. Moving inside, we found a crate full of special Joe Perry cigars, packaged with a cool insert showing the many faces of Mr. Perry. I stuffed my pockets. We moved past another area heaped with birthday gifts, and walked on into the main dining room. Since all the booths were out in the parking lot, this area had been turned into a very rockin' small stage and dance floor. Sound and lighting was piled high. It looked to be a combination of Aerosmith and Cheap Trick gear.An army of sexy waitresses, dressed in low cut black dresses seemed to almost outnumber the guests as we were barraged with trays of Hors d'oeuvres. Suddenly I was lifted up into a bear-hug. "Hargrove! - put me down!".... next up - the guest list.
Danny Hargrove, Julia and I made our way back out to the front in time to see the birthday boy arrive. Joe was dressed in black denim jeans and jacket. He has grown his hair long again. Other Perry's in attendance were Joe's wife Billie, his sons Adrian, Tony and Roman, Joe's mom Mary, his sister Anne and his Uncle B. Steven Tyler arrived, dressed in a wildly striped corduroy suit. On his arm was his wife Teresa and his son Taj. Teresa's twin sister Lisa was also there with her husband. - Tom Hamilton, in leather pants, arrived with his son. Brad(in a bright orange shirt) and Karen Whitford brought their youngest boy, Harrison followed by Joey( steel studded leather vest) and Apri Kramer. From the Joe Perry Project we had bass men David Hull and Danny Hargrove- Drummer Joe Pet and his blonde bombshell date Lori and yours truly. Rick Niellsen (sp?) was darting around , his beard in a long braid with price tags tied to the end. Tom Peterson and Bun E. Carlos, both looked healthy. Robin Zander was with his 7 year old son Robin. Boston guitar man Johnny A., Bluesman James Montgomery, WBCN'n Oedipus and Carter Alan, Salem witch Laurie Cabot and her coven, tycoon Lee Kennedy, a bunch of nameless fashion model types and celebrity impersonators Austin Powers, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe added to the scene. I believe Richie Supa (Chip Away the Stone) was there. Ted Nugent, Mark Parenteau, Tommy Mottola and John Kalodner were among the very few no shows....to be cont'd
By now the Joe Perry Project players had staked out a couple booths in the corner of the tent. David Hull, who has been gigging with James Montgomery all summer, was in fine shape- all smiles. Joe Pet has just opened up a small recording studio on Boylston st. near Berklee. Hargrove gave up the bottle(!) last May. He has shed about 25 pounds and was looking fantastic. Both he and Pet are gigging around town sporadically. Talk turned to Ronnie Stewart. Nobody has seen him in years. Longtime JPP lightman Woody Bavota rolled in and joined us. He runs a web TV production facility now. Soon Joe Perry drifted into the Project corner, followed by Tyler. I spoke to Joe, caught up on his water skiing activities and his Aston -Martin. Steven interupted - Tyler wanted to get his picture taken with the Joe Perry Project. We obliged. Steven was raving about the new Aero-album. "We did it all in Joe's basement" he claimed. I asked Perry what he thought about the Raven "Best of the JPP" CD. Perry said he thought it was "pretty good" and was glad to see that someone still cared. Joe was also enthused about the latest Aerosmith record. "Mach, you gotta come by the house and hear it". Joe told me they are shooting for an April release. I asked Joe if he sings on the new album - Joe hung his head and said "one song". I also asked Mr. Perry if he had received the "Joe Perry Quilt"(made from dozens of Aerosmith and JPP shirts) from his #1 Texas fan- Renata. "Oh yeah - it's incredible!" Joe enthused. Suddenly a bunch of tuxedoed horn players marched into the tent. They started playing the Olympic fanfare as a huge Les Paul shaped birthday cake was wheeled through the throng...to be continued.
As the guests started singing "Happy Birthday to you" Julia and I slipped out of the tent to get some air. I had been snapping a bunch of photos with my digital camera, and we reviewed the results. I was looking forward to photographing the evening jam session. Teresa Tyler joined us. I asked Teresa why she and the Tyler family hadn't visited our house last Halloween. "Oh, Steven got all dressed up as a woman last year, and by the time we got to your hill he had to turn back because his feet were killing him!" As I laughed- Teresa looked down at my camera. "Oh - that's neat. I would love to get one of those , but I have this strange problem with cameras , whenever I use a camera the batteries go completely dead... My twin sister has the same weird problem - we just kill batteries by being around." That's spooky, I thought...hmmm. We all made our way back into the tent where the Chefs were pulling a big pig out of the smoker. I reached for my camera , went to grab a shot and... I swear to you - the camera battery had gone totally dead! I decided to chill out by the beer wagon for a while - Teresa's powers had me a little nervous. A few Coronas mellowed me out. I looked up and saw Hargrove waving me into Mt. Blue. The rock and roll was about to begin.
All together there may have been 150 or 200 guests at Joe’s party. We had all arrived at 3 in the afternoon. Now it was 7pm and the crowd had thinned a bit. It felt very intimate in the Mt. Blue dining room. It was easy to move right to the front of the stage as Cheap Trick blasted off with ON TOP OF THE WORLD TONIGHT.... I had spoken with Robin Zander a bit earlier in the day. His band had just finished up a tour and he was heading back to his home in Florida after this special " Joe Show ". Robin’s blonde 7 year old son (also named Robin) told me he liked Cheap Trick – but he is a bigger fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The CT band sounded incredibly tight. The sound crew was showing no mercy tonight, the sound pressure in the small room was massive. Rick told us that Joe Perry himself had penned tonight’s Cheap Trick song list. SOUTHERN GIRLS was the next big hit. Joe Perry and Billie stood smiling just to my right. Finishing up that great tune, Nielsen called Joe up on stage. First Rick presented Joe with a copy of his (Rick's) Guitar Collection Book. All the CT guys had signed it, and Nielsen had written " Joe: Thanks for the guitar lessons!" inside the cover. Rick proceeded to tell the crowd how Perry is well known for his "love of crappy, cheap guitars." Robin Zander then handed Perry a very small vinyl gig bag, out of which plopped a little bronze- colored, single- bout solid body. Perhaps an old Silvertone – also signed by all the Tricksters. Joe looked gleeful as he left the stage with his new treasures. DREAM POLICE was next up and we loved it. Robin Zander, looking handsome and wearing a red sparkle top and black trousers announced the next song, as THAT 70’s SHOW THEME. I’m not too familiar with that show, but the song smoked. Zander strapped on an electro-acoustic guitar. THE FLAME was next. Zander’s voice was just so powerful on this one , amazing. (At this point I started looking for the nacho chips and some Mt. Dew) Neilsen barreled right into "I WANT YOU TO WANT ME" as we roared our approval. Cheap Trick took a short break while a half stack and a Joe Perry model Les Paul were set up on the far right side of the stage…. To be cont’d.
Great so far...If you want to keep up with these stories...go to:
and then type in "Joe Perry" and click "Find" then click on
"Joe Perry" and there you are...
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Destiny's Child, Fatboy Slim, Aerosmith See "Angels"
More on the new Aerosmith song from MTV
Destiny's Child, Fatboy Slim, and Aerosmith are among the acts contributing new music to the soundtrack to the forthcoming movie "Charlie's Angels."
Aerosmith just finished a new song titled "Angel's Eye" for the album, which is due out on October 17. The disc will also include Destiny's Child's "Independent Woman," which was recorded specifically for the film, and a new Fatboy Slim track, among others.
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu star in "Charlie's Angels," which was helmed by music video director McG and is currently due in theaters in November.
In other Aerosmith news, singer Steven Tyler
is reportedly recording an album on the side called "Mob Story: A Hip-Hoprah"
under his real name, Steven Tallarico. The project is being produced by Jack
Douglas, who (not coincidentally) is also producing the soundtrack to the
mob-oriented TV series "The Sopranos." Tyler's project also features
appearances from Sopranos stars Vincent Pastore and Tony Sirico and Kamal from
the Jerky Boys.
Release information, including a label, is yet to be determined.
Meanwhile, Aerosmith is said to be shooting
for a March release for its next album. The band went into the studio a few
months ago to do pre-production with producer Matt Serletic, who did the
chart-topping "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (see "The
Aerosmith Song You May Never Hear"), but the word is that the group is
now producing the bulk of it on its own.
September 26, 2000
The Doors Tribute Album (with Aerosmith)
Sorry I didn't get to posting this on Monday
Here's the tracklist:
1. Break on Through - Stone Temple Pilots
2. Riders on the Storm - Creed
3. Light My Fire - Train
4. Peace Frog - Smash Mouth
5. L.A. Woman - Days of the New
6. Love Me Two Times - Aerosmith
7. Wild Child - The Cult
8. Roadhouse Rap - Jim Morrison
9. Roadhouse Blues - John Lee Hooker and Jim Morrison
10. Is Everybody In? - William Burroughs
11. Hello I Love You - Oleander
12. Touch Me - Scott Stapp (Creed)
13. Children of Night - Exene Cervenka
14. Love Her Madly - Bo Diddley
15. People Are Strange - Marvelous 3
16. The Cosmic Movie - Jim Morrison
17. The End - Days of the New
September 23, 2000
Aerosmith's New Track "Angel's Eye"
Aerosmith has a new track entitled "Angel's Eye," that will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie Charlie's Angels! As AF1 previously reported, Steven and Joe were remixing a new track in New York this past week - turns out, it will be for the flick starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu! Look out for "Angel's Eye" on the soundtrack of Charlie's Angels set to be released on October 17!
Aerosmith on the Doors tribute album
Visit Jason's Aerosmith Page News on Monday for an update on the doors tribute album.
The Road To The Rock Hall
Aerosmith are on the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as they have been confirmed as one of 16 artists nominated for possible induction into the Class of 2001! The nomination will be the second for the Boston Bad Boys as they were considered for induction last year. Other artists joining Aerosmith on the ballot include Black Sabbath, New York Dolls, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, amongst others. A panel of 800 music industry professionals will cast their votes over the next several weeks with winners to be announced in November or December. We know Aerosmith is long overdue to be honored in Ohio - stay tuned for all the latest updates! For more information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, visit their Web site @ www.rockhall.com.
Tom Hamilton Sighting
Did anyone else catch Tom Hamilton cutting in line for Seussical The Musical in Boston?!? Apparently, Tom was spotted making his way into the theatre to catch the musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss.
Steven Tyler @ VMAs
Steven looked quite dashing at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in New York. The Demon of Screamin' strolled out in a purple and gold ensemble with a purple velvet top hat to match! Sharing the podium with hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, Steven made a quirky comment about the highly controversial Eminem (whom Dr. Dre produces), referring to a verse in Em's "The Real Slim Shady," in which Eminem rhymes about Carson Daly, Fred Durst and Christina Aguilera. If you missed it, you can check it out during MTV's rebroadcast of the annual awards show. Back to the podium...Steven presented the Best Group Video Moonman to Blink 182 for their teen pop spoof, "All The Small Things."
September 21, 2000
Simon, Jackson lead Hall inductees
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson and Paul Simon, both seeking solo enshrinement after earlier being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as group members, lead the latest list of nominees.
Simon was inducted in 1990 as a member of the 1960s folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, while Jackson made it in 1997 as part of the family act he left behind, the Jackson 5.
The list of nominees for the Cleveland hall was released Monday
The 16 other nominees include the Australian hard rockers, AC/DC; punk poet Patti Smith; rocker Bob Seger; the flamboyant cult favorites New York Dolls; Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd; and I'm Sorry singer Brenda Lee.
Eight acts are reappearing on the ballot after failing to win election in the past: rock bands Aerosmith, Queen and Black Sabbath; New York rocker Lou Reed; jazz-rockers Steely Dan; doo-wop favorites The Flamingoes; soul performer Solomon Burke; and La Bamba singer Ritchie Valens.
Musicians are eligible for nomination to the hall 25 years after the release of their first recording.
Ballots have been mailed to artists, producers, journalists and music industry executives who decide on the inductees. An induction banquet is generally held each March.
September 20, 2000
Cyrinda on Howard Stern
She and her lawyer were on the phone tying to justify her release of her nude picture of Steven on her website. Howard totally nailed her, told her it was obviously revenge, and that it was a total invasion of privacy. She kept saying that Steven told her do "Do whatever you want with the picture." Actually right at this moment, Howard and Robin are verbally beating her up! Cyrinda is such a LOSER!!!
She came up with this lame answer that Mia approves (though she doesn't speak to her much lately) and Steven approves since he's not suing her anymore.
Says that Steven owes her a chance to jump start her business. what is her business? Writing books about Steven and selling nude pix of him!
Said it's his fault she had to give up her career and become an addict
Actually sounds like a pretty funny interview if it wasn't so pathetic.
Howard talked to Steven beforehand and had reservations about the whole thing.
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September 19, 2000
Aerosmith's Joe Perry is having a birthday next week and word has it that Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Bun E. Carlos - a.k.a. Cheap Trick - will be playing at his party at Mount Blue, the restaurant/club Aerosmith co-owns in Norwell. You can envision all the rocker dads and mums singing along to ''Surrender'': ''Mommy's all right!/Daddy's all right/They just seem a little weird.'' ...
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The 16 nominees have been announced for the class of 2001. They are:
Members of the music industry will now vote from this list, voting continues until mid-October. The top 5 to 7 names with the most votes will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Inductees will be announced in November and the induction ceremony will be held early next year. Let's hope Aerosmith makes it this time!
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Sound Kings September 2000 Newsletter...
Growing Up With An Invisible Friend (with Joe Perry of Aerosmith)
Rocketship Built For Two
I Hate Your Little Friend
Rest In Pieces
We would now like to take a few moments to thank those of you who checked out our feature on icast.com earlier this week. The response was astounding. Though there was a typographical error on their part about us recording with Steve Perry as opposed to Joe Perry (sorry Joe), everything was super-swell. Obviously Steve Perry would be cool too......15 years ago when he had "Oh Sherry" as well as countless hits with Journey......but Joe Perry is a Rock n Roll legend, c'mon.
As always, thanks and keep being you,
Eryk, Mike, Dennis, Jim
September 16, 2000
Jimmy Crespo news (from Rhythm Junkies to Rough Cutt)
A SNEAK PREVIEW OF ROUGH CUTT FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
With the new millennium already eight months upon us, some things in life need to be altered. Maybe a new hairstyle for some people, change of scenery for another, perhaps even a career change.
Or a name change??? Enter Rough Cutt "Mark II": Comprised of original vocalist Paul Shortino, guitarist, Jimmy Crespo, keyboardist, JT Garrett (all three having previously worked together in the Rhythm Junkies), bassist Sean McNabb and drummer, John Homan, the 21st century version of the band is as lethal and as mind expanding as ever.
The band is currently working on Sneak Preview, a seven track Ep that is designed to reintroduce the band to the general public. Recorded at MT Studios and produced by the band themselves and Matt Thorr (ironically enough, Rough Cutt's original bassist), the music is true to form, blues based melodic metal that Rough Cutt fans love and expect.
The track listing is as follows: "I Believe", "Feel The Rain", "Speak Your Mind", "Change Your Heart", "Must Be Love", "Sacred Place" and "Fallen Angel"
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September 14, 2000
The Joe Perry Project Back Together?
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September 10, 2000
Joe Perry B-Day
Today is Joe
Perry's Birthday. He is 50! Happy Birthday Joe!!
September 8, 2000
Steven Tyler on the MTV Video Music Awards
I didn't see it myself but the women who saw
it said he looked great, he wore a purple velvet like long coat and big purple
top hat and even showed some chest...
Steven also tried to make a joke about the Eminem song "The Real Slim Shady." You know, that line:
Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me
so I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
and hear 'em argue over who she gave head to first
Well...Steven kind of flubbed up what he was saying and they bleeped "Head" so you really didn't get the joke. And, Dr. Dre said "Uh....Okay.."
September 7, 2000
Aerosmith on Top
Of The Pops 2
Ok All be ready for this one! VH1 is having a special Hard Rock show ready to show us what Rock is all about!
VH1 will be showing the 100 Greatest Artists
of Hard Rock!
The show is broken down into five one hour shows that will air from Monday, November 13 through Friday November 17.
I am sure YOU will enjoy this program and see where YOUR favorite artists are on the list.
The artists were voted on by other hard rock musicians, critics and others in the know about hard rock music. The artists on the show range from heavy metal, punk, alternative and more so its sure to hit on everyone's favorites.
Don't Miss This One, and don't forget to tell a friend!
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September 2, 2000
of Aerosmith in USA Today regarding Godsmack's new album
Godsmack, Awake. This second album was produced by frontman Sully Erna and Mudrock, who helped shape the self-titled debut that spawned four rock hits. They crank the anger and aggression quotient up a notch on tunes that harken to influences like Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. Oct. 31.
VH1 Sound Affects
Album news... nothing we didn't already know though...
ousted from Aerosmith recording
Matchbox Twenty producer Matt Serletic has been ousted from the producer's chair on Aerosmith's next album, Rolling Stone reports.
Instead, singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are working with longtime song collaborators Mark Hudson and Marti Frederiksen at Perry's home studio. Guitarist Brad Whitford told a Boston radio station recently that nine songs have been completed for the unnamed album, and they hope to have the record in stores by March.
The disc will be the first since 1997's "Nine Lives."
Meanwhile, Tyler has reunited with former Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas on a bizarre-sounding project called "Mob Story: A Hip-Hopera," according to Rolling Stone. Tyler is adding vocals to the project under his original name, Steven Tallarico, alongside "Soprano's" Vincent Pastore and Tony Sirico, as well as Kamal, a member of the phone prank crew The Jerky Boys.
... and from Ralphy's Music And Stuff Forum...:
AEROSMITH ARE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM
Four years after the album "Nine Lives" Aerosmith is back in the studio again to work on a new release. Matchbox 20-producer Matt Serletic has been retained for production and the mixing and recording will be done by Aerosmith-frontman Steven Tyler himself. The band plans to record the new songs until october and than mixing them in november and december. The album could be ready by March of next year. Aerosmith plans to sell it through the internet first, even before it hits the shops.
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