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July 30, 2001

Here is an article that talks about, Bebe Buelle, Liv and Steven.

"Bebe Buell Reveals all in the Times"

Just click here

July 27, 2001

FAFH release date for Sweden/Europe?

The on-line store states that, the swedish release date for the CD-single "Fly Away From Here" is 2001-08-06...

Two versions seems to become available, one for 35 SEK and one for 45 SEK. It was not possible to order it yet though, nor did they list what tracks that will be included.


Boston Magazine

Aerosmith will be on an upcoming cover of Boston Magazine. They have been chosen as best Boston band, I think that is what it is.


Tyler disses Staind!

From Sludge.....

It seems that Aaron Lewis and Staind have gotten completely full of themselves, and that one of the true greats, Steven Tyler was not only put off by them, but was plenty happy to send a message to these arrogant f*cks.

Here's the scoop: Staind was playing a show on the 18th as part of the MTV2 Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame Concert Series that they are doing this summer. From the start, the band acted like complete and total d*cks. They informed the people in charge of setting up the festivities that NO ONE WAS ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO THEM - fans, security, Rock Hall employees - NO ONE! Then, they were complete d*ckheads at soundcheck, especially Lewis, who insisted that all the sound be reverted to his vocal tracks. This, of course, completely ruined the sound, both at the Rock Hall and on the radio broadcast, which was set to go off live. Further, they bitched the entire day that an opening act, Bunker Hill from Chicago (I think) was opening, and that this band hadn't earned the right to open for them. By coincidence, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler was spending the afternoon at the Rock Hall (they played down the street at Blossom Music Center the night before).

Lewis apparently felt that it was OK to speak to one person at the Rock Hall, and told them to "round up" Tyler so he could meet him. Apparently, Tyler was informed about their "don't speak to us" policy and their negative remarks about Bunker Hill, and when approached about meeting Lewis, Tyler responded by saying the following: "No. Let me send a message back to those guys though. Tell them that the band they don't want to play with is in the same place they were two years ago, and is in the same place that they will be two years from now." With that nice slap at Staind, he refused to meet them. Kudos to Tyler for being real and looking at some pompous d*uche bags and reminding them of their place.


VH1 rockshow poll

    This weeks VH1 rockshow poll is "Which box set rocks the hardest?" and the choices are:

    Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge
    Alice In Chains - Music Bank
    Iron Maiden - Eddie's Head
    Aerosmith - Pandora's Box
    Led Zeppelin - Box Set

    Aerosmith is currently in last place. Here's the link to where to vote:

    You can vote multiple times too...

July 26, 2001

Billboard Update

Just Push Play drops 7 spots to #85 this week, with roughly 18,000 copies sold. It's been holding pretty steady in the 17,000-19,000 sales range for more than a month now. This week coming up however will be very interesting, as the band is taking a break...

In singles news....well, there isn't much to say. It's becoming apparent now that "Fly Away From Here" will not duplicate the success of "Jaded". It's total airplay on pop radio nearly fell 40% this week, and it's hard to come back.

If you would like to see a detailed account of the progress of Just Push Play, log on to and click on "Aero News".

July 25, 2001

Aerostuff in today's NY Post

Two items in today's NY Post (also on There's a picture of Mia with the caption: "Birthday-bash beauties" Models Mia Tyler and Cindy Guyer help Stacia Bowie, the daughter of Angela Bowie, celebrate her 21st birthday the other night at the Carnegie Club in Midtown

Also, an article in Liz Smith's column about Bebe Buell's book (out Aug. 7th)

"Hot summer reading"
JUST WAIT for Aug. 7, when St. Martin's Press releases the Bebe Buell memoir, written with Victor Bockris. Titled "Rebel Heart: An American Rock and Roll Journey," this is the "tell all" book of the year. Bebe, of course, is the mother of actress Liv Tyler (Liv's father is Aerosmith's Steven Tyler). Bebe is a former Ford model, a former Playboy Playmate, a one-time manager to her famous daughter and the perennial darling of the rock 'n' roll crowd. Her book party is set to happen the night of publication at the downtown club Don Hill's.

You can literally open this book anywhere and find funny and delicious anecdotes never told before. A variety of boldface names are included: Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Mick and/or Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Todd Rundgren, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Page, Brian Setzer, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Rod Stewart and naturally, the Aerosmith gang. Last March, director Cameron Crowe told Bebe that he had partially based the character played by Kate Hudson in the movie "Almost Famous" on her.

Bebe discusses her history in rock music and the Hollywood "Boys Club," where she was often the only female in the group.

She talks of its double standard. "Men want their women to be good little girls who never do anything while they get to be pirates and do everything. And it never changes."

Here are just a few excerpts. "Mick Jagger is almost a textbook version of a perfect lover, because you can be pretty much assured that anything anyone would do to you, he's going to try it." . . . Jack Nicholson's first breakup with Anjelica Huston in 1981: "He was so depressed, he would cry all night. It was really bad. He was a mess, truly distraught . . . He loved Anjelica, but she went through periods of having had enough of him." She recalls that Jack let Warren Beatty invite a bevy of starlets over who tried to cheer him up in his Jacuzzi while Buell and Beatty watched them from afar . . . Bebe writes of her friendship with John Lennon during his infamous "lost weekend" in 1974; with "Helen," who was the dwarf mascot of the Sex Pistols . . . She tells of her platonic relationship with David Bowie, who she says was "More interested in putting on makeup."

Bebe says when she met Steven Tyler, who was then 29, he had a 15-year-old girlfriend. "I was the older woman," writes Bebe "and I was only 23!" The book includes the story of how her daughter Liv Tyler thought, until age 10, that Todd Rundgren was her father. Bebe says that Steven Tyler was addicted to drugs and so she walked out on him before their baby was born. Rundgren offered to step in. The details laid out here, are told with wit and compassion.

Now this is summer reading to the max!


Metal Sludge

On the Metal Sludge website, they have 20 Questions with Slash's Snakepit guitarist Keri Kelli. In the answer to question #7 Aerosmith is mentioned:

7. Name the 3 high points and the 3 low points of your music career to date.

3 high points and 3 low points. Umm, well I think you of the coolest that I can remember off the top of my head is a, when we played last year when we played Madison Square Garden. It was know just the whole thought of it, you know. We took a limo in, it was the same route as like Zeppelin took on the "Song Remains The Same" so that was pretty neat. And we got there and the place was actually really packed for us, it was when we were opening for AC/DC. So it was, a lot of people where there when we were playin', we had a really good show. Uh, the Aerosmith guys where there. We got to hang out with Steven Tyler. He came straight back after the show, so that was really neat. Um, I hung out with him. The Black Crowes were there and a got to hang out with them, after our set which was really neat. Then uh we all went out and watched AC/DC. So that was pretty much one of the highest know.
Low points. I mean, hell, we have low points all the time. I've have low points in every band or situation, you know. So it's hard to really...I can't think of one specific one.
We had a low point the other day on this tour, you know, everything can't go great.


Aerosmith - busty babes....

From a columnist in Denver on Aerosmith...

Aerosmith On The Town

It was no accident that a bevy of busty babes were in the front rows of the Aerosmith concert at Fiddler's Green Monday night. The band's tour manager toured Denver strip clubs prior to the concert and gave the girls gifts of VIP seating and back stage passes. "It was a sea of strippers," reported one concert goer. "There were bouncing boobs everywhere."

Everywhere was right. Even attendees sitting in the cheap seats got a cheap thrill from the strippers who flashed the goods for the cameraman shooting scenes shown on the big screens just off stage.

"It was just like an old time rock 'n' roll concert," said concert promoter Barry Fey, head of House of Blues. "It was the way it was supposed to be. That's Aerosmith. They put it all out there."

And the flashing females paid no mind to the old saying, "Keep your hands to yourself." They freely fondled each other while the crowd roared. "Their mothers would be so proud," said my spy.

REUNION WITH ROCKERS: The last time Aerosmith played the Mile High city, it was 10 days after the tragedy at Columbine High School. Band members caught wind that Lance Kirklin, one of the shooting victims, was a fierce fan of the band. So lead singer Steven Tyler and his troupe paid Kirklin a visit in the hospital.

On Monday night, Kirklin reunited with the rock 'n' rollers during a private meeting back stage. Kirklin and his pals were treated to tickets by the band. "The band just wanted to do a nice thing," said a House of Blues spokeswoman. "It was friends meeting with a friend."

THE SEEN: A dead ringer for actress Kate Hudson dancing with Aerosmith singer Tyler on stage during the concert Monday night; Stanley Cup star Stephane Yelle at the Aerosmith concert.

EAVESDROPPING at the Aerosmith concert: "I can't believe all these middle-aged people are here."


Just Push Foreplay?

The upcoming VH1 special From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music explores the sometimes scandalous connection between sex and rock & roll. The five-part series features interviews with some experts on the subject, including Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Aerosmith. The show will air nightly at 10 p.m. EDT Aug. 6-10.

 July 24, 2001

MTV Awards

This year Aerosmith are nominated for the following awards at the MTV VMA..

Best Rock Video
Aerosmith, Jaded.
Limp Bizkit, Rollin'.
Weezer, Hashpipe
Linkin Park, Crawling.
Staind, It's Been A While.

Best art direction
Aerosmith, Jaded.
Fatboy Slim, Weapon Of Choice.
Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood.
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink, Lady marmalade.

Best Cinematography
Fatboy Slim, Weapon of Choice.
Aerosmith, Jaded.
Eminem f/ Dido, Stan.
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Get Ur Freak On.


Another way to get "Over My Head"

If you are looking to pick up the song "Over My Head" from Lit that Steven Tyler sang background vocals for... here is another place for it...

News from Allstar:
As Lit preps to enter the mastering stage for its upcoming follow-up to 1999's multi-platinum breakthrough, Place in the Sun, a few of the foggier details of the album have become more clear.

The album has a 90 percent chance of being titled Payola Amigos, according to singer A. Jay Popoff. And, it will likely include the following tracks: the harder-edged "Last Time Again," "Lipstick and Brusies," "Cool Again," "Drop-D," "She Comes," and "Addicted" (all first single candidates); the acoustic "Happy in the Meantime" (the band's first unplugged tune), a cover of Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools," as well as "Something to Someone," "Slip," "Live for This," "Sunny Weather," and the band's collaboration with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, "Over My Head" (from the Titan A.E. soundtrack).

July 23, 2001

Tyler singing in church

As I posted on July 17, Steven went to The Church of Today while in Michigan last Sunday. Now, I've been informed that the service is broadcasted the following Sunday on local TV. Apparently it was really good. He sang "Lean on Me" and "Amazing Grace" and throughout different parts of the sermon Marianne Williamson referred to him and Aerosmith. He talked a little bit about how she has helped him with his sobriety, etc.


Nsync On Aerosmith

MTV had some little thing on Nsync and their top 10 moments on tv and they mention the Superbowl. So, Joey (a memeber of Nsync) said it was his birthday on the day of the show and Joe Perry gave him an autographed guitar with everyone in the bands autograph on it. He thought it was really cool.

Then Justin(another Nsync member) was like "I sound like Steven, don't I?!" and the other guys just laughed in his face and were like "not quite dude!"

Then, and I think this one was kinda funny, JC was like "YOU wouldn't BELIEVE the lyrics! you hear them and its TOTALLY different when you have to read them off the monotar!" lol

July 22, 2001

Article from

Sound check

Aerosmith proves band still has it

By G. Brown
Denver Post Popular Music Writer

Friday, July 20, 2001 - They wrote the story line for every episode of "Behind The Music" - fame and fortune, drugs, profligacy ...

But the members of Aerosmith added resurgence to the tale. After 30 years, the band continues to reign as one of the world's biggest concert attractions. This year, the elder statesmen of American rock have performed brief sets everywhere from the Super Bowl, teaming with 'N Sync and Britney Spears, to an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now Aerosmith has kicked off the three-month U.S. leg of the "Just Push Play" world tour, including a visit Monday to Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre.

Does any of it daunt 50-year-old guitarist Joe Perry and his middle-aged bandmates - singer Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford?

"Nah - I'm sitting in my tour bus, eating ribs with my wife, listening to Elvis records," Perry said recently.

"I look back and a lot of people, unfortunately, have had really high points in their career and haven't been able to sustain it. Obviously, I love the Rolling Stones and how they've plotted their last 10 years. Artistically, there are a lot of bands I admire.

"But as far as doing what we're doing? There aren't any that I can name, frankly, that are operating on the level we're running. A lot of the excitement of being in the band is seeing how far we can take it. When I'm standing out on the stage and there's 100 15-year-old girls on the shoulders of their boyfriends, I just go, "Man, what are we doing?'"

Aerosmith has taken a massive production on the road. The band plays in front of a large screen displaying videos and other visual elements. And during a portion of the set, the guys rock on a ministage near the back of the venue.

"It's literally 16 by 16 (feet), which isn't a lot of room for drums and amps - a powerful bit of rock 'n' roll comes off that stage," Perry said. "We're playing "Dream On' the way we played it in 1972, tight and small with little amps aimed at each other ...

"Technically, it's hard to do. I've seen U2 and the Stones do it in arenas, and it sounded like a good idea to do out in the sheds, to get right out there on the lawn with the people having a picnic. But in arenas, it's easy to control the sound, and they have a walkway out there. For every shed, our road crew has to adapt the staging and sound. And we walk right up the middle through the crowd, and that's an event in itself. We get to slap hands - and Steven gets his clothes ripped off."

Boston's baddest boys - er, men - are selecting gems from their three decades' legacy.

"We've been throwing in the old ones - "Chip Away The Stone,' "Draw The Line,' even "Movin' Out,'" Perry said.

Plus they'll offer a couple of songs from the new album "Just Push Play." Fans have enjoyed the signature sound of "Jaded," but some didn't expect a couple of hip-hop influenced tracks on an Aero-smith record. A scratching credit?

"We look at making records as a totally different art form than our live stuff," Perry said.

"We'd always get the whole band playing live in the studio, and we'd end up re-doing everything - it's linear; one thing follows the next and each dot has to connect as you do it. This time, the sound of the demos was so good that Steven and I thought we'd build on them (and) bring in the other guys as it became time. Everybody had more of a fleshed-out song to play to. When you're working digitally, you look at things in three dimensions. It opens a lot of things up.

"We're not the new young thing on the block, and we haven't been for 25 years. But a good song is still a good song."

Aerosmith with Fuel: 7 p.m. Monday, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, $70 reserved, $35 lawn, Ticketmaster

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This was found on the BBB (Better Buisness Bureau) site about FansRule!

Date of Report: 7/20/2001

General Information:

Also Known As:
Aeroforce One
Fan Emporium

Company Address: View Location Map 40 No. East Industrial Road
Branford, CT 06405

Original Business Start Date: 1/1/1985

Local Business Start Date: 4/4/1994

Business Classification: Shopping Services- Buying Clubs/ Group Purchasing Org.

Telephone #: (203) 483-2843

Company Management:

Name Title
Joyce Logan V.P. Fan Services
Janet Schupp V. President

Fans Rule
40 No. East Industrial Road
Branford, CT 06405

Original Business Start Date: 01/01/85
Local Start Date: 04/04/94
Principal: Joyce Logan
Phone Number: 203-483-2843
Type of Business Code: 5202 Shopping Services- Buying

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.


This company offers Celebrity Fan Club Services.

Customer Experience

Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to an unresolved complaint.


This company also does business as Aeroforce One and Fan Emporium.


Additional addresses for this company include P.O. Box 679, Branford, CT 06405.

REPORT DATE: 07/17/2001

COPYRIGHT DATE: 2001 The Better Business Bureau, Inc.


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July 20, 2001

Walk This Way taped for MTV 20 last night!

At last night's show in St. Louis the Walk This Way performance was taped and a mini commercial was shot for the upcoming MTV 20 "Live And Almost Legal" show to be aired on MTV Wed, Aug 1st.
Steven told the audience to be quiet (right) and they hid behind a backdrop. He said happy 20th to MTV, they dropped the backdrop, and they all screamed their lungs out. He said it'll air in 3 weeks, on the birthday show.

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People Special MTV 20

Inside the People Special Edition MTV 20 there are two Aerosmith Pics. One of Steven and Joe with Run DMC and one of Steven and Joe from the 1988 MTV Awards (nothing you haven't seen everywhere)... Also, they had a Lane Bryant ad with Mia...."Hipsters Walk This Way Mia Tyler Rocks in our Low slung Jeans. Jeni have uploaded the Mia pic to my Tyler Family Section Page 4 at (click on Aero Families...)

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July 19, 2001

Liv and Mia in People

This weeks edition of People magazine features family/baby pictures of celebrities in the back. There is a small picture of Liv and Mia at their tender ages the year they first met on page 109. "Liv was in the 7th grade, I was in the 6th, and we're both growing out our perms. We put on this frosty pink lipstick. We thought we were so cool!" Mia Tyler says about the picture. - People 7/23/01 (VANISHED - missing people/top story on the cover) - $2.99

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Billboard Update

This week's Billboard Chart looks almost identical to last weeks. Just Push Play drops one spot to #78 this week, with roughly 19,500 copies sold. This week's sales figures are the highest the album has been in a month. As for the history of JPP, in 19 weeks on the charts, Just Push Play has sold roughly 960,000 copies.

As for singles, Fly Away From Here is up two spots to 24th most played POP song acording to Radio and Records last week. And Just Push Play is down 2 spots to 11th most played ROCK song last week. Once again, neither of these songs are yet on the Billboard charts as they do not have enough radio "adds" and/or single sales.

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Article on Aerosmith Tattoos guide Karen Hudson drops by Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" tour in an attempt to sneak a peek at the band's tattoos. Check out the article for some great live photos!


Article on the Fly Away from here video

    Aerosmith Make Preparations To Fly Away
    Saturday June 30, 2001
    By: Aaron Brophy

    Now that "Jaded" is firmly etched in the public consciousness, it's almost time for veteran rockers Aerosmith to unleash their next video on the masses. With two days of shooting in Boston, MA under their wing and some extensive post-production underway, the veteran rockers should be delivering "Fly Away From Here" to a video station near you very shortly.

    Directed by Joseph Kahn, the man behind Brandy & Monica's hair-pulling opus "The Boy Is Mine," U2's "Elevation" and Britney Spears' chair-friendly "Stronger," "Fly Away From Here" should prove to be an interesting video. It's been promised to include many futuristic special effects, including a reportedly cool blending effect involving Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and their respective children, Chelsea and Roman. And as if that weren't exciting enough, the video will also feature pin-up girl and disgraced 7th Heaven star Jessica Biel.

    With all of the post-production involved in such a spectacle, "Fly Away From Here" may not be out for a while yet, but there are some behind the scenes clip up at that should sate even the strongest Aerosmith appetites.

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Tom on the July 9th show...

On 94.7 WFBQ FM Indianapolis on the "Bob and Tom Show", Tom Hamilton said that the July 9th Indianapolis show was the best one yet.


Instructions to find The Boneyard in Aerosmith World...

Aerosmith World - the 3-D interactive chatroom (go to to download it)

Make sure you have the most current version of A.W. otherwise you will not see the door. (To do this, go to the menu, select OPTIONS - scroll and select UPGRADE NOW - ... it will search for latest upgrades and prompt if needed)

Once you are all upgraded, go to the "home" go to the back of the room, zoom down the side (doesnt matter which side they both take you down to the "catherdal") there's the rooms in the middle of the catherdal - go thru that, the colors change to some trippy bright India colors... keep on going thru until you have exited.. now you will be infront of 5 doors... go straight - this is the middle of the five rooms...
In this room you will see floating cds at the top - and straight ahead you will see a door saying "The BoneYard"
Go into this door - it will prompt to download... once downloaded restart the program - and go back to the same door so you can enter The BoneYard --

** Note : this is probably not EXCATLY 'THE BONEYARD' just a virtual reality stimulatan for us fans. So I doubt that the bathroom is really whats in Joe's place. Never the less - enjoy!

There are about 5 pictures of Billie in this area. The most are found in one certian room. She's wearing a red dress and looks very fab!

For all of you who can't find those pics of Billie from AW - Julie Hogan have put them onto her site under the "The Perry Family" section page 6...

July 18, 2001

Joe Perry sighting

Yesterday, when a fan went to Cleveland to the Hall Of Fame before the show, a guy working there told her to go into one room and there was Joe Perry and his wife, watching the induction on the tv! She was standing right next to him and was going to ask for an autograph but his body guard leaned over and said "hey his is enjoying the day with his family"... Then she was told by another guide that he was going up to the 4th floor so they went up and he was with his family looking at all the pics and stuff...

July 17, 2001

Aerosmith Fan dies after concert :(

From :

July 16 - Monroe County sheriff deputies are investigating a fatal accident today.


Deputies say 25 year – old Paula Newman died when her pick up truck hit a tree. It happened just after one o’clock this morning on Rt. 31 near Marsh Rd. in Perinton.

Newman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police suspect she fell asleep at the wheel while returning home from a (aerosmith) concert at Darien Lake.

Walk This Way... to Church?

Short takes

* Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler surprised the congregation at the Church of Today in Warren on Sunday when he dropped in to sing his rendition of Amazing Grace. Tyler said he overcame a troubled period in his life by listening to inspirational tapes by church minister Marianne Williamson, whom he invited to an Aerosmith concert while he was in town. She returned the favor by inviting him to church.

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Wayne's World 1 & 2 Now Available on DVD!

Not Worthy!
Wayne and Garth are Schwinging Again
With the Arrival on DVD of

Featuring New Interviews and Commentaries
And "Cable Access TV" Menu Options

Hollywood, CA - July, 2000 - Wayne and Garth (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) party on when WAYNE'S WORLD and WAYNE'S WORLD 2 premiere on DVD on July 10 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Available individually ($24.99 S.R.P.) and as a two-pack boxed set (WAYNE'S WORLD - THE COMPLETE EPIC, $49.98 S.R.P.), the films also feature Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Christopher Walken, Kim Basinger, and Heather Locklear.

An outrageous comedy inspired by hilarious dialogue and witty sight gags, WAYNE'S WORLD (1992) stars twenty-something best friends Wayne Campbell (Myers) and Garth Algar (Carvey) who live in their respective parents' homes in Aurora, Illinois and tape their own cable access show "Wayne's World" from Wayne's basement. The two pals interview strange guests, drool over supermodels and talk about anything they deem worthy. Life is going just fine until television producer Ben Oliver (Lowe) approaches them with a deal and becomes fascinated with Cassandra (Carrere), the heavy metal singer with whom Wayne is infatuated.

WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is a sidesplitting continuation of the adventures of Wayne and Garth. The boys are now living and doing their cable access show in a babe-a-licious abandoned doll warehouse, with Wayne still dating Cassandra, and Garth finding his match in blond bombshell, Honey Hornee (Basinger). Trouble arises when slick record producer Bobby Cahn (Walken) begins pursuing Cassandra, and Wayne believes he must organize a massive outdoor rock festival in Aurora to save the day. The boys encounter a series of laugh-out-loud hurdles as they attempt to create their dream, "Waynestock."

WAYNE'S WORLD and WAYNE'S WORLD 2 are rated PG-13 and PG-13 for ribald humor in the U.S. and each has a running time of 94 minutes. Visit to learn more about Paramount Home Entertainment's new releases, as well as other classic Hollywood Films, television program, animated titles and family and special interest programming.

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Rick Dufay and Blue By Nature news...

To the BBN fans, Karen Lawrence was featured on Local Licks on KLOS 95.5 last night and has some gigs with another band, The Mama's Boys coming up - one showcase gig at the Whisky on August 9th in fact. For those of you new to Rick's music career, he was in Blue By Nature with Karen Lawrence until around 1998.

Rick is still doing rehearsals with Dan and Charlie and working on the setlist. He's also been keeping in touch with a member of another band touring right now..that he used to be in...

Check out:

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Darien Lake Show 7/15 Review

This was taken out of yesterday's issue of the Buffalo News!

Aerosmith rocks the park

News Contributing Reviewer

Clad in skin-tight Roy Lichtenstein pop-art pants, Steven Tyler led Aerosmith through a 21/2-hour set of hard rock in a packed Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Sunday. The only thing louder than the band was the adoring crowd response at the end of each song. On a state-of-the-art video screen mounted 20 feet above the stage, Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry cut a mean silhouette to kick off a show that included FM radio staples like "Love in an Elevator" and "Jaded," from the band's current CD "Just Push Play." As a beach ball bounced through the sold-out crowd, Tyler sang through a megaphone before whipping out a harmonica for the band's classic cover of "Big Ten Inch." Aerosmith's female fans were sent into paroxysms of delight as he tossed his harp into the crowd.

At dusk, as the band cruised into the power ballad "Fly Away From Here," cigarette lighters started sparking through the crowd like fireflies.

Midway through the set, the band made its way to a second stage located at the foot of the lawn seats for a mini-set kicked off by the instantly recognizable melody of "Dream On," with Tyler on keyboards, and featuring dreamy guitar work by Perry and rhythm-guitarist Brad Whitford. All the old-timers felt a part of the show as the band offered up "Same Old Song and Dance."

Then it was time for more big hits like "Don't Want to Miss a Thing," which caused the crowd to ignite lighters again, burning enough butane to cause a mild ecological hazard.

A wild, scat blues intro paved the way for the band's crossover Run-DMC remake of "Walk This Way," which featured frenetic breakdance footage on the big screen.

A psychedelic oil-light backdrop set the mood for Tom Hamilton's cool bass lines as he and drummer Joey Kramer brought the band into the anthemic "Sweet Emotion." Joe Perry, every inch the rock star with cigarette in mouth, thrust his Les Paul against the Marshall stack coaxing chaotic feedback from the speakers.

"Living on the Edge," a more recent hit, followed, bridging the generation gap for the many families who attended the show, as fireworks went off within the amusement park behind the giant Ferris wheel.

Gone are the days of the notorious Toxic Twins (Tyler and Perry), so named for their legendary substance abuse. The sober Aerosmith proved it's not about the drugs, it's about the music and the communal fun of a great outdoor concert. This was one rock 'n' roll show worthy of the steep ticket price.

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July 16, 2001

Cyrinda fund raiser at CBGB

This is from Liz Smith's column in today's NY Post (there's a pic of Cyrinda on

RAN INTO the ubiquitous Fox guy Roger Friedman, who is out every night everywhere. He told me that at the East Village club CBGB's, there was an extraordinary celebration of Cyrinda Foxe, the one-time model who is the mother of Mia Tyler. (Yes, she's the ex of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler.) Cyrinda is battling brain cancer and a silent auction was put together by publicist Liz Derringer to raise money for her medical needs. A guitar signed by Aerosmith fetched $5,000.

The touching knockout moment of the night was the dazzling Bebe Buell's performance in Cyrinda's honor. These women were once at one another's throats. But no more. In the audience also was Bebe's daughter Liv Tyler with her fiancé, Royston Langdon. Show biz "do" get complicated. Just like life.

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Joe Perry at U2 concert

According to MTV, Joe went to an U2 concert (in New Jersey?) and went backstage to congratulate the band because he enjoyed it very much. He even said in an interview that he is a U2 fan...

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Joe Perry's Boneyard in the Aerosmith Worlds chat

I've been told that they just added The Boneyard recording studio on Aerosmith world. In the main Aerosmith world go to the BIG room where you can get into 5 rooms....Go into the middle room (Joe's room) It has flying CD's in it. Walk straight in all the way and u will see: "The Boneyard" walk to it and a thing will pop-up saying you need to download it...

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July 15, 2001

Mia Tyler Information

For those who are interested, Mia Tyler is prominently featured on Lane Bryant's new Fall 2001 "Denim Revolution" clothing line. The homepage reads, "Walk This Way. Mia Tyler Rocks in Our Hipster Jean," as the model is seen strutting her stuff for the clothing company. The site also has a video (to the music of the Run DMC version of WTW) with scenes of photo shoot for their new Fall clothing line starring Ms. Tyler at

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Aerosmith included on VH1 Special "From the Waist Down"

    PR Newswire
    July 12, 2001, Thursday



    LENGTH: 701 words

    HEADLINE: VH1 Special 'From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music,' Five-Part, Five-Hour Series Chronicling Pop Music's Influence on the Sexual Revolution, To Debut Monday-Friday, August 6-10, at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

    DATELINE: PASADENA, Calif., July 12


    From Elvis, "Sweet Little Sixteen" and The Twist through "Sticky Fingers," groupies and "I Touch Myself," pop music has consistently sent one unmistakable message: It's about S-E-X.

    In popular culture, music sets the trends while the rest follow. And nowhere is this fact more evident than in the sexual revolution. "From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music" traces the sexual saturation of contemporary culture in the past five decades -- and takes the provocative premise that music has been responsible for it all -- in this five-hour, five-part special, debuting Monday-Friday, August 6-10, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night.

    A series of five themed, non-chronological hours, "From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music" looks at how music and sexual attitudes have been profoundly connected, beginning with the genesis of rock in the '50s, straight through to the porn metal rap of today:

    * Hour 1 -- Dance to the Music: Ever since the days of Elvis and "American Bandstand," dancing has served as music's direct physical connection to sex, channeled through the Watusi and The Twist, "Footloose" and "Private Dancer," booty call and Kid Rock.

    * Hour 2 -- Whole Lotta Love: In the animal world, it's the male of the species that enjoys all the feathered finery. It's no different in rock, where hair, makeup, strutting -- and the ultimate six-string electric phallic symbol -- have long been the domain of guys.

    * Hour 3 -- Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Complex and not always subtle, female sexuality in rock has evolved from object of male desire, to riot girl, midriff lolita and other self-commodifying, self-exploiting objects.

    * Hour 4 -- Are You a Boy or a Girl?: Music is the medium that explores every imaginable permutation of sexuality -- including the twilight zone of cross-gender. Flowering broadly in the '70s with glam rock, Bowie, Disco, the New Romantics, gay "Pink Rock" and more, gender-bending continues today dressed up as shock-rocker Marilyn Manson.

    * Hour 5 -- I Fought the Law: The battle between stripping off and covering up: cultural outrage and government regulation fight a rearguard action against increasing permissiveness advocated by marketers and artists, from Madonna to 2 Live Crew to Alanis, D'Angelo, Red Hot Chili Peppers and beyond.

    "From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music" features new interviews with Adam Ant, The Bangles, The Go-Gos' Belinda Carlisle and Jane Weidlin, Boy George, CC DeVille, Chris Isaak, Chuck D, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Navarro, Destiny's Child, The B-52s' Fred Schneider, Gary Numan, Janet Jackson, Jerry Harrison, Jimmy Jam, Duran Duran's John Taylor, John Waters, k.d. lang, Melissa Etheridge, Rick James, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, Sammy Hagar, Sebastian Bach, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Slash, Spinderella, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Tommy Lee, and Uncle Kracker.

    "From the Waist Down: Men, Women & Music" is a production of World of Wonder. Lauren Zalaznick, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are Executive Producers.

    VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials, live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with the music they love. VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV 2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.



    CONTACT: Toni Herron of VH1, 212-846-7528; or Lisa Williams of MTVN,


    LOAD-DATE: July 13, 2001


Another shot of Jessica Biel from the shooting of FAFH
    Here is a shot of Jessica during the shooting of the new Aerosmith video Fly Away From Here. Originaly from Claud's Aerosmith Page, I took this from Rock This Way.

Jessica Biel during the making of the Fly Away From Here video


July 14, 2001

Kid Rock joined Aerosmith last night

    At last night's concert in Detroit (2001-07-13, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkstown, MI) Kid Rock performed with the band. Before Sweet Emotion, Steven announced that Kid Rock was in the house. Kid came on stage, and they essentially re-created the version from the R&R Hall of Fame induction ceremony.. complete with the record scratching by Kid. Joe and Kid Rock traded licks on the guitar and turntables during the feedback part....



7/13/01, 3 p.m. ET) -- DaimlerChrysler employees didn't seem all that "jaded" as more than 1,500 turned out to greet Aerosmith Thursday (July 12) when the legendary rock band visited the company's technical center outside of Detroit. The workers stood three- and four-people deep around the railing, lined up on the escalators, and clustered around the closed-circuit television sets as songs from Aerosmith's latest album, Just Push Play, echoed off the ceiling of the gigantic covered plaza in the middle of the sprawling, Pentagon-sized building. The band, just in from a show at the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday (July 11), was in Auburn Hills as part of its new partnership with Dodge, which is sponsoring the Just Push Play tour.
Lead singer Steven Tyler obliged the friendly, curious crowd by posing for pictures and saying he was pleased with the band's new ties with Dodge. Aerosmith even came complete with security and roadies dressed in black T-shirts bearing the legend, "July 12, 2001. Live--Aerosmith does Dodge at DCX [the DaimlerChrysler Technical Center]."
After the appearance in Tech Plaza, where they put sprawling signatures on the side and hood of an all-black 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, Aerosmith was whisked off in appropriate rock-star style to the small test track behind the technical center, where the group's members had an opportunity to drive Dodge Vipers. The band also got a look a several concept cars and a peek at the 2003 Dodge Viper RT, which is not yet on sale.
James Schroer, the Chrysler group's executive vice president of global sales and marketing, said the idea of linking Dodge and Aerosmith originated with Fusion One, the Connecticut ad agency DaimlerChrysler recruited last spring. Initially, Fusion One thought Aerosmith might prove too outrageous for DaimlerChrysler's management, said Schroer. As it turned out, everyone in the company actually loved the idea and then Aerosmith, which had been in talks with another car company outside the U.S., signed on with Dodge, according to Schroer. Dodge is now in the process of developing a longer-term relationship with Aerosmith, which will take a variety of forms in the future, DaimlerChrysler officials said.
Aerosmith's Just Push Play world tour hit the Darien Lake Six Flags Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York, last night (July 15). After a day off today (July 16), the band plays the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, tomorrow (July 17).

-- LAUNCH Staff, Detroit


HTZFM Top 1500...

About a week ago for 2 weeks, a local radio station in Canada had top 1500 songs of all time. The result of their top 1500 countdown can be seen at the radio station's website, I notice some mistakes, but not mine. One mistake is song number #697 and #1148. And by the way. The voters were the listeners of the station, NOT the station. Anyways, Aerosmith made this list with alot of songs (45 songs, 3% of the entire list ;):

5 Aerosmith Sweet Emotion
18 Aerosmith Walk This Way
59 Aerosmith Train Kept a Rollin'
67 Aerosmith Dream On
89 Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
95 Aerosmith Back in the Saddle
130 Aerosmith Love In An Elevator
154 Aerosmith Janie's Got A Gun
165 Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
183 Aerosmith Same Old Song and Dance
223 Aerosmith Rag Doll
337 Aerosmith Sick As A Dog
391 Aerosmith No More No More
412 Aerosmith Amazing
474 Aerosmith Lick and a Promise
515 Aerosmith Come Together
522 Aerosmith The Other Side
564 Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
598 Aerosmith Rats in the Cellar
632 Aerosmith Big Ten Inch Record
655 Aerosmith Eat the Rich
658 Aerosmith Young Lust / F.I.N.E
697 Aerosmith Hangman Jury
744 Aerosmith What it Takes
776 Aerosmith Kings and Queens
838 Aerosmith Angel
871 Aerosmith Mama Kin
970 Aerosmith Draw the Line
985 Aerosmith What it Takes
1003 Aerosmith Last Child
1008 Aerosmith Lightning Strikes
1048 Aerosmith Falling in Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
1075 Aerosmith Livin' On The Edge
1109 Aerosmith Cryin'
1148 Aerosmith Hangman's Jury
1190 Aerosmith Seasons of Wither
1264 Aerosmith Rats in the Cellar
1267 Aerosmith Deuces are Wild
1286 Aerosmith Crazy
1358 Aerosmith Pink
1415 Aerosmith Walkin' The Dog
1430 Aerosmith Jaded
1465 Aerosmith Chip Away the Srone
1486 Aerosmith Uncle Salty

and in addition to that...

723 Joe Perry Project Let the Music Do the Talking

Just thought that was pretty cool....

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July 13, 2001

Aerosmith and Dodge article

    Aerosmith To Unveil Truck During Visit To Dodge

    (7/12/01, 7 a.m. ET) -- Aerosmith has a day off from its Just Push Play tour today (July 12), but the Boston quintet will still be working--paying the piper, as it were. The group will make an afternoon visit to the headquarters of DaimlerChrysler, whose Dodge brand is the tour sponsor.

    Aerosmith will first visit the company's offices in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, meeting and greeting and, presumably, thanking employees, and also holding a brief press conference. The band will then tour the facilities before being whisked to the DaimlerChrysler Tech Plaza Test Track, where they'll test drive a number of Dodge products, including Ram trucks and Viper sports cars.

    Lead guitarist Joe Perry tells LAUNCH that the band and Dodge officials will also unveil plans for a special Aerosmith edition truck. "I think it's gonna be a pickup," he said. "We'll have some influence over it, some input."

    The group performs Friday (July 13) at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in nearby Clarkston, Michigan.

    -- Gary Graff, Detroit

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Aerosmith/Dodge photo

    This was the Photo Of The Day at the Canoe (Canada's Entertainment Network) website,, today.

    Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler writes Aerosmith on the hood of a Dodge Ram truck during a stop at Chrysler's World Headquarters Thursday, July 12, 2001, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

The caption reads: "Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler writes "Aerosmith" on the hood of a Dodge Ram truck during a stop at Chrysler's World Headquarters Thursday, July 12, 2001, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)"

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MTV Germany

On the occasion of MTV's 20th anniversary, MTV GERMANY will be playing the five best songs from every year since 1981. The MTV viewers can decide which songs that will make it into the each Top Five at
Aerosmith are nominated for "Cryin'" (1993) and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (1998). Also, Run DMC got a nomination for their cover of "Walk This Way" (1986).

Secondly, on MTV Select (the German version of TRL) some crazy guy won a signed Aerosmith-poster. He had to sing about 40 minutes on the phone to win (!)

And finally, "Fly Away From Here" became the most requested video of the day.

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Janie's Got A Gun Parody

Check this out... it's not much but it's kind of funny...

Newgrounds presents: Elmo's Got A Gun

July 12, 2001

Aerosmith to perform at MTV20

The following is from Yahoo! News:

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION announced today that a truly diverse mix of performers and guests from the first 20 years of MTV will take part in the August 1st 20th birthday bash titled, ``MTV20: LIVE AND ALMOST LEGAL.'' Mariah Carey will headline the live party that will include performances by a reunited TLC, Jane's Addiction, Billy Idol, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, SUM-41, RUN-DMC, Busta Rhymes, and The Neptunes, plus performances from some of the hottest tours of the summer including Bon Jovi, Nelly, Depeche Mode, Blink-182, Aerosmith, and Sugar Ray.

The evening's festivities will include special appearances from various VJs throughout the years, including the five original MTV VJs: Martha Quinn, JJ Jackson, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, and Mark Goodman; plus the return of Beavis & Butt-head, and many more surprises. ``MTV20: LIVE AND ALMOST LEGAL,'' hosted by Carson Daly and all the MTV on-air talent, will air live on MTV and MTV2 from 8 - 11 pm live ET/tape delayed PT on Wednesday, August 1, following a 12 hour block of music videos, promos, and intros from the first 20 years of MTV.

``MTV20: LIVE AND ALMOST LEGAL'' will be produced by Patrick Byrnes. Jennifer Demme is coordinating producer and Steve Paley will direct the program. Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers.

``MTV20: LIVE AND ALMOST LEGAL'' is sponsored by Coca-Cola and Volkswagen.

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Billboard Update

Just Push Play rebounds very nicely this week, coming in at #77 with roughly 19,500 copies sold. This is an 18 spot and 14.77% increase from last weeks sales.

In singles news, Fly Away and JPP are NOT on the Billboard Charts, but they continue to do decent on airplay status alone. According to Radio and Records Online, "Fly Away" is the 26th most played song last week on pop radio, and "Just Push Play" is 9th most played on rock radio last week.

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Charts reports from Clive..

    Starting to look as if FAFH has bottomed out and going to end up going to end as per the fortunes of Hole In My Soul.

    This week on stalled on the airplay charts at 25 (apart rising 4 the previous week). The major note was that the total number was spins was down for the first time.

    For some reason the Billboard charts appeared early today and the inkling I thought the album might ascend the charts this week even surpassed my thoughts as up 18 to 77.

    From last weeks 16500 sales, I'd put it about up about 4 000 to 20,500. another week of those sales and it will go through the 1 million mark.

    As to concert sales, they basically sold out at Star Lake.

    Aerosmith, Fuel
    Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake Burgettstown, Pa.
    June 30, 2001
    Sales: $851,196
    Attendance: 23,050
    Capacity: 23,188

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Columbus Dispatch Article

From the Columbus Dispatch newspaper 7/12/01 (article included a picture of Steven with Brad)

by Aaron Beck

Aerosmith laid it all on the line last night in sold-out Polaris Amphitheater.

Having screeched and sung Beyond Beautiful (a new, rollicking, Led Zeppelinlike behemoth), the first song of the evening and the first track on Just Push Play (the 31-year old Boston band's new album), lead singer Steven Tyler said, "All right. This is how it's going to be. We're going to rock your world for two-plus hours." And the band did.

Aerosmith compelled anyone who pictures the band in a rock 'n' roll retirement home to do some rethinking. Tyler, 53, and guitarist Joe Perry, 50, substance abusers turned gym rats, look like 21-year-old mountain climbers. Guitarist Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton -- the stationary men of the band -- even looked fresh-faced and ready for action.

The band was in full stride from beginning to end. Big Ten Inch Record, Pink, Mama Kin -- all of 'em were swaggering, hard-rockin', oxygen-rich rhythm and blues.

The power ballads sounded as good as they're ever going to get. The radio-, MTV- and soundtrack friendly weepers, which might account for the number of audience members last night born long after the band's own birth and sometime before its rebirth, pay the band's house payments these days. If the hits satisfy the people, why wouldn't the band continue to mix love letters with lead-booted hard rock? Aerosmith, after all, has the right. The band did write the prototype Dream On.

Last night, Aerosmith, having made its way to the "B stage" in the lawn, gave the cheap-seat holders front row seats for the FM staple, and for runs through Toys in the Attic and Same Old Song and Dance. Grainy black and white video projected the action back on the main stage screens. The band plowed through its classics with emotion, energy, and grit and for once, lawn dwellers didn't get tossed a "How's everybody doin' on the lawn tonight?" doggy biscuit.

Aerosmith really shouldn't be doing what its doing: selling out 20,000-seat venues across the country. Most bands of 50-something men are playing fairs. Aerosmith sounds better today than the band probably did when it was to be at its peak -- when its members were stoned at 25. It was invigorating to spend part of one's life with a band that continues to write songs that stand tall against the songs that made the band its name.

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Joe On Gretsch Guitars

For all those out there, players or not, there's a mention of Joe and his new guitar fetish, Gretsch, on their site: . It mentions the 3 guitars that have we have been seeing Joe use a lot, The Classic Black Hollow body, the White Falcon, and The Bo Diddley (the red rectangle one).

Direct from the Gretsch House Telegram


Did you happen to catch Saturday Night Live this past weekend? If you did, you got to witness Aerosmith with Joe Perry playing his big, classic Gretsch Hollowbody, the same one he uses in the new video "Jaded."

What a band! What a guitar!

How about that killer appearance at the Super Bowl XXXV half-time show? If you missed that, ...well, too bad! Aerosmith rocked out with NSYNC, Britney Spears and Mary J Blige, what a show! Joe was totally awesome brandishing that beautiful White Falcon that shined so bright on stage!

Don't forget to watch VH-1 this Wed, March 21st at 9pm to see Aerosmith be inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame! They will be performing during the ceremony and if we're lucky, we might get to see Joe play the square Bo Diddley Gretsch he just got from us.

Also, check their website for cool wallpaper for your desktop (with Joe & his Gretsch)!!

It's so awesome to see Gretsch in the hands of such a great guitarist and musician!

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July 11, 2001

There will be a fund raiser today at CBGB for Cyrinda...

From yesterday's NY Post....

AEROSMITH'S Steven Tyler patched things up with ex-wife Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler after she came down with brain cancer. Now, Bebe Buell - who replaced Cyrinda in Tyler's affections and bore his daughter, Liv Tyler - has reconciled with Cyrinda too. Bebe and her band will perform at a fund-raiser at CBGB's tomorrow to help cover Cyrinda's medical expenses. Liv has donated a book signed by the cast of "Lord of the Rings." Patrick McMullan, Peter Max, and others donated artwork, and Cyrinda's model daughter, Mia, 22, is offering a lunch date to the highest bidder.

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Japanese FAFH single

    Japanese maxi single : released JUNE 6th 2001.

    1. Fly Away From Here (Radio Remix Edit)*
    2. Fly Away From Here (Album Version)
    3. Fly Away From Here (Rock Remix)
    4. Face
    5. Fly Away From Here (Orchestral Mix)
    6. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live)**

    * Remixed by Mike Shipley.
    ** Recorded Cape Canaveral, FL on June 29, 1998.

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VH1's What's My 20

On the new VH1 show 'What's My 20". Aerosmith has already made three appearances.

Top 20 Gods of Thunder (metal acts) they were number 4.
Top 20 Power Ballads Dream On was number 3.
Top 20 Live Acts they were number 1.

The show has 2 parts. First they countdown the top 20 in an hour and show about a minute's worth of interview and video clips. After that they countdown the top 20 again by showing whole entire videos. For the live acts show they played the live symphonic version of Dream On and for the gods of thunder they played Falling In Love (Is hard On The Knees).
You can still go online and vote for Aerosmith in 2 more categories before they air.

Best front man, Steven Tyler
Best Song from a movie, I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

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Concert Review from yesterday's Indianapolis Star

Here is the Indy review by the Indianapolis Star. They gave the boys a 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

Band proves it hasn't lost a step with show

By David Lindquist
Indianapolis Star
July 10, 2001

The members of Aerosmith called one of their recent albums Nine Lives, but that title doesn't do justice to the ageless rock band. How improbable is it that both dinosaur Q95 and the teething Radio Now would broadcast live from the same concert at Verizon Wireless Music Center? It happened Monday night, when Aerosmith played to a sold-out house of 25,000 -- the most across-the-board enthusiastic audience of the summer. Frontman Steven Tyler matched the crowd's intensity with stunt gymnastics and a Tarzan rope swing. Not bad for a 53-year-old. More importantly, he aced the vocals on every song. The last time Aerosmith came to town, the band's in-the-shadows keyboard player seemed to carry Tyler. This time, Tyler sang lead and the hired gun backed him up. Guitarist Joe Perry rocketed through the two-hour performance with his muscular blues style. While his tone isn't "trademark" distinctive, there aren't any liabilities to his playing. The set list offered a winning mix of classics, obscurities and material from current album Just Push Play. Recent single Jaded soared as a classy, hip effort that pulls in teen-agers without embarrassing the baby boomers. And vice versa. The post-modern shuck-and-jive of the title track from Just Push errs on the side of being too adventurous -- but at least it's not a power ballad. Thankfully, Aerosmith is learning not to lean too heavily on the sweet and dramatic stuff -- the band's late-era meal ticket -- in concert. Instead, fans get treated to a three-song interlude performed on the lawn. I've seen "satellite stages" used by U2 and the Rolling Stones at Soldier Field, DC Talk at old Market Square Arena and Jane's Addiction at a general-admission theater, but none equaled the fan-friendly Tyler, Perry and Co. And no other act graced the cheap seats with a tune as weighty as Dream On. With about 20 minutes to go in the show, I had to leave to make deadline. At that point, Tyler had not mentioned his feather-ruffling rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at May's 500-Mile Race. There would be, after all, no need to apologize to this far-reaching constituency. Aerosmith's old-school/new-school appeal must be the envy of every heritage rock band that drags its catalog from amphitheater to amphitheater each summer. Even the Stones -- long considered the blueprint for Aerosmith -- have to be a little jealous.

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July 10, 2001

Soundscan reports

    Chris (MrSteveTy5) of AeroFANatic has obtained an ACTUAL Soundscan report for the 17 weeks Just Push Play has been on the Billboard Charts. These are the actual sales figures. This is not a rough estimate. This is the ACTUAL EXACT sales numbers that soundscan has for the album. It is interesting to see the numbers and how it fluctuates. Also thanks to Clive for all his help on the numbers and interpreting the data.

    Soundscan's Just Push Play sales thru 7/05/01- 937,654




    Sales {% change}

    March 15th, 2001

    # 2


    March 22nd, 2001

    # 3

    126,430 {-47.43%}

    March 29th, 2001

    # 5

    102,375 {-19.03%}

    April 5th, 2001

    # 9

    76,979 {-24.81%}

    April 12th, 2001

    # 22

    54,589 {-29.09%}

    April 19th, 2001

    # 19

    59,703 {+9.37%}

    April 26th, 2001

    # 34

    42,500 {-28.81%}

    May 3rd, 2001

    # 42

    35,477 {-16.52%}

    May 10th, 2001

    # 51

    30,672 {-13.54%}

    May 17th, 2001

    # 50

    27,955 {-8.86%}

    May 24th, 2001

    # 68

    21,291 {-23.84%}

    May 31st, 2001

    # 75

    20,437 {-4.01%}

    June 7th, 2001

    # 84

    18,783 {-8.09%}

    June 14th, 2001

    # 70

    20,456 {+8.91%}

    June 21st, 2001

    # 63

    24,462 {+19.58%}

    June 28th, 2001

    # 92

    18,356 {-24.96%}

    July 5th, 2001

    # 95

    16,469 {-10.28%}

    In the coming weeks more will be added, so if this info interests you, log on to AeroFANatic and click on "Aero News". You'll see the Billboard Chart button there...

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July 9, 2001

Hanoi Rocks to open for Aerosmith!?

Harri from Finland just informed that a Finnish evening paper had a very interesting Aero-related article in it a few days ago... It said that the legendary Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks has discussed the possibility to perform as an opening act on the Just Push Play tour (the European concerts?). The paper said that nothing is decided, but that there has apparently been some "preliminary" conversations.

Harri said that the newspaper, in which he read this article, is quite reliable. Well, at least on this kind of matters.

For those who don't remember, Hanoi Rocks were quite popular in the late '70's/early 80's, and had quite some influence of the LA hair rock scene back then I believe. Their drummer, Razzle, then died in an infamous car accident when he was in the car when his friend, Mötley Crue vocalist Vince Neil, was driving drunk. This led to that the band broke up. After that the vocalist Mike Monroe and the guitarist Andy McCoy has had their solo-careers, but now there has been lots of talk about the comeback of Hanoi Rocks. Since they haven't played together for a long time they want to see if they really "can be a band again" first, so the Hanoi Rocks are going to play a couple of gigs together and then make the decision if they are able to kick ass with the Bad Boys Of Boston...


Aerosmith in People Crossword

The guys have hit the crossword puzzle in this weeks people (Julia Roberts cover)

"Sick ___ Dog" (Aerosmith tune, 2 words)


July 7, 2001

I traveled to Chicago for a the show at the Tweeter center, and what a show it was! Steven swung from a rope out into the crowd. Joe Perry played behind his back, and later on in the show smashed his guitar! Probably one of the best set lists I have ever seen! (A mix of old and new!) The song I welcome the most was Rattlesnake shake. It's one of my favorites live. and this was the first time I heard it live (other than off the Pandora's Box set).  Here is the setlist for the Chicago show. For the rest of the set lists Click here

7/05/01- Tinley Park, IL.     Tweeter Center.
Beyond Beautiful
Love In An Elevator
Just Push Play
Big Ten Inch Record
Fly Away From Here
Mama Kin
Same Old Song And Dance
Dream On
Toys In The Attic
Draw The Line
Under My Skin
Seasons Of Wither
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Mother Popcorn/Walk This Way
Sweet Emotion
Livin' On The Edge
What It Takes
Train Kept A Rollin'
Rattlesnake Shake
I'm Down

July 6, 2001

Billboard Update

    Just Push Play is hovering dangerously at the bottom of the chart. It drops 3 spots this week, coming in at #95 with roughly 13,000 copies sold.

    According to Radio and Records airplay charts, last week on Pop radio....Fly Away From Here was #26.....down one. And on the Rock Charts, the song Just Push Play was #5....same as the previous week.

    Neither of these songs are on the Billboard Charts neither have enough "radio airplay" to warrant a high position....


    On Gavin Airplay charts, after 2 weeks at 29, FAFH moved 4 to 25. JPP sales were just over 15,000.

Send letters to Aerosmith at!

Brian from e-mailed me the following info:

We just launched a service where you can send a letter to Aerosmith. Fans can request autographs or just tell them how big of a fan they are. [Link]

Samples from the Blues tribute CD at!

I got an e-mail from Syd from Evolution Promotion yesterday where he told me the following....

You've never heard Aerosmith this way before! Pure blues, pure roots, and a pure love for music bring together some of the best and brightest stars in blues music like Otis Clay and Gerald McClendon to pay tribute to Boston's Bad Boys on Sweet Emotion-Songs of Aerosmith (part of the Blues on Fire Series)
As Steven Tyler says, "The blues are our f*ckin' roots. A lot of other bands dress up like I used to dress, but there's no f*ckin' middle to what they play. No soul. There's no main vein runnin' down the middle of it" This record taps right into the main vein of Aerosmith-The Blues.
From Pinetop Perkins roots blues cover of "Walk This Way" to Otis Clay's rockin' interpetation of "Cryin'" this CD is crawling with the blues, but steeped in rock and roll.
You get a chance to hear 4 tracks from this album at
Check it out yourself-see why these songs are heating up the charts at in the top 25.

I've listened to the 4 tracks and they sound really great. Give them a listen! You won't be sorry you did...

Review of the Blues tribute CD from NY Rock

NY Rock recently reviewed this Aerosmith Tribute CD, "Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith."

Various Artists, Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith (Heavy Hip Mama)

Old-school Aerosmith aficionados at last have reason to rejoice. The once mighty toxic team from Beantown is finally "back in the saddle." Well, at least their rhythm-and-blues inspired tunes are. The tribute compilation CD, Sweet Emotion, presents a tasty and talented collection of blues artists of real (Pinetop Perkins) and imagined (Marshall Crenshaw) repute reprising the raunchiest riffs and greasiest hits of Aerosmith's quarter-century catalogue. The collection, like Aerosmith themselves, is at its best with older numbers like "Big Ten Inch" and "One Way Street," while the dullest cut comes courtesy of Otis Clay's take on "Cryin'". But don't blame Clay, 'cause not even Otis Redding could redeem the worst of Aerosmith's biggest hits.

Since the "tribute" genre erupted in the early '90s, honoring everyone from Kiss to the Carpenters, few compilations have been worthy of more than novelty value. Really, how many times can you listen to Pat Boone singing Alice Cooper before the joke gets a little long in the fang? But if audio-homage things are here to stay, at least Sweet Emotion is one of the best. It offers some smoky, sultry musical suggestions to all-time Aero favorites like "Walk This Way," "Dream On" and the sticky-fingered title track, "Sweet Emotion," that do more than remind the listener how much better the original versions were. And since the tempos tend to be a step slower than the first versions, you can finally decipher the words to "Draw the Line" and many of Tyler's other long lost and lusty lyrics.

Sweet Emotion also works because it strips away the overproduction, outside songwriters and superstar-daughter-studded videos that have bogged down Aerosmith lately – well, the last ten years, actually. It swings lowdown and dirty with double entendres aplenty, the way real rock 'n' roll is supposed to. Steven Tyler and company could learn a lesson or three from the lesser-known players on Sweet Emotion. True, Sugar Blue and Kim McFarland won't be playing the Super Bowl halftime show, or see the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame as anything but paying visitors, but their work on Sweet Emotion is much tastier than anything on Aerosmith's latest product, Just Push Play. And not only is that a sweet emotion, it's a spoonful of sweet revenge on behalf of Aero fans everywhere, who remember when the music, not the marketing, did the talking.

I should get a copy of this album myself soon and then I'll write a review of it, from an Aerosmith fan's perspective...

MTV Article

Aerosmith Perform Special Show For Irate Fans

For years, Aerosmith were the bane of critics, but the fans always stood by their band. So the Boston rockers were quick to pitch in last week when fans complained about being left in the lurch after buying tickets online.

Aerosmith's relationship with their fans was put to the test in April when the group hired the organization Fans Rule to sell its concert tickets online. According to a spokesperson for the band, hordes of hometown fans were left with seats in the upper decks for last week's shows at the Tweeter Center in Boston after being promised primo tickets.

When many protested the unfair treatment, griping that the band they once loved had become, well, jaded, Aerosmith instructed Fans Rule to contact nearly 1,000 disgruntled fans and invite them to a private soundcheck performance on June 28 before the group's regularly scheduled show.

Those invited to the pre-show event got a 15-minute mini-set that included the early Aerosmith gems "One Way Street" and "Movin' Out" as well as a preview of the band's new video, "Fly Away From Here." Later that night during the concert, a member of the band's crew visited the fan club section, and escorted the fans to better seats, leaving longtime followers and newfound aficionados with sweet emotions all around.

For its part in the saga, Fans Rule says it tried to distribute tickets to the best of its ability, and willingly complied when the band requested the special show for dissatisfied fans.

—Jon Wiederhorn


Message from Tom in UK / Classic Rock

After last months Classic Rock a few letters all in support of Aerosmith came out. Here's the Letter of the month in this months copy.
Drop Dead fucking gorgeous, Bad Guys often beget good girls, and I am a good girl, virginesque of nature, But Steven Tyler and Joe Perry really had me yearning for all sorts.

I've had crushes before. Johnny Depp, even Brad Pitt, but they need another 20 years on them to even remotely touch the funky, existentially sexy essence of these two emotionally scarred, sexually charged and deep thinking legends of rock. Would they give me a second look? No, of course not. I'm an interior artist to the self-contained, self-pigeon-holed, properly behaved, well spoken, wealthy people of Kensington and the like...

... My other kicks involve the pleasure of being covered in silky, fluid, sensually textured paint. But I digress...

Steven, Joe, just keep on doing what you are doing and in the process keep enveloping this woman in sweet emotion, My sincerest affection to you both.
Lorraine, Plymouth

Also a bit of news, Black Crowes could be opening for Aerosmith again, expect it will be on some of the next leg overseas tour.

July 4, 2001 

Happy Independence Day!  

Click here to download a 4th of July Animated Aerosmith Greeting to send to a friend!

The Acrobat Steven Tyler is Back?!

I have been told 2 night's ago in Toronto during the concert  Steven Tyler was back to his old tricks again. He did back flip on stage! He also swung from a rope during love in an elevator. I guess that old knee injury must not bother him to much!

More on Tyler's acrobatics in the article below.


A Fan's Perspective of the Toronto Show

This was posted in the Aerosmith message board by Amazin' 

"Well guys, where do I start... I've read other people's reviews of this show, and you know what, I wholeheartedly agree that this was just a f*ckin' unbelievable night. In a phrase, all I can say is that Aerosmith left it all on the stage. Just left it all there. Anyone who ever needs proof to show that they are the best rock and roll band of all time, just has to see them in concert.

This was my third time seeing Aerosmith. The first two times were great, both on the 9L tour, and I thought nothing could top them. Well, the only people that can outdo Aerosmith are... AEROSMITH!

Last night's show - absolutely every song they played was awesome. They yanked out a bunch of old tunes that although are being standard for this tour, are still a surprise for a 19 year old kid who grew up with the newer stuff. There was a great mix of old and new. With the other shows I've been to, I could choose what my fave song was that night. But not last night's show. It was just too unreal.

Steven swang out over the crowd on the rope. He did a backflip on stage, and landed clean, but then fell back. During "What it Takes", a girl lifted up a bouquet of flowers for Steven. He grabbed them, took one of the flowers in his mouth, and then spit it out to the crowd. During "Dream On", "What it Takes", etc... songs that his voice goes really high - he never cracked, never waivered from the Deamon of Screamin' style we love. Just too f*ckin' unreal.

Joe Perry is a guitar god. GOD. The solo during "Walk This Way" - he played it behind his head. WOW. "Under My Skin" was ripping. To end with "Train Kept A Rollin" was just unbelievable. He even smashed his guitar, something I'm not used to from Joe Perry. But way cool.

Joey Kramer got to do a bit in the spotlight, he did his own thing out there on the drums, just r&b'ing it to the beat he was playing. That lead into "Mother Popcorn/WTW"... And Steven says "Not bad for a white guy" :-)

Brad got to do quite a bit of solo work, and I was glad to see the camera gave him more attention than he usually gets. I was really impressed with Brad's work last night.

And Tom was just same old Tom - cool, calm, collected. He just was up there in his jeans and leather jacket, playing away, long blond hair draped over his face. At the end of the show, some girl threw her red panties onstage and Steven flicked them over Tom's way. The camera was on him, and the reaction on his face was priceless - he tried to be innocent and unassuming, but had a big grin on his face. Atta boy TOMMY! :-)

All in all... I was just blown away. I took two friends who had never seen Aerosmith before. They were awestruck. But even for me, someone who's seen them before - It just keeps getting better and better. Just like Aerosmith." :-)

July 1, 2001

A Ton of Aerosmith News!

Incase you didn't visit this site to much in the last month, You missed a lot of news. There were a ton of things happening.  If you haven't, then make sure you check out last months edition of the news section. Click Here


Slash joined Aerosmith last night!

At last night's show (2001-06-30) at the Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA the audience got a real treat when Slash made an appearance! Steven go "Slash is in the house!" and then they started in on Train Kept a Rollin.

He was there the night before and I guess stayed over to see Aerosmith. Then on the very last song, Train Kept a Rollin, he came out and played!

rock this way

Happy Birthday Liv!

Liv Tyler turns 24 today. Happy Birthday!



English GQ Magazine

The July issue of GQ magazine has an article about axemen and about what they wear. It includes a big picture of Joe...

Joe Perry, from the July issue of GQ

rock this way


Picture from Thursday's soundcheck...

Daniel has put up a bunch of pictures from Thursday's soundcheck at the Tweeter Center on his website, The Aero Haven. Look in the "JPP Tour" section.


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