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News as of April 30, 2003
  • Tom Hamilton's latest News From The... (DMAAT)
      04/29/03 Tom Hamilton and the Road

      We've been hammering away for a few weeks now and building up quite a stack of songs. Now that I think of it, it's been more like six weeks. We're just pounding away, six days a week. Everybody's record making muscles are starting to bulge and you can hear it in the songs.

      We've been learning old blues songs. Some of the recordings we're schoolin' on are from the thirties and forties so it's hard to hear everything in a lot of detail but there's enough for us to eat up and try to spit back. At any rate we're putting our spin on them and making them ready to be on an Aerosmith record. We've also been working on originals and we have a few of them cookin' pretty good.

      I know a bunch of stuff has gone on since the end of the tour in December but it's kind of one big cloud. Especially since most of the remaining brain cells have been obsessively assigned to woodshedding. That's another word for practicing a lot. We didn't really take much of a break. At least compared to the past. It seems like we're just goin' all the time. I definitely know what I'm doing every day.

      I guess most everybody knows we have the tour starting in August. We weren't sure if we would be on the road this summer but here we are - going out with Kiss. Funny how things work out. We used to play with them in the seventies but both bands made it pretty big and we went our separate ways. Those guys have always been in a world of their own so it never occurred to us - until recently - that we would be a good match to tour together. The more we thought about it the more we realized it wold be a blast to try it out.

      A couple of weeks ago we did a radio show with those guys to announce the tour. Gene and Paul were in a studio in LA, Joe and Steven were at a radio station up here in Boston and I was at a station down in Florida - where I was taking a long weekend. We were all connected up via satellite so it sounded like we were in one room. They played songs by both bands and every few minutes we did an interview spot. We took phone calls which is always a riot because people get so flustered and flipped out when they realize they're on the air. And you should hear the callers!! Yuk Yuk, ba-da-boom. Naw, we're pros, we don't get affected by that stuff. During the parts where they played songs and commercials we chatted and caught up. We started to just hang out and joke around. Gene pointed out that this is the stuff that should be going out on the air so we told the radio people we just wanted to do that. We came back on and just started recounting all the stuff that both bands have been doing for the last zillion years. We started talking about music and what we all used to listen to when we were coming up. I started realizing that even though we're so different, we have a ton of stuff in common. We were both inspired by the British bands that were taking Blues music and pumping it out of six foot amps. Of course, it wasn't just the Blues made louder. This was the psychedelic era and that whole vibe got into everything that was going on back then. Not only were people into weird stuff, they demanded it. Technology was serving up new effects and new ways of recording that made it easier to try stuff out just to make a song sound strange and unique. Reality was definitely out of style in those days. Hopefully we can keep it that way.

      I kind of got off the subject. It was great talking about all this stuff because there aren't that many other bands that we can relate to about that time period. It was like meeting somebody that you shared an experience with and getting to compare notes for the first time. The radio show went on for about an hour and a half and by the time it ended I think both bands came out even more psyched about the tour than when we went in. Both acts are tickled about seeing the audience reaction. We know we're going to pull out all the stops and that both bands will be more than on their toes. Should be good.

      TH

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Steven at Metropolitan Museum of Art gala (DMAAT)
      Posted 4/29/2003 10:35 PM Updated 4/30/2003 12:48 AM
      Stars upstage Met's 'Goddess'
      By Donna Freydkin, special for USA TODAY

      NEW YORK — P. Diddy, surrounded by a bevy of bodyguards, shook hands with Aerosmith's flamboyant Steven Tyler. Kate Hudson held hands not with husband Chris Robinson, but with British designer Stella McCartney. Ashton Kutcher meandered by, virtually incognito in a brown suit and nearly ignored by the cameras. And scarlet woman Diana Ross, clad in a flowing red gown, twirled for screaming photographers.

      Screen stars converged with style icons and socialites Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's benefit dinner celebrating the Goddess clothing exhibition, which will be open to the public on Thursday. This time, the Met showcases classic dress through the ages, including the gold Christian Dior gown Nicole Kidman wore to the 2000 Oscars. But the exhibit itself was overshadowed by the couture-clad celebs — and their myriad hangers-on — who showed up for the $3,500-a-plate meal.

      "If I could wear Valentino every day of my pregnancy, I'd be fine," laughed still-slim Angie Harmon, who's expecting her first child with football-player husband Jason Sehorn. The two took off for a vacation in the Bahamas on Tuesday.

      Event co-chair Kidman (who wore Gucci) arrived solo, as did fellow Oscar winner Adrien Brody, and Kirsten Dunst breezed by with boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal. His sister Maggie, meanwhile, quietly showed up after most of the reporters had packed up for the night.

      Lauren Bush walked up with mom Sharon. Jerry Seinfeld smooched wife, Jessica, for the cameras. Iman wore all white, as did singer Alicia Keys. And model/actress Jamie King gave her pal and favorite shopping buddy Selma Blair a shout-out.

      Some, like former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who took numerous smoke breaks, hammed it up for the cameras, while others, like Sopranos star Edie Falco, remained resolutely low-key. "These events can get a little long sometimes," said the actress, clad in Anne Klein. "Comfort is a big part of it."

      As for her HBO series, currently in production, Falco says she doesn't have the "faintest idea" what happens to her character, harried housewife Carmela.

      Rapper-turned-clothing-designer Eve, whose Fetish line will be in stores this fall, took her inspiration from Madonna. "She always looks great, even when you see her in her Adidas sweatsuits. She always looks hot," said Eve, clad in Christian Dior.

      From: http://www.usatoday.com

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      Pic of Steven and Teresa from the event at http://newsroom.corbis.com

      Metropolitan Museum's "Goddess" Exhibition Gala

      4/28/03, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES --- Steven Tyler and family leave the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's benefit opening party for the "Goddess" exhibition. --- Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis Sygma

  • EXTRA (DMAAT)
      There was a glimpse of Steven, Teresa and Chelsea on EXTRA last night. They were showing the people who attended the fashion extravaganza in NYC.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1994 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Castle Hall



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Kula Shaker - Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts (1999)


News as of April 29, 2003
  • VH1 News
      VH1 News aired a brief segment between music videos yesterday morning regarding the Aerosmith / KISS tour. They flashed various live and music video footage of both bands playing over the years, etc. Steven, Joe, and Tom were interviewed together, as were Paul and Gene. Both bands confirmed that Aerosmith will be closing ALL the shows! :) Steven, being Steven, likened KISS opening for them as the foreplay before sex... =)

  • Correio da Manhã
      Correio da Manhã (2003-04-26) had another thingie on Aerosmith. As usual, no big deal - rough translation below.

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      Aerosmith Revisit Historic Blues

      Aerosmith will be returning to studio in the next 2-3 weeks to record a blues album, according to Joe Perry's declarations to Billboard magazine.

      Blue's classicks like "Broke Down Engine", by Blind Willie McTell, "Temperature", by Little Walter, and "I'm Ready", that has been recorded by Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, are on the theme list the band is working on, in Perry's home studio, in Boston.

      "For now, about two thirds of the song list is made of old classics and a third by original songs. We're giving our own touch to the things that influenced us the most", said the guitarist.

      The record will be co-produced by Jack Douglas, responsible for other Aerosmith classics like "Get Your Wings" (1974), or "Draw The Line" (1977). The record should be released in September.

      Original from: http://www.correiomanha.pt

  • Shakira keeping "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" in her set...
      Shakira performed in Lisbon this past Sunday, the 27th. After a feature on the screen, ending with "Rock n' Roll will never die", she performed "Dude".

      I also read that she did "Dude" (aswell as a cover of AC/DC's "Back In Black") at her concert in Stockholm some weeks back... So maybe "Dude" is always a part of her set these days...?

  • Blues album rumor
      On the radio in Cincinnati, OH they said the Blues Album is pushed back until September...

  • Joe and Steven in the new Guitar World Magazine.
      There is a page in the new Guitar World (Staind on the cover) about Joe and Steven playing the blues concert in New York. Some good pics of the boys and other musicians.

  • Aerosmith mention by Dennis Duncan at Metal Sludge
      Metal Sludge did a 20 questions with Ex-Sister Whiskey singer Dennis Duncan, and asked him this...

      Q: Last concert you watched from the audience
      A: Aerosmith in Ohio somewhere. Steven Tyler is my hero.

  • Rolling Stone magazine (DMAAT)
      The latest RS, 35th anniversary issue, has an article about a Les Paul guitar, and there is a Joe Perry quote in it.

      Also, there is an article about the benefit concert in Rhode Island for the victims of The Station fire, and there is a Neill Brynes (Draw The Line) quote.

      Unfortunately, there are no pics of either!

  • Steven and Joe to be on ICON (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith and, um, Lara Flynn Boyle Honor Metallica on MTV
      Mon, Apr 28, 2003 05:27 PM PDT

      LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - The names "Lara Flynn Boyle" and "Metallica" don't often pop up in proximity to one another. Except for this:

      Boyle will be one of the presenters, along with a number of musicians and actors, when Metallica receives the annual "mtvICON" treatment next month.

      Among the other presenters are Aaron Lewis and Mike Mushok of Staind, previous honorees Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lisa Marie Presley, Slash, Sean Penn and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. The annual honor goes to an artist or group for their "collective contributions and impact on music videos [and] pop culture" over the course of their career.

      The 90-minute tribute to the long-enduring metal band is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6. In addition to a look back at the band's rise from underground idols to mainstream stars, the show will feature performances of Metallica songs by Limp Bizkit, Korn, Avril Lavigne and Sum 41. Metallica will close the show with a performance of its own.

      Members of Blink-182, Michelle Branch and Rob Zombie are also expected at the show.

      From: http://tv.zap2it.com

  • Some more photos from Liv's wedding reception

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Revere MA at Scarborough Fair

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Johnson City TN at Freedom Hall Civic Center (White Lion opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Columbia SC at Carolina County Coliseum (Joan Jett opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Castle Hall

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Dallas TX at the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater (Afghan Whigs open)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Traffic - The Collection (1967-1971)
Great music, regardless of which genre they decided to give a go at... Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Folk Rock, Blues Rock jams.. Steve Winwood and his boys did it all, and they did it very good! :) lots of organs and flutes... Just love the sound... :)


News as of April 28, 2003
  • VH1
      VH1 has been showing a commercial promoting the Aerosmith / KISS tour. It says that VH1 and VH1 Classic will be "presenting" it, whatever that means. I wonder if they'll be doing something special to promote it or anything... the channel is already calling it the "hottest tour of the year."

  • More pics from Liv's Vow Renewal/Reception (DMAAT)
      Two more sets, just follow the two links below. Pictures features Royston Langdon, Liv, Steven, Teresa, Chelsea and Mia Tyler, David Bowie, Iman, Todd Rundgren, Stella McCartney, Rain Phoenix, Kristen Dunst, Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson and others...

      FilmMedia
      LFI

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Revere MA at Scarborough Fair

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1975 Aerosmith plays in Rochester NY at the War Memorial Coliseum

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Charlotte NC at Charlotte Coliseum (Joan Jett opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Castle Hall



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Halford - Live Insurrection (2001)
The Metal God delivering the goods! What a voice! =) Damn, I hope he'll reunite with Judas Priest. I'd love to get a chance to see them in concert...


News as of April 27, 2003
  • Aerosmith to appear on Metallica's mtvICON!
      During the new MTV special "25 Greatest Video Stars" they played a commercial for the new mtvICON: Metallica coming up on May 6th at 9 p.m. The commercial said that Aerosmith will be making an appearance on the show, and then showed a clip of Steven from the "Girls Of Summer" video. So not sure yet who from the band exactly will be making the appearance, but I bet Steven will be there at least to hand the ICON crown on to Metallica at the beginning of the show as Janet did for them....

  • Nancy O'Dell Access Hollywood - Steven #3 (DMAAT)
      In an article about Nancy O'Dell (co-host Access Hollywood) she was asked what five CD's she would have to have on a deserted island...no Aerosmith. But when asked who the three sexiest people alive were...she replied:

      1. Richard Gere. He is so intelligent, he is so intense and when you talk to him, he looks you directly in the eye and he makes me blush all over. I've had a crush on him since An Officer and a Gentleman.

      2. Bruce Springsteen. I have a thing for musicians, first of all. When he sings, he's just very sexy - and I hear he's a nice family man.

      3. Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith). He's so funny. Then there's the musician thing. And he's a bad boy. I tend to like guys with a little edge.

      From: http://tennessean.com

  • AF1 Ticket Sales - Schedule 5/1 and 5/2 (DMAAT)
      According to the tour/ticker page today.....

      Thursday, 05/01/03 7:30PM
      WANTAGH, NY Jones Beach 08/04/03
      WASHINGTON DC Nissan Pavilion 08/09/03

      Thursday, 05/01/03 9:30PM
      DETROIT, MI Comerica Stadium 08/15/03
      PITTSBURGH, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion 08/21/03

      Friday, 05/02/03 7:30PM
      CINCINNATI, OH Riverbend Music Theatre 08/13/03
      COLUMBUS, OH Polaris Amphitheatre 08/19/03

      Friday, 05/02/03 9:30PM
      CLEVELAND, OH Blossom Music Theatre 09/03/03
      ST. LOUIS, MO UMB Bank Pavilion 09/27/03

  • Tom/AF1 Q&A (DMAAT)
      Tom attempted to answer some questions posted but sadly the ones most important he didn't have the answers to. Here are the questions in the thread and his replies along with comments after:

      1) Some members have called AF1 today and been told this "might" be true. Is the fanpack ONLY included for the Boston Tier 1 shows? But the huge service charges of $17-$19 for all? Why is that?

      2) Noticed that AF1 ticker/tour still has the October 18th date listed as LA - LA CA. All other "official" sites including Aerosmith.com have the detailed venue information as being Hyundai Pavilion Of Glen Helen Devore, CA. Is there a reason this information is not listed on AF1? Has this venue truly been confirmed?

      3) Is the Godsmack message board the same format as our new board will likely be? http://www.voodootribe.com/voodoo_forums/

      4) Related to the statement below, seems even after retrying for an hour and 1/2, many members on my list were unable to obtain Tier 1 Hartford tickets. They showed SOLD OUT two minutes into the sale and NEVER came back as available. How many Tier 1 tickets were available to FR for this show?

      And then finally...probably too late to even "request" this but - even with the extra $17-$19 service charges and $20 for "shipping", I think by the sales trends, AF1 should be able to tell that most members are only interested in Tier 1 level seating which used to be "standard" AF1 seating though it used to be worded as "guaranteed the first 1/3 of the venue typically in the first TWENTY rows" LOL. That has obviously been pushed back due to additional members, promoter issues, etc. But it is clear to see, that members who have paid the yearly fan club dues, in many cases for a decade or more, are extremely dedicated to their band and are "used to/spoiled by" having seats as close to the stage as possible. So a plea to AF1: please attempt to renegotiate allotments for more Tier 1 seats from the promoter, Aero management (they used to be able to go back and get more if needed sometimes dipping into the band allotment if needed) and the label. If touring with a co-headliner has also affected this, please no more of those either LOL! Thanks for listening.
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      Next............

      Author: fattom79
      posted 04-26-2003 01:14 PM
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      Ok let me start by saying it is Saturday i haven't slept much all week..Didn't leave till almost 12 last night and yes i went out after work. So i'm not on much sleep and i might not be able to answer all of your questions today.

      1) I won't have an answer on this untill Monday night. No one is around to answer this for me and to be honest i don't know any thing about a "fan pack" I've been so busy with so many other things. But i will find out and let you know.

      2) That is a tenative venue its not 100% confirmed I was told to expect an answer on that this week.

      3) Yes the new boards will look somewhat like the Godsmack ones we have. Look for those to be up around the time that ticket sales end.

      4) There were 600 or so first tier tickets. for the Hartford show. The did infact sell out very fast. I suspect that alot of people that missed out on the Boston show bought tickets for Hartford. I was looking at a few of the orders and they were from Mass.
      For this tour they will not get rid of Tier 2 They still fall into the first 1/3, There are more members now than ever, We have gone out and secured more tickets now than ever before. This is no different than the phones...It is first come first serve.

      I'll explain this one more time also.
      When tickets go one sale it lets in 1/2 the people to the number of tickets we have....If we have 1000 tickets it will let 500 people into the system. (This is when the SOLD OUT sign comes up) Now say of those 500 people ony 400 people buy 2 tickets the rest only buy 1 tickets that means there are 100 tickets that are going to be released. This takes 3-5 min to happen. That is why you need to click refresh... Last night Alpine Valley said sold out and today there are 10 tickets left. Thats why i have been saying don't panic take a deep breath and go with the flow.

      I will be out of the office untill Thursday morning i'm Doing a couple shows with Godsmack Monday-Wednesday. I have a lap top with wireless internet so i will still be at least lurking the boards and I will try to answer all the emails that go to My Yahoo account. All emails that go to my Fansrule account will get answerd on Thursday. Just in time for tickets to go back on sale! I hope that helped answer every ones questions.

      Tom
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      Author: Aeroluvr
      posted 04-26-2003 04:14 PM
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      Thanks for the responses. Looking forward to the rest of your answers soon - fan pack and Devore. I'm surprised that aerosmith.com (official site) would post a date not 100% confirmed though as they are the site that folks are told is the "official" one to go by.

      Good news about the new board format - seems fans have been waiting forever. Just a tip which I'm sure you already know - if using the phpBB software for boards - make sure it is the latest version available as it had a lot of login and other issues when it first came out (it's a fairly new message board software). The one you have for GS should do it (2.0.3 or better). A few bands I help promote found out the hard way and ended up being the guinea pigs LOL.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Revere MA at Scarborough Fair

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1974 Aerosmith plays in Worcester MA Brooks Concert Hall

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Chapel Hill NC at the Dean E. Smith Center (Joan Jett opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Yokohama Japan at Yokohama Arena

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Anchorage AK at Sullivan Arena; Steven tears his left anterior cruciate ligament during the encores

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Woodlands TX at Cynthia Mitchell pavilion (Afghan Whigs open)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)


News as of April 26, 2003
  • JB on Radio Program with 3 Pics (DMAAT)
      John B. reports in on the new tour

      Guess what? Aerosmith and Kiss are touring together this summer. I don't mean to sound sarcastic but it was very hard to have an official announcement until it was, well official. It's been in the works for sometime now but everyone in both camps kept it under wraps until all the "i's" were dotted and "t's" were crossed. It should be the tour of the summer - hands down - with both bands putting in 110%.

      2 mega rock bands on 1 stage and up-and-comers, Saliva, rounding out the show. How are you going to fit 3 bands with all that equipment, blood, scarves and high voltage on 1 freakin' stage? Aerosmith's production manager, Charlie Hernandez, has a few tricks up his sleeve to make it all work and it will be revealed real soon - so keep it here.

      I know what your thinking, this guy has to say it's gonna be great because he works for Aerosmith. Not true, I really believe that if you're a rock fan and with prices of concerts so high this summer for all shows you'll get the most bang for your buck with this kickass extravaganza. All right - enough about pushin' the tour, you guys want to know who's going on last? How long is the set? And how long are they going out together for? Right? I have no fucking idea! Those questions will also be answered in the very near future.

      Steven, Joe and Tom joined Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a radio release party, if you will, on Good Friday to announce the co-headlining tour of both bands this summer. Gene and Paul were in an LA studio, Tom was down in Fort Meyers, Florida at a radio station and Joe and Steven were at WXKS in Medford, Mass. If you heard the interview you can see there is some history between the 2 bands. I've seen Gene, Paul and Ace Frehley at Aerosmith shows over the last 10 years and I've gone to Kiss shows with Joe, Tom and Brad, too. Unfortunately, it seems Kiss will be playing without an "Ace" in their deck this summer. Joe, knowing Peter wouldn't be on the radio, show gave him a call in the afternoon to touch base and tell him he looks forward to touring together.

      Well, that's it folks, it's happening!

      Other things to look forward to are the Blues release which is sounding awesome - and a possible club tour, which could happen, too. Very sketchy at this moment. You never know.

      See you on the Road.

      -John B.

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      From: http://www.aerosmith.com/news.html

  • Artist of the Day at Billboard.com!
      Aerosmith were Billboard's "Artist of the Day" for yesterday, April 25th. They appear to remain so today aswell. A little picture and the following article was featured.

      ARTIST OF THE DAY

      Feature stories on artists and the music they make.
      April 25, 2003, 12:01 AM

      Aerosmith Gets The Blues

      By Wes Orshoski

      Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basement studio, which he says is the size of a small living room.

      It's the same cozy space -- directly below the bedroom Perry shares with his wife -- where, bit by bit, the band recorded its 2001 Columbia set, "Just Push Play." This time around, the group is merely warming up here before moving in a few weeks to its own Boston-area recording facility, construction on which is nearly complete.

      "It's amazing we walk out of there friends," he says with a laugh, referring to the infamous personality clashes that have at times ripped the band apart. "So much of the old s*** comes up. But we've at least gotten to the point where it doesn't come to blows; it's like we don't take it personally. Sometimes it takes a little work, but we know better.

      "But all that fire, and whatever it is in our personalities, all that was there 20 years ago is still right there. It's just really kind of weird. So what ends up coming out is this music -- it's really something."

      The band, Perry says, is having a great time working on its much-discussed blues album, a set weighted two-thirds towards blues traditionals and a third Aerosmith originals. The group has thus far worked up about 10 songs, including Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready," Blind Willie McTell's "Broke Down Engine," Little Walter's "Temperature," and Otis Rush's "All Your Lovin'."

      "The music's been phenomenal, cuz we're doing what musicians, white guys from the suburbs, have always done -- gotten down in the basement and played guitars," Perry says. "I think we're gonna have some tracks, by the time we're finished here, that we're gonna have to beat when we go into our studio."

      "We're putting our spin on our influences," he continues, "There are some things [where] we're taking kind of a cue from more modern versions. Some of it, like, 'Broke Down Engine,' [Bob] Dylan recorded that in '94, but it was a Blind Willie McTell song that I think was recorded in 1930-something. So we're listening to both versions and making our own version of it. Basically, it's in the tradition of the blues.

      "We're not making an album for blues purists, we're not making an album to educate people in the blues, we're not making an album to try and copy Muddy Waters. What we're doing is taking songs that make the hair on the back of our neck stand up and playing 'em the way we feel. We're kind of doing what the English bands did. That's why we're looking at some of the stuff that influenced us in the '60s like the British blues.

      "In the end, we're gonna have some songs that sound kind of traditional, and other songs that sound like they come from the 'Rocks' era," he added, referring to the band's 1976 Columbia album.

      The guitarist says he will likely sing at least one song on the record, potentially the early Fleetwood Mac cut "Stop Messin' Round," a longtime concert staple. The guitarist and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recently performed the song -- along with "King Bee" -- at the all-star A Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

      The entire album will be recorded live. "That's what the whole thing was, to get back to that," Perry notes, adding that the group is co-producing the set with Jack Douglas, who helmed such band classics as "Get Your Wings" (1974), "Toys in the Attic" (1975), "Draw the Line" (1977), and "Rocks."

      Perry says he hopes the as-yet-untitled record will hit stores on Columbia in September, not long after the band begins an amphitheater tour with Kiss.

      Perry says the whole process of working on these blues songs has left him stunned by what he, Tyler, and company created more than 25 years ago: "Sometimes I'm listening to some of these [new] tracks, and I'm like, 'I can't believe this is the same band that did 'I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing,' not that there was anything wrong with that. It just amazes me that we can be this band, and it's all the same guys, and we're all sitting down here and we're all like banging on guitars and it's like the same thing. And we're diggin' down and playing, it's just been a great, great time.

      "We still hear ourselves as just barely able to keep up, just to ourselves. We're still pushing, just the nature of what's kept driving us. But when I listen back to the band playing, it sounds like we've been playing this song for 10 years, and it's just something we worked up. That's the side of it that amazes me.

      Perry himself has been keeping busy since the band's last tour, starting not only his record label, Roman Records -- the first release from which, a set from the Memphis-based Porch Ghouls was recently released through Sony -- but also his own food company, which just debuted its first product: Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew.

      A hot sauce fan for some 20 years, ever since he began vacationing regularly in Jamaica, Perry says the creation of his fiery condiment -- which he notes is more akin to the Caribbean, fruit-based sauces than the Louisiana, tomato-based brands -- is something the he's wanted to develop for some time now.

      It's an idea born out of his habit of mixing different sauces while on the road. "There's always, like, a stack of hot sauce in my dressing room," he says. "And I found myself blending different ones together, to find what I really liked. There was always something missing. So finally, I had this name, 'Rock Your World,' trademarked [about four years ago]."

      Perry, who occasionally also barbecues for friends -- especially when Aerosmith is working in his basement studio -- says he plans to launch a second sauce and a pepper jelly in the coming years.

      From: http://www.billboard.com

  • Liv and Royston Renewed Vows yesterday in NY (DMAAT)
      Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon Renewed Their Wedding Vows in New York City, April 25, 2003. No stories on the wire yet (other than NY Post below) but coming soon I'm sure. Pics at www.wireimage.com. I think the pics on Wire Image were taken during arrivals to the ceremony, not the reception but I could be wrong. They only show Liv and Royston, Mia and her guest and David Bowie and Iman so far....

      The NY Post article:

      A DRUNKEN, half-dressed heckler tormented Winona Ryder at the Todd Rundgren/Royston Langdon concert at Town Hall the other night. The sticky-fingered actress was sitting with Langdon's wife, Liv Tyler, when the woman behind her started loudly slurring, "We want Todd!" during Langdon's set. When Ryder politely asked her to be quiet, the soused seatmate started stripping off her clothes. Security guards finally came over to confiscate the bottle of Bacardi rum the woman was swilling from - but not before she tried to chug what was left in it before handing it over. Meanwhile, Tyler, who married Langdon in a secret tropical wedding earlier this month, is getting married again today. The "Lord of the Rings" lovely will repeat her vows before friends and family in Soho, followed by a reception at Balthazar. Liv's dad Steven Tyler, mom Bebe Buell, sister Mia Tyler and famous friends like David Bowie and Stella McCartney are expected.

      From: http://www.pagesix.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Revere MA at Scarborough Fair

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1980 The Joe Perry Project plays in Milwaukee WI at the Palms



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Masterplan - Masterplan (2003)
This record is quite good really, and most (if not all) the credit for that I believe has to go to Jörn Lande and his fantastic vocal delivery! There are moments all over this platter that are a bit too much "power metal" to my ears, with the song "Heroes" (with a chorus "We're the heroes of the new world..." that just makes you want to puke) being the definite low-water mark. It sounds just like an Helloween tune, which is perhaps not strange as two of Masterplan's members are former members of said band, the entire genre's originators. But still... oh why?! There are more songs (or parts of songs) that I musically feel a strong dislike for, but Jörn mostly makes up for it. How many vocalists do you know that can sound like a pissed-off Ronnie James Dio, and perhaps even sound better ("blasphemy!", I hear someone cry out?) than RJD himself!? ...? No, I didn't think so... know what? Lande does!! :) For a pre-album EP this band also recorded a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog." While (due to?) not straying very far from the original, it's an awesome cover! Jörn Lande has a great set of pipes!! "I don't know, but I've been told..." an awesome song never gets old... ;)


News as of April 25, 2003
  • Aerosmith #12 "Greatest Video Stars" MTV (DMAAT)
      Madonna tops list of 'Greatest Video Stars' on MTV
      Friday, April 25, 2003
      By TERRY MORROW, Scripps Howard News Service

      MTV's Internet audience has named Madonna the greatest music video star ever, according to a new special airing Saturday.

      Madonna's "innovation, creativity, and contribution to the music video art form" puts her at the top of the list during "The Greatest Video Stars" special airing at 1 p.m. Saturday on MTV, the channel said.

      The list of greatest video artists was determined through a recent poll conducted at www.mtv.com.

      "The video has really become a marriage between the artist and our audience," says Michele Dix, senior vice president of music and talent programming at MTV and MTV2.

      The list, she says, includes "the broad entertainer" as well as "artists who were just there to make a video all their own."

      Madonna's lexicon of videos includes controversial works such as "Like A Prayer," in which she dances in front of a burning cross; "Justify My Love," involving sadomasochism; and "What It Feels Like to be a Girl," banned for its violent content.

      "Her ability to always intrigue the audience captives (viewers)," Dix says.

      "Her last video reinvented her in a cowgirl image. She is someone who is truly a sex symbol and she was (seen) in this cowboy attire with a hip-hop beat."

      The MTV online honor comes at a time when Madonna is having yet more video woes. She pulled her original video cut of "American Life," her current single, because of its political imagery.

      In the original video, Madonna dances in a military uniform and throws a grenade in the lap of President Bush. Her new "performance" version has Madonna still in uniform but dancing in front of a collage of images.

      The MTV list also names 1990s rock act Guns N Roses at No. 6, though the band has not had an active video on MTV in almost a decade.

      MTV viewers have a long memory, Dix says.

      "Those videos were epic," she says of the Guns N Roses inclusion. "You felt like you were watching a rock band in their real element."

      Artists are "taking making their videos as seriously as they do writing their lyrics," Dix says. Many are involved in finer details of the video shoots these days.

      Five years ago, she says, artists weren't as involved in the video production, leaving many of the decisions up to record labels and marketing gurus.

      The poll include a wide range of music styles, from hard rockers (Aerosmith, Limp Bizkit) to hip-hop (Eminem, Dr. Dre).

      MTV would not release an exact number of how many votes were cast.

      The complete list:

      1. Madonna
      2. Eminem
      3. Janet Jackson
      4. Britney Spears
      5. No Doubt
      6. Guns N Roses
      7. Michael Jackson
      8. TLC
      9. 'N SYNC
      10. Mariah Carey
      11. Red Hot Chili Peppers
      12. Aerosmith
      13. Missy Elliott
      14. Nirvana
      15. Bjork
      16. Jennifer Lopez
      17. Foo Fighters
      18. Beastie Boys
      19. Nine Inch Nails
      20. Dr. Dre
      21. U2
      22. Beck
      23. Busta Rhymes
      24. P. Diddy
      25. Limp Bizkit

      From http://www.naplesnews.com

  • More Boneyard Brew On The Way (DMAAT)
      A fan who had a talk with David Ashley, the Pres. of Ashley Foods, the company that Joe is working with on his hot sauce, says it looks like there's three more products on the way! First up is a Mango Tequila version of Bonyard Brew and then two different jams are in the talks right now.

      Per a talk another fan had with Jaime (the chef) last year, he and Joe were going to put out some more of the line. He wanted to do a milder one...

  • Just posted on AF1 board:
      This was just posted on the AF1 board by Devil8279:

      taken directly from the pop up off the site:

      The response to last night's opening Presales ticketing event for the soon to be legendary Aerosmith / Kiss tour was tremendous resulting in delays accessing and purchasing tickets.

      In order to give our members the best possible ticket purchasing experience, please note the NEW Presales schedule.

      THURSDAY APRIL 24
      at 7:30PM ET
      Aug-11 Holmdel - PNC Bank Arts Center
      Aug-23 Buffalo - Darien Lakes PAC

      at 9:30PM ET
      Sep-05 Chicago - Tweeter Center
      Aug-17 Indianapolis - Verizon Wireless Music Center

      ============================

      FRIDAY APRIL 25
      at 7:30PM ET
      Aug-02 Hartford - Meadows Music Theatre
      Aug-29 Philadelphia - Tweeter Waterfront

      at 9:30PM ET
      Sep-06 East Troy - Alpine Valley
      Aug-31 Hershey - Hershey Park Stadium

      There are no further changes to the schedule

  • Rumor
      There was some talk about Aerosmith being at the Doors Concert This fri in MA. Except for Tom, as he is down in FL. But that was just a rumor heard...

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1975 Aerosmith plays in Springfield MA at the Civic Center (Atlantis opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Orlando FL at the Orange County Civic Center (Joan Jett opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in San Antonio TX at the Freeman Coliseum (Afghan Whigs open)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Jackson Browne - For Everyman (1973)


News as of April 24, 2003
  • The on-line AF1 sales crashed...
      ... and it isn't just AF1 having the problem. A quick scan at Kissonline, shows their ticket site crashed as well.;)

      As for AF1, this is what Tom from AF1 posted on the board regarding last night:

      Ok let me try to explain this. At the last minute there were some changes made from Clear Channel. That delayed the time by 45 min. Once the tickets went on sale everything on our end went smooth. The MAJOR problem was every one not buying tickets for the Boston show logging into the system to see how it worked. Once you log in and select the tickets you want to purchase it takes those tickets out of inventory. When you are finished purchasing your tickets it will release what is left(if you buy 1 or none it will let the difference go) but it takes 10 min to get back into the system. Looking at the web trends over 2500 people logged into the system went to the ticketing page and selected a show. causing it to give the message high traffic flow.
      Each show lets in half of what we have for tickets(if we have 1000 tickets it will let 500 people in per show)When you get the page that says please try again/high traffic, it is just like a busy signal. This is better than the phone system believe me. All shows are going to sell out very fast. it is first come first serve. Its just like the phones without being on the phone for 4-5 hours. The internet is a very fast service. instead of 4-5 hours on the phone they will sell out in 1 hour on line.
      We have way more tickets then we had last year. You all know it is a first come first serve basis, Right? Most of you have had to deal with the phones? The only difference is it is on-line.

      My feelings are be patient, breath, DO NOT PANIC! when tickets go one sale and you can't get in. IF YOU ARE NOT BUYING TICKETS FOR ANY OF TONIGHTS SHOWS DO NOT GO ON LINE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS!

  • Additional Info on Tier 1 "Package" (DMAAT)
      Posted on AF1 message board: (note the default number is ONE ticket so when ordering if you want two make sure to enter 2)

      Here is what you will see when you select 1st tier:

      Get in on one of the toughest tickets of the summer, a double-bill of Aerosmith and Kiss. Your membership in Aero Force One gets you the first shot at some of the best seats in the house -- typically in the first 35 rows. This ticket package also includes an exclusive Aerosmith FanPak to be delivered with your tickets. Package price includes all convenience fees and service charges. Each ticket order (up to 2 tickets per show) is subject to a shipping and handling charge of $19.95, which will be added at checkout. All sales are final.

      Your Aerosmith Top Tier Preferred Ticket Package includes:
      An awesome seat (typically in the first 35 rows)
      An Aerosmith FanPAK including:
      Aerosmith beverage koozie
      Aerosmith license plate cover
      Aerosmith / AF1 Tour Credentials
      Wear your tour credentials and risk being spotted at the show for your chance to be pulled backstage to join a VIP party, get upgraded to better seats, have a cool shirt or Aerosmith memorabilia thrown to you, or join a meet-and-greet in progress.

      Aero Force One members can purchase up to two tickets per show. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis with the best seats (in this tier) going to the members with the greatest club seniority. Please note, signatures are not required for delivery and we cannot mail tickets to a P.O. Box address. We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

  • Reminder - Other Presale and TM on sale date (DMAAT)
      Just a reminder to those on DMAAT that are NOT in AF1 but will be trying to get tickets this tour. Clear Channel's "Get Access" program is having a presale tomorrow (Thursday 4/24) for SOME of the dates that go on sale to the public Saturday 4/26 via Ticketmaster. Word has it there are only 500 seats available in these presales per venue (so it's not like a typical TM presale). You must be a paid member (an annual $60.00) of "Get Access" to participate in this presale program. You can get more information by visiting cc.com and clicking on the Get Access Info link. If you miss the AF1 and GA presales, approximately ten dates will go on sale via Ticketmaster this coming Saturday. Check ticketmaster.com for more details.

  • More AF1 Sale Info - TPs, VR Prices, Shipping, etc. (DMAAT)
      Here is some additonal information posted on AF1 site and/or message board by Tom from AF1:

      Velvet Rope Prices - $575

      NEW - US "WEEKEND" TRAVEL PACKAGES SALES DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
      Sep-17 Virginia Beach - Verizon Wireless
      Oct-04 San Antonio - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

      Shipping charges PER ORDER $20 (no mention of a $9.95 2-3 day option this time)

      Review or ordering instructions previously posted....
      1) If you are not already logged-in to Aero Force One, LOGIN
      2) After you have logged-in, select the "Tour" page
      3) Click on the show you are interested in (note: if there is no link, no information is available yet, check back).
      4) Now select the package you want to purchase by clicking on "More Info"
      5) Select the quantity, read the waiver, enter your credit card etc. You will receive confirmation of your purchase immediately.Note: Members are allowed to purchase up to 2 tickets per show, or up to 4 Velvet Rope tickets per row. However, you can not purchase both regular tickets and Velvet Rope for the same show.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Nashua NH at Nashua High School

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Miami FL at Miami Baseball Stadium (Superbowl of Rock) with Journey, Sammy Hagar, and Bryan Adams

      1986 Aerosmith plays in San Antonio TX at Freeman Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Spokane WA at Spokane Arena



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Renaissance - Live At The Carnegie Hall (1976)


News as of April 23, 2003
  • Sound Clips of the Blues Songs Mentioned (DMAAT)

  • AF1 Pre Sale Ticket Schedule! (DMAAT)
      Please note this is only for 18 dates of the tour. Seems odd back to back dates in IL to me. Wonder if that might change?

      GET IN on AEROSMITH / KISS ticket sales
      BEFORE they go ON-SALE to the general public with Aero Force One member PRESALES!

      NOTE: Scheduled presales events are subject to change. Notices of a change to a presale date will be posted on the Aero Force One homepage and the tour schedule page.

      ONLINE PRESALES EVENT
      (including Boston Velvet Rope)
      WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 at 7:30PM ET
      Aug-25 Boston - Tweeter Center
      Aug-27 Boston - Tweeter Center

      NEW -- ONLINE PRESALES EVENT
      (including Velvet Rope)
      THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7:30PM ET
      Aug-02 Hartford - Meadows Music Theatre
      Aug-11 Holmdel - PNC Bank Arts Center
      Aug-17 Indianapolis - Verizon Wireless Music Center
      Aug-23 Buffalo - Darien Lakes PAC
      Aug-29 Philadelphia - Tweeter Waterfront
      Aug-31 Hershey - Hershey Park Stadium
      Sep-05 Chicago - Tweeter Center
      Sep-06 East Troy - Alpine Valley

      NEW -- ONLINE PRESALES EVENT
      (including Velvet Rope)
      THURSDAY MAY 1 at 7:30PM ET
      Aug-04 Wantagh - Jones Beach
      Aug-09 Washington DC - Nissan Pavilion
      Aug-13 Cincinnati - Riverbend Music Theatre
      Aug-15 Detroit - Comerica Stadium
      Aug-19 Columbus - Polaris Amphitheatre
      Aug-21 Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette Pavilion
      Sep-03 Cleveland - Blossom Music Theatre
      Sep-27 St. Louis - UMB Bank Pavilion

      -------------------

      VT = Velvet Rope
      1st Tier is up to row 30
      2nd Tier is row 31 - whatever
      TP = Travel Package

      The two tier concept is an effort to provide less expensive tickets for fans, but beware because the row configuration/pricing may be different from venue to venue.

      They are going to make the Velvet Ropes available immediately...don't know the new price though, but it will be more than last time.

      The TP info apparently won't be available for a few weeks.

      Per AF1's Tom, this on-line process has gone through extensive testing and they aren't expecting any major problems. We shall see, although there are other bands who do successfully sell on-line.

  • Jack at Cheap Trick show (RICKLIST)
      CT show mentions Jack being there but not who may have been sitting with him LOL.

      Cheap Trick guitarist priceless
      by Dean Johnson
      Tuesday, April 22, 2003

      Cheap Trick with Rick Barton and the Shadow Blasters, at the Somerville Theatre, last night.

      The most remarkable thing about Cheap Trick's 80-minute concert for a sold-out Somerville Theater was an off-hand announcement guitarist Rick Nielsen made midway through the set.

      The band will have a new album out in a couple of months, he said, its 28th. Besides Elvis and the Stones, who's made more?

      With a new album due, a full house in a funky theater, and special guest Jack Douglas (onetime Cheap Trick and Aerosmith producer) in a balcony box, all the pieces were in place for a memorable night.

      But it didn't quite work out that way, though there were some stellar moments.

      Nielsen looks and acts almost exactly the way he did when the band was still in its infancy. He plays a different guitar on every song, wears a baseball cap and shades, wanders around the stage like a grade school delinquent, and lays down withering guitar work with almost diffident ease. Actually, he has changed since the band's wonder years. He's an even better guitarist now, toying with textures and playing more incisive solos.

      The difference last night was vocalist Robin Zander. Always an effortless leather-lunged singer, he was clearly straining from the start. His meat-grinder vocals lacked their usual depth and nuance, and his upper range, when he could nail it, inspired instant sympathy pains.

      Maybe it's just road burn, but Zander was very much a sideman last night in what was really the Rick Nielsen show, and that's never been Cheap Trick's modus operandi. Nielsen always mugged shamelessly and fired away, but Zander was the ideal foil.

      The band's mix of rock and abrasive pop with Beatlesque flourishes has weathered well, be it classic Cheap Trick tunes (``Surrender,'' ``I Want You to Want Me,'' ``The Dream Police''), lesser known vintage band songs (``Never Had a Lot to Lose,'' ``Tonight It's You'') or their unique take on Fats Domino's ``Ain't That a Shame.''

      ``Hope to see you later this year,'' Nielsen said at the end. With a new album in the stores and a rested Zander front and center, that's still more promise than threat.

      Rick Barton and the Shadow Blasters were an impressive local opening act. The songs were smart, the band was tight, and the music had a vivid kick.

      From http://www2.bostonherald.com

  • Poll
      At http://www.myamericanradio.net there is a poll for Best Tour Of The Summer and Aerosmith/Kiss/Saliva are up. They are about 3rd in the list of 5.

  • For Those NOT in AF1 Re: Tickets to Aero Shows (DMAAT)
      I would continue to watch the TM and CC sites as there will be some shows that will have pre-sales via Clear Channel's "Get Access" membership (which cost $$) beginning on 4/24 (Thu) for some (or perhaps eventually all) of the shows that go on sale to the general public 4/26 (Sat) which still looks to be about 10 shows total.

      The AF1 pre-sale begins on Wed but that is only the Boston shows..they will announce the other early on sale dates in the next two days but since about 10 days are going on sale via TM this Sat., it's quite possible the remaining 8 dates will go on sale Thu/Fri through AF1. We should know more by tomorrow.

      Ticket Master
      Clear Chanell

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at the Student Union, Boston University

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Paul's Mall (live on WBCN)

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Orlando FL at the Tangerine Bowl (the Superbowl of Rock) with Journey, Sammy Hagar, and Bryan Adams (the order of performances were Adams, Hagar, Aerosmith, then Journey)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Corpus Christi TX at Memorial Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Fort Myers FL at the Lee County Civic Center (Joan Jett opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Lafayette LA at the Cajundome (Afghan Whigs opens)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
The Byrds - Fifth Dimension (1966)
Take about equal parts Bob Dylan and The Beatles and you get a nice stew of fine folk-rockish '60's psych-pop that can take you "Eight Miles High"... ;)
Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane (1995)
... but to set the balance straight after all the mellowness, I better put on some furious music in the form of evil and satanic(ally melodic) black metal, ey? LOL


News as of April 22, 2003
  • This Thing of Ours (DMAAT)
      There's an image of the poster for 'This Thing of Ours' on IMDB.com, and it reads "Musical Score Jack Douglas Lawrence Manchester; Additional Music Joe Perry."

      This Thing of Ours poster

      Now, for those wondering where on that site the supposed release date could be found... here's the link: release dates

      Information on 'This Thing of Ours' can be found at http://us.imdb.com/Title?0338497.

      --

      This Thing of Ours (2003)

      Directed by
      Danny Provenzano

      Writing credits
      Ted A. Bohus
      Danny Provenzano

      Genre: Action / Crime

      Production Notes/Status:
      Status: Post-production
      Status Updated: 3 March 2003
      Note: Since this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change or could be removed completely.

      Credited cast:
      Frank Vincent (I) .... Danny Santini
      Vincent Pastore .... Skippy
      Louis Vanaria .... Austin Palermo
      Edward Lynch (II) .... Johnny Irish
      Danny Provenzano .... Nick Santini
      Chuck Zito .... Chuck
      Paul Vario .... Pauly
      Pat Cooper (I) .... Patty Bruno
      Vinny Vella Sr. .... Carimine
      Brad Whitford (II) .... Brad
      James Caan .... Jimmy
      Michael DelGaizo .... Degraizo

      rest of cast listed alphabetically
      Rolando Millet .... Cuban Boss
      (more)

      Country: USA
      Language: English
      Color: Color

      --

      Kinda cool seing Brad listed in the credits ABOVE James Caan LOL.

  • Tour Article (DMAAT)
      This indicates at press time only 10 dates were to go on sale via TM Sat:

      Aerosmith and KISS lock in venues, set on-sale dates for joint tour
      by Jon Zahlaway
      liveDaily Staff Writer
      April 21, '03 10:53 a.m. PT

      Rock icons KISS and Aerosmith have confirmed the venues at which they'll be performing during their upcoming co-headlining tour.

      The outing, which is due to touch down in more than 30 cities, is booked into amphitheaters throughout the U.S., and is scheduled to run from early August through mid October.

      At press time, tickets for ten dates--including the Aug. 2 kick-off in Hartford, Conn.--were set to hit the box office on Saturday (4/26). Both bands will be offering fans a shot at ticket pre-sales, as well as special ticketing packages, some of which include a chance to meet the groups, according to both bands' official websites: KISSonline.com and Aerosmith.com.

      On Friday night (4/18), Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton joined KISS anchormen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley during a nationally broadcasted 90-minute radio program. The rockers talked about the summer tour, played music from their respective recording catalogs, and took calls from fans.

      Aerosmith, whose most-recent studio set is 2001's "Just Push Play," is expected to release a "blues type album" some time this year, according to the group's fan club, Aero Force One.

      KISS's most-recent studio effort is 1998's "Psycho Circus," which the group's original lineup recorded following a successful reunion tour.

      In March of 2000, the original KISS lineup launched what it called its "Farewell Tour." The group has toured on and off ever since.

      By early 2002, KISS founders Stanley (vocals, guitar) and Simmons (vocals, bass) had replaced original members Peter Criss (drums, vocals) and Ace Frehley (guitar, vocals) with musicians who wore Criss's and Frehley's costumes and make-up. Criss has since rejoined the group, while guitarist Tommy Thayer continues to portray Frehley's spaceman character.

      Memphis quintet Saliva will open at all of the dates on the upcoming tour. The group is touring behind its second major-label release, last November's "Back Into Your System."

      [Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of 21-Apr-2003. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist web sites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

      From: http://www.livedaily.citysearch.com

  • Album article (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith Get The Blues On New Album
      04.21.2003 1:57 PM EDT

      Don't expect Aerosmith's new album to feature radio rockers like "Jaded," classics such as "Walk This Way" or ballads in the vein of "Angel" because the band has developed a case of the blues

      In the next month, Aerosmith will enter the studio to record a disc of mostly blues covers with a few new originals, confirmed the band's publicist. Aerosmith will co-produce with Jack Douglas, who worked on the group's early records including 1974's Get Your Wings and 1975's Toys in the Attic.

      The as-yet-untitled new record will likely include the band's take on Blind Willie McTell's "Broke Down Engine," Little Walter's "Temperature" and the Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters' classic "I'm Ready."

      The band is currently rehearsing these and around seven other tracks in Perry's home studio in Boston while waiting for construction to be completed on their new Boston-area recording studio.

      Aerosmith plan to record the songs live to capture the energy of the band's onstage performance, and they'll put their own rock spin on the tracks, which should make them accessible to more than just blues purists. Guitarist Joe Perry will likely sing lead vocals on at least one track.

      The disc is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall. Aerosmith will begin a summer and fall tour with Kiss on August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut. (see "Aerosmith, Kiss Tour Dates Announced").

      -Jon Wiederhorn

      From: http://www.mtv.com

  • Another tour article (DMAAT)
      DAILY MUSIC NEWS
      Edited By Jonathan Cohen. April 21, 2003, 10:50 AM ET
      Kiss, Aerosmith Tour Ready To Rock

      As expected, Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour, which will run from Aug. 2 in Hartford, Conn., to Oct. 18 in Devore, Calif. Modern rock act Saliva will support on all shows. Both bands are offering special ticket presales and other promotions through their official Web sites, KissOnline.com and AeroforceOnes.com.

      "Just to be touring with them is cool," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com on Friday. "And then the whole thing about, 'Well ... they're cartoony,' and all that. If you have that kind of attitude, then you're taking your rock'n'roll way too seriously. To me, it's all about entertainment. I went to see them on this comeback tour and I didn't sit down the whole time."

      "They're a f***in' entity, man," he continued. "When they come walking down the hall dressed like that, it's like, 'Holy sh*t!' That alone is entertaining."

      Perry says the billing "reminds me of when we grew up in the '60s, seeing all kinds of bands play [together]. You'd see Richie Havens playing with Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper playing with Jethro Tull. That's how it was. It wasn't like one rubbed off on the other -- you just got entertained for that hour by whoever was up there."

      Aerosmith will be touring behind its upcoming Columbia blues album, but it is not known if Kiss is preparing any music for release in conjunction with the trek.

      Here are Kiss/Aerosmith's tour dates:

      Aug. 2: Hartford, Conn. (ctnow.com Meadows Music)
      Aug. 4: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
      Aug. 9: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
      Aug. 11: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
      Aug. 13: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
      Aug. 15: Detroit (venue TBA)
      Aug. 17: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
      Aug. 19: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheater)
      Aug. 21: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
      Aug. 23: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake)
      Aug. 25, 27: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
      Aug. 29: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
      Aug. 30: Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Park)
      Sept. 3: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
      Sept. 5: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
      Sept. 6: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley)
      Sept. 12: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 14: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 17: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 19: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 20: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)
      Sept. 23: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 25: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
      Sept. 27: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
      Sept. 30: Englewood, Colo. (Fiddler's Green)
      Oct. 2: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
      Oct. 4: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 5: Woodlands, Texas (CW Mitchell Pavilion)
      Oct. 8: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
      Oct. 10: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 12: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 15: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 18: Devore, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion)

      -- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

      From: http://www.billboard.com

  • Gene comments on tour... (DMAAT)
      Kiss, Aerosmith Kick It Up
      Summer tour to launch in August

      Kiss and Aerosmith have lined up a thirty-four-date U.S. tour to begin on August 2nd, and Gene Simmons says that the door is open for additional dates, and possibly a visit to Japan.

      "The tour promises to be what the fans want: a kick-em-in-the-teeth spectacular," he says. "And, if that sounds like hype, too bad. Be there or be square."

      The set logistics have yet to be worked out, but Simmons says neither band is concerned about who closes the shows. "It doesn't matter," he says. "We will both go out there and kick butt. I believe we will each push the other to do our best. And, ultimately as cornball as it may sound to the peanut gallery, that's what's important."

      Though contemporary hard rockers Saliva have been tapped as the opening act, the connection between the two headlining Seventies survivors will draw the attention. "We've known each other for three decades and we have both gone to each other's shows," Simmons says. "Both bands are looking forward to the tour. Both bands admire each other. Both bands share a blue-collar work ethic. Both bands have a respect for their fans. And, both bands do what they do better than anyone else."

      Aerosmith may use the opportunity to test run some new material. The band is planning to go into the studio this spring and summer to record a blues album. Kiss, meanwhile, have been on a seemingly never-ending farewell tour, which continues to draw capacity crowds in the U.S. and abroad.

      Kiss/Aerosmith tour dates:

      8/2: Hartford, CT, Meadows Music
      8/4: Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach
      8/9: Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
      8/11: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
      8/13: Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
      8/15: Detroit, TBA
      8/17: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
      8/19: Columbus, OH, Germain Amphitheater
      8/21: Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
      8/23: Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Six Flags
      8/25, 27: Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center
      8/29: Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center
      8/30: Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
      9/3: Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
      9/5: Tinley Park, IL, Tweeter Center
      9/6: East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theater
      9/12: West Palm Beach, FL, Sound Advice Amphitheater
      9/14: Atlanta, HiFi Buys Amphitheater
      9/17: Virginia Beach, VA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
      9/19: Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
      9/20: Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
      9/23: Antioch, TN, AmSouth Amphitheater
      9/25: Bonner Springs, KS, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
      9/27: Maryland Heights, MO, UMB Bank Pavilion
      9/30: Englewood, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
      10/2: Dallas, Smirnoff Music Center
      10/4: Selma, TX, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
      10/5: Woodlands, TX, CW Mitchell Pavilion
      10/8: Phoenix, Cricket Pavilion
      10/10: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheater
      10/12: Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater
      10/15: Cula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheater
      10/18: Devore, CA, Hyundai Pavilion

      ANDREW DANSBY
      (April 21, 2003)

      From: http://www.rollingstone.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1988 Aerosmith plays in Fort Myers FL at the Lee County Civic Center (White Lion opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Miami FL at Dade County Auditorium (Joan Jett opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Los Angeles CA at the House of Blues

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Colorado Springs CO at the World Arena (Space Hog opens)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Free - Molten Gold: The Anthology (1968-1973)
Fantastic band! Possibly the greatest hard blues rock (or should that be 'bluesy hard rock'?) band ever! Would that mean they beat both Fleetwood Mac, Cream and Led Zeppelin?! Well, they were all awesome (I certainly love all four!) and all quite different from each other, but if I was forced to chose, at times I feel that Free beat them all! On the other hand, other days I think Zeppelin was the best band ever... or Cream, or possibly even Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac... One thing's certain, Free definitely had one of the best vocalists of all time (and better than any of the others three, that I've for some odd reason decided to compare them to. Yes, even better than Plant, definitely!), in Mr. Paul Rodgers! :)


News as of April 21, 2003
  • Some interesting tidbits from the inside... (DMAAT)
      Jack is home this weekend with his family doing the Easter celebration and dinner, etc. Finally some time to catch up with him a bit and see how things are going. The first thing I asked was about the radio show program which for those of you that haven't been able to hear it yet, Jack was there with Steven and Joe in the Boston Studio. I mentioned to him my impressions of it noting how I'd love to really hear what happened when they WEREN'T on the air LOL. His reply: "You are right about the out-takes. It was a riot. The best was what was going on in the Boston Studio". Yeah I'll bet! I told him how we all noticed that Steven's nervous voice clearing was much more noticeable and that either he really wasn't into the thing or something else was going on with that throat LOL.

      As far as the album stuff. Report is that all goes well. Pandora's Box (their name for the customized studio being put together for the recording - not sure if that's the official name or not LOL) is starting to look amazing. Jay Messina has been making weekly trips up there to make sure their custom made board is "rockin" as Jack puts it. He (Jay) will join them to cut the tracks in about three weeks. With Jay and Jack both on board....it really is like going back in time isn't it? They are doing a lot of the pre-pro stuff at the Boneyard which seems to be working out great. And...they are recording ALL of their work - something Jack has always insisted on doing. Rick is the same way...every single rehearsal or even just generic jam sessions. Cause you never know when a magic jam will begin to evolutionize. To try and go back and say...wait...turn on the tape...play that again. Lots of times it's like...what the hell did I play LOL. There are lots of new songs in the early stages at this point and all of the guys (good news!) are writing like crazy and are in great spirits. They are having a lot of laughs and Jack thinks the fun is going to show on the album.

      Also, I mentioned Joe's interview from billboard.com where Joe gave out a few of the covers they were working up and his statement about Stop Messin' Round. I told him that though I love that song in concert...and Joe loves to do it...it might be cool to see what he could do with a completely different tune for this album. Jack is thinkin' they may do a new Joe song instead - probably for the same reason. Since Joe will likely only have one song on the album, I think it would be cool if it was something new to widen his catalog LOL.

      On Monday, it's back to work for Jack. He and da boyz (minus Tom who will still be in Florida) are rumored to be headed to a concert themselves sometime next week. It's not surprising they enjoy many of the same groups now is it LOL?

      Anyway, just a few little tidbits...bout all I can share....but Jack does seem to be in good spirits about this album. Maybe it didn't hurt that Don Ienner was promoted at SONY...now he's a bit more removed LOL! At this point it sure sounds like the label is completely out of the picture...at least as far as they are concerned - my own opinion anyway LOL!

  • Tyler and Brian Wilson To Receive Honorary Degrees (DMAAT)
      NEWS - Steven Tyler And Brian Wilson To Receive Honorary Degrees

      (4/20/03, 7 a.m. ET) -- You'll have to address Aerosmith's lead singer as "Doctor" Steven Tyler soon. Tyler will be given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on May 10. Tyler will address the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will also being honored at the ceremony.

      Additionally, Beach Boys founding member and songwriter Brian Wilson will receive an honorary degree at the June commencement of Northeastern University's Class of 2003, at Boston's FleetCenter.

      In related Wilson news, the promoter of Wilson's 2002 Australian tour will stand trial in Melbourne in August for stealing almost $12 million from a bank where he worked part time as a $12,000-a-year teller. Benjamin Beath, 24, used part of the money he socked away in different bank accounts to pay Wilson's $150,000 performance fee. He also tried to buy a rainforest to save endangered Australian birds.

      Beath diverted the money through a glitch in the computer system. He told the police, "My intention was to do good and purposeful things and to inspire people. I was a 23-year-old thinking he could change the world overnight with the financial opportunity to do it."

      (From LAUNCH.Com)

  • This Thing Of Ours
      As you may remember, Jack Douglas reportedly did the score for this movie. According to imdb.com, the US release date is April 25, 5 days from now. Does anyone know? Terry?

  • Pictures from the Willie Nelson gig

  • Off The Record program last night (DMAAT)
      Reaction posted at DMAAT:

      The history is amazing here folks. Sure hope a lot of people got to hear it! By the way...Tom and Brad are on it too. It appears to be a compilation of OTR's - great job Joe Benson! Lots of cool Aero songs being played too!

      I'm pretty sure some of this was recorded a long time ago as is evident from Steven's voice LOL. Talking about his motorcycle accident, Joe leaving, etc. History of the songs in process way back when. Raw and honest..like interviews SHOULD BE!

  • Older Off The Record w/ Jack... (DMAAT)

  • Liv Buys A Guitar... (DMAAT)
      It's not direct Aero news but it involves a Tyler and a guitar LOL.

      Liv's Vintage Gift To New Husband
      April 20, 2003

      Liv Tyler treated her new husband to the perfect wedding gift when they married in secret last month - a vintage 1971 Les Paul guitar.

      Tyler picked up the rare guitar in a Seattle, America, music shop before flying out to the Caribbean for the romantic ceremony.

      After spending $2,500 on the instrument for new husband Royston Langdon - formerly of rockers Spacehog - the stunning actress told the store owner, "I'm hoping it will inspire him to write a big hit."

      From: http://www.teenhollywood.com

  • Tour Info per VH1
      If practice makes perfect, the Aerosmith/Kiss tour should be faultless. After all, the bands have got nearly six decades of experience between them.

      Thirty-two dates over 11 weeks are scheduled for the nationwide trek, which begins August 2

      in Hartford, Connecticut, and runs through October 18 in San Bernardino, California, according to a spokesperson for tour promoters Clear Channel Entertainment (see "Aerosmith, Kiss Hitting The Road Together").

      Saliva, on the heels of their latest album, Back Into Your System, will serve as openers for the entire tour (see "Saliva Show Their Stinky Selves And Say, 'Kiss And Aerosmith, Dude!').

      Aerosmith and Kiss began their recording careers in the early 70s. The Boston band will likely perform tunes from such classic albums as Toys in the Attic (1975), Rocks (1976) and Pump (1986), as well as such new songs as "Girls of Summer," from their latest greatest-hits collection.

      Kiss helped forge the concept of concert theatrics with their use of pyrotechnics, costumes, makeup and stage props. The rock spectacles have sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

      Kiss/ Aerosmith/ Saliva tour dates, according to Clear Channel Entertainment (venues TBD):

      8/2 - Hartford, CT
      8/4 - Wantagh, NJ
      8/9 - Washington, DC
      8/11 - Holmdel, NJ
      8/15 - Detroit, MI
      8/17 - Indianapolis, IN
      8/19 - Columbus, OH
      8/21 - Pittsburgh, PA
      8/23 - Buffalo, NY
      8/25 - Boston, MA
      8/27 - Boston, MA
      8/29 - Philadelphia, PA
      8/31 - Hershey, PA
      9/3 - Cleveland, OH
      9/5 - Chicago, IL
      9/6 - East Troy, MI
      9/12 - West Palm Beach, FL
      9/14 - Atlanta, GA
      9/17 - Virginia Beach, VA
      9/19 - Charlotte, NC
      9/20 - Raleigh, NC
      9/23 - Nashville, TN
      9/25 - Kansas City, MO
      9/27 - St. Louis, MO
      9/30 - Denver, CO
      10/2 - Dallas, TX
      10/4 - San Antonio, TX
      10/5 - Houston, TX
      10/8 - Phoenix, AZ
      10/10 - San Francisco, CA
      10/12 - Seattle, WA
      10/15 - San Diego, CA
      10/18 - San Bernardino, CA

      This report is provided by MTV News

  • AF1 Ticket Post (DMAAT)
      "Aero Force One member's presale period to begin on wed April 23 at 7:30 PM Eastern - stay tuned for a complete presale schedule:"

      Ticketing sales -
      This is how the tickets will be sold. 1st you will log in to the system (know you username and password) From there you will go to the Tour page.

      2nd select the show that you wish to go to (note the on sale date and time as all shows are not going on sale at the same time)

      3rd select the package that you want I.E. VR, 1st tier, 2nd tier, or TP

      4th select the number of tickets that you want (1or 2)

      5th confirm your address

      6th enter your credit card info and wait for your invoice to pop up. Remember your order #.

      Your credit card will be charged at the time of purchase, so you will know right away if you are declined. I suggest that you log into your account a few times so that you are %100 sure you know how to do it. I will help any way that I can but you are on your own for getting tickets. If you have any questions let me know I will try to answer them as fast as I can. I hope this will help you starting Wednesday. From: http://www.fansrule.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1974 Aerosmith plays in Fall River MA at the Bank Street Armory with Elliot Murphy

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Glens Falls NY

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Biloxi MS at the Convention Center Arena (Afghan Whigs open); this show was rescheduled from 1/20/99



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001)
Great band! I've just ordered the limited digipak version of their latest opus (released just last week, I believe), "Damnation." For their new one they apparently decided to drop the death vocals altogether, and decided to go for a more calm and laidback vibe. Supposedly, "Damnation" will show of Åkerfeldt's love for '70's prog rock even more, and even include some lovely mellotron! I've got yet to hear if the result lives up to my high expectations, but on their other albums I've always preferred Opeth's calmer moments anyway. It will be interesting to see how well they work on their own, without the contrast of complex death metal outbursts. It should be good, more acoustic guitars, Åkerfeldt's clean vocals and... bloody hell, they've got a mellotron! I mean, how could it not be awesome!? I think both Opeth and Porcupine Tree might be benefiting from Steven Wilson producing Opeth's two latest... :)
Kansas - Leftoverture (1976)
"Corporate rock"? That's just silly! Commercial, maybe, but I for one certainly still really like this album! :) Good rock album with strong songs and nice prog leanings! "Carry On Wayward Son" is a classic, and perhaps an overplayed such, but there are so many other highlights on here too! :)


News as of April 20, 2003
  • Interview now available for dialup users! (DMAAT)
      I'm the one hosting the big zip of last night's interview, and I've got the individual parts uploaded as well now.

      part1.zip
      part2.zip
      part3.zip
      part4.zip
      part5.zip

      Hmmm...I wonder how long my crappy server can handle the volume of traffic...

      Cat

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Mendon MA at the Lakeview Ballroom

      1980 Aerosmith plays in New York City, NY at Speaks Club

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Fort Worth TX at Tarrant County Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Lakeland FL at the Civic Center (White Lion opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Tampa FL at the Sun Dome (Joan Jett opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Denver CO at McNichols Sports Arena (Space Hog opens)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance (1975)


News as of April 19, 2003
  • Album details by Perry in Billboard Article (DMAAT)
      Edited By Barry A. Jeckell. April 18, 2003, 4:30 PM ET

      Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

      Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McTell's "Broke Down Engine," Little Walter's "Temperature," and "I'm Ready," famously recorded by both Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, are among the songs being worked up by the band, which he says is now rehearsing and doing a bit of recording in Perry's home studio in Boston.

      "By the time we're finished here, I think we're gonna have some tracks we're gonna have to beat when we go into our studio," he says, referring to the band's Boston-area recording facility, which is nearing completion. "At this point, looking at what the song list is, I'd say it's about two-thirds old standards and a third original.

      "We're putting our spin on our influences," he continues, "There are some things we're taking kind of a cue from more modern versions. Some of it, like, 'Broke Down Engine,' [Bob] Dylan recorded that in '94, but it was a Blind Willie McTell song that I think was recorded in 1930-something. So we're listening to both versions and making our own version of it."

      Perry is quick to dismiss any preconceptions of the album. "We're not making an album for blues purists, we're not making an album to educate people in the blues, we're not making an album to try and copy Muddy Waters. What we're doing is taking songs that when we heard them made the hair on the back of our neck stand up and playing them the way we feel.

      "In the end, we're gonna have some songs that sound kind of traditional, and other songs that sound like they come from the 'Rocks' era," he added, referring to the band's 1976 Columbia album.

      Thus far, the band has about 10 songs ready, all of which will eventually be recorded live. "That's what the whole thing was, to get back to that," Perry notes, adding that the group is co-producing the set with Jack Douglas, who helmed such band classics as "Get Your Wings" (1974), "Toys in the Attic" (1975), "Draw the Line" (1977), and "Rocks."

      The guitarist says he will likely sing at least one song on the record, potentially the early Fleetwood Mac cut "Stop Messin' Round," a longtime concert staple. "We're having a good time doing it, and I'm not letting anything go out that doesn't get me off, like, through and through. And that's my own, selfish take on it. But, then, that's how I've been, that's how I was in 1975."

      Perry says he hopes the as-yet-untitled record will hit stores in September, not long after the band begins an amphitheater tour with Kiss, who he calls an "icon onto themselves."

      "Just to be touring with them is cool. And then the whole thing about, 'Well ... they're cartoony,' and all that. If you have that kind of attitude, then you're taking your rock'n'roll way too seriously. To me, it's all about entertainment. I went to see them on this comeback tour and I didn't sit down the whole time."

      -- Wes Orshoski, N.Y.

      From: http://www.billboard.com

  • Radio show for download! (DMAAT)
      This was posted and hosted/made by "jubatojive" on the Aerosmith SONY message board tonight. I haven't tried it myself. You have to download the zip file first which is best done via a clickable link. Please note that this single zip file is available for high speed internet access users tonight. Dial-up users...there will be a more broken down version tomorrow for you to download. If anyone does this and it works, please tell me about it!

      ***for DSL/cable/high speed internet users***
      I've uploaded a zip file containing the five parts of tonight's Aero/Kiss interview to my website. Special thanks to 106.5 WSFL (http://www.wsfl.com), which I recorded it from.

      aerosmith_kiss_2003_pretour_show.zip

      No commercials, and I added fade ins/outs for the rough spots when they went to commercial.

      ***for 56K and slower dial-up users***

      I will put up the separate sections of the interview in individual zips tomorrow morning...but this big one took almost an hour to upload and it's already 1:15 here, so I'm gonna go to bed. Sorry!

      If you're going to post this somewhere else, be it message board or mailing list, please at least give me some acknowledgement.

      Thanks!

      From: http://forums.sonymusic.com

  • Reactions to the radio show... (DMAAT)
      As I wrote above, I haven't heard it myself yet (if anyone has alot of time on their hands and could write a transcript of it and send me, that would be much appreciated) but there has been discussions about what happened in the show on some of the lists... Here are some snippets from the reactions...

      ---

      - Someone just asked one of my questions...WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS...though they dodged it and I'm sure you heard Steven's "not too thrilled" voice when attempting to tell the truth..the promoters for big buck and Gene loves big bucks even more than we do LOL!

      ---

      Hey, Paul was talking about how this will be the tour of the summer, the tour to see, the tour of next year.

      Action figures for Aerosmith?
      Joe: Gotta come and see us live.

      Gene: This is just the beginning. We'll take this and see how it goes. There's no reason why we won't do Madison Square Garden. Just give us time.

      Just some tid-bits for those that can't get it.

      ---

      - "As long as you don't get any blood on my scarves, I'm happy. - Steven =)

      ---

      - Well, from what I heard, Gene and Paul are jazzed, as is Joe. Couldn't quite "read" Tom, but Steven isn't happy - that was pretty clear to me. ;)

      ---

      - you know what bugs me? Adding ANOTHER band to the mix simply because KISS wouldn't want to play to a "cold" audience.

      ---

      One of my two questions was asked - whose idea was this? Steven did his best to say without saying promoters, managers and BIG $$$$ to which Gene said...HELL YA!

      I might add...Gene is happy for the money, Paul is really happy about the tour LOL. Gene and Steven are not the best of friends...I guess everyone could gather that one. But several of the others are...

      ---

      And notice how Paul and Gene kept saying how this might just be a start...you never know. Yeah....hehe....somehow I don't think so. Oh to be a fly on the wall backstage when the shit finally hits the fan...;)

      Steven was just WAY too quiet tonight....;)

      ---

      For the Record LOL

      For those who have NOT heard the interview but HAVE read what was posted at rockthisway.de, Steven never said "promoters or managers" or anything even close to it when asked whose idea the tour was. That was my own interpretation of his way out there response. Anyone recall his exact words? I'm thinking it sounded more like mumbling...as in..some power people, some folks talked and la la la la. Can't really remember but it was funny as I was too busy reading into his head at the time. So those particular comments posted from here on rockthisway.de aren't what was SAID by Steven as I'm sure folks will know when they download the zip file and listen to it.

      P.S. Nor did Gene say it was for the money LOL. But he sure didn't indicate that money was a problem for him in any sense of the word did he LOL!

  • Aerosmith/Kiss Dates All Out! (Alissa854)
      pollstar.com has 34 dates just released and AF1 has them up. Scranton, PA and Tampa, FL suprisingly not on the tour. This tour was to be 40 dates but maybe it wont get to be that. Stay tuned.

  • Official Tour Dates Announced! (DMAAT)
      From Pollstar:

      The Biggest And The Loudest
      Updated 14:10 PDT Fri, Apr 18 2003

      You can breathe now. The KISS and Aerosmith tour has finally and officially been announced. The tour runs from August 2 on the East Coast and wraps on the West side October 18. Boston will nab the rockers for the only two-night stand on the books, as of press time. Special guests Saliva will open the shows.
      Of course, with two equally prominent and eye-catching bands co-headlining the tour, the question everybody is asking, who will go on last? Well, that remains to be seen. There's no word yet if the two will take turns or if one will close out the set every night. Either way, both acts are going to be hard for the other to follow. Tickets will go on sale starting April 26. The one show listing prices on Ticketmaster has the ducats costing between $45 and $125 - but keep in mind that's only one show. Who knows what the median price will be. When KISS played Las Vegas on their own earlier this year, they were charging $125 and $300.

      Sat 08/02/03 Hartford, CT ctnow.com Meadows Music

      Mon 08/04/03 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th.

      Sat 08/09/03 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion

      Mon 08/11/03 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

      Wed 08/13/03 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

      Fri 08/15/03 Detroit, MI To Be Announced

      Sun 08/17/03 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

      Tue 08/19/03 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater

      Thu 08/21/03 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake

      Sat 08/23/03 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.

      Mon 08/25/03 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center

      Wed 08/27/03 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center

      Fri 08/29/03 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront

      Sat 08/30/03 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

      Wed 09/03/03 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

      Fri 09/05/03 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center

      Sat 09/06/03 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre

      Fri 09/12/03 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre

      Sun 09/14/03 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

      Wed 09/17/03 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp.

      Fri 09/19/03 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte

      Sat 09/20/03 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek

      Tue 09/23/03 Antioch, TN AmSouth Amphitheatre

      Thu 09/25/03 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

      Sat 09/27/03 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion

      Tue 09/30/03 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amph.

      Thu 10/02/03 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre

      Sat 10/04/03 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

      Sun 10/05/03 The Woodlands, TX C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

      Wed 10/08/03 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion

      Fri 10/10/03 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

      Sun 10/12/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

      Wed 10/15/03 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre

      Sat 10/18/03 Devore, CA Hyundai Pavilion Of Glen Helen

  • Bit More Ticket Info From AF1 (DMAAT)
      Posted by Tom (works for Fansfule) today on AF1 board: OK I can't stand keeping this info in any more - I have to share it with you. A little bit of inside info if you will. For most venues the fan club was able to get anywhere from 2x to 3x the number of tickets than last year...and we will also have tickets available from the 2nd tier of the venue... cheaper...still based on seniority for anyone that buys in that tier. We will have lots of tickets in both tiers. We will also be doing a velvet rope at every show, and those will go on-sale at the same time or before regular tickets. Important note that the top tier will be in the first 30 shows. The second tier will be in the rows behind that. So that is something that you want to keep in mind. Also everything is unofficial until you see it on the site or in an email blast. I'm just trying to give everyone a little heads up. Tour dates will be out tonght and the first on sale date will be givin out in the morning. Again I will be here tomorrow to help with any problems....Tom

  • And this from AF1 today.... (DMAAT)
      OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - AEROSMITH / KISS TOUR SCHEDULE
      Aero Force One member's presales period to begin on Wednesday April 23 at 7:30PM -- Stay-tuned for a complete presales schedule.

      Aug-02 Hartford - Meadows Music Theatre
      Aug-04 Wantagh - Jones Beach
      Aug-09 Washington DC - Nissan Pavilion
      Aug-11 Holmdel - PNC Bank Arts Center
      Aug-13 Cincinnati - Riverbend Music Theatre
      Aug-15 Detroit - Comerica Stadium
      Aug-17 Indianapolis - Verizon Wireless Music Center
      Aug-19 Columbus - Polaris Amphitheatre
      Aug-21 Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette Pavilion
      Aug-23 Buffalo - Darien Lakes PAC
      Aug-25 Boston - Tweeter Center
      Aug-27 Boston - Tweeter Center
      Aug-29 Philadelphia - Tweeter Waterfront
      Aug-31 Hershey - Hershey Park Stadium
      Sep-03 Cleveland - Blossom Music Theatre
      Sep-05 Chicago - Tweeter Center
      Sep-06 East Troy - Alpine Valley
      Sep-12 West Palm - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
      Sep-14 Atlanta - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
      Sep-17 Virginia Beach - Verizon Wireless
      Sep-19 Charlotte - Charlotte Verizon
      Sep-20 Raleigh - ALLTEL Pavilion
      Sep-23 Nashville - AmSouth Amphitheatre
      Sep-25 Kansas City - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
      Sep-27 St. Louis - UMB Bank Pavilion
      Sep-30 Denver - Fiddler's Green
      Oct-02 Dallas - Smirnoff Music Centre
      Oct-04 San Antonio - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
      Oct-05 Houston - Woodlands Pavilion
      Oct-08 Phoenix - Cricket Pavilion
      Oct-10 San Francisco - Shoreline Amphitheatre
      Oct-12 Seattle - White River Amphitheatre
      Oct-15 San Diego - Coors Amphitheatre
      Oct-18 Los Angeles - TBD

      NOT A MEMBER? Well your gonna want to (JOIN now) because this is gonna be one hot ticket!

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1990 Aerosmith plays in Tampa FL at the Sun Dome (Joan Jett opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Birmingham AL at Jefferson Civic Center (Afghan Whigs open); show rescheduled from 1/22/99



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)
il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys (1972)
Awesome! =)


News as of April 18, 2003
  • Guitar World article
      There is an article on page 120 of this month's issue (the June issue) of Guitar World. It is the 1st of a 2 parter called "Ain't Nuthin' but the Blues....Paying homage to our blues roots, part 1"....no that's not a typo :-) The article has a lot of insight as to what inspires/inspired them.

      A few interesting tidbits:

      JP: Speaking for myself, the sound of blues music and the playing of the many great blues guitarists has provided me with a lifetime of inspiration. Making an all-blues album is something that we, as a band, have been wanting to do for a very long time; the time seems right, so we are diving in.

      To me, blues is really about evolution, and under that interpretation, one's horizons broaden drastically in regard to what on can do within the realm of "blues."

      Although I know we'll be writing new material for this record, part of me wants to pay homage to some of the old classics by Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson, and create our own versions of a few songs.

      The bottom line is, no matter what we do, half the people that hear it are going to be disappointed! But the other half will dig it, and that's what's fun about it.

      BW: One of the best things about this project is that it simply feels great to play some "old-fashioned" blues, and pull stuff out of the weeds. This is right up my alley, musically speaking. We're also working again with Jack Douglas, so we've come full circle. All that chemistry is still there.

      They both reference Eric Clapton and how much influence he had on them.

  • 8 more tour dates! (Alissa854)
      08/09 Bristow, VA: Nissan Pavilion
      08/23 Darien, NY: Darien P.A.C.
      9/14 Atlanta; GA: Hi Fi Buys Ampitheatre
      9/17 Virgina Beach, VA: Verizon Wireless Music Theatre
      9/25 Bonnersprings, KA Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
      09/30 Englewood, CO: Fiddlers Green Ampitheatre
      10/2 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
      10/4 Selma, TX: Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre

      29 dates now confirmed and the whole tour to be announced friday.

  • Aerosmith in 50 richest rock stars (DMAAT)
      According to Rolling Stone Aerosmith ranks #18 in 2003 for the 50 richest rock stars. Here's the stats:

      Touring: $11.6 million
      Recording: $1 million
      Publishing: $0.8 million
      Net: $16.5 million
      2002 rank: 9 - $24.2 million

  • Steven's Heavy Duty Hands (DMAAT)
      Seen on EXTRA last night, and there's a blurb on the website too LOL. They showed a brief pic of him on the show.

      Hot New Stuff
      Turbo scrub, motor wash, and auto strip - no, it's not for your car. It's HEAVY DUTY skincare for men. Alexandra Volkman created this product to wash, wax, shine and buff your bod. She says, "We use antioxidants in all of the products and humectants to bind moisture to the skin." But it's not just for guys rocker Steven Tyler, Debra Messing is crazy for this HEAVY DUTY hand cream.

      From: http://extratv.warnerbros.com

  • Aerosmith/Kiss To Make Tour Annoucement (DMAAT)
      NEWS - Aerosmith/Kiss To Make Tour Annoucement

      (4/18/03, 7 a.m. ET) -- The official announcement for the Aerosmith/Kiss summer tour will be made Friday (April 18). The tour is expected to begin on August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut, and will run until at least October 12 in Auburn, Washington. Ticket on-sale information will be announced Friday, as well.

      It's unknown whether Aerosmith and Kiss will alternate closing the shows, or if one band will go on last every night.

      Saliva will be the opening act for the tour.

      The Aerosmith-Kiss-Saliva itinerary (confirmed dates in boldface; all dates subject to change):

      August 2 - Hartford, CT - Ctnow.com Meadows Music

      August 13 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

      August 17 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center

      August 21 - Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake

      August 30 - Hershey, PA - Star Pavilion At Hersheypark Stadium

      September 23 - Antioch, TN - AmSouth Amphitheatre

      September 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion

      October 10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

      October 12 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

      From LAUNCH.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1998 Aerosmith plays in Salt Lake City UT at the Delta Center



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Meshuggah - Chaosphere (1998)
How come albums always sound better than ever before when you give them a last spin before packaging to ship them off, when having sold an album in your collection that you're not really listening to...? "Chaosphere" is an extremely cool record, I more than ever before realise that now. I'll probably have to add this to my "to get" list again, 'cause now I think I still want to have this in my collection... ;) Oh well, at least I'll still have "Destroy Erase Improve"...
Iron Maiden - Live At Donington '92


News as of April 17, 2003
  • Tour dates (Alissa854)
      Camden, NJ: Tweeter Center at the Waterfront 08/29/03.

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH: Blossom Music Center 09/03/03.

  • Live KISS/Aerosmith Radio Special this Friday!
      Live KISS/Aerosmith Radio Special this Friday!
      From KISSONLINE.com the Site that Clicks Ass!

      NEWS ALERT

      Aerosmith and KISS
      LIVE!
      DON'T MISS THEIR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2003

      Boston, MA (April 15, 2003) - Join rock n' roll legends Aerosmith and Kiss this Friday, April 18th for a very special 90-minute radio show. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith along with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS will be participating in a national radio special from 10pm - 11:30 pm EST/ 7pm-8:30 pm PST. Both bands will be taking calls from listeners and fans from around the country to answer any questions. Please be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with rock legends Aerosmith and KISS and to find out how special their announcement will make your summer on Friday, April 18th!

      Current List of Participating Radio Stations:

      Market Call Letters
      New York WAXQ-FM
      San Francisco KSJO-FM
      Dallas KZPS
      Washington, D.C. WARW-FM
      Atlanta WKLS
      Detroit WDTW-FM
      Houston KKRW-FM
      Tampa WTPT-FM
      Akron-Cleveland WFXJ-FM
      Akron-Cleveland WMMS-FM
      Miami WBGG-FM
      Denver KPAW-FM
      Pittsburgh WDVE-FM
      St. Louis WCVS-FM
      Indianapolis WFBQ-FM
      San Diego KGB-FM
      Raleigh WFQX-FM
      Columbus WFJX-FM
      Greenville, SC WBZT-FM
      Grand Rapids, MI WMRR-FM
      West Palm Beach, FL WKGR-FM
      Birmingham WRTR-FM
      New Orleans WRNO-FM
      Raleigh WRDU-FM
      Albuquerque, NM KXXI-FM
      Charleston, WV WKLC-FM
      Knoxville, TN WIMZ-FM
      Wichita, KS KRZZ-FM
      Toledo, OH WXKR-FM
      Green Bay-Appleton, WI WAPL-FM
      Springfield, MO KXUS-FM
      Huntsville, AL WTAK-FM
      South Bend, IN WAOR-FM
      Cedar Rapids KKRQ-FM
      Burlington, VT WHDQ-FM
      Youngstown WNCD-FM
      Lincoln KIBZ-FM
      Lincoln KTGL-FM
      Greenville, NC WSFL-FM
      Montgomery, AL WXFX-FM
      Fargo KKBX-FM
      Eugene, OR KFLY-FM
      Yakima, WA KXRX-FM
      Yakima, WA KTHX-FM
      Corpus Christi KKTX-FM
      Panama City, FL WFBX-FM
      Billings KMHK-FM
      Harrisburg WACL-FM
      Jackson WYNU-FM
      Lafayette, IN WKHY-FM
      Mankato KXLP-FM

      ***Please check your local listings for an updated list of participating radio stations. Stations are being added daily.

  • AF1 writes about the radio show...
      04.16.03 Tour Announcement planned for Friday

      Aerosmith Rockers Tyler, Perry and Hamilton hit the radio this FRIDAY NIGHT, joined by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss to let the news fly about this summers tour. Each band will grab the turntable to play tunes from their respective catalogs while talking about dates and cities the tour will take them to.

      Don't Miss out! Tune-in this Friday April 18, from 10PM to 11:30PM ET (9PM Central, 8PM Mountain and 7PM Pacific)

      NOTE: AF1 expects to post the tour schedule Friday evening with initial presales dates early next week (stay tuned).

      CITY STATION
      New York WAXQ-FM
      San Francisco KSJO-FM
      Boston WHEB
      Dallas KZPS
      Washington, D.C. WARW-FM
      Washington, D.C. WFQX-FM
      Atlanta WKLS
      Detroit WDTW-FM
      Houston KKRW-FM
      Tampa WTPT-FM
      Akron-Cleveland WFXJ-FM
      Akron-Cleveland WMMS-FM
      Miami WBGG-FM
      Denver KPAW-FM
      Pittsburgh WDVE-FM
      St. Louis WCVS-FM
      Indianapolis WFBQ-FM
      San Diego KGB-FM
      Raleigh WFQX-FM
      Nashville WNRQ-FM
      Columbus WFJX_FM
      Greenville, SC WBZT-FM
      Grand Rapids, MI WMRR-FM
      West Palm Beach WKGR-FM
      Birmingham WRTR-FM
      New Orleans WRNO-FM
      Harrisburg WTPA-FM
      Providence, RI WHJY-FM
      Albuquerque, NM KXXI-FM
      Louisville, KY WQMF-FM
      Charleston, WV WKLC-FM
      Knoxville, TN WIMZ-FM
      Lexington, KY WLRO-FM
      Wichita, KS KRZZ-FM
      Toledo, OH WXKR-FM
      Green Bay-Appleton WAPL-FM
      Springfield, MO KXUS-FM
      Huntsville, AL WTAK-FM
      Huntsville, AL WVNA-FM
      South Bend, IN WAOR-FM
      Cedar Rapids KKRQ-FM
      Burlington, VT WIZN-FM
      Youngstown WNCD-FM
      Lincoln KIBZ-FM
      Lincoln KTGL-FM
      Greeneville, NC WSFL-FM
      Montgomery, AL WXFX-FM
      Fargo KKBX-FM
      Eugene, OR KFLY-FM
      Yakima, WA KXRX-FM
      Yakima, WA KTHK-FM
      Corpus Christi KKTX-FM
      Medford, OR KBOY-FM
      Panama City, FL WFBX-FM
      Billings KMHK-FM
      Harrisburg WACL-FM
      Jackson WYNU-FM
      Lafayette, IN WKHY-FM
      Mankato KXLP-FM
      Bend, OR KTWS-FM

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Stowe VT at the Little Spruce Cafeteria

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Hollywood FL at The Sportatorium (White Lion opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Jacksonville FL at the Jacksonville Coliseum (Joan Jett opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Greenville SC at the Bi-Lo Center (Afghan Whigs open); show rescheduled from 1/14/99



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The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Behind The Music (2001)


News as of April 16, 2003
  • Radio Alert! (DMAAT)
      From Los Angeles station KLOS (95.5):

      DFind out what Aerosmith & Kiss have planned for their upcoming Summer tour in an exclusive live interview on 95.5 KLOS, this Friday, April 18th, 7-8:30PM.

      -----------

      Here's the word from a local NON Clear Channel rock station in L.A:

      Don't miss a special live broadcast of Aerosmith / Kiss talking about their 2003 tour, exclusively on 95.5 KLOS, this Friday, April 18th, 7-8:30PM.

      I had heard about a possible Friday night announcement on Clear Channel stations Friday night but wasn't sure about us here in L.A. since our only CC channel (signficant size) is KISS 102.7 (you know..the Wango Tango POP station LOL). This is supposed to be a nationwide thing I believe so check out your local stations that play Aerosmith to confirm they are in the loop. I think we'll actually hear the guys from both band talking about the tour and the dates should come out there too.

  • Tour update from Dino (Alissa854)
      Confirmed for 09/05/03: Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, IL. On sale 10am 04/26. clearchannel chicago has the show posted on clearchannel.

  • Steven In Berklee Press (DMAAT)
      Note...though commencement is closed to the public, it WILL be broadcast live on the internet!

      ----

      Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves and Rock Frontman Steven Tyler to be Honored at Berklee Commencement

      Boston, April 14, 2003 - Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and legendary rock frontman Steven Tyler will receive honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee College of Music's 2003 Commencement on Saturday, May 10. Reeves and Tyler will address the more than 600 graduates and approximately 3,000 invited guests at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

      On Commencement eve at the Berklee Performance Center, as is the Berklee tradition, students will present a tribute concert, performing tunes closely associated with the honorees' storied careers. The 2003 Commencement Concert is closed to the public, but will be broadcast live on the Internet, and can be viewed at www.berklee.edu, beginning at 7:15 p.m. EST.

      [...SKIP TO STEVEN TYLER PORTION...]

      Steven Tyler

      One of rock's all-time most charismatic and entertaining frontmen - that's Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Born Steven Tallarico in 1948 in New York City, he began playing drums at an early age. His father was a high school music teacher, trained at Juilliard, whose piano practice was one of the few things that would reliably calm the already highly charged Steven. His father's readings of Debussy, Liszt, and Chopin, heard while the boy sat beneath his father's Steinway, truly began his lifetime love affair with music.

      An adolescence of perceived hyperactivity - and real trouble in school - found a creative outlet in rock and roll, and drumming. Asked not to return to high school for his senior year, Tyler was soon spending much of his time playing drums in a band called the Strangeurs. In time, he moved from the drumkit and took his rightful place at the mic, when he discovered the Beatles, and the blues-rock of the Yardbirds.

      After moving to Boston at the end of the 1960's, Tyler met his compatriots in what would become Aerosmith - guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer '71, and guitarist Ray Tabano, who was later replaced by Brad Whitford '71. The future supergroup played its first gig at Nipmuc Regional High School, in Mendon, Mass. in 1970.

      Over the next few years, the band became a regional sensation, combining the bluesy grit of the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones with the power of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. And the newly renamed Steven Tyler proved to have a flair for the outrageous, with a rock and roll gypsy look that included long scarves, dangling from his mic stand.

      By 1973, Aerosmith had signed with Columbia Records and issued their self-titled debut, which included the incipient classic "Dream On." Constant touring and massive word of mouth built the band a hardcore following, and with it, sustained radio play. As the albums mounted: Get Your Wings in 1974; Toys in the Attic in 1975; and 1976's Rocks, the band became a sensation, selling out arenas and scoring big with both hit albums and singles.

      But with fame and relentless touring came hardcore drug abuse by the band, and resultant infighting. Their recorded output became more and more unfocused, and by the end of the decade Perry, and then Whitford, had quit the band to go solo. Tyler, focused largely on his own increasing drug habit, soldiered on with replacement band members, and Aerosmith, nearing bankruptcy, rode the fame elevator back down, from playing stadiums, to arenas, to theaters.

      In 1983, Tyler and Perry patched up their differences, leading to a reunion of Aerosmith's original members, and arresting the band's descent. Over the next few years, the group all became clean and sober, and promptly reclaimed their position as a preeminent rock and roll band, with sold-out arena tours and enormously successful albums like Permanent Vacation and Pump. In the process, Tyler cemented his position as one of the most influential frontmen in rock history, and Aerosmith continues to sell huge numbers of albums and pack stadiums around the world. The band had its first-ever No. 1 single, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," in 1998, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

      From: http://www.berklee.edu

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Portland ME at Cumberland County Civic Center (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Jacksonville FL at the Jacksonville Coliseum (White Lion opens)



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Dark Tranquillity - Projector (1999)


News as of April 15, 2003
  • Steven Gettin' a Degree in May (DMAAT)
      Per the Rolling Stone Daily:

      Steven Tyler will receive an honorary doctorate of music degree at the Berklee College of Music's 2003 Commencement on May 10th in Boston

      From: http://www.rollingstone.com

  • Off The Record 4/20 (DMAAT)
      It appears it won't be a newly done interview. Not sure if HOW old, if it's as in Little South of Sanity or really old, but I'm thinking it may be around '98 or so...

      "Off The Record" airs every week on over 121 radio stations nationwide. Check your local classic rock and/or rock stations to see if they offer it. I'm sure there's a list somewhere on the internet of the stations who do...USED to be a much larger syndicated area than now.

  • JB News From The Road Update (DMAAT)
      04/14/03 Joe Perry Meets and Greets in Cambridge Mass:
      Joe Perry Meets and Greets in Cambridge Mass:

      Joe Perry took time out of his schedule to have an intimate hot sauce party for approximately 1000 of his closest fans. The folks at the Boston based record chain, "Newbury Comics," contacted Joe and asked him if he wanted to do an in-store to celebrate the release of his hot sauce "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew."

      Since the store stocks the sauce and has been selling quite a few bottles, Joe decided that the time was right to make the 45 minute trek to the store in Cambridge Mass (right on the banks of the Charles River) and press the flesh face to face. The lines started forming when the store opened at 10 AM. By the time Joe got there at the scheduled time of 7:00 PM, the line was out the door and down the street. The rules were - you had to buy a bottle of hot sauce and have only that bottle signed - but after the first person whipped out a copy of "I've Got the Rock 'N' Rolls Again" Joe threw that rule right out the window. He elected to stand the whole time he was there at the store, which turned out to be over 4 hours. Signing everything that was put in front of him and making sure he personalized every bottle of the Boneyard Brew.

      He also took time to do a few television interviews for various local Boston affiliate stations. The questions ran from "Why did you get into the hot sauce business?" to "What's the progress of the new album?" He seemed pumped about progress of the new album and can't wait to hit the road with KISS this summer. Some of you may remember Joe played on Gene Simmons' solo album in 1978. He played on a song called "Radioactive" and a couple of other tunes.

      After the event was over, Joe did a little shopping in the store and got to check out how his proteges, "The Porch Ghouls'" record was doing. It was released on Tuesday and is getting great reviews from members of the music industry. Personally I feel that it's a mix between Muddy Waters and the Clash.

      There is talk of more in-store visits down the road but Joe wants to concentrate on the next Aerosmith record with as little distraction as possible.

      See You On the road.

      -John B.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Who = People Magazine?
      I've been told the exact same article about Liv's wedding that I posted as from an Australian magazine is also printed in this week's People magazine with Jessica Lynch on the cover. It is the same picture too. The article is word for word the same.

  • Transcript of Teen Vogue's article about Chelsea Tyler
      Transcipt by AeroSociety.net!! Edited for DMAAT by Aeroluvr to correct typos and spelling...

      View Rising Star
      (Teen Vogue April/May 2003)

      Almost Famous

      Chelsea Tyler is ready to rock - and the daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler couldn't be more set for the spotlight.

      "I want people to know my name," Chelsea Tyler says. Though the fame game can be dicey, if anyone has a shot, it's this spunky eighth grader. For one, she's multitalented: Chelsea loves to act and sing, and she's already landed a guest role on Disney's much-touted Lizzie MacGuire. She's savvy about ins and outs of celebrity life to boot: She calls Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler "Dad", and actress Liv is one of two big sisters. "I'm beginning piano lessons, too," she says, "although I can already play some Aerosmith songs by ear."

      "Chelsea know she's got plenty of hard work ahead of her. She went on tour with Aerosmith from the time she was three months old until the third grade, and the constant travel got old fast. "It doesn't bug my father," she says. "It bugs me and my mom." That's why she craves family time at home (which is suburban Massachusetts, not Hollywood), where things are considerably more down to earth. "We're a normal family there," Chelsea says. "My dad can just be Dad." For her part, Chelsea isn't in much danger of losing perspective. "My first priority is school, and my homework, of course, which isn't going to change for a while," she says. "Come on, I'm fourteen!" Chelsea's picks

      Eminem "I can't get enough of his music not to mention, he's gorgeous."
      Her dad's music "I love all of it. But if I had to narrow things down, 'Crazy' and 'Crash' are two of the Aerosmith songs I like best."
      Shopping "Getting to wear designer clothes is amazing, but in real life I stick to wet seal and urban outfitters."

  • Excerpt from Todd Rundgren article mentioning Liv (DMAAT)
      The opening act on this leg of Rundgren's tour is his new son-in-law of sorts, Royston Langdon, former lead singer for Spacehog.

      Langdon is the husband of actress Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and model Bebe Buell. Liv Tyler was raised by Buell and Rundgren, whom Tyler considers her "spiritual" father.

      Langdon and Tyler got married March 25 at a private ceremony in the Caribbean. Rundgren did not attend.

      "They snuck off and did it without telling too many people," he said. "In the end, they did the right thing. They did it just for themselves. It didn't become a media circus."

      Langdon was scheduled to rejoin the tour yesterday in Chicago, after playing a series of dates with Rundgren earlier this year.

      "He really improves the quality of the show," Rundgren said. "He sets a high standard for me when I come out."

      Tyler isn't making the rounds with them.

      "Liv's life is complicated," Rundgren said. "She can't just take off. She has a career of her own."

      From: http://www.cleveland.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Glens Falls NY at the Civic Center (Ted Nugent opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Greensboro NC at the Greensboro Coliseum (Afghan Whigs open); this show was rescheduled from 1/6/99



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Myrbein - Myrornas Krig (1981?)
Not bad, not bad at all... Influences I believe I can be traced mainly to Samla Mammas Manna and (thus also?) Frank Zappa, aswell as King Crimson. As a bonus track this CD reissue (limited to 1000 copies - mine being #67 - from the now sadly defunct Ad Perpetuam Memoriam label) even includes a cover of the Crims "Larks' Tongues In Aspic part II," recorded in 1993. The music certainly has many fine moments. The one thing that sort of bothers me (as often when it comes to bands in the Zappa/Samla vein, while I think it was a good thing for them) is the vocals. This would have been much better, had they kept it all instrumental, possibly with just a few "silly vocals" here and there (in good Samla tradition). There are a few tracks on there with sung vocals, and that mainly just makes the whole less good. Had I not been a Swede and thus not understood the lyrics, I can imagine that I would have found them less disturbing though. Anyways, the music is very good, so one shouldn't complain. I got sort of scared when I got this CD and looked through the booklet. The pictures and liner notes made it seem like this was the most unserious band ever, but I suppose the humour in all of this just comes with the Samla/Zappa genre... :)


News as of April 14, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1979 Aerosmith plays in Orlando FL at the Tangerine Bowl for the Florida World Music Festival; also playing are Ted Nugent, and Cheap Trick

News as of April 13, 2003
  • Pictures from Joe's signing session

  • Liv's wedding (DMAAT)
      The picture in the Australian magazine "Who," as mentioned yesterday, can be found at www.lovelylivtyler.com

      The new People Magazine has an article about Liv's wedding, page 80. Their picture is also on the cover.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Bethlehem PA at Stabler Arena, Lehigh University (Ted Nugent opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Memphis TN at Pyramid Arena (Afghan Whigs open); rescheduled from 1/10/99



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Yes - Fragile (1972)


News as of April 12, 2003
  • The Porch Ghouls' debut album out now!
      From http://www.porchghouls.com:

      Bluff City Ruckus album cover Memphis band the Porch Ghouls, discovered by Aerosmith's Joe Perry on a Sun Studio tour, releases an album called "Bluff City Ruckus" on Tuesday, April 8. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the garage-rock band performed "Come To Poppa," a version of Ann Peebles' "Come To Mama," at the Orpheum in Memphis Thursday night during the 18th annual Premier Player Awards honoring the legenday Hi Records label. The Memphis Flyer says that, while on a promotional tour, the Porch Ghouls got a look at the practice sessions for the Salute to the Blues benefit held at Radio City Music Hall.

      CD Bonus content
      With your CD copy of Bluff City Ruckus, you can access an exclusive video about the Porch Ghouls called "An Education in Ruckus," which features a live performance of "Bluff City Ruckus" from the new album. What are you waiting for???

      Booking and Contact Information

      The Porch Ghouls
      P.O. Box 41444
      Memphis, TN 38104-1444

      info@porchghouls.com

  • Liv's wedding (DMAAT)
      There is an article in an Australian magazine called "Who" about Liv's wedding. There is also a picture.

      Sweet Emotion
      Liv Tyler quietly slips off to Barbados to marry her fiance of two years, rock singer Royston Langdon (subheading)

      It's not like those poor kids didn't try. After the LOTR star Liv Tyler, 25, and rock singer Royston Langdon, 30, became engaged on Valentine's day 2001, they floated one wedding day after another. But try finding a moment that didn't collide with the assorted concert schedules of Tyler's complicated clan: veteran Aerosmith frontman dad Steven Tyler, 55; ex groupie Bebe Buell, 49, and her husband of seven months, Vacationland's James Wallerstein, 36; and rocker Todd Rundgren, 54, who with Buell, his former long-time partner, raised Tyler - and now uses Langdon's band, Spacehog, as his opening act.
      "They kept putting it off, trying to accommodate everyone's schedule," says Rundgren. "I guess they got tired of waiting."
      Guess so. On march 25th Tyler and Langdon eloped - a move that seemed to surprise no-one. "We all knew it was coming," says Buell. The pair invited a handful of Langdon relatives to their intimate, candle-lit nuptials at a private beach house in Barbados. "It was a mix of religious and civil ceremony," says Langdon's dad Chester, who witnessed his middle-sons vows, attended, along with wife cynthia and sons Antony and Chris. "The bride looked stunning - but that's Liv all the time."
      The pair plan to renew their vows at a late-april bash in New York, where they are renovating a townhose. "It will be the first time Todd, Steven and I have all been in the same room," says Buell. "I'm really looking forward to that sense of love and healing." Anything else? "I can't wait to see [my] grandchildren," she says. "They're going to be gorgeous!" Oh, one more thing: "The dates had to be changed twice now to get everybody there."

  • A bit more about the Willie/Aero song history (DMAAT)
      Old Willie New Willie Aero-Willie
      by Larry Katz
      Friday, April 11, 2003

      The names of Willie Nelson's duet partners could fill a small phone book.

      Rockers, jazzers, popsters and up-and-comers such as Norah Jones and Susan Tedeschi, Willie's sung or picked with 'em all, and a passel of his country music pals, too, of course.

      Now we find that the first name, alphabetically speaking, in Nelson's not-so-little black book is: Aerosmith.

      ``The Essential Willie Nelson,'' a two-CD retrospective released this week as part of the celebration of Nelson's 70th birthday April 30, concludes with ``One Time Too Many,'' a previously unreleased and unheard duet from 1987 matching Willie and the Boston bad boys.

      ``We were talking to Willie and (manager) Mark Rothbaum when we were putting `The Essential Willie Nelson' together,'' says Columbia Records executive and former Boston bluesman Steve Berkowitz (also known as T. Blade). ``One of them brought up the idea of putting out this song with Aerosmith that had never come out. We went, `What are you talking about?'

      ``Willie sent us a cassette that he left the studio with the day they recorded it. No one can quite remember where. Using my Boston connection, I called Steven (Tyler), who said, `Of course, I remember it. It was great. I think we have the tape.'

      ``And they did,'' Berkowitz says. ``It was only later that we learned that part of the track with a different Steven vocal had been released as a B-side in Japan called `Once Is Enough.' ''

      The Aero-Nelson track begins as a slow country waltz with Nelson and Tyler trading verses backed simply by guitar. Then ``One Time Too Many'' turns into a stomping 4/4 rocker. It's not an inspired composition, but the performance rates as a novelty by managing to turn Nelson into a hard rocker and Aerosmith into a country band - in the same song.

      The 40 other tracks on ``Essential'' cover Nelson's remarkable career from the 1961 single of his classic ``Night Life'' to his 2001 duet with Lee Ann Womack, ``Mendocino County Line.''

      The set's first disc is a beauty. It traces Nelson's unsuccessful early years recording for Bellaire, Liberty, Monument and RCA before emerging on Atlantic in the '70s as a worldly wise outlaw with such hits as ``Shotgun Willie'' and ``Bloody Mary Morning.''

      Nelson reached a new peak - and you can hear it - in 1977 with ``Stardust,'' the stunning collection of Tin Pan Alley standards that proved he was not just a country singer, but as beyond category as a Louis Armstrong or a Ray Charles.

      The second half of ``Essential,'' covering the '80s and '90s, proves something of a letdown, and not because Nelson went into an artistic slump, although his songwriting did slow way down.

      By the time you get to track eight, the ever-icky Julio Iglesias duet ``To All the Girls I've Loved Before,'' the emphasis of the selected tracks has shifted to less-than-timeless covers and novelty duets.

      How much better it would have been to have included even one example of Nelson's jazz guitar duets with Jackie King and Paul Buskirk for added depth and variety? Still, ``Essential'' fulfills its mission as a broad, concise, populist overview of Nelson's career.

      Nelson's approaching birthday also inspired the release of two valuable CDs of his early work.

      ``Crazy: The Demo Sessions'' takes listeners back to the Texan's early '60s years in Nashville, when he was a struggling songwriter. Nelson's big break came when Patsy Cline scored with his ``Crazy,'' and his demo version is one of this set's treats - but not the only one.

      Culled from tapes discovered in the vault of a Nashville publishing company, ``The Demo Sessions'' begins with eight very sparse tracks of Nelson, his guitar and not much more. The remaining cuts feature him with an ace studio band. The song titles give a good idea of Nelson's state of mind: ``I've Just Destroyed the World,'' ``Darkness on the Face of the Earth,'' ``Permanently Lonely'' and the harrowing ``Opportunity to Cry,'' in which he mulls murder and suicide.

      What's remarkable is how much this young Willie sounds just like the old familiar Willie, a realization reinforced by ``Willie Nelson: RCA Country Legend,'' a collection of neglected '60s and '70s numbers. A mere four tracks were issued during his commercially unsuccessful stint with RCA, while the remaining dozen have never been released in the United States.

      But these songs - a handful produced by Chet Atkins, the rest wonderfully spare - present Nelson's special qualities as well as any recording you'll find: the casually artful vocal phrasing, the subtle use of jazzy chords, the touching humanity of his lyrics. It's no wonder so many other musicians want to work with this uncommon everyman.

      Look at the guest list of performers on Nelson's most recent new release, ``Stars & Guitars'': Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Keith Richards, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams III, Aaron Neville, Brian McKnight, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Matchbox 20, Lee Ann Womack, Bon Jovi, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Patty Griffin and jazz saxophonist Bill Evans.

      Such a hodge-podge should have produced a shambles. Instead this live concert recording offers proof of the enduring strength of Nelson's musical vision - a vision strong enough to hold its own with Aerosmith or any other act lucky enough to a share a microphone with Willie.

      Willie Nelson performs June 22 at the South Shore Music Circus.

      From: http://www2.bostonherald.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1975 Aerosmith plays in Cleveland OH at the Agora Ballroom

      1980 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at Club Detroit

      1986 Aerosmith plays in East Rutherford NJ at Brendan Byrne Arena (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Chatanooga TN at the University of TN Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

The Third World - America The Beautiful (1971)
Bloody GREAT Record!
Bigelf - Closer To Doom (1997) + 4


News as of April 11, 2003
  • ST, JP, JD on Off The Record
      "Off The Record" is a nationally syndicated radio show that's broadcast out of southern California at 10:00 PM on Sunday nights. The following is listed for the 4/20/03 show:

      Sunday (April 20) OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Aerosmith, and conversation with singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and producer Jack Douglas.

      http://unclejoe.com/onair/OTR.htm

      Go to that site to find out if any local stations are broadcasting the show in your area. There are also several stations listed that stream the show over the internet.

      I assume this is a new show because Jack Douglas is mentioned. This is the first time he's worked with the band in quite a while (since ALSOS in 1998, right?).

  • Tour updates from Dino (Alissa 854)
      New date now for Germain Ampitheatre in Columbus, OH. It's 08/19/03. It used to be the 18th.

      The latest is Aerosmith/Kiss will play Coors Ampitheatre in Chulavista, CA in October. Date is still t.b.a, but rumor has it it's in the second week of october... stay tuned!

  • An Answer From Pollstar Regarding Dates (DMAAT)
      Posted by Checkmate Honey on the AF1 board - I assume she or someone else inquired as to the dates being posted then removed...in any case, it explains clearly what most of us already knew LOL:

      Subject: Re: Pollstar Tour Itinterary Error Report
      Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 09:57:23 -0700

      Dates are being released prematurely by various venues, promoters and ticket agencies. Per the request of the agents for Aerosmith, we are removing them until the shows are announced. The contracts for the band do not allow the dates to be released until an "offiical" announcement has been made.
      Regards,
      Wendy Snyder
      Route Book Editor
      Pollstar Magazine

  • Billboard Review of Willie Nelson & Friends event!
      LIVE REVIEWS
      April 10, 2003

      Willie Nelson & Friends / April 9, 2003 / New York (Beacon Theatre)

      It must be tough to make a live concert into a television special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result can look and sound seamless on the air, in person those delays can be painful as energy is sapped, spontaneity killed, and momentum halted, tainting what should be the show of a lifetime.

      Such was the case at cable broadcaster USA Network's Willie Nelson & Friends event last night (April 9) at New York's Beacon Theatre. Normally, any concert with a lineup that promises Nelson joined by Eric Clapton, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, and Elvis Costello, among many others, would normally keep fawning attendees rapt. Unfortunately, this one saw seats emptying as hours wore on and more time was spent watching stagehands reset equipment than some fabulous musical moments sandwiched in between.

      Some of those moments were undoubtedly well worth it, despite spotty in theater sound -- with attention undoubtedly paid to recording a superior mix from the soundboard for broadcast use. Chief among them was Clapton's effortless guitar playing and raspy vocal, which transcended those elements during a standout duet with Nelson on "Night Life" that was easily the night's highest peak.

      Another highlight was the performance of "Crazy," a Nelson song made famous by the late Patsy Cline. Jazz stunner Diana Krall teamed up with Nelson and Costello to deliver a gorgeous rendition of the heartbreak tale, trading verses and joining together on the final chorus. Late in the show, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler delivered another collaboration worth waiting for, performing the first half of "Once Is Enough" with Nelson as slow country blues, then kicking it into hard driving rock gear, as the smiling birthday boy kept up the rhythm on his famously weathered six-string.

      A pairing of Shelby Lynne and Lovett on "Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away" was delightful, and Lynne's return on "There's an Angel Flyin' Too Close to the Ground" was truly special. Lovett's lead on Bob Wills' "San Antonio Girl" was made event better when accompanied by Nelson and unannounced guest Ray Price. Backed by sparse instrumentation, Nelson's Farm Aid co-founder John Mellencamp also turned out a fiery rendition of "I Could Not Believe."

      But with the show's pacing dictated by setting and resetting equipment for various performance combinations -- the setup of ZZ Top's gear took more than 20 minutes for four minutes of the Texas boogie of "She Loves My Automobile" -- anticipation for each number waned. Many in Nelson's normally rowdy following grew restless, and the interminable waiting and a steady flow to and from the venue's busy bars led to sleepiness that eroded much of the audience by the time the show greeted its fourth hour.

      Some performances landed far from their promise, such as a "Homeward Bound" duet between Nelson and Paul Simon. The song started shakily and a tentative Nelson, unsure of the song's phrasing, kept away from his microphone and ran lines together as he read from a teleprompter. Simon handled the situation like a pro, saving the first chorus and easing the elder country statesman through the verses, but it was not quite enough to rescue the song.

      Kris Kristofferson's vocals weren't up to Sheryl Crow's zeal during an early run through "Me & Bobby McGee," and later tainted an otherwise enjoyable version of "Help Me Make It Through the Night" with Nelson as the gravely voiced performer struggled to stay on key.

      The first time Ray Charles and Leon Russell ran through the latter's "A Song for You" with Nelson, he threatened to steal the show. His vocal and piano performance was gripping, his delivery passionate. The song had to be redone for reasons unknown, and while Russell's performance clearly benefited from the second take, Charles lost the moment. One can only hope that the best of both can be restored through clever editing for the television special.

      Although Robert DeNiro flubbed his introduction of Jones, she and Nelson paid tribute to the late Waylon Jennings with a rendition of his "I Don't Want To Get Over You." Again, Nelson's uneasy vocals detracted from the duet as Jones shined in a spotlight meant for both. The same can be said for Nelson's collaborations with Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney.

      But in cases where Nelson was more familiar with the material, such as on a run through current single "Beer for My Horses" with Toby Keith, he sang with strength, and the performance was that much better for it. A late in the show rendition of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" led by Russell had a similar vibe, reviving the audience and salvaging the show from yet more downtime.

      While Wyclef Jean's reggae version of "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" was funny for all the wrong reasons, it did offer a point of levity for the restless crowd when, during a freestyle rap, he shouted, "Willie smokes more grass than Cheech & Chong!" Keith, who with a friend later performed the humorous ditty "I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again", picked up the theme again for the few hundred revelers who remained.

      While introductions by Whoopi Goldberg, Ethan Hawke, and Ali McGraw were filled with praise of Nelson, it was former U.S. President Bill Clinton who stole this aspect of the event. Greeted by cheers from about 80% of the audience, Clinton said, "I'd like to thank the majority of you for that warm welcome." Joking that his detractors were "probably Republicans," he referred to the split opinion as indicative of Nelson's wide appeal. At least one less enamored attendee was ejected from the venue after he threw his beer towards the stage and angrily shouted as he tried to get closer to Clinton, who, never flustered, reflected on Nelson's talent, humanity, and generosity.

      Nelson, who started the night off strong with "I Didn't Come Here and I Ain't Leavin'" (performed twice due to production issues), also finished the night off in similar fashion. After all duets with well-wishing celebs were through, the 15-piece house band was replaced by his usual backing group, who tore through "Whiskey River" and Hank Williams' "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)," as Nelson summoned all of the remaining energy in the room. A guitar-shaped cake delivered by his "friends" and a sloppy run through "Happy Birthday" led into a giddy "On the Road Again" to end the show.

      Standing at the edge of the stage signing autographs for about 15 minutes after the show, Nelson seemed to thoroughly enjoy his early birthday celebration (he turns 70 on April 30). And though exhausting and at times tedious in its live execution, it will probably come off as one helluva party when broadcast on the U.S. Memorial Day holiday (May 26).

      Here is the "Willie Nelson & Friends" set list:

      "I Didn't Come Here and I Ain't Leavin," Willie Nelson
      "Me and Bobby McGee," Kris Kristofferson and Sheryl Crow
      "I Don't Want To Get Over You," Norah Jones and Nelson
      "I Could Not Believe," John Mellencamp
      "A Song for You," Ray Charles, Leon Russell, and Nelson
      "Homeward Bound," Paul Simon and Nelson
      "Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away," Lyle Lovett and Shelby Lynne
      "Night Life," Eric Clapton and Nelson
      "Beer for My Horses," Toby Keith and Nelson
      "To All the Girls I Loved Before," Wyclef John and Nelson
      "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain," Shania Twain and Nelson
      "Always," Twain and Nelson
      "Crazy," Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, and Nelson
      "She Loves My Automobile," ZZ Top and Nelson
      "Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning," Kenny Chesney and Nelson
      "Once Is Enough," Steven Tyler and Nelson
      "There's An Angel Flyin' Too Close to the Ground," Lynne and Nelson
      "Run That By Me One More Time," Ray Price and Nelson
      "San Antonio Girl," Lyle Lovett, Price, and Nelson
      "Nobody Can Make Me Do Wrong," Crow and Nelson
      "Help Me Make It Through the Night," Kristofferson and Nelson
      "I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again," Toby Keith and Nelson
      "I Just Thought," Jones and Nelson
      "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Russell and Nelson
      "Whiskey River," Nelson
      "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)," Nelson
      "On the Road Again," Nelson and company

      -- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

      From: http://www.billboard.com

  • Article on Willie's Event and pic of him and Steven (DMAAT)
      Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'
      By Barry A. Jeckell

      NEW YORK (Billboard) - It was nearly 1 a.m. Thursday when Shania Twain (news) and Toby Keith (news) wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage at New York's Beacon Theater to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie Nelson (news)'s honor.

      Also crowding the stage were Lyle Lovett (news), Sheryl Crow (news), John Mellencamp (news), Kris Kristofferson (news), Kenny Chesney (news), Elvis Costello (news), Diana Krall (news), Leon Russell (news), Norah Jones (news), Steven Tyler, and Paul Shaffer (news).

      The occasion was the taping of USA Networks' "Willie Nelson & Friends" 70th birthday tribute concert, which will air on the U.S. Memorial Day holiday (May 26). The cable outlet is also planning encore broadcasts at 11:00 p.m. ET that same night, May 31 at 2 a.m. ET, and June 1 at 9 a.m. ET.

      Among the highlights of the nearly five-hour show, which will be whittled down to two hours for the USA broadcast, was a duet between Nelson and Eric Clapton (news) on the song "Night Life." The seasoned guitarist's trademark blues style fit well with Nelson's homespun delivery, and the pairing was easily the crowd's favorite of the night.

      Other peaks included Nelson and Paul Simon's rendition of "Homeward Bound," Nelson, Ray Charles, and Russell performing the latter's "A Song for You," and Krall and Costello teaming with Nelson on "Crazy." Nelson surprised the audience with the introduction of fellow country veteran Ray Price and the pair sang his "Run That By Me One More Time" before being joined by Lovett to perform Bob Wills' "San Antonio Girl." ZZ Top and Wyclef Jean also performed, while expected appearances by Merle Haggard and Jerry Lee Lewis never materialized.

      The night's guest list also included actors Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ali McGraw, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who introduced various performances.

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      From: http://story.news.yahoo.com

  • A Fan's First Hand Account of Willie's Celebration (DMAAT)
      Here's the post about Wed. night's Willie Nelson celebration as told by "surprize" aka Cheri on the AF1 message board:

      The show was great! I mean where else are you going to see, John Mellancamp, Nora Jones, ZZ Top, Shania Twain, Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello and Steven Tyler in one night! The show started about 8, and it was strange because they were taping it. There were a few times that they had to play the songs again because something was wrong, unfortunately, Steven's song was not one of them. I don't know what the song was called that he and Willie did, but he sang his a~~ off, and he can play the harmonica like nobody else! We had standing room only but were able to get seats really early in the show so we got lucky. The first row on the first balcony! The Beacon Theatre is pretty small so the view was GREAT! After Steven got off stage, I met Teresa in the ladies room! I asked her if she was Teresa, and she said yes, but looked at me like I was nuts. I introduced myself and told her that her husband was great tonight. She is so cute, she got all proud looking and said "I know, wasn't he!" Then we talked a little about the blues show the other month, about how cool it was, and how great the show was that we were at. She is so sweet but I think I scared her a little at first. She's got to be used to strange people after all these years right? Anyway, we had to leave early cuz we had a friend pick us up from NJ so I don't know if they all came out and jammed at the end. I guess I'll have to wait for TV. What a night! Cheri

      From: http://www.fansrule.com

  • Pics of Steven and Willie together at older event! (DMAAT)
      Pictures of an impromptu jam between Willie Nelson and Steven Tyler in Maui, at www.gailswanson.com

  • Excerpts from fans' stories of Joe's signing... (DMAAT)
      Thought it would be fun to post a few short excerpts from fan's posts on the AF1 board tonight about meeting Joe Perry and getting sauced with/by him LOL. I did edit these to take out any private conversation between the posters - just their impressions of the night for the most part. I post these here because though many are not AF1 members, I think everyone enjoys a good Aero encounter story every now and then right?

      Posted by Toonses88 on AF1 board:

      Unflipping REAL!!!!!!! What a COOL man! Got in line at about 3:30 with about 30 people in front of us. I did not realize the line of people that had arrived after us until we left OMG!!!! Anyway, he got there and started signing late (he is a Rock Star with an image to uphold ya know). He was standing and looked smaller than normal. I saw John B standing to the left of the table and one cop. My friend Mel & I approached the table. I instantly hand him a letter from Pink Wings and said, "This is from a TRUE fan in Connecticut. She asked me to give this to you." He thanked me and took the note. I was just staring when he reached for the bottle in my hand. He took it and I was saying something about how cool he was for doing this and he was ALL smiles!!! He seemed to be having a good time.

      He was just smiling and I thought he was just going to write his name and I would be on my way. He looks at me and says, "What's your name?" I said, "Alicia" an he went to write on the back of the bottle in a silver pen and NOTHING came out of the pen! I said, "Great, you are already out of ink?" He laughed and tried again and said,"No, we are all set" and he started to sign the bottle. He actually wrote "To Elisa Joe Perry" He handed it bank and said, 'Here ya go" I thanked him again and I tapped John B and said, "Hey I saw you at the Charity Hockey event and you played some good hockey." He smiled and said, "Hang on." He handed me a Porch Ghouls CD. I thanked him and my friend Mel was in line and Joe was asking her name...

      Now.... I wanted to get a few bottles signed, but the store told me he was only doing ONE per person. I dragged Mel along to get him to sign something for someone and she was nice enough to come along. Now Joe asked her her name and she GRABBED me and said, "WHAT IS MY NAME??" I almost died laughing and Joe looked at us like we were a bit off center. I said, "Just tell him your name." She looked at him and he asked, "What is YOUR name?" She sheepishly said, "Mel". Joe wrote, "To Bell Joe Perry" LMAO!!!!! BELL!!!!!! Which happened to be her name last Halloween when we dressed up LOL. Any way, she told him how cool he was, he thanked her and off we went :)

      He was all in black. Black boots, pants, shirt and black hat. He had a ring on every finger. I was watching him sign my bottle and his hands were shaking a little bit. Do you think he actually gets nervous around fans after all this time? No facial hair. He looked REALLY good (surprise). He looked rested and was smiling, what more can you ask for?

      Posted by Seaside Dreamer on AF1 board:

      I just got home!!!! OMG I met Joe!! Shook his hand and looked right into THOSE eyes!!!! My daughter gave him a hug (EDIT: HER DAUGHTER WAS ON LOCAL TV NEWS) We snapped a few pics! I asked him how the album was coming along..he said really good, it's going to be different. I told him I was excited about it! OMG I talked to Joe Perry!! I still can't believe I MET JOE PERRY!!!! My husband thinks I'm nuts!! The people I stood in line with were really cool! A girl my daughter age (she got her WTW book signed!) and a couple my age. It was fun to talk to people who get IT, ya know.

      Posted by holly275 on AF1 board:

      My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Toonses and her friend Mel while we were waiting in line tonight. I was too nervous to say anything except my name to Joe (and then promptly smeared the silver ink while I was trying to take one last picture) You can still read it thank goodness, but we had all talked about being careful not to let that happen. Seaside, I do think that you were just a few people behind us, I noticed your daughter's pretty curly hair. It went by so quickly, but I'll never forget it!

      Posted by Mark on DMAAT:

      Just got back from the Joe Perry bottle signing. He looked great and stayed an extra hour, he wore his black hat. You were only suppose to get a bottle of his brew signed but I saw some fans with other things signed (including body parts). A very cool time with Mr. Cool.

      Emily Pateris, in an e-mail to me:

      I finally had my dream come true, I met Joe Perry. He made an appearance at the Newbury Comics in Cambridge, MA on 4/11. You had to buy a bottle of his hot sauce to get in line and get a yellow wrist band. After 3 hours of waiting Joe came, as did some of the news media (their big cameras blocked my camera shots errr!). Finally it was my turn and I was really blown away at how nice he was. He personalized the autograph on everyone's sauce bottle. He talked to me for what seemed like an hour (but was at the most one minute) and then gave me a hug. That really blew me away because I have heard a lot of stories about Joe being kinda cold to his fans, but he was nicer than I ever would have expected. My fiance was behind me and Joe talked to him as well and he agreed that Joe seemed like a really nice guy. Most people think it is stupid that I have a "Dream On" tattoo, but it is times like these when I know the lyrics are true.

  • One more, with some interesting album info... (DMAAT)
      Thought I'd post this one too from the AOL message board only because this fan reportedly asked Joe about the album release and the tour. Remember, this is not "news" - it is just one more fan's input reportedly from a band member adding to the many we already have in the puzzle of "when will this thing come out" LOL. Edited only to correct spelling, etc.

      Posted by: DeucesRWildDJ on AOL Aerosmith Message Board:

      Hello all some of you might find this bragging--"thats because I am. Last night at Newbury Comics in Cambridge Ma. I met Joe FU****ing Perry who was there meeting and greeting fans and promoting his hot sauce, backyard bones. I asked him 2 questions and he answered them both

      1 When is the blues album coming out?----"some time in September.."
      2. Are you and KISS touring this summer?---YES ITS GONNA BE A ROCKING TIME!!!!!!!

      My wife was in heaven because she claims that Joe Perry is a ROCK GOD! She got to meet and touch him alot........he signed her hot sauce bottle and he signed her back where she, like me, has her Aerosmith Tattoo..Joe Perry is the man!!!

      From: AOL Proprietary Aerosmith Message Board

  • The first few pictures... (DMAAT)
      ...from Joe's session, all posted by tyler4president aka Emily on the AF1 board. Sounds like there will be lots more posted by others who attended by tomorrow.

      Also, the last URL is a link to a short video clip from the event Tom was at while they were performing "MBTA" a parody of "YMCA." also posted by Emily who says, "You can kind of see him, he's the one dressed as the construction worker".

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  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1975 Aerosmith plays in Toledo OH at the Sports Arena

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Huntsville AL at the Von Braun Civic Center Arena (White Lion opens)

      1999 Aerosmith plays in Columbus OH at the Schottenstein/Value City Arena (Afghan Whigs open); this date was rescheduled from 1/24/99



This day on the NPWIPP:
(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

The Yardbirds - The Ultimate Collection
Stonehenge hu - "Between Two Worlds"
Stonehenge hu w/ Daniel Gildenlöw - "Unity"
Threshold - "Falling Away"
Änglagård - "Kung Bore" (demo)

From what I've read, the label Exergy Music are set to reissue both of Änglagård's studio albums ("Hybris" and "Epilog") soon. Hopefully as early as this month, or possibly in May. Yay! This is gonna be my chance to finally get my hands on these gems that are since long sold-out and so hard to find today. Often considered among the finest prog rock released in the '90's (at the fantastic site Gnosis, "Hybris" has the 11th best average grade of all albums of all time. That's the best for any album released after 1978, and is only exceeded by some of the most classic albums in the genre, namely Genesis "Selling England By The Pound", Banco del Mutuo Soccorso's "Darwin!" and "Io Sono Nato Libero," Yes "Close to the Edge," National Health's "Of Queues And Cures," Hatfield and The North "Rotter's Club," King Crimson "Larks Tongues In Aspic," Il Balletto di Bronzo "Ys," Van der Graaf Generator's "Pawn Hearts" and Gentle Giant's "In A Glass House." Even highly regarded classics like Premiata Forneria Marconi's "Per Un Amico," Magma's "Hhai / Live," Genesis "Foxtrot" or Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" - while close- fail to reach as great average grades as "Hybris" there) I can't wait to finally hear these classic albums! I'm gonna order them the very day they are released, so keeping an eye at www.anglagard.net for the latest... Recently posted there was "We are currently working on some improvements on the layout and the artdirection of the covers. Hopefully it'll go to print early April." With that in mind, and how I was also told they were considering digipak packaging (when I e-mailed and asked the people at Exergy some while back), it sounds like it's not only the music that will be of extremely high quality this time around, but the packaging aswell! :)


News as of April 10, 2003
  • Pictures of Steven and Willie (DMAAT)
      There are pictures of Steven and everyone else at Willie's Party at http://www.wireimage.com. A full page of Steven and Willie is on page 6, and some more on page 7.

  • More Ticket Info For AF1 Members
      04/08/03 Important Tour Presales Information
      In response to suggestions from club members, we will be selling Aerosmith Travel Packages, Velvet Rope and Ticket-Presales online for the 2003 tour. This means no more busy signals, no waiting on hold, and immediate confirmation of your purchase. Since all sales will be online, it is important you take a moment now to be sure you are ready for the on-sales period that pertains to the show you are interested in; and the contact information we have for you is current and correct.

      Step 1: GET READY. Login! Make sure you know your user-name and password, verify we have your correct contact information (especially email and ship-to address). CLICK HERE to verify your account is up-to-date.
      TIP: (protect your seniority) check your membership expiration date, if you are up for renewal in April, May or June, take a moment to renew now.

      Step 2: THE BIG DAY. When the Presales day and time are announced for the show(s) you are interested in, visit AF1 to select the ticketing option you wish to purchase. Read the ticketing policy, then verify your billing and shipping information. You will be able to edit or change your address information before completing the transaction.
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      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Hershey PA at Hersheypark Arena (Ted Nugent opens)



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Canned Heat - Pearls Of The Past


News as of April 9, 2003
  • New Aerosmith release? Toys In The Attic 5.1 DVD? (DMAAT)
      An album release poster (reported as seen at Hastings in Joplin, MO) has Aerosmith listed among others on April 29. It didn't have a title like the other albums listed.

      I hear that Jack Douglas thinks that Toys should be out any day now, so I'm assuming that as far as he knows, that is the case. I checked Columbia remaster/DVD releases for the next three weeks and it's not there...yet...but I would think that April 29th would have to be the Toys 5.1 DVD, if anything.

  • MTV Poll
      MTV has narrowed it down to The 22 Greatest Bands...

      "This time we need you to help us pick the 22 Greatest Bands of the last 22 years. Whether it's longevity, chemistry, ass-whomping songs or God-given talent, you make the call. It's your chance to be a part of MTV2 Presents 22 Greatest: Bands, the show where your vote counts"

      http://www.mtv.com/onair/mtv2/22_greatest

      AC/DC
      Aerosmith
      Alice in Chains
      Backstreet Boys
      Beastie Boys
      Blink-182
      Bush
      Bon Jovi
      Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
      The Cars
      The Clash
      The Cure
      Dave Matthews Band
      Depeche Mode
      Foo Fighters
      Fugees
      Goo Goo Dolls
      Green Day
      Guns N Roses
      KISS
      Korn
      Limp Bizkit
      Linkin Park
      Metallica
      Nine Inch Nails
      Nirvana
      *NSYNC
      Oasis
      Pearl Jam
      Phish
      The Police
      Radiohead
      The Ramones
      Red Hot Chili Peppers
      R.E.M.
      The Replacements
      The Rolling Stones
      Smashing Pumpkins
      The Smiths
      Stone Temple Pilots
      Soundgarden
      U2
      Van Halen
      ZZ Top

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Hopedale MA at Town Hall Auditorium

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Birmingham AL at Jefferson Civic Coliseum (White Lion opens)



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Ten Years After - The Anthology (1967-1971)


News as of April 8, 2003
  • Only Steven Also Per AF1 (DMAAT)
      As suspected, it will be only Steven joining in for the Willie Nelson celebration taping April 9th to air May 26th - posted today on AF1.....

      Steven Tyler will join fellow birthday wishers Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top and many more at the Beacon Theatre in New York City to honor singing, songwriting and story-telling legend Willie Nelson on his 70th year of it all. During the recording of Permanent Vacation, the boys changed gears to join Willie in the studio to record the track "One Time Too Many"; a track that remained in the archives until now. "The Essential Willie Nelson" a double disc set just released, includes this moment in recording history. Steven will be on hand not only wishing Willie a happy birthday, but joining him on stage to perform the song they recorded years before.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1978 Aerosmith plays in Santa Monica CA at the Civic Auditorium

      1979 Aerosmith plays at the CA World Music Festival in Los Angeles CA at Memorial Coliseum (with Van Halen and Ted Nugent)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in New York City NY at Madison Squiare Garden (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Atlanta GA at The Omni (White Lion opens)



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Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)


News as of April 7, 2003
  • Aerosmith to perform at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice awards!?
      Vball writes:

      I was recently flipping channels and I heard Jaded and stopped. It was a commercial advertising the Kids Choice awards for Nickelodeon. Aerosmith is going to be performing at the show. I don't know whether they are going to be singing Jaded or Girls of Summer, or even Lay It Down. Who knows. But they will be there, and they are nominated for "Best Musical Band." You can vote for them at Nick.com. Just a bit of info for ya. The show is going to be on April 12th. 8:00pm on saturday.

  • Rolling Stone (DMAAT)
      There's a little article on the RnRHOF induction ceremony in Rolling Stone (the one with Lisa Marie Presley on the front) that mentions Steven.

  • New Joe Perry custom Les Paul!!
      Shaan Chaudhry writes:

      I am a guitar player and I've been hearing rumors that there was a new Joe Perry custom Les Paul out, and that my friend had played a prototype. Well, they are out now and one of the music stores has sold out. The guitar is absolutely beautiful, it has a finish that looks like a combination of a dark tobacco and a dark amber finish. On the head it it has the traditional Gibson logo but it doesn't have the les paul logo, it has "The Boneyard" in its place. There are 2 versions of the guitar, one has a tremelo bar and the other has a fixed bridge. If you put the the mouse cursor over the guitar you can see an upclose shot of the head.

      Check it out at Wildwood Guitars

  • Liv's Duet (DMAAT)
      Liv follows in father's footsteps
      News Headlines: Entertainment
      Published: 06-Apr-03; 09:47
      By: ITN

      Liv Tyler has followed in her father's footsteps and recorded her first record, a duet with former Lemonheads singer Evan Dando.

      Liv, whose father Steve Tyler is the lead singer with American rockstars Aerosmith, duets with Dando on the B-side of his forthcoming single.

      "Shots is fired" is the flipside of the single "Stop my head" which is due out in May.

      It follows the success of Dando's solo album, his first after taking a long sabbatical from the world of pop.

      Dando has previously written about long-term friend Tyler on "C'mon daddy", a track on The Lemonheads' album "Car, Button, Cloth".

      Pic of Liv

      From: http://www.channel4.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1974 Last time Aerosmith and Kiss played together - at the Michigan Place, Detroit, MI at a WABX benefit concert, broadcast live in radio.

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Santa Monica, CA at the Civic Auditorium

      1979 Aerosmith plays the CA World Music Festival in Los Angeles, CA at Memorial Coliseum (with Van Halen and Ted Nugent)



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The Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)


News as of April 6, 2003
  • Steven at Willie Nelson and Friends? (DMAAT)
      This seems to be an official press release from yesterday, which lists Steven as a new addition but not Joe. Another article (below) lists both. Hmm.

      USA Network Announces All-Star Additions to Special Memorial Day Concert Event Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin' Airing Monday, May 26th At 9:00 P.M. (Et/Pt) Friday April 4, 9:02 am ET
      Wycleff Jean, Paul Simon and Steven Tyler Join Previously Announced Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Shelby Lynne, Ray Price, Leon Russell, Shania Twain and ZZ Top Additions Also Include Special Appearances By Whoopi Goldberg, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey and Ali McGraw NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music legend and American icon Willie Nelson will be joined by some of the biggest names in music for the special concert event, Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin.' Additional performers and presenters join the previously announced all-star line-up as they come together and perform in celebration of Willie's 70th birthday in the 2-hour telecast to air exclusively on USA Network on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The announcement was made today by Elizabeth Porter Hogan, vice president, reality programming and specials, USA Network.

      Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin' will tape Wednesday, April 9th at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.The all-star musical lineup includes Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Wycleff Jean, Norah Jones, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Shelby Lynne, Ray Price, Leon Russell, Paul Simon, Shania Twain, Steven Tyler and ZZ Top.There will also be special appearances by Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple), Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Hamlet), Matthew McConaughey (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner) and Ali McGraw (Love Story, Glam).Encore presentations of Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin' will air on USA Network immediately following the premiere from 11:00-1:00 a.m, as well as on Saturday, May 31 from 2:00-4:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 9:00-11:00 a.m.Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin' is produced by USA Network and Automatic Productions. The event is produced and directed by Jeb Brien and is executive produced by Mark Rothbaum.

      From: http://biz.yahoo.com

  • Steven and Joe on TV? (DMAAT)
      Found on the VOAnews.com website:

      April 9, an early 70th birthday celebration for Willie Nelson will take place at New York's Beacon Theater. The concert, called "Willie Nelson & Friends: Live & Kickin'" will be taped for a May 26 television broadcast on the USA Network. Among the many artists taking part in the event are Ray Charles, Shania Twain, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp and Eric Clapton. [...]

      ---

      That's it so far, other than the one from billboard.com a couple of weeks ago which DID list them both. All others up until yesterday did not list the guys. So it looks as though at least for sure Steven has been added...not sure about Joe though.

  • Liv Tyler / Evan Dando
      I've been informed Liv Tyler is singing backing vocals on the b-side "Shots is fired". The album version of the song doesn't have Liv on it though.

      "The Former Lemonheads star releases 'Stop My Head' from his Top 30 solo album 'Baby I'm Bored' on May 19. The single is released across two CD and 7". CD1 comes backed with 'Shots Is Fired' and 'Tongue Tied', whilst CD2 features 'Things Have Gone to Pieces' and 'Au bord de la Seine'. The 7" is backed with 'The Thrasher'. "

  • Teen People (USA) & Metal Massacre Premium (BR)
      Aerosmith are featured in these mags, and scans can be found at www.aerosociety.net.

      Metal Massacre Premium features older (i.e. previously seen) photos of Aerosmith, while Teen People has a pic of Steven along with Chelsea and Hilary Duff (Lizzie MacGuire).

  • Mia in Vogue (USA)

  • Unoffical Tour Dates compiled
      Someone browsed some Aerosmith pages and found these tenative dates for the tour:

      Kiss-Aerosmith Dates (Dates not officially announced)

      August 2, 2003 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
      August 4, 2003 Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
      August 6, 2003 Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
      August 11, 2003 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
      August 13, 2003 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
      August 17, 2003 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
      August 18, 2003 * Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH (expect will be 15th or 19th)
      August 21, 2003 Post Gazette Pavillion, Burgettstown, PA
      August 25, 2003 Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
      August 27, 2003 Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
      August 30, 2003 HersheyPark, Hershey, PA
      September 4, 2003 Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, IL (listed on some sites as 5th *)
      September 6, 2003 Post Gazette Pavillion, East Troy, WI
      September 20, 2003 Alltel Pavillion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
      September 23, 2003 AM South Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN
      September 25, 2003 Verizon Wireless Amphithe atre, Bonner Springs, KS
      September 27, UMB Bank Pavillion, Maryland Heights, MO
      October 8, 2003 Cricket Pavillon, Phoenix, AZ
      October 10, 2003 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
      October 12, 2002 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA

  • Thundertrain in the Flesh
      +++++++++++++++++++++++
      COWBOYWORLD NEWS FLASH
      +++++++++++++++++++++++
      Thundertrain Cover Story in the
      May 2003 issue of FLESH Magazine!
      "SEXY GLITTER ROCK * THUNDERTRAIN *
      Staying HOT with Vocalist Cowboy Mach Bell
      EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN THE FLESH"
      by Vom Doom
      www.thefleshmag.com
      You can download Issue #2 of the magazine that is
      "Liberating Canadian Sexuality" for free.
      (BTW This is NOT a porno magazine. It is
      a slick glossy publication more along
      the lines of Maxim or Stuff)
      +++++++++++++++
      BELL/PERRY JAM AT REDONDO BEACH CA
      Easter Sunday April 20, 03
      2-6pm
      Starboard Attitude
      On The Pier
      Torrance at Pacific Coast Highway
      Drop in and Hang 10 with
      MITCH PERRY, guitarist w/ Edgar Winter Band,
      Michael Schenker Group
      MACH BELL, singer w/ Last Man Standing ,
      Joe Perry Project, Thundertrain
      +++++++++++++
      Just Added Tour Dates:
      LAST MAN STANDING
      Saturday April 26, 03
      Boston University Campus MA
      Outdoor Free Concert
      *
      LAST MAN STANDING
      Saturday June 28, 03
      HAMPTON BEACH CASINO NH
      w/ PAUL RODGERS BAND & KANSAS
      *
      Check the constantly updated
      LMS website for latest tour info.
      www.lastman.net
      ++++++++++++++++++++
      LAST MAN STANDING
      VIDEO AIRS IN BOSTON & LA
      Joe Viglione's
      Visual Radio-Television in Boston
      Pamela Manning's
      Mouthwash TV 36 in Hollywood
      www.mouthwashtv.com
      See STILL DREAMING
      from the debut LMS CD.
      Video produced by Woody Bavota for
      Escape TV
      www.escapetvmusic.com
      ++++++++++++++++++++
      NEW THUNDERTRAIN WEBSITE
      www.lastman.net/thunder
      Exclusive concert photos by AnneMarie Martins
      ++++++++++++++++++++
      TEENAGE SUICIDE - THUNDERTRAIN
      FIRST TIME ON CD
      Hot For Teacher!
      I Gotta Rock
      The entire original LP
      reissued with BONUS tracks
      Recorded in 1975 & 1976
      HUGE PHOTO PACKED BOOKLET
      NEW on GULCHER RECORDS
      On sale NOW at Newbury Comics
      CDbaby.com
      Gulcher CDs & Capt.Trip Imports
      http://hometown.aol.com/gulcherrecords/
      myhomepage/business.html
      +++++++++++++++++++
      Coming soon...
      BACK on VINYL !
      TEENAGE SUICIDE - THUNDERTRAIN
      with exclusive liner notes by EDDIE FLOWERS
      Set for a MAY 2003 release on
      **RAVE UP RECORDS ** ROME ITALY**
      Licensed by GULCHER RECORDS USA
      http://web.tiscali.it/no-redirect-tiscali/raveup/
      +++++++++++++++++++
      LAST MAN STANDING
      Debut CD
      All new "Acid Rock" from Mach Bell
      and lead guitarist/producer Dave Zolla
      On sale NOW- In New England at Newbury Comics
      CDbaby.com
      Gulcher CDs & Capt.Trip Imports
      http://hometown.aol.com/gulcherrecords/
      myhomepage/business.html
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      All Rights Reserved ** CowboyWorld 2003

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      2002 "Toys in the Attic" is certified 8X platinum



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Kharma Cosmic - Dementia And Divinity (2002 or 2003?)
Kharma Cosmic played at Pinkerton last night (opening for Power Metal band Lost Horizon from Gothenburg), and (as always) they gave a great performance! Great songs and great instrumental performances! The only thing I find somewhat negative is that they appear to have totally stopped playing some of their older songs. I'd love to hear them play "Left Without A Word" and "Moment of Clarity" these days too, for example. On the other hand, I can understand that they want to play new material, and do songs written with the "new" (not sure I can really refer to him like that anymore) singer in mind. On a side-note, Lost Horizon was boring as hell. After 3 or 4 tunes, we left and went to the youth centre (? ungdomsgård, alltså) "efyran," where the "Beat It Up! Festival" was taking place. Got to listen to some fine demo bands there. Definitely much better than the unoriginal power metal of Lost Horizon.

Anyways, KC (no, not King Crimson, pay attention!) had also brought along copies of their most recent demo (which they per the front cover appear to have given the title "Dementia And Divinity") and sold them after they had finished their set. Obviously, I had to support them and pick up a copy. True, there's no truly "new" material on here (as I had hoped for), I downloaded all three tracks on here from mp3.com/KharmaCosmic a long time ago, but it's surely worth the 20skr to have the most "official" thing there is to get from these guys... As for the packaging of the demo, the front cover looks quite nice (all black and white, with band name and title in nice fonts, and a picture of the band in "V-formation" below) but the rear looks quite crappy. Ask me to do the artwork next time, guys! ;-) The spines are also all blank, no band name and title, or anything. As for the actual CD itself, well, a simple homeburnt CD-R never looks that great, does it? ;) But these are really minor complaints, as what matters is the music! And there I sure can't fault these guys! As I mentioned earlier, there are 3 tracks on here. This may sound little, but in true prog fashion the songs are lenghty making the total running time only seconds from half an hour!

The opening track, "The Meeting Ground," starts off in a way that makes me think of "Of Sins And Shadows," the opening track of the Symphony X masterpiece "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy" from '97. I refer to how the music starts out sort of distorted and muddy somewhere in the background, only to explode in full sound some ten seconds later. Now follows a typical (not a negative thing in this case) instrumental prog metal section with complex drums and distorted guitar riffs, that lasts for about a minute. Next follows a softer section where the nice keyboards are playing the lead role, leading up to where the vocals come in (about 1:40 into the track). Kharma Cosmic has an amazing vocalist, who can sing just about anything. Awesome voice! Listen to him screaming "again" at 3:08 into the song. Simon Åkesson takes those high notes, seemingly without any effort. About 4 minutes into the track, they appear to leave "metal land" for a fine instrumental section with tasty guitar licks and soft keyboards. Next, the man shows us the soft side of voice, and it sure is fine too. At 5:35 we see the start of lovely melodic guitar solo, that later ends in something that at first seems to go into prog metal mode, but then goes backs to soft again. This is a long instrumental section that goes back and forth into all directions between these two extremes. At 8:45 the keyboards take on the leading role, and my thoughs go "Spock's Beard." Next, another guitar solo. Petrucci style, almost. At about 10:13 I personally get the feeling of the whole band being in full force together again, sans singer. A minute later, it's again the keyboards that takes the leading role, and takes us to Spock's Beard or Flower Kings land... Rounding off the song is another section with vocals, ending with some soft background vocals before it's end at 12:45. Great song!

Next up, "Andromeda Speaks," one of their very best. Also a long tune, at 10:54. It starts out fairly slow, with beautiful melodic guitar. After half a minute, the guitar playing becomes a bit more complex, and just before the one minute mark the whole band (sans vocals) has joined in, driving the song forward. After another 30 sec, the instrumental "show-off" takes a step back, and the vocals come in. Full and clear, the opening line "Cleaning the closet of my soul.." makes you pay attention to the vocals. Great vocal performance! Just before the 2:40 mark, a great chorus comes in, with some nice backgrounds vocals making for a fuller sound. At 4:05 we enter an intrumental section, starting off by a short drum solo, before entering some great keyboards! After the keyboard solo, a lovely guitar solo. They point out that the solo section was "Flower Kings-inspired," and I can definitely hear that. Love it! At 6:56, there's a saxophone solo (and they have a guy doing this live too! Hell Yeah!!) that is very beautiful! Carrying on the Jay Beckenstein legacy from Dream Theater, and it does definitely give me an "Another Day" vibe. After 9:20 the vocals are back for another chorus before the song is ended with some soft keyboard playing...

The final track is also the shortest. "The Face Behind The Mask" (6:07) is a beautiful ballad. Perhaps not their best song, but still excellent! The song is soft from the very beginning with some acoustic guitar and soft keyboards. 48 sec into the song the vocals come in, showing of some of the most soft sides of his vocal register. At 1:20 the song turns into a beautiful duet, backed only by some soft keyboard chords in the background. This, I believe, is the first time they've got female vocals on one of their songs, and it's definitely something I'd like to see more of. Who is she? I don't know, but she's got a beautiful voice. After a lovely acoustic guitar solo, the girl sings the next verse on her own. This time there are more instruments involved, but the vocals are definitely the center of attention. At 3:06 we are served a beautiful chorus, and here they are both sining again. Check out how he draws out the word "mask" taking the "a" higher and higher. It's great! After this, a more full symphonic soudning instrumental section, with beautiful piano sprinkled all over it. Next the song takes an unexpected turn, going into HEAVY mode with some seriously awesome raw vocals to go with it. Listen to him at about 4:50! Puts a smile on my face every time. :) This, I'd like to hear more of too! The song has very sudden ending too, that's kinda cool.

Kharma Cosmic are great!

... damn, this took a long time to write. That was that weekend... ;)


News as of April 5, 2003
  • Clive comments on reported supposed tour date
      The Columbus date has to be wrong (18th Aug) as the band doesn’t play consecutive days (even at the same venue) and expect they have that in the contact to protect Tyler’s throat etc. I expect Columbus is 15th or 19th of August since Noblesville is definitely 17th.

  • Pollstar removing dates from site...
      Yesterday, 3 dates were listed for KISS at Pollstar... this morning there was only 1, and now there are none! Same goes for Aerosmith...

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1988 Aerosmith plays in MEmphis TN at Mid-South Coliseum (White Lion opens)



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Isolaton Years - Inland Traveller (LP version w/ bonus track) (2001)
Great gig last night! Took the opportunity to pick up a copy of each of their two albums on vinyl too, as the band were selling them there. They include one bonus track each, not included on the CD versions. OK, it's expensive as hell to pay 250skr for only two songs I didn't already have, but it's cool to have the vinyl versions in the collection too, even if I'll probably only listen to the CDs.... :) Lovely thick and heavy vinyl too! Feels like you get more for the money... =)


News as of April 4, 2003
  • Tour updates from Dino (Alissa854)
      08/18/03: Columbus, OH - Germain Ampitheatre.
      09/20/03: Raliegh, NC - Altel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
      09/25/03(tenative but almost positive): Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wirless Ampitheatre

      22 dates total now and rising.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Charlotte NC at Charlotte Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays on Nickelodean Kids Awards



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Savage Grace - Savage Grace (1970)
love it!


News as of April 3, 2003
  • Liv Tyler, now a married woman! (DMAAT)
      Liv Tyler Marries Singer From Spacehog
      Wed, Apr 02, 2003

      LOS ANGELES - Liv Tyler has added another rock musician to her life.

      The daughter of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler married Royston Langdon, lead singer of the band Spacehog, in a private ceremony at a villa in the Caribbean on March 25, her publicist said Wednesday.

      It's the first marriage for both the 25-year-old actress and 30-year-old musician. They plan a small reception for family and friends next month in New York, where the couple live, publicist Stephen Huvane said.

      Tyler, who plays the elf Arwen in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has also appeared in such films as "Armageddon," "Inventing the Abbotts" and "That Thing You Do!"

      British-born Langdon also plays the bass for Spacehog, which formed in the mid-1990s.

      From: http://story.news.yahoo.com

      -----------------

      Liv Tyler's secret wedding
      Caribbean setting for I dos

      Liv Tyler has secretly married her boyfriend, singer Royston Langdon two weeks ago. Dashing the hopes of thousands of Yorkshire men and women, the couple chose to tie the knot in a villa in the Caribbean on March 25th - a rather hotter and more tropical venue than the Leeds setting promised by Langley last year. Leeds-born Langley, the lead singer with The Space Hog and Tyler, who plays Arwen in the Lord of The Rings, have been together for three years. The couple plan to follow the secluded wedding with a reception next month for friends and family (including Liv's dad, Aersomith frontman Steve Tyler) in New York - where the couple live. Langley moved to New York at the age of 19, to live with his brother Anthony, now also a member of Spacehog. Among the band's best-known hits include the tracks In the Meantime and Resident Alien.

      From: http://www.peoplenews.com

  • Hamilton 5:42 min Audio Interview with WZLX! (DMAAT)
      He talks about the album, tour, blues artists, the play "Banned In Boston" fundraiser this coming Friday 4/4/03 (w/him as Martha Stewart), etc. He seems to say they are TRYING for early summer release but that also seems to indicate if that is pushed, we may end up with more covers than if the actual release could be a bit later...I'm paraphrasing here NOT quoting. Here's the link to the .ram file:
      http://www.wzlx.com/interviews/hamilton.ram

      Then here are links to two pics on the same site:
      tomstevedennisb.jpg
      tomsteveb.jpg

      From: http://www.wzlx.com

  • Short Clip Of One Time Too Many w/Willie Nelson (DMAAT)
      As you probably know by now, the 2-CD retrospective by Willie Nelson "The Essential Willie Nelson" came out April 1st. The last song on the second CD is "One Time Too Many" with Aerosmith. Through Barnes and Noble, I found a small clip of the track: real audio clip

      Sounds like a good version of "Once Is Enough" to me! =)

  • Early on-sale date, an error (DMAAT)
      TicketMaster has canceled the ticket sales for the Maryland Heights, MO concert on 9/27. Not the event all together, just the tickets. A member of AF1 also called the venue and they said the onsale date would be May 3rd at 10am - it WAS an error on TM.

  • Tour updates from Dino (Alissa854)
      Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center 8-25 & 8-27.

      Also, St Louis show has a changed date for on sale, it is May 3rd at 10am. $128 $89 $48 are the prices for the show on 09/27/03 at UMB Bank Pavilion in Maryland Heights, MO

  • Another possible tour date
      The word around the place is Aerosmith/Kiss will be playing Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC on Septemeber 21.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Johnson City TN at Freedom Hall (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Louisville KY (White Lion opens)

      2001 "Just Push Play" goes platinum



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Willie Nelson - "One Time Too Many" (short clip)
Isolation Years - It's Golden (2003)
Tomorrow night...


News as of April 2, 2003
  • Official(?) Tourdates
      According to www.ticketmaster.com, they are going to play UMB Bank Pavilion in Maryland Heights, MO on 9-27-03 and tickets go on sale April 5th.

      Also, according to www.cc.com, there are two dates listed (They had another listed and since have taken it down, I think it was Pittsburgh).
      Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati,OH 8-13-03 On sale 5-3-2003
      Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville,IN 8-17-03 On Sale 4-26-2003

      http://www.hersheypa.com has the following posted:

      Posting Date: 4/1/2003
      Headline: CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT Present HERSHEYPARK STADIUM and THE STAR PAVILION AT HERSHEYPARK STADIUM 2003 SUMMER LINE-UP
      Details: CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT
      Presents
      HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
      and
      THE STAR PAVILION AT
      HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
      2003 SUMMER LINE-UP

      AEROSMITH/KISS
      HERSHEYPARK Stadium
      SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 7PM
      $37.50, $45, $65 and $90.
      Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 26

      Two of the world's greatest bands AEROSMITH and KISS are teaming up for one of the most spectacular concert events of the summer. Both bands have always been known to do everything larger than life and this tour is no exception. AEROSMITH, AMERICA’S GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND and KISS, AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE GOLD RECORD HOLDER, have assured America this show will be awesome. Says Steven Tyler, "I can’t wait to get back on the road!! Loud guitars, screaming girls, diesel fuel and room service!! Forget about it!! What’s not to love about that?"

  • Tour updates from Dino (Alissa854)
      - Auburn, WA - White River Ampitheatre 10/12/03. More dates coming. 13 now confirmed!

      - new date for Nobelsville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center. 08/17/03.

      - 2 more new dates to add.
      08/13/03 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center.
      08/30/03 Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium.
      15 dates and more to come.

      Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion 09/27/03. Tickets on sale saturday 04/05 03 at 10am! That's now 16 dates confirmed! More to come any minute!

      -------------------

      Posted at blabbermouth.net:

      AEROSMITH/KISS: More Tour Dates Released! - Apr. 2, 2003
      More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows:

      Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA
      Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
      Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
      Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
      Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
      Aug. 17 – Nobelsville, IN @ TBA
      Aug. 21- Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
      Aug. 30 – Hershey, PA @ TBA
      Sep. 05 – Tinley Park, IL @ TBA
      Sep. 06 – East Troy, WI @ TBA
      Sep. 23 – Antioch, TN @ TBA
      Oct. 08 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
      Oct. 10 – Mountain View, CA @ TBA
      Oct. 12 – Auburn, WA @ TBA

  • Ticket prices
      The top end prices I've seen thus far range from $90 in Hershey, PA, to $125 in Mountain View, CA. There may have been one more posted that falls somewhere in between, but thus far these are the only prices I've seen. They are most definitely going to be higher than the last tour, and, of course, we'll be getting less Aero as we've already heard per Joey's comment about 75 minute sets.

      ---

      Nobelsville Indiana just posted these -

      On Sale April 26, 2003 - 10:00AM
      $ 127.75 Lower Pavilion
      $ 87.75 Upper Pavilion
      $ 47.75 Lawn

  • Two at same prices listed on Clear Channel site... (DMAAT)
      ...and a tiny bit more about the tour...find it funny...part of Coors Light Concert Series LOL. Sobriety and no mention of Dodge. Remember even those this and TM are "official" sites, all info is still subject to change.

      Aerosmith / KISS
      Part of the Coors Light Concert Series
      Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
      August 17, 2003 - 7:00PM Eastern

      The bad boys from Boston have rocked the world for over 25 years and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. The Rock Hall of Fame has honored Aerosmith. Aerosmith are one of the few bands that have consistently released top selling albums and top ten singles, such as recent hits "Girls of Summer," "Jaded," and "Just Push Play". Over the years, Aerosmith has become known for such mega-hits as "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Janie's Got a Gun," "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," "Love in an Elevator," and "Dream On." Led by the flamboyant Steven Tyler on vocals and Joe Perry handling lead guitar, Aerosmith is a force that must be witnessed live. KISS has entertained audiences worldwide with their theatrical stage productions, the creations of their "alter-egos," and rock anthems that have resulted in an allegiance of followers known as the KISS ARMY. KISS was one of the most popular and flamboyant bands of the 1970's with top selling albums Alive!, Destroyer, Love Gun, and Dynasty along with such singles as "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Beth," "Shout it Out Loud," "Deuce," and "I Was Made for Lovin' You." By the end of the 70's/early 80's KISS lost two of its original members, "Catman" Peter Criss and "Space" Ace Frehley and soon took off the make-up and continued to be a top concert draw, and release platinum records, throughout the 1980's. KISS continued to record albums even after the loss of their second drummer Eric Carr (died; 1991 of cancer) and in 1996 was reunited with the original line-up for MTV's Unplugged. The success of the Unplugged show brought about the buzz of a reunion among fans who had waited nearly 20 years to see their heroes pull it off again. In 1996, KISS set out to do it again, and they did. The KISS reunion tour of 1996 was the most successful tour of the year. KISS recorded the album, Psycho Circus in 1998 and toured the world again. KISS has continued to tour and bring their music to their fans.

      On sale April 26, 2003 - 10:00AM
      Lawn : $ 47.75
      Upper Pavilion : $ 87.75
      Lower Pavilion : $ 127.75

      AND THIS ONE IS LISTED TOO:

      Aerosmith
      KISS
      Saliva
      Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
      August 13, 2003 - 7:00PM Eastern
      On sale May 3, 2003 - 10:00AM
      Lawn : $ 47.75
      Pavilion : $ 87.75
      Gold Circle : $ 127.75

      From http://cc.com

  • Another one priced at $125 (DMAAT)
      So far I've seen three venue pricings and all were right around $125 for the top level (AF1) seats but they were all for cities that are usually are 50% - 75% of the cost in L.A. This from the venue site listed below: AUGUST 17: Aerosmith, KISS; 7 p.m.; $127.75, $87.75 and $47.75; on sale April 26 at 9 a.m

      From http://www.myinky.com

      From what I can tell, Clear Channel released the majority of their season dates yesterday as expected (4/1) so you will likely see the venues putting up the information which may change a bit before the dates actually go on sale.

  • Hall Of Fame on TV in Europe
      VH1 UK has the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony advertised as Sunday 23rd March, at 8pm until 10pm.

  • Info on AF1 Tickets for This Tour (DMAAT)
      Posted by Tom at Fansrule on AF1 message board:

      We all know that Aerosmith will be touring with KISS. Now as to why we (AF1) haven't posted any dates yet, as the official source of news we often can't report something until it is (well) official...and that we do expect an announcement in the next two to three weeks...which we will post immediately. Sometimes local promoters jump the gun. This is why dates are starting to pop up on Pollstar and other places. In this business things tend to happen last minute. So yes expect to hear about the tour dates within the next 3 weeks.

      On that note as I posted before, all tickets will be sold online for this tour. Now that EVERYONE here knows that, please make sure that you know your user name and password now and not the day before the tickets go one sale! It is very hard to handle 500 phone calls the day on/before tickets are on sale. So what you should be able to do is: Log into your account, Go to My Account and have access to Aerogear. if you can't do all of those things you need to email customer service or call in here. Also make sure you are all renewed.

      I also noticed some complaints about web site material? Email me with what you would like to see on the web site Tom@fansrule.com. We have been working hard here to improve things. Some people have already started to see the changes others don't want to believe that they are changing. I'm not here to sell anything as the people that have met me will tell you, I am a fan first. Granted I work here, but I go about my work from a fan's point of view.

      All in all, I want your info, what do you want to see changed? Help me out and I will try my hardest to help you.

      Tom@fansrule.com
      978-453-4603 ext 25

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Greenfield MA at the YMCA

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Detroit MI at the Masonic Temple

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Knoxville TN at Civic Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Little Rock AR at Barton Coliseum (White Lion opens)



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King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black (1974)
Ulf Lundell - (self-made compilation) (1975-2002)


News as of April 1, 2003
  • Saliva confirm their opening slot on the tour (DMAAT)
      Excerpt from an interview with Josey Scott, frontman for Saliva, that's up at the VH1 website:

      As he spoke of his post-Jägermeister plans, he could hardly curb his excitement — nor his flagrant use of the word "dude."

      "We have about 17 more dates [of Jägermeister], and then guess who we're going on tour with, dude?" he asked rhetorically. "Kiss and Aerosmith, dude!"

      Dates for the superstar double-team have yet to be confirmed, but Scott expects it to start in July and run through October.

      "We just got the news like two days ago, dude. We're f---ing ecstatic. We called our families and called all our friends. We're like, 'Holy sh--, dude, we're going on tour with Aerosmith and Kiss, dude!' We're down, dude. We're totally down with that."

      This report is provided by MTV News

      From: http://www.vh1.com

  • Another date! (Alissa854)
      10/10/03 Mountainview, CA - Shoreline Ampitheatre

      All the dates are really starting to take shape now. 12 confirmed now and the rest any day now.

  • Patricia Schenck's this month in AeroHistory
      1975 Toys in the Attic is released and reaches the Top 20

      1976 Dream On/Somebody single is released (reissue)

      1986 Classics Live is released

      1987 Angel/Girl Keeps Coming Apart single released

      1988 Interview Picture Disc released (Baktabak label)

      1993 Get a Grip is released

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at the Music Hall with The Kinks

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Nashville TN at Municipal Coliseum (Ted Nugent opens)



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Fläsket Brinner - Fläsket (1972)
Mostly good, sometimes really excellent, Fläsket Brinner's second and last release, "Fläsket" ("The Flesh"), does sadly include some moments that (I'm sorry to say) can't be described as anything but utter crap too. Originally a double LP (with two additional tracks not included on the CD re-release), the second album from Fläsket Brinner ("The Flesh Is Burning") was a mostly instrumental affair, with one LP of studio tracks and the other filled with live material. In my opinion, the live material is better. This obviously shows the Swedish cult band in their right element, playing long impressive jams. Apparently to a great extent improvised, there's some wonderful floating heavy and jazzy rock on here. Good thing they kept it mostly instrumental by the way, as the two tracks on here (both on the studio part) that has vocals, is by far the worst. The first, "Anderssons Groove," is an OK tune, I guess (while nothing interesting), but the lyrics... Well, they are about how good it feels going to the toilet and taking a shit... eehh? OK, guys..? Well, it's somewhat funny I guess, but mostly just stupid... The second, "Puppans Sång," is a track with a bunch of kids singing out of tune, and it just never stops... It can drive me insane, if I don't feel like bothering to get up and go press the button to get to the next track. Fortunately, after that one the live part of the album begins, and truly makes up for their studio mistakes... As I wrote earlier, despite it's flaws, the music is very nice for the most part of the album. I'm definitely glad to have this in my collection. Organ legend Bo Hansson was also involved in Fläsket Brinner, and some of the compositions on this album are credited to him. I think one can find similiarities in most of the music (not only the Hansson penned tunes) primarily to Hansson & Karlsson, but also Bo Hansson's solo albums.

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