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Newer News | APRIL & MAY 1998 | Older News

News as of May 26, 1998
  • Sony's official Release Dates
      The new single will be released on Tuesday, June 16th, 1998!
      The soundtrack will be released on Tuesday, June 30th, 1998!

News as of May 24, 1998
  • Celebrity Deathmatch
      On MTV on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m.
      Celebrity Deathmatch has Steven Tyler vs. Mick Jagger
      Steven Tyler Mick Jagger

  • Video premiere
      the new video for the single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" premieres on MTV on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 9:00 pm

  • Soundtrack release
      The soundtrack will be available in stores on June 29th or 30.

  • Single release
      In New York they are announcing that the "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" single will be released on June 1.

  • Aerosmith on the radio!
      "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" is exploding on the radio! It was added to the playlists on 110 Top 40 stations and over a hundred Rock stations over the weekend, making it the #1 most added track this week!

  • Live Album
      Armageddon is not the only release that Aerosmith currently have slated. The long-awaited Live Album is also nearing completion. The band heard some of the mixes last week and are really happy with the stuff that's ready so far. Apparently, Steven's come up with a great name for the album - but you'll have to wait to find out about that...

News as of May 20, 1998
  • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
      According to Magus the video will premiere on May 27th, so everyone get ready!

  • "Come together" on the Soundtrack
      Tom Hamilton wrote on the "News from the road" page
      that the Armageddon soundtrack will feature "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", "What Kind of Love are You On", "Sweet Emotion", AND it will also have "Come Together". and he said that "They'll all have cool placements in the movie".

  • Joe on radio in NYC
      Joe phoned into Q104 (Mark Parenteau's show) yesterday. They were talking about Steven's surgery, their upcoming shows in NYC area, summer vacation and a few other things.

    • He said Steven told the band they should "thank him" for giving them the summer off!
    • He plans on doing a lot of water skiing and all the fun things he does whenf he's not touring along with working in the studio.
    • Mark asked him about the Pink video shoot they did for the Billboard awards (with the swimmers, etc.) Joe said it was a lot of fun, they arrived about 6 hours before and just went in and did it and they were amazed at how well it went.
    • Joe said they were looking forward to coming to NYC and the shows in August. Then he said something about "coming back in the fall".
    • They talked about the cutlery stores that Joe visits when he comes to NY and his vast collection of knives.
    • Mark told Joe about the TJ Martell auction 2 weeks ago and how the winning bidder was a huge fan!

News as of May 19, 1998
  • Funny Aerosmith News
      in an E-mail from a hard rock station with music news.
      one of today's blurbs said:

      "Ripping off Aerosmith as usual, Rolling Stones have
      postponed some European shows on account of Keith
      Richards breaking rib in domestic mishap."

      You don't often see the press claiming that the Stones are ripping off Aerosmith!

  • Soundtrack release
      According to Magus the soundtrack to Armageddon is due out June 30th

News as of May 18, 1998
  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing Video
      The "MTV's Monster Movie Countdown" only showed a twenty second clip of the last chorus. It was basically all clips of the movie except on quarter second shot of Joe and about three shots of Steven that lasted about 3 seconds in total. You could see the orchestra on balconies in the background, but the rest of the band wasn't seen at all.

News as of May 15, 1998
  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing VIDEO !!?
      SUNDAY, MAY 17TH on MTV
      12:00 pm Eastern (11:00 a.m. Central)

      MTV's Monster Movie Countdown--countdown of the top 15 movie soundtrack videos of all time, plus previews of this summer's hottest movie releases and a look at the unreleased Aerosmith soundtrack video, "Armageddon"!!!!

      For those of you who can't catch the airing of it in the morning, they're supposed to repeat it at 6:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. Central) Sunday night.

  • Stevens surgery
      AF1 posted this on their website yesterday (14/5-98)
      Steven went in for his surgery this morning and the early report we have here is that it went well. At the time of this writing he was restling comfortably in the recovery room.

  • Billboard
      The Nine Lives Album unfortunately now is out the top 150.

  • Aerosmith at Comedy Central
      for everyone who has Comedy Central, they're supposed to air the SNL with Aerosmith again on May 23rd.

  • Aerosmith - NHL
      At a break in the Stanley cup game between Detroit and St Louis
      "Toys, Toys, Toys..." came over the P.A. system

News as of May 14, 1998
  • Live Album
      Jack Douglas will be producing the live album
      but he is not recording any new stuff with the band, nor does he plan to.

  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing
      The single should be in stores on May 19 (next Tuesday).
      Don't know about the soundtrack yet but I assume sometime in June since the movie doesn't premiere until July 1.

  • Tyler n' Hanson
      in the latest Hanson fan club, called Moe, newsbooklet
      there is a picture of Steven with Hanson and Jon Bon Jovi.
      And in the news part, it quotes Zac (the youngest one) as saying that meeting Liv Tyler was the highlight of his day. This was backstage at the Jingle Ball in New York City.

  • Tylers knee / Armageddon Video
      Official facts from AF1:
      Steven Tyler has been having physiotherapy over the last few days as he waits for the inflammation around his knee injury to die down. It seems to have just about gone down now, so he's scheduled for surgery this week,

      but he still managed to go ahead with the shooting of the video for the Armageddon single! Strapped into a rigid brace that went from his hip to his ankle, sprayed silver and black to match his costume and covered by a long black fake fur coat. Directed by Francis Lawrence and set in an astronaut training station, the video consists of performance footage intercut with some of the incredible effects from the movie.


News as of May 10, 1998
  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Sound
      Click here to download the second half of the new song.
      It's in wav format 11khz, 8bit, mono, so it's pretty small, only 1.3mb.
      http://www.qis.net/~dunkle

  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Lyrics
      Here's the complete lyrics to the song

      I could stay awake
      Just to hear you breathing
      Watch you smile while you are sleeping
      While far away and dreaming

      I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
      I could stay lost in this moment forever
      Every moment I spend with you
      Is a moment I treasure

      CHORUS

      Don't want to close my eyes
      I don't want to fall asleep
      Cause I'd miss ya babe
      And I don't want to miss a thing

      Cause even when I dream of you
      The sweetest dream would never do
      I'd still miss ya baby
      And I don't want to miss a thing
      END CHORUS

      I lay close to you
      Feeling your heart beating
      And I wonder what you are dreaming
      Wonder if it's me you are seeing

      Then I kiss your eyes
      And thank God we're together
      I just want to stay with you
      In this moment forever and ever and ever

      CHORUS

      I don't want to miss a smile
      I don't want to miss a kiss
      I just want to be with you, here with you

      Just 1 kiss

      I just want to hold you close
      Feel your heart so close to mine
      And stay with this moment
      For the rest of time

      Yeah, yeah, yeaaaaaaaaaaah!

  • Steven and Joe on MTV
      "Through archival footage, TV clips, & interviews with the artists themselves, "Rock & Roll Feuds" takes viewers through the colorful feuding and spats that have occurred between bands & artists, including... Joe Perry and Steven Tyler

      This is on Sunday night at 10pm Eastern on MTV Ultra Sound. Rock and Roll Feuds.

      Others that are featured: Neil Young & Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dr Dre & Easy E, Axl Rose & Vince Neil, Van Halen & DLR, Keith Richards & Elton John, the Gallagher brothers of Oasis, Notorious BIG & Tupac Shakur, And then it mentions the artists interviewed include Robert Plant, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Keith Richards, Fleetwood Mac,Kiss, and the Eagles."


News as of May 9, 1998
  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing
      Aerosmith's New Single "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (from the "Armageddon" Soundtrack) has been heard on the radio stations all over USA. I haven't heard it myself so i can't tell you if it's good, but from what i have heard it's a great Ballad

      It's also been said that the Single will be released sometime next week

  • Steven and the New Video on MTV
      On MTV news Today (Sat. May 9th), there was a short segment talking about Stevens injury. They have Steven talking at it and the new video. the show will air 3 more times this weekend, so keep your eyes open.

  • Steven talking about the accident

  • Party of Five
      A couple months ago they were playing Rag Doll when Griffin was in a strip club and on the latest episode they played ALOT of Get a Grip while Charlie was...in a strip club!

  • The Simpsons
      Before the 200'th episode of the Simpsons Aerosmith was on and talked about what they thought about it, and now they've been featured again. well not exactly but Bart and Lisa were in a music store and on the back wall of the store was the Aerosmith logo.

      See Aerosmith's 200'th episode Birthday greeting in Quicktime


News as of May 6, 1998
  • Steven needs surgery
      Last night doctors confirmed that Steven will require surgery as soon as the inflammation on his knee has been reduced (probably within the next two weeks) followed by a period of twelve weeks rehabilitation.

      If you haven't allready heard, Tyler was hit in the knee by the 20 pound base of his microphone stand during the encore of the band's second sold-out show at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

      On Sunday, Aerosmith returned to their hometown of Boston and Steven met with one of the leading knee specialists in the country to discuss the injury. Last night, after careful consideration of all the options open to him and the advice he had received, Steven confirmed that he would undergo surgery as soon as the existing swelling on the knee has subsided (doctors estimate this will take a week to ten days, depending on his responsiveness to physiothearpy).

  • 14 postponed shows in North America
      Fourteen postponed shows will be rescheduled for later in the summer or early fall. Details of these dates will be announced within the next few weeks.

      Shows being rescheduled are:
      May 9   La Crosse Center        La Crosse WI
      May 11  Metro Center            Rockford IL
      May 13  The Mark                Moline IL
      May 15  Peoria Civic            Peoria IL
      May 17  Ft Wayne Coliseum       Ft Wayne IN
      May 19  Freedom Hall            Louisville KY
      May 21  Thompson Boling Ctr     Knoxville TN
      May 23  Roberts Stadium         Evansville IN
      May 25  Nutter Center           Dayton OH
      May 27  Van Andel Arena         Grand Rapids MI
      May 29  Toledo Sports Arena     Toledo OH
      May 31  Copps Coliseum          Hamilton ONT
      June 2  Molson Centre           Montreal QUE
      June 4  Colisee De Quebec       Quebec City QUE

  • European Summer Tour Canceled
      European dates are being cancelled and ticket holders for these dates will receive refunds:

      June 26      St Petersburg Russia
      June 28      Moscow Russia
      July 1       Uleaborg Finland
      July 3       Denmark
      July 5       France
      July 7       Paris France
      July 9       Cologne Germany
      July 10      Switzerland
      July 12      Andorra Spain
      July 14      Milan Italy
      July 16      Pistoia Italy
      July 18      Stuttgart Germany
      July 19      Magdeburg Germany
      July 21      Katowice Poland
      July 24      Stockholm Sweden
      July 26      Rotterdam Holland
      July 28      Sheffield UK
      July 30      Dublin Ireland
      Aug 1        London UK
      Aug 2        London UK

      Of course this means i wont be able to see my first Aerosmith concert this summer either :(

News as of May 2, 1998
  • Steven has Hurt his Knee
      During the encore of Aerosmith's second show in Anchorage Steven fell and twisted his knee. Steven, completed the gig using his microphone stand as a crutch and after the show he immediately rushed to the hospital for an MRI of the knee.

      The following morning, with his leg in a brace, Steven flew with the rest of the band to Minneapolis where they will shoot the video for their upcoming single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (set for release to radio May 13th).

      There, Steven was taken to an orthopedic specialist who recommended several days complete rest to allow the knee inflammation to die down.

      This accident lead to that thees shows will be rescheduled to later in the summer or early fall.

      May 2 Fargo, ND
      May 3 Duluth, MN
      May 5 Mankato, MN
      May 7 Omaha, NE

  • Tribute Album
      The Rumored Aerosmith tribute album might according to "Nitsua111" feature Van Halen

  • Aerosmith Rockumentary
      MTV is going to re-run the Aerosmith Rockumentary III "Remix" Special On Monday, May 4th, 1998 @ 9:00 P.M. (Eastern)

  • Celebrity Deathmatch
      MTV has announced that the network will have a program called "Celebrity Deathmatch," a new weekly clay animated series that will redefine color commentary in sports and event coverage. This program will feature Mick Jagger VS Steven Tyler on May 28th.

News as of April 29, 1998
  • Aerosmith to Sweden!!!
      Aerosmith are finally comming to Sweden. they will play at the Lollipop Festival wich takes place in Stockholm on the 24th of July. The tickets go on sale to day (04/29/98)

  • Aerosmith tribute album
      Rumors says that there will come out a tribute album for Aerosmith, that will feature Metallica. It's probably not true but it would be cool if it is

News as of April 20, 1998
  • Billboard
      Nine Lives again moved back up the charts rising 14 to 99

  • Armeggedon Soundtrack
      A new Movie called "Armeggedon" starring Stevens Daughter the actress Liv Tyler, will have Aerosmith included on the Soundtrack. They will be contributing two new songs.

      The first song, called "What Kind Of Love Are You On" (Written by Joey Kramer!!) is a mid tempo song. This is a unreleased song from their Florida Nine Lives sessions.

      The second song is called "Don't Want To Miss A Thing". This song is a brand new one. It is written by a woman, and given to the guys for this soundtrack. It is a ballad about a man so in love with a woman he stares at her sleeping because he dosen't want to miss a thing. A video for this song is due to be shot next week, and air on MTV soon.

      as an other cool fact the movie is directed by Michael Bay, who of course did the Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) video.

      Also, it's being said that "Sweet Emotion" will either be on the soundtrack as well or in the movie itself.

  • Full Circle Video
      the guys will shoot a video for "Full Circle"
      sometime after the Video for "Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

News as of April 18, 1998f4
  • Videos ?
      As i said Full Circle will be the next video
      but there will also be a Video that is not from NL out soon.
      there are some rumors that this video can be "I Love Trash"
      (go to the sound page to listen to that song)

  • New Aerosmith Soundtrack
      in a Article in The Salt Lake Tribune
      Joe Perry said that they were doing a song for the upcoming Amageddon soundtrack for Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the film. He said it's a ballad that didn't make Nine Lives. (...can this be the new video?)

      As usually there are some specualtaions about what song it could be:
      "Trouble", "Lizard Love", "Loretta", "When the sun never shines" or
      "What kind of love are you on". but there is nobody that really know yet.

  • Simpson
      the 200th episode of the Simpsons will have the voices of Aerosmith

News as of April 13, 1998
  • Billboard
      Nine Lives is at #113

  • Next Video
      Tom Hamilton Reports that their Next Video (and Single) will Be "Full Circle"

  • Studio Time
      Tom Also reports that they are back in the studio

  • Soundtrack by Aerosmith (?)
      After the Nickelodeon award show last week, the guys stayed on in Los Angeles for a sneak preview of Michael Bay's latest Blockbuster "Armageddon" starring Bruce Willis and more important Liv Tyler. Tyler senior may be making some sort of contribution to the soundtrack. It's all hush-hush at present, The movie by all accounts is an absolute smash - though I guess the rest of us will have to wait until July 14th to find out!

  • "Vertical man" News abou
      As i've told you earlier Tyler is making an apperance on Ringo Starrs new album entitled "Vertical Man" that will be released on June 16.
      The Album will be produced by Mark Hudson (who has worked with Aerosmith).
      However Steven will be featured on the Following songs
      "MindField"
      "Drift Away"
      "La De Da"
      "Love Me Do" Steven Tyler on harmonica

News as of April 6, 1998
  • Billboard
      Pink dropped out to the top 50 this week
      Nine Lives dropped out the top 100 to 106.
      The Greatest Hits LP still buzzing around in the top 250

  • Europe Dates (Correction)
      The Date for the show in Finland should be the First of July (not June 30)
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