News as of February 26, 2000
New Things At www.rickdufay.com
At Rick Dufay's Official Website there is poll where you can vote for a picture you'd like to see as the cover of Rick Dufay's new album tentatively titled "CMON"!
They have also put up two more clips of songs which I suppose will be included on the album that tentatively is titled "C'MON". The songs are titled "C'MON" and "Bitch & Moan", which both sounds very good. Especially "C'Mon" which is a slower tune... Check these out!
The Lyrics to Rick Dufay's 'Wild As I Am'
As posted at http://www.rickdufay.com/
WILD AS I AM
Hold on the simple things get you by
Look too hard and the little things make you cry
I beleive that seeing you gets me by
So wild the animal you pass me by - yeah
As wild as I am I need a home
As rich as I am I need a loan
As wild as I am I need a love to keep the wolf from the door
As wild as I am Im not alone
Oh the little things pass you by
Dont let the little things pass you by
Cause I aint one of those kind of guys
who can take money fake a claim
Im not one of those kind of fellas who can
Stop the pain control my brain
Dont you know I aint the fool who can
make you beleive he can change his color
I hope to God I keep it clear then you
know Ill have it all
Cause as wild as I am I need a home
As wild as I am I dont take nobody
for a fool
As wild as I am you aint gonna
take me for your prisoner
News as of February 24, 2000
Aerosmith sighting at the Staples Center...
There was an Aerosmith sighting at the Staples Center by a local L.A. television
station... Steven Tyler did a Grammy's plug for channel 2.
Liv Tyler in B Magazine
The latest issue of 'B' magazine has Liv Tyler on the front. There is an article and some pics in it, including a small one with Steven. In the interview it says 'she strides into . . . wearing jeans and an Aerosmith T-shirt that features her father, Steven Tyler, in all his shaggy glory. In a side panel it also has her saying 'I don't think he's ever really been a
father figure to me. I think he's a wonderful friend who I love dearly'.
News as of February 23, 2000
Happy Birthday Brad!
It's our favorite guiatrist Mr. Brad "Last Child" Whitford's 48th Birthday today! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
Urban Beat Magazine on 'Rocks, Roots Reggae'
In Urban Beat Magazine they covered the Bob Marley tribute album that featured Steven and Joe...heres what it had to say...
It mentioned that the track "Roots, Rock, Reggae" was recorded at Joe's
studio, The Boneyard.
"We had the idea for 'Roots, Rock, Reggae' and then somebody suggested Steven
Tyler and Ziggy said, ' yeah, man, him bad '. Steve and Joe have vibes.
Working with them was a great experience."
The portion in the middle of the track with the womans voice is Bob Marley
talking to a fan on the phone.
This is the magazines "interpretation" of the song
ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE
featuring Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith
"Play I on the R&B, I want all my people to see" sang Bob on Roots, Rock
Reggae, his crossover intentions clearly declared. The songs R&B and rock
influences are accentuated by Steve Tylers scat, improvisational vocals, and
Joe Perrys scoarching lead guitar, supporting Bob "bubblin on the top 100" of
the rock and reggae charts. "The version that you hear is not what they did
in the studio," explains Stephen. "We took Steves vocals and Joes guitar and
built an alternate version; what we wanted wasn't Steven singing on a reggae
track, we wanted Steves audience, those people that he influences to say yo,
its Bob Marley and yeah, he's hip, 'cause Steve is singing with him".
News as of February 22, 2000
Was asked to put this up...
VOTE YOUR FAVORITE 10 AEROSMITH SONGS!!!!
In the Spanish aero-web-page (http://surf.to/aerosmith)
we are doing an Aero-Ranking...so we need your vote! Choose your 10 favorite songs of Aerosmith and go to... this page. Fill in the blanks and then click in the box "Enviar". If when you do this you get a message of error then you must send your votes in a normal e-mail to: email@example.com. I´ll notice here when I know the address of the results...you will see them monthly. Thanks and rock the vote!!!!
News as of February 20, 2000
Jack Douglas interviews
Top Ten of Stadium Rock
They showed concert footage, and told the Aerosmith tale from 1970 to
present day. It included exclusive interviews with Bebe Buell and Cyrinda Foxe Tyler as well
as comments from rock critics.
This was the lineup
7. ZZ Top
6. Motley Crue
5. Bon Jovi
4. Van Halen
3. Guns N' Roses
Here is some of the narrative from the UK Channel 4 programme of which the last 10 minutes and the No 1 slot was dedicated to Aerosmith.
Typical of Cyrinda she has nothing nice to say...
Bebe Buell - "I have never been so frightened by such a group of people before", "there was a complete obsession with getting high"
Cyrinda - "Absolute decadence... and vulgarity"
"His teeth were green and he had crap in his pants"
"He was an addict more than he was a musician"
Cyrinda recounts a time when a police officer came to her and said he'd found somone lying in the street with a couple of hookers. He had been saddened to realise it was actually Steven.
Cyrinda finishes off by saying that in the end they made it but that it must have been due to a pact with the devil
Noddy Holder (Slade) recounts a time when they had done their set and Aerosmith were about to come on but they had been given lemon towels and they refused to come on until they had white ones. There was 1and 1/2 hour delay while the promoter had to go out at 10 O'clock at night in the middle of Kansas City to find 20 White towels otherwise they would not play.
Kerrang contributors summed it up however, by saying that they were the ones who gave a new meaning to Stadium Rock, becoming the best Stadium Rock Act and probably the best Rock band in the USA. They had adapted to the MTV generation and become more popular than ever before.
News as of February 19, 2000
Rick Dufay - New Website, Yahoo Club and song at MP3.com
News as of February 17, 2000
Rick Dufay working on a new solo album
Rick Dufay, the former Aerosmith guitarist, is in the studio. Rick is putting the finishing touches on what he promises to be an exciting solo album.
The Next Album - Rolling Stone
From www.rollingstone.com's News page
After AEROSMITH wound up their Japanese tour on Jan. 7, they began seriously
thinking about their new album. Once they finished penning half the songs
for the follow-up to 1997's Grammy-nominated Nine Lives, the Boston-based
bruisers decided it was about time to hire a producer. According to a label
rep, the band has selected knob-turner Mark Serletic, who produced MATCHBOX
20's Yourself or Someone Like You. He also produced "Smooth," the track
Matchbox singer ROB THOMAS recorded for SANTANA's platinum-chart topper
Supernatural. Sony is giving Aerosmith a wide-berth, and don't even have the
record penciled in for this year. Our best advice, look for it in early 2001
News as of February 16, 2000
Aerosmith Contributes To 'Gone In 60 Seconds' Soundtrack
According to Launch.com a new, still-undetermined Aerosmith song will be included on the soundtrack for the upcoming film "Gone In 60 Seconds", due out June 9, on Capitol Records.
Aerosmith, Possibly Springsteen Contribute To `Gone In 60 Seconds'
(2/15/00, 4 p.m. ET) - The soundtrack for the upcoming film Gone In 60 Seconds could be packed with a diverse array of music, including Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Rob Zombie, and more. The upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer-produced remake of the 1974 B-movie car-chase thriller is due out June 9, and the Capitol Records soundtrack will definitely include a new, still-undetermined Aerosmith song, according to a source at Touchstone Pictures. Calls to Capitol Records for comment were not returned by press time.
Although the Touchstone source could not confirm any artists other than Aerosmith, the film soundtrack will also reportedly include several Springsteen songs. It might also include material from more cutting edge acts like Zombie, Buckcherry, Godsmack, Staind, Slipknot, Powerman 5000 , and rappers the Wu-Tang Clan, according to the film-gossip site, Dark Horizons (www.darkhorizons.com).
Gone In 60 Seconds stars Nicolas Cage as a car thief who, in order to save his brother's life, agrees to lead his gang in stealing fifty cars in one night before retiring. The film also stars Robert Duvall ( The Apostle), Giovanni Ribisi ( Saving Private Ryan, Boiler Room), Angelina Jolie ( Girl, Interrupted), and Timothy Olyphant (Go, Scream 2).
-- Barry Jeckell, New York
News as of February 15, 2000
The New Album... from launch.com
Aerosmith Readying New Album
(2/14/00, 7 a.m. ET) - While they may be taking their
time, Aerosmith is hard at work on their next album.
There's no name or release date for the project yet;
in fact, the band hasn't even settled on a producer.
What is known is that the group has already written a
bunch of songs, and they're expecting to come up with
a few more before they enter the studio for more
serious work later this year.
LAUNCH spoke to songwriter and lead singer Steven
Tyler, and we asked him how Aerosmith decides which
songs make the final cut when they're recording a new
album. He said it's a very simple process. "The songs
we pick out of the 20 or 30 songs we write for an
album, we pick because I look at Joe [Perry] and say,
'Hey, man, could you play that to the audience?' 'No.'
'Well, then let's not put it on the record.' You know,
it's about what gets us off, and what we think we
would get major boners from playing to an audience in
-- Bruce Simon, New York
In the March issue of Guitar World, there is a horoscope. At the end of
the Pices reading there is a part that says famous Pices. The famous
Pices just happens to be Mr. Brad Whitford.
In the paper the other day it had Top 10 embarrsing relatives. It had Liv
Tyler - Stephen Tyler (yes, with a ph instead of the v) It said something along the lines of "who's emabarrising who here? Collagen lips vs geriatric swivel-hips. If only Bruce Willis had of let the world blow up in Armageddon"
In the other paper it had a list of the most played songs on radio between mid - 98 and mid - 99. Aerosmith 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' was number 16.
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Video Stuff
Found while surfing the net...
I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING
Director: Francis Lawrence
*** Overall, this is a completely new concept, but some of the basic
thoughts behind the last concept are still in here, so some of this revision
may sound familiar.
The idea here is to make it seem as if this video could actually be part of
the film. Most movie videos tend to have a definitive line between
performance and the film footage, I want to get rid of that line in this
clip. It should seem as if Aerosmith could actually be playing at some
location somewhere in the film and not in some completely separate
We will use similar colors and tones as the film footage so that there will
be a continuation within all the different footage. I will also shoot this
in a theatrical 1:85 aspect ratio to keep the cinematic feel and the framing
that the filmmakers intended. If it blends in style-wise and location-wise
then we're set. I don't want to just throw the footage on TV screens here, I
want to give the video the feel that it is actually part of the film
thematically, emotionally and stylistically.
Heroism...Emotion...Scope and Universal Patriotism... These are the words
that best describe this clip.
There is a scene in Titanic where the band decides to continue playing their
music even though they know they are going to die. It's a moving scene
because of the band's bravery, courage and pride in the face of death. This
is the emotion that I want to capture in this clip...only AEROSMITH will be
the band and ARMAGEDDON will be the movie.
As the first notes of the violins begin to hit us, we fade up to a beautiful
space-scape. Bright stars fill the inky black sky, and the almost unreal
blue of the distant, large earth glows underneath them. Suddenly a darkness
starts to creep over the blue...at first it's hard to tell what it is...a
shadow...another planet...a spaceship...but it's not any of these...it's the
asteroid. The rough and craggy surface fills the frame with tones of copper,
brown and black. It completely overshadows the globe as it hurdles closer
and closer to the blue planet. (I don't think that the real asteroid should
be shown for marketing purposes, but maybe we can just show the shadow or
silhouette of it just to set up the story for the video.)
Suddenly the camera takes a dive for earth...it rockets through the
stratosphere...into the atmosphere...through clouds and down toward solid
ground. Suddenly it lands on a close-up of Steven Tyler. He looks directly
into the lens as he begins to sing. The close-up is direct and emotional...
His performance engages us...we want to listen.
Suddenly we cut to a reverse shot to see a camera lens pointed directly at
him. The lens slowly rotates, controlled by its automatic servo motors. We
see a television monitor. Steven's image appears on it...in the same
close-up we saw earlier...again his performance is powerful and
engaging...but where are we?
We start to see a little more. Control panels, mixing boards, more cameras,
microphones...we get little hints until we finally realize that he is being
taped and broadcast. A crew of people work diligently at the machines. But
there is a strange air about them...they seem serious, melancholy and a bit
pensive...something is definitely up. But at this point, we still don't know
Steven's exact location...we get a feeling that it's a little
high-tech...well art directed...cool.
What I'd like to do here is to start cutting around to the Americana footage
that is used during the President's speech. But the trick here is that
instead of using the President's speech, we make it seem as if everyone in
the world is listening to Aerosmith. They're listening to them on the radios
and we see them on the people's TV screens. It's as if Aerosmith's
performance is actually a scene from the film.
Amidst all this film footage, we also start to show the love story between
Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck. This footage is key to the emotion that this
video has to show from the film...but it also has to remain in the context
of the whole story to be effective.
As the first hook slams in, the location lights up revealing a dramatic
space and the rest of the guys of Aerosmith. I'm taking my inspiration for
this location from a location in the film. I believe there was a large room
at NASA where the drilling machine was located. The room was a large hangar,
but was completely covered by large foam spikes. It has to be one of the
coolest looking spaces that I've ever seen. Behind the band are huge hanging
flags with the film's "MISSION PATCH" logo on them. A worldwide, universal
logo. But the cool thing about this place is that instead of being just a
NASA hangar, it could also pass for some completely tricked out recording
studio or performance setting...but still, there is more to be revealed...
We now see the entire band performing and being taped and broadcast for the
entire world to see. Again, this has to seem universal in its scope. I want
to use all the footage of people listening, watching and waiting that I can.
Especially if Michael and Jerry travel around the world capturing cool stuff
in France, Istanbul and/or India. This has to seem huge!
The idea here is to also let the video build and give the video a visual and
emotional arc to go along with the film footage. So, as the next hook kicks
in, we get a little bigger. The giant flags with the mission patch insignias
drop, revealing a giant orchestra just as a squadron of international jets
soar over head. We should get some international insignias to put on some of
the planes to give the feeling that different countries are all involved
together. The engineers and workers behind the console even stop to
watch...the moment is too amazing even for them. We now also see that this
location is not entirely inside...but that it is, in fact, a large structure
There is also something different about this orchestra...it has to be the
most immense one ever seen. Imagine if everyone in the world has stopped
what they are doing to watch or listen to an event like this...it would be
massive. In fact, so massive that it would move even the most stone cold
During this part of the video, I think we should start intercutting the
astronauts getting ready for flight. We have already seen some of their
training and camaraderie...but now it's time for action...
At this point, I was also thinking that we could even put some of the
Aerosmith footage on the screen in NASA. Even the NASA guys could be
watching...remember, this footage will have to feel like the film to make
this work. It all has to work together as one unit.
The countdown has begun for the space shuttle to launch... The pacing of the
song is rising...the rockets flare...the smoke plumes and then we get our
The smoke...the light and the fire...all start to simultaneously appear at
Aerosmith's location. Just as they're busing out the song with all they've
got, the elements start to kick in as we realize that they are performing at
the base of the shuttle launch...this is what everybody has been glued
to...it's been the final moments leading up to the launch of this worldwide
mission to space.
We then start to see some of the cool space/action footage intercut with Joe
Perry and the guys as the guitar solo rings out. Here, the energy of both
the guys in the band and the film footage is high. This is the climax of the
clip as we watch our fate, right along with the rest of the world.
The ending of this clip is going to be tricky because I don't want to give
anything away from the movie... I think it might actually be more powerful
to end on a really cool, but somewhat ambiguous action shot in space...one
in particular is the shot of Ben in his astronaut gear with the sparks
flying by the glass visor of his helmet in slow motion. It is dynamic,
visually engaging and it looks like he is in trouble...what will happen
next? The audience will have to see the movie to find out.
We end on a final shot of a television screen as the lights in the giant
performance space dim down, leaving only Steven in a close-up, just as we
started. We hold for a quick moment as he gazes right at us and, zap...just
like static on a TV, the image disappears.
I want to tell the story of the film with the footage used in this clip. I
don't want to blow any of the story here, and you can see that I have
actually left the ending very open.
The idea here is to introduce the characters and the settings...show the
relationships that everyone has, especially the romance between Liv Tyler
and Ben Affleck. This song is a romantic song and it should focus on their
relationship during this disaster.
But as the tension builds so should the tension in the footage. As the clip
proceeds and the timer is counting down, the footage should become more
action-packed and exciting.
Again, I want to use the same color palettes that the movie uses so that it
will all feel as one unit. But we will give the performance a real
photographic/music video edge. Something that I feel would be really cool is
to shoot the guys in mostly lock-offs. The performance, the location and the
soul in this clip will overpower any kind of fast camera action or crane
moves that would be put in. The key here is give it that somewhat cool,
abstract and graphic quality that will keep it updated while still matching
the look of the film.
This concept is great for both the film and Aerosmith. Because the video is
made to work for the movie, all the greatest moments and footage from the
film can be utilized. But because the location is so cool, Aerosmith can
remain themselves and not be forced into something that they are not. We can
get into some cool styling here and the look will be bold, graphic and
News as of February 14, 2000
PAUL SHORTINO and his band THE RHYTHM JUNKIES performed at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles during the Gemini Sound Products private party celebration at the NAMM 2000 Expo & Convention. The Rhythm Junkies, which features guitar extraoidinaire Jimmy Crespo, keyboard player JT Garrett, bassist Earl Miles and drummer Alex Davis, played a 40 minute set that treated a near packed house to a set list that drew from Shortino's career. Songs featured included: 'Change Your Heart', 'This Must Be Love', 'I Can Feel The Rain', 'There Goes Another Love' (with special guest vocalist Paul Shortino Jr), 'I Believe In Love', 'Dressed To Kill'. On Sunday afternoon at NAMM, showcasing an unplugged set at the Taylor Guitars booth (this time with Davis also playing guitar), The Rhythm Junkies played renditions of Rough Cutt and solo material ('This Must Be Love', 'I Can Feel The Rain', 'I Believe in Love' and 'Dreamin Again'). "We have a lot of fun when we play together", says Shortino. "I feel that we were able to portray that in our music this weekend. This band has a very special kind of magic, one that is very hard to come by".
Guitar One Magazine
In the March issue of Guitar One mag (Matchbox 20 on the cover) there is a
little pic of Steven & Joe, some information on how to play the bass
riff to Sweet Emotion and a pick of Joe and Brad from 1976.
Top Ten of Stadium Rock
For those in the UK look out for an appearance by Aerosmith and other rock greats on Top Ten of Stadium Rock, a one and a half Hour long programme on Channel 4 next Saturday at 9.00 pm.
This week's Top Ten is a celebration of hard boys (and girls) with big
hair and make-up - the Top Ten of US Rock bands. Presenter ALICE
COOPER counts down the chart and reveals legendary tales of bad
behaviour from the masters of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
Stadium Rock is the soundtrack to decadence.
In the mid to late '70s, tyre fitters and pipe welders
from Birmingham took rock 'n' roll, the blues, Led Zeppelin and glam rock and
invented the hairy-arsed beast that was British heavy metal. In the
States, groups with a similar sound, took it one step further. They sharpened
the image, created the merchandise, stole the Grateful Dead's idea of arena
gigs and set the foundation for a newer and bigger type of rock.
Each of the ten bands featured in the programme fought
their way to the front of the stage through talent, verve or just sheer
audacity. The show celebrates their success and tells their tales of
decadence, cocaine, groupies, money, egos, private jets and spandex...
KISS turned the band into a corporate concept - and
seemingly sold more merchandise than records. TONY WILSON, who interviewed
KISS in the '70s, said that between the glories of Zeppelin and the years
of punk there was a difference between the UK and the US: "America seems to
be able to have larger than life bands... we had the Bay City Rollers."
The female Led Zeppelin, HEART, blew away most of the
male rockers during the '70s. However, they didn't escape the sexism and
misogyny of the rock world - their first record company hinted that the
sisters might be incestuous lesbian lovers in the publicity material.
GUNS 'N' ROSES are arguably the band who had the biggest
rise and fall in rock. Guitarist SLASH admits: "We were out of control."
Top Ten salutes the titans of stadium rock. They never really went away - perhaps just into rehab.
The top ten (in no particular order) are: MOTLEY CRUE, ZZ TOP, KISS, GUNS 'N' ROSES, HEART, AEROSMITH, POISON, BON JOVI, METALLICA and VAN HALEN.
News as of February 13, 2000
Draw The Line on MTV
Draw The Line only has a few short clips with Steven mixed in too, they don't perform on the Battle of the Cover Bands show, they are on about half way through in a tribute band section of the show. Steven and Joe are shown in the beginning talking about Run DMC's cover of "Walk This Way"
The new issue of People magazine with Ben Affleck on the cover (Feb. 21) includes this little tidbit regarding Steven (with a small head shot photo) page 86
"If you see Aerosmith's Steven Tyler stepping out with ink stains on his
pants, don't think the rocker had an accident with a fountain pen. The
outrageous trousers are the brainchild of L.A. designer Henry Duarte, who
spent 30 hours doodling on the $3,200 Vanilla Leather Pants."
News as of February 12, 2000
Mia on E! Sunday
Mia Tyler (and others) will give an exclusive interview to Leeza Gibbons on Assignment E! The show is about the pressure in Hollywood to stay thin. It's supposed to air at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 13th.
Aerosmith still Number 1!
At the University of Southern Mississippi the student newspaper "The
Student Printz" printed a survey taken from students on campus about the
best Valentines Day Love song and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" came out on
top. Here's the list:
1. Aerosmith "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
2. Brandy "Have You Ever"
3. Trisha Yearwood "How DO I Live"
4. Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do)I Do it for You"
5. Ozzy Osborne "Close my Eyes Forever"
6. Extreme "More than Words"
7. U2 "Sweetest Thing"
8. N'Sync "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
9. Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On"
10. Eagle Eye Cherry "Save Tonight"
News as of February 11, 2000
Claud Seldin found the following searching the the net for stuff on Adrain Perry
..."Record Box" by Dexter featuring Adrian Perry, the son of Aerosmith's Joe Perry, is unbelievable! It's a HIT. Produced by Tom Gimbel (sax/guitar of the group Foreigner, he toured with Aerosmith on the "Get A Grip" tour), Janis brought her copy of the three song Dexter CD up to Tufts University radio...Adrian talked on air from Los Angeles and had this to say about "Record Box" when asked how he wrote the tune:
"I basically, when I come up with the melody for the song I kind of just sang random phrases and that'st how it came out. I liked it and I kept it..."
Adrian talking to Morgan Huke, assistant music director at WMFO, 91.5 in an interview Saturday, May 15 at 4 PM. This demo is so strong, and it doesn't hurt that his mom is Elissa Perry, first wife of Joe Perry, etching her memoirs into the computer while going for her degree! That tome ought to be HOT...but back to Dexter...
Adrian's songs are wonderful, "Christmas Song", "Business Card" and "Record Box". DEXTER features Danny Young on bass, and since Danny is going to Boston College we expect the band here in July...Alexi Glickman on guitar, Zach Erlich on drums, and Adrian Perry on guitar, vocals and songs.
They've been jamming with dudes from GUNS 'n' ROSES, Jeff Baxter of Steely Dan. Steve Tyler and Joe Perry have been showing up at The Whskey to see them PACKING the place on Saturday nights in Los Angeles. Right after the interview we hear Adrian took Jane Curtin's daughter to the Prom last night... "
Mia Tyler in Shape and Jane Magazines
Mia Tyler is in the March 2000 Issue of Shape Magazine with a great message of having self confidence and accepting yourself for who you are:).
She is also voted by readers in Jane Magazine, the issue with Angela
Jolie on cover, as one of the gutsiest women of the year! Go Mia!
News as of February 10, 2000
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Here are the Aerosmith mentions in last months Q magazine:
In the heavy rotation area, to top the list was ‘Draw The Line’, with the review going ‘Recorded by a band in disarray and fuelled by heart-stopping amounts of cocaine, this 1977 offering remains a criminally overlooked gem in the Aerosmith back catalogue’
On the last page, there is an interview with Henry Rollins, and a question goes ‘What was the first gig you ever went to’. He said ‘lets see. Aerosmith, with REO Speedwagon opening. It was in Washington DC and I was 15 or 16 years old’
Also, there is a review of the Best Of Joe Perry Project album. It got 2 out of 5 stars for it, and basically the paragraph long review explains how he broke up with the band and that the album starts good and ends like shit. The review ends with ‘not even Perry himself could have mourned their passing’
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Steven Tyler's New Years Eve Prayer
Steven Tyler said the following on NYE, just after midnight and before "Full Circle".
It was also translated into Japanese, a girl on stage read it to the audience.
Oh great spirit manifested in all things
As infinite intelligence of the universe
The one God of all religions called by many names
Bring our hearts together in peace
So we may realize that all things are connected through you
Remove all our fear
So we may see the true meaning and purpose of our existence
Fill our souls with your spirit
So we may join together will all loving beings
To bring peace and joy to all the world
According to your plan
So thy will be done
And peace forever.
New (Rap) Version Of Walk This Way
There is a cover of Walk This Way by DJ Velvet J/Kyumm on a Run DMC tribute album titled "Givin' Up Props", released on Illstyle Records
Givin' Up Props-A Tribute to Run-D.M.C.
Date: November 16, 1999
Record Company: ILLSTYLE RECORDS
01. Rock Box - Trauma
02. My Adidas - Moeski/Mr. Legacy/DC Chicks
03. Beats To The Rhyme - Two Stroke
04. It's Like That - Wade Ramsey
05. Dumb Girl - Moeski/Mr. Legacy/R.O.D. The Wax Cutta
06. Hard Times - Sereal/Ryel From Bzerkos
07. You Be Illin' - Moeski/R.O.D. The Wax Cuttz
08. Beats To The Rhyme - Funkee Mouth/Trigga Boo
09. You're Blind - TVP MCs
10. Sucker MC - Keydino/Cracker G
11. Together Forever - Bodybag
12. You're Blind - T.H.C.
13. Dumb Girl - Moeski/Mr. Legacy/R.O.D. The Wax Cutta
14. Walk This Way - DJ Velvet J/Kyumm
Quote from Rapper Flavor Flav
Colorful Public Enemy member Flavor Flav is set to release his first solo CD
"I think the song I did with Chicago is gonna be one of the biggest
crossover records since Run DMC and Aerosmith," promises Flavor Flav. "I'm gonna be blazin'.
News as of February 1, 2000
Aerosmith Tribute Album "Right In the Nuts" update
AEROSMITH - RIGHT IN THE NUTS TRIBUTE
The Aerosmith "Right In The Nuts" Tribute CD is set for a spring 2000 release on Small Stone Records: http://www.smallstone.com Vinyl will be on Tee Pee Records. "Aerosmith has been my favorite rock band since I was a little kid", says Small Stone chief Scott Hamilton, "although, their newer material from 83-present completely stinks. Anyway, I always said I would do an Aerosmith tribute record when I was starting out my label about 5 years ago...and everyone at the time thought it was a stupid idea, but here we are now in early 2000. The same folks in Detroit, still think I'm nuts...I do not give a fuck...I just want to put records worth owning in my eclectic record collection and for other people to dig on'."
"So anyway, we just put the word that we were going to finally put this comp together and response has been overwhelming. Through the network of musicians/bands/friends/other labels/on-line stores, magazines, & info sites, the "Right In The Nuts" comp literally fell into place in a few short weeks. We are hoping to have all of the bands songs by the end of February, assemble and master in March, Do the artwork & manufacturing in April and have it out to the world in May-June. This is going to be a very limited run cd, no more then 5000 copies total - double cd. (the first 2500 copies are for all the bands on it, radio station, press and all of that other promotional propaganda)."
Line-up & selected tunes:
- Atomic Bitchwax - "Combination"
- Roadsaw - "Toys In The Attic"
- Half Man (Sweden)- "Round & Round"
- Solace - "Nobody's Fault"
- Fireball Ministry - "Movin Out"
- Five Horse Johnson - "Bright Light Fright"
- Disengage - "Back in The Saddle"
- Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned - "Chip Away At The Stone"
- Raging Slab - "Bone To Bone"
- Soul Clique - "Last Child"
- Nova Driver - "Seasons of Wither"
- Red Giant - "Lord Of The Thighs"
- Iron Boss - "Train Kept A..."
- Electric Frankenstein - "Sick As A Dog"
- Speedball - "Rats in The Cellar"
- Honky - "Adam's Apple"
- Alabama Thunderpussy - "Sweet Emotion"
- NATAS - (Argentina) - tba
- Methwish - "Draw The Line"
- Supersuckers - "Get The Lead Out"
- Zeke - tba
- The Men Of Porn - "Lightning Strikes"
- Puny Human - "Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)"
Other bands that Small Stone are trying to get a hold of/or are on the fence: Beaver, 7 ZUMA 7, The Heads and Nebula. Song wish list: (of tunes that have not yet been spoken for): "Three Mile Smile", "Woman Of The World", "Lick And A Promise", "Critical Mass", "One Way Street", "Make It" and "Let The Music Do The Talking"
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