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News as of January 31, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Tokyo Japan at Nihon Budokan Hall

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Los Angeles CA at the Sports Arena (The Divinyls open)

      1992 Taj Monroe Tyler is born

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Greensboro NC at Greensboro Coliseum (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Nagoya Japan at Nagoya Dome


News as of January 30, 2004
  • Aerosmith members spoke with astronauts onboard the international space station
      See link below for pic!

      Members of the Mars Exploration Rovers team Rick Welch, left, Matt Golombek, center, and Jim Bell wait for their news briefing to begin at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Pasadena, Calif., as the group Aerosmith is shown in a live video feed from the Johnson Space Center. Aerosmith members spoke with astronauts onboard the international space station. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

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

  • Entertainment Tonite 29 Jan (aerofanatic)
      ET showed a clip of the guys at NASA tonite and Steven said they would be performing "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Dream On" at the superbowl pregame show.

  • Steven and Joe will be presenters at the GRAMMYS - Live on CBS Feb 8th (DMAAT)
      50 Cent, Foo Fighters & Corea Join Grammys Lineup
      Thu January 29, 2004 12:22 PM ET

      NEW YORK (Billboard) - Performances by rapper 50 Cent, the highly unusual pairing of modern rock act Foo Fighters and jazz pianist Chick Corea, and a two-song tribute to Luther Vandross featuring Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Richard Marx have been added to the Grammy Awards telecast. The event will take place Feb. 8 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS.

      Among the newly added presenters are Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Hilary Duff, Faith Hill, B.B. King, Brian McKnight, Carlos Santana and Kurt Elling. They join previously announced presenters Norah Jones, John Mayer, the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams, and actors Sean Astin and Amber Tamblyn.

      Previously announced performers include the White Stripes, Sting with Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera and a funk tribute segment with Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Earth, Wind & Fire, OutKast and Parliament Funkadelic.

      Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, OutKast and Williams are tied with a leading six Grammy nominations apiece. A 21-track disc of Grammy-nominated music debutes this week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 albums chart.

      Reuters/Billboard

      From: http://www.reuters.com

  • Total Aerosmith USA sales since 1991
      Metal Sludge have done a sludge scan for rock bands. Since soundscan only started in 1991 it's total sales in the USA since 1991, Aerosmith are second in the list, behind only Metallica. Aerosmith have about 25 million, Metallica way ahead on 44!

      http://www.metal-sludge.com/SludgeScansCareerTotals.htm

  • Meet Joe Perry and the rest of the band sweepstakes! (DMAAT)
      Meet Joe Perry and the rest of the band!

      Walk this way to check out the ultimate sweepstakes for Aerosmith fans and hard-core rockers of all persuasions. Every order you place between January 20th and April 15th, 2004, gives you a chance to see Aerosmith live in concert, and meet the band after the show!

      You could be the contest's big winner! If so, you and a guest will enjoy the VIP vacation of a lifetime when you see Aerosmith play live, and we'll pick up the tab for all travel expenses, lodging, and meals for you and your guest. And, you'll actually get to spend some quality time up close and personal with Steven, Joe, and the rest of the Aerosmith guys! How cool is that?

      As the Grand Prize winner you'll also be bringing home an extremely hot souvenir, a genuine Gibson Joe Perry Les Paul model guitar, as well as another tasty treat for those who like it hot, a case of Joe Perry's own "Boneyard" hot sauce!

      Three second prize winners will receive an Epiphone Joe Perry Les Paul model guitar and a case of the very own of Joe Perry "Boneyard" Hot Sauce.

      This Sweepstakes has a total retail value of $12,377.00. The exact date, time, and venue for the concert are going to be announced soon.

      Winners will be selected in a random drawing on Friday, April 30th, 2004. You're automatically entered to win every time you place an order from January 20th through April 15th, 2004. No purchase is required to win, see official rules for details.

      From: http://www.musiciansfriend.com

  • Liv on the cover of 'In Style'
      Liv Tyler is on the cover and has about 5 full pages in 'In Style' magazine's February issue

  • The guys still wanna get high.... (DMAAT)
      EXCERPT:

      .....Earlier this week NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue spoke with the crew, and on Tuesday the rock band Aerosmith visited with Foale via radio, exchanging notes on music, the band's concert tour and the possibility of building a space elevator to orbit some day. Aerosmith is scheduled to perform as part of a tribute to the STS-107 Columbia crew the NFL and CBS-TV plan to broadcast during its pre-game show.

      Excerpt from: http://www.space.com

  • Tyler mention on Celebrity Mole
      There was an Aero mention on the ABC reality show, Celebrity Mole. (1/28/04)

      One of the contestants, Angie Everheart(actress/model?) was to paint a picture based on another team members description of the original. One painting turned out to truly resemple a Renoiresque version of Steven Tyler. When she was done and took the painting into the gallery she said, "Steven Tyler, look out!"...

      The picture was also compared to Mick Jagger on drugs, by Mark Curry. Then the announcer said they should send it directly to Tyler. Angie said she wasn't sure what to paint so she decided to paint Tyler and thought it would be good for the cover of the next Aero cd! The picture looked nothing like the original!.... it was supposed to be a black girl!

  • Tech TV -Aero Story (DMAAT)
      They just did a story on the band talking to one of the astronauts in space. It was a short piece. It was on Tech Live, right at 5:30 cst.

  • An invite for stalker pics in Houston LOL (DMAAT)
      From Madonna to Matthew Perry: Stars are out in Houston
      11:20 AM CST on Thursday, January 29, 2004
      From 11 News Staff Reports

      Houston is going Hollywood with dozens of stars in town for Super Bowl XXXVIII. So far, the Galleria is the hottest spot for star gazing.

      Shawn Armstrong - picture (Steven Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates toured NASA on Wednesday)

      The latest celebrity sightings include Madonna at an uptown Starbucks, Aerosmith touring NASA and comedian Steve Harvey at Bush IAH.

      Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz were spotted shopping together at the Galleria on Wednesday. Matthew Perry, Justin Timberlake, Hugh Hefner and rap singer Lil Romeo were also seen checking out the upscale shops there.

      If you spot a celebrity or any other cool Super Bowl photo opportunities, send your pictures to: supershots@khou.com.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Las Vegas NV at Thomas & Mack Arena (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Angel debuts on the Billboard charts

      1988 Aerosmith plays in San Francisco CA at The Cow Palace (Dokken opens)



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

The Byrds - Fifth Dimension (1966)


News as of January 29, 2004
  • Possible European release date?
      The online-cd-store www.cd-wow.net lists "Honkin´ On Bobo" with the release date 22/03/04.

  • Aerosmith mention on MTV Cribs
      Godsmack already mentioned some time ago how Aerosmith influenced them. On a episode of MTV Cribs, Sully Erna, singer of Godsmack, presented his home to the viewers. He also showed his Les Paul Signature guitar, singned by Joe Perry himself. He also said how Aerosmith made him start his musical career. He pointed at a picture of the Live! Bootleg cover, which shows Joe Perry holding up his guitar (5th line, on the very left). He said that he wanted to become a rockstar when he saw that picture.

  • Aerosmith Mention on Insomniac
      On David Alltels Comedy Central Show, Aerosmith was mentioned. This Groupie had a Joey Kramer signed drum stick and claimed going on one of the 70's tours.

  • Metal Sludge 20 Questions
      From a 20 questions interview with Fireball Ministry's singer Rev. James A. Rota, II

      Rate the following singers on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being somebody who sounds like they gargle with razor blades and 10 being a singing God.
      Lemmy = 10
      Vince Neil = 3
      Sebastian Bach = 2
      David Lee Roth = 10
      Kid Rock = Does He sing?
      Ronnie James Dio = 10
      Justin Hawkins = 8
      Brian Johnson = 10
      Bruce Dickinson = 10
      Steven Tyler = 10

  • Aero to Bowl over fans (DMAAT)
      MORE INSIDE TRACK
      By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Wednesday, January 28, 2004

      Aero to Bowl over fans

      Aerosmith touched down in Houston yesterday to begin preparing for the Super Bowl pregame show, and lead guitarist Joe Perry said the band is ready to rock 'n' roll.

      "It's going to be a great game and a great show,'' Perry told the Track.

      More so, since it almost didn't happen. A last-minute contractual glitch made the National Football League throw the flag on the Bad Boys From Boston's pre-game appearance and the gig was actually cancelled last Friday. Only a last-minute Hail Mary by New England Patriots poohbah Jonathan Kraft saved the show.

      Perry said he wanted to make sure fans understood that the band's issue with the NFL was over rehearsal time - not any diva-esque demands. Aerosmith wanted three hours to rehearse inside Reliant Stadium, the NFL only offered 90 minutes.

      "This wasn't because we didn't like the color of the pom-poms or about the number of red M&Ms in the dressing room,'' Perry said. ``We just wanted to be able to put on the best show possible.''

      In the end, Perry said, the band made some changes to its on-stage game plan to accommodate the shorter rehearsal schedule.

      Aerosmith is blasting off for NASA headquarters today to begin filming a video presentation that will kick off the ``Welcome To Houston - Spirit of Texas'' pregame show.

      The film is a tribute to the space program and when it concludes, Aerosmith will take the stage and play one song - the blues classic ``Baby Please Don't Go'' - off the upcoming "Honkin' On Bobo'' album. They'll be joined in the pre-game festivities by country superstar Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Walter Suhr and Mango Punch! Beyonce Knowles will sing the National Anthem.

      So, Joe, are you ready for some football?

      "Are you kidding?'' he said. "You bet!''

      AND….Super Bowl celeb tracking

      Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler being mobbed by fans in the lobby of the Hilton Americas Hotel . .

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com

  • Saturday Early Show (DMAAT)
      Rock on TV is also showing a listing for Aerosmith on the Saturday Early Show on 1/31 from 6AM to 8AM ET.

      "Harry Smith, Hannah Storm and Dave Price broadcast live from Super Bowl Headquarters in Houston. Hannah Storm interviews legendary rock group, Aerosmith, who will perform in the Super Bowl pregame show, and Simms reports on the Patriots' and Panthers' quarterbacks."

  • Yep, just ST/JP (DMAAT)
      From the Boston Globe

      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have just been added to the lineup for "Toby Keith's Shock 'n Y'all Super Bowl Party" on cable channel CMT. The one-hour concert will be broadcast live from Houston Saturday at 10 p.m. Other guests include Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

      ----

      There are two commericals - one just shows a concert clip of Aerosmith but the other says that Steven and Joe will be on the show.

      Just checked Rockontv. Don't worry if you miss the CMT pregame show on 1/31 at 10PM. They are going to rerun it on 2/1 at 2 PM and 4PM, on 2/3 at 7PM and 10PM, on 2/5 at 9 PM, 2/6 at 10PM and finally on 2/8 at 12:30AM

      The Country Music Television Channel on cable in the US/Canada will be showing a Toby Keith Superbowl Special January 31, 2004 live from Houston

  • Aerosmith at Mission Control for ISS (aerofanatic)
      Aerosmith was just on NASA TV at mission control for the ISS. I taped part of it and will get it up on the web somewhere later today. It's pretty cool to see the boys from Boston at mission control

  • Keith Adds Aerosmith Members to Crossroads (aerofanatic)
      Toby Keith has added two more rock stars -- Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry -- to perform in a CMT Crossroads episode, which airs live on Saturday (Jan. 31). As previously announced, Keith will also be joined by Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, members of Run DMC and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and jazz musician-athlete Wayman Tisdale. The one-hour special will take place in Houston on the night prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII.

      from: http://www.cmt.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Maebashi Japan at Gunma Sports Center

      1980 Aerosmith plays in Memphis TN at Mid-South Coliseum (Mother's Finest opens)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Bakersfield CA at the Convention Center (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in San Francisco CA at The Cow Palace (Dokken opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Columbia SC at Carolina Coliseum (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Fukuoka Japan at Fukuoka Dome



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

Van Halen - Women And Children First (1980)


News as of January 28, 2004
  • Extreme drummer mentions Aerosmith on "Bands Reunited"
      Aerosmith mention on "Bands Reunited" on VH1 for the band, Extreme. They were talking to the drummer and he went off on how Aerosmith influenced him. Next air time will be Jan. 27, at 4:00pm , 10:00pm, and for other times just check VH1.com

  • AF1 On Sale Dates 12 on 2/3 and 8 on 2/10 (DMAAT)
      A couple changes and a few additions since the last post....

      2004 AEROSMITH TOUR PRESALES
      BEGIN TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD

      ON-SALE Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 7PM ET
      Pensacola, Tallahassee & Columbia SC.

      at 8PM ET / 7PM CT
      Lubbock, El Paso, Hidalgo, Laredo and Philadelphia.

      at 9PM ET / 8PM CT
      Atlanta, Little Rock, Lafayette and Biloxi.

  • Pregame Party Concert Confirmation (aerofanatic)
      There's finally something up on CMT's website about the Toby Keith Pregame Party. If you go to this webpage linked here, there is a poll you can take, and it asks which Toby Keith performance are you most looking forward to and one possible answer is Toby with Steven and Joe. So could be pretty cool...

      http://www.cmt.com

  • Hamilton tickets
      The tickets going on sale for Copps Collissium in Hamilton, I've been told that they are going on sale mid or end of february

      ---

      I saw some of the paper work in the box office today, and for the Hamilton Ontario Show, the tickets are going on sale Feb 21st. This is through ticket master.

      If my memory doesnt fail me, the tickets prices were $89.50, $79.50 and $49.50. I find it a lil strange how there is a $10 difference between the first 2 prices, and a $30 between the next two...unless my mind forgot..lol

      Geoff

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Tokyo Japan at Nihon Budokan Hall

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Bloomington MN at Met Center

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Bakersfield CA at the Convention Center (The Divinyls open)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Hershey PA at Hersheypark Auditorium (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in San Juan Puerto Rico at the Sports Complex

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Tampa FL at the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime show



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

Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards (1999)


News as of January 27, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1972 Aerosmith plays in Waban MA at the Church of the Good Shepard (with Steven Kimberly)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Fresno CA at Selland Arena (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Inglewood CA at the Great Western Forum (Dokken opens); Jon Bon Jovi joins them for the encore

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Buffalo NY at Memorial Auditorium (Skid Row opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Roanoke VA at Roanoke Civic Center (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Osaka Dome


News as of January 26, 2004
  • Get your wings and take a vacation with Aerosmith!
      This is in the latest issue of Musician's Friend magazine:

      Get your wings and take a vacation with Aerosmith!

      One lucky winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to see Aerosmith perform live and get a stunning Joe Perry model Gibson Les Paul and a smokin' case of Joe Perry 'Boneyard Hot Sauce.' Total grand prize value of $7,661.00. Every order placed between January 20, 2004, and April 15, 2004, enters you to win!

  • New Herald Article - Back In The Superbowl Saddle (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith is Back in the Saddle Again
      By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Sunday, January 25, 2004

      After 24 hours of intense - and sometimes tense - negotiations, Aerosmith is Back in the Saddle Again for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

      "We worked it out,'' said National Football League spokesguy Brian McCarthy. "`We're looking forward to a great show.''

      On Friday afternoon the NFL pulled the plug on the Bad Boys From Boston's Super Bowl pregame show, saying the band's demands for rehearsal time at Reliant Stadium were out of bounds. Sources say the league was within minutes of signing pop star Sheryl Crow as a replacement for the band when the New England Patriots got involved.

      According to our backstage spies, Aerosmith axman Joe Perry rang up Pats pooh-bah Jonathan Kraft and asked him to intervene on the band's behalf with the NFL. It seems Aerosmith's management had made a series of demands that the league felt it could not accommodate. One was for three hours of rehearsal time inside the stadium, while the NFL offered only 90 minutes. And there were other sticking points.

      On Friday, the league issued an ultimatum to the band's management: Sign the deal or Walk This Way to the exit! The deal was not signed, and so the league announced the band was out and a replacement was being sought.

      The management thought the league was posturing and the next thing Aerosmith knew, the band was out, said our source.

      Now, according to our spies, Steven Tyler & Co. had no idea any of this was going on and were quite dismayed to find themselves off the Super Bowl roster! So Perry called Kraft, who interceded with NFL special events sultan Jim Steeg. After a lot of back and forth - and a conference call starring Perry, his manager, Kraft and Steeg - a deal was hammered out.

      Perry told Steeg the band was willing to do whatever it took to make it happen, said our backstage spy. He told him he loved football and really wanted to do it.

      So the show will go on. The band is scheduled to head to Houston on Tuesday to begin filming a tribute to NASA at the space agency's headquarters that would air on the Jumbotrons to kick off the ``Welcome to Houston - Spirit of Texas'' pregame show. After the video, the band will make a spectacular surprise entrance into Reliant Stadium and take the stage.

      Aerosmith is scheduled to perform one song and plans to go with its cover of the blues classic ``Baby, Please Don't Go'' off its upcoming ``Honkin' on Bobo'' album. The show will be televised live on CBS.

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com

  • Pregame Party? (DMAAT)
      From the CMC site re: that special - no mention of Aero though...at least not in the descriptions I read including this one:

      The night before the AFC and NFC champions battle it out on the field for the coveted Super Bowl XXXVIII championship, CMT is throwing its own brand of tailgate party to celebrate. Toby Keith’s Shock'n Y'all Super Bowl Party: A CMT Crossroads Special will kick off the country’s biggest sporting event and will be telecast live from Houston, the home of Super Bowl XXXVIII. The one-hour concert will feature special musical performances by Keith, supported by his band and a gathering of very special friends. Scheduled to join Keith are Texas legend and collaborator Willie Nelson; Sammy Hagar; Darryl McDaniels (DMC); Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers); and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale.

      "The Super Bowl always marks a time when friends can get together, enjoy the best game of football, talk about which television commercial they think is the funniest and be entertained by some of the best artists music has to offer," says Keith. "It's an honor to be asked to be a part of the event this year and I can't wait to get on stage with my friends from country, rock and pop music for all our fans."

      From: http://www.cmt.com

      BUT who knows...stranger things have happened..maybe they got caught in the controversy loop on this LOL. It is being broadcast Live from Houston.

  • Incorrect sale date info
      Tickets for the Aerosmith concert at Copps Coliseum, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, are not on sale yet. I posted that they would be up for sale on the 24th of Jan. That information is incorrect.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1988 Conflicting reports: either Fresno or San Diego CA (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Mexico City Mexico at Ocesa Palacio (Cuca opens)



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

David Lee Roth - Eat 'em And Smile (1986)


News as of January 25, 2004
  • Marti vs Jack
      Regarding the press article that came out about Marti working on the Aerosmith album now, according to my sources, I'm pretty sure, to be honest, Jack does not have any idea what, if any, of his original tracks with the band will be included on the CD. He is no longer involved in the project. He is working with Cheap Trick now and has a few other projects in the hopper as well. He did say when the time is appropriate (after the CD comes out) he will be more than willing to share his thoughts with Aerosmith fans.

      I'm thinking maybe us fans should request to have the live versions recorded with Jack available on this CD so we will know the real deal. / Cristoffer.

  • Japanese release date (aerofanatic)
      According to the Official Sony Music Japan website, the release date for the Japanese Editon of Honkin' On Bobo is 03/24

  • 14 Dates Going On Sale AF1 Feb. 3rd (DMAAT)
      Kinda silly that AF1 doesn't have the venues up yet even but other sources do. AND that they are putting 14 dates on sale on the same night. Just 6-8 crashed their system out last time even when staggered over the evening like these are. Good luck everyone! Just remember...try to stay off of the system if you are not purchasing tickets that night to help your fellow fans. AND if you get in right away and it says Tier 1 is already gone...before giving up and buying Tier 2, try a few more times. Here are the venues I mean CITIES going on sale that night via AF1:

      LUBBOCK , TX 03/11/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      EL PASO, TX 03/13/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      HIDALGO, TX 03/15/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      LAREDO, TX 03/17/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      LITTLE ROCK, AR 03/19/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      LAFAYETTE, LA 03/25/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      BILOXI, MS 03/27/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      PENSACOLA, FL 03/29/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 7PM ET PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      TALLAHASSEE, FL 04/01/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 7PM ET PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 04/03/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 7PM ET PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      ORLANDO, FL 04/05/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 7PM ET PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      ATLANTA, GA 04/09/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT PENDING TBA
      Venue to be announced

      PHILADELPHIA, PA 04/14/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT PENDING TBA

      PORTLAND, OR 05/22/04
      TUES, FEB 3 AT 10PM ET / 7PM PT

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Herald Says Aero fired by NFL for Pre-Game show... (DMAAT)
      I didn't want to say anything but yesterday on the NFL and official Superbowl sites, ALL references to Aerosmith minus one they forgot had been removed and all mentions of them doing the pre-show as well. Then today, THIS article comes out...sure looks great for the band - NOT! Wonder what the actual outcome will be!

      NFL tells Aerosmth: Take a hike
      By Inside Track
      Saturday, January 24, 2004

      The National Football League threw a flag on Aerosmith's Super Bowl appearance yesterday, saying the hometown heroes' demands for rehearsal time at Reliant Stadium were out-of-bounds.

      "They made demands that we couldn't meet,'' NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. ``At 11 p.m. (Thursday) night, they issued an ultimatum and we decided the next morning to pull the plug.''

      But a source close to the band told the Track last night that the two sides were still negotiating and Aerosmith was confident a compromise could be reached.

      "We're going to the Super Bowl,'' the source said.

      The two sides continued to huddle late into the night and it appeared as though the band's Super Bowl appearance could be back in the playbook after a last-minute Hail Mary by the New England Patriots front office.

      The band was slated to head to Houston Tuesday to begin filming a tribute to NASA at the space agency's headquarters that would air on the Jumbotrons to kick off the ``Welcome to Houston - Spirit of Texas'' pregame show. After the video, the plan was to have the band make a spectacular surprise entrance and take the stage.

      Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Co. were scheduled to perform one song and had planned to go with their cover of the blues classic "Baby, Please Don't Go'' off their upcoming "Honkin' On Bobo'' album. The show will be televised live on CBS.

      McCarthy said the NFL wanted Aerosmith for the Super Bowl as soon as they saw them perform at the ``NFL Kickoff Live'' in Washington, D.C., at the start of the season.

      "They were one of the first groups we looked to lock in for the Super Bowl,'' he said. "We had a great experience with the band members, but unfortunately they demanded too many things too late.''

      McCarthy said the biggest sticking point was over rehearsal time. Tyler & Co. wanted three hours inside Reliant Stadium to rehearse, but the NFL was offering only 90 minutes.

      "They wanted more time to practice at the stadium than the Patriots and the Panthers,'' he said. "The two teams get only 45 minutes inside the stadium before the game. Aerosmith was only scheduled to perform for four minutes, but they needed three hours to rehearse.''

      McCarthy had said earlier in the day that the NFL was looking for another act to replace the band in the pregame show and that the act would be singer Sheryl Crow. But later, McCarthy said no one was locked in.

      The band had been looking forward to the Super Bowl appearance and to cheering on the New England Patriots. But members were especially stoked about the opportunity to work with NASA.

      "We grew up in that generation watching these guys and they were heroes,'' Perry told the Track. The space program takes people to higher places, no pun intended. It's the high point of what humans can achieve.''

      McCarthy said he realizes New England fans will be disappointed if the Patriots' house band does not play at the big game.

      "But the bottom line is that they won't be unhappy once the game starts,'' he said. "There will be a kickoff and Tom Brady will throw a pass, and that's what the Super Bowl is really all about.''

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com

      ---------

      So far only the Herald has this story...and the NFL just made 'em disappear LOL. So I'm pretty sure negotiations are still going on as they will have to do an official press release I would think if/when they are actually removed from the bill. I wonder if the Herald ran the story to try and get Aero public support to the NFL folks to let them have their way. Cause the Herald is usually the "good" paper to Aero while the Globe (which has nothing that I can find) is the "bad" one to them LOL.

  • Toby Keith and Willie Nelson, but no Aerosmith (DMAAT)
      I went to superbowl.com and there's a link on the side that says "Aerosmith to headline pregame show" I clicked on it and it wouldn't load, just stayed blank. I did find this though.

      Country stars Toby Keith and Willie Nelson join pregame show

      NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2004) -- Country music superstars Toby Keith and Willie Nelson will join the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show entitled "Welcome to Houston -- The Spirit of Texas" on Sunday, Feb. 1, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

      Houston will be home to the Super Bowl for the second time in history, the first coming 30 years ago. The pregame show will spotlight the musical talents, as well as the spirit, hospitality and unity of the great city of Houston and the state of Texas.

      Super Bowl XXXVIII will be televised by CBS to an expected 130 million viewers in the United States, and a potential worldwide audience of one billion viewers. The Super Bowl is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event.

      Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, marks the first anniversary of the loss of Columbia and her crew. The NFL will salute NASA and honor the seven Columbia crew members who gave their lives in America's efforts to explore space. Crew members from the next Space Shuttle mission, STS-114, will join international star Josh Groban on the field as part of the NFL's salute to NASA as Groban sings his hit, "You Raise Me Up" joined by a local choir of 80 Houston high school singers prior to the national anthem.

      The pregame show lineup features the talents of Keith and Nelson, along with Latin sensations Walter Suhr and Mango Punch! In addition to Groban, multi-dimensional superstar Beyoncé Knowles, who hails from Houston, will perform the National Anthem. A Black Hawk helicopter fly-over by the 1st of the 149th Army Aviation Battalion stationed in Houston will follow the anthem. More than 1,500 local performers also will be a part of the show executive produced by Bob Best and produced by Michael T. Fiur. A Texas Joint Services Honor Guard from Camp Mabry in Austin will be part of the ceremonies.

      Keith dominated the country music scene in 2003 with two albums earning multi-platinum certification and a ranking as one of the top-earning entertainers of the year. His current release, "Shock'n Y'all" was certified triple platinum and his previous album, "Unleashed" was quadruple platinum. The Los Angeles Times' list of top-earning entertainers ranked Keith as the top ranked country superstar at No. 4 with a combined album sales and concerts grossing $106.6 million for the year. Pollstar Magazine had Keith the second-top ticket seller, second only to Bruce Springsteen.

      The American music icon Nelson, who has recorded more than 100 albums in his career, just keeps on rolling. A winner of eight Grammy's, Texas native Nelson was nominated for four more awards for this year's Grammy's. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer just kicked off an extensive U.S. concert tour of the east coast and southern states, which also includes a stop in Houston for the Super Bowl. His album along with Ray Price, "Run That By Me One More Time," was nominated as Best Country Album and three other nominations came from "Willie Live & Kickin'," an album that was recorded during his ratings-smashing USA Network Memorial Day cable television special, featuring performances from music's biggest superstars.

      Both artists are nominated for a Grammy in the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category for their chart-topping single "Beer For My Horses." Keith is also credited for being a songwriter of the track with a nomination in the Best Country Song category.

  • Per Joe, Super Bowl is on (DMAAT)
      As posted on AF1 message board - on but now scaled back!

      WBZ TV Boston News said that Joe Perry called in to say they are still on for the superbowl, but that it was going to be a scaled back performance. They explained the story as it was in the Herald about the rehearsal times conflict, but said they worked out something.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Speaking of Aero and WBZ TV (DMAAT)
      Here's a cool interview link posted by Aerometis on another message board. The good news is that the entire band is in the studio there w/Marti. Well except JOE whose BABY this thing is supposed to be. Perhaps he's too busy driving his bus all around or hanging with rock stars such as Jimmy Page. This was done before the news broke this morning about the Superbowl problem so it makes sense they HAD to call this TV station and report the "good news" that it was indeed "on" just scaled back. Here is the link. Enjoy.

      Watch the video clip

  • Dudes Got A Gun (aerofanatic)
      Is the demotion of a deputy inspector the latest cold-war act of hostility between Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his predecessor Bernard Kerik and by extension, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani?

      Kelly took the unusual step last month of overruling a departmental trial judge to demote Benjamin Petrofsky to captain for improperly giving pistol licenses to members of the rock group Aerosmith.

      Petrofsky's attorney, Joseph Tacopina, attributed the demotion to Kelly's dislike of Kerik, who named Petrofsky to head the pistol-licensing division.

      "This is all about Kerik," Tacopina said.

      Kerik, a friend of Tacopina, did not disagree.

      "If that's true, it's unfortunate," he said, adding that he had appointed Petrofsky on the recommendation of George Grasso, now Kelly's first deputy commissioner.

      A police spokesman said Kelly had no comment.

      While neither Kelly nor Kerik has ever publicly discussed each other's failings, they are as different as chalk and cheese. Kelly put himself through law school while a cop and served as first deputy before becoming commissioner in 1992.

      Giuliani dismissed him when he became mayor in 1994, then took credit for some of his successes, like ending the city's squeegeemen plague.

      Kelly then led a United Nations military mission to Haiti and became undersecretary of the treasury and head of the Customs Bureau under President Bill Clinton. He is the only man to ever serve as NYPD commissioner twice.

      But he has never forgiven Giuliani for dismissing him and diminishing his accomplishments.

      Kerik was a third-grade detective lacking a college degree when he was named commissioner in 2000.

      As commissioner he began a program to steer school safety officers, many of them black and Hispanic, into the department. He also dismissed Deputy Commissioner Joe Wuensch.

      As commissioner the second time, Kelly dismantled the school safety officers' program. He also hired Wuensch as his chief of staff.

      As for Petrofsky, his impropriety consisted of driving to an Aerosmith concert in New Jersey and fingerprinting lead singer Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry backstage.

      On Oct. 6, Assistant Trial Commissioner Michael Sarner found Petrofsky, who has a clean record, guilty of failing to conduct a background investigation of the two; conducting department business outside the city, and using his own car for department business without authorization. Noting that Petrofsky's conduct did not appear motivated by personal greed or "a willingness to blatantly disregard department rules," Sarner ruled that the 18-year veteran should forfeit 30 vacation days.

      Sarner also cited testimony that police officials regularly make special arrangements for celebrities, including Robert DeNiro, Howard Stern, Harvey Keitel and Bruce Willis, in obtaining pistol permits, often processing them outside One Police Plaza.

      Trial testimony also cited a 1997 incident under Kerik's predecessor, Howard Safir, in which the department issued permits for hundreds of Israeli diplomats, whose names were faxed by the consulate and who did not go through the normal application process. One of the Israelis was later arrested for carrying a gun into the White House and it was discovered he was not a diplomat.

      On Dec. 31, Kelly wrote that while he approved of Sarner's findings on Petrofsky, he disapproved of Sarner's recommended penalty. In addition to demoting him to captain, Kelly placed Petrofsky on dismissal probation for a year, during which time he can be terminated without a hearing.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1980 Aerosmith plays in Largo MD at the Capital Center (Mother's Finest opens)

      1981 Adrian Perry is born

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Pittsburgh PA at the Civic Arena (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Mexico City Mexico at Ocesa Palacio (Cuca opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Osaka Dome



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News as of January 24, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1980 Aerosmith plays in Pittsburgh PA at the Civic Arena

      1986 Aerosmith plays in San Francisco CA at The Cow Palace (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Sacramento CA at ARCO Arena (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Syracuse NY at War Memorial Auditorium (Skid Row opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in North Charleston SC at North Charleston Coliseum (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)


News as of January 23, 2004
  • Urgent Message To Steven Tyler Fans Across The Globe!
      I've been working with the writer/director/producer of the film Goodnight Joseph Parker starring Steven Tyler; Dennis Brooks of Kubla Khan Pictures, Inc. He needs email support from Steven Tyler fans to help get his film released. At the same time, you would be entered to win collectibles from the film! Please read the message below and forward this to anyone who might assist.
      Thank you!

      --

      Our long awaited premier of the film "Goodnight Joseph Parker" (once called "Last Call") starring Steven Tyler, Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Debi Mazar (Jungle Fever), and Kim Dickens (Things Behind the Sun) is on hold until the producers can demonstrate significant interest from Tyler fans. So if you’re as excited to see Tyler putting it on film as I am (I hear he’s hysterical), visit the film’s Website at www.GoodnightJosephParker.com.

      After checking out the trailer and photos, etc, click on "DEMAND FILM" and read how you can help. Basically, you just need to send an email to the address given expressing your desire (need?) to finally see the film. Emails will be randomly selected for lots of one-of-a-kind giveaways such as on-set bloopers of Tyler to the T-shirt he wore throughout the film that reads "Ass, Grass, or Gas, Nobody Rides for Free." It’s still caked in makeup from the shoot. Apparently, there are LOADS of unusual Tyler collectibles from the film so your chances of getting something cool are pretty high…but you have to write the email.

      Check it out NOW!

  • Joe at James Brown Concert
      Guitar Legends Attend JAMES BROWN Concert In L.A. - Jan. 20, 2004

      LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and ex-GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash attended the James Brown concert at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last Friday (Jan. 16). Check out this exclusive photo courtesy of Led-Zeppelin.com.

      PICTURE

      From: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com

  • JB News From The Road Update (w/Pics) (DMAAT)
      Don't forget to check out the pics at the end…two with this article from AF1 and another related one I found. Also..note who Steven's hanging with….

      1/20/04 - From Cali to Houston

      WOW! What a week. Like I told you, photographer Ross Halfin set up a photo shoot with Joe in Los Angeles. What I didn't tell you, is that it was with Jimmy Page for the cover of Guitar World magazine hitting the newsstand in a few months.

      We flew in last Friday and headed right over to the studio where Ross had it all set up. After about 20 minutes of HIHOWYADOIN'S the guys got down to biz-ness. With the new Aerosmith CD blasting from the PA, the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarists posed for the master lensman for over 3 hours. Then the guys headed to a private office and took part in an interview with GW's editor, Brad Tolinski.

      After the interview Joe and Jimmy took part in another photo shoot with other veteran rock guitar gods and a few up and comers. In the photo were: Zakk Wylde (who is nuts)! John Frusciante (from Red Hot Chili Peppers) Slash, Dean Deleo from STP, Monkey from Korn, Tom Morello from Audio Rage and Daron Malakian from System of a Down. The look on the guys faces were "We're not Worthy"!

      After the shoot Jimmy, Joe and Slash made there way to the House of Blues to check out The Godfather of Soul "James Brown." After a rockin' sex machine fueled set the trio went backstage to give JB his props. Mr. Brown was very gracious and happy to see the six string slingers. Jimmy mentioned how he saw James at the Hamersmith Odeon in London circa 1970.

      The next day Jimmy and Joe along with Ross and yours truly drove to one of the largest record stores in the country call "Ameba". I was driving the 2 or if you ask Ross, 3 legends to the store. Believe me my hands were at 10 and 2 all the f'n way down Santa Monica Blvd. There was no way I was going to turn into Steve Bartman or the pilot of Buddy Holly's plane. After arriving somewhat sweaty at the store we all spent the next hour checking out the Blues section.

      Several CD's later we headed back to the hotel and after listening to Ross Halfin's stories, which are often a jumble of anecdotes, non sequiturs, and personal observations, that are fascinating but very hard to follow - we headed back to the hotel and parted ways. We jumped on a red eyed flight home and Joe spent Sunday afternoon in front of the tube watching the Patriots kick ass!

      While one half of the Toxic Twins was watching in the privacy of his own home, Steven braved the weather with Aero-Producer Marti Frederiksen and took in the game live in Pat's owner Robert Kraft's luxury suite. Pass the Lobster Rolls Please! The week before Joe took his boys to the Playoff game in The Pats box so the Bad Boys are 2-0 in the Playoffs. On February 1st the guys will be looking to go 3-0 and take the hardware back to Beantown. Look for Aerosmith right before the game starts in Houston. They have a few tricks up their sleeves and should be topping their half-time show from a few years back. This time no Nelly, *NSYNC, Mary J. or Britney. The 5 guys will be rockin' on a stage all their own.

      See You in Houston!
      John B.

      Photo of Page, Perry & Slash by John Bionelli:
      jb-Joe-Jimmy-Slash.jpg

      Photo with James Brown by Ross Halfin:
      jb-Joe-Jimmy-James-Slash-RH.jpg

      Photo by Chris Vranian of Slash, Ross Halfin, Joe and Jimmy Page
      jimmy_sl_jp_2004.jpg

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Aerosmith Cancel Darkness Brit Awards Duet (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith Cancel Darkness Brit Awards Duet
      January 20, 2004

      American rockers Aerosmith have pulled out of a planned duet with rising stars The Darkness at this year's Brit Awards - after fearing they would be upstaged.

      According to sources, the organizers of February's ceremony were gleeful when they persuaded Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to team up with the Justin Hawkins-fronted band for a cover of their hit Love in An Elevator.

      But after some careful consideration, the Walk This Way veterans called time on the deal.

      A source tells British tabloid The Daily Star, "It was all set in stone and was going to be the collaboration of the night.

      "But on Friday, Aerosmith pulled out with a load of flimsy excuses. The impression they gave was of a band who didn't want to be upstaged."

      The I Believe in a Thing Called Love newcomers are leading the nominees at the awards - where they are up for four gongs.

      From: http://www.teenmusic.com

  • Superbowl Briefs (aerofanatic)
      Looks like the Aerosmith performace now has a definite time....so we don't miss it....

      The roof at Reliant Stadium will be open for the Super Bowl unless it rains or is very cold, National Football League executives said.

      Jim Steeg, the NFL executive in charge of the game, said some media have erroneously reported that the roof would be closed even if the weather is good.

      The NFL will close the roof only if it rains, even if temperatures drop to 45 degrees or so, said Don Renzulli, NFL senior director of event operations.

      ******The roof will close about 4:25 p.m. during the pregame performance of AEROSMITH at the group's request, and then be reopened for the duration of the game, including halftime, he said*******

      At Texans' home games, the Texans must decide before a game whether the roof will be open or closed. The team cannot open or close it during the game because opposing teams might be concerned that the team was doing so to gain a competitive advantage, Steeg said.

      But the NFL will not be bound by such a policy. It could decide to close the roof during the game if it begins to rain, Steeg said.

  • Steven Details Superbowl Performance and... (DMAAT)
      ...and confirms that he's finishing up the album with Just Push Play producer Marti Fredrickson.... :(

      Tyler: Our tribute to NASA will be a blast
      By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Friday, January 23, 2004

      For Aerosmith, playing at Super Bowl XXXVIII is a real Sweet Emotion now that the hometown team will be on the field!

      "Fuhgeddaboudit. It's just too good," head Bad Boy From Boston Steven Tyler told the Track. "It's these hot, heaping helpings of pride. You can eat it with a spoon, it's so wonderful."'

      Tyler was in Gillette Stadium last Sunday when the New England Patriots put the Indianapolis Colts out to pasture, securing their spot in the Super Bowl. Tyler took in the action from the owners' box with Robert, Myra and Jonathan Kraft and the rest of the family. At one point, when the stadium sound system pl ayed ``Walk This Way,'' Tyler was hanging out the window singing for the crowd.

      "I got to feel what it's like to be an emperor. I felt like Joaquin (Phoenix) in `Gladiator,' '' he said. "I leaned over and the place erupted. It was definitely a moment.''

      Tyler said he and his bandmates are scheduled to land in Houston Tuesday to begin filming the intro for their "`Welcome to Houston - The Spirit of Texas'' pregame show. Aerosmith's portion will be a tribute to NASA, which will run on the Jumbotrons before they hit the stage.

      Now don't say where you heard it, but the band has decided what they'll do for their one-song set - a cover of the blues standard "Baby Please Don't Go"' off their upcoming "`Honkin' On Bobo"' album.

      "It'll be a lot of fun for us - not quite what a lot of people expect,"' Tyler said. ``But when they see the whole show, the whole presentation, it will make sense.''

      Now we could tell you how this is all going to go down. But then we'd have to kill you. Suffice it to say, Aerosmith's entrance will be out of this world!

      Lead guitarist Joe Perry, who shivered through the Popsicle Bowl when the Pats beat the Tennessee Titans, said the band is high on NASA and working with the space agency to put together the pre-game show.

      "We grew up in that generation watching these guys and they were heroes,"' he said. "`It's lost some of its glamour over the past few years but it's nice to see President Bush advocating for it again. The space program takes people to higher places, no pun intended, it's the high point of what humans can achieve."'

      Tyler and Perry are finishing up their album with ``Just Push Play'' producer Marty Frederickson in their South Shore studio. It's a collection of eight or nine covers of old blues tunes and a couple of originals.

      "It's old Aerosmith,"' Tyler said. "It's got the old `what is-ness.' "'

      "Honkin's'' due to be released in March, when the band heads out on its next U.S. tour.

      File under: Honkin' On Houston.

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com

  • Aero wants to blow the roof...down LOL (DMAAT)
      ESPN.com ran an article about the super bowl being in a domed stadium with a roof that opens and closes, and that officials wanted to have the roof open for the Super Bowl this year. The article briefly mentioned that the dome will be closed for Aerosmith's pregame performance--at the band's request--and then open for the rest of the game. Pretty interesting that Aerosmith has the power and influence to get them to close the dome for them!

      ----

      Excerpt from a Superbowl article…

      McNabb out of Pro Bowl; Raiders considering Turner
      January 23, 2004

      …..Excerpt:

      SUPER ROOF COULD BE OPEN: The Reliant Stadium roof might be open for the Super Bowl.

      Initial plans for the Feb. 1 game were for the NFL's first retractable roof stadium to be closed. But a league official says plans quietly changed as the NFL decided to take advantage of its most unique venue.

      ''It's a tremendous, tremendous building, and I think it's something we all want to show off,'' said NFL senior vice president Jim Steeg, the man in charge of Super Bowl planning.

      Steeg said the roof will be closed for a pregame performance by Aerosmith, at the band's request, then will remain open for the rest of the evening as long as it's not rainy or too cold.

      The long-range forecast, subject to change, calls for Super Bowl Sunday to be sunny with a gametime temperature in the mid- to upper 50s.

      From: http://www.suntimes.com

  • Follow-up to the somewhat confusing post "Sweet Emotion Featured in New Movie"
      The Movie is called Starsky and Hutch and the soudtracks are the Miracle soundtrack and soon to be Starsky and Hutch soundtrack.

  • Joe Perry interview on Superbowl (DMAAT)
      (Jan. 22, 2004) -- Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and the rest of the band are gearing up for their pregame performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. Aerosmith got the 2003 season started at the NFL Kickoff Live event in Washington, D.C., and now it's also appropriate that the Boston natives will be on hand to see the New England Patriots face the Carolina Panthers for the NFL crown.

      SuperBowl.com caught up with Aerosmith's Joe Perry before the big game. Here's what he had to say:

      What is your favorite NFL team?

      New England Patriots. They are our hometown team and it's important to stay with your hometown team through thick and thin.

      Who is your favorite NFL player?

      Adam Vinatieri, because he kicks ass!

      If you were in the NFL, what position would you play?

      Owner . or relative of the owner.

      What do you enjoy most about football?

      It's fast and the tailgate parties are a blast!

      How often do you watch football (in person and on TV)? What do you like best about watching the game?

      Whenever the Patriots play or when the game directly affects their standing. The best part about watching a game is when a play goes down and you know everyone gave 110 percent.

      What was the best football game you ever saw?

      Two years ago, when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI as time expired.

      What is your earliest football memory (as a player or spectator)?

      Watching Joe Namath cream the Colts in Super Bowl III, barely able to walk off the field, then spend the night with five Playboy bunnies.

      From: http://www.superbowl.com (check out the site for pic)

  • MTV Superbowl Article (aerofanatic)
      Are you ready for some football? If your name is P. Diddy, Nelly or Kid Rock, the answer is "yes." While fans have to wait until Sunday to find out who'll play in this year's Super Bowl, they don't have to wait any longer to find out who'll play at halftime.

      The three will meet at the 50-yard line for the AOL Top Speed Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance, joining the previously announced Janet Jackson on February 1 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Aerosmith will headline the pre-game festivities, which will also include classical singer Josh Groban honoring the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia with his song "You Raise Me Up." Beyoncé, a Houston native, will kick off the event by singing the national anthem.

      The game will air on CBS, and MTV will produce the halftime show. In 2001 MTV produced the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, where the Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

      This will be both Nelly and Aerosmith's second time performing at the event. Both took part in the 2001 halftime show, which also featured performances by 'NSYNC along with special guests Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige

      From: http://www.mtv.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Reno NV at Lawlor Events Center (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Reno NV at Lawlor Events Center (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Caracas Venezuela at El Poliedro

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Charleston WV at Charleston Civic Center (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)



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City Boy - Young Men Gone West (1977)


News as of January 22, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1990 Aerosmith plays in east Rutherford NJ at Brendan Byrne Arena (Skid Row opens)

News as of January 21, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1979 Aerosmith plays in Lynn MA at the Harbour House

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Portland OR at Memorial Coliseum (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Rio de Janeiro Brazil at Apoteose Square

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Syracuse NY at Oncenter (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)


News as of January 20, 2004
  • Movie feat. Steven Tyler, Good Night Joseph Parker
      Steven Tyler will be starring in a film with Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Debi Mazar (Jungle Fever) and Richard Edson (Stranger than Paradise.) Go to www.GoodNightJosephParker.com for photos, a trailer, story, etc. there will be a Steven Tyler 'Blooper' video from the shoot up soon you can watch. The writer/director/producer and have been struggling with this independent film for years. it's been lawsuit after lawsuit, all of which the good guys won, thank God, so the premier is around the corner.

  • Sweet Emotion Featured in New Movie
      Sweet Emotion is being featured in Starsky and Hutch previews. Most likely to be the theme of the movie. Aerosmith has been on 2 big movie soundtracks so far, Aerosmith is getting a great start in 2004.

  • "A two-week Japan tour will reportedly follow the North American outing in July"!?
      Aerosmith Announces North American Tour
      Updated 14:19 PST Fri, Jan 16 2004
      Aerosmith has announced a 40-city North American tour in support of their 14th studio album, Honkin' On Bobo. Scheduled to kick off in the U.S. in March, the tour will hit cities in both the U.S. and Canada through June. Cheap Trick has been announced as the tour's special guest.
      Media giant Clear Channel Entertainment will promote and produce the tour, which promises to include plenty of hits from the band's three-decade-plus career, as well as material from the new album.
      In addition to the standard major cities, this year's outing will make stops in several secondary markets. A two-week Japan tour will reportedly follow the North American outing in July, although dates are still strictly TBA.
      The band's new tour comes on the heels of their co-headlining bill with KISS, which landed in Pollstar's top ten highest-grossing tours for 2003. In true road warrior style, Aerosmith has been touring steadily since 2001.

      From: http://www.pollstar.com

  • MTV Icon (DMAAT)
      According to MTV2 schedule MTV Icon Aerosmith will be on next Monday 26th at 11:00pm PST that is 2:00EST. Set your VCRs!!!!

  • Metal Sludge once again
      Not as nice this time though... ex-slaty dog bass player is interviewed.

      What rock star deserves a kick in the balls and why?

      Steven Tyler! C'mon dude, layoff the ballads, get drunk and record an album, then go to rehab before you tour!

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1980 Aerosmith plays in Portland ME at Cumberland County Civic Center

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Vancouver Canada at the Coliseum (Dokken opens)



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David Lee Roth - Eat 'em And Smile (1986)


News as of January 19, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith plays in New Haven CT at the Palace Theater (Mahavishnu Orchestra opens)

      1979 Chip Away the Stone debuts on the Billboard Charts

      1980 Aerosmith plays in Springfield MA at the Civic Center (Mother's Finest opens)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Spokane WA at Spokane Coliseum (The Divinyls open)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in San Francisco CA at The Cow Palace (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Santiago Chile at Estadio Nacional

      1995 Box of Fire is certified Gold

      1998 Aerosmith plays in State College PA at Bryce Jordan Center (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)


News as of January 18, 2004
  • US Weekly
      US Weekly January 19, 2004 Issue 466 (Britney on the cover) has a small picture of Steven in a bathing suit in the Bahamas.

      19JAN2004USWeeklyTyler.jpg

  • Saturday Night Live sketch
      A little follow-up on that Saturday Night Live sketch. The actual quote was more like "Dude, all your tapes are the same. You're like a terrorist version of Aerosmith." I don't know if that makes it funnier to some people, but I thought it'd be worth noting.

  • Metal Sludge mention again
      10 questions with unsigned band Pretty Suicide. Asked what they thought about Howard Stern, here's what they said!

      Howard Stern = I love how he thinks he invented everything and how he claims he was the first one to have all these cool ideas and then people steal his idea and make it popular. He's a genius in his own mind, and I actually believe him. The same thing happens to my band all the time; people steal our ideas and make them popular before we do. Like Aerosmith stole the Varga girl off the cover of our first album and used her on their concert posters and Guns N Roses stole the Pretty Suicide logo with the star and Japanese characters for Chinese Democracy.

  • Dream On Video
      There is a Dream On video on superbowl.com. A lot of it is taken from the NFL kick off thing back in Sept. They did add some football stuff for good measure. This is the link to the artical and you can find the video link under the picture.

      http://www.superbowl.com

  • Aero/CT Tour Dates Press Release (DMAAT)
      January 16, 2004 03:47 PM US Eastern Timezone
      Aerosmith Announces 2004 North American Tour

      BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2004--

      Band to Tour In Conjunction with Forthcoming Album Release Honkin' On Bobo

      Cheap Trick Announced as Special Guests!

      Aerosmith has announced a 40-city North American tour in support of their 14th studio album, Honkin' On Bobo. Scheduled to kick off in the US in March 2004, the tour will hit cities in both the US and Canada through June. Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading promoter and marketer of live entertainment, will promote and produce the tour. Cheap Trick has been announced as the tour's special guest.

      Universally renowned as America's premiere rock band, Aerosmith's tour promises to be nothing short of spectacular with the band performing classic hits from their 30+ year career, as well as new material from their upcoming album, Honkin' On Bobo. Aerosmith's 2004 arena tour comes on the heels of their co-headlining tour with Kiss, which received critical acclaim from both fans and critics alike, and was also one of 2003's top-grossing concert outings.

      Aerosmith also recently announced that they will headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Sunday, February 1st. Aerosmith opened the NFL season with a performance in Washington, D.C. at "NFL Kickoff Live," will perform in the finale of the pre-game show featuring a tribute to NASA.

      With over 20 album releases and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Aerosmith continues to be one of the most enduring and exciting forces in American rock music today. The band - Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) - has obliterated the generation gap and has also spearheaded some of the most important trends in pop music with each new release-- from groundbreaking early 70's heavy metal to the invention of the power-ballad to the first fusion of rock and hip hop. Their new album, Honkin' On Bobo, will hit record stores in spring 2004.

      Aerosmith 2004 tour dates are as follows:

      Thursday, March 11 Lubbock, TX
      Saturday, March 13 El Paso, TX
      Monday, March 15 Hidalgo, TX
      Wednesday, March 17 Laredo, TX
      Friday, March 19 Little Rock, AR
      Sunday, March 21 Bossier City, LA
      Tuesday, March 23 Tupelo, MS
      Thursday, March 25 Lafayette, LA
      Saturday, March 27 Biloxi, MS
      Monday, March 29 Pensacola, FL
      Thursday, April 1 Tallahassee, FL
      Saturday, April 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Monday, April 5 Orlando, FL
      Wednesday, April 7 Columbia, SC
      Friday, April 9 Atlanta, GA
      Wednesday, April 14 Philadelphia, PA
      Friday, April 16 Dayton, OH
      Sunday, April 18 Quebec City, QC
      Tuesday, April 20 Montreal, QC
      Thursday, April 22 Hamilton, ON
      Saturday, April 24 Green Bay, WI
      Tuesday, May 4 Ames, IA
      Thursday, May 6 Peoria, IL
      Saturday, May 8 Madison, WI
      Monday, May 10 Evansville, IN
      Wednesday, May 12 Sioux City, IA
      Friday, May 14 Winnipeg, MB
      Sunday, May 16 Saskatoon, SK
      Tuesday, May 18 Edmonton, AB
      Thursday, May 20 Calgary, AB
      Saturday, May 22 Portland, OR
      Monday, May 24 Boise, ID
      Wednesday, June 2 Dallas, TX
      Friday, June 4 Houston, TX
      Sunday, June 6 Birmingham, AL
      Tuesday, June 8 Indianapolis, IN
      Wednesday, June 9 Buffalo, NY
      Saturday, June 12 Atlantic City, NJ
      Monday, June 14 Scranton, PA
      Wednesday, June 16 Virginia Beach, VA
      Friday, June 18 Pittsburgh, PA
      Sunday, June 20 Holmdel, NJ
      Tuesday, June 22 Long Island, NY
      Thursday, June 24 Boston, MA
      Saturday, June 26 Hershey, PA
      Monday, June 28 Cleveland, OH
      (a) Itinerary subject to change

      From: http://home.businesswire.com

  • Dates w/Venues From Pollstar (DMAAT)
      Appearing with "Super Bowl Pre-Game Show"
      Sun 02/01/04 Houston, TX Reliant Stadium @ Reliant Park

      Thu 03/11/04 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena

      Sat 03/13/04 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center

      Mon 03/15/04 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena

      Wed 03/17/04 Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center

      Fri 03/19/04 North Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena

      Sun 03/21/04 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center

      Tue 03/23/04 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South Center

      Thu 03/25/04 Lafayette, LA Cajundome

      Sat 03/27/04 Biloxi, MS Miss. Coast Coliseum

      Mon 03/29/04 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center

      Thu 04/01/04 Tallahassee, FL Leon Co. Civic Ctr.

      Sat 04/03/04 Sunrise, FL Office Depot Center

      Mon 04/05/04 Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Centre

      Wed 04/07/04 Columbia, SC Colonial Center

      Fri 04/09/04 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

      Wed 04/14/04 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

      Fri 04/16/04 Dayton, OH Ervin J. Nutter Center

      Sun 04/18/04 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi

      Tue 04/20/04 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

      Thu 04/22/04 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum

      Sat 04/24/04 Green Bay, WI Resch Center

      Tue 05/04/04 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum

      Thu 05/06/04 Peoria, IL Civic Center Arena

      Sat 05/08/04 Madison, WI Kohl Center

      Mon 05/10/04 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium

      Wed 05/12/04 Sioux City, IA Tyson IBP Events Center

      Fri 05/14/04 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Arena

      Sun 05/16/04 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Place

      Tue 05/18/04 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

      Thu 05/20/04 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

      Sat 05/22/04 Portland, OR Rose Garden Amph.

      Mon 05/24/04 Nampa, ID Idaho Center

      Wed 06/02/04 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre

      Fri 06/04/04 The Woodlands, TX C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

      Sun 06/06/04 Birmingham, AL TBA

      Tue 06/08/04 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

      Thu 06/10/04 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.

      Sat 06/12/04 Atlantic City, NJ TBA

      Mon 06/14/04 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain Amphitheater

      Wed 06/16/04 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp.

      Fri 06/18/04 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake

      Sun 06/20/04 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th.

      Tue 06/22/04 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

      Thu 06/24/04 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center

      Sat 06/26/04 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

      Mon 06/28/04 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

      From: http://www.pollstar.com

  • In the spirit of... (DMAAT)

  • The Darkness
      The Darkness, the UK retro-rock band with the hit "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"... They mentioned Aerosmith as one of their influences (incl. AC/DC and Queen) when they were featured in the show The Music Room over CNN..



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Thin Lizzy - Thunder And Lightning (1983)


News as of January 15, 2004
  • More UNconfirmed Dates (DMAAT)
      AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK: More Unconfirmed Dates Leaked - Jan. 14, 2004

      More unconfirmed dates have been leaked for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in March. They are as follows:

      Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
      Apr. 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
      Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
      Apr. 22 - Hamilton, ONT @ Copps Coliseum
      May 06 - Souix City, IA @ TBA

      Tickets for the Hamilton show are priced at $89 (Canadian) and go on sale January 24.

      AEROSMITH will be touring behind their much-anticipated blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo", tentatively due in March. The disc will feature classic blues songs by MUDDY WATERS, FISHER/HOPKINS, BLIND WILLIE MCTELL and others done AEROSMITH-style, and a few originals, including "Into the Grind". CHEAP TRICK will be supporting their 2003 album, "Special One". Both discs were produced by Jack Douglas, who has worked on and off with both bands since the '70s.

      From: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com

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

      Regarding the date for Copps Coliseum, located in Hamilton.. (www.hecfi.on.ca)...

      This has caused some confusion, ticketmaster.ca had occurence of Aerosmith on the website, and taking a look at the listings for Copps Coliseum, there is an event listed for 04/24/04 at Copps Coliseum but it isn't Aersomith. It is for HSBC STARS ON ICE PRESENTED BY DANONE

      Now found out something today, that the show is April 22 NOT the 24th...

      The Hamilton date IS confirmed. The events manager said with all the events he got told the other day he got it mixed up... he just got back from an events meeting, and he was given so many dates of up coming shows, that he got the 2 mixed up.

      So it IS April 22, 2004. Tickets go on sale Jan 24th.

  • Brief Aero mention in the Sludge (again)
      Metal Sludge did interview with Lita Ford (80s rock pinup, who had a top ten hit with Ozzy Osbourne and went out with Nikki Sixx) and she bigged up Aerosmith's version of Spiderman...

      What exactly do you listen to musically these days? Anything get you excited?
      Me and my boys listen to a lot of kid movie soundtracks. Aerosmiths version of Spiderman is awesome, Bryan Adams soundtrack on Spirit is cool, also Phil Collins kicks ass on Tarzan. There's so many more. Have you heard the girls on Hercules? They are killer.

  • Weird AF1 contest (DMAAT)
      Nice they supposedly entered all AF1 members automatically, but then who is the entry page for?? LOL

      ----

      AERO FORCE ONE SUPER BOWL XXXVIII SWEEPSTAKES
      AF1 has cooked up something tasty to get fans in the mood for 2004 when AEROSMITH KICKS IT UP A NOTCH with the release of HONKIN' ON BOBO and a SPRING TOUR.

      How about a Trip for Two to Super Bowl XXXVIII including airfare and hotel accommodations! We're also offering another dozen 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes including autographed football memorabilia and NFL DVD's.

      DON'T EVEN LIFT A FINGER. Subscribers of this newsletter and current members of AF1 have automatically been entered (SWEET, huh?).

      For Entry Details, Prize Descriptions and Rules GO HERE.

      NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.



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Budgie - An Ecstasy Of Fumbling: The Definitive Anthology (1971-1982)


News as of January 14, 2004
  • MTV's Movie House
      AeroForce Michael writes:

      I was watching MTV yesterday and saw one of their 567 non-music shows called "Movie House." Jennifer Aniston was on promoting her new movie with Ben Stiller called "Along Came Polly." She took some question from fans and one was "What Rock band would you like to tour with?" She said Aerosmith because she's a die hard fan.

      Of course this gave MTV a chance, like always, to show clips of Steven in the "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" video. No wonder they don't play that song live that much any longer. The boys must be sick to death of hearing it and seeing it on TV.

  • Tour dates
      04-14-04 Philadelphia, Pa: Wachovia Center.

      04-24-04 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
      Cheap Trick is opening. Tickets are $89 (Canadian) and go on sale Jan 24th.

      Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will hit the road in late March until June.

  • Aerosmith Buys A Cheap Trick (DMAAT)
      (01/09/04) -- Now this is a cool freaking tour. Aerosmith will be teaming up with fellow 70's rockers Cheap Trick for a North American trek beginning in April. Thus far there are only three confirmed dates, including one in Quebec City and Souix City. Aerosmith will be touring in support of their upcoming blues album Honkin' on Bobo, due in March. The album will feature classic blues numbers by Muddy Waters, Blind Willie McTell and more. If you happened to catch the Boston rockers rip through some of these blues numbers at the Forum show last month, then you know that this tour is going to rock.

      From: http://www.arrowfm.com

  • Aerosmith To Play Ball (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith To Play Ball

      Aerosmith has been added to the Superbowl. The supergroup will headline the pre-game show at Reliant Stadium in Houston on February 1.

      In a statement, lead singer Steven Tyler said "the Super Bowl is Rock and Roll! It's sexy, it's slammin', it's precision, it's passion and pure energy. That's 'Sweet Emotion' to me."

      Guitarist Joe Perry added "We're proud to be part of this historical event. Rock n' roll and football, two uniquely American forms of entertainment, teamed up make for one hell of a blockbuster event."

      This will be the second time only the Superbowl has played in Houston. The first time was 30 years ago.

      Superbowl XXXVIII will also feature a half-time performance by Janet Jackson as well as Beyonce singing the National Anthem.

      From: http://www.undercover.com.au

  • Another Blurb (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith. New Album, New Tour, and Super Bowl XXXVIII
      January 13th, 2004

      Aerosmith will kick off another year on no less than a world stage. The band will headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 1st.

      The band also has plans for their next release entitled Honkin' On Bobo. The album is expected to hit shelves this spring. Tyler, Perry, and company will then head off on a US tour in support of the new album.

      Super Bowl XXXVIII will be televised on CBS. Game time is 6 p.m. EST/5 p.m. CST/3 p.m. PST.

      From: http://www.rockrage.com

  • Press Release: NFL (aerofanatic)
      Rock and Roll Kings Aerosmith to Headline Super Bowl XXXVIII Pregame Show
      Tuesday January 13, 3:25 pm ET

      NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- America's premier rock 'n roll band, Aerosmith, will headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 1, the NFL announced today.
      Super Bowl XXXVIII will be televised by CBS to an expected 130 million viewers in the United States and a potential worldwide audience of 1 billion viewers. The Super Bowl is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event. Game time is 6 p.m. EST/5 p.m. CST/3 p.m. PST.

      Said Steven Tyler, "The Super Bowl is Rock and Roll! It's sexy, it's slammin', it's precision, it's passion and pure energy. That's Sweet Emotion to me."

      Houston will be home to the Super Bowl for the second time in history, the first coming 30 years ago. The festivities kick off with a show entitled "Welcome to Houston -- The Spirit of Texas" spotlighting the spirit, hospitality and unity of the great city of Houston and the state of Texas.

      Bob Best of Best Productions in Tampa, Fla. will executive produce his 20th pre-game show for the NFL. Michael T. Fiur will be the producer of the show.

      Aerosmith, who opened the NFL season with a performance in Washington, D.C. at "NFL Kickoff Live," will perform in the finale of the pre-game show featuring a tribute to NASA. Additional performers featuring diverse musical talents will be announced soon.

      "We're proud to be part of this historical event," said Aerosmith's Joe Perry. "Rock n' roll and football, two uniquely American forms of entertainment, teamed up make for one hell of a blockbuster event."

      In their nearly four-decade career, Aerosmith has achieved tremendous critical acclaim and commercial success with over 20 album releases and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide. The band, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums), has spearheaded some of the most important trends in pop music -- from groundbreaking early 70's heavy metal to the invention of the power-ballad to the first fusion of rock and hip hop -- and continues to obliterate the generation gap, making them the most enduring, and continuously exciting, force in American rock music. Aerosmith has earned an array of accolades, including Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and an Academy Award nomination in 1998.

      Aerosmith recently concluded a U.S. concert tour with Kiss, which was one of 2003's top grossing tours, and plans to release a new album entitled "Honkin' On Bobo" (Columbia Records) this spring. The band will commence a US tour in the support of the album in March 2004.

      Aerosmith headlined the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime show with *NSYNC in Tampa, FL in 2001.

      CONTACTS:
      NFL
      Brian McCarthy, NFL, 212-450-2069
      Steve Brener / Lara Potter, Brener Zwikel & Associates, 818-344-6195, ext. 103/122

      CBS SPORTS
      LeslieAnne Wade, CBS Television, 212-975-5171

      AEROSMITH
      Carleen Donovan, KSA Publicity, 212-582-5400

      From: http://biz.yahoo.com

  • Mia Tyler



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Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog (1991)


News as of January 13, 2004
  • Terry Hamilton Does Vagina Monologues for Second Step (DMAAT)
      Public monologue
      Prominent area women stage 'Vagina' production
      By Donovan Slack, Globe Correspondent, 1/12/2004

      It wasn't the typical political speech, pleading for legislative funding or stumping for votes in an upcoming election. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral was clearly nervous, shifting her 6-foot frame from side to side as she blurted out the words yesterday in a small Cambridge studio.

      "I looked up and he slapped me, my husband," she deadpanned. "Not a blast that knocks your eyes blue. That came later. It was a smack, a hard, domestic smack."

      Cabral is not abused. In fact, she's not even married. But she is playing the role of an abused wife in an upcoming production of "The Vagina Monologues" featuring many prominent Boston-area women. Hoping to raise at least $150,000 for The Second Step, a local nonprofit agency that provides transitional assistance to survivors of domestic violence, Cabral is joined in the play by Terry Hamilton, wife of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton; and Patti Kraft, wife of New England Patriots Vice Chairman Jonathan Kraft. The performance, scheduled for Feb. 5 at the John Hancock Hall, will be the first in Boston under playwright Eve Ensler's V-Day campaign, which urges communities around the world to perform her play on or near Valentine's Day to raise money and shed light on violence against women. Organizers said Boston is the only major US city that has yet to participate in the campaign.

      But it was not an easy task, signing up the 25 or so castmembers in Boston, all women with high-profile public images. The edgy monologues, written by Ensler and designed to empower women, are said to contain the word "vagina" more than 100 times. There is a scene with a 72-year-old virgin, who talks about why she never had sex. There are rape victims, recounting sordid tales in chilling detail.

      "There were some people who thought this was a little too edgy," said Ruth Dzau, president of the board for The Second Step.

      But Cabral, who is running for election to a second term this fall, said she signed up immediately and "never gave it a second thought." The former prosecutor once specialized in domestic abuse cases. And she has never been shy about making potentially unpopular decisions. Six months after being appointed sheriff, Cabral felt she wasn't getting enough support from the Republican party. So she switched parties and became a Democrat.

      "I don't like the paralysis that sets in when people are afraid they might offend someone," she said in before yesterday's rehearsal. "I consider this art. You can spend your whole life trying to avoid things you think might be offensive, but that's a fool's errand."

      Marjorie O'Neill Clapprood, a former state representative, radio talk-show host, and one-time candidate for lieutenant governor, is scheduled to star in per haps the most famous scene, in which the character repeatedly screams a four-letter vulgarity in the hope of "reclaiming" the word. State Representative Marie St. Fleur will play an abused woman, and Susan Wornick, anchor and consumer reporter for WCVB Channel 5, will recite Massachusetts "vagina facts."

      The facts, interspersed with the scenes of monologues, include tidbits such as: Homicide is the No. 1 killer of new mothers in the state. Between the time they become pregnant and when their babies turn 1, mothers are more likely to be murdered than die from any other cause.

      "This is such a statement," Wornick said of the Boston "Monologues" production, for which tickets will range from $150 to $350. "It's an important statement that does so many things at one time, the most important of which is educate."

      As cast members gathered to rehearse yesterday in a dance studio in Cambridge, some munching on cookies and brownies, a nervous energy filled the room. Here were some of the most powerful women in the state -- investment bankers, lawyers, a Harvard professor -- all talking about a normally taboo topic as if they were reciting their grocery lists.

      As Kraft, Hamilton, and author Barbara Helfgott Hyett rehearsed the opening scene yesterday, the three began recounting slang words for vagina, and ultimately sent fellow cast members into a fit of nervous laughter.

      For Hamilton, who usually likes to leave the performing to her husband, the hardest part was not saying the words, but standing up in front of people in the first place. "Once I get up there, I'll say anything," she said in an interview later. "It's getting up there that's the hard part."

      For Kraft, a retired lawyer and stay-at-home mother of three who has refused to utter the "S-word" (Super Bowl) since the Patriots made the playoffs, the monologues have challenged her normally shy tendencies.

      "It's scary," Kraft said. "I'm just so amazed at the bravery of these women because these parts are so tough, to get up in front of your peers and say these things."

      From: http://www.boston.com

  • Another album update (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith is finishing up work on the blues album Honkin' on Bobo. The group had completed the disc before hitting the road with KISS last August, but guitarist Joe Perry says, "There are some songs that I think probably aren't as good as some of the others...Not that they were played wrong...they just didn't match up to the level of some of the others." Perry adds that this is the first time the band has ever finished an album, put it on the shelf, and gone back to it months later. Aerosmith will hit the road in late March with special guest Cheap Trick. Honkin' on Bobo will be stores in April.

      From: http://www.qfm96.com

  • Guitar World - Ask Joe Perry A Question (DMAAT)
      Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy—you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world's greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest and funniest questions will be used and the authors will be rewarded with more than just pride and fame. The author of each letter we publish will receive one box of D'Addario .009 electric guitar strings.Be sure to include your name and contact info.Email: Use the links to the right to send your question via email.Mail: Guitar World, Dear Guitar Hero, 1560 Broadway 10th Floor, New York, NY 10036

      Link on site for Joe yields:

      Email address: dearguitarhero@guitarworld.com
      Subject for email: Dear Guitar Hero: Joe Perry

      From: http://guitarworld.com

  • Tony Perry ready to rock biz side of music (DMAAT)
      That Guitar World cover with Joe and Page on the cover s/b pretty cool! One song for the pre-game it sounds like. Read on....(pic of Tony at end)

      Aero-kid Perry ready to rock biz side of music
      By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Tuesday, January 13, 2004

      Hunky rock 'n' roll progeny Tony Perry wails on guitar, plays bass and can handle the violin ``a little'' when he sits in with a local garage band. Which ain't such a bad beginning for Aerosmith axman Joe Perry's kid!

      But the home-schooled hottie, 17, is taking a pass on being a rock star. He's got his sights set on music school, maybe owning a record company and producing bands.

      Tony does gets a shot at another one of his interests - modeling - in next month's music-centric issue of Teen Vogue with a host of rocker offspring like Rolling Stone Ron Wood's kid, Jesse, Lenny Kravitz's cousin Ruckus and Austin Cregg, whose dad is Huey Lewis. The issue hits the streets today.

      Now when queried about the Teen Vogue coming out party, young Perry - who gets his blonde and blue-eyed looks from his mom, Billie - is rather nonchalant.

      But Dad couldn't wait to tell us modeling mavens at Wilhelmina already have their sights set on his son. Which will make it so easy for Joe to keep in touch with Mama Kin!

      And speaking of Perry, Joe told the Track Aerosmith hasn't decided what they're going to play during the pregame tribute to NASA show at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

      "We've been rehearsing a bunch of stuff,'' he said. ``But we're only going to play one song. We'll probably take a vote and we might even do something off the new album.''

      That would be the band's new blues collection which, at the moment, is called ``Honkin' On Bobo.'' Perry, who tailgated with his kids before the Patriots-Titans game the other night in his deluxe, whale-sized rock 'n' roll tour bus, was Cryin' because he won't be at Sunday's AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. He's got to fly to L.A. to pose for the cover of Guitar World with Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page.

      But Perry said he'll be back in time to bring the bus to Houston for the Big Game.

      The Silver Line-sized beast is tricked out with a leopard-print interior, giant retractable plasma-screen TV, cappuccino maker, sleeping quarters for six and gets a whopping eight miles to the gallon.

      Oh Yeah!

      TONY PIC
      CAPTION: Aerosmith axman Joe Perry's 17-year-old son, Tony is featured in Teen Vogue's music-centric February issue, which hits newsstands today. (Herald photo courtesy Thomas Schenk/Teen Vogue)

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com



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Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti (1979)


News as of January 12, 2004
  • Saturday Night Live (DMAAT)
      I laughed - but it wasn't funny. Well, it was, but it wasn't. Last night on SNL they did a full ten minute sketch where Osama Bin Laden (Jimmy Fallon) and Sadaam Hussein (Horatio Sanz - I know I just butchered both names!) called each other on the phone and talked. The sketch was basically an excuse to give both actors a chance to run wild on screen, which they do really well. Anyway, Sadaam mentioned that he didn't like Osama's video tapes because "The are all the same - It's like Aerosmith - same damn songs, different album". Then Osama says, "Hey, I like Dude Looks Like A Lady" and Sadaam says "Ahh - So you like Dudes that look like ladys, huh?" And it went down hill from there. It was funny, but, like I said, it wasn't.

      Rhianna



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News as of January 11, 2004
  • Much More Music's Power Hour Top 10 Frontmen of All Time
      Saturday Jan 10,
      Last night on Much More Music's Power Hour Top 10 Frontmen of All Time, Steven Tyler was voted #1. He was followed by Ozzy, Hetfield, Axl, and Bon Jovi too. After the list "Dude Looks like a Lady" shown. It was voted on by fans, not the station.

  • Recent Joe and Steven Sightings (DMAAT)
      Celebs have frosty football fun down Pat
      By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Sunday, January 11, 2004

      Forget the frozen toes, blue lips and hat head! Everybody who was anybody was ready for some football at Gillette Stadium last night where the New England Patriots toppled the Tennessee Titans, 17-14, for the chance to go to Super Bowl XXXVIII.

      Aerosmith axman Joe Perry - one of the Super Bowl pregame entertainers - pulled up in his tour bus with his three sons, Aaron, Tony and Roman, whipped out the Webers and was slapping his Boneyard Brew hot sauce on his grilled grub while tailgating before the game.

      ``It is after all, the unofficial hot sauce of the New England Patriots, ya know,'' Joe told the Track.
      Ah, no. But who wouldn't be down with anything hot last night???
      ``We're going all the way,'' the Crazy rocker rah-rahed.

      Picture: TonyRomanAaronJoe.jpg

      From: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com

      And...Steven and company spotted at Worcester event (clear channel motorsports - FMX) on Friday. Here's a pic:

      tyler_fullsize.jpg

  • AF1 Refund Info Per Fattom
      By posting this, I am in no way encouraging fans to file or not file..just passing on relative "news":

      POSTED BY FATTOM ON AF1 BOARD
      Do you need to apply for a refund? No you don't, and here is why. We have already pettitioned the court to get all of the refunds done. Can you file for a refund with the court? Yes you can. I just wanted to let you know what is going on at my end here. We are hoping to have all of the refunds done within the next 2 weeks. An email will be going out some time next week with all of the information.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com



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News as of January 9, 2004
  • 2 more dates!!
      04-17-04: Montreal, Canada: Bell Centre.
      05-06-04: Sioux City, Iowa (New Arena)

      stay tuned to dino! more dates coming! deanschiada 24 yr member aeroforceone!!

  • Now It Can Be Told... (aerofanatic)
      Cheap Trick will be opening for Aerosmith in the coming months. Starting in March, the tour will extend thru June. Aerosmith will be touring behind their upcoming blues inspired album, titled "Honkin On Bobo". Cheap Trick will be touring behind their latest album.

      Maybe ties between the 2 bands; most recently being Jack Douglas. He produced both of the bands' latest projects...

  • Tour News - MTV.com (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will hit the road together starting in March and running through June. The only announced show is April 18 in Quebec, but more dates will be announced soon. Aerosmith will be touring behind their upcoming blues record, tentatively titled Honking on Bobo, and Cheap Trick will be supporting their 2003 album, Special One. Both discs were produced by Jack Douglas, who has worked on and off with both bands since the '70s. ..

      From: http://www.mtv.com

  • Cash and glory offered in Aerosmith album cover contest (DMAAT)
      Saw this link posted on AF1 board....contest is over now. I guess this is for real..if so..s/b interesting to see who wins and if it gets used.

      Cash and glory offered in Aerosmith album cover contest

      The last time Aerosmith contacted MIT was in 1992, to offer financial rescue to the List Visual Arts Center’s controversial exhibition that had lost its funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      Boston’s bad boys of rock are back—inviting MIT students to enter a contest to design their next album cover. Along with prestige, glory and an album credit, the winning entry will receive $3,500 for the student and $3,500 for the Institute.

      The recording, titled “Honkin’ on Bobo,” is described as “down, dirty and heavily blues influenced.”

      Only a select number of Boston-area schools have been invited to participate. Entries must be submitted to the Office of the Arts (Room E15-205) by Monday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. The Office of the Arts will be closed along with the rest of the Institute from Dec. 25 to Jan. 4, so students are advised to stop by before the holidays to pick up the legal forms. E-mail nbozard@mit.edu for competition details and paperwork that must be submitted.

      From: http://web.mit.edu

  • Chapter 11 Definition (DMAAT)
      Thought I'd post this here. Also posted on AF1 because I saw too many people "guessing" as to what Chapter 11 is vs. other bankruptcies. This is just meant as a general description and each case is individual. As I stated before, it's often the case that creditors are paid less than 100% of the amount they are owed.

      Chapter 11, entitled Reorganization, ordinarily is used by commercial enterprises that desire to continue operating a business and repay creditors concurrently through a court-approved plan of reorganization. The chapter 11 debtor has the exclusive right to file a plan of reorganization for the first 120 days after the order of relief and must provide creditors with a disclosure statement containing information adequate to enable creditors to evaluate the plan. The court ultimately approves (confirms) or disapproves the plan of reorganization. Under the confirmed plan, the debtor can reduce its debts by repaying a portion of its obligations and discharging others. The debtor can also terminate burdensome contracts and leases, recover assets, and re-scale its operations in order to return to profitability. Under chapter 11, the debtor normally goes through a period of consolidation and emerges with a reduced debt load and a reorganized business.

      Chaper 11 - Reorganization
      Chapter 7 - Liquidation
      Chapter 9 - Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality
      Chapter 12 - Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer with Regular Annual Income
      Chapter 13 - Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income

      From: http://www.uscourts.gov



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Kingdom Come - Kingdom Come (1988)


News as of January 8, 2004
  • E! Online.. Gossip..Steven Tyler
      In "The Awful Truth" column by Ted Casablanca at E! Online:

      ___________________________
      The Money-Money Eyes Have it...

      Steven Tyler, chatting up everyone in sight while picking out his rocker gear with his marital-unit, Teresa Barrick. And lemme tell ya, she's def the one who decides what pants the Aerosmith dude is gonna wear. Far from suffering from the usual celebrity "don't talk to me" mode, S.T. blathered on to every single person who even looked in his direction. Maybe he was nervous since they were shopping in the women's department?

      From: www.eonline.com

  • Guitar World Teaser (DMAAT)
      Rock This Way
      By Joe Perry & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith

      SWEET DREAMS
      How to play "Dream On," part one.

      JOE PERRY Of all the songs in our catalog, "Dream On" probably has the most stories history. It's one of the first songs Stevven [Tyler] brought to the band, pounding it out at the piano in our communal living space at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The truth is that Steven had already been fooling with the song for a few years at that point.
      Many of the guitar parts Brad and I play came from the figures and chord voicings Steven originally played on the piano. FIGURE 1 iuulstrates the iintro to "Dream On." I play the guitar part that's heard on the recording (Gtr. 1 part) and Brad play a part (Gtr. 2) that emulates Steven's piano part. (Steven just sings the song when we perform it live.)

      To read the rest of this column and to see its accompanying music and TAB, please pick up the January 2004 issue of Guitar World, on sale now.

      From: http://www.guitarworld.com



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The Flower Kings - Startdust We Are (1997)


News as of January 7, 2004
  • Tour dates
      Alissa854 reports:

      Aerosmith / Cheap Trick
      04-18-04
      Quebec City, Canada
      on sale 10am 1-24-04.

      04-22-04
      Hamilto, Ontario, Copps Coliuseum.

      The blues tour is set to be in the states from April-June then to japan for the next leg. Canada is included during the april leg of the tour.

      Dino

  • JB News From The Road Update (DMAAT)
      1/6/04
      They Said It Couldn't Happen

      On Tuesday, December 16th the guys had a photo shoot with legendary photographer Ross Halfin in Los Angeles. Ross took shots for the new album that should be released in the early part of 2004. The guys spent all of the day and most of the night at a studio right off Melrose in Hollywood and at one point Ross had them outside taking shot after shot right out on the street in front of the studio. It was a really cool session and should be great to see in the near future.

      On the next day it seems like all the guys went out Christmas shopping. Joe went to the Diesel store in the Beverly Center looking for clothes for his sons. Steven was out and about in Beverly Hills. After a day of shopping Joe went out to dinner with Ross at a sushi restaurant near our hotel. Looks like Ross has something planned next week for Joe with one of his buddies. I will keep you posted on that.

      Thursday the guys blew the roof off of the old Forum. The band has played here many times. A lot of guys from other bands were in attendance such as Billy Duffy from the Cult, Bruce Kulick from KISS, some Skid Row guys and up and coming rocker John Mayer. Joe again joined KISS for "Strutter." It's scary because he looked way to comfortable in those 7 Inch leather heels.

      After the show Steven, Tom and Joey headed over to Russ Irwin's house in the hills for an after show bash. Tommy Thayer from KISS was there along with Paul McCartney side man Brian Ray and jewelry designer Loree Rodkin .

      After a well deserved day off on Friday the guys put a fork in the tour of the Summer/Fall. I remember someone telling me last April that the word on the street was that these two mega bands with mega egos won't make it past 3 shows before sparks would fly and we ain't talking pyro here. Well, 60 some odd shows later and it looked like they could go on for 60 more.

      After the Fresno show both bands jumped on their jets and headed home. KISS with Russ Irwin along for the ride took the 45 minute flight back to Los Angeles while the rest of us flew 5 hours back east to cooler climates.

      After Christmas some of the guys took a little time off. Steven and family went to the Bahamas while Tom and Joey will head to Florida. Joe spent a very cold windy afternoon rooting the New England Patriots on in their last regular season home game against The Buffalo Bills on Dec. 27th. Joe hung out in the Parking lot with all 4 of his sons and BBQ'd every kind of meat you could think of before the game. Who said these guys were vegetarians?

      Hopefully the Patriots will still be playing when the guys head off to Houston later this month.

      It looks like the band will take another week off and then put all their energy into making 2004 a year you won't forget. Look for an appearance at The 2004 Super Bowl, a brand new record, a tour that will take them all across the US/Canada and Japan and that's just the start.

      See you all soon!

      John B.

  • "I met Jimmy Crespo"
      Matt writes:

      I met Jimmy Crespo on Saturday January 2nd in Las Vegas. He's in Jimmy Hopper's (the Vegas Lounge singer) band at the Fontana room at the Bellagio. Actually I saw him in the bathroom first and thought, "that looks an awful lot like Jimmy Crespo" And it was. They did covers of Creed, Alanis Morissette, Avril Levigne, etc. We got the host to ask him to come by our table after the show and he did. What a nice guy! I got an autograph and a picture. He said he was a little burned out on touring and is enjoying playing in the same place for a while. I asked when he would be breaking out the "Jailbait" or "Bolivian Ragamuffin", but he said since it's a lounge they don't really get a chance to rock. Just popular covers. He said they occasionally play Sweet E.

      -Matt-



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Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are (1973)


News as of January 6, 2004
  • Download Festival Rumors - June 2004 (DMAAT)
      Download Festival Rumours
      02 Jan 2004

      As the new year kicks in, the rumour mill is rife with who will be appearing at this year's annual Download Festival.

      Slipknot, Metallica, Aerosmith, Kiss, A Perfect Circle, Machine Head, Avenged Sevenfold and even AC/DC are all rumoured to be appearing at the Download II, which itself is rumoured to be taking place in Glasgow on 2nd June and at Castle Donington on 6th June.

      The festival's organisers, Clear Channel, are yet to release an official statement detailing exactly who will be playing, where Download will be taking place and when, so stay tuned to Metal Hammer.co.uk!

      From: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk

  • Whitford and Tyler Charities (DMAAT)
      12/28/03 - Whitford & Tyler each join-in on Celebrity Charity Projects

      MTV RADIO NETWORK: HOLLYWOOD AND ROCKERS SING FOR CHIRLSDREN'S CHARITIES
      Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has joined Deborah Harry, Samuel L. Jackson, Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and others for the Disney album A World of Happiness, due February 2nd. They’re singing about lessons for kids, like being polite, learning from others and friendship. Farrell and Harry are together on the track “The Patience Bossa”, one of two songs the Blondie singer performs. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from the sale of A World of Happiness will be donated to children’s charities chosen by each of the performers on the album. Others who’ve participated include Lisa Loeb, Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, and Magic Johnson.

      BOSTON HEARALD: TYLER, NOMAR on MENIO LITERACY CD
      Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler adds his inimitable special effects in his reading of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra lends his voice to “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” They’re just some of the local celebrities heard on a children’s compact disc, to be released today by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his citywide ReadBoston Literacy initiative. ReadBoston has printed 1,200 CDs, which will sell for $8 each at Newbury Comics stores, Roslindale Village Books, Rooche Brothers and Curious George Goes to Wordsworth Stores. All services were donated, and all proceeds benefit ReadBoston, executive director Theresa Lynn said. Others featured on the CD include Menino’s wife, Angela, U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Joey McIntyre and Barry and Eliot Tatelman of Jordan’s Furniture fame. – Greg Gatlin.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Fansrule has added more... (DMAAT)
      FR has added more about this to their website explanation including how they are talking to their current roster to keep them all and going to get new artists as well. Read on...(the first part is somewhat of a repeat of what I posted earlier but I believe the artist part has since been added)


      FansRULE has filed for Chapter 11 under the Federal Bankruptcy Court. This is a procedure which allows a company to reorganize under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court system.

      Since our filing, many of you have already enjoyed events held in New York, Washington, Manchester and Boston, to name a few. Tickets for all events have been shipped. Merchandise has also been shipped, or is in the process of being shipped. This restructuring will allow us to deliver all our services on a more timely basis. We have seen across the board improvement in all delivery services since the filing.

      FansRULE continues to operate as a business. We have taken this action to better serve and protect our commitments to fans, artists, artist management groups and employees. This is a reorganization to help strengthen the company in doing business and ensure that FansRULE continues to operate and grow. We are looking forward to a great year.

      What Does this Chapter 11 Filing Mean for Me?

      I've placed a ticket or merchandise order. When can I expect it?
      Tickets for all events -- across all clubs -- have been shipped and should already have been received. Merchandise has also been shipped, or is in the process of being shipped. This restructuring is allowing us to ship all orders in a more timely manner.


      I'm owed a refund. When can I expect it?
      The Court appointed Trustee is working with FansRULE to satisfy all refund obligations. We cannot promise an exact date to expect refunds as there are procedural rules that must be followed. We are moving as rapidly as we can and apologize for the prolonged wait some of you are experiencing.

      Should I renew my membership?
      Absolutely. You can expect 2004 to be a great year. Since filing for reorganization, delivery of our services has already improved. Taking this step has allowed FansRULE to become a much stronger organization.

      Is my favorite artist going to remain with FansRULE?
      We have had discussions with our existing artists and have received their support. We are making plans for future events now and have some exciting events in the works. We also expect to continue to add big-name performers to our roster in the coming months. We are extremely optimistic that the steps we have recently taken will result in a much stronger business, enhanced concert experiences/programs and in better overall service to you and our clients.

      What other steps are you taking to improve FansRULE?
      We're signing new and major musical artists. We've strengthened our management team with new, experienced business managers. We continue to enhance key operational areas. We are improving our technology with more sophisticated systems to ensure timely and accurate delivery of services.

      What happens next?
      FansRULE is working with the federal court. We expect to emerge from reorganization by early Spring.

      I have more questions or concerns. How do I contact you?
      Please send comments, suggestions or questions to us at questions@fansrule.com. You are important to us, and we would be grateful for any and all ideas that make for a better fan experience.

  • Client Roster Comparison FA/FR (DMAAT)
      Fan Asylum

      Melissa Etheridge
      Matchbox Twenty
      Dave Koz
      Rolling Stones
      David Bowie
      Simon & Garfunkel
      Eric Clapton
      Whitney Houston
      Kenny Loggins
      Paul McCartney
      Maroon5
      Merideth Brooks
      Gloria Reuben
      Paula Cole Band
      Sting

      FansRule

      Bankruptcy Court (oops sorry)
      Anastacia
      Christina Aguilera
      Jewel
      Godsmack
      Destiny's Child
      3 Doors Down
      Aerosmith (which is listed LAST on the roster on their main page...hmmm)

      From: www.fansrule.com and www.fanasylum.com

  • NFL
      Just wanted to let you know Aerosmith has been played quite a bit during football the last few days. Saturday's game, Titans Vs Ravens, "Dream On" was playing when they came back from commercial and today during "Fox NFL Sunday" they were playing "The Other Side."

      Aeroforce Michael

  • Rolling Stone (DMAAT)
      There is a full page ad for our guys and the pre-game show for the Superbowl. It's on page 65 of the new issue. You can " check out an exclusive clip of Aerosmith's "Dream On" NFL video at www.superbowl.com.



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Five Fifteen - Progressive Hardrock Beyond The Mainstream (1994)


News as of January 2, 2004
  • Bankruptcy Letter (DMAAT)
      A fan from AF1 had posted a copy on a site. The case is filed in the Worcester MA Bankruptcy Court and the Case # is 03-46505-HJB. To anyone who thinks otherwise, I am posting AERO RELATED NEWS here and all fans affected should have this information. It may be that the court/attorney only had a partial list of fans as "creditors" supplied to them via AF1 so not all will receive the letter but might be owed money anyway.

      One more FYI..there won't be much in the file yet since they just filed in November. Total assets, total debt, etc probably. People have until June 2004 to file a claim and THEN the courts will decide how they must reorganize and who if anyone will get money. Usually takes almost a year to complete these things. And no Fred, not everyone who is owed money got a letter..at least not yet. I would suggest if you DON'T get a letter and you ARE owed money you'd like to see again, you contact the court/attorney to inquire about it.

  • Where was the NYE performance recorded? (DMAAT)
      They taped "Baby Please" in Minneapolis, but those who were there don't seem to recall Steven listing those New Years resolutions like he did on the TV special.

      The audience were told ahead of time that this was gonna be taped for Dick Clarks NYE show and had the confetti dropped for Baby Please Don't Go, and wanted everyone to act like it was new years. At the end you can hear Steven say HAPPY NEW YEAR then at the end of the concert the confetti was dropped again, just like at all the other concerts

      They taped at least two shows..maybe three..so it's quite possible they used the intro from one and the show part from another or a combo..

  • Automatic CC Charging for Renewals AF1 (DMAAT)
      Just a reminder in light of things...this is stated as part of the membership policy on the official AF1 site:

      By completing the registration process, you authorize FansRULE, Inc. to charge its Aero Force One membership fee to your designated credit card or checking account every 12 months at the specified rate. Email reminders will be sent to each Aero Force One member a month before their membership expires, to provide the opportunity to either renew or cancel their membership(s). By agreeing to renew your membership, your credit card will be billed at the beginning of the 12-month cycle for the full year fee.

      AND

      Members are responsible for any charges to their account and in order to avoid the full fee for renewing your membership, you must cancel your membership before the new 12-month period begins. In the event your credit card is inactive, a Customer Service representative will be contacting you for updated credit card information.

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com



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Opeth - Deliverance (2002)


News as of January 1, 2004
  • Fans Rule in Bankruptcy
      AF1 members recently got a notification in the mail from court in MA that indicates Fansrule has filed for Chapter 11 (protection from creditors/reorganization).

      One story floating around is that someone owed FR two million and did not pay it...wonder if it was John Mellencamp who "fired" them a while back. Time will tell....

  • Aerosmith live on NYE (DMAAT)
      Boys were on at 10:15 eastern. Baby Please Don't Go - one song.

  • A notice from FANSRULE (DMAAT)
      Dear Valued Fan,
      Some of you have received a notice in the mail that FansRULE filed for Chapter 11 protection on November 12th. This is a procedure which allows a company to reorganize under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy court, and continue normal business operations. FansRULE took this step so that we could better serve, and protect our commitments to fans, artists, artist management groups and employees. This reorganization will help strengthen the company in doing business and ensure that FansRULE continues to operate and grow. We’re looking forward to a great new year.
      Since our filing, many of you have already enjoyed events held in New York, Washington, Manchester and Boston, to name a few. Tickets for all events have been shipped. Merchandise has also been shipped, or is in the process of being shipped. This restructuring will allow us to deliver all our services on a more timely basis.
      We are sorry for any confusion or concerns this notice may have caused you. If you have further questions, click here.

  • Info from site FYI (DMAAT)
      FansRULE has filed for Chapter 11 under the Federal Bankruptcy Court. This is a procedure which allows a company to reorganize under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court system.

      Since our filing, many of you have already enjoyed events held in New York, Washington, Manchester and Boston, to name a few. Tickets for all events have been shipped. Merchandise has also been shipped, or is in the process of being shipped. This restructuring will allow us to deliver all our services on a more timely basis. We have seen across the board improvement in all delivery services since the filing.

      FansRULE continues to operate as a business. We have taken this action to better serve and protect our commitments to fans, artists, artist management groups and employees. This is a reorganization to help strengthen the company in doing business and ensure that FansRULE continues to operate and grow. We are looking forward to a great year.

      What Does this Chapter 11 Filing Mean for Me?

      I've placed a ticket or merchandise order. When can I expect it? Tickets for all events -- across all clubs -- have been shipped and should already have been received. Merchandise has also been shipped, or is in the process of being shipped. This restructuring is allowing us to ship all orders in a more timely manner.

      I'm owed a refund. When can I expect it?
      The Court appointed Trustee is working with FansRULE to satisfy all refund obligations. We cannot promise an exact date to expect refunds as there are procedural rules that must be followed. We are moving as rapidly as we can and apologize for the prolonged wait some of you are experiencing.

      Should I renew my membership?
      Absolutely. You can expect 2004 to be a great year. Since filing for reorganization, delivery of our services has already improved. Taking this step has allowed FansRULE to become a much stronger organization.

      Is my favorite artist going to remain with FansRULE?
      We have had discussions with our existing artists and have received their support. We are making plans for future events now and have some exciting events in the works. We also expect to continue to add big-name performers to our roster in the coming months. We are extremely optimistic that the steps we have recently taken will result in a much stronger business, enhanced concert experiences/programs and in better overall service to you and our clients.

      What other steps are you taking to improve FansRULE?
      We're signing new and major musical artists. We've strengthened our management team with new, experienced business managers. We continue to enhance key operational areas. We are improving our technology with more sophisticated systems to ensure timely and accurate delivery of services.

      What happens next?
      FansRULE is working with the federal court. We expect to emerge from reorganization by early Spring.

      I have more questions or concerns. How do I contact you?
      Please send comments, suggestions or questions to us at questions@fansrule.com. You are important to us, and we would be grateful for any and all ideas that make for a better fan experience.

  • Quotes from Two And A Half Men (DMAAT)
      First, what I originally posted October 14, 2003:

      Steven's name was mentioned in last night's episode of the CBS show "Two and a Half Men." Apparently the maid quit and they had to find her and she was at Steven's house doing his laundry. It was funny when you see her standing at the dryer folding the most outrageously looking pants. You didn't see him but he had 2 lines. Wasn't sure if that was really him speaking or if it was someone else but in the closing credits it said "Steven Tyler as himself".

      ---

      What I just found out:

      Tyler's voice was featured. Steven said something like, "Yo, Berta! If you're gonna screw a guy in the laundry room, at least put a scarf on the door!"

      Berta, the maid, was getting a back massage from one of the characters, (so she would come back and work for him), and was making moaning noises.



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