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News as of June 29, 2000
  • The next Run DMC album
      On Monday night there was a party in NYC hosted by Russell Simmons (Def Jam founder) and PETA. There were among others Run (of DMC fame). A person spoke to Mr. Simmons about the oft-delayed Run DMC release which is supposed to have a new version of "Its Tricky" with Steven and Joe (as reported here many times). Anyway, the track is supposed to make the new release although there are still "label problems" holding things up.

  • For anyone interested in Russ Irwin...
      ... I can tell you that the man who played keyboards and sang back-ups on the Nine Lives tour now is singing back-ups (and playing tambourine) on Sting's tour.
      He looks very different. Short hair, formal clothes, etc. According to a person who saw him he sounds good but has the unenviable position of filling in for two female gospel singers which Sting had been using earlier in the tour.

News as of June 28, 2000
  • Seventeen Magazine
      In the August issue of Seventeen (Jennifer Aniston on the cover) on page 174 there's a small article called "Spotlight On...Renée Zellweger."

      "When asked about the most fun she's had recently, Texas-born Renée Zellweger doesn't mention boyfriend Jim Carrey, her Me, Myself and Irene costar. Instead, she recalls a close encounter with her favorite rock band: "Aerosmith sat two rows away at the Academy Awards. Everyone's like 'It's so amazing to be here,' and I'm thinking, Five years ago I had lousy seats at their concert. Now they're right here. To me, that's making it."

      And on page 198 there's an article about the Teen Choice Awards, "Where the Stars Are," and a picture of Steven and Joe with Jennifer Lopez.

  • New VH1 Show
      Alex Writes: Have I got some exciting news that I have been holding off posting, cause I wasn't sure it was going to fly. Back in April I found on the VH1 site about a new show their are having called "Sound Affects". They wanted stories from folks about how music and/or a song and/or an artist has influenced your life. I sent them my story about my daughter, Andra, and how they have influenced her life since her diagnosis of her neurological disease back in '97. They accepted our story and tomorrow VH1 will be here in Chicago filming us for the show!! They show debuts in July, and I'll let you know the air date for us!

  • Joey Kramer mention in Disney Movie
      In a movie yesterday on the Disney channel Joey was mentioned. These kids ask this hobo to be their principal. So he says yes for the one kids drum sticks. And the hobo goes..."These just like Joey Kramer uses? Ya know Joey Of Aerosmith".

News as of June 26, 2000
  • A 'Not The Same Old Song And Dance vol. 2' on the way?
      The following is an excerpt from an article with a reference to yet another Aerosmith tribute album! This one will be put together by Bob Kulick, the man behind last year's "Not The Same Old Song and Dance."

      [...] After Union's current Scandinavian tour ends, guitarist Bruce Kulick will resume work on his solo album and book. He'll also play guitar on "Lord Of The Thighs," which will appear on his brother Bob's upcoming second Aerosmith tribute album [...]

  • This article was found in this weeks Kerrang!! Magazine

      Article in Kerrang [Click for readable size] Aerosmith singer joins Lit
      AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has guested on a new track by Orange County rockers Lit. The song 'Over My Head' is set to the first single and video from the soundtrack to new animated US movie 'Titan AE'.
      Lit met Tyler through longtime Aerosmith producer Glen Ballard, who also handled 'Over My Head'. Says Lit bassist Jeremy Popoff: "Ballard showed up at the studio with Steven Tyler - who, to us, is an icon. We've always wanted to meet him. He came down, we ate dinner and chatted about rock'n'roll, drugs and everything else. It was an incredible night. Then he came in and did backing vocals on the song. You can defenitely hear his voice on the track. Especially if you know he's on there. If not, you'd probably think, 'Jeremy's singing really high'!"

      Aerosmith are currently in the studio, working on their new, as-yet-untitled album. On the band www.aerosmith.com website, bassist Tom Hamilton says: "We're in full-on production mode and we are aroused, excited and otherwise gushing about what is coming out of the speakers at the moment."
      Lit are currently on tour in the US with No Doubt.

  • Boston Globe
      This was in the Boston Globe this morning:

      Aerosmith at the Circus
      It's not as if spotting Aerosmith is like spotting Thomas Pynchon - the dudes do live around these parts and they're not hermits. Still, we'd like to note that singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry were among the throng at last night's Hootie & the Blowfish show at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. So the Aerosmith guys are fans of Hootie? Dunno, but the opening act, handpicked by the Hooties, is a band called Virgil Cain, and its members are Aerosmith roadies.


News as of June 25, 2000
  • Steven Tyler mention in Spin Magazine
      In the July 2000 issue of Spin Magazine, page 95
      Rob Thomas, lead singer in Matchbox Twenty, is speaking about his surprise that the song 'Smooth', that he wrote and sang with Carlos Santana became a hit. Thomas said that one night Aerosmith's Steven Tyler called him and serenaded him with the chorus to 'Smooth'.

News as of June 23, 2000
  • Robert DeLeo writing with Aerosmith (from Yahoo!News:)

      Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo Writing Songs For Ozzy and Aerosmith
      (6/23/00, 10 a.m. ET) - "Personally I just got out of the studio a while back just writing some songs with Ozzy Osbourne. So I was just doing that. I've written some songs with Aerosmith and possibly with [Hole's] Courtney Love. . . It's a challenge to be able to write for someone else. It's easy to write for yourself. It's always a challenge to write for somebody else." So says Stone Temple Pilots' bassist Robert DeLeo, who shared with LAUNCH his latest spare-time activity.
      DeLeo is carving out quite a niche for himself as a songwriter, believing that there may come a day when Stone Temple Pilots are finished and songwriting could become a great second career.
      "I think that's what I see probably happening somewhere down the line," he said. "I hope I'm not always going to try to be in a band and be 50 years old and you know. . . the music business is really fickle."
      At press time, possible release dates for DeLeo's Aerosmith and Ozzy tracks were unavailable.
      -- Darren Davis and Chad Dougatz, New York

  • More on Pope's CD World Voice 2000
      The following are parts from an Article from rollingstone.com that I thought could be interesting. For the full article go to http://www.rollingstone.com/sections/home/text/default.asp



      We're not sure which ones will end up on the album, but some of the stars insisted on doing a few," Garson said. "We've been going to all of the artists to tape their parts, and, of course, film them for a DVD that will be released around the same time as the album, as well as a coffee table book chronicling the sessions."

      Garson said there was no set criteria in choosing artists. "I was just trying to get the best of the best, and I think I was somewhat successful,"

      Garson said he was thoroughly entertained through most of the sessions, and singled out Tyler's recording as one of the standout moments. The Aerosmith singer apparently began making up his own music, and scat-sang the Pope's prayers. "'Has anyone ever sung the works of the Pope?' Steven asked me, and then he went into a two-minute song, totally made up on the spot," Garson said. "After he was finished he said, 'I'll never do that again, but do you think the Pope will like it?'"

      Garson said the usually reticent Joe Perry didn't have his axe to hide behind, and instead contributed his rarely heard vocals on the prayer of his choice.

      "After each session," he said, "I had each artist sign a card to the Pope, and we plan to all get together and deliver it in person."

  • Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Article

      Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Whittles Down Potential Nominee List To 31
      June 22, 2000, 2:10 pm PT

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame balloting reached the semi-final stage this week.

      The 635 eligible artists have been whittled down to 31 potential nominees, and sources say that the music industry voters have been asked to select the final 15 to appear on the ballot from this list: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Jackson Browne, Solomon Burke, Chicago, Dick Dale, Miles Davis, the Dells, the Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Brenda Lee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MC5, Willie Nelson, New York Dolls, the O'Jays, Gram Parsons, Gene Pitney, Queen, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, the Stooges, Donna Summer, Richie Valens, and Tom Waits.

      Patti Smith was actually a last minute addition. Smith, who represents the only first-time eligible artist, was not included on the list of first-time eligible nominees (allstar, May 16). It's possible the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame corrected it after reading about the omission in the press.

      King, along with her songwriting partner/ex-husband Gerry Goffin, was inducted as a non-performer in 1960. Burke has made the final ballot eight times before; Pitney (six); the Flamingos (four), Black Sabbath (three), Steely Dan, the Stooges and Richie Valens (twice each); and Aerosmith, Brenda Lee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the O'Jays, Queen, and Lou Reed (once each).

      Previous final nominees who failed to make this ballot include Chuck Willis, Ben E. King, Johnny Ace, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Mary Wells, the Dominos, Darlene Love, and the Meters.

      -- Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

  • A few mentions of Steven Tyler
      A Boston DJ was at the Red Sox v Yankees game Wednesday night, and he saw Steven there.

      On Howard Stern last night John the stutterer (not to be confused with Stuttering John) said people tell him all the time he looks like Steven. Howard and Robin laughed at him and told him he was crazy and said Steven is a good looking guy and very sexy, and John is ugly. John said Steven is ugly. They showed a clip of Steven and Teresa at the Grammy's. It was pretty funny.

      This morning on Howard Stern, they were discussing the album of the Pope's prayers. They mentioned Steven and Joe doing one of them. They made a joke about Steven and Joe doing a prayer, when they used to be all about sex and drugs.


News as of June 22, 2000
  • Tyler and Perry on Pope's CD-- World Voice 2000 !!
      The following info was found in an article in today's Chicago Sun-Times, page 4.

      Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the featured artists on the upcoming "World Voice 2000" record on which artists recite prayers written by Pope John Paul II.

      "Steven Tyler and Joe Perry [of Aerosmith] were great. They both read a couple of prayers. At one point Steven said, `Has anyone sang any?' and he broke out into song, singing the pope's words."

      "World Voice 2000" will be released in September on Columbia Records. The CD will contain about 30 readings, and it will be produced in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Some proceeds from sales of "World Voice 2000" will provide economic assistance for the continuation of the Vatican's International orphanage program.

      To read the whole article go to the following URL:
      http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/pope22.html


News as of June 21, 2000
  • Happy Birthday Joey!!!
      It's mr Joey 'Kramedog' Kramer's 50th birthday today! Happy Birthday Joey!

  • Adrian Perry (Found posted in the Aerosmith newsgroup)
      Adrian Perry on UPN 38 Superstation
      Next Friday Night 2:30 AM
      June 23/24

      with Lou Reed, Mick Taylor (Ex Stones)

      Visual Radio Television on TV 38
      www.vrtv.cjb.net

  • Bret Michaels on Steven Tyler (not news but...)
      This was found on the Bret Michaels fan site... Check out question #13.

      13. Is there any one person in particular that has been the greatest influence in your life?
      Steven Tyler & Jack Lambert (line backer for the Steelers)


News as of June 20, 2000
  • Small things on MTV
      Sander van Dalen reports: I was watching MTV this morning when '3 of 1' was on and Aerosmith was the featured band. I missed the first song but the second and third were Pink and I Don't Want To Miss A Thing.

      Later, during the commercials, there was a clip about the theme of next weekend. They made a mistake. While you saw Joe Perry playing guitar they said: "You can also play along with Slash (from Guns 'n Roses)". Just a small thing but a big mistake.


News as of June 19, 2000
  • Aerosmith Blues Tribute Album
      A girl who was working the Blues Fest in Chicago recently gave a heads up on an upcoming Aerosmith blues tribute album. She had the opportunity to interview the oldest living blues legend, Pinetop Perkins, age 87. He mentioned that he had just been in L.A. laying down some vocals for "Walk This Way". And he had nothing but good things to say about our Boys! How cool is that?

  • Steven with Sam Phillips in Memphis Commercial Appeal
      There's a picture of Steven with Sam Phillips on the cover of the Appeal section in the Sunday June 18th Memphis Commercial Appeal. Click here: Gomemphis.com : Appeal

      Steven Tyler with Sam Phillips
      File photograph by Mike Maple.
      Sam Phillips, here with Steven Tyler, is recognized as a legend in the music industry, having recorded such artists as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll airs on A&E tonight

  • Joe Perry on a country album!! (Eli Zoske Reports...)
      Steven Tyler with Sam Phillips I've never heard anything about this, but I'm 20 and work at a country radio station and last night at work I was bored (naturally) and I was reading the CD liner notes of Yankee Grey's new and only album "Untamed" and I noticed "Joe Perry appears courtesy of Columbia Records."

      I looked closer and saw that he played slide guitar on the currently unreleased track "Tell Me Something I Didn't Know". Then in the thank you's, keyboardist Jerry Hughes thanked "...,Joe and Billy Perry,..." Then, I knew that it had to be him (even though Billie's name is misspelled). I listened to the song and you can definitely hear Joe's guitar stylings on it. It's just very basic riffs repeated over and over. There are a couple of spots that they let him loose a little bit, and at the very end, you can definitely hear Joe's "voice".

      This is from Amazon.com: Yankee Grey, with their layered vocals and tight instrumental approach, can't decide if they want to be Restless Heart, Boston, or Exile, with a Charlie Daniels-like boogie and fiddle flourish. [ Buy This album ]

      My opinion, first of all I was surprised that they got Joe to do that, , second of all, for a country song, it actually almost rocks. I know that's hard to say for a long time Aero fan, but Yankee Grey isn't a bad sounding band.



      Does anyone know who Jerry Hughes is and what his connection with Joe is (if any)? Please E-mail me if you do!


News as of June 16, 2000
  • Liv Tyler in Russia
      Kostya Ryzhov reports:    Remember, last summer i told you about Liv Tyler's visit in St. Peterburg, Russia. She took part of the first european show of Onegin, a movie based on the Novel of the russian poet Pushkin. There was TV first show of this film last week. The Pushkin's masterpiece is a Novel of poems. In the book all heroes are speaking in poems with each other. But it was very difficult to translate all monologues on English with the rhymes preservation. So there was only one episode with poems translation. That was Tatiana's(Liv Tyler) love letter to Onegin(Raif Fains). Onegin was reading the letter and there were original poems.

  • Some stuff on Fan Asylum (AF1) from AOL News

      PopMail.com, Inc. Successfully Completes All Stock Acquisition Of Fan Asylum, Inc.

      IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2000--

      Aerosmith, Boyz II Men, Melissa Etheridge, Whitney Houston, TLC And Matchbox 20 Among Others On Current List Of Client Artists; Revenues Of Approximately $5 Million Reported By Fan Asylum In 1999

      PopMail.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:POPM), a leading affinity and permission-based content and e-mail communications company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Fan Asylum, Inc. of San Francisco, California, a privately-held operator and manager of popular fan clubs and official artist Web sites. Since the mid-1980's, Fan Asylum has served dozens of successful entertainers and music groups, including Aerosmith, Boyz II Men, Melissa Etheridge, and Whitney Houston - just to name a few. The terms and conditions of the acquisition provide for PopMail.com to issue the selling shareholders of Fan Asylum 3.6 million restricted common shares, subject to earnout and adjustment, which are further subject to various lock-ups in ranges up to three years. Effective immediately, Fan Asylum will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PopMail.com, with Tim McQuaid, founder of Fan Asylum, serving as the subsidiary's President.

      Stephen King, Chief Executive Officer of PopMail.com, Inc. stated, "PopMail.com has designed a growth strategy that provides for rapid and deep market penetration of four vertical markets - entertainment, broadcast, print and sports. The acquisition of Fan Asylum effectively delivers the Company one of the largest music fan bases in the entertainment industry and a superstar roster of top musical groups and artists. Consequently, we are now firmly entrenched within the entertainment vertical and have the opportunity to significantly leverage Fan Asylum's membership and client base, PopMail's content and technological expertise and our combined industry reputations into new revenue streams for the Company."

      Continuing, King added, "With approximately $5 million in reported revenue in 1999 on an unaudited basis, Fan Asylum also provides enhanced fundamental value to PopMail. Furthermore, with offices in the United States, London and Tokyo, Fan Asylum transforms PopMail.com into a global e-enterprise literally overnight and gives us the ability to promote accelerated growth of our affinity-based e-mail products and services to Internet-users all over the world."

      About Fan Asylum, Inc.

      Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in London, England and Tokyo, Japan, Fan Asylum operates and manages fan clubs and official artist Web sites for some of the entertainment industry's most successful musicians and groups through the use of newsletters, email broadcasts, concert hotlines, and Web page management. Fan Asylum has established itself as an industry leader by providing state-of-the-art, creative, innovative and informative fan club materials and services that reflect the personality of the artist and responds to the desires of the fans. The Company's Web site, www.fanasylum.com, boasts over 20 million hits a month, 4 million page views a month and more than 400,000 unique users per month with average user sessions exceeding 10 minutes. Its current client roster includes the legendary group Aerosmith, as well as Billy Crawford, Boyz II Men, Bree Sharp, Bush, Jordan Knight, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, Melissa Etheridge, MYA, Paula Cole, TLC and Whitney Houston.

      About PopMail.com, Inc.

      PopMail.com, inc. is a "permission marketing" and "affinity-based" e-mail marketing company, serving the needs of individual businesses in a one-on-one relationship with their customers. The Company targets four main vertical markets for its network services: broadcast, media, sports and entertainment industries. Companies in these vertical markets typically have customers with a strong affinity toward their products and services, such as a favorite sports team, radio station or upcoming broadcast or publication. Clients include all NBA teams, all WNBA teams, Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars, Ticketmaster, CBS Radio, ZDNet Anchor Desk, New York Post, Radio City Music Hall and Disney. Combining these e-mail services allows companies to cut through the clutter and inefficiencies of traditional marketing and begin promoting and effectively branding the topics and items of interest to their viewers, listeners, fans and customers.

      The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe-harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made by or to be made by the Company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to plans for future expansion. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future; and accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion of definitive purchase agreements, ability to obtain needed capital, ability to attract and retain key and other personnel, those relating to development activities, dependence on existing management, leverage and debt service, domestic or global economic conditions, and changes in customer preferences and attitudes. For more information, review the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


News as of June 15, 2000
  • About the Reflections benefit, and Joe Perry at KISS concert
      The Boston Herald
      Inside Track
      by Gayle Fee & Laura Reposa
      Thursday June 15, 2000

      Steven Tyler photo from Boston Herald Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler, and '60 Minutes II' funnyman Jimmy Tingle - just a couple of guys who have seen the light - brightened up the place the other night at the Victory Program's sold-out fund-raiser at the Sheraton Boston. Tyler not only sang 'Amazing Grace,' but after he heard that his stickman, Joey Kramer, donated $100,000 to the drug and alcohol abuse program's building campaign, the rocker whipped out his checkbook and wrote another $100,000 check. Which everyone thought was totally Amazing. (Herald photo by Michael S. Keegan)

      While the other Aerosmithians were delivering $100,000 wet kisses at the Victory Program the other night, axman Joe Perry, wife Billie and the kids were rockin' at the KISS show at the Tweeter Center. But they didn't Rock 'n' Roll All Night. The Perrys left halfway through the show.

  • Tom Hamilton seen at Ringo Starr concert
      Just heard Tom Hamilton was spotted at a Ringo Starr concert in Salem, NH

  • Elnhil reports more about Reflections 2000 benefit
      It was a benefit as you know.
      So, Mary Richardson (a local Boston News person hosted) Mayor of Boston spoke, Jimmy Tingle a comedian spoke and a New Age author Marianne Williamson spoke. Steven sang at the end of the night. One song. Only Amazing Grace. It was unreal!!! Wished I had taped it.(Standing Ovation)
      It was really about Recovery not so much Aerosmith. So, Steven and Joey were just there supporting the cause. I also said hi to Joey. Very nice. He and Steven both donated 100,000 dollars each to this Victory Program. Victory Programs is housing for recovering alcohol and substance abuse victims. They also support aids and hiv. (There are I think 12 or so Victory Houses in the Boston area.) It was a great time. I was really floored by Steven's extraordinary presence and patience and kindness towards his fans. I kind of stood back and watched and he barely had time to eat his own dinner because fans were all over him. He was gracious. I actually got three autographs.(huge fan!!!)

  • Techno cover of Rag Doll
      Giuseppe Serrao reports: I just saw a video of some girl called Karin T that made a techno-dance cover of Rag Doll: simply AWFUL!!! Did anybody see it?

News as of June 14, 2000
  • Elinhil reports about Reflections 2000 benefit
      I went to the Reflections Benefit last night at the Sheraton in Boston. I was honored to met Steven Tyler. He was friendly and charming. He was very attentive and gracious to all his fans. People were lined up all night for autographs and pics . He signed every one and never turned a person away. In between signing and pics he hugged or kissed his wife Theresa. He sang Amazing Grace at the end of the night. It was absolutely breathtaking!!!! Then stayed on to sign for at least 45 mins after the show. He is an Amazing person!!!!
      Elinhil

News as of June 12, 2000
  • A little more on Reflections 2000 tomorrow
      Joey, Steven and Tom Tamfam6 reports: I heard a commercial on WZLX, a Boston radio station that always plays and gives latest Aero news, that Steven would be making a guest appearance at a fundraiser called Reflections 2000, a Victory Programs Inc..

      Joey's wife April Kramer This event has April Kramer as one of the chairpersons and the funding is to support substance abuse recovery. It is being held June 13th at 6p. the website for more info is www.vpi.org.

      During the advertisement for the fundraiser, Steven gave the phone number and website and added "www.vpi.org (as in gasm)!


      (The pictures above were taken from www.vpi.org)

  • Boston Herald Article

      Rockers roll as gig hits sour note
      by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Sunday, June 11, 2000

      Departing WZLX-FM classic rocker Charles Laquidara almost pulled together the ultimate parting gift for his longtime listeners: a concert featuring Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band and Boston at the FleetCenter.

      Laquidara said the star-studded show of local rock legends which he was calling ``Boston Rocks'' would have been a benefit for the Franciscan Children's Hospital, his fave charity.

      ``It would have been a thank-you show from the groups of Boston to the people of Boston,'' said the DJ who bids aloha to his 'ZLX morning shift this fall. ``And my way of saying thank you.''

      And what, pray tell, were you going to bring to the table, Don Ho???

      ``I was going to emcee it,'' he said.

      OK.

      Anyway, Charles claims the FleetCenter cheeses agreed to host the bash on June 30 and promoter Don Law agreed to pitch in. And, more importantly, he had scored commitments from the bands.

      But of course the whole shebang blew up because - would you believe? - Boston frontman Tom Scholz opted out because he was working on an album.

      Excuse us, but isn't Aerosmith working on an album???? Apparently, an Aerosmith/Geils double bill wasn't good enough for Charles!

      ``I just can't do a show called `Boston Rocks' without (the band) Boston,'' said Laquidara. ``It was so close to being a done deal I could taste it.''

      So chew on that.


News as of June 11, 2000
  • All Saints do Walk This Way
      Yes, it's true (no!!!!), in this month's Q they interviewed All Saints and asked them what to expect from their performance. They said:

      'We do a version of the old Aerosmith/Run DMC track, Walk This Way, where we dress up in gold chains and stuff. That always goes down a storm.'

  • Bluegrass tributes...
      I just found out there's a whole series of 'Pickin On' albums. They feature the artists songs in a country/bluegrass style.

      Others who has been slaughtered on Pickin' on-albums include Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Santana, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead

        My own opinion:
        This is horrible! I went to CDNOW and listened to some of the songs from the other so called "tributes". They have slaughtered songs by Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Clapton, Creedence, ZZ Top, Dylan etc etc.

        These things shouldn't be legal! It doesn't sound anything like the real songs. I almost can't even hear that these clips are supposed to be covers of these classic songs... Don't buy this crap whatever you do! I'm one of those who wants to own everything Aerosmith-related but I sure wont buy this shit...


News as of June 10, 2000
  • The Steven Tyler appearance on June 13th
      I've been told the event on the 13th of June is April Kramer's Benefit in Boston for Alcohol and Drug Rehab. Steven is singing at this event along w/ other names appearing. I mentioned this two months ago and had almost forgotten it myself.

  • Liv Tyler in New Zealand
      On this show in Australia 'The Panel' they showed a clip of the olympic torch being run in New Zealand. They said 'guess the person with the camera'. It was Liv Tyler. Apparently the director of 'Lord of the rings' was running with the torch.

News as of June 8, 2000
  • Pickin' on Aerosmith: A Bluegrass Tribute
      Last month I posted about that Amazon.com has listed a new CD called "Pickin' on Aerosmith: A Bluegrass Tribute." Well, now they have put up some more info on it...

      It now says the album will be released on July 11th, 2000 and they have also put up the following track listing:

      1. Same Old Song And Dance
      2. Train Kept A Rollin'
      3. Cryin'
      4. Mama Kin
      5. One Way Street
      6. Back In The Saddle
      7. Sweet Emotion
      8. Rag Doll
      9. Last Child
      10. Rats In The Cellar
      11. Dream On
      12. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

  • Steven Tyler to appear at Reflections on June 13th
      Steven Tyler will be appearing at a place called Reflections in the Boston area on June 13th. His appearance will benefit a Drug addiction treatment center.
      When this was mentioned on 100.7 he gave a web site but the person who heard it didn't catch it. However part of it was org and Steven said as in gasm...

  • Horrible rumor
      I have just heard that All Saints are planning to sing "Walk This Way" at V2000 in the UK!! You all remember All Saints doing that ever so excelent version of RHCP's Under The Bridge, right?! (sarcasm)

News as of June 7, 2000
  • Help the Brazilian fans!
      In Brazil MTV has got a program called "Seletronica MTV". What is shown in the program is decided by voting at the Brazilian MTV site. There are always 3 options and this weekend Aerosmith is one of them.

      If Aerosmith gets the most votes a special program with some songs form the Unplugged show and some songs from live shows will be aired...

      [ Click here for the voting page ]
      The Aerosmith program is the second option ("Pacote Aerosmith: Acústico (92) com Dream On, Love Me Two Times e Alto e Bom Som (98) com Falling in Love e Love in Elevator")

      People from any place of the world can vote. The voting ends friday and Metallica is wining so please be quick!! So come on! Help Mário (who asked me to post this) and our other friends in Brazil and VOTE!

  • VH1 Fanclubs...

News as of June 6, 2000
  • Just a little Aero-member spotting...
      At an all day (11 hours) concert, featuring 24 bands, yesterday Tom Hamilton was seen sitting in the audience

News as of June 3, 2000
  • Statement by the Crespo's regarding the loss of Jason
      Statement by the Crespo's
      Jason Moore born July 18, 1980 - May 21, 2000
      To all our friends
      There are no words to express the pain and horror of losing your child. Jason was a gift from God and has touched many lives. We are so grateful to have had him for 19 years short as that may be.
      Many of you have known him and some just knew him through me.
      We know you all are sharing in our pain.
      Please know this; God did not take Jason, nor was it his time. He was killed by a 17 year old driver on drugs who crashed into 2 parked cars at over 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. Our Jason took the full impact. The driver is home and well! God is as outraged as we are.
      What God has done is given my family and myself the strength and courage to survive this tragedy. Jason would only want us to go on living life to the fullest as he did everyday of his short 19 years. Remember the beauty and joy of my beloved son Jason. We have learned so much from him and will treasure his memories always.
      Our wish and Jasons wish to all our friends would be to put the pain and grief of his death behind us . Celebrate his life and in knowing him. In Jasons memory we ask you to please never drink or do drugs whilst driving. Please think of Jason before you get in your car. Jason was badly killed and so badly wanted to live. If in his death he can save even one life, his death will not have been in vain.
      Jason was the love and light of my life.
      My family and I thank you with all our heart for your love and support. The flowers and donations.

      We love you,
      Cynthia Jimmy and Cristina Crespo


News as of June 2, 2000
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