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News as of June 30, 1999
  • Jimmy Page Joins Black Crowes For London Charity Gig (June 28) (from Direct News)
      The Black Crowes performed with Jimmy Page at the 400-capacity Cafe du Paris in London. The invitation-only event was held to benefit two charities with which Page is affiliated: S.C.R.E.A.M. (Supporting Children through Re-Education And Music) and The ABC (Action for Brazil's Children) Trust. The Black Crowes and Page closed the show with a version of Led Zeppelin's "You Shook Me" with the help of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Thousands of fans crowded outside the club for hours in the hope of getting an earful of the excitement happening inside.

      Here's the full set list from a show that was described by observants as "magical and intense": "Shake Your Money Maker" (The Black Crowes), "Sloppy Drunk" (Jimmy Rodgers), "Woke Up This Morning" (B.B. King), "In My Time Of Dying" (Led Zeppelin), "Oh Well" (Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac), "Whole Lotta Love" and "You Shook Me" (Led Zeppelin). On hand in the crowd: Queen's Roger Taylor, Alice Cooper, Bill McCue, and John McEnroe.


News as of June 27, 1999
  • Another Sweet Emotion Ripoff (Not New News)
      After that I posted that Love and Rockets' song "Delicious Ocean" rips off the bass line to Sweet Emotion (on June 23rd) Chris D'Orso E-mailed me and told me that if there has EVER been a "Sweet Emotion" ripoff it's the song "Electric Love Child" that can be found on the band Steelheart's second album "Tangled In Reins". The chorus even says "Sweeeeeeet... electric love child...."

News as of June 23, 1999
  • Aerosmith To Be Inducted In The Hollywood Walk Of Fame!!

      Hollywood Walk Names 2000 Inductees

      LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jim Carrey, Don Knotts, Roberta Flack and Sting will get spots on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

      They and 15 other stars were picked from hundreds of nominations, said Johnny Grant, Hollywood's honorary mayor.

      The others include the rock groups Kiss and Aerosmith, Siegfried & Roy, Jodie Foster, Peter O'Toole, Rob Reiner, director Irwin Winkler, Ted Danson and Kevin Spacey.

      The board of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce approved the list June 10. Sponsors pay $15,000 and, with the exception of posthumous stars, promise that the celebrity will appear for the curbside ceremony.

  • The Upcoming Bob Marley Tribute Album W/ Tyler & Perry
      This is not new News by far... but Scott Swinsburg has tried to compile all the information known about it so I thought I'd share it with all of you.

      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Title: Either "Roots, Rock & Reggae" or "Black Survivors"
      Release Date: Summer of 1999
      Record Label: Island Records
      Producer: Stephen Marley

      Tenative Track Listing:

      1) Steven Tyler & Joe Perry/Bob Marley- "?????"
      2) Guru [From "Gang Starr"]/Bob Marley- "Johnny Was"
      3) Lauren Hill/Bob Marley- "?????"
      4) Krayzie Bone/Bob Marley- "?????"
      5) Erykah Badu/Bob Marley- "?????"
      6) MC Lyte/Bob Marley- "?????"
      7) The Lost Boyz/Bob Marley- "?????"
      8) Outkast/Bob Marley- "?????"
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      It will feature contemporary artists duet-ing with the original recordings of Marley's vocals to make new versions of the songs.
      Stephen Marley is producing this tribute to his father . . . Re-mixing the new vocals with his father's original ones. Stephen [who is also a member of the Marley-offspring band the Melody Makers] is not the only Marley child working on the album. Damian Marley was the one that set up in Joe Perry's studio [the Boneyard] in mid-January of 1999 to see Steven Tyler lay down some vocals to be mixed with Bob Marley's vocals [later on] for the CD.
      Still no word yet on an exact release date or which song the toxic twins have done.

  • Love and Rockets
      Suz Phillips Reports that Love and Rockets' song "Delicious Ocean", from their current CD "Lift", totally rips off the bass line to Sweet Emotion. She says that the liner notes of the CD has no credit given to Aerosmith.

News as of June 22, 1999
  • GM Commercial With Sweet Emotion!
      The GM commercial has been seen while watching a NBA game on NBC. It's Carl Lewis about to do the long jump....

      The only part of the song you hear is the beginning bass line and Steven singing "Sweet Emotion" 2 times.....The song is much more HEAVY. Especially the drums!!! Kick ass!!

  • Woodstock Newsclips From Various Sources

      Source: Allstar
      Aerosmith Bails Out Of Woodstock '99

      June 21, 1999, 10:05 am PT

      Although the official reason for Aerosmith’s balking on Woodstock ’99 has been cited as "mutual production problems and scheduling conflicts," a source close to the event says that the real reason is the band’s new management company, HK Management, does "not work and play well with others."

      Nothing more specific was available at press time, but it was quite apparent that Metropolitan Entertainment, the promotions company handling the event, and HK Management could not see eye to eye on a few issues surrounding the band’s performance.

      A spokesperson for Woodstock ’99 concurred with the source. "There were absolutely no production problems," says the source. "Every band was being treated like a favored nation." However, HK Management responds, "We stand by the press release. The reasons stated were true."

      Woodstock organizers are expected to announce several additions to the Woodstock ’99 lineup later this week.

      Source: MTV
      UPDATE: Aerosmith Off Woodstock Lineup, More Acts To Be Added Soon

      Looks like Aerosmith won't be going back to the Woodstock music festival after all.

      The band, which was one of the few acts returning for Woodstock '99 after also playing at Woodstock '94, has backed out of the three-day event, citing "mutual production problems and scheduling conflicts."

      However, the Woodstock camp denies that it caused any production problems for the band and noted that the festival managed to handle the production concerns of the more than 40 acts on the bill.

      Aerosmith changed its management company earlier this year, and some in the industry believe that the change may have also played a role in the band's disappearance from the Woodstock bill.

      Aerosmith is currently on tour in Europe and was expected to wrap its overseas dates after a July 17 with a show in Lisbon, Portugal, less than a week before the group was to play the opening date of Woodstock '99 on July 23.

      In a statement announcing its decision not to play the upcoming Woodstock concert, Aerosmith wrote that it "[regretted] the inconvenience and [sent] out a heartfelt apology to fans who had purchased tickets to see them perform as part of the weekend festival."

      Source: Wall Of Sound
      Aerosmith Drops Woodstock '99

      Aerosmith has become the latest casualty of Woodstock '99. Steven Tyler and the rest of the boys from Boston have announced that they will not play this summer's festival.

      A statement from the band's publicist cites "mutual production problems and scheduling conflicts" as the reason for the band's departure. "The band — Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer — regret this inconvenience and send out a heartfelt apology to fans who had purchased tickets to see them perform as part of the weekend festival." Aerosmith was one of only six bands who played Woodstock '94 and was slated to play the festival again.

      Aerosmith is not, however, the first band to announce its departure from Woodstock before the music begins. Jeff Beck, who was a late scratch from the original Woodstock in 1969, pulled out following schedule conflicts, and Santana was unable to reach an agreement with Woodstock promoters concerning the role he would play.

      Woodstock '99 is slated for July 23-25 in Rome, N.Y.

      Confirmed Woodstock lineup

      Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bush, the Chemical Brothers, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Creed, Sheryl Crow, DMX, Everclear, Everlast, Fatboy Slim, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Guster, Mickey Hart's Planet Drum, Ice Cube, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean & the Refugee Allstars, Jewel, Kid Rock, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Lit, Live, Los Lobos, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, moe., Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson, Mike Ness, the Offspring, Our Lady Peace, Rage Against the Machine, Sugar Ray, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rusted Root, and the Tragically Hip.


News as of June 21, 1999
  • Happy Birthday Joey!!
      It's our Favorite Drummer Joey Kramer's 49th Birthday today!
      Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

  • Woodstock Newsclip From SonicNet
      Rockers Aerosmith have pulled out of the July 23-25 Woodstock '99 concert, citing "mutual production problems and scheduling conflicts," according to a statement from the band's publicists. An event spokesperson, who asked not to be identified, blamed the withdrawal on problems reaching an agreement with the band's management. The spokesperson said more artists will be added next week to the lineup, which already includes rapper DMX, rockers Rage Against the Machine, folk-pop singer Jewel and 37 other acts.

News as of June 20, 1999
  • Steven Tyler and Lenny Kravitz In The Sunday Times
      Steven Tyler is in today's Sunday Times (June 20th, 1999). The Style Supplement section carries an article on what's hot in the music biz with fashion etc, and who's in and who's not. The Front Cover and pages 4-5 inside carries very good colour pics of Kravitz and Tyler together drapped in a Stars and Stripes.
      The article was called "Rock Chic, Its back On A Roll...Roll With It" by Simon Mills

  • All Saints Covers Walk This Way In Concert
      At a recent concert in England (Brighton, June 10th), the All Saints did a rendition of Aerosmith's Walk This Way.

  • Last Child Heard During The NHL Finals
      At the 5th game of the NHL finals (Dallas vs Buffalo) Aerosmith's Last Child was played during intermission! :)
      Dallas won that game 2:0, Dallas lead the series 3:2

News as of June 19, 1999
  • Aerosmith will not play at Woodstock 99
      Here's the information from the Official Woodstock Website:

      NEWS FLASH: Due to scheduling conflicts, Aerosmith will not play Woodstock 99. The band -- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer -- regret this inconvenience and send out a heartfelt apology to fans who had purchased tickets to see them perform as part of the weekend festival.

  • Article from Boston Herald's Inside Track yesterday
      This was written yesterday before it was confirmed that Aerosmith wont play at Woodstock 99....

      I do not know if this is all true and if this is Aerosmith's "fault" or just something Howard Kaufman has decided himself. As far as I know this is all rumors the only fact as we know it is that they wont play at Woodstock. We will just have to wait until we get some official information from the band.

      Anyway, here is what the Artcle said.....

      Aerosmith manager has music execs Livin' on the Edge

      by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
      Friday, June 18, 1999

      Don't breathe a word of this. Because nobody's supposed to know. But apparently Aerosmith's new manager Howard Kaufman's heavy-handed tactics are hitting a sour note with many in the music biz.

      Word is, the Bad Boys Of Boston and the organizers of this summer's Woodstock '99 festival are thisclose to parting ways over what one source described as Kaufman's ``irrational'' demands.

      And Sony, the band's record label, reportedly is highly suspicious over a sneaky recording session in the South End where the band re-did their chestnut, ``Sweet Emotion.''

      Word is, the band sold the song to General Motors for a TV commercial that will net the boys a sweet $8 million. But it looks like they might be trying to cut the record company out of the action!

      ``Howard knows that Sony owns the rights to their music,'' said one spy. ``But if the band makes a new recording they can say they don't have to give Sony a cut of the $8 million.''

      Well! Sounds like the band Don't Want To Miss A Thing!

      You may recall that Aerosmith hired Kaufman's HK Entertainment, the organization that handles Jimmy Buffett, Chicago, Steely Dan, Stevie Nicks, Boston and Lenny Kravitz, after they jettisoned their old manager, Wendy Laister, a few months back.

      Shortly thereafter, we're told, Kaufman went back and tried to renegotiate the terms of Aerosmith's deal to play at the July 23-25 Woodstock festival in New York.

      ``They're not honoring their agreement and Howard's throwing a big wrench into the show,'' said another source. ``They want to change everything from their positioning, to the money, to when they play and what they need backstage.''

      Although Kaufman reportedly threatened to pull the band out of the lineup, which includes Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, Everclear, Jewel, Alanis Morissette and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the two sides are still talking and the issues could be resolved. Which would probably come as no small comfort to the 120,000 fans who've already bought tickets!

      Aerosmith is currently on tour in Europe and their people didn't return our calls. Meanwhile, we hear the Rolling Stones' attorney, John Branca, is on board to do the deal with General Motors.

      The Stones have made a bundle licensing ``Start Me Up'' to Microsoft, ``You Can't Always Get What You Want'' to Motorola and ``Brown Sugar'' to Pepsi. So speculation is rampant that Branca and Kaufman are the brains behind the secret recording session at Sound Techniques in the South End.

      Expect the band to argue it's a new piece (even though they used their old producer, Jack Douglas) and Sony to contend it's the Same Old Song And Dance. Stay tuned.

  • Aerosmith In UK Newspapers
      Check out today's Guardian newspaper for a long and interesting interview! It's great!
      If you haven't got the possibility to buy the magazine you can read the article here at Rock This Way. Go to the Interviews/Articles page to read it.

      Also pick up the Sunday Times as the supplement has something on Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler.

  • Ricky Martin Looking For The Aerosmith Sound??
      Santi Reports:
      A month ago, famous latin singer Ricky Martin was on a spanish TV program talkin' about his new album, and he said that "for my new album I´ve looked for the sound of people like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith". I almost jump when I heard that, because Ricky's music is very different from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Obviously he said that because the co-writer Desmond Child colaborated in his new hit "Livin la vida loca". Has mr.Desmond Child played some Aerosmith albums to show Ricky how cool our favorite band sounds? Maybe so! : )

News as of June 18, 1999
  • The Aerosmith Songs On The Rock n Roller Coaster!
      Chris (SteveTy5@aol.com) Reports:
      Here are the 5 cars and the sound track that plays in each for the Disney Rock and Roller coaster ride....

      1. Nine Lives
      2. Sweet Emotion
      3. Back in the Saddle/Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
      4. Love in an Elevator/Walk This Way
      5. Multi track, ends with Love in an Elevator

      The song you hear on the ride is strictly dependent on which car you choose....so, theoretically, if you ride the ride 5 times..you can hear 5 different audio tracks....

      And, it is strongly rumored that a CD will be available featuring ALL the audio from the ride!


News as of June 17, 1999
  • The Upcoming Aerosmith Tribute Album!
      www.ozzyhead.com is reporting that the upcoming album has a new name....They say it has changed from "Not The Same Old Song And Dance" to just "Back In The Saddle."
      They also say that Mike Inez & Randy Castillo now play on "Draw The Line"---not "Sweet Emotion" which was reported by MTV.com. And they say that Tommy Aldridge plays on "Last Child" along with Starship's Mickey Thomas with Earl Slick on guitar.

      Maybe they are wrong...but I just wanted to let ya know

  • Aerosmith In This Weeks Kerrang Magazine!
      This weeks Kerrang, Issue 755, has a page advertising Pink, some photos by Olly Hewitt, and a lengthy news item on the Harrods thing. Quick excerpt follows:

      One Of The Pictures From Issue 755 Of Kerrang Magazine Besides fielding various foolish questions from scone-munching journos the band spoke out on their next studio album. "We're going to try and break the mould with this one," said bassist Tom Hamilton. "We've finally grown out of the idea that the bigger you get, the longer and more expensive an album should be. We want to bring it back to something spontaneous - less precious and crucial"

  • Aerosmith On The Cover Of Next Weeks Kerrang Magazine!
      On the last page of this weeks Kerrang there is a picture of next weeks Kerrang - Aerosmith is on the cover!

News as of June 15, 1999
  • Pink Single Re-Released In The UK!
      Cover Of The New Pink Single While Europe got Full Circle, Pink, originally released in 1997 was re-released in the UK yesterday on June 14. The way Sony thinks will always mystify me.

      It is released in the UK in 3 formats.
      Two CD versions & Cassette:


      Cat No: 667534-2
      Track Listing:
      1. Pink (Album version)
      2. I Dont Want To Miss A Thing
             (Recorded live at Cape Canaveral, June 29, 1998)
      3. Hole In My Soul (Live) from A Little South of Sanity

      Back Of The New Pink Single Cat No: 667534-5
      Track Listing:
      1. Pink
      2. What Kind Of Love Are You On?

        Comes with a Free Poster
        and Pink Multimedia video.

      Cassette
      Cat No: 667534-4
      Track Listing:
      1. Pink (Album version)
      2. I Dont Want To Miss A Thing
             (Recorded live at Cape Canaveral, June 29, 1998)

  • Full Circle Single
      The single for Full Circle was released in Sweden and possibly some other European countries on 4th March 1999. Track 3 Is listed both on the CD and inlay as: "I Dont Want To Miss A Thing (Live) recorded live at Cape Canaveral, Fl on June 29, 1998." But in actual fact it played Hole in my Soul (From A Little South Of Sanity).

      Now Sony have tried to save some grace by correcting the inlay sleeve to show Hole in My Soul - BUT THE CD STILL SAYS I DONT WANT TO MISS A THING and the CD still plays Hole in my Soul.


News as of June 13, 1999
  • Sweet Emotion Recorded For Olympic Games Soundtrack
      In an interwiew with Steven Tyler in the Swedish newspaper 'Aftonbladet' on Thursday, June 10th, 1999 Steven said that they had been in the studio recording a new version of Sweet Emotion which is to be included on a soundtrack for the winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City 2002.

  • Hamburg Concert Cancelled
      Yesterday's (June 12) Concert at Trabrennbahn in Hamburg, Germany was cancelled on account of a problem with the stage-roof that couldn't be fixed on time. The TV news said: there were about 15000 people in the concert area and also another 15000 were on the way to the concert, when the cancellation was announced....

News as of June 12, 1999
  • Aerosmith To Jam With Jimmy Page At Benefit Concert
      Aerosmith has mentioned a benefit gig taking place prior to the Wembley gig and that they are planning to jam with Jimmy Page...

      We now know that Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes will team up for a special one-off benefit concert on June 27th (same day as the Aero Fan Fair) at the Cafe du Paris in London on June 27. This is the same venue Aerosmith had their listening Party back in Jan 97 for the launch of Nine Lives. So this is probably the Charity gig that Steven & Joe mentioned.

      Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Action for Brazil's Children's Trust, a charity Page sponsors that provides aid to poor and underprivileged youths in the South American country.

  • Aerosmith on 'TFI Friday' on Channel 4 in the UK
      Aerosmith rocked on TFI Friday last night, performing Pink, I Don't want to miss a thing and Train Kept a Rollin'. Steven and Joe also gave a great interview with the host Chris Evans and the crowd were going wild.

  • More on Aerosmith at Harrods (From www.nme.com)

      SHOP GIG CHOPPED

      'Smith show snuffed AEROSMITH cancelled their show at Harrods last night because they didn't have a work permit, but the band showed up anyway in a horse drawn carriage.

      The band were due to play a gig for the birthday party of the daughter of notorious Harrods boss, 'businessman' Mohammad Al Fayed but according to press reports, the paperwork was not submitted in time for the band to obtain the necessary work permits. Had they played even an impromptu show, it would have jeopardised their Wembley Stadium appearance on June 26, at the Toxic Towers event.

      Al Fayed relaxed his 'no jeans' rule for the evening to allow the wizened rockers admission to the store and gave them a guided tour.


News as of June 11, 1999
  • Information On The Aerosmith Tribute Album!!!
      Various Artists- "Not The Same Old Song And Dance"
      Producer- Bob Kulick
      Label- Cleopatra
      Release Date- Tuesday, September 7th, 1999

      Tracks (And the artists who will Perform them):

      1] "Back In The Saddle" {With Mark Slaughter, Albert Lee, and Quiet Riot's Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali.}

      2] "Rag Doll" {With Ted Nugent.}

      3] "Chip Away The Stone" {With Vince Neil.}

      4] "Sweet Emotion" {With Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw, Mike Inez, & Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo.}

      5] "Draw the Line" {With ex-members of Tesla, Tony Levin And Eric Singer.}

      6] "Dream On" {With Ronnie James Dio and Yngwie Malmsteen.}

      7] "Same Old Song And Dance" {With Jack Russell, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, Jeff Pilson, and Bobby Blotzer.}

      8] "No Surprise" {With Jani Lane and Joe Perry's Son Adrian.}

      9] "Toys In The Attic" {By Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, and drummer Aynsley Dunbar.}

      10] "Walk This Way" {Fee Waybill, Tim Bogert and others.}

      11] "Last Child" {Sung by Starship's Mickey Thomas with Earl Slick on guitar.}

  • New Song Recorded For A Soundtrack
      The Following Was Found On MTV Online's website:

      The band is rumored to have recorded a new song for an unnamed soundtrack with producer Jack Douglas at the helm in New York last weekend, although those involved are remaining tightlipped about the project. A spokesperson for Douglas confirmed that his client had been working with Aerosmith but declined to cough up any details. The group's publicist was unaware that the band had been recording, and its management was unavailable for comment.

      Now, the song they recorded should either be for the movie "The Runaway Bride" or "Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2."

  • Run DMC & Aerosmith
      Run-DMC will reunite with Aerosmith and producer Rick Rubin to record a track for its new album, Crown Royal, which is due in late 1999, according to a statement released today.
      This time, the team will remake a Run-DMC tune, "It's Tricky," which originally appeared on the rap act's 1986 blockbuster Raising Hell. Coincidentally, the album, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard album chart and was certified for sales of 3 million copies, also featured the first Run-DMC/ Aerosmith pairing, on a cover of the latter's 1976 hit "Walk This Way."

      The recording schedule is yet to be set. The music is ready, but Run-DMC may have to head to Europe to cut the vocals to accommodate Aerosmith's busy schedule.

      Run-DMC and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have also taken their collaboration to the stage. On Saturday (June 5), Tyler and Perry joined Run-DMC on stage to perform "Walk This Way" at top 40 radio station KISS Boston's Concert 20 "The Big One" at Tweeter Center. In early March, Tyler and Perry joined Run-DMC at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.

  • Harrod's Press Conference (As told by Clive D. Newton)
      The band were asked a wide variety of questions, some far out, and others the expected safe question (probably those they have answered 3000 times).

      They did a tribute to Bruce Fairburn an the positive things he did for Aerosmith.

      They sort of mentioned about the supposely secret Disney venture that nobody is supposed to know about. Joe blamed Tom about blabbing it on the internet (and then retracting the story). When Steven told Tom, you should be telling the story, Tom said "No comment". Apparently there will be a press release in about 9 days. The band detailed they had riden the ride 2 months ago and it is over the top for anything Disney would do.

      They mentioned the RUN DMC get together recently and about the Its Tricky colaboration. Apparently RUN DMC will be sending Aerosmith tapes whilst over here in Europe.

      Various references to Liv. Whether Steven would be acting with Liv.

      Joe detailed where they would be playing that NYE and basically implied that any good band will be playing on that date. "If you're not working on NYE, you're out of luck..."

      First qu: Had they bought anything yet (I think implying they were in Harrods) and Tom said Mr Al Fayed gave them these massive cigars.

      They made references that they would be going secretly to a secret gig which has now happened. They were asked why The Stones are attracting 50 year old people and Aerosmith are still attracting Sweet sixteens.

      Not much was said about the forthcoming LP. People probed and linked Jack Douglas but the band didn't really answer the question. They detailed they took bits and pieces from previous sessions. There seemed to be a little bit of az swipe at someone over WKOLAYO in it not making NL but being a hit on Armedgeddon as it to prove to others they were wrong.

      Someone asked if they could talk a bit more about their new single "Pink". Steven's response was short "Pink, it's like red but not quite".

      They talked about an Aerosmith that flew about on the Space shuttle.

      Most dumbfounded question they got. They asked what they though of Skunk Anansie's new LP and it was a case of who.

      Joe was asked about Adrian and Stamford.

      Steven clarified if they had played at Harrods, it could have jeopardised the Wembley stadium gig.

      A few references to Kiss and Simmons getting laid all the time and him getting off on spitting blood.

  • Aerosmith Will Play In Japan on New Years Eve
      They were asked at the press conference at Harrods what they would be doing on NYE and Joe said they would be in Osaka (Japan). A quick probing question from the press saying "Playing?" and Steven said "Yes".

  • Information From Aerosmith's June 8th Press Release
      Here's some information from the press release from June 8th
      To date, there have been 169 shows.

      USA
      43 weeks
      142 shows
      2,420,329 people

      Europe
      20 shows
      6 weeks
      314,000 people

      Japan
      7 shows
      2 weeks
      189,000 people

  • Information on the 'Rock n Roller Coaster' from AOL News

      Aerosmith to Rock, Guests to Roll At New Disney-MGM Studios Thrill Ride

      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The five members of America's premier rock band, Aerosmith, who have sold more than 80 million records and influenced generations of musicians, have teamed with Walt Disney Imagineering to create a high-speed thrill ride that will rock and roll Walt Disney World Resort guests -- literally.

      Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, blasts off this summer at Disney-MGM Studios as part of the largest property-wide expansion in Walt Disney World history. The indoor roller coaster features a high-speed launch of 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, three inversions, rock-concert lighting and a specially created Aerosmith soundtrack blasting from 120 onboard speakers in each coaster train -- all firsts for a Walt Disney World attraction.

      "This thrilling new attraction is a perfect fit for Disney-MGM Studios and its celebration of show business -- film, television, theater, animation and now music," said Walt Disney World president Al Weiss. "And Aerosmith, with its multi-generational, international appeal and ever-youthful approach to rock 'n' roll music, is a fantastic match for this new thrill ride."

      Formed in the early 1970s in Boston, Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, vocals; Joe Perry, guitars; Brad Whitford, guitars; Tom Hamilton, bass; and Joey Kramer, drums) is more popular today than ever before. In fact, the global appeal of this internationally renowned band continues to grow, thanks to the recent release of its chart-topping, multi-platinum studio and live albums ("Nine Lives" and "A Little South of Sanity"), a #1 single from the motion picture "Armageddon" ("I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"), a Grammy Award and a stunning live performance at the 1999 Academy Awards.

      "When you've toured the world as much as we have, it's a real thrill to find a new audience," said lead singer Steven Tyler. "Coming up with a soundtrack for this Disney ride really brought the kid out in all of us and has given us the opportunity to play audio gymnastics with our music."

      Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, to be located near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror(TM) on Sunset Boulevard, represents yet another breakthrough in Disney theme park rides.

      "Once again, Imagineers are at the forefront with this technologically progressive attraction that fuels awesome thrills with the power and allure of rock 'n' roll music," said Ken Wong, president of Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative design and development division of The Walt Disney Company.

      Guests aboard each "limo" will encounter nearly 5 Gs as they transition from launch to loop at the ride's first inversion. By comparison, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle experience 3 Gs at liftoff.

      Rock 'n' Roller Coaster will surprise guests with unexpected twists, turns and high-speed revolutions along its darkened tracks. The attraction begins with a tour of the fictional G-Force Records, where guests encounter Aerosmith finishing up a studio recording session. After being invited by the band members to see them in concert, guests climb aboard a 24-passenger "stretch limo" and swiftly accelerate into the Hollywood night.

      The enclosed experience will feature brilliantly lit Southern California landmarks highlighted by a trip through the famous Hollywood sign -- 365 days a year, rain or shine.

      SOURCE Walt Disney World


News as of June 9, 1999
  • Aerosmith attended a secret Rolling Stones Gig Yesterday
      Aerosmith attended a secret gig at the Shepards Bush Empire, London and watched none other than the Rolling Stones. The ticket price? Only £10 per head ($16) to charity!!!

  • Aerosmith at Harrods in London on June 8th

  • News From The UK
      Seems the band are a little rusty on the International touring front as the flight from Boston to London on Sunday night was delayed for 3 hours when Steven apparently forgot his passport and had to go home to get it, apologising profusely to the other passengers who by this time where now quite irate until they realised who he was and then broke into Walk This Way!

      Also the scoop on yesterday afternoon's non performance - Mr Al Fayed had wanted the band to play at Harrods as a birthday treat for his daughter. This of course didn't happen because the Performing licence did not come through in time. Steven was pretty dissapointed.

      Funny one this: - When asked why he had so many lines on his jaw line he responded with: "Smiling and oral sex"


      Finally the following article is from Dominic Mohan's Bizarre column from todays Sun Newspaper.

      In my interview with Aerosmith on May 14 I may have given the impression the band spent £l0 million on drugs durlng their career.
      Yesterday guitarist Joe Perry went on the record to correct my story. He said "I demand an apology. - Aerosmith spent at least $15 million on drugs"
      I am happy to set the record straight - or not as it may be!
      The American rockers jetted into Britain yesterday to promote their Wembley Stadium show later this month with a Press conference at London's Harrods.
      The store turned a blind eye to its usual rigorous dress code.
      The band sported scruffy, unbuttoned shirts and lots of jewellery.
      Singer Steve Tyler said
      "We thought they could use us as an example for their new strategy of letting people in."

  • Pink Is Being Re-Released In The UK
      Pink is being re-issued in the UK on June 14.
      Also It looks as if there maybe a different live version of the video they will be using to promote the single in the UK.

      It will be released in the UK in 3 formats:

      CD 1 Cat no: 667534-2
      Pink
      IDWTMAT (Live, assuming from Cape Canaveral 1998)
      Hole In My Soul live (from ALSOS)

      CD 2 Cat No: 667534-5
      Pink
      What Kind Of Love Are You On?

      Cassette 667534-4
      Pink
      IDWTMAT (live)

  • I'm going to see Aerosmith tomorrow!!!
      Yes! Finally I'm going to see them Live!!!!!
      I'm leaving for Stockholm and their concert there early tomorrow morning! I'll be back on Friday evening and then I'll try to write a Review and put up the Setlist. Bye for now!
      - Cristoffer.

News as of June 8, 1999
  • Aerosmith and Run-DMC will recut a classic '87 tune
      From Entertainment Weekly's News for June 8, 1999:

      'Tricky' Treat
      Aerosmith and Run-DMC will reteam. The 'Walk This Way' hitmakers plan to recut a classic '87 tune

      by Chris Willman

      SQUAWK THIS WAY Aerosmith The historic rap-rock summit that paired Run-DMC and Aerosmith on ''Walk This Way'' (recently memorialized as one of EW's ''100 Greatest Moments in Rock'') will finally get a sequel. The two acts are reuniting for a follow-up, overseen by original producer Rick Rubin. ''Rick said that since we remade one of Aerosmith's old records in 1986, we should remake an old Run-DMC in 1999,'' says Run, a.k.a. Joseph Simmons.

      The new tune is based on the rap trio's '87 hit ''It's Tricky.'' According to Run, the initial, limited release of their late-summer album ''Crown Royal'' will be a double CD, with one disc of new songs, one of greatest hits (à la Michael Jackson's ''HIStory''). In the can are guest appearances by Nas, Method Man, and Lord Finesse (the voice on Fatboy Slim's ''The Rockafeller Skank''); the last tune to be recorded -- if all goes well -- will be a Beastie Boys hookup. But Run sounds most excited about a different rock-rap teaming: ''The Sugar Ray/Run-DMC record is completely sick,'' he promises of ''Here We Go Again.'' ''It should be given out in airsickness bags.''

  • Aerosmith In Todays Boston Herald
      Here is an article that was in the Boston Herald today:

      Aeroplane heads to Europe

      The boys from Aerosmith jetted to London yesterday to start their 20-date European tour, returning next month to gear up for Woodstock '99. And after that, they'll get going on a new album in the fall.

      ``We're looking forward to a good six weeks in Europe,'' guitar man Joe Perry told the Track. ``It's the biggest tour we've ever done over there and we're criss-crossing with the Stones, festivals and a lot of other bands that are over there. We'll start work on the new record in the fall. We've already got a couple of things written.''

      Perry said before he starts penning potential Aerosmith chart-busters, he must settle his 18-year-old son, Adrian, in at Stanford University in September. And although Adrian plays in a pick-up band around his home in California, he doesn't want to follow his famous dad's footsteps exactly.

      ``He wants to be a lawyer,'' Perry said. ``And he likes the music business and if there's one thing I found out, it's that one of the most important things to have in this business is a good lawyer.''

      But before we depart Aeroland, the band's buddies want to set the record straight about Joe and Steven Tyler's alleged tardiness the other day at KISS Concert 20.

      According to F.O.A.s, the band's main men, who were there to perform with Run DMC, were an hour early for the gig. It seems it was the Run-ers who took their sweet time Walk(ing) This Way to the Tweeter Center.

      ``One needed to eat after he got off the plane, the other wanted an extended nap in his hotel room,'' said Someone In the Know Whose Name Isn't Joe. Same old story, same old song and dance. . . .


News as of June 6, 1999
  • Aerosmith at Harrods in London on June 8th
      If you live in the UK you might like to know that Aerosmith will be making an instore appearance / signing session at Harrods in London on Tuesday 8th June at 3pm.

  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards
      As per AOL News, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" won Best song from a movie at the The 1999 MTV Movie Awards...
      Also, the broadcast of the show is suppossed to have a parody of the Animal Crackers scene with Lisa Kudrow.
      MTV will air it on Thursday, June 10th, 1999 at 8:00 P.M.

  • Classic Rock Magazine
      Cover of Classic Rock Magazine, Issue 5, July/August 1999 Aerosmith are on the front cover of the new Classic Rock Magazine, Issue 5, July/August 1999. All in all there are 8 pages including an article on Joe Perry. Quick excerpt follows:

      Even if you didn't know his name, as soon as he walked in the room - his gaunt, chisselled features and bronzed, gym-trim figure making him appear a good 20 years younger than his actual age (49) - You'd know who he was. Someone rich; maybe even someone famous. Its not just the classic Roman looks, the shiny dark mane of hair or the expensive hand-made threads that give the game away. It's the aura that surrounds him. The heat. something in the black-as-coal eyes and the slow, purposeful walk that says: watch yo ass, fucker, somebody important coming through here.

  • Liv Tyler News From Russia
      Kostya Whitford Reports:
      Liv Tyler has visit St. Petersburg! It was for the presentation of the new English movie "Evgeniy Onegin"! (this is the video version of the greatest novel on poems by the greatest Russian Poet A.S.Pushkin) Liv Tyler playes Tatiana!

  • MTV's Total Request Live (Not News)
      I was asked to put this up by Zowie...

      A bunch of us Aero-fans are getting together and requesting "Hole In My Soul" for Total Request Live on MTV on June 28th. Go to MTV.com and hit the shows section. Then Total Request live and request it either before 3 P.M. (est) on June 28th or after 3 P.M. (est) on June 27th. You can also call on June 28th but I'm not quite sure of the number so if you wanna call you might wanna watch MTV for the #. We're trying to make it big and incase you don't think it can be done some people have called in and got New Kids On The Block for #2 so it's not impossible.


News as of June 4, 1999
  • Aerosmith At The Victory Program's Annual Dinner
      Here is an article that was in the Boston Herald today:

      We hear rock 'n' roll chronicler Stephen Davis - whose latest work was ``Walk This Way,'' the authorized biography of Aerosmith - has scored a big advance to do the unauthorized biography of the Rolling Stones. Unauthorized? Sounds like the book will give the reader much more Satisfaction than the sanctioned tomes!

      And speaking of Aerosmith, bad boys Steven Tyler and Joe Perry turned out last night to party for a good cause at the Victory Programs gala in the Royal Sonesta. The Boston rockers and wives Teresa Tyler and Billie Perry showed at the soiree to support April Kramer, wife of drummer Joey Kramer, who chaired the ``Reflections '99'' fund-raiser for the Victory Programs' women and family services.

      And here's what the Boston Globe had to say about it:

      The Aerosmith crew, including Steven and Teresa Tyler, Joe and Billie Perry, Joey and April Kramer, and Tom and Terry Hamilton, were expected last night at the Victory Program's annual dinner, whose chairwoman this year was April Kramer.

  • Adrian Perry has been accepted at Stanford University
      This was in today's Boston Globe Music section:

      "Aerosmith's Joe Perry reports that his son Adrian has just been accepted at Stanford University."

  • John Kalodner Starts New 'Hair Metal' Record Company
      According to Rolling Stone Magazine issue #815 page 27:

      If you long for the days when men with teased hair stalked the earth in zebra striped spandex, John Kalodner wants to rock you like a hurricane. After subsisting on a steady diet of state fair gigs for nearly a decade, big hair metal is about to mount a comeback, thanks in large part to A & R guru Kalodner and his all hair metal Portrait Records.

      Starting this summer, Kalodner- who helped orchestrate AEROSMITH'S mid eighties resurgence-will use his label to release a steady stream of new material from such lapsed multiplatinum acts as Cinderella, RATT, Great White, Pat Benetar and Damn Yankees. Portrait will be distributed through Sony, thereby ensuring that the label will get the kind of marketing and production muscle Kalodner needs to sell his pop-metal counter revolution to the record buying public.
      Kalodner approached Sony with the idea of starting the imprint in January 1998.


News as of June 2, 1999
  • New cover version of Walk This Way by Run DMC
      According to Chris Tomlinson Run DMC will release
      "Walk This Way '99" on 28th June.

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