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News as of March 31, 2002
  • Aerosmith on the Spiderman Soundtrack!
      Chris @ AeroFANatic.com reports:

      I have gotten my hands on the final track listing for the Spiderman movie soundtrack, released on April 30th. While Aerosmith's newly recorded track, "Bad Enough", is NOT on the Soundtrack...it looks as if Aerosmith stll is on the album. Here is the tracklisting...(a double album possibly?)

      DEFAULT- "Blind"
      COREY TAYLOR- "Bother"
      ALIEN ANT FARM- "Bug Bytes"
      DANNY ELFMAN- "Farewell"
      DANNY ELFMAN- "Main Titles"
      THE HIVES- "Hate To Say I Told You So"
      CHAD KROEGER and JOSEY SCOTT- "Hero"
      INJECTED- "I-IV-V"
      THEORY OF A DEAD MAN- "Invisible Man"
      BLACK LAB- "Learn To Crawl"
      MACY GRAY- "My Nutmeg Phantasy"
      JERRY CANTRELL- "She Was My Girl"
      GREENWHEEL- "Shelter"
      BLEU- "Somebody Else"
      AEROSMITH- "Theme From Spiderman"
      PETE YORN- "Undercover"
      SUM 41- "What We're All About"
      THE STROKES- "When It Started"

      VERY INTERESTING to say the least. Maybe "Bad Enough" will make it on the upcoming Greatest Hits album? I think the reason why "Bad Enough" is NOT on the Soundtrack is that since the band has a GH coming out, the label didn't want any other song to interfere with the release. It's happened before...We shall see. Girls Of Summer I *think* is slated to be the 1st single from the GH, and we may possibly be hearing that one in late May.

  • Jack Douglas interview!
      http://www.arrowfm.com/offtherecord/otr-audio.shtml

      Listen to Jack Douglas talk about Aerosmith, from February 4, 2001. 5 real audio files:

      - Jack Douglas meets Aerosmith.
      - Douglas helps the band record their albums.
      - Jack talks about the origin of "Walk This Way".
      - Aerosmith and drug habits.
      - Aerosmith uses the sound of the Sgt. Pepper album.


News as of March 30, 2002
  • Tyler to sing National Anthem!
      According to the The Inside Track, a column in the Boston Herald, Steven Tyler is indeed going to be singing the National Anthem on Monday, April 1. This will take place at Fenway Park in Boston for the Red Sox Opening Day.

      One of the new Red Sox owners, John Henry, scheduled him to sing. Henry seems to love Boston and everything about Boston (Red Sox, Fenway, Aerosmith, etc.) So there you have it.

  • Aerosmith OFF THE RECORD This Sunday
      This Sunday: March 31st the nationally syndicated OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Aerosmith and conversation with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton. Check out this link: http://unclejoe.com

      Then click on the "Radio/Music/Racing Link" for a city in your area that is broadcasting it. For us living somewhere where the program isn't aired, some radio stations will stream the show. The list is fairly up to date and accurate, but of course, always check with the actual radio station to ensure they are still carrying the program.

  • Diana Minor's and Victoria Lesser's relations to the band
      Maybe this is something everyone else knows, but to me this was news so I though I might aswell post it... Anyway, I got a mail from a girl named Julia today, informing me that billiard player Diana Minor (mentioned on the news page here in January 2001) and designer Victoria Lesser (seen somewhere else in a pic with Steven) are actually sisters-in-laws with Aerosmith members (Diana is Billie's sister, Victoria is Karen's)

  • Aerosmith Viewer's Choic
      According to www.rockontv.com, a show called "Aerosmith Viewer's Choice" will be on MTV2 on April 7 at 2:00 and 9:00 ET! It says that viewers can go online to vote for their favorite Aero videos and parts of videos.

News as of March 28, 2002
  • Tyler to sing the National Anthem again!?
      The story about Steven Tyler singing the US National Anthem at Fenway on April 1 is from AF1:

      03.25.02 Steven Tyler to perform at fenway park?

      Rumor has it Steven will once again sing the National Anthem, this time at the Boston Red Sox home opener April 1st. This is no April Fools joke we are told. Ever since Steven sang the anthem at the New England Patriots opening game in 1999 the Sox have been trying to get the Demon of Screamin’ to sing it at Fenway, but after hearing his rendition of the Francis Scott Key’s epic at the Indy 500 some months later his invitation was revoked by the then Sox brass. Now that the team has new owners (including John Henry who happens to be an Aerosmith fan) they would be thrilled if Steven came out to sing it. We’ll keep you posted if it actually does happen.

  • Some Big News!
      - The still-untitled greatest hits is set for release in June or July. It will cover everything "really from Toys in the Attic until now", according to Hamilton.

      - The collection will have a couple good new songs on it, and they're not going to put it out until they're satisfied.

      - The band will begin to line up North American dates for August or September

      - The group's long rumored blues album may also come to fruition soon. "It would be like what Spielberg does in filmmaking," Hamilton says. "He can make broad-based commercial films that are still really good, like E.T., but also do something more cerebral, like Schindler's List. It would great to be able to do that type of thing. After you establish yourself with these huge albums, you can also try different projects. It's better than going up against Britney every week.

      - Hamilton says Kid Rock, Shakira, Pink, Nelly, Nas, Papa Roach and Sum 41 have all signed on to participate in the MTV tribute. Janet Jackson, the recipient of last year's honors, will introduce the band at the April 14th event, which will then air on MTV April 17th.


      Read about all the above and more in the article here below...


      It's easy to forget that Aerosmith -- the subject of next month's second annual "mtvICON" tribute, and a group who's success is now inseparable from pop music television -- predate by nearly a decade the network that has broadcast so many of its nine lives. The Boston-based band sent their self-titled debut album, with the timeless "Dream On," to rock radio stations in 1973, compiled their 10 million-selling Greatest Hits in 1980 -- and in 2001 released their latest platinum effort, Just Push Play.The improbability of it all isn't lost on bassist Tom Hamilton, now, like the rest of his band mates, over fifty.

      "I still find it hard to believe," he says. "When MTV started, we were actually broken up. [Guitarists] Joe [Perry] and Brad [Whitford] had left the band. So I remember watching MTV and thinking it was this great new thing, and that it was too bad we wouldn't be a part of it. But somehow we managed to grab on to the last inches of rope before we fell off the face of the earth and eventually got around to making some videos. We did have a lot of success before MTV. But that only counts for back then. Rock & roll is immediate. It's about what's going on now. And we like to think of ourselves as in the moment." So perpetually "in the moment" are Aerosmith that they have rolled out enough hits since 1973 -- radio and video -- to fill the original as well as two subsequent "best of" albums, and are currently working on a fourth, still-untitled greatest hits set for release in June or July. "We've got our Columbia era, we've got our Geffen era and we've got our neo-Columbia era, and we want to cover all that," says Hamilton. "Really from Toys in the Attic until now.

      "The upcoming compilation will include a couple new tracks, one of which may or may not be "Bad Enough," a song the band wrote for the upcoming Spider Man movie, scheduled to open in May. "It's all fluid," says Hamilton of the new material. "There are a couple songs coming into their own. But nothing definite yet. All we know is that the collection will have a couple good new songs on it, and we're not going to put it out until we're satisfied. It's not like we want to take a couple of old shoes out of the closet and throw them out there."Hamilton also says that the band, which only recently wrapped up a world tour, will begin to line up North American dates for August or September -- "kind of the same tour with a big break in it."

      The group's long rumored blues album may also come to fruition soon. "It would be like what Spielberg does in filmmaking," Hamilton says. "He can make broad-based commercial films that are still really good, like E.T., but also do something more cerebral, like Schindler's List. It would great to be able to do that type of thing. After you establish yourself with these huge albums, you can also try different projects. It's better than going up against Britney every week."In the meantime, Hamilton says Kid Rock, Shakira, Pink, Nelly, Nas, Papa Roach and Sum 41 have all signed on to participate in the MTV tribute. Janet Jackson, the recipient of last year's honors, will introduce the band at the April 14th event, which will then air on MTV April 17th.

      ----

      While I can honestly say that none of the artists that will appear on the ICONS show are much to my liking, atleast Shakira is nice to look at... :)

  • Boston Magazine
      There was an article in Boston magazine listing 64 reasons why people live in Boston. This was #11.

      Steven Tyler's Lips

  • Newsweek
      Turns out Tyler's Got Milk? ad is also in Newsweek. The issue is April 1, 2002 with the "Future of Israel?" cover. Page 46.

      Also, the following was in Newsweek, March 27, 2002. Note that this is only a joke...

      The Borowitz Report
      Can the news be funny?
      Humorist Andy Borowitz thinks so

      Rockers Rap on Social Security
      U2's Bono wants reforms, but Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has other ideas

      Mar. 27-- In a sign that he intends to step up his day-to-day involvement in the workings of the federal government, Irish rocker Bono delivered a 1,062-page plan to Congress today. His aim: to insure the Social Security program's solvency through fiscal year 2050.

      But Bono gave a sneak preview one night earlier, interrupting a U2 concert at London's Wembley Stadium to explain his proposal. "In 2000, the Social Security system took in $568 billion and paid out $415 billion," Bono told the standing-room-only crowd in a 45-minute presentation complete with pie charts and bar graphs.

      "But some privatization of the program will be necessary to insure its solvency when the so-called baby boom generation retires," said Bono, who coauthored the proposal with U2 guitarist the Edge.

      While Bono's plan is garnering high marks on both sides of the aisle in Congress, it faces stiff opposition from one quarter: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who excoriated Bono's proposal at an Aerosmith concert in Foxboro, Mass.

      "Bono's plan requires breaking into the Social Security lockbox by fiscal year 2012," said Tyler, interrupting a verse of Aerosmith's smash hit "Jaded" to talk about Social Security. "My plan doesn't go anywhere near the lockbox."

      Tyler delivered his own 1,312-page proposal to overhaul Social Security to Congress this morning, and while some in Washington welcomed the attention that the two rockers were bringing to the issue, others remained nonplused.

      "Quite frankly, we were all better off when these guys were just trashing hotel rooms and flipping over vans," said one member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

      © 2002 Newsweek, Inc.


News as of March 27, 2002
  • Rock Star Baby Ad
      From NY Post...

      BON Jovi drummer Tico Torres is trying to oust the designer of his clothing line for kids, Rock Star Baby, now that it's turning a profit.

      In 2000, Torres, formerly married to supermodel Eva Herzigova, started the luxury children's wear company with designer Cinzia Spalletti, who also launched Halston's baby line and worked for Donatella Versace and Giorgio Armani.

      Their ad campaign features the likes of Jon Bon Jovi and *Aerosmith's Steven Tyler* holding well-turned-out tots. Last year, they staged a fashion show at the Puck Building featuring Mick Jagger's sexy model daughter Elizabeth and hot-blooded hotel heiress Nicky Hilton. [...]

  • Entertainment Tonight
      On Entertainment Tonight they always have a little question about someone famous when it is their birthday. Last night the question was "Which rock star was recently in a Got Milk? ad?" The choices were Mick Jagger, Sting, and Steven Tyler. After they announced the correct answer, they showed about 3 seconds of film they had shot at the photo shoot for the Got Milk? ad with Steven in it.

  • That '70's Show
      Last night on That 70's show, in the begining, Kelso was alone in the basement and the rest of them walked in. He handed Eric Aerosmith's "Live Bootleg" album and said "for my friend that rocks"

  • Now 9 is now #1...
      NOW vol 9, featuring the Aerosmith track Just Push Play, debuts at #1 on the Billboard Charts this week with almost 420,000 copies sold. Nearly doubling the sales from the #2 act this week..

  • Classic Rock March 2002
      In the March 2002 issue of Classic Rock, there is a reader's 2001 poll. Aerosmith were voted for Best Album, and Tyler as Best Singer! Other awards worth included:

      Biggest Babe: Liv Tyler
      Best Film: Lord Of The Rings
      Worst Album: Limp Bizkit "New Old Songs"
      Best Box Set: Pink Floyd "Echoes"
      Best Guitarist: Jimmy Page
      Biggest Bore: Axl Rose (for 2nd year)

  • Got Milk
      This ad is also in the new Time magazine for those who are interested

  • ... and finally, a little rumour...
      I do not know where this rumour comes from, but this was posted on one of the Aerosmith mailinglists I'm on...

      "Steven might sing the national anthem at the red sox opener"


News as of March 26, 2002
  • Happy Birthday mr Tyler!
      Today the Demon Of Screamin' turned 54! Happy Birthday Steven!

      Aero Force One posted an address to which you could send Steven's birthday wishes. The following is the address:

      Aero Force One
      c/o Steven's Birthday Wishes
      P.O. Box 66426
      Chicago, Ill. 60666-0426

  • Howard Stern comments on Got Milk Ad
      Howard Stern commented on Steven's "Got Milk?" ad this morning saying that it was "scary" and "gay" (Steven's mouth open w/ white stuff all over it)"

  • 1st Annual Aerobuds Award
      It just came to my attention that "BoneKnuckleandSkin" started a poll at the board "Aerobuds", where you can vote for their favorite "unofficial" Aerosmith site.
      [link to the Aerobuds Award post]

      When I was told about it, I checked it out and it looked like Rock This Way was "winning" at the time, which I found very flattering. Thanks to everyone who has voted for this site!

      The post in question looked as follows:

      1st Annual Aerobuds Award

      With award show fever gripping the country, I figured now would be a good time to vote for your favorite "unofficial" Aerosmith site. Below ( in no particular order) are the 5 that are generally considered to be the best, vote for your favorite.

      Voting ends at midnight April 10th.

      The site voted the best by Aerobuds visitors will receive a special award graphic for their site.

      Rock This Way
      AeroFANatic
      Clive's Page
      Aero Canal
      Aerosmith Island

      As of when I checked it out, the reults of the voting looked as follows:

      Results (total votes = 35):

      Rock This Way 18 / 51.4%
      AeroFANatic 6 / 17.1%
      Clive's Page 7 / 20.0%
      Aero Canal 1 / 2.9%
      Aerosmith Island 3 / 8.6%


News as of March 25, 2002
  • New Song Titles, Blues Album, Tyler Solo album and more!!
      What follows here are a few excerpts from a lengthier article (see below)...

      - Aerosmith has recorded a new song called "Bad Enough" for the keenly awaited "Spider-Man" movie, which opens in North America May 3.

      - That song, along with "Girls of Summer" and "Climbing the Walls," was recorded earlier this month during a band retreat in Hawaii. The tunes will probably see the light of day on the upcoming hits record, due out in June or July"

      - The blues record was first proposed about five years ago by Columbia Records, Aerosmith's current and original label, and the project took on new urgency after Tyler and Perry heard a tribute album "Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith," featuring artists performing blues renditions of the band's tracks. "There's gonna be stuff that'll sound like classic blues, and we'll probably pay homage to some of that," said Perry. "But I also think there's gonna be a little experimenting in there that we haven't done in a long while."

      - Tyler is seriously thinking of raising $20 million so he can fly to the International Space Station, write a song there and perform it for a global audience.

      - He also wants to follow in the footsteps of Perry and Whitford by recording a solo album. He feels that tunes he records at home, he said, lose some of their spark when he brings them to the band to perform.
      "It just affords you to do things you can't do with the band. If I went out and wrote a song with Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), who's going to play the bass when I bring it to my band? I'd rather have Flea on it."
      Besides Flea, Tyler's wish list of collaborators includes Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, veteran pianist Johnnie Johnson and bluegrass musician Alison Krauss, whom Tyler has spent a lot of time with recently.

      Now to read the entire article (which includes some more interesting things) from which the above came, just keep on reading....

      Aerosmith back in the saddle with diverse projects

      By Dean Goodman

      LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The train keeps a-rollin' for Aerosmith, the bad boys of American rock 'n' roll, who are working on a slew of projects before returning to the concert circuit in the fall.

      The veteran quintet, which wrapped up an eight-month tour of North America and Japan in early February, said last week that it will be the subject of MTV's second annual mtvICON tribute concert in Los Angeles next month. Country rocker Kid Rock, rapper Nelly and pop singer Pink were the first to commit to the show, which will be taped at a Hollywood movie studio April 14 and air April 17 on the music cable network.

      Singer Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry told Reuters in separate interviews the band also has recorded new songs for a greatest-hits album in the summer and the upcoming "Spider-Man" film. Other plans include a visit to Japan in June to play at a World Cup soccer match and revived plans to make a blues album.

      "A band isn't a band unless they're playing together," said Perry, 51. "Otherwise it's just five guys that are living off their royalty checks."

      The checks have poured in since Aerosmith regrouped in the late 1980s from the excesses of drugs and ego that cut short its initial run of success in the 1970s, a time when the band rocked the charts and arenas with such hits as "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion."

      "I don't know whether we're making up for lost time, but we floundered along for so long, and then we lost everything from those insidious '80s when the rug was pulled out from under our feet from being the rebels that we so loved to be," said Tyler, who turns 54 March 26.

      "I thought I was going to grow up and be an ex-con. Here I am an icon!"

      Rounded out by rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, 50, bassist Tom Hamilton, 50, and drummer Joey Kramer, 51, Aerosmith has indeed reached a new generation of fans through ballads like "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" and such trademark saucy ditties as "Love In An Elevator."

      LOVE IN A SPACE STATION?

      Tyler and Perry, sometimes known as the Toxic Twins but now very much sober, also are working on projects aside from the band. Tyler is seriously thinking of raising $20 million so he can fly to the International Space Station, write a song there and perform it for a global audience.

      "Every bit of this ... life is a dream, and to make dreams come to true that's what I do," he said.

      He also wants to follow in the footsteps of Perry and Whitford by recording a solo album. He feels that tunes he records at home, he said, lose some of their spark when he brings them to the band to perform.

      "It just affords you to do things you can't do with the band. If I went out and wrote a song with Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), who's going to play the bass when I bring it to my band? I'd rather have Flea on it."

      Besides Flea, Tyler's wish list of collaborators includes Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, veteran pianist Johnnie Johnson and bluegrass musician Alison Krauss, whom Tyler has spent a lot of time with recently.

      Chili peppers also figure in Perry's plans, literally. The lifelong chile aficionado will launch a line of hot sauces, called "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Hot Sauce" in the next month. The logo will feature a flaming skull.

      "There's a lot of closet hot sauce fans out there," Perry said. "I've been a fan forever. I can remember being 12 and being the only one that would go for the mustard and Tabasco."

      Aerosmith always has possessed an entrepreneurial flair, and was an initial investor in the House of Blues chain. Perry and Tyler own a restaurant in their Boston hometown, while Whitford operates an indoor race track in the city.

      SPIDER-MAN AND BLUES

      On the music front, Aerosmith has recorded a new song called "Bad Enough" for the keenly awaited "Spider-Man" movie, which opens in North America May 3. The band received a huge boost a few years ago when its ballad "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" was included on the "Armageddon" soundtrack.

      Perry, a comic book buff, wrote the theme music for a "Spider-Man" cartoon a few years ago and even has a Spider-Man guitar. The film soundtrack is still being put together, and the band does not know whether its song will make the cut.

      That song, along with "Girls of Summer" and "Climbing the Walls," was recorded earlier this month during a band retreat in Hawaii. The tunes will probably see the light of day on the upcoming hits record, due out in June or July even though the band's former Geffen Records label released a 2-CD compilation, "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology," just last November.

      The blues record was first proposed about five years ago by Columbia Records, Aerosmith's current and original label, and the project took on new urgency after Tyler and Perry heard a tribute album "Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith," featuring artists performing blues renditions of the band's tracks.

      "There's gonna be stuff that'll sound like classic blues, and we'll probably pay homage to some of that," said Perry. "But I also think there's gonna be a little experimenting in there that we haven't done in a long while."

      Details about the soccer performance in Japan are sketchy, but Perry was looking forward to it because his knowledge of the game, he said, extends only as far as news reports about hooligans.

  • InStyle Magazine
      In InStyle they mention that Steven bought these set of shells - page 267 - then you can also get "Liv's Glowing Look" page 296

  • Two Other Reasons to get US Magazine
      Besides the Milk AD - there's also two pix of Liv and her fiance on the beaches, also if you go directly to the center of the page there's a pic of Justin and Britney with Joe Perry....

  • Got Milk? ad
      GOT MILK - It's also on the inside back cover of the April 1 issue of US Weekly (issue #372) There's a caption: "They say calcium in milk helps keep bones growin' and rockin' until you're about 35 and strong long after. Ya think soda can do that? Dream on."

News as of March 23, 2002
  • Now Up On The AF1 Site....
      Can You Be in L.A. on April 14th to Attend the MTV Icon Taping?

      A modest number of VIP passes to the MTV Icons taping April 14 in Los Angeles are available now through AF1. Keep in mind:

      Tickets are non-transferable, so you personally must attend and bring your photo ID to claim your pass in L.A.
      There is no cost for the ticket (it's priceless) -- but you must be responsible for your own travel and/or lodging.
      All entries must be emailed by midnight ET Wednesday, March 27th.

      All winners will be notified by 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 28th via email or fax.

      Please, only if you’re certain you can make the taping in Los Angeles, email mtvicons@aeroforceone.com to enter the lottery and be sure to include your:

      Name

      Member ID number

      Phone (daytime and night)

      Fax number
      Email address for confirmation, if you are selected

      MTV debuted MTV Icons last year for the first time with Janet Jackson. This year it will be bigger and better than before when Aerosmith is MTV's honoree. The taping will feature a number of artists playing Aerosmith songs: Pink, Train, Kid Rock and others -- as well as a medley of songs performed by Aerosmith. Artists will cover Aerosmith songs, talk about their connections and share their stories about how Aerosmith's music has heavily influenced them in one way or another. The taping will take place at a custom-built sound stage in Los Angeles.


      -----
      The only problem is if you e-mail the address, your e-mail bounces back saying no account has been established. Hopefully they'll get that sorted out on Monday.;)

  • Spiderman Soundtrack Bands
      According to Chris @ AeroFANatic.com, this is a list that is 90% accurate as to the bands that will be on the Spiderman Soundtrack. One or 2 of these MAY not make it, but it's a pretty good idea of who and what will be on it...

      Aerosmith?
      Alien Ant Farm
      Bleu
      Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
      Default
      Macy Gray
      Nickleback/Saliva/Jerry Cantrell
      Planet Us
      Sense Field
      Stone Temple Pilots
      Sum 41 (<---1st single and video)
      Union Underground


News as of March 22, 2002
  • Aerosmith marathon on MTV Europe!?
      According to the biggest Israeli news website, Ynet, MTV Europe has announced that April 11th will be dedicated all to Aerosmith, from 11 AM to 11 PM!

      Nothing But Aerosmith For 12 Hours!! Call in sick European fans, and get the VCR's ready!! :)

  • Steven and Family in Hawaii in Rolling Stone
      In this month's issue of Rolling Stone (Shakira is on the cover. April 11, 2002 edition), on page 32, there is a picture of Steven and his family in Hawaii.

      AEROSMITH FAMILY VALUES Rock & roll never takes a holiday, but nobody could begrudge Aerosmith's liver-lipped frontman, Steven Tyler, for jetting off to Hawaii for a well-deserved vacation with wife Teresa and their kids. The Tyler family hit the water, where they frolicked with a real, live dolphin. Just remember, gang: No swimming for twenty minutes after rocking.

      The caption reads:

      AEROSMITH FAMILY VALUES
      Rock & roll never takes a holiday, but nobody could begrudge Aerosmith's liver-lipped frontman, Steven Tyler, for jetting off to Hawaii for a well-deserved vacation with wife Teresa and their kids. The Tyler family hit the water, where they frolicked with a real, live dolphin. Just remember, gang: No swimming for twenty minutes after rocking.

  • Tyler in "Got Milk?" ad!
      Got Milk? On the back of the new US Weekly w/ Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on the cover, Steven has his own "Got Milk?" ad!

      Tyler's on the back page of April's issue of the magazine "Us" in a Got Milk? commercial

      In this week's People magazine (Liza Minelli on the cover) Steven is in a "Got Milk?" ad. It's on the page after the crossword puzzle, around page 100.

      The ad is also on the last page of Entertainment Weekly. The back page. It's the issue with ET on the cover.

  • Dutch TV
      Tomorrow on Dutch MTV is the Diary of Pink, starting at 13.00 hours. There are two short clips of Steven in it from the United We Stand-gig.

      Also, Sander van Dalen sent me the following info. It's taken from the dutch mtv site and translated into english. When mtvICON is going to be aired in Holland:

      Aerosmith new mtvICON
      With a carreer of more then 30 years, Aerosmith is the best band to be honored by MTV for the second edition of mtvICON. mtvICON honors a band or artist who does splendid work for music, the music video and the popculture. The program will consist of performances and speeches of various artists and celebrities that are influenced by Aerosmith. Janet Jackson, the first mtvICON of last year, will open the show. The members of Aerosmith will end the show with a performance. April 14th, the feast will take place and it will be aired later that month on mtv.


News as of March 21, 2002
  • The Tokyo Concert!
      6/27/02 is the date of one of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002 official concerts. From what I hear Aerosmith and (2 or 3) other artists will perform on 6/27/02. The concerts are 6/27 and 6/28, before the World Cup-final. The final is 6/30, in Yokohama, Japan...

      This concert (all of it or only a part of it, I don't know) will air world-wide in Europe, South America and more.

      This will not be another Japanese tour, only one special outdoor-concert, to be aired on TV or radio worldwide!

  • Latest on Spiderman Soundtrack!
      This report is from MTV News...

      Songs by Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, Default and Slipknot's Corey Taylor as well as a collaboration between Jerry Cantrell and members of Nickelback and Saliva are being considered for the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie soundtrack.

      Sum 41 plan to contribute a Rick Rubin-produced version of "It's What We're All About," and they're shooting a video for the tune Wednesday (March 20) in their hometown of Toronto, according to an Island Def Jam spokesperson. The song, a live version of which appears on the four-song EP Motivation, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single.

      Alien Ant Farm recorded the track "Bug Bytes" in January, according to their publicist; and a song by Slipknot lead screamer Corey Taylor's solo project has been submitted, according to a source close to that band. Taylor's an admitted Web-head fan and even wears a Spider-Man ring.

      Though they have yet to hit the studio, according to a publicist close to the project, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger and Saliva frontman Josey Scott are preparing the tentatively titled "Hero," while Default will lend their "Blind" to the collection. The song was co-written and co-produced by the band and Kroeger, who also produced and co-wrote much of Default's debut, The Fallout.

      Aerosmith have recently recorded a few possible tunes for the soundtrack in Maui, Hawaii, according to their publicist; and Planet Us, a group comprising former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and current bassist Michael Anthony along with Journey guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo, have offered two possibilities, the band's manager said.

      The soundtrack is due April 30, a week later than previously expected, according to a Columbia Records spokesperson. The film, which stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, hits theatres May 3.

      Reeling in a track list for the soundtrack is somewhat sticky. A Columbia spokesperson said no decisions have been made on what will be included, and discussions are still pending on whether the resulting LP will be primarily song-based, score-based, a combination of the two or two separate records.

  • Send in Aerosmith memories and stories to MTV!
      At MTV.com there's something that could be of interest for many of you Aerosmith fans out there. They have a section on the website that is looking for your favorite Aerosmith memories and stories. They may use them in an upcoming show or something. Just look for the picture of Steven and click there.

News as of March 20, 2002
  • Recording date of ICONS!
      The ICONS show is being taped on APRIL 14th, and will be Broadcast on MTV April 17th...

  • Aerosmith to tour Japan.. again!
      According to Pollstar.com, Aerosmith will perform in Tokyo, Japan on June 27th!

      Thu 06/27/02 Tokyo, JPN Tokyo Stadium

      This does make sense as Joe Perry said "See you again this June" after the final show at the Tokyo Dome (2002-02-03)

  • Aerosmith to perform on ICON
      According to the following the band are indeed going to perform!

      "Aerosmith will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their music, and their videos. Kid Rock, Pink, and others are scheduled to honor Aerosmith with their musical interpretations of signature Aerosmith songs before a packed house. In addition, last year's honoree Janet Jackson will take to the stage to open this year's show with a testimonial. For the finale, Aerosmith will take the stage for a show-stopping performance. A full list of talent will be announced shortly."

  • ICON Commercial
      Apparently, there's now a commercial for the ICON show airing on MTV! It has Sweet Emotion playing in the background, but there are no shots of the band.

  • Now Volume 9
      The Now VOLUME 9 cd featuring Just Push Play as well as other hit songs from the past year was released in stores yesterday...

      According to Chris @ AeroFANatic.com, word on the street is that the compilation is selling like HOTCAKES, and should easily surpass 300K in sales for a #1 debut.

  • Latest on ICON from Billboard

      Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

      As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs will be performed by a host of other acts, including Kid Rock, Train, and Pink, who is expected to cover the group's 1989 No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Janie's Got a Gun." The event will tape April 14 in Los Angeles and air three days later on MTV.

      Jackson herself will offer a "testimonal" at the outset of the broadcast, while Aerosmith will take the stage for the event's finale. A host of additional participating artists will be announced soon.

      Aerosmith's late '80s resurgence owed a great deal to MTV exposure for such videos as "Walk This Way," "Dude Looks Like a Lady," "Janie's Got a Gun," and "Cryin'," which featured Alicia Silverstone and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's daughter Liv as temptress runaways. That clip was voted as the all-time favorite video by MTV viewers in 1994.

      "Aerosmith is one of those very few bands whose influence pre-dates and spans the entire history of MTV," MTV Entertainment president Brian Graden said in a statement. "They have become a fixture at the network, and we are thrilled to be able to honor them in this fashion for their continuing contributions to music and music video."

      As previously reported, Aerosmith has recorded a handful of new songs that may be released on an EP or an upcoming greatest hits album. The band is also mulling a DVD, a TV concert special, and a contribution to the soundtrack for the summer film "Spider Man."

      -- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.


News as of March 19, 2002
  • One year in the Hall Of Fame!
      Today is Aerosmith's one year anniversary of induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

  • Nikki Sixx writing for Aerosmith?!
      Motely Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has written a song for possible consideration by Aerosmith on the band's forthcoming studio album. "I could die and go to heaven if I was to ever see my name next to Tyler/Perry on songwriting credits," commented Sixx.

  • Song likely to be performed on the ICONS show
      Train is likely to be covering "Last Child". They have performed this song live before, at a show back in March of 2001. Apparently they did an excellent cover of it. Train's cover of "Last Child" is available on audiogalaxy, for those interested.

News as of March 18, 2002
  • Scheduled ICON Performers...
      4 performers has been announced, scheduled to perform at the MTV ICON gig, set to roll on April 17th...

      -Pink
      -Kid Rock
      -Train
      -Lenny Kravitz

      There is going to be probably 3 other acts to cover an Aerosmith song, and then Aerosmith most likely will hit the stage and rip it up for a few songs. All of this will be intercut with band interviews and interviews from the other artists telling just how influential Aerosmith's music was on them...

      From aeroforceone.com...

      "MTV debuted MTV Icons last year for the first time with Janet Jackson. This year it will be bigger and better than before with Aerosmith as their featured artist of the year. The Icons show will include a half dozen or more bands including artists Pink, Train and Kid Rock to name a few that will cover an Aerosmith song, talk about their connections and give their own testimonials to how Aerosmith's music has heavily influenced them in one way or another. Lots of surprises around this folks! We'll keep you posted."

  • Dodge Radio Commericals
      I don't know if these are new but I haven't heard anyone mention theme before anyway. Apparently, there's now a Dodge/Aerosmith commerical on the radio aswell. Steven is screaming and Just Push Play is playing in the backround of the guy talking. It's a longer version of the song than they play on TV.

  • VH1's Rock the Hall: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
      Throughout this week VH1 is airing a show called Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, they do show Aerosmith receiving their award, and there are some very interesting incidents they show during the induction ceremony.

      Here is the schedule (times are Central):

      Mar 18 01:00am
      Mar 18 10:00am
      Mar 18 04:00pm
      Mar 19 02:00pm
      Mar 20 12:00pm
      Mar 21 01:00am


News as of March 16, 2002
  • Billboard Article
      Not all that much in this article that we didn't already know, but the last line sounds interesting...

      Aerosmith Gets Busy On New Songs, Projects

      Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just Push Play" (Columbia), Aerosmith recently convened in Hawaii with frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen to write some new songs that may see the light of day on a future EP or greatest hits album. The veteran Boston rock outfit is also mulling a live DVD, a network TV special, and a contribution to the soundtrack to the summer film "Spider Man."

      "We're not really sure what form it's going to take, but we'd like to put some new music out by this spring," guitarist Joe Perry told Aerosmith's fan club Web site. "So we felt we would take the momentum of playing, of just capturing that feeling at the end of a tour. You know usually we get off the road and we are usually pretty burnt out and we take some time off and then we start writing. But this time we felt, I know personally my playing is better just from playing live and hearing how the fans reacted to the songs off the record, so we kind of wanted to take some of that energy and sit down and see what we got."

      Perry said the group has discussed releasing a greatest hits collection that offers "the best of both eras ... the stuff from the '70s, '80s, and '90s." Aerosmith is no stranger to such releases, having issued an array of live and hits packages in its nearly 30-year career. The group's most recent greatest hits set, 1994's "Big Ones," debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of four million copies.

      Each show from the Just Push Play tour was recorded, but Perry admits another concert-related release might not be "at the top of the list right now. We're talking about ... maybe doing a network special that we can put out as a long-form DVD."

      In other Aerosmith news, the group will be the subject of MTV's second "ICON" special, set for April 17. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, the honored artist's songs will be performed by a host of other acts. Although the full lineup for the event has yet to be announced, Pink is expected to perform Aerosmith's 1989 No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Janie's Got a Gun."

      -- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

  • Nelly's #1 video on the Training Day DVD
      As you may remember, Joe Perry was featured in the video for the rapper Nelly's song "No. 1". Now, that song was from the movie "Training Day." The movie in question is now to be released on DVD, and the music video will also be featured on the DVD. You can order it at CDnow, Amazon or your local movie store.

      Joe spent a Monday in a desert outside Las Vegas in 110 degree heat to record the video. ``They called me up when we were in L.A. and asked if I could meet Nelly in the desert outside Vegas,'' said Joe. ``So I got myself to the desert.''


News as of March 15, 2002
  • More on ICONS
      Chris @ AeroFANatic.com reports:

      According to MTV, Aerosmith will be their featured ICONS guest in April. If this ICONS episode mirrors the Janet Jackson one, here are some things we will be in store for...

      - Most likely 7-8 Aero songs, to be covered by some POPULAR musicians.
      - Would not surprise me to see Aerosmith play a few songs.
      - Interviews are part of the show, so expect to see recent interviews from the band.
      - With 10 songs roughly all told, and interviews, I'm guessing the show will be 2 hours long.

  • News from MTV.com

      Aerosmith Head To Hawaii To Record New Tunes

      By Jon Wiederhorn
      03/13/2002

      Many bands take lengthy vacations after a worldwide tour. Others head right back into the studio to get crackin' on their next album. Aerosmith are combining the best of both worlds.

      Following their Japanese tour last month, the group flew to Maui, Hawaii, for three weeks with Just Push Play producer and songwriter Marti Frederiksen to scuba dive, catch some rays and begin working on new tunes.

      "We'd like to put some new music out by this spring," Joe Perry said on the band's official fan club Web site. "So we felt we would take the momentum of playing, of just capturing that feeling at the end of a tour ... I know personally my playing is better just from playing live and hearing how the fans reacted to the songs off the record. So we kind of wanted to take some of that energy and sit down and see what we got."

      Aerosmith hope the sessions are productive enough to yield a couple of songs to tag onto an upcoming greatest-hits album, which will likely feature both live and studio recordings, according to the band's publicist. Aerosmith taped every show from the past year and are currently rooting through the recordings, the publicist added.

      "We're not really sure what form it's [all] going to take in the next few months," Perry said. "We're thinking maybe a greatest-hits record because there hasn't been a greatest-hits record that's had the best of both eras — the stuff from the '70s, '80s and the '90s."

      That's arguable. Since 1978, Aerosmith have released nine live or greatest-hits albums: Live Bootleg (1978), Greatest Hits (1980), Classics Live! (1986), Classics Live! 2 (1987), Gems (1988), Big Ones (1994), A Little South of Sanity (1998), Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology (2001) and Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection (2001). In addition, Aerosmith have issued two box sets: Pandora's Box (1991) and Box of Fire (1994).

      Aside from material for the upcoming best-of record, Aerosmith are hoping to write a song for the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, though at this point nothing's been confirmed.

      "That's certainly one that we've had some interest in and they've had some interest in us doing it," Perry said. "With movies though, you never know until the last minute."

      Sadly, all Hawaii vacations — even those that involve studio sessions — inevitably come to an end and then it's time to go back to work. In Aerosmith's case, that means hitting the road again. Although no additional dates have been booked, Perry said the group will head back out in the fall for a new round of shows.

      Of course, they'll have plenty of sauce to keep them invigorated — no, not booze sauce, barbecue sauce. Perry is marketing bottles of Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce and selling them on www.joeperrysrockyourworld.com. The first batch of orders ships in May.


News as of March 13, 2002
  • Aerosmith are ICONS
      According to MTV... MTV will be honoring Aerosmith with a special ICONS episode. This show features hot musical acts of today showing their appreciation of the boys' music by playing their songs. And yes, the boys are scheduled to be there...and HOPEFULLY will do a song or two. This show is slated to debut in May...

News as of March 12, 2002
  • Cover of Dream On to appear on Eminem album!?
      From eminemworld.com

      Not much is known about the new disc, but a source inside Eminem's camp says that it is likely to include a new take on the Aerosmith nugget "Dream On" as well as a track that centers around a song by late Beatle George Harrison.

  • Tyler on reading books
      http://www.bookmagazine.com/issue21/rocking.shtml

      Rocking Wonderland
      Sex, drugs, rock & roll ... and, believe it or not, reading

      by Megan Quitkin

      BOOK talks to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler about Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Rumi— before tracking down a few connections between music lyrics and the world of books

      The song "Sunshine," from your latest album, Just Push Play, has a lot of references to rabbits, hatters and mushrooms. Was it influenced by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
      Sunshine was a girl I made love to in my mom and dad's bed when I was seventeen on LSD. She was my ray of sunshine at that time. In my experiences, I was Alice for a couple of years, and the tea party was any band I was ever in.

      What are musicians doing, exactly, when they borrow—or steal—a writer's ideas?
      It's a little tip of the hat to those you've learned from. If there's a deeper understanding that you can borrow from, or if you can use the ladle of others to drink from the well of knowledge, do it.

      Who are some of your favorite writers?
      Oh, God, get [Jalaluddin] Rumi's Jewels of Remembrance. You won't believe what this guy was thinking hundreds of years ago. Marianne Williamson is great. Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening is wonderful. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is brilliant....One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is teaching them to read books. I'll never forget when I read John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley my senior year in high school. I've got a bunch of Steinbeck stuff.

      How did you get started as a book collector? I got most of them from my grandfather's library. When I was nine years old, I was lurking around in his library and saw Man's Closest Relations, an exposé from 1825 that shows shaved monkeys, gorillas and orangutans, with genitals and all, standing next to a man. That'll tweak your curiosity. Now I've got the original copies of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some early Greek mythology about the gods' pecking order.

      Speaking of mythology, what's your take on the new film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, featuring your daughter Liv?
      I read the books in the '60s. What a brilliant man. He invented this whole language, and when Liv started doing the movies a year and a half ago, she actually spoke this language—I've got it on my little voice recorder here.

      What do you read in between shows when you're on tour?
      I always keep a book by the side of my bed, because I need a drift net to catch me. I throw parties every other night for 20,000 people, and I keep grounded by reading. It keeps me from getting sucked into my own little world.

      Read more about music lyrics and the world of books in the complete article, "Rocking Wonderland," in the March/April 2002 issue of BOOK. Call 1-800-317-BOOK to subscribe or to order a back issue.

  • Steven Tyler in US Magazine
      Steven is on page 30 of US Magazine. There are 2 photos of him kissing a Dlophin. You can view these pictures at www.aero247.com. The pictures features Tyler, a dolphin and a trainer, and in one of the pictures you see Tyler kissing the dolphin.. According to US Magazine, it was shot in Honolulu. It's the issue with Liz Hurley on the cover.

  • Steven Tyler and Mrs Brady??
      On the Rosi show, she had Florence Henderson on AKA Mrs. Brady, she showed of picture she had taken with Steven Tyler at last year Indy 500 race, and how they talk about their skin treatments and how much Steven loved her and kissed her with his nice Big lips...

  • New video clips

News as of March 11, 2002
  • Joe Perry's Rock Your World TM Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce
      Joe Perry’s Rock Your World Hot Sauce Boneyard Brew Joe will be coming out with his own brand of hot sauce called "Joe Perry's Rock your World Boneyard Brew." The sauce will not ship until May 1, 2002 but can be ordered online at www.joeperrysrockyourworld.com.
      It's Joe's own hot sauce bottled for your pallets own tasting pleasure. Joe told AF1, “The Boneyard Brew is in the middle to on the mild side. But there will be a really hot one coming out very soon as well. The first batch will be signed and numbered and they’ll be a special edition. It’ll come in a box and it’ll be really cool. Then right along side it we’ll be selling the regular bottles as well.”

      Joe Perry's new hot sauce will rock your world with its incredible flavor and taste. Made with the finest fresh red Habanero peppers, fresh garlic, fresh onions, fresh squeezed limejuice, fresh red bell peppers, Chipotle peppers and salt.

      © 2002 Joe Perry's Rock Your World, Inc. All rights reserved.

      Price: $7.99 (http://www.ashleyfood.com)

  • These Guys Don't Stop (AF1)
      Joe Perry has not been home yet this year. Steven Tyler has slept in his own bed a grand total of 3 nights in 2002. As you know the band started out in early January on the last leg of the “Just Push Play Tour.” They ended the tour with a series of shows in the land of the rising sun. After that Steven and Joe flew to Maui along with Producer Marti Frederiksen to begin writing for a bunch of new projects that will see the light of day in the upcoming months. Keep it here folks because you are not going to miss a thing. Yeah, yeah I know it’s corny but true. There is a lot going on this year even if the band will be off the road for most of it. Joey has a new CD of drum loops out, Joe will be coming out with his own brand of hot sauce called “Joe Perry’s Rock your World Boneyard Brew.” Order that online starting May 1st at www.joeperrysrockyourworld.com. So keep it here and keep it real because if you snooze, you lose!

  • Joe Perry interview at AF1
      There is a short little interview on AF1 with Joe about the bands happenings as of late. The highlights...

      -Steven, Joe, and Marti Fredriksen were in Maui writing songs for many possible projects including a new LP, a greatest hits, and/or the Spiderman Soundtrack.
      -Greatest Hits said to be a package of 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's material...and 2 new tracks.
      -Nothing is ever etched in stone in this buisness.
      -Band plans to tour again in the fall.
      -There are some network gigs being planned as we speak
      -Band is rehearsing again for the next 2 weeks, coming up with the most important thing...NEW MUSIC

      “Hey, just what’s going on?”  What’s next you ask?  You’ve heard rumors of the band releasing a DVD, rumors of the band writing music for the Spiderman Soundtrack and have heard from us here at AF1 that the boys went straight from the road and into a studio.  Something tasty is definitely mixing in that Boneyard Brew! What I can tell you is the phone rang here the other day and I could hear the whistling tune of birds in what appeared to be some kind of rock and roll paradise. So, just to give you a little taste, we decided we should dish out a couple questions and answers that we had the good fortune to get straight hand from Joe Perry calling from where?  Now I can’t tell you everything!  

      Q-No sooner than getting back to the states, you, Steven and Marti Frederiksen hit the studio.  Can you tell us if this is for a special project or if in fact you guys are already starting to write a new album?

      Joe: Well that’s kind of what’s going on.  We’re not really sure what form it’s going to take, but we’d like to put some new music out by this spring.  So we felt we would take the momentum of playing, of just capturing that feeling at the end of a tour.  You know usually we get off the road and we are usually pretty burnt out and we take some time off and then we start writing. But this time we felt, I know personally my playing is better just from playing live and hearing how the fans reacted to the songs off the record, so we kind of wanted to take some of that energy and sit down and see what we got.  So on our way back from Japan, we stopped in _ _ _ _ _ _ and spent a little time writing. Then we took a couple weeks off over here, now we are in the middle of another two weeks worth of writing so we’re going to see how it’s going to go. We’re not really sure what form it’s going to take in the next few months we’re thinking maybe a greatest hits record of some kind or another, because there hasn’t been a greatest hits record that’s had the best of both eras.  You know the stuff from the 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s.  So we are kind of looking at doing the best of the best and then put a couple of new songs on there as well.  

      That will be hard for you guys to pick?

      Joe: Ya, you never know, we may end up with a version 2 in a short order to.  I don’t know, it’s something that’s on deck.  We haven’t really finalized it, but the main thing is getting some new songs written.

      Q-There have been some rumors about you guys doing something for the Spiderman Soundtrack? Is that just a rumor?

      Joe: I think every year there are always two or three movies that come along that we either are approached to write something for or use something that we’ve already got.  That’s certainly one that we’ve had some interest in and they’ve had some interest in us doing it.  With movies though you never know until the last minute, so there may be something in the Spiderman movie but at this minute we are not counting on it. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed.

      Q-In San Jose there was a lot of buzz about you guys putting together a DVD is that still up in the air?

      Joe: Well, everything takes time to put together.  We felt the shows were so strong by the end of the tour that we wanted to capture some of it on film and on tape and again we were not really sure what form it was going to take.  You know there has been some talk about a network special and that’s still in the works. We’re talking about doing that and maybe doing a network special that we can put out as a long form DVD so we recorded all the shows and video taped and filmed a lot of the shows.  So we have all that stuff in the can but I think the most important thing that people would like to see is some new music from us. Whether it’s on a greatest hits record or an EP or something like that or if it’s in a movie like Spiderman or something else just as long as there’s a new piece of music sometime between now and the fall, because we plan on going out on the road again in the fall. So I’m not sure what we are going to do with it, it’s all in the can, it looks great, the shows are great so I’m not sure when it will come out   You know these days everything comes out at some point or another.  But I’m not sure that that’s at the top of the list right now.

      Did that wet your whistle?  Just to be a fly on the wall.  OK, a couple more juicy tidbits.  Well I guess we should also tell you about Joe’s “Boneyard Brew”.  Or better yet, check it out yourself at http://www.joeperrysrockyourworld.com. Its Joes own hot sauce bottled for your pallets own tasting pleasure. Joe told us, “The Boneyard Brew is in the middle to on the mild side.  But there will be a really hot one coming out very soon as well.  The first batch will be signed and numbered and they’ll be a special edition.  It’ll come in a box and it’ll be really cool.  Then right along side it we’ll be selling the regular bottles as well.”   

      Of course we’ll want to do a recipe contest around this!  OK, so we have lots of good stuff to talk about from our conversation with Joe and then the next day we hear from Joey Kramer! So what’s going on with the Kramedog?  He’s just released the most comprehensive collection of “Pump and Thump” drum loops and samples CD available anywhere!   Holy shit!  Now everyone can have Joey playing on their record.  OK, but this we’re not completely giving away!  You’ll have to wait for the next newsletter and hear all about it first hand from Joey then.

  • Musicians on Let The Tribute Do The Talkin'
      So far I've received three e-mails (Thanks!) with info on in which bands the performers on the latest Aerosmith tribute albums has played. If you've got any additions and/or corrections to what is now listed, don't hesitate to e-mail them to me!

      01. Eat The Rich
        Jack Russell (vo) (Great White)
        Doug Aldrich (g) ( Lion, House of Lords, Bad Moon Rising, Dio)
        Jeff Pilson (b) (Dokken, Dio, War & Peace, Ratt, Underground Moon)
        Carmine Appice (dr) (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, solo
                                     Beck/Bogert/Appice, Ozzy, Ted Nugent, Cactus
      )
      02. Let The Music Do The Talking
        Joe Lynn Turner (vo) (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie J. Malmsteen,
                                       Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, solo
      )
        Al Pitrelli (g) (Asia, Alice Cooper, Savatage, Megadeth, JLT solo)
        Carmine Rojas (b) (?)
        Pat Torpey (dr) (Mr. Big)
      03. Round and Round
        Tim "Ripper" Owens (vo) (Judas Priest, Winter's Bane)
        Reb Beach (g) (Alice Cooper, Winger, Dokken, solo)
        Tim Bogert (b) (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck-Bogart & Appice,
                                solo, Jeff Beck
      )
        Eric Singer (dr) (Alice Cooper, Kiss)
      04. Cryin'
        Jeff Scott Soto (vo) (Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell,
                                    Talisman, Takara
      )
        Craig Goldy (g) (Dio, Giuffria, Roughcutt, solo)
        Jason Scheff (b) (?)
        Aynsley Dunbar (dr) (Journey, Whitesnake, Zappa, UFO, David Bowie)
      05. Kings And Queens
        Glenn Hughes (vo) (Deep Purple, solo etc...)
        Steve Lukather (g) (Toto)
        Tony Franklin (b) (Blue Murder, Whitesnake, The Firm, Jimmy Page)
        Frankie Banali (dr) (Quiet Riot, Heavy Bones)
        Paul Taylor (key) (Winger, Alice Cooper)
      06. Rats In The Cellar
        Fee Waybill (vo) (The Tubes)
        Richie Kotzen (g) (solo, Mr. Big, Poison)
        Jimmy Haslip (b) (?)
        Vinnie Colaiuta (dr) (Sting)
      07. One Way Street
        Doug Pinnick (vo) (King's X)
        Elliot Easton (g) (The Cars)
        Jimmy Bain (b) (Dio, Rainbow, World War III)
        Gregg Bissonette (dr) (David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani)
      08. Living On The Edge
        John Corabi (vo) (Scream, Union, Motley Crue)
        Stevie Salas (g) (Glenn Hughes, Stevie Salas Colorcode, Sass Jordan)
        John Alderete (b) (Racer X)
        Brian Tichy (dr) (Pride & Glory, Slash's Snakepit)
      09. What It Takes
        Bobby Kimball (vo) (Toto)
        Waddy Wachtel (g) (Stevie Nicks)
        Michael Porcaro (b) (Toto)
        Tony Thompson (dr) (Duran Duran?)
        Derek Sherinian (key) (Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, solo/Planet X)
      10. Lord Of The Thighs
        Whitfield Crane (vo) (Ugly Kid Joe)
        Bruce Kulick (g) (Kiss, Union.. and on loads of tribute albums)
        Marco Mendoza (b) (Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder,
                                      John Sykes Band, Whitesnake
      )
        Vinny Appice (dr) (Dio, Black Sabbath, World War III, Rick Derringer)
      11. Angel
        Robin McAuley (vo) (MSG-McAuley Schenker Group)
        Blues Saraceno (g) (Solo, Poison)
        Phil Sousson (b) (Ozzy)
        Rick Morotta (dr) ()

      Backing vocals on Tracks 1 & 9
        David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Solo)
        Alex Ligertwood ()

      Additional guitars on Tracks 3, 5, 6 and 9 by / Produced by:
        Bob Kulick ()
        Bruce Bouillet (Racer X)


      The question marks mean they're session guys/hired hands, who've played with just about everybody on the planet ;)


News as of March 10, 2002
  • Another Aerosmith Tribute!!
      I just received an e-mail from Chris D'Orso who this morning came across another (!) Aerosmith tribute album that I hadn't heard of before...

      The album in question is called "Tribute To Aerosmith - Let The Tribute Do The Talkin'" and came out in Japan on September 21st, 2001.

      Tribute To Aerosmith - Let The Tribute Do The Talkin' cover It appears as if this is sort of a "Not The Same Old Song And Dance" vol 2. It looks like it was done by many of the same artists who were involved in the first tribute, and the cover has the same little "A" logo in the bottom left corner. I would suppose it's, once again, producer Bob Kulick who is the man behind the project.

      Here is the tracklist:

      01. Eat The Rich (4:17)
              Jack Russell (vo)
              Doug Aldrich (g)
              Jeff Pilson (b)
              Carmine Appice (dr)
      02. Let The Music Do The Talking (4:26)
              Joe Lynn Turner (vo)
              Al Pitrelli (g)
              Carmine Rojas (b)
              Pat Torpey (dr)
      03. Round and Round (5:06)
              Tim "Ripper" Owens (vo)
              Reb Beach (g)
              Tim Bogert (b)
              Eric Singer (dr)
      04. Cryin' (4:59)
              Jeff Scott Soto (vo)
              Craig Goldy (g)
              Jason Scheff (b)
              Aynsley Dunbar (dr)
      05. Kings And Queens (5:32)
              Glenn Hughes (vo)
              Steve Lukather (g)
              Tony Franklin (b)
              Frankie Banali (dr)
              Paul Taylor (key)
      06. Rats In The Cellar (3:59)
              Fee Waybill (vo)
              Richie Kotzen (g)
              Jimmy Haslip (b)
              Vinnie Colaiuta (dr)
      07. One Way Street (7:05)
              Doug Pinnick (vo)
              Elliot Easton (g)
              Jimmy Bain (b)
              Gregg Bissonette (dr)
      08. Living On The Edge (5:46)
              John Corabi (vo)
              Stevie Salas (g)
              John Alderete (b)
              Brian Tichy (dr)
      09. What It Takes (5:53)
              Bobby Kimball (vo)
              Waddy Wachtel (g)
              Michael Porcaro (b)
              Tony Thompson (dr)
              Derek Sherinian (key)
      10. Lord Of The Thighs (3:57)
              Whitfield Crane (vo)
              Bruce Kulick (g)
              Marco Mendoza (b)
              Vinny Appice (dr)
      11. Angel (5:06)
              Robin McAuley (vo)
              Blues Saraceno (g)
              Phil Sousson (b)
              Rick Morotta (dr)

      There's a good complete workup on the album at the KISS page http://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl:

      LET THE TRIBUTE DO THE TALKIN'
      Tribute To Aerosmith

      Released : Sept. 21, 2001 (Japan)
      Produced by : Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet
      Time : 56:12

      (VACM-1176) original release by Videoarts Music (Japan, 2001)

      LABELS:
      Japan : Videoarts Music - compact disc - VACM-1176
      Korea : Triage Records / Rock Records Korea - compact disc - RVAD-009(RVAM-1176)

      Rock Records Korea website : www.rockrecords.co.kr

      Band line-up / Details on Track 3 :
      Eric Singer (drums)
      Tim Ripper Owens (lead vocals) (Judas Priest)
      Reb Beach (guitars) (Alice Cooper, Winger, Dokken)
      Tim Bogert (bass) (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck-Bogart & Appice)
      Additional guitars by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet.

      Band line-up / Details on Track 10 :
      Bruce Kulick (guitars)
      Whitfield Crane (lead vocals) (Ugly Kid Joe)
      Marco Mendoza (bass) (Blue Murder, John Sykes Band, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake)
      Vinny Appice (drums) (Black Sabbath, Dio, World War III)

      musicians (complete list) :
      Track 1 : Jack Russell/ Doug Aldrich/ Jeff Pilson/ Carmine Appice
      Track 2 : Joe Lynn Turner/ Al Pitrelli/ Carmine Rojas/ Pat Torpey
      Track 3 : Tim Ripper Owens/ Reb Beach/ Tim Bogert/ Eric Singer
      Track 4 : Jeff Scott Soto/ Craig Goldy/ Jason Scheff/ Aynsley Dunbar
      Track 5 : Glenn Hughes/ Steve Lukather/ Tony Franklin/ Frankie Banali/ Paul Taylor
      Track 6 : Fee Waybill/ Richie Kotzen/ Jimmy Haslip/ Vinnie Colaiuta
      Track 7 : Doug Pinnick/ Elliot Easton/ Jimmy Bain/ Gregg Bissonette
      Track 8 : John Corabi/ Stevie Salas/ John Alderete/ Brian Tichy
      Track 9 : Bobby Kimball/ Waddy Wachtel/ Michael Porcaro/ Tony Thompson/ Derek Sherinian
      Track 10 : Whitfield Crane/ Bruce Kulick/ Marco Mendoza/ Vinny Appice
      Track 11 : Robin McAuley/ Blues Saraceno/ Phil Sousson/ Rick Morotta

      Backing vocals on Tracks 1 & 9 by David Glen Eisley and Alex Ligertwood.
      Additional guitars on Tracks 3, 5, 6 and 9 by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet.
      Additional keyboards on track 11 by Scott Walton.

      NOTES:
      Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet.
      Mixed by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick.
      Engineered by Bruce Bouillet;
      Additional Engineering by Billy Sherwood, Tom Fletcher and Jamie Lamm.
      Recorded and mixed at: The Office, van Nuys, CA and Fearless Music, New York, N.Y.


      If you allow (how are you gonna stop me? :), I'd like to give my own personal opinion on this album (before hearing it that is). While this tribute doesn't have any artist pairing as interesting (and great) as Ronnie James Dio/Yngwie Malmsteen that appeared performing "Dream On" on the "Not The Same Old Song And Dance" album, I feel there's some really interesting artists on this one too.

      I personally felt that NTSOSAD had too many artists from american '80's hair bands, so I'm pleased to see that we are here treated with some classic hard rock/metal vocalists such as Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple), Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest), Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen etc), Robin McAuley (ex-MSG) and the voice of rock himself, Glenn Hughes!! (ex-Deep Purple)

      I can't wait to hear Hughes tackle one of my favorite Aero-songs, "Kings And Queens." As a big fan of prog metal gods Dream Theater, I'm also excited to see that ex-Dream Theater keyboard player Derek Sherinian makes an appearence on the album (as he did on NTSOSAD)


      Help! #1
      I recognize most of the names of artists appearing, however I can't quite remember in which band they have played. If there's anyone out there who has a good memory and knows about these things, or has alot of time on his/her hands to find out, I'd greatly appreciate if you could compile a list of the bands each artist has played in.


      Help! #2
      Now, my biggest problem is how to get ahold of a copy of this album. I know there are many fans over in Japan who visit this page regulary, so I now plead to you, if possible could You possibly pick up a copy of this album for me? If it's possible to get this album where you live (you don't have to live in Japan of course, if it's available elsewhere) and would consider doing this for me (as a thanks for running this site perhaps?) please e-mail me (cristoffer.eriksson@home.se and we'll see if we can work something out, OK?

      Thanks in advance!
      // Cristoffer Eriksson (webmaster of Rock This Way)


News as of March 9, 2002
  • Follow up to "Perry has written new music for a movie"
      Today I received an e-mail from Scott Swinsburg, informing that, from what he's heard, the Danny Provenzano movie "This Thing Of Ours" was originally going to be called "New York Minute" and star James Caan. Now Caan is only making a cameo, and the movie had a name change.

      Apparently, without remembering it myself, I wrote about this movie about 3 1/2 years ago:

      News as of October 30, 1998

      • Aerosmith's Perry Penning Film Score
        Aerosmith News taken from SonicNet
        Guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith and producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) are working together on a soundtrack for "New York Minute," a film set to star James Caan. Douglas described the music penned so far as having a trip-hop feel: "Miles Davis meets the Chemical Brothers." No release date for the flick has been announced at this time

      So... It seems like that this "new" music written isn't so extremely new after all, being written perhaps back in 1998. It will be new to us though when(if) it eventually is released on the soundtrack for the movie "This Thing Of Ours."

  • Story on absurd incident featuring Tyler in Popular 1
      Jose from Spain reports:

      In the March issue of the Spanish rock n' roll magazine "Popular 1", dedicated to the most absurd incidents in the history of rock n' roll, there's an article devoted to a funny anecdote starring Steven Tyler, accompanied by a big photo of him in the old days, wearing his leopard skin-like dress, that takes up an entire page.

      The article talks about an incident which occurred when Aerosmith headlined the California World Music Festival in the late 70's. Two days before the show Steven dissapeared, and was found by a guy in a bar in the middle of the Arizona desert! Asked about what he was doing there, Steven, always acting under the effects of drugs, tried to explain stuttering, that he had to play with his band in an open-air espace!! He didn't know he was in another state and he couldn't remember where he had to play that night! The nervous promoters of the show, which also featured Van Halen, Johnny Winter and Cheap Trick, didn't know what to do, but surprisingly, Steven appeared half an hour before the Aerosmith concert, went to the backstage, sniffed two lines of cocaine, and got dressed to come out on stage. No one knew how he could have arrived there in time, not even Steven himself, that doesn't remember the incident. As he would later sing in one of his songs "it's amazing!"


News as of March 8, 2002
  • Joe Perry has written new music for a movie!?
      After hearing a report from someone who watched Extra, I was informed about the article below, found at Warner Bros. Extra website (the entertainment one).

      It is a story on Danny Provenzano and a mob movie which apparently "features music specially written by Joe Perry of Aerosmith"!!

      Does anyone know more about this? Has this got something to do with "Mob Story: A Hip Hopera" or is this something entirely new?

      Wednesday, March 6, 2002

      Danny Provenzano

      If you like mob movies with famous faces and plenty of action, actor/director Danny Provenzano has a picture you might be interested in.

      His new film, "This Thing of Ours," which he also co-wrote, has a cameo by James Caan. It stars veteran actor Frank Vincent, and "Sopranos" heavy Vincent Pastore, and it features music specially written by Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

      Provenzano says, “My film takes a look at the mafia in the 21st century and the harsh realities of what the mob is really like.”

      Unfortunately, prosecutors in New Jersey say 38-year-old Danny knows a little more than he should about those harsh realities. A great-nephew of mob boss Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, he's facing a 44-count racketeering indictment of his own. His stars even showed up in court recently to support him. Provenzano tells “Extra,” “I face the rest of my life in prison. I take that very seriously.”

      Even so, that hasn't stopped the thirty-eight year old from including various elements of his own indictment in his picture. For instance, the court papers charge he strong-armed $182,000 out of a businessman, a scenario he's put in the flick, with the exact same dollar amount. And, after prosecutors said he smashed someone's thumb with a hammer, he wrote an identical scene for the movie.

      Of the similarities, Provenzano says, “There were certain glaring things in the indictment that I thought were ripe for Hollywood."

      So is there any truth to the 44 charges in this indictment? The budding filmmaker says, “No, there is not. There is not. I know in my heart that I’m innocent of these charges."

      http://extratv.warnerbros.com/dailynews/extra/03_02/03_06c.html

  • AeroFest 2002
      Only 2 weeks until the big event! Get your tickets now!

      We are still looking for any Aerosmith memoribilia or items to use in our raffle for charity, if interested in donating please email aerosmith35@attbi.com ASAP :)

      AeroFest 2002
      "Let the Kid Out"

      AeroFest is an annual fanfare event for charity to celebrate the music of Aerosmith and raise money for children. It's your chance to see old Aero-friends and make new Aero-friends, share your stories, memories, and memorabilia with devoted and loyal fans of Aerosmith.

      Featuring
      Draw the Line
      Boston-based Aerosmith Tribute Band

      Date: Saturday March 23, 2002
      Time: 6PM till 1AM (Registration at 5:30PM)
      Cost: $32.00
      Location: Glen Ellyn Holiday Inn
      "Lock the door with a chain"
      1250 Roosevelt Road
      Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
      (630) 629-6000

      If you need hotel accomadations, call the Holiday Inn and mention "AeroFest 2002" for special $89 room rates.


      For a $32 donation you'll get hor d'oeuvres, soft drinks, Aero- sweets, coffee, music, dancing, and an entry into our raffle to win lots of cool Aerosmith stuff and much more. (A cash bar will be available)

      Also, enter the Lip-Sync and Tattoo contests to win more really cool prizes. You may also show, trade, or sell your Aerosmith paraphenalia and if you need a display table, please let us know so arrangements can be made

      Proceeds from AeroFest 2002 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois. Make-A-Wish fulfills the wishes of children with life threatening illness to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. You can contact Make-A-Wish www.wishes.org or by phone at (312) 943-8956

      Full payment must be received by March 16, 2002 to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Make your check or money order payable to:"AeroFest"and send to:
      Debbie Dove- AeroFest
      856 Kimberly Lane
      Chanhassen, MN 55317


      Visit our website at www.aerofest.net for the latest updates.
      Email questions to: aerosmith35@attbi.com

  • Aerosmith Weekend Special on TMF
      Max Van Den Hout from Holland reports: Sunday March 10th, there will be an Aerosmith weekend special at TMF. It starts at 19.30hrs.

News as of March 6, 2002
  • In lack of any real news...
      ... I can inform you fanatics that a girl who lives in mass has reported that Joe Perry is having some trees taken down at his house. Interesting, huh? *lol*

News as of March 5, 2002
  • Spiderman Soundtrack
      I got the following through an Aerosmith mailing list and I do not know what the source for this info is, so don't take this as any absolute truth (of course, you should all know by now that I never guarantee that the things I post here are true but...)

      Aerosmith has been in the studio laying down new tracks for a greatest hits package, and yes, the Spider-Man soundtrack. You all will be hearing about confirmed acts on the soundtrack very soon.

  • Crossbeat Magazine April 2002 issue
      Atsushi Matsutani from Japan reports:

      the April 2002 Crossbeat Magazine cover "Crossbeat April is published.

      This contents is very great!
      There is First Japan Tour's Color photo on this book. AND All Japan Tour's(Except ROT Doragon Tour) Photo is UP.
      Steven's Interview & JPP Japan Tour Photo & New Photo!
      "


News as of March 3, 2002
  • Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops And Samples
      Joey Kramer's Drum Loops and Samples CD can now be purchased from www.soundsonline.com! [Direct link]

      What follows is their description, the cover art and sound samples.

      Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops AUDIO

      Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops And Samples

      In Stock!
      Our price: $129.95

      If you are looking for the absolute best pop/rock drumloop collection on the planet - look no further!

      JOEY KRAMER "the engine" behind the legendary rock group "Aerosmith," has put together the most comprehensive collection of "Pump & Thump" drum loops and samples available anywhere. Never before has the percussive thunder of a Rock & Roll Icon been offered for use to the general public. Meticulously recorded and painstakingly assembled to offer you the best collection available anywhere of truly usable rock solid drumming. This collection contains no fat! Every loop and every sample are the stuff of rock at it’s best. So strap yourself in and collaborate with a master of this genre!

      This 2 Audio CD collection features all of the loops and samples mixed both "Dry" on CD-1, and "Wet" on CD-2. Both versions were recorded and mixed by Richard Chycki and produced by Marti Frederiksen.

      Try before you buy!

      Download two .wav files (in .zip format) here to check out the incredible recording quality and playing. The first drumloop is recorded 'dry' (DOWNLOAD). The second drumloop is the same as the first, but with more room 'wet' (DOWNLOAD).

  • Aerosmith's Message to the Troops for download at AF1
      http://www.aeroforceone.com/mediaroom.htm

      ----
      A Message to the Troops
      Produced by Scott Childress,
      US Department of Defense

      This special message to all our U.S. troops was taped during the band’s performance at the Ice Palace Arena in Tampa, FL. and shown on the Armed Forces Network for troops stationed throughout the world
      ----

      The above information is not totally correct, it was actually filmed at the Ft. Lauderdale concert two days after the Tampa one.

      You can also download it directly through this link:
      http://www.aeroforceone.com/uws_250.wmv

  • Young Lust comes with poster in the Netherlands
      If you buy "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology" by Van Leest in The Netherlands you get a free poster (picture of the cover without text). However, you've got to be lucky to get one, because they hang up most of them in the store.

  • WWF/Aerosmith News
      When the WWF made its way into the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire for its debut show from that site, it set a new attendance record with a paid attendance of 11,337 according to Slam. The February 24 show surpassed the previous record set by Elton John. Additionally, the WWF also recorded the highest merchandise sales at Verizon Wireless Arena as they passed Aerosmith by raking in over $20,000.

      -tpww.net

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