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News as of May 31, 2000
  • Aerosmith NOT on Gone In 60 Seconds Soundtrack!
      CDworld.com has just put up the track listing for the upcoming "Gone In 60 Seconds" soundtrack album:

      1} The Cult- "Painted On My Heart"
      2} Gomez- "Machismo"
      3} Armada- "Rap Groove"
      4} Moby- "Flower"
      5} The Chemical Brothers- "Leave Home"
      6} Ice Cube- "Roll All Day"
      7} Apollo Four Forty- "Stop The Rock"
      8} A3- "To Sick To Pray"
      9} BT [Featuring M Doughty]- "Never Gonna Come Back Down"
      10} Method Man & Redman- "Da Rockwilder"
      11} Citizen King- "Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)"
      12} Cavier- "Sugerless"

      God! Seeing that track listing makes me even more glad the boys didn't do it. I mean, a hip-hop/techo soundtrack with one rock ballad? Well, now we know that the boyz just gave their re-recorded version of "Back In The Saddle" to the "Shanghai Noon" movie, so we can all see that instead.

      Hmmm...First "Blue Eyes Blue" by Diane Warren..the boyz record it...then say no. So, Eric Clapton does it. Then, "Painted On My Heart" by Diane Warren...the boyz recored it...then say no. So, The Cult does it. I wonder what's next?

  • Small picture in Kid Rock's History Of Rock
      On the inside of the cover of Kid Rock's History Of Rock there is a small picture of Steven and Joe when they performed Walk This Way With Kid Rock and Run DMC.

  • Rolling Stone Magazine
      In the most current issue dated June 22, 2000, there is a pic of Liv on page 24. Then on page 37 is an article about Matt Serletic with a small mention of Aerosmith.

  • Aerosmith on Hidden Addictions
      Last night on the USA network they ran a special called Hidden Addictions, which featured Bob Timmons as the narrator, and Aerosmith were on the show. It looked like a pretty new clip, because Joey had the haircut and gotee that he has now. The show featured celebrities addictions.

  • New Aerosmith stuff at Amazon
      I have learned of two new Aerosmith and Aero-related releases. One of them is a "Super Audio" CD version of Rocks. I don't know what it is but I suppose this is just the usual Rocks with better sound and such.

      Also, (and this is not a joke) there is one I found out about on Amazon called "Pickin' On Aerosmith: A Bluegrass Tribute". Hmmm...

      Anyone know anything more about these things? Let me know if you do...


News as of May 30, 2000
  • Follow-up to yesterday's 'Shanghai Noon'
      I think the "other" guy in "the Boneyard Boys" was Marti Frederiksen. He's the guy that wrote Nine Lives with the band, and helped Joe do Blue Christmas on the Merry Axemas album as well as some other stuff.

  • Not news but anyway...
      Gilby Clark (ex Guns N' Roses) played Sweet Emotion during his concert in Argentina on May 28th. He then said "Aerosmith, was one of my first influences".

  • Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (nothing new but...)
      (Launch) - A mix of classic rockers and '70s pop stars are first-timers on the eligibility list for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. The class hopefuls include Peter Gabriel, Heart, Journey, ex-Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter, ex-Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, the Tubes and Southern rockers the Outlaws. New to the eligible list this year are the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Ambrosia, Angel, the Captain & Tennille, Eric Carmen, Natalie Cole, Pablo Cruise, the Dictators, Dr. Feelgood, Gloria Gaynor, Andy Gibb, Andrew Gold, Al Jarreau, the Little River Band, Nils Lofgren, Pat Metheny, Delbert McClinton, Billy Ocean, Kenny Rogers, David Sanborn, Sister Sledge and Ultravox.

      Noticeably absent from the list is Patti Smith, whose debut album "Horses" was released in 1975, which would make her eligible for induction this year. These acts will be considered by the Hall of Fame's Nominating Committee - headed by Bruce Springsteen's manager Jon Landau - which will compose a ballot of 15 finalists for the Hall's 1,000 voters. Previous finalists Aerosmith, Bad Company, KISS, Black Sabbath, Yes, Genesis, Grand Funk Railroad, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, the MC5 and former Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr will also be considered by the committee.


News as of May 29, 2000
  • Gone In Sixty Seconds site
      I don't know what's going on with the Gone In Sixty Seconds soundtrack. I tried to get a track listing, but couldn't find one on-line. The official Gone In Sixty Seconds site can be found at the URL below but the section which will eventually list the soundtrack tracks just says "Coming Soon". Anyway, the url (if you wanna keep an eye on it) is:
      http://studio.go.com/movies/goneinsixty/frames.html

  • Shanghai Noon
      Lynn Bryan reports: Back In The Saddle in Shanghai Noon is definitely re-recorded, you could tell just by listening to what little they played. I hung around for the credits and it was done in the Boneyard and the "Boneyard Boys" are Steven, Joe, and one other person (I didn't have any paper so I couldn't write the name down, but maybe if I go to see it again I will.).

      Varese Sarabande (the record label that will release the soundtrack) says that the soundtrack will only include Randy Edelman's score so I'm afraid we wont get to hear the full version of the re-recorded Back In The Saddle.


News as of May 28, 2000
  • Sort of promising Album News from AF1
      Despite recent rumors that Aerosmith will be collaborating with producer, Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez) on the Boys' upcoming album, a band representative said that although it is not confirmed, Aerosmith is always open to new ideas and working with Jerkins could be a future project.

  • Just a little more on Shanghai Noon
      "Back In The Saddle" is in the movie Shanghai Noon. They play it toward the end while our "heroes" are escaping the gallows. Sounds like a cool new version, although they only play the intro, the first "I'm Back In The Saddle" Agains, and "Riding High". They repeat it at the end of the movie while they are showing outtakes, but that's all you hear.:(

      Did some research on the soundtrack, which is being released on June 6, and it's sadly just a score soundtrack, so the bad news is we may never hear this entire new version (Produced by "The Boneyard Boys"), and you'll have to go to the movie to hear what you can.


News as of May 26, 2000
  • The Cult to do "Painted On My Heart"
      Two days ago I posted that The Cure was the band that were going to do "Painted On My Heart" instead of Aerosmith. Well, according to Launch.com The Cult is the band that have done it (not The Cure).

      New Cult Cuts
      (5/12/00, 3 p.m. ET) - The Cult will release its first new song in five years on June 6 -- "Painted On My Heart" is included on the soundtrack to the film Gone In Sixty Seconds. "Painted On My Heart" was to be recorded by Aerosmith (LAUNCH, 2/15), but they backed out of the project in early March, thus opening the door for the Cult.

  • Steven Tyler quote from official GNR site
      Mike Rock: You guys have been huge influences to many bands throughout the past but one always comes to mind, Guns 'N Roses. How do you feel about what Axl has done to the band?
      Steven Tyler: Well, its funny you say that because a few nights ago I got a call on the phone and it was Axl. It was strange 'cause I hadn't heard from him for about 2 years and he goes to me ''Dude, I got this song that I want you to hear. Its really fuckin' blowin my mind right now and I don't know if I should include it on the album''. It was fuckin' hysterical to tell you the truth. There goes Axl again out of nowhere asking me for my opinion.
      Mike Rock: Did you listen to the song?
      Steven Tyler: Well yeah, I went down to his studio a few nights after the call and sat down with him to go over the song. I ended up hearing most of the songs for the album and it was fuckin' great. A little unusual for a Guns record but I'm sure everyone will dig it. Some new faces working with the band and it saddens me not to see Slash but every band has their differences.

News as of May 25, 2000
  • Article on "Beyond Forever" from Launch.com

      Aerosmith Working With Glen Ballard Again
      (5/24/00, 12 p.m. ET) - Aerosmith is currently writing songs for its next album, and famed Alanis Morissette producer and co-writer Glen Ballard will be working with the band. Ballard told LAUNCH that songs for the next album are already underway.
      "We wrote a song in Boston about two months ago and we'd like to get together and write some more this summer," he said "Whether it happens in Boston or L.A., [it] will happen because I have a deep and abiding love for that band and for Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. We always have fun and do something interesting when we are together, so that will continue, and we have a great song in the can."

      The song already has a title, "Beyond Forever," and LAUNCH asked Ballard if the new track is a ballad. "No, it's not a ballad but it's a mid-tempo, slightly ethereal song," he said. "It's new ground for them. It's going to the new place. It's still very much them, but certainly it encapsulates their sound and then some. It's going to be good."

      Aerosmith and Ballard worked together for the band's last album, Nine Lives, penning the songs "Taste Of India," "Pink," and "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)."

      -- Darren Davis, New York and Craig Rosen, Los Angeles


News as of May 24, 2000
  • New song, "Beyond Forever", written with Glen Ballard
      Producer Glen Ballard recently co-penned a tune with Aerosmith called "Beyond Forever" for the veteran rockers' forthcoming album.

      "It's a midtempo kind of slightly ethereal song," said the producer, "It's new ground for them — still very much them, but certainly it encapsulates their sound and then some."

      Ballard said he may collaborate with Aerosmith on additional material for the LP, saying, "I have a deep and abiding love for the band." ...


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      WBAB/102.3 radio (Long Island, NY) played a clip from Glen Ballard this morning about one new Aerosmith song that was "done and in the can" called "Beyond Forever." He said it was not a traditional ballad, but more mid-tempo. He called it an "ethereal" song, but "definitely Aerosmith."
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      For those of you who don't know Glen Ballard, who is best known for his work with Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, also worked with Aerosmith in Miami for the original "Nine Lives" sessions.

  • Release Date for the soundtrack to "Titan A.E."
      Titan A.E. cover On Tuesday, June 6th the soundtrack to "Titan A.E." will be released...

      It includes the song "Over My Head" by Lit which includes Steven Tyler on backing vocals.

      If you want to listen to the song, go to "LitLounge.com" and they have it. You can hear Steven during the chorus...

  • "Gone In 60 Seconds" soundtrack
      The soundtrack to "Gone In 60 Seconds" will also be released on June 6th..although I don't know if Aerosmith remake of "Back In The Saddle" will be included or not yet...

      According to a preview for "Gone In 60 Seconds" The Cure were doing "Painted On My Heart" (the Dianne Warren song Aerosmith were originally supposed to do). It didn't say anything about any other bands on the soundtrack though.

  • Some sad news
      While this isn't directly related to Aerosmith, it's related to one of their former member's family - Jimmy Crespo's wife Cynthia lost her 18 year old son Jason in a tragic accident on Saturday. All engagements with Jimmy and Paul Shortino and the Rhythm Junkies have been cancelled, further notice will be given later...

News as of May 23, 2000
  • Great rumour about the album release date
      I don't know how true this is but rumour has it that someone met Joe Perry and asked how the new album was coming. Joe then said "We just finished recording it, it should be out by the end of the year..."

  • Classic Rock magazine
      The June 2000 issue of Classic Rock (UK magazine) has a 6 page Aerosmith article c/w pictures, concentrating on the PV era, entitled "Holidays in Hell" much is extracted from WTW and Puttefords "Fall and Rise" but it does make an interesting read.

  • Boston Globe, Names & Faces column
      Rocking to a documentary
      Local rockers and rock fans were planning to party last night at Mount Blue in Norwell to kick off VH1's premiere of its new rock documentary ''It's Only Rock and Roll'' at the new Showcase Cinema in Revere tonight. Aerosmith's Brad Whitford was expected, along with the film's producer, Michael Meyer, ''As the World Turns'' star Lauren B. Martin, and VH1 VJ Roshumba. The party continues tonight with the screening of the documentary and a bash marking the opening of the new theater, hosted by VH1 VJ Rebecca Rankin.

  • Boston Herald, Inside Track
      Showcase Cinema in Revere is getting Behind the Music at the opening of the new 20-screen movieplex today with the premiere of VH1's ``It's Only Rock 'n' Roll'' in supersonic sound. Joining in on all the music and movie madness will be VH1 gal Rebecca Rankin and Showcase cheese Shari Redstone. Last night, a bunch of VH1 VIPs repaired to Mount Blue in Norwell - co-owned by Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry - where they started off the Showcase celebration on a way cool note.

News as of May 22, 2000
  • Music Daily (5/19/00 posting)
      Sony releases for May and June include

      VARIOUS - NAUGHTY PLATINUM ROCK (Sony Direct/Legacy)
      * 19-track single disc hard rock compilation featuring Aerosmith, KISS, Motley Crue, Danger Danger, Skid Row, Winger, Slaughter, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Zebra, Warrant, Ratt, Judas Priest, Great White, Quiet Riot, Mr. Big, Kingdom Come, Ted Nugent and Lita Ford

  • Shanghai Noon / Back In the Saddle
      During an action scene in the new movie 'Shanghai Noon', starring Jackie Chan, "Back in the Saddle" can be heard. Not a big thing but atleast something, right? :)

  • Aerosmith mention by the band Everclear
      Marty Idziak reports: This past Saturday I was at a radio show here in Chicago and got a chance to talk to Art Alexakis, the lead singer from the band Everclear. He noticed the Aerosmith jacket I was wearing and I asked if he would cover an Aerosmith tune in the band's set later, to which he said that the band's next album will sound a lot like Aerosmith "Rocks", I thought that was very cool of him to say, considering Art admires both Steven and Joe for their spirit and originality.....

      Art talks to Joe Perry sometimes, and he meant that their new record would have the same type of energy that "Rocks" had for Aerosmith when it came out back in the 70's thats all......

  • Boston Globe (Only a meantion. Not about Aerosmith)
      This was in this mornings Names & Faces:

      The keynote speaker couldn't make it in the flesh - his plane from D.C. was delayed by inclement weather - but Senator John Kerry's voice was piped in over the PA system Thursday night, as Kerry's assistant Roger Fisk held a phone up to a mike at the Seaport Hotel, for a Franciscan Children's Hospital fund-raiser. The event, attended by about 500 people, honored WZLX-FM morning man Charles Laquidara, builder Lee Kennedy (who was feted in song-and-chat video by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry), and the law firm of Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar, whose chairman, Regina Pisa, accepted. WZLX's Chuck Nowlin was supposed to MC; his wife delivered a baby the previous day and he was on dad duty; Laquidara's longtime buddy-rival Matt Siegel, filled in. The honorees, said Laquidara, received ''a glass thing that's heavy - whaddaya call these things? - a Steuben glass thing, it looks like. With my name on it. Spelled correctly.'' It was called a Community Service Award. Attendees such as Don Law, Jonathan Kraft, Natalie Jacobson, Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, Buzz Knight, Rich Kreswick, and Gerry and Elaine Schuster helped raise $430,000 for the hospital. In a raffle, Ralph Mastriani, the hospital's director of pharmaceuticals, won a Mercedes SUV.


News as of May 19, 2000
  • Aerosmith to work with Darkchild? =(
      Songwriter/producer brothers Fred and Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez) will produce songs for Aerosmith's next album. "It's something that we've longed for — we've been calling it out for almost a year now," Fred Jerkins said Tuesday (May 16). "We got a call a few weeks ago. ... It's something that you say, 'How can we take them somewhere they've never been before, and make people appreciate it?' We can't wait." Matchbox Twenty producer Matt Serletic also has signed on to produce songs for the LP. ...

      From Yahoo! News:

      Aerosmith Gets Ready For Darkchild
      (5/18/00, 1 p.m. ET) - The guys in Aerosmith are forging ahead with their new album -- in more ways than one. The group has contacted producers Rodney and Fred Jerkins, whose Darkchild organization has been behind huge hits for people like Brandy and Monica, and who are currently involved with the upcoming Michael Jackson album.

      At Tuesday night's (May 16) BMI Awards in Los Angeles, LAUNCH spoke to Fred Jerkins, who told us about the Aerosmith project. "That's coming. I mean, we've been wanting to work with them for a while, and we just got a call, actually, about two weeks ago, so it's supposed to happen this month," he said. "So we're all excited about this one. I'm just looking for us to just give it the Darkchild sound -- our blend -- with what they do, and hopefully bring another Number One hit song out for them."

      There's no word on when the new Aerosmith album will be released.

      -- Bruce Simon, New York and Craig Rosen, Los Angeles

  • VH1 Europe
      According to Guy Gillor "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits" will be showed on VH1 Europe on Tuesday, May 23. It'll be broadcasted twice (At 15:30 and 20:30 in Israel. Check your local listings!)

  • Rosie on the Rock n' Roller Coaster
      On the Rosie O'Donnell show she was riding the Rock N' Roller Coaster. You didn't see much of the coaster cause the camera was strapped on the ride and facing Rosie but you did hear Aerosmith songs and they also showed clips of our boys in concert!

News as of May 18, 2000
  • VH1 Article
      JOKERS IN THE ATTIC
      By C. Bottomley

      Aerosmith are back in the studio working on a new album, and they're already getting cabin fever. Tom Hamilton, the bassist with the "Love in an Elevator" rockers, is posting blather on the band's Web site, and singer Steven Tyler has loaned his likeness to a bizarre animation in which he recites a dirty limerick.

      The band's follow-up to 1997's Nine Lives is, to say the least, long-awaited. In that time fans have had to content themselves with the Armageddon soundtrack, which featured the smash 1998 single "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing."

      Hamilton tore himself away from the recording booth long enough to let the fans know what was going down at www.aerosmith.com. "Once again I'm in a quandary over what to say and what not to say," he said.

      At first it didn't sound like things were progressing too well. "We spent the better part of last week in the studio but I can't really say what for," Hamilton wrote. Then it emerged that "what for" probably meant a new album. But the bassist said "I ain't gonna be the one who can't keep his mouth shut."

      Then, of course, Hamilton proceeded to open his mouth. "Let's just say that the creative process is well underway up here in the cold, sloppy Northeast. Actually the cold is just about over. This will be the first time in a few years where we'll be home for the transition from winter into spring. I'm ready. People keep saying it was a mild winter. I think that's a friggin' oxymoron."

      "It's been a good winter for bangin' the strings," Hamilton continued. "No, I don't mean having sex with the violin players. I mean practicing. Woodshedding. Schooling. You're never done. You always want to get it better. Still looking to hear the same thing you wanted to hear when you first started. You catch up, then it pulls away. Luckily it's a blast and you can't get enough.

      "Speaking of which... "

      And with that Hamilton presumably went out to try and have sex with some violin players. Sounds good to us. Those on the look-out for an AWOL Hamilton should visit the site, where he reveals that back in the day Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry would call him "Tom Hamboneltan" and that he can make his eyeballs vibrate.

      Steven Tyler is also up to some mischief. On the site's homepage an animation features the Demon of Screamin' reciting a salty limerick. The punch line is "With a chair and a book." Although the actual four-letter word is tastefully bleeped, some people may be offended by Tyler's monkey companion having a scratch in a sensitive area. More "Limericks From Beyond the Unknown" are promised in the future.

      Shortly before embarking on a January tour of Japan, Tyler told The Hollywood Reporter that the band was making progress with songwriting. "We have a lot of songs from the last tour and songs that I wrote when I hurt my leg last year, including 'Innocent Man,' which we wrote with songwriter Mark Hudson." Tyler also suggested the title of the new album would be Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

  • Boston Herald
      This was in this mornings Inside Track:

      They don't Miss a Thing

      Our musical spies report that the ``Gone in 60 Seconds'' music mavens asked Aerosmith to belt out another Diane Warren tune a la the chart-busting ``I Don't Want to Miss A Thing'' for the soon-to-be-released flick's soundtrack.

      However, we hear the Bad Boys blew it off and offered up instead that Aeroclassic, ``Back in the Saddle.''

      But don't be taken aBack when you don't hear the original 1976 recording during the Nicolas Cage-Angelina Jolie flick.

      Steven Tyler & Co. re-recorded the vintage tune in Joe Perry's basement studio some months ago. Because, of course if they used the old version, they'd owe a king's ransom in royalty payments to Sony and ex-manager Tim Collins. Ooh, they Bad, Bad boys!

      Speaking of Aerosmith, students from the Dover-Sherborne Middle School can't seem to Get A Grip on their readin' and writin' today after their field trip yesterday to the fab Four Seasons.

      Because while the 15 pre-teens were being led like lemmings around the haute hotel, Steven Tyler nearly mowed them down coming out of lunch at Aujourd'hui!

      ``They flipped and he was fabulous with them,'' said our hotel spy. ``He said, `OK, let's all fix our hair and take pictures.' The kids were ready to go home after that. It was all over for them.' ''

      Like, who needs to see the laundry and antique china collection after a close encounter with a rock star???

  • Steven Tyler in Cosmo Girl
      The June/July 2000 issue of Cosmo Girl has an article about a young girl, Lauren Brown, meeting Aerosmith. There are a couple of small pics of Steven. It's an article about meeting bands. It's on page 118.

  • The rights to Walk This Way sold?
      Martha Clelland reports that she heard that Aerosmith sold their rights to the song "Walk This Way". She heard it on the American morning news show "CBS This Morning". She says didn't get who bought them though. Has anyone else heard anyting about this?

News as of May 17, 2000
  • Classic Rock magazine Issue 15
      The last edition of Classic Rock (which is hard to find these days) has a 6 page article about the truth about Permanent Vacation. Not sure it adds anything new but combines a load of info from varioius sources.

News as of May 10, 2000
  • The Tribute Album 'Right In The Nuts'
      Small Stone Records Releases Aerosmith Double CD Tribute Album, Right in the Nuts, Featuring Notable Stoner, Rock and Garage-Punk-N-Roll Acts - Street Date Is August 1, 2000

      5/8/00
      Los Angeles - Detroit based indie label Small Stone Records will release a double CD Aerosmith tribute album. The album entitled Right in the Nuts is scheduled for an August 1 street date. Team Clermont are handling college radio promotions. Distribution is via Action, Carrot Top, F.A.B. (Canada), Midwest Artist Distribution, Small Stone Records direct and various on-line outlets.

      The album was conceived of and produced by Scott Hamilton of Small Stone Records. It is a direct response to other tribute albums that in the words of Hamilton are “really pathetic. Aerosmith is one of my all-time favorite bands (being an east coast native). I’ve actually wanted to do a tribute album like this since I founded my label six years ago. When I heard the Not The Same Old Song And Dance tribute album I said to myself ‘this sucks!’ and I began work on Right in the Nuts. I wanted it to feature underground artists who would aggressively recreate the songs of one of America's finest rock and roll bands. From acid to sludge to funk to punk to blues and beyond we’ve got it all. I’m really proud of this project - great bands doing really innovative interpretations of the songs.”

      Notable artists on the tribute include Dale Crover (The Melvins) with Altamont, Ed Mundel (Monster Magnet) with Atomic Bitchwax, J.D. Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) with Honky and Soul Clique featuring members of the P-Funk All Stars. This double CD represents a cross section of the most exceptional and popular bands on the burgeoning stoner rock, garage-punk-n-roll and straight up rock scenes in the US and around the world. Anyone who has not yet heard of these bands soon will.

      The album art was rendered by renowned artist Mark Dancey (Big Chief, Motorbooty Magazine). The tribute features 27 bands covering 27 of the best - not the most popularized - Aerosmith songs. Artists and tracks as they appear on the double CD Right in the Nuts:

      SIDE ONE
      1. Fireball Ministry - "Movin Out"
      2. Altamont - "Make It"
      3. Scissorfight - "Lick And A Promise"
      4. Atomic Bitchwax - "Combination"
      5. Puny Human - "Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)"
      6. The Quill - "S.O.S. (Too Bad)"
      7. Five Horse Johnson - "Bright Light Fright"
      8. Honky - "Adam’s Apple"
      9. Voltage - "Draw The Line"
      10. Speedball - "Rats In The Cellar"
      11. Electric Frankenstein - "Sick As A Dog"
      12. Drunk Horse - "Kings And Queens"
      13. The Want - "Let The Music Do The Talking"
      14. Soul Clique - "Last Child"
      15. Iron Boss - "Train Kept A Rollin’."
      SIDE TWO
      16. Alabama Thunder Pussy - "Sweet Emotion"
      17. Half Man - "Round And Round"
      18. Roadsaw - "Toys In The Attic"
      19. Solace - "Nobody’s Fault"
      20. Natas - "Remember (Walking In The Sand)"
      21. The Men Of Porn - "Lightning Strikes"
      22. Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned - "Chip Away At The Stone"
      23. Raging Slab - "Bone To Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)"
      24. Volume - "Walkin’ The Dog"
      25. Nova Driver - "Seasons Of Wither"
      26. Red Giant - "Lord Of The Thighs"
      27. Core - "Soul Shaker."

      Visit the label at www.smallstone.com.
      Vinyl available on Tee Pee Records, www.teepeerecords.com.

  • Article on the next album
      Not much new but...

      Aerosmith back in the studio
      By MIKE ROSS -- Edmonton Sun

      Aerosmith is trying a new producer for its next studio album: Matt Serletic, who sparked the success of modern southern rock bands like Collective Soul and Matchbox 20.

      He also produced Aerosmith's first ever No. 1 hit, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, so, once again, there are "high hopes." Recording is in the early stages, but "there's an exuberance in them as musicians and a joy about music that's going to lead them back to those first inspirations that started them as a band," Serletic told www.sonicnet.com. "They're ready to rock."

  • Parody of 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' in MP3

News as of May 6, 2000
  • Liv Tyler (Found at E! Online...)
      Liv Tyler, hangin' at Nolita's in New Yawk. "Here pussy, here little pussy," she kept saying to the beauty behind the bar. "What a cute little puss." Said pussy was indeed the real thing (a feline), just in case you think L.T. has gone Ellen'n'Anne. L.T. was with her blond, punker b-f, who didn't seem to be overly jealous of the four-legged coquette. Liv was crushed that the deli was closed, as it was 2 in the ayem. Disappointment didn't keep the broad from looking simply divine.

News as of May 5, 2000
  • The Sound Kings feat. Joe Perry at mp3.com
      The Sound Kings CD Cover In March of 2000, the Boston area band "The Sound King's" (They used to be called "Jack Baywatch And The Sound Kings") released a four song EP on the web site MP3.com called "Growing Up With An Invisible Friend."
      This EP includes the song "Invisible" which includes none other than Joe Perry playing Guitar. The 3 other song's are "TruckPuckAboveLove", "Verniaphobia", and "Super Double Secret Hidden Track."

      Now, you can order this CD at the following address:
      http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/50/jack_baywatch.html

      At that URL you can also download 7 of their songs including "Invisible" featuring Joe Perry, which is a very good song in my opinion.

      The Sound King's web site say's the following about "Invisible":
      "Invisible is the first single from our new 3 song promo CD. I have been working with Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry of Aeromith for about a year and a half when I decided to ask Joe to jam on the track. He and Steven listened to our original tracks and thought the material was great!"


      Lyrics for "Invisible":

      I hear him talking in my head
      remember everything he says
      be kind to those who want to give
      achieve your goals be positive

      She walks in
      shoots a smile across the room and sighs
      'cause there's nothing left to talk about
      nothing left to say but goodbye

      For all the dreams we are the dreamers
      for all idea we are beleivers

      I come around
      pick you up when your feeling down
      i'll stay right here until the end
      but noone else can see my best friend

      Don't you believe in me
      (does anybody believe)
      Does anybody else believe in me
      (does anybody believe)
      when that road is long
      everything is wrong in your life
      I'll be right by your side

      When mom left home dad hit the bottle
      (that looks cool)
      not my idea of a role model

      I come to you
      throw my soul upon the road, laid out
      'cause there's nothing left to talk about
      nothing left to say but goodbyes

      Goodbye.....


      "Fun, humerous, these guys got that something going on" - Steven Tyler, Aerosmith

  • Other possible upcoming Aerosmith-related releases
      Most of you probably know that Scott Swinsburg has always been good at having alot of info on news and such and has helped me alot during the years... Well, He hasn't been very active the last couple of months but now he's back so to speak, and back in a big way... He sent out everything in today's HUGE news update including this compilation of all these albums that have some sort of Aero-connection (or are rumoured to) that will be realeased in the future. Some of which I had totally forgot about... Here you have it... (Thanks, Scott!)


      Rick Dufay and Jimmy Crespo
      Other albums on the way include a Rick Dufay solo album, the album "Sneak Preview" by "Paul Shortino & The Rythym Junkies" which will include Jimmy Crespo.

      Gone In Sixty Seconds
      And, although I'm probally totally wrong. This is a chance "Painted On My Heart" could still be released on the "Gone In Sixty Seconds" soundtrack.

      Right In The Nuts
      We also have the upcoming Aerosmith tribute double CD "Right In The Nuts" due to be released on Tuesday, August 1st, 2000 on Sand Stone Records.

      A New Found Glory
      Also, the band "A New Found Glory" released a cover of the Diane Warren written Aerosmith song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" on their new album "From The Screen To Your Stereo" on Tuesday, March 28th, 2000.

      The Doors tribute album
      Also, this summer is supposed to see the release of the long awaited Doors tribute album. Now, this album will include Aerosmith covering "Love Me Two Times." Now, their have been rumors that it might be a remixed, live, or even new version rather than the version that Aerosmith released on the "Air America" soundtrack album ten years ago.

      Run DMC album "Crown Royal"
      Now, Arista Records is saying that the new Run DMC album "Crown Royal" will be released in the "Spring Of 2000." So, that gives them until June 19th to release it. The album has been finished for quite some time yet legal issues with all the guest stars on the album have delayed it MANY times. The reason I'm saying this is that their is a rumor that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recorded a remake of the DMC classic "It's Tricky" and it will be included on this album. Now, this rumor has not been shot down from EITHER the DMC camp or the Aerosmith camp so everyone is still awaiting official word on if the song was made or not. I think it was just a plan to record it, and nothing ever happened...but I could be wrong.

      If you want more info on this album...go here
      ...And if you want to see the cover of this album...go here

      Various other things
      Also...If the book "Be Cool" is made into a movie...the boys should do a song for the soundtrack. Joe Perry and Jack Douglas are working on a Score for the movie "New York Minute." There also should be a soundtrack album for the 2002 Olympic Games which should include the "Sweet Emotion '99" track. Also, maybe the video releases of "Goodnight Joseph Parker" and/or "Clubland."

      Rumors
      Also, their are rumors that Steven Tyler will appear on a Joni Mitchell tribute album on a song with Keith Richards. And, Steven will also make an appearance on the "The Twisted Brown Trucker Band" debut album. And, that Steven will appear on a song by the UK pop band "Steps." *Shiver*

  • Chant Down Babylon
      In other news, The album "Chant Down Babylon" which includes Steven Tyler & Joe Perry performing with Bob Marley was certified Gold on Tuesday, March 14th, 2000.

  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame

  • Aero-metion on Who Wants to Be A Millionare
      On the TV Show 'Who Wants to Be A Millionare' one question was "What bands drummer had to relearn after he lost his arm in a car accident." Of course the answer was Def Leppard but Aerosmith was one of the other choices!

News as of May 3, 2000
  • Liv Tyler in Seventeen
      At the bottom of page 175 in the June issue of Seventeen magazine there is a small pic of Liv with red hair.

News as of May 1, 2000
  • Steven Tyler singing on Lit's new single "Over My Head" !
      When visiting Glen Ballard at a studio where Ballard was working with the band Lit Steven Tyler ended up singing background vocals on the upcoming Lit single, "Over My Head." The song is the first single from the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film feature, Titan, A.E. It will go to radio in mid-May.

      Read all about it in this article from Launch:

      Aerosmith Frontman Gets Lit Up

      (4/27/00, 3 p.m. ET) - Steven Tyler's recent visit with producer Glen Ballard in a Boston studio turned into a recording session for the Aerosmith vocalist, who added background vocals to the upcoming Lit single, "Over My Head."
      Lit bassist Kevin Baldes tells LAUNCH that all that Lit lead singer A. Jay Popoff had to do was ask to make the collaboration happen. "We did a session in Boston and [Ballard] brought in Steven Tyler just to hang out and show him the song, and A. Jay said, 'Hey man, you want to do some backups on the song?' You know, just kinda kidding around, and Steven Tyler was like, 'Dude, I'd love to.' So now Steven Tyler is doing backup on and we're -- I can't even say it's a dream true. I would have never imagined Steven Tyler doing backup on a Lit song, but it happened and it's all good, so we're stoked."

      The members of Lit were undoubtedly in awe of the rock legend; however, at one point during the session, they suddenly felt as if they weren't treating Tyler right. Drummer Allen Shellenberger tells LAUNCH that the band had just ordered some Thai food and Tyler, arriving late, was stuck with a less-desirable meal. "They were running late so they ordered food on the way and they ordered pizza, and when we sat down at the dinner table I was sitting right next to Steven and, like, I look over and I have this nice, you know, big Thai food dinner and he's got, like a slice of pepperoni pizza, and I'm like, 'Wait this just is not adding up here. And I go, 'Hey Steve, you want some of my Thai food?' and he's like, 'Yeah man, sure,'"

      "Over My Head" is the first single from the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film feature, Titan, A.E. It will go to radio in mid-May. The soundtrack also features cuts by Powerman 5000, Texas, and the Urge. Ballard is the executive producer on the project.

      -- Neal Weiss, Los Angeles

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