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News as of May 31, 2002
  • United We Stand for download
      Kuba Cichocki has changed layout of his Aerosmith-site, and in the section "Multimedia" he's added downloads of all new Aerosmith songs and... the entire UNITED WE STAND Concert (170 MB) !!

      www.aerozone.w.pl

  • Pulled from Blabbermouth.net
      AEROSMITH To Tour US In Late Summer/Early Fall - May 30, 2002

      AEROSMITH are tentatively due to kick off their headlining tour in early August on the east coast and move to the Midwest in September. After a 10-day break, the group will blitz through the southeast, Texas and the west and then end the trek mid-November in the Pacific Northwest. Although presently unconfirmed, it appears that roughly 90% of these shows will take place outdoors.

  • Pollstar comments on the dates...
      Cindyd on the AF1 board wrote to Pollstar after they took down the dates, and this is what they responded:

      The dates were released pre-maturely by the agent. Management didn't want them released yet.

      We are expecting the "go ahead" to list the dates in the very near future. Just hang tight!! We'll have them soon!

      Regards,
      Wendy Snyder
      Route Book Editor
      Pollstar Magazine

  • Regarding ICONS on MTV Germany
      I've now been told that they did air it, but first in the program it was written down that ICON would only be aired for 1 and a half hours but they changed it into 2 hours. So that was the change in the program.

  • New english board at aerogang.com



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

Camel - Moonmadness (1976)
Soulfire - "Dreams" (2002?)
Soulfire - "Then" (2002)

[ These two MP3s contains some very nice instrumental symphonic progressive rock/metal (an "highly orchestral mix of metal and classical music", as someone on the "Perpetual Motion" board wrote). From what I understand, Soulfire is a project from Iceland, with all the music written and performed (yes, all the instruments!) by this one talented kid at only 15(!) years of age.
He actually is quite versatile as well, because he normally plays drums in a hardcore band called Fake Disorder, and was chosen best drummer at the biggest Icelandic band contest this year.
Apparently the music he makes in the project "Soulfire" resembles acts like Sunblaze and Within Temptation, but I can't really say as I've never heard Sunblaze and only heard very little by Within Temptation. What I can tell, however, is that the music sounds very good.
He recorded a bunch of songs in his home, the quality isn't all that too good, but still quite passable considering all the circumstances, and the fact that he plays everything himself. This is of course far from being a finished product, and it doesn't contain any vocals (I don't know if he intends it to be just instrumental or not), but I know his plans are of having a whole orchestra of band members with him. He's actually written 6-8 guitarparts for instance.
The link is below that takes you to the download page of www.rokk.is
(yep, in Iceland, "Rock" is spelled "Rokk", hehe).
http://www.rokk.is/default.asp?Flytjandi_ID=84&sida=um_flytjanda
Check out the song "Dreams" first, and then the song "Then." I've got yet to download (damn this slow connection!) the third song he's got up there, "A Fateful Eve," but I'm sure it's worth a listen too... ]


News as of May 30, 2002
  • Japanese edition of Ultimate Hits to feature 3D cards
      According to the Japanese Sony Music website [see this link], the first pressing of the Japanese version of Ultimate Hits will come with 1 of 4 types of 3D cards. 4 types will be released.

      pictures found at http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/International/Special/Aerosmith/3djacket.html. Click to go there for bigger versions

  • New Tour Dates!!
      Per Pollstar: (from which those dates later disappeared, but still...)

      Thu 06/27/02 Tokyo, JPN Tokyo Stadium

      Tue 08/13/02 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
      Thu 08/15/02 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake
      Sat 08/17/02 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
      Tue 08/20/02 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
      Thu 08/22/02 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
      Sat 08/24/02 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
      Wed 08/28/02 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th.
      Thu 08/29/02 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th.
      Fri 08/30/02 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th.

      Sun 09/01/02 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
      Tue 09/03/02 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
      Thu 09/05/02 Hartford, CT ctnow.com Meadows Music
      Sat 09/07/02 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
      Mon 09/09/02 Scranton, PA Coors Light Amph. @ Montage Mtn.
      Thu 09/12/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
      Sat 09/14/02 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
      Mon 09/16/02 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheater
      Wed 09/18/02 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
      Fri 09/20/02 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

      Wed 10/02/02 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
      Fri 10/04/02 Antioch, TN AmSouth Amphitheatre
      Sun 10/06/02 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
      Tue 10/08/02 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post
      Thu 10/10/02 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp.
      Sat 10/12/02 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
      Mon 10/14/02 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte
      Thu 10/17/02 Tampa, FL Ice Palace
      Sat 10/19/02 West Palm Beach, FL Mars Music Amphitheatre
      Tue 10/22/02 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
      Thu 10/24/02 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
      Mon 10/28/02 The Woodlands, TX C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
      Wed 10/30/02 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

      Fri 11/01/02 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
      Sun 11/03/02 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
      Tue 11/05/02 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
      Thu 11/07/02 Marysville, CA Autowest Amphitheatre
      Sat 11/09/02 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
      Tue 11/12/02 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
      Thu 11/14/02 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

      Of course, as we all know, dates are subject to change... but that's the scoop right now.

      Pollstar also listed Kid Rock as performing at one of the venues, so I guess that confirms that he will be the opening act (one of them?)

      One thing that seems strange are the three nights in a row-shows in Wantagh, NY (8/28, 29, 30). Perhaps they start off sales with one and the others are add-ons if needed...?

  • Girls Of Summer on billboard charts
      Girls Of Summer has apparently debuted at number 40 on the Billboard Mainstream Chart...

  • Boston Magazine
      This months Boston magazine is telling about different things for their 40th anniversary. For the top 40 songs, Aerosmith came in at #1 for Walk This Way.

  • Tom Hamilton also to appear at the R&R Convention 2002
      From BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

      AEROSMITH To Appear At R&R Convention, Hit Movie Theaters - May 29, 2002

      AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton will appear in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and perspectives on the music industry in a general session on Friday, June 14th at R&R Convention 2002.

      At the R&R session, Steven and Tom will debut the studio tracks from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album and play the band's video for the current single, "Girls of Summer".

      The R&R Convention is the record industries' and radios largest combined gathering of recording industry executives, radio professionals and recording artists. Held annually, the convention features a mix of keynote speakers (this year's keynote address will be delivered by industry legend Clive Davis), panels, workshops and evening entertainment. It is also where the R&R Industry Achievement Awards are announced each year.

      In other news, the Dodge vehicle brand has announ ced Legends of Rock—Legends of Roll, a summer promotion that puts AEROSMITH and Dodge vehicles together on movie screens nationwide and awards 500 AEROSMITH fans a private concert by the legendary band.

      A 60-second Dodge/AEROSMITH commercial — also titled Legends of Rock—Legends of Roll — debuted on May 24th and is scheduled to run through June 28 in 2,400 movie theaters (18,000 screens) in the continental United States. The spot concludes with a sweepstakes offer, excluding Florida, in which one lucky winner and 500 of his or her closest friends will be treated to an invitation-only AEROSMITH concert. The sweepstakes ends on July 19th, with the winner to be announced later in the year. In addition to the top prize, Dodge and AEROSMITH collectibles will be given away weekly.

  • Mia Tyler to form a band, according to NY Post gossip column
      On the plus side

      THE Tyler name is going to live on in rock 'n' roll, if Steve's daughter, Mia, has anything to do with it. Mia, who has had success as a plus-size model, was at the launch party for Grace magazine (which celebrates ample-bodied women) the other night and told Webster Hall art curator Baird Jones of her plans.

      "I've decided to put together a rock group and get into the studio and see how it goes," she said. "I've been keeping a diary for years, and some of the entries read like song lyrics."

      Mia's not bothering to learn an instrument though. "I'll be the lead singer, and just use my lips," she said. And has her wild dad, Steve, been encouraging? "Sure, but he always says he appreciates my suggestions and then never acts on them," she said.

  • Perry unsure about Aerosmith's future...
      Joe Perry recently did a radio interview with a Las Vegas station.

      Per the original post on the AF1 board, when he was asked why they are releasing another greatest hits album Joe said...

      "We aren't sure how much longer we are goin to be around so we wanted to put together what we thought was a good compilation of the hits from Columbia to Geffen and back.

      We wrote two new songs that I think are good and will put them on the new ultimate package."

  • Aerosmith Ticket Information for MA Show
      Tickets go on sale to the public for the Thursday August 22, 2002 show at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA this Saturday, June 1st at 10:00AM.

      You can get tickets by calling (617) 228-6000 or(617) 931-2000 or through ticketmaster.com Prices are $33.50-$77.50

      It is also posted on the Tweeter.com website that Kid Rock and Run DMC will be there. I guess that confirms it that they are the opening groups.

  • Riff Rock 500
      Here is the list of the Aerosmith songs on the top 500 list!

      1. Walk This Way
      27. Sweet Emotion
      92. Dream On
      118. Janie's Got A Gun
      140. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
      151. Rag Doll
      182. The Other Side
      189. Back In The Saddle
      214. Love In An Elevator
      226. What It Takes
      256. Jaded
      270. Train Kept A Rollin
      273. Same Old Song And Dance
      295. Come Together
      298. Last Child
      356. Pink
      390. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
      400. Cryin'
      405. Lord Of The Thighs
      429. Amazing
      455. Mama Kin
      463. Crazy
      469. Toys In The Attic
      494. Eat The Rich
      497. No More No More

  • Aero Force One increases prices
      AF1's membership prices are going to increase. New memberships are going from $24.95 to $35 and renewals from $20 to $26.



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

Phenomena - Phenomena (1985)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992)


News as of May 29, 2002
  • Lay It Down lyrics
      from Mike's Aero Site [link]

      ----
      Aerosmith
      Lay It Down

      Ruby red, her lips were on fire
      Do me with a kiss if you please
      Tell me what your sweet heart desires
      Tell he how you want it to be

      'Cause if its love you want then you won't mind
      A little tenderness that sometimes is so hard to find

      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - make it alright
      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - hold you so tight
      (Lay it down)
      Ohh, before a moment light
      Is goin' to be alright
      Ohh - lay it down
      Come and lay it down tonight

      Tell me how you feel when we make love
      Tell me is it real or just make believe
      You will never know what you're made of
      'Till you open up your heart to receive

      'Caus if the love you gots that same old crime
      We're talkin' tenderness that's so hard to find
      And I'm here to remind you

      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - make it alright
      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - hold you so tight
      (Lay it down)
      Yah, before a moment light
      Is goin' to be alright
      Ohh - lay it down
      Come and lay it down tonight

      You remember the times
      Talkin' in your sleep
      With a body full of promise you never gonna keep
      From your best friends lover
      You dreamt to find a man
      When you're pullin' under covers the voices in your head sayin'
      If you want it bad
      You dont never let it slip away

      'Caus if it's love you want then tenderness

      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - make it alright
      (Lay it down)
      Lay it down - hold you so tight
      (Lay it down)
      Ohh, before a moment light
      Is goin' to be alright
      Ohh - lay it down
      Gonna lay it down tonight
      Before i come around tonight
      You gotta lay it down

  • Aerosmith CDs copyproof?
      In this months Rolling Stone there was a thing regarding trying to stop CD-Copying and how artists such as Aerosmith has tried to do it. They also mentioned that you can find a full list at fatchucks.com.

      There one can find out that Young Lust has been copy protected and so are some of the Just Push Play CDs sent out. This means you can't copy the files onto a computer and make them .mp3... well, not as easily anyway (it is possible, with some hardware and software easier than with others)...

      Just Push Play at fatchucks.com
      Young Lust at fatchucks.com

  • Tweeter Center tickets
      Tickets for the Aerosmith concert at the Tweeter Center in Boston on August 22 go on sale to the general public at 10.00am on June 1st.
      The Boston tour date is now listed at Pollstar.

  • Riff Rock 500
      In Detroit, MI, the rock station WRIF did a countdown of the top 500 Rock and Roll songs over the Memorial Day weekend and Aerosmith checked in at # 1 with Walk This Way. They also had tons more songs on the countdown. You can see the list if you head over to www.wrif.com, and click on "See the Riff Rock 500" near the bottom of the page.

  • ICON on MTV Germany
      MTV Germany didn't air the Aerosmith ICON show when they were set to do so. At http://www.mtv.de, it says "Programmänderung: MTV Icon: Aerosmith", which obviously means something along the lines that the schedule was changed. No info when it will be aired instead either...



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

Ten Years After - The Collection (1967-1972)


News as of May 27, 2002
  • Aerosmith mention in PARADE magazine
      Yesterday's PARADE Magazine (05.26.02) had a picture of Tyler along side a small article (Q&A Section). The question was regarding the reason for a cancelled concert, and the answer was due to the smoke-machine...

  • Legends of Rock at the movies
      Apparently the Aerosmith/Dodge "Legends of..."-commercial has begun to be shown at the movies now. It's an advertisement for the dodge concert contest. It shows pictures and video clips while playing 'Just Push Play'. It's like a good minute to minute and a half long, or more.

      I would suppose it's the same clip that can be downloaded at http://www.dodge.com/legends/trailer/index.html

  • Aerosmith backstage passes in Team Dodge Sweepstakes

      Racing Wannabe Attending Sunday's Winston Cup Race in Las Vegas as Winner of the "Team Dodge Sales Event Sweepstakes"

      Las Vegas, Mar 1, 2002 - As much as she'd like to, Kathleen McClure won't be able to drive in the UAW/DaimlerChrysler 400 Winston Cup Series race in Las Vegas this Sunday, but she's thrilled to be attending as the grand prize winner of the "Team Dodge Sweepstakes."

      McClure, 42, of Grayslake, Ill., has been driving Dodge vehicles since 1990. She entered the contest when she picked up her new Dodge Caravan minivan from Gurnee Dodge of Gurnee, Ill.

      McClure is attending the race with nine of her friends. As winner of the grand prize, she was able to choose from one of four trips. The choices, valued at almost $15,000, included: an Aerosmith concert with backstage passes and a chance to meet the band; Professional Bull Riders Association finals in Las Vegas; the NHL's All-Star hockey game in Denver; or passes to the Team Dodge pits during the NASCAR race in Las Vegas.

      "More than anything, the idea of speed and adventure made me choose this prize," she said explaining her choice of the NASCAR race. "If I could, I'd be out there driving myself."

      This is the second year that the UAW/DaimlerChrysler has sponsored the Las Vegas race. The race will be televised beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on the Fox television network.

      Dodge also is awarding five regional prizes worth $2,500 each to winners in each of DaimlerChrysler's five Business Centers. Regional prizes include Dodge collectible merchandise such as jackets, sweatshirts, hats and jewelry. Regional winners were announced in mid-November.

      Dodge received more than 60,000 entries nationwide for the "Team Dodge Sweepstakes" promotion.

  • Lay It Down MP3
      Head to Aero247 and click on downloads. Thanks to Mallibu for hosting it on his account and Brian for sending it to Nick & Chris.



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

Crimson Glory - Transcendence (1988)
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (1985)
The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
MP3s:
Aerosmith - "Spiderman Theme" (2002)
Aerosmith - "Girls Of Summer" (2002)
Aerosmith - "Lay It Down" (2002)

[I may have been a litle harsh on "Lay It Down" yesterday, but I
still think it's one of the least good songs Aerosmith has recorded]
David Sandström - "När Hjärtat Svider" (2000)
[Beautiful song, free for download at Sandström's website,
www.demonbox.com/david/frameset.htm - click on "Musik"]
Wolverine - "North" (2002)
[Great free Unreleased Song for download at
http://www.wolverine-overdose.com]


News as of May 26, 2002
  • Lay It Down in Japan!
      Japanese Aero-head, Atsushi Matustani, reports that "Lay It Down" has been On Air on an an FM Program in Japan! Apparently, it's a ballad...

  • Lay It Down lyrics and download!
      On a message board [click here], a mp3 of Lay it Down and its lyrics were posted!

      I'm not sure where this info originated from, but on the same message board it was posted that...

      "Devante and Frederickson helped the toxic turds write this song. Devante is some huge "hit maker" guy who has done songs for all these R&B artists."

      The lyrics goes something like what follows...

      Ruby red her lips were on fire
      Do me with a kiss if you please
      Tell me what your sweet heart desires
      Tell me how you want it to be

      Cause if it's love you want then you wont mind
      A little tenderness that sometimes is so hard to find

      Lay it down
      Lay it down
      Make it alright
      Lay it down
      Lay it down
      I'll hold you so tight
      Lay it down
      Before the mornin' light It's gonna be alright
      Lay it down
      Come and lay it down tonight

      Tell me how you feel when we make love
      Tell me is it real or just make belive
      You will never know what you're made of
      Till you open up your heart to receive

      Cause if the love you got's that same old grind (?)
      We're talkin' tenderness that's so hard to find and I'm here to remind you

      Lay it down
      Lay it down
      Make it alright
      Lay it down
      Lay it down
      I'll hold you so tight
      Lay it down
      Before the mornin' light It's gonna be alright
      Lay it down
      Come and lay it down tonight

      (Then there's a bridge that's kinda hard to make out the lyrics)

      then the chrous is repeated.

      ---------
      Heck, this is even worse than "Girls Of Summer". Are there still two guitarists in this band? If so, I sure can't hear them. OK, the song is not That bad, but this sure ain't the same band that I used to love so much... :(
      The chorus brings The Beatles' "Let It Be" to mind a little (only a little though, the songs are very different from each other), just too bad The Beatles classic is like a million times better... Sorry, but this song doesn't do much for me at all.

  • United-We All Come Together
      Here's a story about a CD coming out in September for a 9/11 charity. An Aerosmith song will apparently be covered on it!

      -----------------
      Hard rock musicians from the New Jersey and New York area recently joined forces to record a song called 'Bridge Of Faith' for a charity CD in aid of 9/11th called United - We All Come Together, which has been put together in England by journalist Nicky Baldrian.

      The track was written by NORWAY guitarist Jim Santos. Joining Jim are fellow Norway members Glenn Pierson, Marty Brasington and Joe Slattery, TRADIA vocalist Dave Baldwin, solo artists PHIL VINCENT, LAURA DIAMOND, JOHN TAGLIERI, JOHNNY LIMA, ATELLO's Larry Atello and Paul D'ani, OCTOBER BABY's Lisa Bouchelle, SILENT WITNESS' Anthony Fontayne and Glenn Taylor from THE KOOTZ.

      The CD's, which will be released in a series of volumes, will feature over 100 artists from all over the world including James Kottak (SCORPIONS), Jason Becker (ex-DAVID LEE ROTH), Brian May (QUEEN), Mike Chlasiak (HALFORD), Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Toby Jepson (ex-LITTLE ANGELS), Mikkey Dee ({MOTORHEAD), Kee Marcello (ex-EUROPE), Doug Aldrich (DIO, BAD MOON RISING, BURNING RAIN), Mike Matijevic (STEELHEART), Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN), Barry Sparks (Dokken), YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, Andy Curran (ex-CONEY HATCH), STARZ, KEN TAMPLIN, Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA), Mark Boals (Yngwie), Tony O' Hara (PRAYING MANTIS), Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN), DORO PESCH, DEMON DRIVE, ULI JON ROTH, Pontus Norgren (TALISMAN), LEGS DIAMOND, Jaime St. James (BLACK N' BLUE), LIZZY BORDEN, Tracy G (DIO), MELODICA, MOTHER'S ARMY, Jeff Watson (NIGHTRANGER), Derek St. Holmes (TED NUGENT), Henry Small (PRISM), STORMWIND, Robin McAuley (MSG) and more.

      The CD will also include an instrumental piano version of Scorpions 'Wind Of Change', a violin version of JOURNEY's 'Open Arms' and classic versi ons of songs orginally performed by David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), POISON, QUEENSRYCHE, BEN E. KING, ABBA, AEROSMITH, THE BEATLES, BOB DYLAN, THE WHO and HEART.

      United will be released in September through Frontiers/Now & Then.

  • Courtesy of FIVETO1
      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will appear June 14 at the 2002 R&R Convention in Beverly Hills, Calif. The singer will discuss his career and the music industry, and will premiere some new Aerosmith songs and their latest video.



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

The Doors - The Best Of The Doors (1967-1971)
Aerosmith - "Lay It Down" (2002) (MP3)
The Beatles - 1967-1970 [CD2]


News as of May 25, 2002
  • Kid Rock and Run DMC to open for Aerosmith!?!
      At 7:50am yesterday morning on 93.1 WDRQ in Detroit, MI, Steven Tyler was on discussing the future plans the band has. Of course "Ultimate Hits" was mentioned, but the most interesting part of the conversation was as follows:

      DJ- So Steven, tell us about the plans for the upcoming tour.
      Steven- "Well, MOST LIKELY we'll have RUN DMC and KID ROCK opening for us"

  • Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll sweepstakes up!
      It is now possible to enter for the Dodge sweepstakes..

      From what I hear, there are however some problems entering if you use AOL, just so those of you who use AOL knows...

      http://www.dodge.com
      http://www.dodge.com/legends/flash.html
      http://www.dodge.com/legends/home.html
      http://209.10.110.66/

      Enter there for your chance to win an Aerosmith Concert for you and 500 friends. Plus for your chances to win other Dodge and Aerosmith prizes, come back to dodge.com each week between May 24 and July 19, 2002

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      DODGE LEGENDS OF ROCK, LEGENDS OF ROLL SWEEPSTAKES
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      While there, also make sure to watch the Theatrical Trailer, featuring live clips of Aerosmith:
      http://www.dodge.com/legends/trailer/index.html

  • Boston Show Announced!
      Per the AF1 Members section:

      8/22, Tweeter Center

      AF1 tickets go on sale next Thursday, May 30, at 10 pm EST...no phone number listed yet.

      No other dates announced yet.

  • Short samples of Fly Away From Here remixes
      There are some 30 sec samples, of the hard to find "Fly Away From Here" Orchestral/Rock Remixes, to be downloaded at http://www.sonymusic.co.uk...

      Europe : 671289 2 : CD Maxi Single

      1. Fly Away From Here (Radio Remix Edit)
      2. Fly Away From Here (Rock Remix Edit)
      3. Fly Away From Here (Orchestral Remix Edit)
      4. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (live, Cape Canaveral, FL on June 29th, 1998)



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Queensryche - Empire (1990)
Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)


News as of May 24, 2002
  • Billboard confirms track listing
      This is the track order of the new Ultimate Hits album, according to Billboard.com...

      Disc one:

      1. "Mama Kin"
      2."Dream On"
      3."Same Old Song and Dance"
      4."Seasons of Wither"
      5."Walk This Way"
      6."Big Ten Inch Record"
      7."Sweet Emotion"
      8."Last Child"
      9."Back in the Saddle"
      10."Draw the Line" (remix)
      11."Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
      12."Angel"
      13."Rag Doll"
      14."Janie's Got a Gun"
      15."Love in an Elevator"
      16."What It Takes"

      Disc two:

      1."The Other Side"
      2."Livin' on the Edge"
      3."Cryin'"
      4."Amazing"
      5."Deuces Are Wild"
      6."Crazy"
      7."Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
      8."Pink" (South Beach remix)
      9."I Don't Want To Miss a Thing"
      10."Jaded"
      11."Just Push Play" (radio remix)
      12."Walk This Way" (Run DMC)
      13."Girls of Summer"
      14."Lay It Down"

      ----
      As I suspected, "Walk This Way" on Disc Two is the Run DMC version.

  • Japanese version of The Ultimate Hits, incl. bonus tracks!
      Akira e-mailed me regarding this info, found at the SONY MUSIC Japan website [http://www.sonymusic.co.jp]

      Ultimate Greatest Hits on sale 2002/06/26
      3780 JPYen with tax

      The Japanese edition has the 30 tracks and four additional Japan-only bonus tracks.
      The first edition includes 3D CD booklet.

      Track order:

      Disk 1 : tr 01-16
      Disc 2 : tr 01-14
      same as can be seen in the above post

      Disk 2 15-18:

      15. Train Kept A Rollin'
      16. Toys In The Attic
      17. Come Together
      18. Theme From Spiderman

  • Draw The Line (remix) info
      Several people has e-mailed me, pointing out that the "Draw the Line (remix)" on the new CD, is most likely the remixed version off of "Pandora's Box", which clocked in at 3:43 on the 2nd disc of "Pandora's Box" instead of the 3:23 from the original album. All and all they sounded the same, just a little longer ending, much like what was done to Last Child. So.. odds are it isn't anything new... :(

      The info on this track in Pandora's Box read:

      "Remix of the original version from the album Draw The Line. Recorded at the Cenacle, Armonk, NY, & Record Plant Studios, NYC, June-Oct., 1977. / Produced by Jack Douglas and Aerosmith / Mix producer Don Devito"



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Arena - The Visitor (1998)


News as of May 23, 2002
  • AEROSMITH VH1 "Behind The Music" Special In The Works
      An AEROSMITH Behind The Music special is currently being produced by VH1 for a tentative early July air date, according to AEROSMITH fan site Aero Force One. "Over the last couple weeks they caught up with old managers and producers," states a message on the site. "They once again sat down with [drummer] Joey Kramer and digging a little deeper, they spent 5 hours with [frontman] Steven [Tyler] and his wife Teresa the other day."

  • NY Concert announcement next week
      This morning Q104 said that they will be making an Aerosmith concert announcement next week and that there is "something strange on the bill".

  • The Ultimate Track Listing
      According to blabbermouth.net, Aerosmith have finalized the track listing for their as-yet-untitled greatest hits collection, due out on June 25th through Columbia Records. It is as follows:

      Disc One:
      01. Mama Kin
      02. Dream On
      03. Same Old Song and Dance
      04. Seasons of Wither
      05. Walk This Way
      06. Big Ten Inch Record
      07. Sweet Emotion
      08. Last Child
      09. Back in the Saddle
      10. Draw the Line (remix)
      11. Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
      12. Angel
      13. Rag Doll
      14. Janie's Got a Gun
      15. Love in an Elevator
      16. What It Takes

      Disc Two:
      01. The Other Side
      02. Livin' on the Edge
      03. Cryin'
      04. Amazing
      05. Deuces Are Wild
      06. Crazy
      07. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
      08. Pink (South Beach remix)
      09. I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
      10. Jaded
      11. Just Push Play (radio remix)
      12. Walk This Way
      13. Girls of Summer (new)
      14. Lay It Down (new)

      --------------
      There are some differences in this one, compared to the one reported by Chris earlier this month...

      It appears "Seasons Of Wither" will be included, but not the new track "Feel So Good," as was reported May 7th. Also, there is no listing saying that Run DMC's "Walk This Way" is on this one, but as "Walk This Way" is listed twice, I'm sure one of them is the cover version.
      --------------

      Chris@AeroFANatic.com reports:

      Well, the final tracklisting is out for the Aerosmith "Ultimate Hits". But what interests me are the non-standard "re-mixes" on the album. There are 3...

      1. Pink (The South Beach Mix)
      2. Just Push Play (Radio edit)
      3. Draw The Line (remix)

      YES, I said "Draw The Line" remix! Now, I am not sure exactly what form that will take...but I do know the song is 20 seconds longer (from 3:23-3:42). Maybe an extended jam of some sort? In any event, sounds interesting to say the least.

  • Clive Davis / Tyler to speak at R&R Convention

      Industry Legend Clive Davis to Deliver Address; Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler to Discuss His Career; Radio and Online Executives to Exchange Ideas at R&R Convention 2002. "Clive Davis In The Morning"

      Clive Davis, perhaps the recording industry's most celebrated executive, will deliver an exclusive address at R&R Convention 2002 on Friday morning, June 14, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

      As the recording industry's most innovative, outspoken and influential executive, Clive Davis has had a profound effect on the music world, acting as both champion and critic and as perhaps his industry's most visible and respected spokesman. Davis' contributions are largely responsible for making the music business the thriving industry it is as it enters the new millennium.

      Davis began his industry career in 1960, as an attorney for Columbia Records. Six years later he was appointed VP/GM of the label, and in 1967 he rose to President. Davis is highly regarded for his legendary signings, including Janis Joplin, Santana, Boz Scaggs, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith, among many others.

      In 1974 Davis founded Arista Records with Columbia Pictures and embarked on a string of artist signings equaled only by his record at the Columbia label. Arista's roster under Davis included Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Patti Smith, Kenny G and Monica. While at Arista, he entered into breakthrough joint ventures with L.A. Reid and Babyface to form LaFace Records, and with Sean "Puffy" Combs in the creation of Bad Boy Records.

      Today, Davis -- who is an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- is head of J Records, which in August, 2000 was the largest new label ever in music industry history. A joint venture with BMG, J Records opened its doors with a prestigious team of executives and a lineup featuring Luther Vandross, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, O-Town, Angie Stone, Monica, Deborah Cox, LFO, Next and more, plus a joint venture with Wyclef Jean's Yclef Records. Just one year after its inception, J Records was able to boast four albums in the top ten with Alicia Keys, Busta, O-Town, Luther Vandross and four platinum albums in first year. Additionally, Alicia Keys was nominated for six Grammy Awards.

      One-On-One With Steven Tyler

      Later that Friday, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will appear in an intimate setting to discuss his career and his perspectives on the industry in a general session Friday afternoon.

      Aerosmith have been entertaining fans for nearly 30 years, which places them among the most enduring of rock bands. This summer they'll celebrate the release of their Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection on Columbia Records, a two-CD compilation that will also include three new songs.

      Tyler joined his first rock band when he was still in his teens, and Aerosmith released their first album on Columbia in January of 1973. The single "Dream On" was the Song of the Year at two of the group's hometown radio stations, WVBF & WBCN/Boston.

      Over the years Aerosmith have released countless other rock anthems, including "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Janie's Got a Gun" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."

      At the R&R session, which will be moderated by Rolling Stone magazine's David Wild, Tyler will debut the studio tracks from Aerosmith's forthcoming album and play the band's latest video. Their current single, "Girls of Summer," is already on the radio, but it goes for adds officially on May 28.

      Key Executive Panel Session Friday

      Also on Friday, several key executives from the radio and online industries will discuss the future of the electronic media in a general panel session. Confirmed to appear are Clear Channel Radio CEO Randy Michaels, Emmis Radio President Rick Cummings, and AOL Interactive President Jim de Castro.

      About Radio & Records

      Radio & Records was founded in 1973 to provide credible news and information to the commercial radio broadcast and recording industries. R&R produces 32 daily and weekly publications in printed, faxed, e-mail and online formats. R&R produces music charts based on the weekly airplay activity of 1,000 commercial U.S. radio stations, as provided by Mediabase 24/7. This information is used by radio programmers around the world and is the basis of syndicated countdown shows including American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. R&R also stages three annual major industry conventions, the R&R Convention, the R&R Talk Radio Seminar and the R&R Triple A Summit. R&R operates offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Washington, DC. Erica Farber is Publisher/CEO of the company. Its website is at www.rronline.com .

      About the R&R Convention

      The R&R Convention is the radio and record industries' largest combined gathering of radio professionals, recording industry executives and recording artists. Held annually, the convention features a mix of keynote speakers, panels, workshops and evening entertainment. It is also where the R&R Industry Achievement Awards are announced each year. R&R Convention 2002 will be held at Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. For details and registration, go to www.rronline.com .

  • RollingStone Daily May 23, 2002
      AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER and J Records founder CLIVE DAVIS will speak at the R&R Convention 2002 in Beverly Hills on June 14th . .



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Savage Grace - Savage Grace 2 (1971)
Träd, Gräs och Stenar - Träd, Gräs och Stenar (1969)
Diana Krall - live at Olympia
[jazz concert aired on national swedish TV tonight,
among many other nice classics, she did a cover of
"Cry Me A River," the A. Hamilton tune covered by
Aerosmith on "Rock In A Hard Place"]
Totalt Jävla Mörker - live at Pinkerton, Skellefteå, Sweden 2002-02-07 (PopStad)
[concert with local act aired on national swedish radio tonight.
Roughly translated into english, their name means "total
fucking darkness", and their hardcore music is quite a contrast
to the slick jazz of Diana Krall, to say the least.. hehe..]


News as of May 22, 2002
  • Aerosmith - To Be Or Not To Be...
      Found at www.melodicrock.com:

      'There have been several rumors circulating regarding the possible demise of Aerosmith.
      I thought I would try and get to the bottom of it and who better to ask, but one of my most reliable contacts in Los Angeles, who came back with the following details...
      Apparently the very latest tension stems from Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer not wanting to "sell out" and perform with rappers, Britney, NSync, Mary J Blige and whoever else and just stick to rock and roll.
      Steven Tyler is the one, along with some backing from Joe Perry, that keeps the band in the "pop" scene.
      It seems the recent MTV Icons show - which lets be honest, was a total farce - was the icing on the cake, with one band member stating the absolute obvious, claiming the band has nothing in common with the people they did the Icons show with...and that he hated every minute of that.
      It's no secret that there is a great deal of tension within the band. But the one thing they all agree on is that they need each other to remain successful and to continue to make money. This is the single common factor that will hold the band together for a little longer yet. They know this and are smart enough to deal with the other issues behind the scenes.'

  • 'Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll'

  • Videos at Dodge website
      At http://www.dodgeaerosmith.com there are 4 Aerosmith video clips to be seen. One is Aerosmith talking about Jaded, one is an interview with Tom and Joe about life on the road, one is a live clip of Dream On filmed this last summer, and the last one is talking about the recording of the new album, I think.

  • Joe's knee surgery
      Debi reports:

      "Okay, I found out what's what. Seems Joe's knee had been bothering him so he went for a scope, the scope showed it was trashed so he had knee replacement per the girl I spoke to at Icons. Take it as you will. I DO NOT represent myself as the authority, just passing on what I found out."

  • Japan...
      Aerosmith and B'z will be doing a joint live performance for the closing ceremony of the World Cup. Each band will play an 80 minute set and join together at the end. Details (not in English) at: www.being.co.jp/bz/news/index.html

      Cool, even though I can't read a word of it... :)



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Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)


News as of May 21, 2002
  • Win a private Aerosmith concert!!
      Amazing Opportunity
      If you've ever wanted to attend your very own private Aerosmith concert, you now have a chance. The band has teamed up with Dodge cars for the "Legends of Rock -- Legends of Roll" summer promo campaign, including a contest in which the winner receives a private Aerosmith concert along with tickets for 500 friends!

      Dodge Announces New Aerosmith Commercial and Sweepstakes Promotion, The 'Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll'

      The Top Sweepstakes Prize Private Aerosmith Concert

      AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dodge brand announced today "Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll," a summer promotion that puts Aerosmith and Dodge vehicles together on movie screens nation-wide and awards 500 Aerosmith fans a private concert by the legendary band.

      A 60-second Dodge/Aerosmith commercial -- also titled "Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll" -- debuts May 24 (Memorial Day weekend) and runs through June 28 in 2,400 movie theaters (18,000 screens) in the continental United States. The spot concludes with a sweepstakes offer, excluding Florida, in which one lucky winner and 500 of his or her closest friends will be treated to an invitation-only Aerosmith concert. The sweepstakes ends July 19, with the winner to be announced later in the year.

      "Time magazine predicts this is going to be the biggest movie-going summer ever, so the timing of 'Legends of Rock - Legends of Roll' is perfect to showcase one of the greatest rock and roll bands together with one of the greatest automotive brands ever," said Julie Roehm, Director, Dodge Communications, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

      The Dodge/Aerosmith spot is a fast-paced montage divided between Aerosmith concert footage and rolling footage of Dodge cars and trucks -- current and future models, NASCAR race cars, concept vehicles, plus Dodge vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s. The commercial is set to the title song from Aerosmith's hit CD, "Just Push Play."

      "Aerosmith personifies the bold, capable, street-smart attitude of Dodge cars and trucks," said Roehm. "So we're very excited to have this great band and our great brand together in front of 108 million movie-goers."

      A voice-over at the end of the spot informs movie-goers that they can enter the sweepstakes by going to the Dodge brand web page, http://www.dodge.com . The site is also where the commercial can be viewed during the promotion.

      In addition to the top prize, Dodge and Aerosmith collectibles will be given away weekly.

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      SOURCE Chrysler Group
      Web Site: http://www.media.daimlerchrysler.com

  • Joey Kramer Drum Loops and Samples Press Release
      AEROSMITH'S KRAMER GETS 'LOOPY!': (Press Release)

      New York, NY- Audio Icons Inc., a new manufacturer of digital software specializing in digital loop and sample libraries is proud to announce their first release, Drum Loops and Samples by Aerosmith's JOEY KRAMER. Distributed by EastWest, the world's largest supplier of soundware and the most critically acclaimed sound developer in the world, Audio Icons intends to bring a new celebrity breed to this medium of recording technology by introducing to the marketplace, product primarily created by audio Legends.

      With over 60% of all music created digitally today, Audio Icons allows novice and professional end users to play and compose music with Aerosmith's Joey Kramer's innovative Loop library, license free. This brings to the consumer an idea that, up until now, has only been realized primarily with session musicians. Never before has an artist of this stature offered his talents to the work of others. With Audio Icons, anyone who aspires to create their own music can now interact with one of rock's most famous and influential drummers. The user can load the selected drum samples into their computer or sampler choosing tempos, grooves, fills, and cut and paste them to their liking. They can then play other instruments live or MIDI on top of the drums, record sections, overdubs and create until their heart's content. The process is endless.

      The sound quality of the recorded Loops is state of the art, matching that of a finished Aerosmith record. Additionally, Audio Icons is releasing the product in the Multi-Track Format, unlike 2-track audio CDs, which are left and right stereo. This allows the user to control all of the drums as they were originally recorded on their individual tracks and incorporates Joey's drum work as if he was recording specifically for your needs.

      These features maximize the creative mixing and recording possibilities. Drum Loops and Samples is available in the dual audio CD package, as well as the 10-CD set, which includes the 2 audio CDs and 8 muti-track CDs. Wav files can also be purchased separately and converted to the desired software format to fit the needs of the user.

      Recently bestowed the "Key Buy Award"by Keyboard Magazine, Drum Loops and Samples by Aerosmith's Joey Kramer hits the streets in June of 2002 and is available at all major musical instrument dealers, soundsonline.com and audioicons.com.

  • Rolling Stone
      Steven's prisoner ad is again on Rolling Stone (Issu 896, 23 May, Kirsten Dunst on cover, page 10)

  • Billboard
      Aerosmith Greatest Hits has fallen to #20 on the pop catalogue charts.

  • The Executioners - AeroMix mp3!
      At Aero247 (thanks to Papadocs for hosting the file), click on download then click on The Executioners - AeroMix.



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Paul Rodgers - Now (1997)


News as of May 18, 2002
  • Public Service Spots
      ABC ran a public service spot Thursday night featuring Steven and Joe (@ 8:20 EST). They introduced themselves, and did the bit about "friends don't let friends drive drunk..ever". They also got some music in from Just Push Play.

      An article on the subject that Aerosmith and RADD had teamed up for this was first posted here at RTW February 26, 2002.

      In 1999, Tyler and Perry also recorded a public service announcement against drunk driving, to be played on the radio, and that had "The Other Side" playing in the background (posted here December 21, 1999)



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

Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)


News as of May 17, 2002
  • Video of Newscast on Tyler at the Berklee College of Music
      If you use this link to http://www.necn.com, you'll be able to see a video of the newscast that covered Tyler speaking at the Berklee College of Music. Tyler is shown both performing and talking to the students, aswell as interviews with a student and Tyler himself!

  • Blender Magazine
      As mentioned here earlier, there's an Aerosmith article in this month's Blender magazine. Someone pointed out that there's a small photo on page 66 of Joe Perry circa mid-1960's wearing the Buddy Holly type glasses...

  • Regarding Joe Perry's knee surgery
      Apparently he had some sort of knee surgery this week...but apparently it was a planned thing, and apparently it wasn't a major thing as this will not, per the one radio report that mentioned it, impact the upcoming tour. And that's everything I've been able to piece together thus far.;)



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

Camel - I Can See Your House From Here (1979)
Black Crowes - Live at Globen, Stockholm, Sweden 2001-07-03
[audio tape, recorded from national swedish radio,
who aired part of the concert in "P3 LIVE" last night]


News as of May 16, 2002
  • More On Tom's House....
      Aerosmith House Fire Investigated
      Tue May 14,12:57 PM ET

      (AP) Investigators were at the scene all day Monday and planned to return Tuesday.

      Hamilton's home, which was undergoing extensive renovations, was destroyed by a fire that began around 7 p.m. Saturday. Minutes later, a second fire was reported at a barn about a mile away; about a dozen horses were rescued before flames engulfed the building.

      "My family and I are grateful for all the calls and support we have received," Hamilton said in a statement. "We are relieved that our neighbors are safe and that no firemen or police were hurt while trying to save our home. We love the Cape and hope to return there soon."

      West Barnstable Fire Chief John P. Jenkins said investigators have found nothing to show that the two fires were connected or that they were deliberately set, but he stressed that the investigation is in its early stages.

      On Sunday, investigators used accelerant-sniffing dogs to go through the rubble at Hamilton's home and at the barn. At the time of the fire, no one was in Hamilton's house, where an addition was being built.

  • GALA
      The german magazine "GALA" has a pic of Tyler at the Spiderman Premiere in it!

Tyler at the Spiderman Premiere, from the German magazine GALA

  • Mia Tyler
      She will be on Entertainment Tonight speaking about Plus Size Women. ABC 1900 HRS

  • Perry having knee surgery?
      Apparently, someone heard on the radio that Joe had knee surgery. He would, however, be recovered in time to go on tour, they said. Not sure if there's any truth in this though...

  • Terry's Candid Conversation with Jack Douglas
      Jack is in L.A. and gave Terry the OK signal to post this. He and Rick are at the Dodger/NYM game tonight. A few disclaimers here. This was not an "interview" but rather a candid hour-long conversation. She asked Jack if she could convert the relative portions of their conversation into an online Q&A for fans to read and he liked the idea.

      Some of you may be a bit surprised by his candid nature and honesty. A few of you may even be offended. He has not let the music industry change who he is and what he believes in and it is always a pleasure to talk to him. He did not say anything to me that he has not already said to Steven and the rest of the guys, the industry folks, etc. Jack used to remain fairly positive about virtually everything Aero when talking to her. But guess what? He's a fan just like the rest of us. Those guys are good friends of his and he cares about all five of them very much. I plan to do all I can to support him giving it a shot with the whole band writing if the opportunity presents itself.

      After you read the Q&A, you can email Jack directly. Terry helped him setup a new email account for fans to write to him directly. He wants to hear from you! He values the opinion of fans a lot. Feel free to share your thoughts on his current and past work, ask questions about the recording/producing process, etc. And be sure to post your thoughts on the Q&A too so she will know she didn't do all of this work for nothing!

      The Q&A is 3 pages. There is a link at the bottom of each page to take you to the next along with one to Jack's email address. Here is the link to Page 1: hometown.aol.com/rickdufaymail/jackdouglasqanda.html

  • Girls Of Summer mp3
      Head over to Aero247.com and click on Downloads (on the left side of the screen) for an mp3 of "Girls Of Summer."

      The mp3 is in a much higher quality sounding then the one from the radio station web site. You can also turn an .mp3 into a .wav for burning to a CD which .wmas can not. Thanks to PapaDocs for hosting the mp3s. Enjoy!

      Aero247



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Various MP3s:
David Sandström - "När Hjärtat Svider" (2000)
Aerosmith - "Girls Of Summer" (2002)
Otyg - "Bäckahästen" (short sample)
Otyg - "Gygralock" (short sample)
Otyg - "Huldran" (short sample)
Chain Reaction - "The Sun" (1966)
Chain Reaction - "When I Needed You" (1966)
Chain Reaction - "Ever Lovin' Man" (1968)
Chain Reaction - "You Should Have Been Here Yesterday" (1968)
Kharma Cosmic - "Moment Of Clarity"
Kharma Cosmic - "Fallen From Grace"
Kharma Cosmic - "Left Without A Word"


News as of May 15, 2002
  • Girls Of Summer: Download and Lyrics
      Here is a link to download Aerosmith's new single, "Girls Of Summer" (just right click and hit save as):

      http://www.thefox.com/mpdownload/
      aerosmith_girlsofsummer.wma

      Below are the lyrics. They may not be 100% correct but...

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

      GIRLS OF SUMMER

      When winter hush turned summer pink
      In half the time it takes to blink
      But it all depends on what you think
      About the girls of summer

      When all you think of all day long
      Is a pretty face inside a song
      With a thought like that you can't go wrong
      About the girls of summer

      Do you know what everbody's talkin' bout

      Some girls are all about it
      Some girls they love to let it fly
      Some girls can't live without it
      Some girls are born to make you cry
      Over and over again

      My favorite thing that drives me wild
      Is when a city girl walks a country mile
      For the boys she loves; God bless the child
      Inside the girls of summer

      Do you know what everbody's talkin' bout

      Some girls are all about it
      Some girls they love to let it fly
      Some girls can't live without it
      Some girls are born to make you cry
      Yeah over and over again

      They get you climbin' the walls
      They get you caught in their spell
      They get you speakin' in tongues
      Could this be heaven or hell?
      To fall in love twice a day
      Is such a sweet price to pay

      The best things about life are free
      The pussy willow up your tree
      To the one who climbs will always be that girl

      Some girls are all about it
      Some girls they love to let it fly
      Some girls no doubt about it
      Some girls are born to make you cry
      Some girls can't live without it
      Some girls got 20 reasons why

      over and over and over and over and over and over...

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

      Personally I think the song is quite catchy, with a definite summer vibe to it. I can imagine this being alot played on the radio this summer, which I guess is the purpose of the song. However, it's not really that "good" IMHO, and where are the guitars??! Come on, guys, you can do better than this! We want at least a short guitar solo, is that too much to ask for? ;-)

  • Jack Douglas want to work with Aerosmith...
      Terry aka TED in CA after hearing "Girls Of Summer":

      " Yes, this song belongs on a Tyler SOLO album if on anything at all! But here's the problem. SONY is convinced that all they need is Steven and Marti to crank out Aerosmith songs. They don't want band sounding songs. They want Steven/Marti songs for young pop radio. They keep telling Steven how GREAT these songs are. He believes it. And God forbid, unless it totally flops like Fly Away did, we are ALL in trouble..well those of us that are fans of the BAND AEROSMITH anyway. If you came on the scene when "that guy Aerosmith" had his first hit single (w/Dianne Warren) IDWTMAT you're in luck.

      I really want to support Jack in trying to get Steven to go against the grain and grow his balls back if you'll pardon the expression. Since you talked about Joe this time Andy...Jack and Rick BOTH told me (yes, you heard right...Rick too!) that Joe has some incredible stuff he has come up with on his own. He played some of it for them the weekend of ICON. Made Jack REALLY want to lock the ENTIRE BAND in a room somewhere with him and only him..no writers, no pro-tools crap, etc. Brad also has some great stuff ready to offer. But then you already read Brad's comments on mtv.com about the songwriting process these days.

      I KNOW my questions to Jack were pretty negative re: Aero/Steven/SONY. But you know it's bad when even Jack who usually has remained fairly pro-Aero (he is a fan as much as the rest of us) even when talking to me is starting to change his tune. He loves those guys. They are his friends. Friends don't let friends write crap songs LOL. "

  • One Way Street Review
      Found a review for "One Way Street: A Tribute to Aerosmith" (release date May 21, 2002 according to amazon.com):

      Bob Kulick seems to have a found an easy way of living, making tribute records to all bands that could use one, and more. If I’m right, I think this is the second to Aerosmith, proving that maybe it’s time to close the shop. However, there are more than a few great contributions here, starting with the great Jack Russell doing “Eat The Rich”, with Dio’s best guitar player since 1986, Doug Aldrich (eat the AldRICH?) joining in on strings.

      You may wonder why Jack Russell is first out, like he was on the Van Halen tribute, and the answer is simple - he rules whatever and whoever he sings! Joe Lynn Turner does a good job on “Let The Music Do The Talking”, also featuring a not so outstanding input from Al Pitrelli on guitar, just too anonymous. When you chose to play a song like that, the guitar should be all over the song, and the “once again and who knows for how long”-Savatage player is not that. Tim (What’s my name?) Owens does a nice “Round And Round ”, and even Doug Pinnick has his moments on “One Way Street”.

      The song selection is very second grade, simply because the best songs were used the first time around. There are even covers of “What It Takes” and “ Living On The Edge”, and with “Eat The Rich”, “Angel” and “Crying”, this record pays tribute to the nineties Aerosmith as well. I always liked Aerosmith, but they were never highest on my list. Therefore, I enjoy this record pretty much. If you’re a diehard ‘smith fan, I am not really sure if this tribute will do the talikin’. See for yourself.

  • top 500 rock songs of all time
      In Sydney Australia, the local rock station TripleM compiled a list of the top 500 rock songs of all time (voted by listeners).. triple m is the premiere station in Sydney

      Aerosmith had 3 listings:

      Living On The Edge: 376
      I Dont Want To Miss A Thing: 470
      Janies Got A Gun: 158

      Metallica's "Enter Sandman" came first:

  • The Webmaster's Pick updated
      A "new" album has been put up in the section "The Webmaster's Pick" at the Aerosmith Store. Please check it out!



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

Aerosmith - "Girls Of Summer" (2002) (the .wma file)
Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band (1975)


News as of May 14, 2002
  • Eminem - Sing For The Moment
      The new Eminem album can now apparently be downloaded from the net. Track 12 is the song that features a sample of "Dream On." It is called "Sing For The Moment" and features only the chorus from the original LP version of Dream On, "sing with me, sing for the year..." Also, the opening guitar is sampled. The lyrics:

      Eminem feat Aerosmith

      Sing For The Moment

      Verse #1
      These ideas are nightmares for white parents
      Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings
      Like whatever they say has no bearing
      Its so scary in a house that allows no swearing
      To see him walking around with his headphones blaring
      Alone in his own zone, and he dont care
      He's a problem child, what bothers him all comes out
      When he talks about his fuckin' dad walkin out
      Cos he hates him so bad that he blocks him out
      But if he ever saw him again, he'd prolly knock him out
      His thoughts are whacked, he's mad so he's talkin' back
      Talkin black, brainwashed from rock and rap
      He sags his pants, 2 rags and a stocking cap
      His step-father hit him so he socked him back
      And broke his nose, this house is a broken home
      There's no control, he just lets his emotions go
      Come on...

      Chorus: (steven)
      Sing with me, sing for the year
      Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
      Sing with me,just for today
      Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

      Verse #2
      Entertainment is danger, intertwine it with gansters
      In the land of the killers, a sinner's mind is a sanctum
      Only you're unholy, only have one homey
      Only this gun, lonely, cuz don't anyone know me
      But everybody just feels like they can relate
      I guess the world saw a motherfucker, they can be great
      Or they can be great, or even worse, they can teach hate
      Its like kids hang on every single statement we make
      Like they worship us, plus all the stores ship us platinum
      Now how the fuck did this metamorphasis happen?
      From standin' on corners and porches just rappin'
      To havin' a fortune, no more kissin' ass
      But then these critics crucify you, journalists try to burn you
      Fans turn on you, attorney's all gonna turn it to
      To get their hands on every dime you have
      They want you to lose your mind every time you mad
      So they can try to make you out to look like a loose canon
      You need to spew, dont hesitate to produce air-guns
      Thats why these prosecutors wanna convict me
      Swiftly just to get me offa these streets quickly
      But all their kids been listen'n to me religiously
      So i'm signing cds while police fingerprint me
      They're for the judges daughter, but his grudge is against me
      If i'm such a fuckin' menace, this shit doesnt make sense, Pete
      It's all political, if my music is literal and i'm a criminal,
      How the fuck can i raise a little girl?
      I couldn't. i wouldn't be fit to
      You're full of shit too, Guerrera, that was a fist that hit you!

      Chorus

      Verse #3
      They say music can alter moods and talk to you
      But can it load a gun for you and cock it too?
      Well if it can, then the next time you assault a dude
      Just tell the judge it was my fault, and i'll get sued
      See what these kids do, is hear about us toting pistols
      And they want to get one, cos they think the shit's cool
      Not knowin' we're really just protectin' ourselves
      We're entertainers, of course this shit's affecting our sales
      You ignoramus. but music is reflection of self
      We just explain it, and then we get our cheques in the mail
      It's fucked up ain't it, how we can come from practically nothin'
      To bein' able to have any fuckin' thing that we wanted
      It's why we sing for these kids that don't have a thing
      Except for a dream and a fucking rap magazine
      Who post pinup pictures on their walls all day long
      Idolise their favourite rappers and know all they songs
      Or for anyone who's ever been through shit in they lives
      So they sit and they cry at night, wishing they die
      Till they throw on a rap record, and they sit and they vibe
      We're nothing to you, but we're the fuckin' shit in their eyes
      That's why we sieze the moment, and try to freeze it and own it
      Squeeze it and hold it, 'cos we consider these minutes golden
      And maybe they'll admit it when we're gone
      Just let our spirits live on, through out lyrics that you hear in our songs
      And we can

      Chorus

      Chorus Without Beat

      Instrumental

  • Drink This Way billboards
      Apparently, the Tyler Milk billboards seems to be up nationwide...

  • Hamilton's home
      "it was even on the regular news here in Wisconsin. Showed a pic of the house in total flames."



This day on the NPWIPP:
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The metal radio show "Rockande Galten,"
on my local radio station, Radio Skellefteå:
Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
Impellitteri - "Speed Demon"
Ayreon - "Dawn Of A Million Souls"
Edguy - "Vain Glory Opera"
Tad Morose - "Ethereal Soul"
Tobias Sammet's Avantasia - "Farewell"
Lizzy Borden - "Me Against The World"
Sentenced - "Bleed in My Arms"
Magnum -
(?) (off of "Chase the Dragon"?)
Rhapsody - "Eternal Glory"


News as of May 13, 2002
  • Tom Hamilton's house burnt down
      Saturday, May 11th, Tom Hamilton's house caught fire and burnt to the ground. All that was left standing was 2 chimney stacks. Fortunately, no one was in the house at the time of the fire, so none of Hamilton's family got hurt.

      There was also a second fire in the neighborhood, both fires are being investigated and fire officials were calling it suspicious, because of the close proximity.

      Article by The Associated Press, May 12:

      Home of Aerosmith Bassist Burned

      WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP)--The Cape Cod home of Aerosmith bass guitarist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire, authorities said.

      No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7 p.m. Saturday, firefighter James Murphy said. An addition to Hamilton's home was under construction.

      Minutes later, a second fire was reported at a barn about a mile away. Horses inside were rescued before flames engulfed the building, Murphy said. The barn is not owned by Hamilton.

      Authorities were investigating both blazes, which caused an estimated $500,000 worth of damage.

      One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

      The Boston-based band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

      News Wire reported the following:

      Officials on Cape Cod are investigating a massive fire that destroyed the home of an Aerosmith band member. Bass player Tom Hamilton owned the home that burst into flames last night around 7pm. Neighbors say Hamilton was renovating the home and had recently added a second floor and several rooms. One firefighter received minor injuries. Fire officials are calling the blaze suspicious. A second fire was reported just minutes after the house caught fire in a barn just a mile away. Hamilton's home was destroyed in the blaze, and only a chimney remains standing.

      This story also ran on various news programs on TV, including CNN. In one they also said Tom's name was "Ron Hamilton" (but leave it to the news people to get it right...)

      The local news in Boston had the following reported yesterday...

      Fire Rages Through Rocker’s Cape Cod Home
      (1:20) A massive overnight fire in Cape Cod destroyed the home of a member of the rock band Aerosmith. The three-alarm fire broke out in bass guitarist Tom Hamilton’s house in West Barnstable. It’s one of two suspicious fires on the Cape Saturday night. NECN’s Tina Detelj reports.

      www.necn.com has video.

      Here is a clip of Tom Hamilton's house fire from the Associated Press:

      WEST BARNSTABLE

      Fire destroys home of Aerosmith bassist

      The home of Aerosmith bass guitarist Tom Hamilton was destroyed by fire Saturday, authorities said. No one was in the house when the fire started, just before 7 p.m., West Barnstable firefighter James Murphy said. Minutes later a second fire was reported at a barn about 1 mile away. Horses inside were rescued before flames engulfed the building, Murphy said. Authorities were investigating both three-alarm fires, which caused an estimated $500,000 worth of damage. (AP)

  • Boston Herald article

      Fire destroys home of Aerosmith bassist

      by Jessica Heslam
      Monday, May 13, 2002

      A roaring fire destroyed the Cape Cod summer home of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, who yesterday stopped by the charred remains of the house he was in the midst of renovating.

      ``It was a blazing inferno. Only two chimneys are left standing. Tom's doing all right. As he said, `It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm just numb,' '' said one of Hamilton's West Barnstable neighbors who wanted to remain anonymous.

      No one was in Hamilton's secluded home on Packet Landing Road when the 3-alarm blaze was spotted about 6:45 p.m. Neighbors said the quick-spreading fire was out-of-control and reduced the old-style Cape to ruins in about two hours.

      Authorities are investigating whether there is any connection between that fire and a barn fire that began about 15 minutes later less than a mile from the rock star's home. Investigators yesterday were probing the cause of the fires, which caused a combined $500,000 in damages. Scores of firefighters snuffed out both fires by 11 p.m. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

      State and local police used accelerant-sniffing canines to comb through the charred rubble at the two locations yesterday. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said, ``There is no preliminary cause for either fire at this time.''

      As fire swept through the barn Saturday, civilians led out about a half-dozen horses.

      Hamilton's neighbor told police about a suspicious-looking vehicle that pulled into her driveway about 10 minutes before the fire started at Hamilton's home.

      ``I really think it was set. Police are questioning someone,'' said the neighbor. ``It was a lovely house. He's a wonderful man and a wonderful neighbor.''

      Hamilton, who lives in Newton with his wife and two children, had moved all the furniture out of his summer digs while building an addition twice the size of the original house, neighbors said.

      Hamilton, who has owned the home for about 10 years, was described yesterday as a low-key, good neighbor.

      ``Everybody knows him. Everybody likes him,'' said another neighbor. ``Everyone thinks it was set.''

  • Tyler at Berklee College of Music article
      BOSTON -- Berklee College of Music students were calling lead singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith professor, at least for a day on Wednesday (05.08). The well-known frontman for the Boston-based band said he loves hard rock music and took the opportunity to look back at three decades of history with the band. NewsCenter 5's Pam Cross reported that "Aerosmith 101" was a lesson about creating music and living to share it.

      Tyler released his first album before most of the Berklee students were born, but Tyler said his spirit remains young. "Don't forget it's a dream. I pretended I was someone else until that someone became me, and that's the beauty of it all," said Tyler. "I'm 54, the band is no spring chicken, we been out forever. You never know when it's going to be over, but I have this passion and I don't care." In a frank conversation with Berklee professor and musician Livingston Taylor, Tyler talked about forming the band in Boston in 1970, working for peanuts, the musicians' years of serious drug addiction and their eventual road to sobriety. He also discussed the nuts and bolts of keeping a band together three decades, all the while creating music. Aerosmith, which has six hit albums, is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But Tyler still looks to the future, he said. The group recently recorded a song for the "Spider-man" movie soundtrack. "I threw in my Tyler stuff, 'Look out, here come the "Spider man,'" he said. After talking with students, Tyler then moved to the piano to enchant a new generation of musicians and music lovers, playing some of the band's better known songs.

  • Billboard Pop Catalogue Charts
      Aerosmith's Greatest Hits has fallen to #15 on the pop catalogue charts.

  • Top 100 Singles Of All Time
      In the UK a 'comprehensive' list of the top 100 singles of all time has been produced, "I Dont Want To Miss A Thing" came in at 58!

  • Regarding the Tyler billboards reported on I-295...
      ...there are several of them around the Boston area as well. The ad can also be seen on the sides of buses in Boston...

  • Tour rumour - not true
      The same person who first told me about it now confirms that Aerosmith playing at Ilosaarirock was only rumour.



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

The Spacious Mind - Cosmic Minds At Play (1993)
Amorphis - Tuonela (1999)
Pain Of Salvation - Hereafter (Demo Tape) (199?)
Savage Grace - Savage Grace 2 (1971)


News as of May 12, 2002
  • Drink This Way
      Seen on I-295 S south of the Harbor Tunnel: a billboard of Steven's Got Milk ad...Drink this way.

  • US Magazine
      In the May 20 issue of us magazine, there's an article on pages 16-17 called Star Pose Pros & Cons. It has a small but great picture of Steven posing at the Spiderman preview.

  • Tour rumour
      Most likely not true but... a Finnish fan tells me that he's heard that Aerosmith will play at Ilosaarirock in Finland. That concert is in July.

  • AF1 news of April 29th
      Well, it looks like mid June for the new Aerosmith Greatest hits record. It is slated to have 3 new tunes on it. One of which is "Girls of summer" which you heard a few bars of at the Icon show. As of right now the guys are set to make a video for it, they are kicking around directors as we speak. Also, they are scheduled to go back out on the road at the end of August and tour through the fall.



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

Eric Burdon - The Animals' Greatest Hits (1996)
Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond (1992)


News as of May 11, 2002
  • MAJOR NEWS UPDATE
      Chris @ AeroFANatic.com has a REAL big scoop:

      Info on the Greatest Hits and the immediate future...

      Retail price is $24.98 for 2CD Greatest Hits set. Initial shipout will feature 3D linticular card with wings logo morphing over the years.

      Walmart version of the album will contain CD extra content of the medley performed at the MTV Icons show and possibly the Icon performance video shot for Girls of Summer pending management approval.

      The first single/video will be Girls of Summer. The worldwide radio date for this track is May 13th, a proper concept video will be shot on May 25th and May 26th for delivery in mid-june.

      Massive TV ad campaign planned for launch. CBS television special in the works to air around instore GH date. MTV Icon special scheduled to re-air around album instore date.

      MTV Icon reairs in May/June. VH1 air Weekend of Aerosmith on July 5th followed by VH1 2 hour Behind The Music premiere on July 7.

      Promotional vinyl "Big Ten Inch" being made for indie retail including Big Ten Inch and Seasons of Wither.

      US tour to start in late Aug/Early September. Dodge to sponsor.

      June 27th, the band will play at the World Cup concert at the Tokyo Dome.



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Isolation Years - Inland Traveller (2001)


News as of May 10, 2002
  • ICON in Spain
      MTV Spain will air ICON on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May at 16:00 p.m.



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

Iced Earth - Live at Trädgårn, Gothenburg, Sweden 2002-02-15
[audio tape, recorded from national swedish radio,
who aired part of the concert in "P3 LIVE" last night]


News as of May 9, 2002
  • Steven Tyler at the Berklee College of Music
      Yahoo! News Story [http://story.news.yahoo.com]:

      Rock legend Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith gestures as he speaks to students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Tyler spoke about his 30 years in the music business and answered questions from students at the educational event. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Picture from Yahoo (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • News at 11, Boston - Tyler at Berklee
      Steven was on the news at 11 on channel 4 in Boston yesterday. During the Amazing Race, they showed him and said something about him teaching and to watch the news at 11.

      On the news, they showed Steven performing Dream On at the piano, impromptu. He played for the Berkeley School of Music yesterday. He was there as a guest, speaking to stundents about the music industry. He spoke about drugs, saying "it will kill your spirituality" and the music that flows through you or something like that. They also showed a clip of him posing for photos with some of the students and then he touched this girl's face and told her "someday that will be you." Then they said he's one of the good guys and that he recently turned down an invitation to go up to the International Space Station at the urging of his wife and kids.

  • Steven Tyler in ALLURE Magazine
      There's a Q&A section for celebrities in Allure Magazine (Christina Aguilera on the cover). There's a small picture of Tyler (not too great) and Steven was asked a question...

      Question: "Which celebrity would you like to see naked?"
      Steven's answer: "Sela Ward"

      Sela Ward is the woman who played Lily Sammler (the mother) in the TV series "Once & Again" on ABC.

  • Hayseed Dixie cover Aerosmith
      There is a band called Hayseed Dixie (used to be AC Dixie, as a tribute to AC/DC) from Virginia, with a new CD out called "A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love."

      On the album they do covers of a bunch of rock songs, dixie-style. They cover Aerosmith's "Walk This Way", aswell as songs by Joan Jett, Ted Nugent and many others. One of the local radio stations played clips of most of the songs this morning, and "Walk This Way" is apparently quite interesting!

      Don't know where you can find this CD yet, but it may be worth looking up for some of you hardcore Aerosmith fans..?

  • ICONS on air in Argentina tonight!
      This is taken from the Argentinian/Latin America MTV page... [http://www.mtvla.com]

      ..'El programa fue grabado en Los Angeles el 14 de abril y será transmitido por MTV Latinoamérica este jueves 9 de mayo, a las 22 horas en todo el continente...'

      ..'The Show was recorded in Los Angeles in April 14th and will be on air in Latin America MTV this thursday May 9th, at 22pm across the continent...'

  • Aerosmith on the MTV Europe website
      On the web sites MTV Germany and Europe, Aerosmith is on the first page. You can dowload 2 short clips from Icons at the MTV Europe page... You can download three short interview video clips, the following:

      How is your relationship with Steven Tyler?
      A-J McLean [Backstreet Boys]:
      Steven and I have been really good friends for about four years now. He's been clean and sober for God knows how long and I'm sober now and we have a lot in common. And I used to have a major crush on his daughter, but now I'm engaged, but I still have a crush on her.

      What is your favorite Aerosmith song?
      Pink:
      Sings: Pink is my favorite color… Laughter. That's of course my favorite.

      How have you stayed cutting edge in the music scene for 30 years?
      Steven Tyler:
      I think, you know, for myself, part of it is you have this dream but you really never know how it's going to work out but you pretend, pretend, and pretend. Even if you pretend to be somebody else and you wait for that somebody else to become you. Sometimes it takes a long time and in this band's case it's been so up and down, up and down, nip and tuck - I mean after 30 years I figured something had to happen.

  • Icons on MTV Germany
      MTV Germany will air the show in a 2 hour version - not 1.5 as listed for MTV Europe. This is accurate:

      26.05.02 @ 20.00-22.00
      27.05.02 @ 22.00-00.00
      02.06.02 @ 00.00-02.00
      08.06.02 @ 22.30-00.30
      09.06.02 @ 10.00-12.00

      Also they apparently made a nice Aero-related page, just go to http://www.mtv.de to find it.

  • Platinum Hits
      Seen at a local Sam Goody store, in the singles section, was an Aerosmith CD titled Platinum Hits. It had the IDWTMAT single cover in the center. The track listing is:

      I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      Animal Crackers
      Taste of India (Rock Remix)

      It seems to be just a "re-release" of the single. I think it's just a Sony thing reissuing singles from bands.

  • Camden date - No More No More
      Aparently ticketmaster.com has now removed the listing of the Aerosmith show mentioned here yesterday.. hmm..?

  • Info on "The Ultimate Hits" from "official sources"
      Nothing we already knew, but seeing something from the record company confirms it, I guess...

      A man who works at a corporate record store (transworld) got the info the other day that it's going to be a 2-cd thing and that there's is going to be 3 new songs. Apparently he found this info among the mailings they get from the various companies.

  • Article on this year's Indianapolis 500
      STICKING WITH TRADITION: The national anthem will have a more a conservative and traditional approach this year. West Point cadets will sing the anthem and present the American flag during pre-race ceremonies.

      Speedway president Tony George was forced to apologize last year when Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler began his performance with a harmonica solo and ended by singing "the home of the Indianapolis 500" instead of "home of the brave."

      On a side-note, someone who was there at the time claims that the altered lyrics (Home of the Indy 500) were actually on the teleprompter Steven had at his feet. If that's true, it wasn't a flight of his fancy to change them, they were fed to him like that. I hate it when people (particularly the Speedway people in this case) don't take responsibility for what they do.

  • Tyler/Jagger poll results
      Infobeat Entertainment Poll - Friday, May 3, 2002 (results)

      Which aging rocker do you think still has some years left on the stage?
      Steven Tyler 4245
      Mick Jagger 1204
      Total 5449



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

The Flower Kings - Alive On Planet Earth [CD1] (2000)
Led Zeppelin - Presence (1976)
Magnum - The Last Dance [CD1] (1996)
Various MP3s:
Testament - "Nobody's Fault"
The Breeders - "Lord Of The Thighs"
The Cult - "Painted On My Heart"
The Flying Hat Band - "Reaching For The Stars"

(feat. Glenn Tipton, pre-Judas Priest)
The Haunted - "Hate Song"
The Haunted - "Hollow Ground"
The Sound Kings - "Invisible"

(featuring Joe Perry)
The Sound Kings - Verniaphobia
The Spitts - Badge Away
The Spitts - Wilddog
Theatre of Tragedy - Der Tanz der Schatten

(short sample)


News as of May 8, 2002
  • European release date for "The Ultimate Hits"
      In Austria it will be released July 8th, 2002!

  • Aerosmith set to play in Camden in August
      There is one Aerosmith tour date listed at ticketmaster.com. It's listed that Aerosmith will perform in Philadelphia, PA (Camden, actually) on 8/14/02. A local rock station also announced it.

      AEROSMITH
      Wed, 8/14/02
      8:00PM
      Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
      Camden, NJ
      On Sale
      6/15/02 10:00AM

  • Aerosmith Jerry Maguire Tid-bit
      There's a little Aerosmith thing to be seen in the new Jerry Maguire special edition on DVD. Michael brought to my attention that there's a little Aerosmith tid-bit to be seen while watching it with commentary.

      Apparently during the first sex scene of the movie, with Tom and Kelly Preston, Cameron played Aerosmith on the set to add fuel to the scene and keep the 'train rollin'' if ya know what I mean. Thought that was interesting... :)



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

Savage Grace - Savage Grace 2 (1971)


News as of May 7, 2002
  • Tracklisting for "The Ultimate Hits"
      Chris @ AeroFANatic.com has obtained a copy of the tracklisting for the newest Greatest Hits album.

      The album, entitled "The Ultimate Hits" will be released on June 18th, 2002. The first single from this album, "Girls Of Summer", will be hitting radio outlets Very Soon! There are some surprises on the tracklisting... Here are the songs, not in order, that will make up "The Ultimate Hits"...

      1. Dream On
      2. Mama Kin
      3. Same Old Song And Dance
      4. Walk This Way
      5. Sweet Emotion
      6. Big Ten Inch Record
      7. Last Child
      8. Back In The Saddle
      9. Draw The Line
      10. Walk This Way (Run DMC)
      11. Rag Doll
      12. Dude Looks Like A Lady
      13. Angel
      14. Love In An Elevator
      15. Janie's Got A Gun
      16. What It Takes
      17. The Other Side
      18. Deuces Are Wild
      19. Amazing
      20. Crazy
      21. Cryin'
      22. Livin On The Edge
      23. Falling In Love Is Hard On The Knees
      24. Pink (South Beach mix)
      25. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      26. Jaded
      27. Just Push Play (radio remix)
      28. Girls Of Summer
      29. Feel So Good
      30. Lay It Down

      ---------
      Mostly the same as the previously reported tracklist (posted here April 28, 2002?), with only a few exceptions. So what are the differences between this and the last one, you wonder?

      OLD:
      Seasons Of Wither
      Eat The Rich
      Pink
      Fly Away
      Just Push Play

      NEW:
      24. Pink (South Beach mix)
      27. Just Push Play (radio remix)
      29. Feel So Good
      30. Lay It Down

      2 more new songs! :) I hope this is correct. Sad to see Seasons and Eat The Rich go though, couldn't they have skipped I Don't Want To Miss A Thing instead? ;)

  • Blender Magazine Article
      Below is the article, "33 Things You Should Know About Aerosmith," from the June/July issue of Blender Magazine (the Osbournes on the cover), mentioned here yesterday!

      33 Things You Should Know About Aerosmith

      By any reckoning, they should be dead: drugs, car explosions, drugs, intraband fights, guitar-shaped swimming pools, drugs, drugs, drugs. "If you're in a band like Aerosmith," explains Steven Tyler, "you have to play the game...."

      1) Aerosmith Formed Over French Fries.
      After playing a show in New Hampshire on July 4, 1966, with the Strangeurs - one of his many pre-Aerosmith bands - Steven Tyler grabbed a bite to eat. Wowed by the excellent french fries, he complimented the moody, long-haired chef. "That was Joe [Perry]," Tyler says. "It turned out he was mad because we always threw food, and he had to clean up after us." Four years later, Tyler and Perry formed Aerosmith.

      2) Tyler Took A Big Chance At The High-School Dance.
      "With a missy who was ready to play? Yeah. They had record hops in the lunchroom of our high school on Friday afternoons. I thought, 'What if we had a band?' So I got a band together. Then I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder...So, the high-school dance? You betcha. We played there, and all the girls who never looked at me saw me up there playing 'Wooly Bully' and wanted to sharpen my pencil."

      3) Tyler Was A Teenage Trekkie.
      "When I was in high school, I'd smoke a joint in my closet in Yonkers, New York, and watch Star Trek. I knew Sulu. When Uhura said 'Open all hailing frequencies', I picked up my phone. After all, my darling, we lived on the dark side of the moon for so many years."

      4) Aerosmith Have Done Lots And Lots Of Drugs.
      Tyler and Perry weren't known as the Toxic Twins for nothing. "Incredible Excess," nods Tyler. How much drug use? "A swimming pool filled to the top with blow would be about right," he says.

      5) False Aerosmith Rumor Number 1:
      Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer are just good friends, despite the fact, as Kramer explains in the Aerosmith autobiography Walk This Way, "Someone put out a rumor at the beginning of the band that we were gay." "Me and Joey Kramer? The drummer?" asks a wide-eyed Tyler. "That's the damnedest fucking thing, man!"

      6) Regrets? They've Had, Well, One.
      "I had fun with girls," says Tyler, "but I'm also bummed - because when you're high, you're not in the clubs looking for puss. I spent a lot of my time in the bathroom with Rod Stewart, snorting blow." Says Perry, grinning: "There's that gay thing again, Steven. You've got to watch what you say."

      7) You Can't Fit Much On Steven Tyler's Arms.
      The words MA KIN are tattooed on his left arm, a 1971 testament to his faith in the song "Mama Kin." Why not the full title? "I couldn't fit it on," shrugs Tyler. Adds Perry, "He was young and skinny, so that's all the room there was."

      8) Joe Perry Has A Guitar-Shaped Swimming Pool.
      "The neck isn't on it, but it looks like a guitar," he says. "Of course, the house would be the amplifier."

      9) Perry Also Has His Own Brand Of Hot Sauce.
      Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard brew is available online at ashleyfood.com. Do the profits go to charity, as with Paul Newman's salad dressing? "Yeah, the Joe-Perry-put-a-neck-on-my-guitar-pool charity.," cracks Tyler.

      10) Dealing With Tyler, Joey Kramer Says, Gave Him A Nervous Eye Twitch.
      "He likes to say that, but it goes a bit deeper than that," Tyler protests. Kramer did vacuum up miles of coke with the rest of them in the band's heydey. "He's lucky it isn't both eyes," says Perry.

      11) Tyler And Perry Argued About Everything.
      "We still do!" Tyler says. "What else are you going to do? Count your money?"

      12) Perry's Girlfriend Bit Him On The Face In 1974.
      "You can get into some amazing fights if you set your mind to it," he muses. "I've still got the scar. It's around here somewhere."

      13) False Aerosmith Rumor Number 2:
      Perry did not do so much heroin before his wedding (to face-biter Elissa Jerret on August 5, 1975) that he almost got sick on the cake. Oh, he did the heroin - he just didn't feel especially ill. "I was a very fastidious junkie," he notes.

      14) Perry Smiled Only Once In The 1970's.
      "I remember it too," says Tyler. referring to Perry's twenty-sixth birthday in 1976, when his hero, Jeff Beck, joined Aerosmith onstage. "That was amazing," Perry says. "I had reason to smile. I don't know if I did or not."

      15) Tyler Was Once A 16-year-Old Girl's "Legal Guardian."
      In 1975, Tyler's girlfriend was - according to various accounts - 14, 15 or 16. He maintains she was 16 when he approached her parents about being her legal guardian, so she could tour with him. "She was doing things, I was dreaming about," he recalls. "She sure didn't act 16."

      16) Aerosmith Nearly Chartered The Lynyrd Skynyrd Death Plane.
      After hearing reports that the pilots had sometimes smoked marijuana, and drunk Jack Daniels, Aerosmith decided not to hire a Convair plane to ferry them around on their 1977 tour. Three months later, a Convair crash killed half of Lynyrd Skynyrd. "We were that close from it being us, and we've always been that way," says Tyler.

      17) The Whole Band Was Drunk During The Filming Of The 1978 Turkey Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
      Director Michael Schultz asked, "Who are these drunks on my fucking set?" "It was fun," recalls Perry, "but yeah, we were pretty drunk most of the time."

      18) False Rumor Number 3:
      Tyler was never so drug-addled during the recording of 1977's Draw The Line that he saw triple, despite rumors that he did. "Can someone see triple?" Tyler wonders. "I'd be so stoned on Valium and muscle relaxers that my eyes would cross, and I couldn't uncross them. I even remember driving like that."

      19) Perry Once Racked Up $80,000 In Room-Service Charges.
      In 1979, after the Draw The Line tour, Perry was presented with the colossal bill - for hotel "incidentals." How does one amass that big a tab? "Easy," he says.

      20) Tyler Has A Rather Unusual Way Of Giving Gifts To Women.
      On a 1979 Caribbean vacation in St. Martin with his first wife, Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler, the singer presented her with a diamond-and-emerald bracelet by wearing it around his penis and asking her to "dive for it, no hands." "A double surprise for her," he says.

      21) Perry And Tyler Really Like Knieves.
      To illustrate, Tyler pulls out a switch-blade and pops it open. "Isn't that nice?" Says Perry reaching into his pocket, "I love a well-made piece of machinery. This is from a guy Steven and I know in Maui. It's called an 'assisted-flick' -just touch it and it opens," Indeed, with the lightest touch the blade springs into place. "That's a $1200 knife," Tyler notes. "I use it to open my fan mail."

      22) Perry And Tyler Really Like Guns Too.
      "I don't know how many guns I have," Perry says. "Not too many, probably around 50." That seems like quite a few. "Not relatively speaking," he reasons, "when you start meeting guys who are into it. We know guys who have hundreds."

      23) The Rest Of Aerosmith Prefer Gentler Pursuits.
      Perhaps that's why they call themselves the "L.I.3": Less Interesting 3. Bassist Tom Hamilton is quite the tennis player, guitarist Brad Whitford has his own go-kart track and Joey Kramer collects cars. "He buys a new car every two months or so," says Perry.

      24) Kramer Once Exploded.
      The drummer was gassing up his Ferrari near Boston in 1998 when it went up in flames, badly burning his arms. "He left the ignition on," Tyler explains.

      25) Tyler Can Fit Into His Daughter's Jeans.
      Which daughter? Liv. "And my 13-year-old Chelsea - about a month ago, I could wear her pants, but I've come off the road and gained 6 pounds."

      26) False Aerosmith Rumor Number 4:
      They never played just one song ("Train Kept a-Rollin,'" legend has it) and then left the stage, believing they'd performed a whole show. "Oh, no," says Tyler. "That's what blithering idiots do. We were just drug addicts."

      27) Without Motley Crue, There Would Be No "Dude Looks Like A Lady)."
      Tommy Lee and friends inspired Tyler to write his anthem to big-haired girly-men. "They got into my limousine after a show," Tyler explains. "Every other word was dude. They were way ahead of their time. Dude! It was hilarious to me."

      28) False Aerosmith Rumor Number 5:
      Aerosmith didn't stop Permanent Vacation tourmates Guns N' Roses from drinking while on the road in 1988. "We'd just gotten sober," explains Tyler, "so I told those guys, 'This is my dressing room, and if you whip out the coke, I'm going to have to leave.' That was it. Then it was printed that we banned them from drinking backstage. Never."

      29) Over 29 Whirlwind Years, Aerosmith Have Scored Just One Number 1 Single.
      In 1998, the Diane Warren - penned power ballad "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," from the Armageddon soundtrack, provided the band with its sole number 1 hit. "Is it a soppy ballad that I hate?" Tyler asks. "No, I like the song. My daughter was in the movie, and it was a great fucking movie."

      30) Aerosmith Helped Invent Rap-Rock.
      "We were a big piece of it," says Tyler of the band's 1986 collaboration with Run-DMC on "Walk This Way." "We owe a lot to Rick Rubin for turning them on to us, because they were about as much into Aerosmith as we were into rap back then."

      31) The Band Just Says No To Plastic Surgery.
      "You start getting weird-looking," says Tyler. "I color my hair, and I've got a couple of capped teeth, but that's the extent of it."

      32) Aerosmith Are Not Afraid To "Play The Game."
      In addition to recording a song for the new Spider-Man movie and preparing new material for a greatest-hits package, the band recently was the subject of an mtvICON special, in which Kid Rock, Pink and Nelly covered Aerosmith standards. "I think MTV offered it to U2 but they were busy," Tyler quips. "If you're in a band like Aerosmith and you're trying to stay relevant, you have to play the game."

      33) Aerosmith Are Indestructable.
      Despite the best efforts of drug dealers and "various bastards," Tyler says, Aerosmith have somehow avoided bankruptcy and/or death. "You know you meet all kinds," he says. "If Aerosmith is a comet ripping the sky, there's a tail of carrion and roadkill. But we're still here, so what does that say?"

      Article by Ben Mitchell

  • Ted Nugent
      As reported previously here at Rock This Way, Steven and Joe are supposedly helping Ted Nugent out with his new release.
      It was first reported, several months ago, that Ted Nugent's next album would be full of guest appearances. Other names mentioned are James Hetfield, Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock.



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

Dream Theater - Awake (1994)
Camel - Moonmadness (1976)


News as of May 6, 2002
  • Aerosmith in Blender Magazine
      Aerosmith has a 4 page article in the new issue of Blender magazine that has the Osbournes on the cover. (June/July issue)

      The article is called: "33 Things You Should Know About Aerosmith." The article basically offers 33 little pieces of Aerosmith info... stuff we all already know pretty much... There are also a bunch of photos, like this great picture of the band sitting on a Dodge car.

      Picture from Blender Magazine

  • Aerosmith on the verge of splitting?!
      In an article at MSNBC it is reported that the guys in Aerosmith are not getting along too well these days...

      Aerosmith ‘brothers’ ready to split?

      With Ashley Pearson
      MSNBC

      May 6 — Are the members of Aerosmith planning to walk their own way? A source close to the long-lived group says that in-fighting among the members has gotten so bad that the band is on the verge of splitting.

      “THEY WOULD BE fighting — except that they’re barely speaking to each other,” says a well-placed source. The insider says much of the tension can be traced back to lead singer Steven Tyler. “His ego is out of control,” says the insider.

      A spokesman for the group laughs off the talk, pointing out that the group has a greatest hits album coming out in June and is going on tour in August. “They’re like brothers,” he said. “They’ve been together for 30 years.”
      Is there tension among the members, the Scoop asked. “As I said, they’re like brothers,” says the spokesman. “Let’s just say there’s no talk of splitting.”



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

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974)
Vintersorg - "Universums Dunkla Alfabet" (2002)
(track from coming album, "Visions From The Spiral Generator",
available for download at http://www.vintersorg.com


News as of May 5, 2002
  • Joey Kramer selling his house!
      There is a Joey Kramer mention in Wall Street Journal. What the article says is basically that he's selling his house in Marshfield Hills, Ma for 3.2 million.

      April and Joey are having a smaller house built because their two children are grown. Actually the part about selling it because the two children are grown is quite amusing as the house is 7352 square feet with double foyer, wet bar, mahogany paneled library, seven fire places and a granite master bath with a bidet. How much room did these two children need??? ;-)

      If anyone is interested in purchasing the house, Gaik Petersen Bell of Home Center Real Estate in Hingham Ma, is the listing agent.


      Here's a link for the ad and picture on Joey's house listing:
      http://www.homecenterre.com/

      Luxury Monticello Georgian
      Luxury Monticello Georgian Colonial estate on over 5 acres with access to the North River and overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Electronic gate formal entrance, professional recording studio, pool with 4 room heated cabana/guest house and spa. Garden patios, fish pond, rolling lawns, mahogany fireplaced library, solarium, designer living and dining rooms, new granite kitchen and spectacular master tile bath, 10 bay garages. Retreat estate for the discerning buyer who wants total luxury and privacy.

      Price: $3,200,000

      Please contact Gail Petersen Bell, GRI, CRB, ARC at  sales@homecenterre.com or (781) 749-8833 for more information.

      Town Marshfield
      Rooms 10 Bedrooms 4 Baths 4
      Fireplaces 5 Lot Size 264,407 sq. ft. Year Built 1910
      No. Garages 10 Living Space 7,352 sq ft

  • Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce
      Back in March this year Joe Perry announced that he would be coming out with his own brand of hot sauce called "Joe Perry's Rock your World Boneyard Brew."

      The sauce, at the cost of $7.99, could be ordered online at www.joeperrysrockyourworld.com but would not ship until May 1, 2002.

      May is here and the first orders for Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce has been sent out. I've noticed some people thought they were buying signed bottles, and being dissapointed when the bottles they recieved weren't signed...

      Now, the only ones who said anything about signed and numbered sauce were AF1, and if you read what AF1 said, theyt didn't actually say that what could be ordered would be signed...

      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.”

      As you notice if you read it carefully, what he is talking about is the "really hot one coming out very soon as well", not the first "middle to on the mild side", which could be ordered.

      Also, it was AF1 not the Ashley Foods who went out with this info. Below is a response a costumer got back from Ashley Foods, when emailed about the signed and numbered bottles:

      There will be a signed and numbered edition with a plastic display case and an extra bottle to eat, however it will cost $100.00 per set. It should be up for sale in about a month.

      Regards,

      David Ashley

  • People Magazine
      You can view Steven's picture in this weeks People Magazine (50 beautiful people cover) at www.aero247.com

  • Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops
      At http://www.soundsonline.com both the 2 Audio CD collection ($129.95) and the 20 CD ROM ProTools version ($495.00) of "Joey Kramer Drum Loops and Samples" can be bought.

      The 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.

      The 20 CD-ROM version has all of the loops and samples from the stereo version, except the drums are divided into seven tracks (kicks, snares, hi-hats, toms, and overheads, and stereo room) to enable you to mix the drumloops perfectly within your track. Both this version and the audio version were recorded and mixed by Richard Chycki and produced by Marti Frederiksen

      Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops AUDIO
      Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Drum Loops ProTools

  • Tyler mention on Letterman follow-up
      I've now found out what Tyler said in his birthday greeting left on Kirsten Dunst's answering machine (as aired on David Letterman's show, mentioned here a few days back)

      "Kee Kee, Steven Tyler calling, it's your birthday wake up call. (sings:) Happy birthday to you, you big Fucking star your movie's gonna be incredible cause you always are. (talks: ) Hey, wait, that works, I ought to put that in a song" (laughs)

  • Steven on Miami Vice
      From Rock on TV, http://www.musicstation.com:

      Show: Miami Vice
      Episode: Redemption In Blood
      Network: (TNN) TNN: The National Network
      Date: Friday - May 31, 2002
      Time: 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm ET

      Featured Artists
      Aerosmith, Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas

      About: Redemption In Blood Guest cast includes Steven Tyler.

      About Miami Vice
      In Miami Vice, a stylish, MTV-influenced police drama series set against the pulse of a glamorous resort city, Don Johnson starred as a rough-edged Miami vice detective, Sonny Crockett. Johnson set a fashion trend with his expensive pastel sports jackets worn over T-shirts with no socks. The series attracted many celebrities in cameo appearances including James Brown, Phil Collins, Ted Nugent, boxing promoter Don King, boxing champ Roberto Duran, comic Tommy Chong and Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca.

      (TNN) TNN: The National Network Website
      Replaying:
      06/01/02
      02:00 am ET

      Last time they said Steven was on Miami Vice it didn't actually come on. So hopefully this time..

  • Tyler at the Spiderman Premiere

  • Thing on Liv from the Sunday Mirror
      Sunday Mirror (http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk)

      STAR STYLE SCHOOL: FASHION LESSONS WITH... LIV TYLER

      DO go macho. Liv's curves look fab in masculine clothes - and she's added just a touch of feminine sauciness with lace panels on her trousers. We'll assume you've got flesh-coloured knicks on young lady.

      DON'T raid the dressing-up box. Ms Tyler looks like she's fallen on hard times and has taken to waitressing to earn some cash.

      DO old-fashioned glamour. Liv works that 50s starlet style with her classy coiffeur and demure demeanour...

      until she gets to the free bar that is.

      DON'T forget your shape. Stella's face says it all. `High-waisted trews on an hour-glass figure? Liv - you look like my grandad'.

      DO retro chic. But careful, with a printed dress there's a fine line between looking cool and looking like Pat Butcher in her negligee.

      DO be clever with colour. Liv combines bold matador-style trousers with a flamenco-style top and was last seen running away from Billy the bull in Hollywood Hills.

      DO accessorise. OK, Liv isn't at her most exciting here, but stylish extras speak volumes. With her scarf and studded bag Liv's going for the schoolgirl look - minus the spots, puppy fat, glasses, braces and dodgy plaits, course.

      DON'T have bad taste in T-shirts. Yes, we know it's Chloe and therefore very trendy. But we still think it looks like Liv's being groped by a thin man wearing marigolds.



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

Rainbow - Rainbow On Stage (1977)
Stonehenge w/ Daniel Gildenlöw - "Unity" (song in MP3)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)


News as of May 4, 2002
  • Pictures from the Spiderman Premiere
      Here are some pictures of Steven Tyler at the Spiderman Premiere:

      Steven Tyler at the premiere of the Spiderman movie Steven Tyler at the premiere of the Spiderman movie Steven Tyler at the premiere of the Spiderman movie
      click on the pictures above for bigger versions

  • Eminem
      John Patterson reports:

      "I have heard that Eminem has changed his version of "Dream On" to the title "Sing For The Moment". It does still have the Dream On vocals though. The song length is 5:39 and it can be downloaded, but it's just the chorus which loops over and over. This does get annoying after like a min or so.

      You can download it on winmx.com. Just search eminem- dream on hook. There is a dream on that is 5:18 that IS FAKE. also winmx.com has LOTS of aerosmith songs. including rare live performances, outtakes, and complete albums. It is like napster, so you need to be on at a time when others are on to find the most songs."



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

Deep Purple - Made In Japan (1972)


News as of May 3, 2002
  • MTV Europe Aerosmith Weekend!!
      From Friday the 10th of may till Sunday 12th, MTV EUROPE will have an AEROSMITH WEEKEND! Hours and hours of Aerosmith will be shown during the weekend! Just look at their schedule below!

      Friday 10 May 2002 - AEROSMITH WEEKEND

      05:00 NON STOP HITS
      10:00 TOP 10 AT TEN AEROSMITH
      11:00 NON STOP HITS
      12:00 BYTESIZE
      13:00 ROCKUMENTARY - AEROSMITH
      Chronicles the Boston success story's career from conception, to their rise to stardom as well as interviews and live performances.
      13:30 FANATIC - AEROSMITH
      MTV gives fans the once in a lifetime chance to meet their favourite star
      14:00 AEROSMITH MUSIC MIX
      14:30 MAKING THE VIDEO - AEROSMITH 'Jaded'
      15:00 AEROSMITH MUSIC MIX
      16:00 MTV PRESENTS: AEROSMITH
      MTV Presents is the show where fans get to go one on one with their favourite artists and in this episode fans have been flown in from all over Europe to ask their idols Aerosmith a host of questions that they have always wanted to ask.
      17:00 THE FRIDGE
      18:30 SISQO'S SHAKEDOWN
      19:00 DANCE FLOOR CHART
      21:00 THE ANDY DICK SHOW
      21:30 JACKASS
      22:00 TOP 10 AT TEN (r)
      23:00 PARTY ZONE
      01:00 NIGHT VIDEOS

      Saturday 11 May 2002 - AEROSMITH WEEKEND

      06:00 NON STOP HITS
      08:30 SPY GROOVE
      09:00 BYTESIZE
      10:00 WORLD CHART EXPRESS
      11:00 AEROSMITH MUSIC MIX
      11:30 MTV UNPLUGGED - AEROSMITH
      No electric guitars. No keyboards. No special effects. Yep, the rumours are true - Unplugged is back and better than ever.
      12:00 MTV PRESENTS AEROSMITH (r)
      13:00 TOP 10 - AEROSMITH
      14:00 [PREMIERE] mtvICON AEROSMITH
      For the second year in a row following last year's hugely celebrated Janet Jackson Icon, MTV Icon this year celebrates the legendary career of Aerosmith. See highlights
      15:30 MAKING THE VIDEO - ???
      Go behind the scenes and follow the music video making process
      16:00 SO 90'S
      17:00 MTV UNPLUGGED UNCENSORED ???
      No electric guitars. No keyboards. No special effects. Yep, the rumours are true - Unplugged is back and better than ever.
      18:00 TRUE LIFE - I NEED PLASTIC SURGERY ???
      A half hour documentary looking at people who think they need plastic surgery.
      19:00 EUROPEAN TOP 20
      21:00 mtvICON JANET JACKSON
      22:30 ESSENTIAL AEROSMITH
      All the essential Aerosmith facts in this definitive documentary
      23:00 THE FRIDGE (r)
      00:30 SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC MIX
      03:00 CHILL OUT ZONE
      05:00 NIGHT VIDEOS

      Sunday 12 May 2002 - AEROSMITH WEEKEND

      06:00 NON STOP HITS
      08:30 SPY GROOVE
      09:00 BYTESIZE
      10:00 EUROPEAN TOP 20
      11:00 ROCKUMENTARY AEROSMITH (r)
      11:30 AEROSMITH MUSIC MIX
      12:00 mtvICON - AEROSMITH (r)
      13:30 MAKING THE VIDEO - AEROSMITH 'Jaded'
      14:00 TRL feat AEROSMITH
      15:00 MTV PRESENTS AEROSMITH (r)
      16:00 SO 90'S
      17:00 THE FRIDGE (r)
      18:30 BECOMING JA RULE & JENNIFER LOPEZ
      19:00 HIT LIST UK
      20:00 DANCE FLOOR CHART
      21:00 mtvICON - AEROSMITH (r)
      22:30 BIORHYTHM - STEVEN TYLER
      BIOrhythm combines a montage of video clips and photographs with selections of music from every genre to create a powerful new take on biography and documentary-type programming.
      23:00 FIVE NIGHT STAND - GARBAGE
      00:00 SUNDAY NIGHT MUSIC MIX

  • Aerosmith Press Release for UK fans
      On Saturday May 4th @ 10pm MTV UK will be broadcasting 'MTV ICON: Aerosmith'. Robert Sloan, an MTV.co.uk Fansite co-ordinator, e-mailed me the following "fansite press release giving detailed info about this exclusive tribute concert to the rock legend that is Aerosmith."

      fansite inside info

      WHAT? MTV ICON: Aerosmith
      WHERE? MTV UK
      WHEN? Saturday 4th @ 10pm

      Tune in to MTV UK on Saturday 4th May at 10pm and honour one of the biggest and most enduring rock bands of all time with MTV ICON: Aerosmith.

      This year's MTV ICON will be holding a star-studded tribute concert featuring Aerosmith alongside a new generation of bands and artists who have been inspired by the bank-busting legends of rock 'n' roll. Don't miss this one-night live extravaganza featuring live performances not only from Aerosmith, but from Pink, Kid Rock and the Executioners too - and numerous further live acts will be announced shortly. The auditorium will be filled with ordinary music fans and celebrity Aerosmith-devotees alike, and Janet Jackson will lead the music biz testimonials. Expect a night of classic tunes with a modern spin as rock lovers old and new line up to be counted!

  • Eminem's "Dream On"?
      Nick, who says he managed to downloaded like 1/2 of the song, says it might be a fake but... Now, the MP3 in question is like 6 minutes long and he got past the 3 minute mark. Up 'til that it's really just Steven singing and Eminem in the backround singing SING IT SING IT. Nick says it's probaly a fake but that he still like it...

  • Icons schedule for MTV Asia
      For all those who are in Asia- especially Southeast, I have the schedule for Icons on MTV Asia - May 18, 9 pm, and May 19, 2 pm. The times apply for the Philippines (hong kong time)...



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The Flower Kings - Alive On Planet Earth [CD2] (2000)


News as of May 2, 2002
  • Young Lust goes Gold in the UK!
      "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology" has been certified Gold in the UK, for sales of over 100,000.

      Ironically it seems to have sold as many copies in the UK as in the US! Guess that shows what advertising can do, because it was promoted a bit more over in the UK. It was certified gold just over two weeks after it came out, so it might be on its way to Platinum for 300,000. However they do judge it on copies shipped not sold, so it probably shipped 100,000 for the Xmas shopping...

  • Tyler mention on Letterman
      Last night on David Letterman, one of the stars of the movie Spiderman, Kirsten Dunst, was a guest. Her birthday was on Monday, and Letterman commented that she got a birthday greeting from Steven Tyler. She said it was a message left on her answering machine, and they played it!

      Steven said he was calling to wish her a happy birthday. I don't know the exact words, but they rhymed, so then he said "oh, I even made that rhyme, pretty cool" or something like that. Needless to say, she was tickled to death that he called her to wish her a happy birthday.

  • Little tidbit in the Globe
      In a little magazine with gossip about celebrities and all, there are a few pictures. One of Jennifer Aniston and Liv Tyler at the MTV tribute for Aerosmith, and then just one other picture of Liv Tyler in a black dress. No picture of Steven or any of the band mates.

      Titled: GOOD SPORT

      If you've ever wondered what LIV TYLER and her rocker dad STEVEN do for fun, listen to this: Liv often invites Daddy to her house and uses him as a guinea pig to try out various cosmetic treatments she's concocted! The Aerosmith frontman sits patiently while daughter dearest mixes fruits and veggies in a blender and applies the stuff to his face. The Stealing Beauty star says Pop is such a good sport that he even lets her test out different shades of lipstick and eye shadow on him.

  • Tiny Steven Mention
      On Comedy Central Presents there was a comedian talking about "pussy." He said "if Steven Tyler can say "mmmmmm pussy" I can say it." He's probaly saying it right now.

  • The Mirror
      There was Steven Tyler mention in the the Mirror newspaper yesterday. The columnist 3am girls had a pic of Tyler posing funnily at the Spiderman premiere. The idiotic comment read:

      "Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler - now better know as Liv Tylers dad - makes a fool of himself by posing like a man a quarter of his age."

  • Billboard Charts
      Aerosmith's "Greatest Hits", going into its 383rd week on the Billboard Pop Catalogue Charts, stays at number 3 this week!

  • Scheduled Yahoo! GeoCities Downtime
      Scheduled Yahoo! GeoCities Downtime
      Friday 5/17/02 9PM PST (GMT-7)

      GeoCities will be performing scheduled maintenance starting Friday, May 17th, 2002 at 9:00 pm PST (GMT-7). Service will be restored the morning of Sunday, May 19th, 2002.
      Free GeoCities members and GeoCities Plus members will experience downtime during the maintenance period. This means that part of this web site will be inaccessible to visitors during this time.

      This, the News Page, however is not on the geocities server, so if You want to be able to access this page during this weekend I suggest you bookmark this page (www.rockthisway.de/news.htm). That way you should be able to access it directly.



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Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance (1975)
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)


News as of May 1, 2002
  • Tyler on stage for "Guns N' Roses reunion performance"!!
      On April 29th, 2002 a "Randy Castillo Memorial Benefit Concert" was held at the Key Club in Hollywood, California.

      The concert served as a celebration of the life of drummer Castillo, who passed away from cancer on March 26. Castillo was a rock veteran who had played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue and was well liked and respected in the hard rock community. The benefit was to raise money for his family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

      Many artists performed at this benefit show, including a good bunch of former Guns N' Roses members: Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (and Izzy Stradlin and/or Gilby Clarke?)!

      After Nickelbag and a bunch of opening bands, the ex-Guns N' Roses' members and Buckcherry's vocalist Joshua Todd took the stage around midnight, aptly calling themselves "Buck n' Guns". Slash wasn't the only guitarist on stage. Not sure who else, however, as different reports state different things. I've seen both Izzy Stradlin and Gilby Clarke mentioned, aswell as Buckcherry's Keith Nelson...

      Steven Tyler with members of Guns N' Roses at Randy Castillo's Memorial Benefit Concert at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, USA April 29th, 2002 They opened with "It's So Easy", closely followed by the Sex Pistols' punk anthem "God Save the Queen." After that Buckcherry's "Lit Up" was played, before going into a cover of Rose Tattoo's "Nice Boys". Next they brought up Sen Dog from Cypress Hill. He and Josh led the band in a cool rendition of "Paradise City." Then came the big surprise of the evening... Up on stage comes Steven Tyler! Tyler and the rest of the 'real' GN'R then played Aerosmith's "Mama Kin"!

      Tyler finished his appearance by holding his arms up, looking to the sky, and woefully screamed, 'Raaaaannndyyyyyyy!'

      The people who went there had nothing but positive things to say!

      Setlist for the Buck N' Guns performance:

      - "It's So Easy" (Guns N' Roses)
      - "God Save the Queen" (Sex Pistols)
      - "Lit Up" (Buckcherry)
      - "Nice Boys" (Rose Tattoo)
      - "Paradise City" (Guns N' Roses) (w/ Sen Dog)
      - "Mama Kin" (Aerosmith) (w/ Steven Tyler)

      Steven Tyler with members of Guns N' Roses at Randy Castillo's Memorial Benefit Concert at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, USA April 29th, 2002

      Among the others who attended and performed at Randy Castillo's Memorial Benefit Concert were Kenny Aronoff, Simon Fowler, Ball, Greg Bissonette, Steve Lukather, Phil Sousann, Simon Phillips, Ritchie Kotzen and guitar legend Ronnie Montrose!

      The following was pulled from an AOL board...

      "Steven Tyler got on stage tonight at two different functions. first at the Randy Castillo Memorial Benefit. He performed with three of the G & R guys and two of the Buckcherry guys (called Buck n Guns ). It was awesome that he came to support the memorial.

      Then he went over to The Viper Room and went on stage with Metal Shop and sang Walk this way. Ralph was freaking out... The crowd went bonkers at both venues.... I bet no Aerosmith fans even caught it. "

      Steven Tyler and Slash at Randy Castillo's Memorial Benefit Concert at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, USA April 29th, 2002

      At these URLs you can find photos from the concert!
      http://www.slashonline.com
      http://www.wireimage.com

  • Tyler guesting Metal Shop on stage!
      As you may have read in the above post, after joining Slash and friends at the Key Club, Tyler went over to The Viper Room and went on stage with Metal Shop! He sang Walk This Way"!

  • Article on the Randy Castillo benefit show #1

      Former Guns N' Roses Members Reunite At Randy Castillo Benefit
      Wed May 1, 6:57 AM ET

      (5/1/02, 7 a.m. ET) -- Hollywood rock 'n' rollers got a special treat Tuesday night (April 29) during the Randy Castillo benefit show at the Key Club when the '90s-era Guns N' Roses lineup, sans Axl Rose, reunited onstage with guest vocalists including Buckcherry singer Josh Todd, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and Cypress Hill's Sen Dog.

      The band--consisting of ex-Guns guitarist Slash and Gilby Clarke, bassist Duff McKagen, and drummer Matt Sorum, plus Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson--played a short but blistering set that included Guns classics and some choice cover tunes under the name Buck N' Roses (and/or Cherry Roses depending on who you asked).

      The set opened with GN'R's "It's So Easy," followed by the Sex Pistols anthem "God Save The Queen," Rose Tattoo's "Nice Boys Don't Play Rock 'N' Roll" (a GN'R live staple), and Buckcherry's hit "Lit Up."

      Sen Dog, who also fronts a metal band called SX-10 on the side, joined in for a roaring version of Guns' smash "Paradise City," rapping the second verse and bouncing around the stage with glee.

      For the final number, the band introduced Tyler, who lead them through a spirited rendition of Aerosmith's "Mama Kin," another Guns live staple. Tyler hugged the former Gunners as they left the stage with smiles.

      This was probably as close to a full-scale Guns N' Roses reunion as can be expected, though the former bandmates have shared stages together in recent times in various configurations.

      Duff's band Loaded jammed with Slash on "It's So Easy" a couple months back at its Los Angeles House of Blues show, and Gilby Clarke's weekly jams at the Cat Club have attracted the likes of Slash, Duff, and even reclusive frontman Axl Rose (though not at the same time). Duff also played bass on former Guns guitarist Izzy Stradlin's last three solo albums and has rounded up Slash to join in for the next one.

      Also on the bill at the Castillo benefit was Nicklebag, featuring Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler and fill-in guitarist Ritchie Kotzen, guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, comedians Andy Dick and Charles Fleisher, and several all-star jam bands. Slap featured Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, former Ozzy bassist Phil Sousann, and drum legends Kenny Aronoff and Simon Phillips, while the night ended with an all star drum-off that featured just about every skinsman in town.

      The concert was a benefit show and served as a celebration of the life of drummer Castillo, who passed away from cancer on March 26. Castillo was a rock veteran who played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue and was well liked and respected in the hard rock community. The benefit was to raise money for his family in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the efforts continue at http://randycastillo.com/.

      Those who'd like to contribute to the funeral expenses can contact the following address: Christine Castillo, P.O. Box 4434, Albuquerque, NM 87196. Contributions can be deposited at any Wells Fargo Bank under the Randy Castillo Memorial Fund.

      -- Frank Meyer, Los Angeles

  • Article on the Randy Castillo benefit show #2

      AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Surprise Appearance At RANDY CASTILLO Tribute Gig -
      May 1, 2002

      AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance at a sold-out tribute to the late MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo, which was held at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on Monday, April 29th. Tyler reportedly appeared for a rendition of the AEROSMITH classic "Mama Kin" at the conclusion of a set by a band that was jokingly referred to by organizers as BUCKS N' ROSES, because it featured former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums), along with BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson. According to a report posted at KNAC.com, “[the band] spun the crowd into a frenzy, opening with GNR's 'It's So Easy' then the SEX PISTOLS 'God Save The Queen', as well as ROSE TATTOO/GNR's 'Nice Boys' and BUCKCHERRY's 'Lit Up'. The band then tore into GNR's 'Paradise City', in which CYPRESS HILL's Sen Dog jumped up on stage to provide additional vocals. And then it came… AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler pounced onstage and blew out the place with an amazing rendition of the AEROSMITH classic, 'Mama Kin'. The floors were thumping and the place went wild! Tyler finished his appearance by holding his arms up and looking to the sky, and woefully screamed, 'Raaaaannndyyyyyyyyyyy!' “

      According to the organizers, some of the funds raised at the tribute event will be donated to the NARAS MusiCares program, while the remainder will go to establish a scholarship fund in Castillo's hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Tyler on Leno
      Steven Tyler came on at about 15 minutes into the show. It's during the "Products" bit, after Jay pulls out a large Chap stick...

  • Aerosmith on French MTV
      FRENCH MTV will air Aerosmith at these times:

      On Monday 13/05, will be the night of Aerosmith:
      20.00 - MTV Presents Aerosmith (old stuff)
      21.00 - mtvICON AEROSMITH
      22.30 - Making the video - Aerosmith Jaded

      On Saturday 18/05:
      11.00 - mtvICON Aerosmith

      On Sunday 19/05:
      14.30 - mtvICON Aerosmith
      20.30 - mtvICON Aerosmith

      That means that they will air mtvICON Aerosmith 3 times that week and also on sunday at 12.00 there will be mtvICON Janet Jackson.

  • ICONS on MTV in Argentina
      Icons is going to be aired on MTV in Argentina, Thursday May 2nd.

  • ICONS on MTV in Germany
      MTV Germany will air ICON at these dates:

      Sunday, May 26th 2002 | 20.00-21.30
      Monday, May 27th 2002 | 22.00-22.30 (?? half an hour?)
      Sunday, June 2nd 2002 | 00.00-01.30
      Saturday, June 08th 2002 | 22.30-00.00
      Sunday, June 09th 2002 | 10.30-12.00



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Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
Sepultura - Chaos A.D. (1993)
Helloween - Walls Of Jericho (1985)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin -
- The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975)

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