Rock This Way - Cristoffer's Aerosmith Page
  The News Page
  Discography
  Lyrics
  The Band
  Miscellaneous
  Aerosmith Store
  Links
  List of Updates
INTERACTION
  Guestbook
  Message Board
THE WEBMASTER
  Contact
  About Me
 
Newer News | OCTOBER 2003 | Older News

News as of October 31, 2003
  • Aerosmith coming to Europe...?
      At the official Aerosmith section on the sony music Netherlands homepage, www.sonymusic.nl/aerosmith, it says the following (the part between *** and +++ translated below):

      "Onder de noemer Rocksimus Maximus touren Aerosmith en Kiss momenteel samen door Amerika. Er zijn al ruim 35 concerten gegeven die zo goed lopen dat de rockgrootheden negentien data hebben toegevoegd. ***De tournee loopt nu door tot het eind van het jaar. Geruchten doen de ronde dat de wegen van Aerosmith en Kiss zich daarna scheiden en de bands weer apart concerten gaan geven. Zoals het er nu uitziet, komt Aerosmith, met of zonder Kiss, in de zomer van 2004 naar Europa. Bevestigd is er echter nog niets.+++ Duidelijk is wel dat de groep begin 2004 een nieuw, bluesgeoriënteerd album uitbrengt dat vermoedelijk de titel Honkin' On Bobo draagt. Dit is het veertiende studioalbum en de opvolger van de in 2002 verschenen verzamelaar O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits."

      translation:
      *** The tour ends at the end of this year. Rumours are Aerosmith and Kiss will each go their own way afterwards and do concerts on their own. For now it seems Aerosmith is coming to Europe in the summer of 2004, with or without Kiss. However, nothing has been confirmed yet. +++

  • From this weeks Gossip column on Eonline (DMAAT)
      Steven Tyler, schlumping through the posh Nob Hill restaurant. MGM Grand. Sin City, my betting babies. Dressed down in jeans and a tee, the Aerosmith crooner was followed by his similarly dressed beat- buds. But the rockers weren't dining at the sorta sumptuous spot, they were just looking for a place to relieve themselves. After the group tried to cram themselves into one bathroom at the same time, a waitress suggested a few could use the ladies' room. S.T. happily took the offer. And evidently he was really raring to go. And I don't mean party. Before he even hit the door, he had his pants loosened and ready to come off. Free Steven!

      http://www.eonline.com

  • Aeropardy (DMAAT)
      They just had a 2000 dollar clue on Jeopardy that went something like this:

      This Aerosmith ballad contains the lyrics "Sing with me, sing for the year, sing for the laughter sing for the tear."

      One of the dudes got the answer right... Only complaint is I think the category was "Pop Music"!! *gasp* haha

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Indianapolis IN at Circle Theater

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Providence RI at the Civic Center (Dokken opens)

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Brussels Belgium at Forest National (Steve Vai opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Montreal Quebec at the Molson Centre



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

Bigelf - Hex (2003)
The Beatles meets Black Sabbath meets Pink Floyd meets Deep Purple meets Uriah Heep meets... Damn, this music is VERY nice! =)


News as of October 30, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Hanover NH at Dartmouth College

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Zurich Switzerland at Volkhaus (Phoenix opens)

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Los Angeles CA at The Starwood Club (Golden Earring opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Providence RI at the Civic Center (Dokken opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Wurzburg West Germany at Carl Diem Halle

      2002 Jam Master J of Run DMC is shot and killed at his recording studio in New York City

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Houston TX at the Woodlands (Kid Rock opens)


News as of October 29, 2003
  • Aerosmith to Europe?
      Supposedly it was reported in this month's Classic Rock Magazine that the Aerosmith/Kiss show may well be coming over here next summer... fingers crossed...

  • "Dream On" cover by Train (DMAAT)
      Chris B, a person who work part time at an FYE music store, shared that the other day they got in a box of promo CDs. "Live in Atlanta," 4 live tracks by Train, to give away when people buy Train's new album. Track 2 is "Dream On."

      Most of you will remember that they did that song on MTV ICON. The version on this disc is supposedly even better. It's probably not worth spending $16 or so on Trains album if you arent into the band but if you have any FYE stores around you just ask about them and see what they say if you are intrested in checking it out.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1972 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at K-K-K-Katy's with Feud

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Austin TX at Armadillo World Headquarters (Golden Earring opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Munich West Germany at Olympichalle

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Glasgow Scotland at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center (Steve Vai opens)

      2001 Aerosmith cancels their show in Toronto ON at Air Canada Centre



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

Aunt Mary - Janus (1973)
Norwegian hard/prog rock. Pretty nice... :)


News as of October 28, 2003
  • Mia Confirms in her Fan Group (DMAAT)
      Posted by Mia in her Yahoo fan group:

      Hey all...just got back from Vegas. So, I am sure you all want to know if it is true...Did Dave and I get married??? Well, YES!!!! We made a joke to my dad that we would bum rush the stage with a Justice of the Peace...and he said "That's a great idea!!! Get the judge." So in one hour he had the hole thing planned...We came out in between Cryin and Walk this Way...It's was so great. So, you heard it first from me...Thanks for all the congradulations guys!!!
      Mrs.Mia Buckner

      http://groups.yahoo.com

  • Salt Lake City Review (DMAAT)
      From the Salt Lake Tribune, Thursday, October 23, 2003:

      Rock pairing doubles the fun

      By Dan Nailen
      The Salt Lake Tribune

      Fans couldn't help but have high expectations Wednesday night for the double-bill concert with monsters of rock Aerosmith and KISS.

      And for the most part, the Delta Center show lived up to the hype, with Aerosmith particularly energized.

      The Boston quintet had the daunting task of taking the stage after KISS, which always provides one of the most over the top shows in the business. But Aerosmith didn't shrink from the task, hitting the stage in a whirl of energy to "Momma Kin." Singer Steven Tyler strutted a long catwalk while guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford traded monstrous licks on "Love in an Elevator," "Toys in the Attic" and a ripping version of "Draw the Line."

      Tyler and Perry took regular excursions to the middle of the arena to amp up the crowd and the band rarely let up on its furious pace (although images of world violence flashed on a screen during "Living on the Edge" struck a somber note). And at mid-set, the stage spun in a half-circle to reveal a scaled-back set for "What It's Like" and a couple of blues songs slated for the band's next album, including a memorable version of "Baby Please Don't Go." Perry even pulled off a Chuck Berry duck-walk.

      While Aerosmith played plenty of older songs like "Dream On," the band was vital and sounded great. Its set never felt like a nostalgia act.

      The same can't be said of the night's other headliner. KISS has been on its farewell tour longer than Cher, but the band still knows how to throw a party. The current version of KISS provided all the bombast old fans could hope for. "Detroit Rock City," "Duce," "I Love It Loud" all came with explosions and the giant flashing KISS sign.

      KISS packed as much of its patented stage show as possible.

      The crowd had a large contingent of KISS Army veterans and when Stanley said the band would be back, they were ready to re-enlist.

      http://www.sltrib.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith opens for James Montgomery in Boston MA at The Box Club at Boston University

      1972 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at K-K-K-Katy's (Feud opens)

      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in WSest Hartford CT at Columbia Music Hall

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Alexandria LA at Rapids Parish Coliseum (Golden Earring opens)

      1994 Classics Live II certified Gold

      2002 Aerosmith plays in San Antonio TX at Verizon Wireless (Kid Rock opens)



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

Hatfield and the North - The Rotters' Club (1975)


News as of October 27, 2003
  • Mia's Wedding Article (DMAAT)
      FOX NEWS article, but look who's given credit for the quotes! How cool is that?! =)

      Sure hope it was an "official wedding" and not a ploy to distract from another ceremony planned LOL. I haven't seen any other official news reports about it yet.

      Also, another official media site apparently used Clive's site for setlists the other day. What would they do without us fans!? :)

      --

      Aerosmith Daughter Walks Way Down Aisle

      Steven Tyler is a father-in-law again! And to a rock musician again. (Remember the old adage about your children doing to you what you did your parents ....) His second eldest child, Mia, daughter of the late Cyrinda Foxe, got hitched Saturday night.

      According to friends, the lovely Mia -- a model with a billboard up right now in Times Square -- married Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner during Aerosmith's show in Las Vegas!

      Reported -- where else -- on the Rock This Way Web site, Tyler told the audience at the MGM Grand: "Hey Vegas, I need a favor, my daughter wants to get married tonight. Can I get a witness? Can I get a witness?"

      Mia is a year-and-a-half younger than her sister, Liv, the "Lord of the Rings" actress whose mother is Bebe Buell. Liv was married last spring to rocker Royston Langdon. Buell got married last year to rocker Jim Wallerstein. That makes three weddings in the extended family in 14 months. And who says rockers don't have normal lives?

      From: http://www.foxnews.com

  • Steven drinkin' at Bellagio Sunday (DMAAT)
      Not what you may be thinking.....

      Sightings

      At Sunday's championship round of the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Kiss' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, serving as grand marshals; Vince Neil of Motley Crue; Chubby Checker, creator of "The Twist" dance craze; PGA Tour veteran Bob May and KTNV-TV, Channel 13 weatherman Nate Tannenbaum, who sang the national anthem. ... Simmons, drawing a crowd of female fans Saturday at Tabu (MGM Grand). ... Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, drinking an O'Doul's nonalcoholic beer early Sunday at Light (Bellagio). ... Michael Jackson and Mayor Oscar Goodman, mugging for cameras Saturday at the Art of Music store in Desert Passage. ... At the Palms' ghostbar and Rain on Friday: Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, Macy Gray, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Sacramento Kings coaches and players.

      From: http://www.reviewjournal.com

  • More Sightings (DMAAT)
      Excerpt from October 26th article about the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals:

      Among the celebrities on hand were three members of the band Aerosmith: Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton joined fellow Boston-area native Arnie Karp during his Saturday qualifying runs in Funny Car. KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, the co-grand marshals for the event, are expected to be on hand during today's eliminations. October 26, 2003

      From: http://www.santamariatimes.com

  • Matrix - Just for fun - Janie's got a gun Parody (DMAAT)
      » Janie's got a gun - Nem o Aerosmith escapou da nossa lista, conheça aqui a nova versão exclusiva desse clássico do Rock no melhor estilo Matrix.

      "Neo´s Got A Gun"
      Uma versão alternativa da música "Janie's Got a Gun" do Aerosmith.

      Dum, dum, dum, Matrix, what have you done?
      Dum, dum, dum, it's the sound of my gun
      Dum, dum, dum, Matrix what have you done?
      Dum, dum, dum, it's the sound

      Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      His whole world's come undone
      From lookin' straight at the sun

      What did the agents do?
      What did they put you through?
      They said when Morpheus was taken
      They found Smith underneath a train
      But man, he had it coming
      Now that Neo's got a gun he
      ain't never gonna be the same

      Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      His dog day's just begun
      Now everybody is on the run

      Tell me now it's untrue
      What did the agents do?
      They jacked a little bitty baby
      The Matrix's got to be insane
      They say the spell that they were under
      The lightning and the thunder
      knew that someone had to stop the rain

      Run away, run away from the train
      Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

      Run away, run away from the train
      Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Run away, run away, run, run away

      Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      His dog day's just begun
      Now everybody is on the run
      What did the agents do?
      It's Neo's last IOU
      He had to take Smith down easy
      And put a bullet in his brain
      He said 'cause nobody believes me
      The man was such a sleaze, he
      ain't never gonna be the same

      Run away, run away from the train
      Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Run away, run away from the train
      Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Run away, run away, run, run
      away

      Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      Everybody is on the run

      Neo's got a gun
      His dog day's just begun
      Now everybody is on the run
      'Cause Neo's got a gun
      Neo's got a gun
      His dog day's just begun
      Now everybody is on the run
      Neo's got a gun

      "Janie's got a gun" is © 1989
      Swag Song Music, Inc. ASCAP

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith opens for James Montgomery in Boston MA at the Box Club Boston University

      1972 Aerosmith plays with Feud in Boston MA at K-K-K-Katy's

      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Boston MA at the Orpheum Theater

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Little Rock AR at Robinson Memorial Auditorium (Golden Earring opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Portland ME at Cumberland County Civic Center (Dokken opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Arnhem Netherlands at Rijnha

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Dublin Ireland at The Point Depot Theatre (Steve Vai opens)

      2001 Aerosmith cancels their show in Pittsburgh PA at Mellon Arena



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

Led Zeppelin - Presence (1976)


News as of October 26, 2003
  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Salt Lake City, UT
      Delta Center,
      Salt Lake City, UT
      October 22, 2003

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Draw The Line
      Livin' On The Edge
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      I Never Loved A Girl The Way I Love You
      Dream On
      Last Child
      S.O.S. (Too Bad)
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      --
      Sweet Emotion

      First tour play of "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" which was last played in full when included within a medley of "Sweet Emotion" during some Japanese dates of January 2000 (although not played as a full song on its own since East Troy, May 99).

      Expect the lyrics of "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" had a lot to do with it's inclusion into the set ("Salt Lake City, salt-lickin' bitties"). It reappeared in the set on May 17, 1999 at same venue and kept in the set for a few shows. Ironic that the previous show was at Albuquerque with the place referenced in "Train Kept A Rollin'".

      First tour play also of "Draw The Line" and expect the version is more akin to the shortened album (than previous 8 minute plus tour versions).

      Most numbers (17) played in a set from this tour.

      Last concert of the outdoor amphitheatre dates - the show now moves indoors

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Las Vegas, NV
      10.24.03
      Las Vegas, NV
      MGM Grand Garden

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Draw The Line
      Livin' On The Edge
      Pink
      Jaded
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Monkey On My Back
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way

      Sweet Emotion

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Las Vegas, NV #2 / Mia Got Married At The Show!!
      10.25.03
      Las Vegas, NV
      MGM Grand Garden

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Rats In The Cellar
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Rag Doll
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      -
      Sweet Emotion

      Interesting Notes:
      - Steven announced that Kelly Clarkson, Lance Bass, and Micheal Jackson were in the audience.
      - During Pink, Steven grabbed some chick's cell phone and sang into it...pretty nice surprise for whoever was on the other end.
      - Before Dream On, Steven says, "And 4 years later, we wrote this crap!"
      - After Cryin' Steven says, "Hey Vegas, I need a favor, my daughter wants to get married tonight. Can I get a witness? Can I get a witness?" Then Mia and her fiance proceed to tie the knot.
      - After WTW, Steven did the swinging out into the crowd, then a handspring....glad to see those back in!!!
      - During Dream On, he was PREACHING IT!!!! It was one of the best I've heard!
      - Only 15 songs tonight; covers the marriage timing slot.

  • New Tour Date!
      11-18-03: Portland, Me: Cumberland County Civic Center! Dino

  • VH1's I Love the 80's
      VH1's "I Love the 80's" series- The hip-hop jam of 1986, as we all could guess, is "Walk This Way" by Run DMC featuring Aerosmith.

  • Joe Interview (DMAAT)
      Friday, October 24, 2003
      Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal
      Still in the Saddle
      Aerosmith plays to please the fans, says guitarist Joe Perry
      By DOUG ELFMAN REVIEW-JOURNAL

      Evidently, for Aerosmith, "the 10-person orgies are few and far between now," but the band still enjoys a jet-setting career.

      Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says he looks forward to playing Las Vegas, because his family likes Vegas, but also because he and his bandmates are huge Elvis fans.

      "To me, it's like one in the same. Elvis is Las Vegas," Perry says.

      Aerosmith heads into the MGM tonight and Saturday with an opening band in Kiss, which is still on its years-long farewell tour. So herewith, Perry addresses his love of Elvis, a possible wedding gig someday for Kid Rock, and, naturally for this band, a sentence containing the word, "orgy."

      Elfman: Can you feel Elvis' presence when you're here?

      Perry: Definitely. Are you kidding? That's it for me. So much of (stardom) is living out your fantasy and living out your dream. É Obviously, the 10-person orgies are few and far between now, but just about everything else -- traveling on the jets, and flying in and out, and meeting this woman, and hanging out there, and gettin' the private guided tour of the Space Station -- we do all that stuff. Part of that is being able to go to Las Vegas, and walk down those halls, and meet Mike Tyson.

      Elfman: Did you ever meet Elvis before he died?

      Perry: No, I didn't, unfortunately.

      Elfman: I just saw Lisa-Marie here a few weeks ago.

      Perry: I met her, once, shopping, in Santa Monica, (Calif.). But we were just in the same store.

      Elfman: I know Kid Rock was talking about having Aerosmith as a wedding band, but I guess it never came to fruition.

      Perry: Hey, bring a checkbook. I don't know. We would do something like that if the time was right. I asked Cheap Trick to play at my birthday party. They came up and played. It was great. It was probably one of the greatest events I can ever remember. It was such an honor to have those guys up there.

      Elfman: See, that's the perk of being a celebrity right there.

      Perry: It was great, are you kidding?

      Elfman: Are you sick of all the Aerosmith rocumentaries? Could you go one more day without ever hearing again: "Rise and fall, rise and fall, drugs, blah blah blah?"

      Perry: Oh, yeah. It's all stereotype now.

      Elfman: So this is the continuation of the Kiss farewell.

      Perry: I don't know. (Laughs.) Part of the fun for me is to run into them while they're all made up. You see them in the hall, and it's like seeing superheroes come to life.

      Elfman: Do they ever try to get makeup on you?

      Perry: We talked about it. They said, "Let me get you in here." We joked about it. They do it all themselves. They always have. It's their thing.

      Elfman: Can you imagine if you had performed in makeup all these years?

      Perry: Well, they don't have to worry about age lines, that's for sure.

      Elfman: The last time I saw you in concert, I had just seen Madonna, and Madonna wouldn't play fan favorites. But Aerosmith will play them. I'm guessing you've played "Dream On" 2,000 times.

      Perry: Definitely. We're not so full of ourselves that we put ourselves above the audience.

      Elfman: I noticed at the concert that you didn't just play the old songs, you were present in them. Steven (Tyler) was swinging on ropes, and you were dominating the stage and playing with feedback and amps -- things a lot of bands don't do after 30 years.

      Perry: Well, we're feedin' off the crowd. We don't rehearse "Dream On." Those aren't songs that we need to practice. And we don't play it for ourselves. We play it for the audience. ... We do play a few of the new songs in the set, but we know there's gonna be a lot of disappointed people if they don't hear "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion."

      Elfman: I just read that you're going to be doing some of your new blues songs in concert, is that right?

      Perry: Yeah, we do a couple of the songs that are gonna be on the new record. I think this record is gonna surprise a lot of people. ... It's the kind of record people have been asking for, at least our fans, for a long, long while. I always get: "I like your new stuff, but when are you gonna make a record like the old ones?" ... We listened to that old stuff and took some influence from it.

      Elfman: What else went on this writing process? Was it just you and Steven and producers?

      Perry: No, we didn't do any writing in the normal sense of sitting in a room and trying to write songs. We did a lot of jamming with the band and pulling riffs together.

      Elfman: If you guys are jamming together on this new record, you're getting along together, right?

      Perry: Yeah, the gigs are going good. Playing with Kiss has been great. Also, jamming our set into one hour and 15 minutes has been an event. We've been able to put a really great set together and milk every minute.

      From: http://www.reviewjournal.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1972 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at K-K-K-Katy's with Feud

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Offenbach Germany at Offenbach Stadthalle (Phoenix opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Toledo OH at Toledo Sports Arena (Fuel opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Dallas TX at The Racetrack; no AF1 ticket sales for this event



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

UFO - Force It (1975)
Elton John - Elton John (1970)


News as of October 25, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1972 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at K-K-K-Katy's with Feud

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Amsterdam Holland at New Rai (Phoenix opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Glens Falls NY at the Civic Center (Dokken opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Brussels Belgium at Foret Nationale

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Tacoma WA at Tacoma Dome (Collective Soul opens)

      1994 Blind Man is released as a single

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Vancouver Canada at Universal Concerts Canada

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Auburn Hills MI at the Palace of Auburn Hills


News as of October 24, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Providence RI at the Palace Theater

      1974 Aerosmith plays in McKeesport PA

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Rochester NY at War Memorial Arena (Dokken opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Paris France at LeZenith

      1992 Brad plays with The Neighborhoods in Boston MA

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Birmingham UK at the NAtional Exhibition Center (Steve Vai opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Vancouver Canada at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Portland OR at Rose Garden Arena

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Hamilton Ontario at Copps Coliseum

      1998 Nine Lives is certified triple platinum

      2000 The Soundtrack to Charlie's Angels is released featuring Angel's Eye

      2002 Aerosmith plays in New Orleans LA at New Orleans Arena (Kid Rock/Run DMC open)


News as of October 23, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Reading MA

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Stockholm Sweden at Stockholm Concert Hall (Phoenix opens)

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Birmingham UK at National Exhibition Center (Steve Vai opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Rosemont IL at Allstate Arena


News as of October 22, 2003
  • The "Done With Mirrors" reissue mentioned yesterday
      Chris K writes:

      I don't have the actual CD, but I took this image off of eBay.

      I'm guessing from the Obi strip that it's a Japanese release (mini-lp packaging is very popular there). I know that "K2 Super Coding" is a form of mastering, so it appears as if its remastered. Japanese releases are generally regarded for their high quality in terms of sound and packaging. But I want to be sure that it's remastered before I decide to make a purchase. I have sent a question to the seller to find out.

  • Aero mention in Boston Globe (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith gets airborne
      By Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan, Globe Staff, 10/22/2003

      DON'T THEY KNOW THEY'RE ROCK STARS? The boys from Aerosmith have done just about everything in the world of music, but no one can say they got to the top without a lot of hard work. In the new issue of Guitar World, Joe Perry tells a story of how the band just had to get out and give a push -- to its airplane. "We'd just finished a show in Iowa, and we were taking off from a little airport. It had been raining, so the runway was slick. Next thing we knew the pilot had slid off the runway and into the muddy field," Perry told the magazine. "We had to pile out of the plane in the dark and literally push it out of the mud and back onto the runway. Real rock stars, huh?" . . . Lending a hand for a benefit to help the Spiral Foundation at Occupational Therapy Associates-Watertown next Thursday will be Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, who will serve as the evening's MC. The dinner with auction, at the Charles Hotel, will benefit OTA-Watertown's programs for children with disabilities.

      From: http://www.boston.com

  • Recovery MAP Gig - Steven / Porch Ghouls L.A. Date (DMAAT)
      A small blurb about the event....

      Heavy metal matriarch Sharon Osbourne will host this year's MAP Awards, an annual benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program. The event, taking place November 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will honor Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and industry attorney John Branca. ...

      From: http://www.mtv.com

      Then a scan of the invitation hosted by CheckmateHoney (Jude) at: http://pages.prodigy.net/jujubenow/map.htm

  • SET LIST: Alberquerque, NM
      10/20/03
      Alberquerque, NM
      Journal Pavilion

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Livin' On The Edge
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin' (album version)
      Bluesy intro/What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      I Ain't Never Loved a Woman...
      Dream On
      Come Together
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Tom bass solo
      Joe solo/Sweet Emotion

      Interesting Notes:
      - First play of Come Together this tour. Takes the rotating "oldies" spot.
      - IDWTMAT out, Takes in it's spot...
      - Perfect handspring during WTW!
      - "Before Train, Steven asked the crowd what ^A^ song mentioned 'Albuquerque'. Drowned out by mindless KISS fans, me and about three other Aerofans screamed 'Train!' The crowd cheered when 'they stopped in Albuquerque'...."

  • Scott Waters' Albuquerque show review
      Kiss & Aerosmith RULED last night in Albuquerque...

      Kiss tore it up, although I must confess the absence of ACE was felt. Every time one of Ace's signature solos would come up I would think to myself, "awww man, that's not Ace." No smokin' guitar, no guitar solo and no guitars floating into the rafters. However, Tommy Thayer pulled off a decent Ace impression. Gene and Paul were as energetic as ever. Gene is quite the character in makeup, never failing to put on a great show; blood, fire, and tongue waggin' all in place. Pretty standard set list, although the addition of I Want You and 100,000 Years was cool.

      Kiss Set List:

      10/20/03
      Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM

      Detroit Rock City
      Duece
      Shout It Out Loud
      Let Me Go Rock and Roll
      Lick It Up
      Firehouse
      I Love It Loud
      I Want You
      Bass Solo/God Of Thunder
      100,000 Years
      Black Diamond
      Beth
      Love Gun
      Rock and Roll All Night

      Kiss are a tough act to follow, but Aerosmith were undaunted and showed they could headline over "the hottest band in the world" anyday. I personally have seen Aerosmith well over a dozen times over the years and they never fail to deliver. Their show is VERY different from KISS, but they still strut their stuff and rock hard. I must admit, I have seen them perform better set lists though. This one started out great but got a bit bogged down in the middle with the blues stuff. The lack of anything from Draw the Line, Rocks, Night in the Ruts was bit disappointing for this long time fan. However, they were still quite good and I was very happy to hear "Let the Music Do the Talking" and "Come Together" back in their setlist. Tyler was all over the stage as usual. Perry went through his arsenal of guitars, including a very cool double neck that looked custom made. Whitford looked calm and cool as usual, but let loose some excellent solos. He is just so underrated.

      Aerosmith Set List

      10/20/03
      Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM

      Mama Kin
      Love in An Elevator
      Toys in the Attic
      Let the Music Do the Talking
      Livin' on the Edge
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin'
      Baby, Please Don't Go
      Blues Jam: The Way I Love You
      Dream On
      Come Together
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo
      Sweet Emotion

      The Albuquerque Journal had this to say,
      "If the coheadling show was a battle of the bands, Aerosmith blew Kiss to Belen. Their 80-minute set showed they are still Kiss' musical betters, with Joe Perry grinding out tight, bluesy licks on the guitar and Steven Tyler howling and leaping, and dipping his scarf-microphone stand like a magic wand.
      They played a decade-spanning collection of songs" "Dream On", "Jaded", and of course, "Walk This Way." Before "Train Kept A Rollin," Tyler pointed out that this was the only Aerosmith song to mention Albuquerque.
      To plug their upcoming blues album, they played the classic "Baby Please Don't Go". During some of the songs, Tyler raced down a ramp that led from the stage to the middle of the $127 seats.
      Hands stretched out to touch the wiry singer as he twirled past in spandex tight and a hat, and some touched him."

  • A LOT OF LINKS

  • AF1 Ticket Sales (DMAAT)
      As I mentioned earlier, additional shows went on sale tonight via AF1 at 6pm PT. What's REALLY STRANGE..the * states for the Forum show to check back for a revised on sale date but they DID go on sale tonight even with the date of the show still in question. The Forum goes on sale via TM on November 1st I believe.

      DETROIT, MI 11/30/03 PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
      OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 12/14/03 FORD CENTER
      LOS ANGELES, CA* 12/18/03 THE FORUM

      * Keep checking the tour dates & tickets page for a revised Los Angeles presales date.

      OTHER SHOWS CURRENTLY STILL ON-SALE:
      Omaha, NE Nov. 06, 2003 9/09/03 QWEST CENTER
      Grand Forks, ND Nov. 08, 2003 ALERUS CENTER
      Minneapolis, MN Nov. 10, 2003 TARGET CENTER
      Grand Rapids, MI Nov. 12, 2003 VAN ANDEL ARENA
      Bridgeport, CT Nov. 14, 2003 ARENA at HARBOR YARD
      New York, NY Nov. 16, 2003 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
      WASHINGTON, DC 11/20/03 MCI CENTER
      GREENSBORO, NC 11/22/03 GREENSBORO COLISEUM
      Manchester, NH Nov. 24, 2003 VERIZON WIRELESS ARENA
      Boston, MA Nov. 26, 2003 FLEET CENTER
      Albany, NY Nov. 28, 2003 PEPSI CENTER
      Tampa, FL Dec. 03, 2003 ST. PETE TIMES FORUM
      Jacksonville, FL Dec. 05, 2003 JACKSONVILLE NEW ARENA
      Louisville, KY Dec. 08, 2003 FREEDOM HALL
      Knoxville, TN Dec. 10, 2003 THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA
      Moline, IL Dec. 12, 2003 MARK of the QUAD
      Fresno, CA Dec. 20, 2003 SAVEMART CENTER

  • Devore Review (DMAAT)
      Concert Review: Aerosmith, Kiss
      By: Erik Pedersen
      Mon October 20, 2003 10:19 PM ET

      LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Cal Jam III pairing of Aerosmith and Kiss was a therapeutic way to spend a summerlike Saturday night in the desert. The packed, partying crowd forgot about Iraq and the economy for a few hours while they cheered and sang along with a pair of iconic rock survivors.

      It was an enjoyable time-machine ride through three decades of radio regulars and rock-star preening.

      But there was a reason Aerosmith closes the show on this "Rockimus Maximus" tour. Kiss remains a flashy but predictable throwback to the wonderful excess that defined the '70s concert experience, while the Boston quintet again proved that it has plenty of fuel left in its tank.

      Playing on a stage dressed with nothing but double-stacked amps, Aerosmith spun nearly 30 years of hits from "Mama Kin" to "Jaded," eschewing most of the band's second-wind power ballads. The show was built around the enduring charisma of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the erstwhile Toxic Twins who now seem determined to lead Aerosmith as far into the future as they care to go.

      Looking purposefully scruffy, Tyler was in strong voice early on, shuffling and strutting while hammy guitarist Perry took any excuse for a fiery, protracted solo. As always, their supporting cast of original members allowed the pair to hog the spotlight, churning out the boogie riffs while Tyler and Perry enjoyed male-bonding moments around a shared microphone.

      Unlike many ultra-veteran rock bands, Aerosmith's fastest songs were never sluggish. Even so, the band has earned the right to diversify a bit, which it did by previewing a pair of song from its upcoming blues album. But while both were diverting, neither was riveting.

      Meanwhile, Kiss' perpetual farewell tour should be sponsored by Energizer. Watching the band -- with Tommy Thayer replacing Ace Frehley in the Spaceman get-up -- is like popping a favorite movie into the VCR: You know you'll like what you get, but there aren't any surprises. These days, the pyrotechnics and hydraulics aren't as far over the top as they once were, and the song list remains the same. Still, it's impossible to deny the fun factor.

      A shirtless Paul Stanley trotted out his well-rehearsed shouted ad-libs, stopping at one point to play the intro to "Stairway to Heaven." "You didn't come here tonight to hear that, didja?" he yelled. Naw. Instead, it was the typical doses of "Black Diamond," "100,000 Years," "Love Gun," etc., though Thayer did provide a bit of a fresh shred on guitar.

      Of course, when it was all over, the buzzed crowd was buzzing. The fact remains that the Kiss live spectacle is something that every concert fan should experience. Just remember that if you're going back for seconds or thirds, you know what's coming.

      Furthering the old-school theme, the same bill returns to the area in December at the L.A. Forum.

      Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

      From: http://www.maconareaonline.com

  • A Ticket Story Many Can Relate To (DMAAT)
      Diana Griego Erwin: Frustrated fan finds buying concert tickets a very tricky business
      By Diana Griego Erwin -- Bee Staff Writer
      Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Tuesday, October 21, 2003
      Get weekday updates of Sacramento Bee headlines and breaking news. Sign up here.

      Until I checked out Cheryl Jeffreys' hard-luck story, I never realized what a minefield buying concert tickets can be. The Sacramento woman could be the poster child for don't-do-a-ton-of-concerts consumers who suddenly decide to attend one.

      The event was the Aerosmith/KISS concert Oct. 14 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre near Marysville. Wanting the best tickets money could buy, she showed up early at the Ticketmaster window at Tower Records on Florin Road the day tickets went on sale, way back in July.
      She was third in line. "I told the girl I wanted the two very best seats available for $125 each (the top price)." Ticketmaster's computer pulled up two seats, Row 10, Section 208.

      Nothing closer? Jeffreys asked, just to be sure. She was unfamiliar with the venue and didn't have a seating chart and this kind of money was a huge luxury for her.

      "I asked her once more if these were the closest to the stage available and she said 'yes.' With a dozen people behind me waiting and countless other people at different locations buying tickets, I trusted her." With service charges, two tickets cost her $275.

      Fast forward to September, when Jeffreys saw tickets still available online. Clicking on the seating chart, she was shocked to find her section adjoined the $45 lawn seats. Even a couple of days before the concert, Ticketmaster still offered $125 seats in Sections 2 and 3 right in front of the stage and in Sections 105, 112 and 114, all of them significantly closer. Ticketmaster customer service confirmed their availability and said that if she took her tickets to the venue box office on the day of the concert, they would upgrade hers.

      "OK, I felt better," she said. She had to be there when the box office opened at 4:30 p.m. for a shot at the better tickets, but it was worth it.

      Sure enough, when the box office opened, great seats still were available, including two in Section 3, Row 12, in effect 12 rows from the stage. But when the clerk saw Jeffreys' tickets, she said she couldn't upgrade them because she'd paid top dollar. If Jeffrey had $45 or $95 tickets, she could pay the difference and upgrade.

      She pleaded with Box Office Manager Ryan Nash and venue General Manager Larry Hostler. No luck. (Hostler later said he was unaware that Ticketmaster had sent her to the box office.) Could she upgrade to the better seats if they remained available one minute before the concert started? she asked. Again the answer was no.

      "Our policy says no refunds or exchanges," Hostler said Monday. Exchanges that bring in more money, of course, are OK. Concertgoers with $95 tickets were upgrading, no problem.

      As often happens, the issue is not as clear-cut as saying Jeffreys didn't get the best seats available when she bought them at 10:06 a.m. July 19.

      Rich Keough, manager of the Ticketmaster district that includes Sacramento, called the first few minutes of sales for popular shows a "mad scramble."

      Imagine the clock hitting 10 a.m. and everyone in line at 100-plus Northern California outlets plus people buying tickets online at home. Everyone pulls up potential seats, which become at least momentarily unavailable until those customers buy or release them. At the precise moment the clerk pulled up Section 208 for Jeffreys, those probably were the best seats available. Five or 10 minutes later, some much closer seats very likely were released.

      The Section 2 and 3 seats Jeffreys later saw probably had been reserved for the bands and released, said both Keough and Hostler. "I am surprised, though, that (for customer service reasons) they wouldn't swap her tickets out for (better) seats," Keough said.

      "It's a hit-or-miss thing, really, and I understand how that doesn't sound fair to customers," Hostler said, "but sometimes tickets suddenly are available."

      Snagging great tickets sounds extremely tricky. It might be easier making friends with the band.

      Hey, boys, anyone in dire need of some XLR amp cables left behind in the last town? How about some tickets?

      From: http://www.sacbee.com

  • IDWTMAT Yankees (DMAAT)
      The Yankees
      By Brian Sullivan

      My heart is so joyous that I want to celebrate with song today. So with apologies to Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and the rest of Aerosmith, here's my version of their hit "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."

      I could stay awake just to watch you playing
      Watch you smile while you are batting.
      While you're far away and dreaming
      I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
      I could stay lost in this moment forever
      Oh every moment spent with you
      Is a moment I treasure.
      Don't wanna close my eyes
      I don't wanna fall asleep
      Cause I'd miss you Yankees
      And I don't wanna miss a thing.
      Cause even when I dream of you
      The sweetest dream would never do
      I'd still miss you Yankees
      And I don't wanna miss a thing.
      I don't wanna miss one swing
      I don't wanna miss one pitch
      I just wanna be with you
      Right here with you just like this
      I just wanna watch you play
      Feel your heart so close to mine
      And just stay here in the moment
      For all the rest of time.
      Don't wanna close my eyes
      Don't wanna fall asleep
      Cause I'd miss you Yankees
      And I don't wanna miss a thing.

      From: http://www.berkshireeagle.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Andover MA at Merrimac College

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Richfield OH at Richfield Coliseum (Golden Earring opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Montreal Quebec at The Forum (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Portland OR at Memorial Coliseum (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Seattle WA at Key Arena; Jerry Cantrell joins them for Sick as a Dog

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Quebec City Quebec at Quebec Colisee Arena

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Bossier City LA at Century Tel Center (Kid Rock/Run DMC open)



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

Blue Murder - Blue Murder (1989)


News as of October 21, 2003
  • Download the Monday Night Football intro
      At www.toysinourattic.com.
      Follow the link on the right-hand side.

      Personal suggestion: also check out the Nobody's Fault videos offered for download. Damn, that song's too awesome!Wish I'd get the chance to experience that live before I die... *sigh*

  • "Done With Mirrors" Remaster!?
      Chris Karam writes:

      I came across something interesting on eBay. It's a mini-LP CD version of "Done With Mirrors." It has the "K2 Super coding" logo on it, which would indicate that it was remastered. If so, this is quite unique. Here in America, "Done With Mirrors" is regarded by Geffen like an "unwanted stepchild."

      Has anyone heard anything about this?

  • JB News From The Road Update (DMAAT)
      10/19/03 - John B Road Report : from Houston to San Diego

      It's been a wild couple of weeks since I last wrote.

      The Red Sox are in the World Series! They are gonna kill Florida and win it all! Huh? - I must have dozed off. The Yankees won? Can't be! We were up 4-2 in the 8th. Like I always say, "Ya snooze, Ya Lose!" More about that later.

      Houston:
      The guys had many visitors in Houston. One was legendary golfer, Ben Crenshaw. Ben brought his 3 beautiful daughters to the show to meet the guys. Steven had met Ben a few years before when he took his parents to The Ryder Cup. I've enclosed a picture from that night that Steven took for his father Vic. On a weird note - the night before in our hotel in Dallas, I noticed that Joe was staying in the "Ben Crenshaw suite." You will find that this report is full of weird shit like that. After the show the guys flew to Phoenix and had a couple of days off to relax in a killer resort. Joe, family and I drove on his bus. Along the way he stopped in El Paso at one of the biggest Harley Davidson dealers in the world. He stayed in that place for a few hours and signed a ton of autographs and rode bikes around the parking lot. Along the way we stayed glued to the satellite dish, watching the Sox in their quest to make it to the World Series for the first time since '86.

      Show day in Phoenix:
      Joe was up and out at 8:30 AM to head to the gig to do a bunch of television interviews to promote the tour with Paul Stanley. Paul was in full make up and had been at the venue since 6:30 AM that morning. And you girls think it tough putting on your make up in the morning. After the shoot Joe gave Paul a tour of his bus. Later that night I spotted Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Randy Johnson in the crowd. Randy is about 6'8'' tall in stocking feet. He's the kind of a guy you hope is not in the seat in front of you wearing a 10 gallon hat. Randy is a big (no pun intended) rock music fan and has been to a few A-Smith shows in the past. Also, David Spade was there. David is also a friend of the bands' and hung out with Joe on the bus before the show. As David was leaving they said their good byes and Joe's son Roman said," Hey David! This is Nucking Futs!" If you don't know this saying, go see Dickie Roberts at finer theaters near you.

      SF:
      What a great city. The guys love going to San Francisco. Great Vibe! The show was really good and the guys based out of there for a few days. Joe got to the show pretty early and jammed with Jim Survis and the crew band. His son Tony played bass on an old blues tune.

      Seattle:
      One of my favorite cities in America. I would put this on my list of cities to move to if I had to go into witness protection but they don't have an NHL hockey team so I scratched them off my list. For the record if I ever got run out of Boston, it would be Chicago first then NYC. Comedian Craig Gass was at the show and did a poor Paul Stanley imitation. Note to Craig: Stick with your Gene! Rumor has it he's working on his Steven. Joe stayed in Seattle with his family and went to see a movie on Mt. St. Helen's at an IMAX Theater. After that it was back in the bus and off to Sacramento. On our way to Sack, the receiver for the satellite dish shit the bed. Since the Sox were on we made an emergency stop at a "Good Guys" in the suburbs of Seattle to get the dish up and running. We saw the 9th inning in the store and left Seattle on a happy note after the SOX won! LA: Steven and Brad spent the day off in LA. The guys were seen cruising around Santa Monica. San Diego: Doomsday! We flew to SD. The airport was about 10 minutes from the venue. As we were landing I checked on the SOX score. 3-0 for the good guys. I should tell you that after the second game of the series, Joe had the idea of sending the team a good luck horseshoe wreath and have it sent to their locker room before game 3. (See front page of Oct. 18th Boston Globe") Doug Flutie (San Diego Chargers quarterback and Boston icon) was hanging with the guys backstage. We watched the game in the Hospitality Room. 7th inning Steven emerges from his dressing room to ask the score. 4-2 SOX I told him! Great he said we got this one! I said Steven this is the Sox man! Don't say that. Keep in mind Steven (and Joey) are from NY so I couldn't really tell which side of the fence he was on. As New York rockers, KISS, took the stage the Yankees mounted their comeback. Just as KISS finished "Rock and Roll All Night" you couldn't hear the TV because it was one of the 'bombs going off' moments of KISS's set, but you could see Mr. Boone rounding the bases after he deposited SOX knucklebrawler Tim Wakefield's wobbly assed pitch into the left field stands of the house that Ruth built. SOX LOSE! As I left the room I saw Flutie come back from watching the KISS encore. "What Happened?" Yanks win on a walk-off homerun. The look on his face was that of someone who had 5 out of 6 #s in Megabucks. There wasn't one guy that said "I don't believe it!" Because we are SOX fans folks, we expect it! 1918 is still tattooed on my left cheek. Next week I will hopefully cheer things up and tell you the Yanks got swept in 4 straight! John B

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Greensboro NC at Greensboro Coliseum

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Erlangen Germnay at Erlangen Stadthalle (Phoenix opens)

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Louisville KY at Freedom Hall (Golden Earring opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Milan Italy at Palatrussardi

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Sheffield UK at Sheffield Arena (Steve Vai opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays the United We Stand Benefit concert in Washington DC at RFK Stadium

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Indianapolis IN at Conseco Fieldhouse



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

The Beatles - The White Album (1968)


News as of October 20, 2003
  • Aerosmith on Monday Night Football
      10/20/2003
      The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season, travel to Oakland to take on the defending AFC champion Raiders. Airs live from Network Associates Coliseum. Multi-Grammy Award winning rock superstars Aerosmith join Hank Williams Jr. for this week's version of "Are You Ready For Some Football".

  • Meet The Tylers (DMAAT)
      Head over to vh1.com and click on "Meet The Tylers," under Video/Show Clips on their Aerosmith page. It's a clip from the new VH1 show "ILL-ustrated." Really funny. Check it out! =)

  • Steven Tyler Interview with FHM (AF1)
      10.17.03 - F H M Article: Quote, Unquote with Steven Tyler

      FHM issue 38 - November 2003
      STEVEN TYLER: Rock's bigmouth on shoplifting beef, losing $50,000 bets and putting his hot daughter to work.

      You're finishing up an 11-week tour with KISS. How have the after-show parties compared to those in 1977?
      There is no after-show party. Our rider still has green M&M's but there's a little less Jack Daniels. We bring our own cook too; I'm on a salmon diet. It's about longevity. I don't want to look stupid and fat onstage. I want to be able to sing and kick ass. Whatever [Aerosmith guitarist] Joe [Perry] throws at me, I want to be able to knock right out of the park. It's still about blowing the first band off the stage and being as cool as you can without trying too hard.

      Have you walked in and caught Gene Simmons rifling through the sofa for lost change?
      Gene is a smart guy. He's a businessman first and a rocker second. Gene and Paul Stanley both managed to build their houses on bad reviews and they still sell out shows.

      Before Aerosmith's comeback with 1987 Permanent Vacation, did you consider caking on the makeup or coming up with some similar gimmick?
      No, man. We put on a smile and went out and kicked ass. Before then, we were neck-deep in everything. When you're a rock star on the road, anything goes, and we got caught up in it. We started out as professional musicians dabbling in drugs and wound up being professional drug addicts dabbling in musicianship. It doesn't work. It steals your soul.

      What's the sickest thing you've seen go down at a party?
      A girl waving her wooden leg at me, asking, "What do you think about this for 'Sweet Emotion'?" I filled it up with beer and drank until I couldn't walk.

      Back in 1970, the newly formed Aerosmith lived together under one roof in Boston. How were your living conditions? We had no money. Our existence was meek and meager. We stole food and did whatever we could to get by. Nobody would hire us because we didn't play "WoolyBully" and all the crap everybody was playing in clubs. We kept to what we were creating ourselves, which led us to the first album, which led us to this interview.

      Do you have any tips for budding shoplifters?
      If you're going to steal red meat, stick it down your pants. That way it'll be half-cooked by the time you get home.

      Which Aerosmith song do you wish you never sang?
      If I had to pick? One day it's "Angel," the next it's "Dude Looks Like a Lady." You get tired of playing them after the 6,559th time.

      How does a band stay together for 33 years and not suck?
      I can't imagine being on Where Are They Now? telling people how great I once was. You have to take your work seriously, but not yourself. Keeping your nose to the grindstone sharpens your boogers.

      Have you had any near-death experiences onstage?
      Before I got my first piercing, Joe Perry pierced my cheek for me. When he'd string up a guitar, he'd leave about a half-inch of string at the end of the neck instead of cutting it really short, so the neck had all these little barbs sticking out of it. One night I plowed right into it. Blood was blowing out of the side of my mouth. It also made my fat lip even fatter.

      Aren't you sick of the very sight of Joe Perry by now?
      No. There are two Joe Perrys: The one who lives a mile from my house, and the one who's an animal onstage. Away from the stage, we go hang-gliding and water-skiing, shoot machine guns and ride our Harleys. Onstage, he's the real deal. What's there to get sick of? There aren't many people like that. Once you realize your band is such a machine, you get protective of it and try to keep it alive. I have a 500-horsepower Mercedes-Benz SL55 and it pales in comparison to what this band's got.

      When you cast Alicia Silverstone in the "Crazy,""Cryin'" and "Amazing" video triumvirate, did you realize you were creating something magnificent?
      Of course we did! I thought she was hot. And she was perfect. At the end of 'Cryin', when she jumps off the bridge and gives them the finger, that said it all right there.

      What does it feel like casting your daughter in a sexy video role?
      Like the right thing at the right time. Believe me, Liv underplayed it. We had to do a lot of editing on that video. She was beautiful. Is having a beautiful daughter payback for a life of rock excess? I think that's the payoff. Look, I'm blessed. I have Mia and Liv, a daughter named Chelsea, my son, Taj, two peacocks, 20 chickens, a dog with a blue eye and a green eye named Lucky, a cockatiel named Knuckles and my cat named Pooka. I'm a very happy man.

      Speaking of happiness, how many breasts do you estimate you've seen over Aerosmith's 33 years?
      Thousands. It certainly makes the night worthwhile. What's the fondle ratio on that? I tweaked as many as I could. There is nothing better than having a nice radio to tune in. These days I live vicariously through the front row--you can look but you can't touch. It's a beautiful thing to see them flashing their tits, singing a song or getting off so much that they don't care what they do.

      What's the craziest encounter you've ever had with a fan?
      In Japan, I bet a guy $50,000 I could go around a sushi bar and eat everything. There was stuff living in tanks that looked like someone's armpit. I threw up before I could make it all the way around, and I lost the bet. I had to fork over 50 grand.

      Finally, you're old enough to be our dad: What advice do you have?
      Don't squat with your spurs on.

      Interview by Kevin Raub

      Magazine cover

  • Joe Perry's GREAT downloads session with BLENDER (AF1)
      The October issue of Blender printed a list of 1001 Greatest Songs to Download. Joe Perry gave his 25 favorite songs but they didn't print everything Joe said - we wanted you to see the unabridged version right away!

      Queens of the Stone Age – Go With The Flow
      Rock is Dead? BULL SHIT!! It’s alive and well and this song proves it.

      Porch Ghouls – Knife to Cut the Cornbread & Bluff City Ruckus
      When I first heard these songs I thought, there is hope for the future. I liked this band so much, I started my own label and released their record.

      Johnny Winter – Highway 61 Revisited
      Johnny Winter at his best.

      Keith Richards - Take it So Hard
      Whenever I get into an argument with somebody, I turn this song up louder than the shouting, and it all seems to go away. (And then I usually win the argument).

      U2 – Kite
      Whenever I want to stop time, I put this song on.

      Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy (from the album Hard Again)
      One of the best performances on (in my opinion) one of the top 5 blues songs ever written, by one of the best bluesmen that ever lived.

      Robert Johnson - Crossroad Blues
      When this song comes on, I have to grab a guitar, ‘cause the devil’s chasin’ me too.

      Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow
      I have to hear this song at least once a week. It always presses my reset button.

      AC/DC – Highway to Hell
      For my money, after recording this song, AC/DC could have rested on its’ laurels. The backbeat and energy and that come off this song raises the flag of rock and roll to the top of the pole.

      Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
      A turning point for the Stones’ sound. They went from being pop music bad boys to a real rock band (and became worse men).

      Yardbirds – Stroll on
      A particularly intense version of Train Kept a Rollin, one of the few performances with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page together. It’s from the soundtack from the movie Blow Up, in which there is a clip of their performance, a very rare piece.

      Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well
      One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. It never fails to make the ride a little smoother. Remember, this is not your mother’s Fleetwood Mac.

      Temptations – Ball of Confusion
      I love this song!!!!

      Graham Parsons – Hickory Wind
      I love all the harmony and shit. I really have a soft spot for all that California South West Country Rock.

      Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
      One of the first songs that moved our generation from AM to FM. I can’t say enough about Dylan’s influence on me and my generation. This is the first song of his I ever heard.

      Led Zeppelin – Communication Breakdown
      Holy Shit!! These guys really are better than Iron Butterfly and Grand Funk!!

      White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl
      For me, a lot of the White Stripes’ songs blend together. I love listening to them! Jack, be careful in that Porsche, we all go through it. They’re fun, but they’re fast. It’s okay to go sliding around in it, just don’t tip it over.

      Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) & Are You Experienced
      2 songs that are a great representation of Jimi’s work, where he proved he was walking on Jupiter while the rest of us just dreamed it.

      Jeff Beck – Ain’t Superstitious
      I don’t think Les Paul ever envisioned the beating that Jeff would give the guitar with this performance. Whenever I want to remind myself how the guitar should sound, I put on this track. Genius at work!

      Audioslave – You Gave Me Life
      It’s great to hear Tom Morello having fun, because when he has fun, we all do!!

      Sly and the Family Stone – Wanna Take You Higher
      Funk Baby!! What a party.

      The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
      Put the headphones on, turn it up, and I’ll see you next week.

      Radiohead – National Anthem
      I like this band a lot, and this is one of my favorites. You can always count on them to do something screwy and great. I love it when bands stay together and keep putting out music that’s led by their muse.

      The unyet recorded/written STP Single - ??????????
      These guys need to get back together!!

  • Chula Review (DMAAT)
      By George Varga
      POP MUSIC CRITIC
      October 18, 2003
      PEGGY PEATTIE / Union-Tribune
      Aerosmith's Steve Tyler makes a point during Thursday's concert at Coors Amphitheatre.

      While the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox battled in the final game of baseball's 2003 American League Championship Series, two other veteran teams from the Big Apple and Beantown traded hits Thursday night at Coors Amphitheatre.

      Kiss, which was formed in New York in 1972, and Aerosmith, which came together in 1970 in suburban New Hampshire but quickly relocated to Boston, were paired for a charged slugfest at the Chula Vista venue.

      Both bands played to their respective strengths. That meant fans were treated to lots of cartoonish spectacle, ear-numbing explosions and party-hearty anthems from the gloriously dumb Kiss, and a wealth of lean, mean music from the no-nonsense Aerosmith, whose members performed with skill and conviction.

      Kiss, which took to the stage after a brief opening spot by the Nashville-based band Saliva, opened with "Detroit Rock City" and closed with the climactic "Rock and Roll All Nite." Also included were such favorites as "Black Diamond," "Love Gun," "Firehouse" and "God of Thunder," during which bassist Gene Simmons drew cheers for drooling almost enough fake-blood to supply Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill - Vol. 1."

      The Steven Tyler-led Aerosmith opened with four fierce rockers - "Mama Kin," "Love in an Elevator," "Toys in the Attic" and "Let the Music Do the Talking" - and concluded with a supercharged "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion." In between came potent renditions of "Living on the Edge," "Dream On" and other gems from the band's repertoire.

      But there were only winners in this musical face-off, which allowed two of America's longest-lived and hardest-rocking bands to strut their stuff. Both groups were accorded a champion's reception by the enthusiastic audience of 11,601. The crowd, which ranged from grade-schoolers to grandparents, stayed on its feet to dance and sing along for the duration of Kiss and Aerosmith's sets. Clearly, fans relished the opportunity to enjoy these two bands, each of which has returned from the brink of extinction to thrive again.

      In return for their money (ticket prices went up to $115, plus service charges), fans got 80 minutes of music from each band Thursday.

      Aerosmith also performed two blues classics to preview its next album, delivering smoldering renditions of Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go" (which was modeled after Them's 1964 version) and the Sunnyland Slim/Fleetwood Mac chestnut "Stop Messin' Round" (which featured a capable vocal from lead guitarist Joe Perry).

      Tyler was in strong form throughout, backing his shameless mugging with robust singing and animated stage moves, notably when he swung upside down from a trapeze during a fast-paced "Walk This Way." Perry and Brad Whitford deftly traded lead and rhythm guitar parts, while bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer provided a rock-solid rhythmic foundation.

      Where Aerosmith also included more recent hits, such as the power ballads "Jaded" and "Cryin'," Kiss had to rely on its bigger-than-life mythology.

      With no new studio album to its credit since 1998's "Psycho Circus," the four-man band is now in the fourth year of a "farewell tour" that was supposed to have ended in 2001. It is also on tour sans lead guitarist Ace Frehley, who has quietly been replaced by Tommy Thayer, a superior musician who wore Frehley's spaceman stage outfit and makeup.

      Original members Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss performed with energy as they ripped through "Deuce," "Lick It Up" and other songs from the Kiss catalog. And they seemed to still enjoy indulging in antics that seemed hokey back in the mid-1970s.

      But Kiss, at least for now, is a nostalgia-driven band with a great past, while Aerosmith is vital enough to also have a promising future. Here's hoping Kiss can soon say the same.

      From: http://www.signonsandiego.com

  • MTV Icon on MTV Netherlands

  • Thundertrain has a LARGE one coming up......
      "The singer said tonight's show will be a full-blown return to yesteryear, with no attempts to drag the music into the 90's or to feign some sort of maturity about it all. If it were anything but gloriously primitive, it simply wouldn't be THUNDERTRAIN."
      - Scott McLennan, WORCESTER TELEGRAM - 8/19/2003

      "THUNDERTRAIN is back and are getting the kind of press new bands would kill for. Especially the effusive praise lavished on them in a recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine by editor David Fricke where he compared their newly reissued on CD "TEENAGE SUICIDE" to the best work from Guns N' Roses. These are heady times for the lads, indeed..."
      Chris Parcellin, D-FILED.com - Aug. 12, 2003

      THUNDERTRAIN make their FLORIDA DEBUT at "THE LARGEST CLUB IN THE WORLD"... CLUB LA VELA on Panama City Beach, FRI NOV 14, 2003

      "The party atmosphere of Club La Vela has been showcased all over the world. MTV named Club La Vela the official headquarters of MTV Spring Break in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Club La Vela has also hosted WCW and WWF wrestling, countless bands, the VANS Warped Tour, and more! In Panama City Beach, DRINKING ON THE BEACH IS COMPLETELY LEGAL, and unlike some other spring break locations, in Panama City Beach we don't have bathingsuit police.... so ladies in G-Strings and T-Backs are a perfectly normal sight. Club La Vela's beach is PACKED ALL DAY LONG WITH PARTYING people from all over the world."

      After THUNDERTRAIN delivers their trademark Boston blast of REAL high-energy rock to the party crowd at Club La Vela - the band will host a cocktail reception and press conference at their beachfront hotel suite.

      THUNDERTRAIN VOODOO BEACH BLANKET TOUR 2003
      THURS NOV 13 NEW ORLEANS LA - Hard Rock Cafe
      FRI NOV 14 PANAMA CITY BEACH FL - Club La Vela Rock Arena
      SAT NOV 15 TAMPA FL - Brass Mug
      SUN NOV 16 FT. MYERS FL - The Beached Whale
      MON NOV 17 NAPLES FL - The Ridgeport Pub

      "This set tonight was truly awesome. The crowd was loving it and hootin' and hollerin' and holding up lighters, getting into the 'cheesiness" and showing true appreciation of the entertainment factor that is Thundertrain!! Brothers Gene and Ric Provost stand one in front of the other and look (AND SOUND) great up there moving together to the beat.Wow, I forgot how great of a bass player Ric is! Mach, as usual, was super entertaining with his on-stage jokes and monologues.the updated 'disco sucks' rant was hilarious!!! This night he wore black patent leather pants and a plaid and rhinestone jacket he said he "ripped off Johnny Rotten". His voice was powerful and his energy level was 'through the roof" as he climbed up on Cool Gene's marshall stacks and never let up for a second."
      - Miss Lyn, THUNDERTRAIN LIVE 8/23/2003
      Reprinted from the BOSTON GROUPIE NEWS
      http://www.bostongroupienews.com/ThundertrainLive.htm

      TEENAGE SUICIDE - THUNDERTRAIN
      GULCHER RECORDS 411
      Winning gnarly reviews and riding the airwaves coast to coast and abroad on bitchin' stations like KDHX, WZLX, WPRU, WMFO and even CKUW in Winnipeg! Distributed in the USA by Midheaven/Revolver ON SALE NOW AT NEWBURY COMICS
      & CDBABY.COM
      http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thundertrain

      THUNDERTRAIN..... VIVO EN NEW ORLEANS!!!
      VIAJE CALIENTE DE 5 CIUDADES COMIENZA
      DE NOVIEMBRE EL 13 DE THURS.
      "Panama City FL: It's clear why the GIRLS GONE WILD crew always makes a point of stopping here: the jaw- dropping, beach-bronzed, Britney Spears clones who bump -and-grind in every bar. Hit the Superflirt party at beachside CLUB LA VELA. " The hottest girls in the world all come here," La Vela staffer Tracey Bradley says, as long as your' re at least 18, you're getting in." reprinted from FHM MAGAZINE
      "10 BEST Beaches in the USA" Aug. 2003

      For complete THUNDERTRAIN TOUR details go to
      http://lastman.net/index.htm

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      TBA



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

Queen - Queen II (1974)
Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (1972)


News as of October 19, 2003
  • Aerosmith on Moday night football?
      I was just looking at RockOnTV and they list Aerosmith for 10/20 on ABC Monday Night Football.

      I got this from clicking on info. at Rock on TV's listing about the Monday Night Football:

      About Monday Night Football
      Athletes always want to be musicians and musicians always want to be athletes, so what better way to fulfill their fantasies than to play it out on "Monday Night Football" with "Monday Night at the Mic"?! On select halftimes of "Monday Night Football" this season, top NFL players will jam with their favorite musicians in a competition to be voted on by fans to see who is best.

      The halftime on "Monday Night Football" will consist of an edited segment featuring two pairs of players/musicians (recorded separately) with set-up, pre- & post-song interviews, and 1:00 of uninterrupted performance each. At the end of each piece, viewers will be instructed to go online on ABC's Enhanced TV, through NFL.com and ESPN.com and vote for the player they think performed best. The winners move on, the losers are eliminated. Results will be announced at the end of the third quarter.

  • Let' get loud mp3, and NFL video...

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Devore, CA
      I got a Atsushi's setlist report.
      No "Lady Madonna" in a middle of Elevator and Russ's solo before Don't Wanna M iss.

      Satoshi[from Japan]

      10.18.03
      Devore, CA
      Hyundai Pavilion Of Glen Helen

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Livin' On The Edge
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'(album ver)
      I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Columbus OH at The Ohio State University

      1973 "Dream On" debuts on the Billboard Charts

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Roanoke VA at the Civic Center (Exile opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Syracuse NY at War Memorial Auditorium (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Sacramento CA at Cal Expo Amphitheater (Collective Soul opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Ames IA at Hilton Coliseum

      2002 Aerosmith plays in West Palm Beach FL at Mars Music Amphitheater (Kid Rock/Run DMC opens)



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

PFM - The World Became the World (1974)
www.progradio.com


News as of October 18, 2003
  • VH1's ill-ustrated
      Scott writes:

      Steven Tyler will be featured in a VH1 series... well, sort of. As a cartoon. The new show is called ill-ustrated! In the commercial a Cartooned Reporter states that Aerosmith has finally quit drugs, and shows Steven like a total Druggy. It was on 10:00 on Friday, but you should be able to catch some repeats.

      The Show Starts

      Friday Oct. 17
      10/9c PM

  • Uriah Heep / Aerosmith
      Guy writes:

      I went to see Uriah Heep yesterday in Haifa (Israel)- and they gave an amazing show!! 2nd time I see them, 2nd time I get completely blown away!

      Anyway, before the show started (there was no opening band) they played in Aerosmith's Gretest Hits CD on loop... in its 2nd run in the middle of SOSAD they lowered it down, closed the lights and started the show... Much better opening than Kiss/Saliva! LOL

  • Joe mention on Cribs (DMAAT)
      There are two Joe Perry mentions in the Sully Erna edition of Cribs. (Sully being the lead singer of Boston-based Godsmack, for those who didn't know.) First, he holds up the Live Bootleg album and, pointing to the picture of Joe holding up his guitar in front of the huge crowd, says "this is the picture that made me want to grow my hair long and become a rock star." Then right after that, when he goes into the next room, he points out his signed Joe Perry signiture series guitar.

  • Brad Interview (DMAAT)
      Rock this way
      Aerosmith and Kiss will perform in the Delta Center next week
      By Scott Iwasaki
      Deseret Morning News

      The biggest challenge involved in being a part of Aerosmith is making decisions, according to guitarist Brad Whitford.

      "This band has been around for a while," Whitford said during a telephone interview from Phoenix. "So when we get ready for a tour, we have to choose songs for the set, and we've got a lot of songs. There are also the business decisions we have to make that are in the band's best interest. And, ironically, those kinds of decisions are the type that we wanted to avoid. That's why we decided to be in a band in the first place."

      Still, there was one decision the band made that seemed to be in its own - and its fans - best interest: touring with Kiss.

      "The idea had been brewing for a while," said Whitford, who cited the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton as his early musical influences. "The promoters wanted to make it happen and approached us a year ago with the idea.

      "I don't think we would have thought about this type of tour on our own, and it made us stop and think about what we're doing in this business. We felt it was a good idea and decided to go for it."

      Packaged tours aren't new, especially in the classic-rock community. Among acts that have toured together are Journey and Peter Frampton, Styx and Kansas, Styx and REO Speedwagon; Styx, Journey and REO Speedwagon; Eddie Money and REO Speedwagon; and Pat Benatar and Steve Miller.

      But bands like Aerosmith and Kiss? That's a little different. Both still do the big numbers in today's market. And both are more popular internationally than Styx, REO and Journey.

      With the way things are in the music business these days, however, Whitford said he and his bandmates found the suggestion quite appealing. "It's a good idea for the money. The tickets cost a bit more, but then again, you're seeing two bands. And both band always try to give our fans their money's worth.

      "With the whole music download scene these days, we have been losing money. It's a problem when our royalty payments have dropped considerably due to the free downloads. So we had to find different ways to to do our job."

      The drawback for a double-bill tour is the stage time. "Usually, Kiss and Aerosmith are on the stage for 2 1/2 to 3 hours alone," Whitford said. "But on a tour like this, we each have 75 minutes. And that leads to another decision - what songs do we not play."

      While the set list is pretty much intact when the tour begins, Whitford said there is always room for changes. "At least on the Aerosmith side, we have a skeleton of a list that we make sure we do, and then we might change one or two songs during the tour. But for the most part, we do have to follow a pattern because of the stage show."

      Still, there is not a lot of competition between Kiss and Aerosmith. "We're all trying to put on the best show we can."

      Showmanship is easy for Aerosmith. Lead guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler are the ideal front-runners for the band. And Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton are rock solid in their delivery.

      Kiss is a bundle of energy - even in in photographs. Bassist Gene Simmons and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley have led the group through thick and thin, even removing their make-up in the 1980s. Now, with makeup intact, the band has milked this farewell thing to the max, without any signs of slowing down.

      Whitford said that touring together puts a smile on his face. "We've been getting a lot of the audience coming to the show in full Kiss makeup and costumes. And then we see them singing Aerosmith songs. It makes me laugh, but it's really cool - almost surreal."

      From: http://deseretnews.com

  • Joe Interview (DMAAT)
      KISS, the blues, hot sauce: Aerosmith diversifies and rocks on
      Outrageous rockers KISS (top) will co-headline with Aerosmith on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Delta Center.
      By Dan Nailen The Salt Lake Tribune

      Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry doesn't have much to be blue about. His band is in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. It is coming off a successful summer stadium tour with KISS. The guy even co-owns a restaurant with singer Steven Tyler and, as of a year ago, has his own hot sauce business -- "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Barnyard Brew Hot Sauce." Perry is leading the rock-star life to a T, and then some.

      Still, a blues album is the next step in Aerosmith's 30-year plus career, and while it comes on the heels of Martin Scorsese's PBS miniseries on the blues and Congress' declaration of 2003 as the "year of the blues," Perry said the album has been in the works for a while.

      "The record company has been on us to do this for about the past six years," Perry said in a telephone interview. "Since we signed with Sony, the first record they wanted was a blues record. They wanted that instead of 'Nine Lives.'

      "It's going to come out in probably late February or early March [2004], and it's going to be a record where we're showing our influences. We went back and picked out some songs that we talked about covering through the years, and others we hadn't thought about but that fit right in with the kind of music we love and has always influenced us."

      Perry, along with Tyler, guitarist Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton, started work on the as-yet-untitled blues collection nearly a year ago, but didn't finish before hitting the road with KISS. Still, several of the songs crept into the band's set this summer, and will again when the Aerosmith/KISS "Rocksimus Maximus" tour stops in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

      Guitar man Perry is particularly excited about the blues record, especially the band's back-to-basics approach.

      "After the last record ['Just Push Play'], which was a total ProTools record, we wanted to literally get back in the basement, just playing," Perry said. "It seemed like a good opportunity to go down without the pressure of having to write a bunch of songs and still have the band playing in the same room and just see where it would take us."

      The record, which Perry calls "a rock record with some blues on it," will reportedly include Aerosmith's take on such songs as Bo Diddley's "Roadrunner," Little Walter's "Temperature" and Muddy Waters' "I'm Ready."

      Perry doesn't consider himself much of a blues historian, but he has read a few of music historian Alan Lomax's books and spent considerable time in the South, so "I probably know more than the average person."

      On those trips to the South, Perry makes sure to stop at Sun Studios in Memphis, visiting what is arguably the birthplace of American rock 'n' roll as we know it -- the studio where producer Sam Phillips first put Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins on tape.

      "They kind of have an 'X' on the floor where Elvis stood," Perry said. "Everybody's recorded in there. The Yardbirds recorded 'Train Kept A-Rollin' " there. Johnny Cash was there. It's pretty amazing.

      "It's like going to the Vatican. I don't care what religion you are, you can't help being overwhelmed when you're in the Basilica. It's the same thing with Sun. You might not know anything at all about music, but you can't help but be overwhelmed."

      That is the feeling Perry hopes fans come away with after seeing the Aerosmith/KISS tour. He said the band had been thinking about a co-headlining tour for a while, trying to create an event beyond the typical concert. With KISS as co-headliner, there is little question the show will be anything but typical. The bigger question is: Will the roadies have enough time to wipe Gene Simmons' fake blood off the stage before Tyler gets to scampering around?

      Both bands were among the '70s' biggest and continue to draw crowds, Aerosmith by attracting new generations of fans via MTV, and KISS by relying on its rabid "KISS Army." Even with their long histories, the bands rarely appeared together in the early days.

      "We only did a couple of gigs together, one or two shows," Perry recalled. "There were a couple of shows they opened for us. But as soon as they hit, they hit big, and it wasn't long before they were selling out on their own just like we were."

      Co-headlining in a tough concert market proved a smart move during the summer stadium jaunt, enough so that the groups decided to extend the project to indoor arenas such as the Delta Center. Perry maintains Aerosmith would have toured regardless of the market.

      At this point, he said, Aerosmith pretty much gets to do what it wants.

      "One thing that we do is, we play on," Perry said. "We've seen ups and downs, and music's gone through a whole bunch of changes through the years. Sometimes our kind of rock 'n' roll is the hottest thing, and then the next month it's dance music, and the next month it's girl-diva music or boy-band music. So we keep on doing what we do. We stick to our guns and do what we do best. For Aerosmith, that's a little bit of everything, whether it's ballads or hard rock or blues-rock, we just kind of carry on."

      Rocksimus Maximus
      *Aerosmith and KISS, with Saliva opening, play the Delta Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 to $125 at all Ticketmaster outlets

      From: http://www.sltrib.com

  • Rolling Stone (DMAAT)
      There is an article on Aerosmith/Kiss in the new edition of Rolling Stone. Pg 106.

      Rolling Stone September 18th-30th

      Aerosmith and kiss were huge rock bands in the Seventies, but otherwise they have nothing in common. Their curren co-headlining trek, which has become the year's biggest nonstadium tour maintains the status quo. Steven Tyler and joe perry are still bluesy survivors, the craters in their faces and the leathery grit of "Toys in the attic" and "walk this Way" comming across as degnified despite the raggest sexuality of the material. A Hairy Pual Stanley, meanwhile, still dedicates "lick It Up" to "all of the beautiful pies out there and the guys who love to eat them." Kiss made no attempt to inhabit Aerosmith's planet. While one-time kiss tribute band gutarist Tommy Thayer stood in for Ace Fhreley, the quartet continues in post-Nineties-reunion mode- old hits, whiteface makeup, platform boots and too-tight spandex pants. Spidery bssist Gene Simmons drooled blood during "god of thunder," and fire works blasted two or three time per song. In a Cats-like approximation of Babra Striesand , drummer Peter Criss destributed roses and cooned "Beth." As expected, "rock and roll all nite" closed the show. Tyler and perry spend much of their too-brief set leaning their freakishly skinny, scarf wraped frames against eachother on a platform amid the crowd. They played two covers from their upcomming CD: fleetwood Mac's "stop messing around" and muddy waters' update of the traditional "baby please dont go." But from the ferocious 1973 opener "mam Kin," to the 1993 ballad "cryin," raunchy blues-by way of the rolling stones- informed every song. Unlike kiss, Aerosmith's consistency is still welcome!

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Pittsburgh PA at Syria Mosque

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Huntington WV at the Civic Center (Exile opens)

      1989 Aerosmith plays in Koln West Germany at Sartory Saele

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Devore CA at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion



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

Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge (1967)


News as of October 17, 2003
  • Sweet Emotion on Baseball again
      ALCS Game 7: Red Sox at Yankees
      Either ESPN Radio or FOX television played the bass intro of Sweet Emotion as a lead-in to the bottom of the 2nd inning.

      It's actually my local station KNBR 1050-San Francisco that is carrying ESPN's network broadcast. The reason I say ESPN or FOX is because I have the audio of both on and I couldn't tell which it was.

      Since Sweet E, they've played the intros to Walk This Way and Dream On.

      Jeff McC in San Francisco, http://jjtm.homeip.net

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: San Diego,CA
      10.16.03
      Coors Amphitheater
      Churavista,CA

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator / Lady Madonna / Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Livin' On The Edge
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'(album ver)
      Russ Irwin's Keybord Solo / I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

      Notes:
      1:I feel that toys is very speedy!
      2:Pink(Janie's) =>Edge
      3:What It Takes=>Miss A Thing(Begin:Russ's Solo)

  • Aerosmith in Canada
      Just to add to your post about Aerosmith in Canada; I know of someone who is on the entertainment committee in my city, and is involved with those people who are responsible for booking certain acts at our local concert arena. I too have heard strong suggestions that Aerosmith is coming to Hamilton.

      Matt

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Buffalo NY at Kleinhans Music Hall

      1976 Aerosmith plays in London UK at the Hammersmith Odeon (Phoenix opens)

      1987 Aerosmith plays in Buffalo NY at Memorial Coliseum (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Mountain View CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre (Collective Soul opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Holmdel NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center (Fuel opens); show is broadcast on the internet

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Grand Forks ND at Alerus Center

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Tampa FL at the Ice Palace Arena (Kid Rock/Run DMC open)



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

Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties (1974)


News as of October 16, 2003
  • Canada tour? (DMAAT)
      Geoff writes:

      Can't prove it, but was told by a good source, that Aerosmith will be coming to Canada, but without KISS... the tour will be sometime in April/May. I do have a date for my area, but this was not totally confirmed... so this is why I won't post the date. So I guess the Canadian tour will be for the blues album..

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Littleton NH at The Galleon

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Birmingham UK at Birmingham Odeon (Phoenix opens)

      1986 Anthony Perry is born

      1987 Aerosmith opens the Permanent Vacation tour in Binghamton NY at Broome County Arena

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Mountain VIew CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre (Jonny Lang opens)



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

UFO - Force It (1975)


News as of October 15, 2003
  • Stone Temple Pilots' DVD to feature Aerosmith
      STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

      A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. Due Nov. 11, the 15-track audio anthology will be available with and without the DVD.

      The DVD will feature clips for 32 songs, including such hits as "Interstate Love Song," "Sex Type Thing" and "Vasoline." Highlights include a rendition of the Aerosmith classic "Sweet Emotion" with the band's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and run through Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" with the artist.

      As previously reported, the tracks on the "Thank You" audio disc survey the band's five studio albums, which have sold a combined 12 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set boasts the new song "All in the Suit You Wear," which can be sampled on the band's official Web site.

      As a group, STP has been more or less dormant in the last year. Singer Scott Weiland, who has publicly battled addiction through a series of arrests and stints in rehab, has most recently been involved with the band Velvet Revolver. Rounded out by former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus Suicidal Tendencies' David Kushner, the band is eyeing a February release for its debut RCA album.

      STP bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean produced Alien Ant Farm's latest album, "truANT." Released in August, the set debuted at No. 42 on The Billboard 200.

      Here is the "Thank You" audio CD track list:

      "Vasoline"
      "Down"
      "Wicked Garden"
      "Big Empty"
      "Plush"
      "Big Bang Baby"
      "Creep"
      "Lady Picture Show"
      "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
      "Interstate Love Song"
      "In the Suit That You Wear"
      "Sex Type Thing"
      "Days of the Week"
      "Sour Girl"
      "Plush" (acoustic)
      Here is the "Thank You" DVD track list:

      "Dead & Bloated"
      "Army Ants"
      "Interstate Love Song"
      "Silver Gun Superman"
      "Crackerman"
      "Plush"
      "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
      "Hollywood Bitch"
      "Big Empty"
      "Long Way Home"
      "Down"
      "Meat Plow"
      "Tumble in the Rough"
      "Sex & Violence"
      "Wicked Garden"
      "Atlanta"
      "Where the River Goes"
      "Pop's Love Suicide"
      "Sweet Emotion"
      "Big Bang Baby"
      "Pretty Penny"
      "Lounge Fly"
      "Wonderful"
      "Creep"
      "Too Cool Queenie"
      "Wichita Lineman"
      "Sex Type Thing"
      "Vasoline"
      "Lady Picture Show"
      "Sour Girl"
      "Days of the Week"
      "Hello, It's Late"

      Credit: Billboard.com

      AeroForce: Michael

  • FOX
      AeroForce: Michael writes:

      The other day I was watching the pre-game show on FOX for the Yankees/Red Sox playoff series and during highlights of the previous games they had Aerosmith's "Walk On Water" playing.

  • Marysville show tidbits
      Joe had the coolest stainless steel knife strapped near his belt. I remember reading about their facination with knives.
      We saw Mia with her finace Dave Buckner (Papa Roach drummer)backstage watching the show. During Steven's acappella part of 'What It Takes'he went to the really high note and then he mentioned "That's my daughter Mia's favorite part" then went on singing. I thought that was really cool.
      After Joe's finger burning guitar playing on 'Train Kept A'Rollin' he handed a guitar pick down to a young boy who was right in front of the catwalk. The boy had just been given the view of lifetime and now he has a guitar pick to remember it by....too cool!
      We took lots of pictures I'll share the good ones soon.
      Aerored

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Marrysville,CA
      10.08.03
      Sleeptrain Amphitheater
      Marrysville,CA

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Janie's Got A Gun
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'(album ver)
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

      Notes:
      Steven mistake for mamakin's lyrics.
      Steven have harmonica upsidedown at Cryin'.
      Opening SE is changed(same as Boston's SE).
      At Todays soundcheck Joe perry play I'm a man/Boodoo Child.(I heard from my friend.)

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Andover MA at The Barn

      1975 Aerosmith plays in Lakeland FL at the Civic Center

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Madison WI at Dane County Coliseum (Exile opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Perth Australia at Perth Entertainment Center; they play the entire Pump album

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Devore CA at Blockbuster Pavilion (Collective Soul opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Wantaugh NY at Jones Beach Amphitheater (Fuel opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Minneapolis MN at the Target Center



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

Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge (1967)


News as of October 14, 2003
  • Aero partying in AZ Bar (DMAAT)
      See..that's how those rumors get started LOL..read on...

      Celebrity sightings
      After their concert in Phoenix last week, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith partied at the Jade Bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The group, however, was downing sodas and non-alcoholic beers. The rockers also rented motorcycles and revved up the engines through swanky Paradise Valley neighborhoods around the resort.

      From: http://www.azcentral.com

  • Article on Mia (DMAAT)
      The marriage to Teresa number of years is off a "bit" LOL. 2003 - 1988 does not equal 22 but hey....these poor reporters can't always get all of the facts/quotes right - that's why.

      All of mia
      October 14, 2003

      They share a father and a pair of pouty lips, but there the similarity between Mia Tyler and her famous sister Liv ends. And Mia's making the most of it, writes Caroline Graham.

      The first thing you notice are the lips, followed closely by the hips. As Mia Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steve Tyler, walks into the room, the pouty red lips break into a huge grin. They are, she says with a smile, "the best thing I inherited from Dad. I'm always being told my lips are to die for."

      But one thing her super-skinny father did not pass on to his second child - her half-sister is svelte movie star Liv Tyler - was his scrawny physique, a testament to 30 years of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. "Hey, Dad's skinny, I'm not," she says. "So what? I love being big. You show me a guy who doesn't like a bit of flesh to grab hold of."

      While Mia, 24, may still be a relative unknown outside the United States, she has become an inspiration for millions of American girls, a proud "plus-size" model who is showing teenagers that sexy does not need to mean skinny. At 1.73 metres tall and about 83 kilograms - "I never weigh myself, I don't want to freak out" - Mia is the face of US clothing label Lane Bryant and can earn up to $12,000 a day. She recently turned down a cosmetics advertisement - "I didn't want to be a girlie girl" - but regularly walks the catwalk for $7500 a day, proudly flaunting her curves. She has become, according to one recent poll by US People magazine, the girl most admired by teenagers.

      Mia was born out of a brief marriage between Tyler, now 55, and model Cyrinda Foxe, who died last year from cancer, aged 50. Mia first met Liv, Tyler's daughter from a 1976 affair with model Bebe Buell, at an Aerosmith concert in 1988.

      The girls "hugged each other like sisters" but only discovered that they were half-sisters a few months later.

      Of Liv, who plays Arwen, the elf princess in The Lord Of The Rings films, Mia says, "I love my sis', she's just great. We get along fine. She has her body, I have mine. I think she's beautiful and she loves the way I look. When I was younger, I wanted to look more like her. I tried dieting. I tried everything. My mum packed me off to a fat farm when I was 13. She told me, 'You'll never amount to anything if you're fat. Only skinny people become successful.'

      "I lost 35 pounds [16 kilograms] in six weeks. They fed us nothing. I came home and I was craving chocolate. I put all the weight back on - and more. You can't starve children. It borders on being criminal when girls are shown all these images in magazines, and think they have to be anorexic to make it. When I was 14, I started getting depressed. I guess my depression lasted about three years. I took a load of pills one time - everything in the medicine cabinet. But nothing happened. I didn't even get sick."

      Today, Mia's ample beauty is on full display. She wears a pair of figure-hugging jeans and a tight black T-shirt, which emphasise her curves. We meet in her hotel room off Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, an untidy bombsite she is sharing with her fiance, the even weightier Dave Buckner, 27, drummer for the heavy metal band Papa Roach, who tips the scales at a hefty 114 kilograms. The couple are due to marry next month and share a home in Sacramento, two hours north of Los Angeles. Mia says the deciding factor in her wedding plans was her father's disappointment that Liv eloped with British rocker Royston Langdon of the group Spacehog, in March. "I know Dad secretly wants to walk one of his daughters down the aisle. He's a big softie. He's done his rock'n'roll bit. He's been married to my stepmother Teresa for 22 years."

      Mia thrusts her ring finger towards me. On it, tattooed, is a tiny blue and red star. "That's my engagement ring. Honey, show her yours," she asks Buckner, who dutifully flashes his matching tattoo. For wedding rings they are designing platinum skulls with diamond eyes. Mia plans to wear black at the wedding.

      In a town in which anorexia and eating disorders are the norm, Mia is a blast of fresh air. "I love Mia because she's a real woman," says Buckner. "She's sexy and beautiful, and she's confident in her own body. There's nothing that's more attractive than that. I'm a big guy and she's a big girl, but we just have the best time together." Mia adds, "Dave was with me when my mum died. She had been ill for quite a while. She had been diagnosed with cancer and the doctors gave her 18 months - and she lived exactly 18 months. She was only 50." She points to a tattoo of a Celtic cross entwined in a chain on her left arm. "My mum had an identical one and I had this done when she died. If Dave and I can go through that, we can survive anything."

      Mia was the second plus-size model to grace the pages of American Vogue, the fashion bible edited by super-skinny editor Anna Wintour. Mia did her shoot with famed photographer Steven Meisel for last April's issue. She says, "I was shocked. I love Steven, but they retouched the main picture. They got rid of my double chin and hollowed out my cheeks. I mean, what's the point? They hired me because I'm big ... they made me look all skinny and pouty. Why? I don't understand. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but what I do know is there is more to life than fitting into a pair of size-six jeans."

      From: http://www.smh.com.au

  • Two and a Half Men
      Steven's name was mentioned in last night's episode of the CBS show "Two and a Half Men." Apparently the maid quit and they had to find her and she was at Steven's house doing his laundry. It was funny when you see her standing at the dryer folding the most outrageously looking pants. You didn't see him but he had 2 lines. Wasn't sure if that was really him speaking or if it was someone else but in the closing credits it said "Steven Tyler as himself".

  • Tyler sighted in San Francisco bookstore
      Jen in SF reports:

      There is a consumer advocate, Michael Finney, on our local tv/radio station who is wonderful. As of Sunday morning I love the guy even more. He was in San Francisco (I missed if it was Friday afternoon or Saturday morning) when he bumped into Steven at a bookstore. He was giggling and could barely get out what Steven was buying. He noticed that Steven was purchasing the entire collection of "Captain Underpants" book. I'm really presuming they are for his son... Anyway, the dj before him asked if he was better looking in person. He said, "Much better looking." and the other guy says, "Thank God." Michael went on to say that he was a bad journalist because he went up and said hi but didn't acquire about the other two books he was purchasing and obviously hiding the titles. Hummmm we can only imagine. But Michael said Steven was a wonderful person and he can't get over how perfect his skin is for his age or something like that.

  • Thundertrain ALIVE in New Orleans
      Hot on the heels of last summer's Reunion Tour...
      THUNDERTRAIN is greasing up and getting stoked...
      Now it's time for THUNDERTRAIN to HIT THE BEACH!

      THUNDERTRAIN's hottest ever 5 city swing kicks off with a killer date at the HARD ROCK CAFE in NEW ORLEANS on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13.
      THUNDERTRAIN will proceed to ROCK their way down Florida's sunny Gulf Coast.
      Hitting hard in PANAMA CITY BEACH, hanging ten in TAMPA & flexing their muscle on FT. MYERS BEACH with a grand finale WEENIE ROAST set for NAPLES on NOV. 17. Grab your sunblock and check out the sandy schedule below...
      ++++++++++++
      THUNDERTRAIN VOODOO BEACH BLANKET TOUR 2003

      THURS NOV 13 NEW ORLEANS LA
      Hard Rock Cafe
      FRI NOV 14 PANAMA CITY BEACH FL
      Club La Vela Rock Arena
      SAT NOV 15 TAMPA FL
      Brass Mug
      SUN NOV 16 FT. MYERS FL
      The Beached Whale
      MON NOV 17 NAPLES FL
      The Ridgeport Pub

      THUNDERTRAIN VIVO A NEW ORLEANS
      UN GIRO CALDO DELLE 5 CITTÀ
      COMINCIA DI THURS. IL 13 NOVEMBRE!

      THUNDERTRAIN LEBENDIG IN NEW-ORLEANS
      HEISSE 5 STADT-TOUR
      FÄNGT THURS. NOVEMBER 13!

      For complete THUNDERTRAIN TOUR details go to
      http://lastman.net/index.htm
      +++++++++++
      TEENAGE SUICIDE by THUNDERTRAIN on GULCHER RECORDS. Winning gnarly reviews and riding the airwaves coast to coast and abroad on bitchin' stations like KDHX, WZLX, WPRU, WMFO and even CKUW in Winnipeg!

      "THUNDERTRAIN... the heavy glam of Aerosmith and Mott The Hoople with the garage- production values of the first Clash album. . Crank up the live "I Gotta Rock" from September '76, to hear how Thundertrain were the G n' R of their town and day." -David Fricke
      ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE July 24, 2003

      and Coming soon...

      XMAS SNERTS
      NEW on GULCHER for Christmas 2003!
      Happenin' holiday music from THUNDERTRAIN's MACH BELL, KRAZEE KENNE HIGHLAND's VATICAN SEX KITTENS, X-RAY TANGO, TED NIEMIEC, MX-80, CRAWLSPACE plus plenty of your other Gulcher favorites!
      http://hometown.aol.com/gulcherrecords/
      myhomepage/business.html

  • Auburn Review Seattlepi.com (DMAAT)
      Monday, October 13, 2003
      Kiss, Aerosmith light up White River
      By GENE STOUT
      SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER POP MUSIC CRITIC

      There's nothing like a roaring fire on chilly autumn night to warm the soul.
      MUSIC REVIEW
      KISS AND AEROSMITH (WITH SALIVA)
      WHEN: Sunday night
      WHERE: White River Amphitheatre

      Ghoulish and flamboyant rock band Kiss, in a co-headlining concert with Aerosmith Sunday night at the White River Amphitheatre, used its trademark pyrotechnical display to add drama to its colorful, hit-laden show. But the plumes of flame that punctuated the 75-minute set also helped ward off the cold during the season finale at the outdoor venue.

      Windy conditions and a threat of rain didn't discourage Kiss and Aerosmith fans from snapping up tickets to the unusual double bill. The amphitheatre was packed from the pricey, covered seats up front to the upper reaches of the soggy lawn.

      Of the two bands, Aerosmith offered the better performance. While Kiss is doing pretty much the same show it has for years, Aerosmith has revamped its greatest-hits set to include a more streamlined stage presentation and a couple of new songs from its upcoming blues-oriented album. The changes suggest Aerosmith is thinking about its future at a time when rock has splintered into multiple factions and blues is enjoying a modest resurgence.

      Following a solid opening set by Memphis hard-rock band Saliva, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and new lead guitarist Tommy Thayer -- in face paint, black leather and anvil-sized platform shoes -- descended on a riser as the lights, pyro and other effects lit up the stage. Behind them was drummer Peter Criss. The band opened with a thundering "Detroit Rock City" followed by a string of anthems, among them "Lick It Up" and "God of Thunder," celebrating the band's 30th anniversary.

      "We got a cold night tonight, don't we?" said bare-chested lead singer Paul Stanley, who then promised, "The wilder you get, the wilder we're gonna get."

      "Shout It Out Loud" became a boisterous singalong as Stanley and Simmons strutted around the stage. Fans cheered as the bat-suited Simmons licked his guitar strings with his lasciviously long and pointed tongue. Simmons' blood-spitting shtick brought howls of approval from the Kiss army. Fake, dripping blood even appeared on the video screens as Simmons coughed up crimson.

      Other members also had their little routines. During "100,000 Years," Stanley whipped the microphone cord around his neck after prancing about the stage. During "Black Diamond" (no relation to the nearby town), Criss' drum kit rose like a space ship on streams of fog. Later, during the encore, Criss' sang his sweet, solo version of "Beth."

      Following a raucous, singalong version of "Rock and Roll All Night," the band disappeared in a hail of sparks and flashpots.

      Less flamboyant but no less entertaining, Aerosmith opened with "Mama Kin" and "Love in an Elevator" as lead singer Steven Tyler made good use of a 30-foot ramp that extended into the audience. During "Jaded," Tyler briefly shared the microphone with two female fans.

      After walloping versions of "Train Kept a-Rollin' " and "What It Takes," the band offered two songs from the upcoming album, whose working title is "Honkin' On Bobo," against a video backdrop of cool-looking neon signs. Fleetwood Mac's "Stop Messin' Around" (featuring Tyler on harmonica) was followed by the classic "Baby, Please Don't Go."

      The main set resumed with a powerful "Dream On" followed by the party anthem "Same Old Song And Dance." The crowd put its hands in the air for a howling "Walk This Way." "Sweet Emotion" featured an amusing video of musicians on guitar-shaped skateboards.

      As the 75-minute set drew to a close, guitarist Joe Perry appeared in a dramatic column of twirling stage fog. The crowd was then showered with confetti. Shortly after 11 p.m., Tyler abruptly signed off, apologetically telling the crowd, "The town's gonna shut us down!"

      From: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Toronto Ontario at Massey Hall

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Glasgow Scotland at the Apollo Theatre (Phoenix opens)

      1978 Aerosmith plays in St. Paul MN at the Civic Center (Exile opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Phoenix AZ at Desert Sky Pavilion (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas is released featuring tracks by Joe Perry

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Atlanta GA at HiFi Buys Amphitheatre (Kid Rock/Run DMC open)



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

Isis - live at Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden 2003-03-19


News as of October 13, 2003
  • Joe Perry Chooses Korg D1600
      JOE PERRY CHOOSES KORG D1600

      As an integral part of one of the most successful acts ever in popular music (Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year), Joe Perry has helped forge the sound of rock for nearly 30 years while becoming one of the most esteemed guitar heroes of all time.
      Having received multiple GRAMMY® awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards in recognition of Aerosmith’s impressive body of work, Perry is known as an innovator. And this innovator stays on the cutting edge of music itself and the technologies that make it happen.

      Perry has recently found a new tool for capturing spur-of-the-moment ideas and riffs, while maintaining a sonic integrity worthy of a final product – the Korg D1600 Digital Recording Studio.

      For Perry, the all-in-one unit has given new meaning to portable recording. “I have it set up in my dressing room every night and I fool around with it,” he says. “It’s the year 2000 version of the portable cassette recorder, only unlike a cassette recorder, it’s 24-bit, so whatever you lay down could be used later for an album if you wanted to. The CD burner is what sold me on it in the end,” Perry continued, citing the convenience of not having to carry around extra equipment.

      “When you think ahead about wanting to move ideas or songs to a computer, or you want to listen back to what you’ve done, the CD burner is the thing.”

      Korg’s D1600 Digital Recording Studio is a professional multi-track unit featuring 24-bit performance combined with intuitive editing, mastering, and internal CD burning for an all-in one package. The D1600 also features a vast array of digital effects, routing options, and must have tools such as a built-in tuner and metronome.

      For more information on Aerosmith, go to www.aerosmith.com.

      From: http://www.korg.co.uk

  • Joe Perry's guitars
      Head over to http://www.johndouglas.com to see pictures of the costum guitars John A. Douglas has made the artwork on. Included are three of Joe Perry's.

      Here is a partial list of some of John's clients:

      Merv Griffin
      ZZ Top
      Van Halen
      Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Metallica
      Aerosmith
      Randy Johnson
      Peavey Electronics
      Tama Drums
      Bon Jovi
      Pantera
      Kahlua
      KTRK TV (Houston ABC Affiliate)
      Sevendust
      Creed
      Pearl Drums
      Kid Rock
      Extreme
      Mana
      Billy Gibbons
      Frank and Debbie Beard
      Dusty Hill
      Bobby Rock
      Kenny Aronoff
      Ricky Lawson
      Amazon 2050 A.D. (Restaurant, Houston)
      Daquiri Factory (Club/Restaurant, Houston)

      From: http://www.johndouglas.com/clientspress.html

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Auburn,WA
      10.12.03
      White River Amphitheatre
      Auburn, WA

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin'(album ver)
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

      - Same setlist as Mountain View show...
      - Thanks to Satoshi [from Japan]

  • Aerosmith got BANNED!
      Q 104.3 is the ONLY classic Rock radio station in NYC, which the boys have appeared on MANY times before.... :)

      Q104.3 is going Boston Free!

      From now until the end of the Yankees - Red Sox ACLS series, Q104.3 is banning all things Boston.

      Yea we all love Aerosmith, but they're from Boston and we WILL NOT BE PLAYING THEM. They only way you'll hear songs like "Sweet Emotion", "Last Child" or "Walk This Way", is if one Toxic Twins call us on the air (888.872.1043 if Joe Perry or Steven Tyler are reading this) and admit that the Yanks are superior.

      The band Boston is great, but we're cooling their engines. The mere uttering of the word "Boston" gets a bleep on the radio at Q.

      J. Geils Band... sorry - unless you're talking about a picture of Derek Jeter, we're not playing songs like "Centerfold."

      The Cars - no parking in New York 'till the series is over. Or if Ric Okasek sends his supermodel wife over to our studios to show her Yankee pride.

      The Q104.3 commissary has removed Boston Baked Beans, New England Clam Chowder and Boston Cream Pie from our display case.

      Oh and Dennis Leary... admit the Yankees are the best team in baseball or piss off!

      Keeping the Curse Alive... your friends at Q104.3.

      From: http://www.q1043.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1970 Boston Free Press runs an article on new bands with a photo of Aerosmith

      1973 Aerosmith plays in Cleveland OH at Carroll University

      1976 Aerosmith plays in Liverpool UK at Liverpool Empire (Phoenix opens)

      1991 Aerosmith films MTV 10 with the Boston Pops in Boston MA at the Wang Center

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Phoenix AZ at Desert Sky Pavilion

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Wantaugh NY at Jones Beach Amphitheater (Fuel opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Edmonton Alberta at teh Skyreach Centre



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

Anekdoten - Gravity (2003)


News as of October 12, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1970 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at the Student Union Building at Boston University

      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Detroit MI at the Masonic Temple

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Oklahoma City OK at The Myriad (Exile opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays Las Vegas NV at The Thomas & Mack Arena, UNLV Campus (Collective Soul opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Raleigh NC at the Alltel Pavilion (Kid Rock and Run DMC open)


News as of October 11, 2003
  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: San Francisco, CA
      10.10.03
      Mountain View, CA
      Shoreline Amphitheatre

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Train Kept A Rollin' (Slow Train)
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

  • Toys SACD Release/Review (DMAAT)
      High Fidelity Review
      SACD News Story:

      Sony Releases Toys In The Attic & Plans More Hybrid SACDs
      Sony Music's latest SACD release is a new Surround Sound SACD of Aerosmith's classic rock album "Toys In The Attic". It features a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix done by the album's original producer (Jack Douglas), mix engineer (Jay Messina) and mastering engineer (Doug Sax).

      The new Surround Sound mix captures the raw rock sounds of the album while employing all 5.1 channels of the Surround Sound field with solo instruments and panned effects featured in the front and surround channels along with vocals placed in the center channel as well as the front left and right channels. Aerosmith and rock fans will find the new Surround SACD quite enjoyable.

      According to the SACD's liner notes, the Stereo SACD track was mastered at the Mastering Lab by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley while the 5.1 Surround Sound SACD track was mastered at das boot Recording by Doug Sax and James Guthrie. The SACD was authored by Robert Wolff at Sony Music Studios in New York.

      Album Tracks
      1. Toys In the Attic
      2. Uncle Salty
      3. Adam’s Apple
      4. Walk this Way
      5. Big Ten Inch Record
      6. Sweet Emotion
      7. No More No More
      8. Round and Round
      9. You See Me Crying

      The new SACD of Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith is a Single Layer Multichannel SACD. It features SACD Surround Sound and SACD Stereo versions of the music on the album and is playable only on SACD and SACD compatible DVD Video players.

      Availability of the Toys in the Attic SACD
      The new Surround Sound SACD of Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith is now available from Fry's Electronics stores as well as several web sites that carry SACDs including Elusive Disc, Music Direct and Red Trumpet.

      Of note for bargain hunters, the Fry's Electronics stores have the Toys in the Attic Surround SACD stocked in their regular CD section, filed under Aerosmith, for only $9.99! Apparently there is some confusion at the firm over the SACD's correct price. So early buyers of this SACD at Fry's may indeed be rewarded by nabbing this disc before the stickered price is corrected.

      From: http://www.highfidelityreview.com

  • Auburn Article w/Perry (DMAAT)
      Published: Friday, October 10, 2003
      No battles, only pride
      By Alan Sculley
      Special to The Herald

      The tour that brings Aerosmith and KISS to the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on Sunday is already being touted as the biggest double bill of the season.

      A show on the scale of the White River date is a far cry from the settings Aerosmith and KISS shared the last time they performed on the same bill.

      "We actually did some gigs with them in '74 or '75," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said. "Yeah, so we've known them for years and years."

      Back then both bands were trying to establish themselves on the rock landscape. Aerosmith's breakthrough came after the 1975 release of their third album, "Toys in the Attic," which featured the hit "Sweet Emotion." That same year, KISS blasted to the forefront of rock with the release of a concert version of "Rock and Roll All Night" from the "KISS Alive" album.

      Perry remembers just how desperate bands were to outshine each other on stage during those early days.

      "I think there was a time back in the day when you were only as good as your live show," he said. "You can put out records, but the thing is, it was really about playing live. ... It was a lot more cutthroat and a lot more sense of competition for winning people over. That was where we came from."

      These days Aerosmith and KISS are so well established that neither band has to worry about winning an audience from night to night on tour. Still, Perry expects a little professional pride to filter into the festivities as Aerosmith and KISS share concert stages into December. (Earlier this week, 24 dates were added to the tour, extending it through Dec. 20.)

      "I think at this point, each band knows pretty much what they're capable of," Perry said. "... But I think there's always that twinge of the unknown that we're both counting on pushing the other guys to do. ...

      "In the end, the audience is going to get a great show. And I think certainly the competition will be a lot friendlier, but it will still be there."

      That's not to say Perry has any worries about Aerosmith, which will close the show, being upstaged by the fully costumed KISS and their special effects-filled concert spectacle.

      "I've never been afraid of following anybody. That's just my own natural arrogance. I don't know if it's justified or not," Perry said with a chuckle. "I think if I had to be afraid of following somebody, I'm in the wrong business.

      "To go out there and blast away at 120 dBs, you've got to have a certain amount of confidence."

      KISS is touring behind a new live CD, "KISS Symphony: Alive IV," which finds the group joining forces with Australia's Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in performing orchestral versions of the band's hits.

      Aerosmith will use the dates to give fans a first taste of the blues CD the band is scheduled to release in January.

      "We're going to probably play one or two songs from it," Perry promised. He didn't let out any secrets about how the album will sound, in part because the songs weren't mixed and a final choice of the dozen tunes that will make the CD had yet to be made. But he did offer some hints.

      At this point, 16 tracks are being considered, with a handful of them being Aerosmith originals. Covers of tunes by Muddy Waters ("I'm Ready"), Blind Willie McTell ("Broke Down Engine") Little Walter ("Temperature") and Otis Rush ("All Your Lovin' ") have been mentioned as candidates for the CD in various articles on the project.

      Perry said, though, this will not be an album for blues purists. While a couple of tracks may have a traditional blues sound, the CD as a whole offers considerable variety.

      "We took influences from these songs, and not only from the classic blues guys, but some of it was from the English (rock) interpretations of some of the blues songs," Perry said, noting that the approach of British guitar greats Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmie Page filters into some of the playing on the Aerosmith album.

      From: http://www.heraldnet.com

  • Phoenix Review (DMAAT)
      Live Review: KISS and Aerosmith in Phoenix
      by Christina Fuoco
      liveDaily Contributor

      October 09, 2003 02:14 PM - It was the same old song and dance at KISS and Aerosmith's Wednesday (10/9) show at Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix ... but that's exactly what the sold-out crowd expected.

      The nearly four-and-a-half-hour concert was an exercise in rock 'n' roll extremes. KISS pounded out enough nonstop pyro to shock and awe the audience, while Aerosmith took the stripped-down route.

      After an opening set by Saliva, KISS--backed by a barrage of explosions, two video screens, and "KISS" in flashing lights--launched into the anthem "Detroit Rock City."

      "What a hot night we got tonight," the soprano-toned Paul Stanley said. "If you're ready to kick some a-- tonight, say, 'Yeah.' The wilder you get tonight, the wilder we're gonna get tonight."

      The crowd of 20- to 50-year-olds went wild when guitarist Stanley, bassist Gene Simmons and new guitarist Tommy Thayer (replacing Ace Frehley) lined up side-by-side and rocked in unison, and was just as fervent when a blood-drooling Simmons "flew" atop a row of spotlights to perform "God of Thunder."

      Stanley performed operatic tricks with his vocals, lifting up his pinky from the mic as he hit the high notes. At one point, an especially emphatic row of KISS fans--costumed and wearing Simmons-style face make-up--yelled "Give it to us!" as Stanley played a guitar solo.

      Introducing "Lick It Up," Stanley told the crowd, "Make sure if you put something in your mouth, make sure it tastes really good." Meanwhile, Simmons gratuitously lapped the air with his fabled extra-long tongue.

      In comparison, the members of Aerosmith--who opened their set with the 30-year-old hit "Mama Kin"--leveraged their sex appeal more subtly, with guitarist Joe Perry whipping open his shirt and singer Steven Tyler dancing suggestively across the stage.

      Wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with "Damage Addict," Tyler fully utilized the runway that reached into the crowd. "How did so many cool a-- people get in such a hot a-- place," Tyler said.

      Joined by a keyboardist, Aerosmith previewed its upcoming, as-yet-untitled blues album with covers of Fleetwood Mac's "Stop Messin' Around" and Muddy Waters' "Baby, Please Don't Go." Neon signs bearing New Orleans-type slogans--"Our pulled pork can't be beat" and "New Orleans Blues"--hung from the rafters.

      Tyler's vocals were near-perfect throughout the night, but especially during an a cappella version of "What It Takes," and Perry played with such precision that he even impressed the hardcore KISS fans in the audience.

      Agree? Disagree? Other thoughts? Post your message in the liveDaily forums.

      Tour Itinerary

      [Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of October 09, 2003 02:14 PM. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist web sites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

      Buy Tickets

      October 2003
      10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
      12 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
      14 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
      16 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
      18 - Devore, CA - Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
      20 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
      22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center
      24, 25 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena

      November 2003
      6 - Omaha, NE - Mecca
      8 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
      10 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
      12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
      14 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard
      16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
      20 - Washington DC - MCI Center
      22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
      24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
      26 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter
      28 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena
      30 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills

      December 2003
      3 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
      5 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
      8 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
      10 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
      12 - Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad Cities
      14 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
      18 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
      20 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

      From: http://www.livedaily.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1978 Aerosmith plays in Pine Bluff AR at the Convention Center (Exile opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Sydney Australia at the Sydney Entertainment Center

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Houston TX at The Summit

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Hartford CT at The Meadows (Fuel opens)

      2001 Aerosmith plays in Calgary Alberta at Pengrowth Saddledome



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

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
The Boss!


News as of October 10, 2003
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Cincinnati OH at the Music Hall

      1977 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum (Styx opens); Steven and Joe are hit with a firecracker during the encores; Steven has burned corneas, and Joe lacerates an artery in his hand

      1979 Joe Perry leaves to pursue the Joe Perry Project

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Sydney Australia at the Sydney Entertainment Center

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Reno NV at Lawlor Events Center (Collective Soul opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Virginia Beach VA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Kid Rock/Run DMC open)


News as of October 9, 2003
  • Fox News
      ..on Fox News someone was interviewing Joe Perry and Paul Stanley..

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Phoenix, AZ
      10.08.03
      Phoenix, AZ
      Cricket Pavilion

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      What It Takes
      Stop Messin' Round
      Baby Please Don't Go
      "Bluesy Song"?/Dream On
      Livin' On The Edge
      Same Old Song And Dance
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo/Sweet Emotion

      Notes:
      -Steven nailed the hand spring on the ramp during Walk This Way.
      -Something very slow and very bluesy was played as an intro to Dream On, and it wasn't any of the four tracks off the blues record they've been playing. It was just Steven and Joe on the catwalk, it kinda sounded like Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love", it had that kind of Guitar part, something new maybe?
      - Thanks Justin!

  • Perry Predicts NHL Season (DMAAT)
      This was a part of a huge article on hockey season..just pulled out Joe and Denis Leary's predictions....

      THE PREDICTIONS
      Denis Leary
      Joe Perry

      REGULAR SEASON
      Eastern Conference champ
      Leary: Boston. I'm from Boston, I'm not allowed to say anything else.
      Perry: Ottawa. Just goes to show you the regular season is a whole different ballgame than the playoffs.
      Screen Shots: New Jersey. Pat Burns plus Martin Brodeur equals guaranteed wins.

      Western Conference champ
      Leary: Colorado. Those offseason additions are killer.
      Perry: Colorado. Too much firepower. Sakic, Forsberg and Kariya? Come on, that should be illegal! But they need a true No.1 goalie to advance to the final.
      Screen Shots: Detroit. So long as Hasek's back, nobody's defense is better.
      And as last season showed us, defense wins games.

      PLAYOFFS
      Eastern Conference champ
      Leary: Boston. See my prediction for regular-season champ.
      Perry: Boston. Thornton, Samsonov and Potvin will lead the Bruins to victory.
      Screen Shots: Toronto. Playoff-tested veterans finally stay healthy, and a couple of ex-Stars (Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour) show 'em how it's done.

      Western Conference champ
      Leary: Colorado. So long as they pick up a proven goalie by the trade deadline.
      Perry: Detroit. My Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce goes perfect with Chelli's Chili, plus with The Dominator back the Wings are deadly. And Derian Hatcher ain't so bad either!
      Screen Shots: Detroit. Stevie Y will have to be healthy, but you just know the Wings are more confident with Hasek between the pipes.

      Stanley Cup champ
      Leary: Boston. Detecting a pattern here? I know a lot of these guys ­they'd kill me if I picked anyone else.
      Perry: Boston. I never go against the hometown team. I got to drink out of the Cup last summer and it was the next best thing to playing in front of 150,000 people on the National Mall in Washington in September.
      Screen Shots: Detroit. Dave Lewis proves it wasn't just Scotty Bowman who could lead this group to glory.

      AWARDS
      Hart Trophy
      Leary: Joe Thornton. The best in the league. End of story.
      Perry: Joe Thornton. This will be the first of many. I've met Joe many times and he's as fine of a human being as he is a player -- just keep your head up, Joe!
      Screen Shots: Markus Naslund. He should've won it last year.

      Vezina Trophy
      Leary: Joe Thornton. No, this is not a mistake. I think Joe Thornton will win every trophy the NHL can award this year, including the Rocket Richard Trophy and Calder Trophy for rookie of the year.
      Perry: Dominik Hasek. Marty Brodeur from Jersey is pretty good too, but if Dom can stay healthy he's the best in the world.
      Screen Shots: Patrick Lalime. Surprise! A Quebec goalie wins this award again.

      Norris Trophy
      Leary: Joe Thornton. You heard me.
      Perry: Chris Pronger. If he can stay healthy, this guy will dominate.
      Screen Shots: Nicklas Lidstrom. Make it four in a row for one of the all-time greats.

      From: http://sports.espn.go.com

  • Article and Dates (DMAAT)
      Clive Newton:

      Not 100% sure what the source is. I expect it is Billboard. Maybe this has been posted before and sorry to duplicate. Some of the data I haven't been able to authenticate like the Boxscore info which I've been collecting since the tour started but maybe some of the missing first leg dates might not have made their top 10 listing.

      I've found 18 dates listed with 87.5% capacity and 25.5 million gross sales. I used this data as an average last night to fill in the holes and estimated sales to date of just over $40 million (for the concerts played - 30) with 560,000 people seeing them on tour. (Their 55 shows of 2002 grossed $41.4 million)

      -----

      Kiss/Aerosmith Tour Sets Fall Dates

      As first tipped here this summer, Kiss and Aerosmith have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Phoenix tonight (Oct. 8), is now slated to wrap Dec. 20 in Fresno, Calif. Several major markets will be revisited, including Boston, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.

      Meanwhile, sources say each band is prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, Aerosmith will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004.

      The Kiss/Aerosmith combination has been a potent one at the box office. According to figures for 24 shows submitted to Billboard Box Score, the tour has played to 85% capacity and grossed more than $31.5 million.

      "There are a lot of people who see this as the tour of the year, and a lot of people want to see it," Kiss principal Paul Stanley told Billboard in August. "As long as everybody's enjoying themselves, that's the key to it -- we always wind up going full-circle to 'this has to be enjoyable.' Fans know when you're having a great time, so as long as this is fun, we'll continue to do it. If it truly turned into the battle of the bands, we'd go home."

      Here are Kiss/Aerosmith's tour dates:

      Oct. 8: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
      Oct. 10: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 12: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 14: Marysville, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 16: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 18: Devore, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion)
      Oct. 20: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
      Oct. 22: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
      Oct. 24-25: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
      Nov. 6: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center Omaha)
      Nov. 8: Grand Forks, N.D. (Alerus Center)
      Nov. 10: Minneapolis (Target Center)
      Nov. 12: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
      Nov. 14: Bridgeport, Conn. (Harbor Yard)
      Nov. 16: New York (Madison Square Garden)
      Nov. 20: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
      Nov. 22: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
      Nov. 24: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
      Nov. 26: Boston (FleetCenter)
      Nov. 28: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
      Nov. 30: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
      Dec. 3: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
      Dec. 5: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
      Dec. 8: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall)
      Dec. 10: Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)
      Dec. 12: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
      Dec. 14: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
      Dec. 18: Inglewood, Calif. (the Forum)
      Dec. 20: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 "Draw the Line" debuts on the Billboard charts

      1977 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum

      1993 Aerosmith plays Cryin' and Sweet Emotion on Saturday Night Live in New York City NY at NBC Studios

      1997 Aerosmith plays Dallas TX at the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater (Marry Me Jane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Bristow VA Nissan Pavilion

      2001 Aerosmith cancels their show in Vancouver Canada at General Motors Place



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

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976)


News as of October 8, 2003
  • 4 more tour dates!!
      11-14-03: Bridgeport, CT: Arena @ Harbor Yard
      11-30-03: Auburnhills, MI: Palace Of Auburn Hills
      12-14-03: Oklahomacity; OK: The Ford Center
      12-18-03: Inglewood, CA: The Forum.

      Looks like there will not be a Chicago, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana swing through, but there is still two open dates left they could fill in. November 18th - Phily show possible - and December 16th, before they hit California which ends the tour before xmas. 23 arena dates as of now.

      DINO

  • New Geffen Compilation (DMAAT)
      20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection...
      Release date: 10.07.03
      Label: Geffen Records
      Distributor: Universal Distribution
      Mono/Stereo: Stereo

      DISC 1
      01 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
      02 . Angel
      03 . Rag Doll
      04 . Love In An Elevator
      05 . Janie's Got A Gun
      06 . What It Takes
      07 . Other Side, The
      08 . Livin' On The Edge
      09 . Cryin'
      10 . Deuces Are Wild
      11 . Amazing

      From: http://www.vh1.com

      The 20th Century Masters series also includes Mötley Crue, Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who and others...

  • Most recently shipped out AF1 tickets (DMAAT)
      SAN FRANCISCO, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/10/03
      Shipped 10/6/03

      SEATTLE, WA White River Amphitheatre 10/12/03
      Shipped 10/6/03

      SACRAMENTO, CA Sleep Train 10/14/03
      Shipped 10/07/03

      SAN DIEGO, CA (CHULA) Coors Amphitheatre 10/16/03
      Shipped 10/07/03

  • Dates thru 12/20/03 including 2 CA dates! (DMAAT)
      KISS, Aerosmith to finish the year on the road together
      by Rob Evans liveDaily Editor

      October 07, 2003 01:34 PM - With attendance numbers continuing to mount throughout North America, fellow rockers KISS and Aerosmith have extended their co-headlining tour through the end of the year.

      Tickets for most of the upcoming shows are already on the market, and tickets for many just-announced dates will go on sale on Saturday (10/11), according to promoters.

      Both bands are offering special ticket packages for stops throughout the tour. Details are posted at Aerosmith's fan club website and at KISS's official website.

      According to statistics compiled on the official KISS website, the tour played to nearly 145,000 fans in August alone, and grossed more than $10 million.

      KISS recently released a two-disc live album and companion DVD titled "The KISS Symphony: Alive IV," which was recorded during its Feb. 28 performance with Australia's Melbourne Orchestra. KISS Records, the band's new Sanctuary Records imprint, issued the album and DVD.

      Aerosmith released its latest studio set, "Just Push Play," in 2001, and plans to issue a blues-covers album early next year.

      Tour Itinerary [Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of October 07, 2003 01:34 PM. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist web sites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

      October 2003
      8 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
      10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
      12 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
      14 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
      16 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
      18 - Devore, CA - Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
      20 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
      22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center
      24, 25 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena

      November 2003
      6 - Omaha, NE - Mecca
      8 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
      10 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
      12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
      14 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard
      16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
      20 - Washington DC - MCI Center
      22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
      24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
      26 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter
      28 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena
      30 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills

      December 2003
      3 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
      5 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
      8 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
      10 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
      12 - Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad Cities
      14 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
      18 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
      20 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

      From: http://www.livedaily.com

  • 2 more shows on sale tonight - AF1 letter (DMAAT)
      TOUR ALERT: 2 New Shows Added
      GET IN on AEROSMITH tickets BEFORE the general public with membership in Aero Force One

      Adding to the recently announced 2nd Leg of the Aerosmith / Kiss tour, the addition of two NEW shows was made today. Washington, D.C and Greensboro, NC have been added to the roster of 12 new dates before the end of the year.

      AF1 Member PRESALES: Tuesday Oct. 7 at 7:00PM ET
      GREENSBORO, NC 11/14/03 GREENSBORO COLISEUM
      WASHINGTON, DC 11/20/03 MCI CENTER

      CURRENTLY ON-SALE:
      - Omaha, NE Nov. 06, 2003 9/09/03 QWEST CENTER
      - Grand Forks, ND Nov. 08, 2003 ALERUS CENTER
      - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 10, 2003 TARGET CENTER
      - Grand Rapids, MI Nov. 12, 2003 VAN ANDEL ARENA
      - New York, NY Nov. 16, 2003 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
      - Manchester, NH Nov. 24, 2003 VERIZON WIRELESS ARENA
      - Boston, MA Nov. 26, 2003 FLEET CENTER
      - Albany, NY Nov. 28, 2003 PEPSI CENTER
      - Tampa, FL Dec. 03, 2003 ST. PETE TIMES FORUM
      - Jacksonville, FL Dec. 05, 2003 JACKSONVILLE NEW ARENA
      - Louisville, KY Dec. 08, 2003 FREEDOM HALL
      - Knoxville, TN Dec. 10, 2003 THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA
      - Moline, IL Dec. 12, 2003 MARK of the QUAD

      For more information on AEROSMITH / KISS PRESALES Hit the TOUR page. Members can purchase tickets by going online, logging into Aero Force One and visiting the tour dates & tickets page.

      NOT A MEMBER YET? Find out how to JOIN. Don't get stuck in the rafters! Membership in Aero Force One gets you access to some of the best tickets available BEFORE the general public. Members also have access to exclusive BACKSTAGE experiences, parties, travel, opportunities to meet the band and discounts on Aerosmith gear. Don't miss out!

      NEW AF1 Member Contest: WING IT!
      R E P R E S E N T for A E R O S M I T H and put a pair of Wings someplace unexpected or radical. Make a statement of your Aerosmith pride known to the world (or just your rock'n little corner of it). Your entry can be funny, prankish, serious, patriotic or just plain radical. Your entry can fit on the window of a city cab or scale to the size of a crop circle (with a star in it of course!).

      For Rules Prizes and Contest Information, click here

      The "What the ?!" contest winner is Adam Teper
      AF1 Member Adam Teper is the winner of the What the ?! contest. Adam made us all say What the ?! Read Adam's story and you will understand why we felt a pair of 50 yard line Patriots tickets from the NFL box office was the perfect prize to compliment Adam's encounter with his boss.

      From: AF1 Email to Members

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Mendon MA at Lakeview Ballroom

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Kalamazoo MI at Wings Stadium (Exile opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Mountain View CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre (Collective Soul opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Charlotte NC at Verizon Wireless



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

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Storia di un Minuto (1972)


News as of October 7, 2003
  • Another date!
      12-20-03: Fresno, CA: Savemart Center.

      20 arena dates so far! More coming !

      Dino

  • Confirmed Feature Film (DMAAT)
      Jack Douglas has confirmed, regarding the show they taped where Steven and Joe did their blues thing, that their part in that WILL be a part of the feature film coming out.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Ft. Wayne IN at Memorial Coliseum (Brownsville Station opens)

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Indianapolis IN at Market Square Arena (Exile opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Camberra Australia at Bruce Indoor Stadium

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Sacramento CA at California Exposition Amphitheater (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Antioch TN at Starwood Amphitheater (Marry Me Jane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Virginia Beach VA at GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater



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

Whitesnake - Saints & Sinners (1982)


News as of October 6, 2003
  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: The Woodlands, TX
      10.05.03
      The Woodlands, TX
      CW Mitchell Pavilion

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Seasons Of Wither
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Nobody's Fault
      Livin' On The Edge
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass solo / Sweet Emotion

      Interesting Notes:
      - Steven ONCE again busted his ass trying the handsprings. Seems as if he JUST CAN'T hit em continuously. Rock on brother...
      - High energy, especially smokin' rendition of LTMDTT
      - Thanks to Ann (GladysKravitz) on the reporting.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Jacksonville FL at Jacksonville Coliseum

      1998 Joe Perry appears on the TV show "Homicide" in the episode called "Brotherly Love"

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Kansas City KS at Sandstone Amphitheatre



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

www.progradio.com


News as of October 5, 2003
  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Selma, TX
      10.04.03
      Selma, TX
      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Seasons Of Wither
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Back In The Saddle
      Livin' On The Edge
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo / Sweet Emotion

      Thanks to Leann!

  • New tour date!
      11-20-03 Washington, DC: MCI Center.

      More dates coming soon!

      Dino

  • School of rock in session with Kiss, Aerosmith (DMAAT)
      Review: School of rock in session with Kiss, Aerosmith

      By Hector Saldana
      San Antonio Express-News

      Web Posted : 10/04/2003 11:23 PM

      SELMA - Jack Black's "The School of Rock" opened this weekend at movie theaters around the country to well-deserved rave reviews, but the real school of rock was in session at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday.

      Aerosmith's Joe Perry (left) and Steven Tyler perform time-tested tunes to rowdy fans at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

      Edward A. Ornelas/Express-News

      Kiss' Paul Stanley holds up his broken guitar after smashing it on stage.

      Kiss and Aerosmith proved to be a combination as fun as a chocolate peanut butter cup, attracting some 15,000 "students" of all ages. The last rock show of the season was also one of biggest at the outdoor venue.

      And yes, Black's nimble Belushi eyebrows would have given their approved. Saliva opened, followed by Kiss and Aerosmith.

      Kiss came on with "Detroit Rock City," featuring pyrotechnics and bomb blasts. The night would include fire breathing and fake dripping blood, too. Both bands are led by a pair of showoffs joined at the hip.

      For Kiss, guitarist Paul Stanley's stomp, strut, pomp and swish on "Strutter" balances bassist Gene Simmon's harder "God of Thunder" image.

      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are America's version of the Glitter Twins (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) post-"Exile on Main Street," still looking elegantly wasted, if genuinely cleaned up.

      It's impossible to tell which camp drew more fans. But the Kiss Army was definitely rowdier.

      "Kiss should have headlined," said Gabriel Villalobos with his wife and three children in tow. "Yeah, Kiss rocks!" added daughter Victoria Villalobos.

      But everyone got along - because they got what they wanted. Time-tested chestnuts spanning generations ruled.

      Aerosmith opened with "Mama Kin," followed by "Love In an Elevator" and "Toys In the Attic." The band fast-forwarded with raw takes on "Pink" and "Jaded" better known by the MTV set.

      "Dream On" still brings out the lighters.

      But you've got to love Kiss. Fifty-ish rock 'n' rollers balancing dangerously atop platform boots and secure enough to wear tights with cutouts in the thighs.

      Kiss newcomer Tommy Thayer, who steps in these days for Ace Frehley, added a Mick Ronson edge to the familiar licks.

      Both legendary acts played like they still could "Rock and Roll All Nite." And the heat can still be felt in the back rows - with or without the flame balls.

      From: http://news.mysanantonio.com

      check the link for pic of Steven and Joe......

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Milwaukee WI at The Mecca Arena (Brownsville Station opens)

      1978 Aerosmith plays in Cincinnati OH at Riverfront Coliseum

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Brisbane Australia at Boondal Entertainment System

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Denver CO at McNichols Sports Arena (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Aerosmith plays in West Palm Beach FL at Coral Sky Amphitheater (Marry Me Jane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Charlotte NC at Blockbuster Pavilion



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

The Grateful Dead - Europe '72 (1972)
How can anyone not love The Dead?!


News as of October 4, 2003
  • Dallas review (DMAAT)
      Posted on Fri, Oct. 03, 2003
      Aerosmith, KISS give fans a treat
      Review By Dave Ferman
      Star-Telegram Pop Music Critic

      DALLAS _ As one might expect, putting KISS and Aerosmith together is basically a license to print money: The show Thursday at the Smirnoff Music Centre was sold out, with everyone from grizzled fans to schoolkids being initiated into the rock concert experience by their proud parents in attendance.

      But in addition to being a financial success, the show _ which featured both acts playing around 80 minutes and Aerosmith closing _ was better musically than I would have expected, especially from KISS.

      Taking the stage around 8 p.m., the band displayed all the special effects they've always been known for _ explosions, fire, fireworks, more fire, more explosions _ but they also sounded tighter than at past shows as they worked through Lick It Up, Firehouse, Black Diamond and several more. The difference is Ace Frehley replacement Tommy Thayer, who plays more aggressively (both on lead and rhythm) than Frehley did the past few times I saw him in the band.

      The result is that KISS is actually playing well these days, and not letting the special effects do all the work. The only real low points of the set were when Peter Criss said "God bless you, Houston" after singing Beth _ the booing went on forever _ and Paul Stanley drawing out I Want You far longer than the song was ever meant to be.

      Taking the stage at 9:45 p.m. with Mama Kin, Aerosmith went on to play a fairly satisfying set that could have been stronger. With lead singer Steve Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry often going down to a mini-stage on the venue floor, the band romped through old favorites such as Love in an Elevator and Toys in the Attic with their classic tight-but-loose feel, and when they were on they were great.

      However, their song selection could have been better; considering they had only 80 minutes onstage, there was no reason to play so much weak recent material _ guys, do Jaded or Cryin but not both, okay? _ and promoing a CD that isn't even out yet by playing two blues covers, including a take on the overplayed Baby Please Don't Go that owed everything to Them's mid-'60s version.

      The band should have waited until the CD those songs are on to play them and stuck to an all-classics format, although their set was given a major boost by the inclusion of old non-hits Seasons of Wither and Nobody's Fault.

      All in all, theirs was a solid, well-played and often engaging show that with a little tweaking could have been better.

      From: http://www.dfw.com

  • Greensboro, NC Date
      Confirmed w/ the Coliseum. Tickets go on sale 10/11 for the Saturday, 11/22/03 show.

  • Gig Pics! Rick Dufay Closing McRed's Saturday Night 10/4!
      Rick will likely be going on a bit later than 9:30pm (closer to 10:30pm) and will be closing McRed's Saturday night! Hot off the press - he just called me from the club tonight w/the change! So come on out and join us for one heck of a party till closing time! We're gonna be there early anyway just in case the other bands don't show up!

      Also, be sure to check out pics from Rick's last gig (9/6 McRed's) at: http://www.aerosmithshow.com. You can also get to pics from the first 2 gigs at McRed's (7/31 & 8/21) from that same page. Thanks to Beth for hosting them for us! We're still working on putting up the ones from 8/21! Email me at Aeroluvr@aol.com or this address with any questions. Hope to see you all there Saturday! Terry aka TED

      RICK DUFAY
      (formerly of Blue By Nature and Aerosmith)
      with his new band
      WOODFINN SWEETS!
      THIS SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 4TH AT 10:30PM!

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1966 Steven records "When I Needed You" with Chain Reaction

      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Atlanta GA at Municipal Auditorium

      1975 Aerosmith plays in Greensboro NC at Greensboro Coliseum (with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Antioch TN at AmSouth Amphitheater; Wynonna Judd joins them on Walk This Way



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

Nick Drake - Pink Moon (1972)
Beautiful sadness, enough to break your heart...


News as of October 3, 2003
  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Dallas, TX
      10.02.03
      Dallas, TX
      Smirnoff Music Center

      Mama Kin
      Love In An Elevator
      Toys In The Attic
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Seasons of Wither
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Nobody's Fault
      Livin' On The Edge
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo / Sweet Emotion

      Interesting Notes:
      - Both Slow Train and The Other Side were on the original set list prior to the show, however were changed prior to showtime.
      - Steven once again swinging upside down on the trapeze!
      - My man Justin was the hookup this evening. Thanks bro!

  • My San Antonio Article/Phone Interview Tom (DMAAT)
      Razzlin'-dazzlin' rock show
      By David Glessner
      Special to the Express-News
      Web Posted : 10/03/2003 12:00 AM

      The Aeroforce and Kiss Army brace for a dazzling display of shock and awe Saturday when the respective fan clubs of Aerosmith and Kiss march into Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Modern rock upstart Saliva is featured and Porch Ghouls open.

      Aerosmith/Kiss
      Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 16765 Lookout Road, Selma
      Also featuring: Saliva; Porch Ghouls will open
      When: 7 p.m. Saturday
      Tickets: $48-$128 at Ticketmaster outlets

      "We had our doubts that this could be done," Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton said on the phone from a tour stop in Nashville. "Obviously Kiss is very production-heavy and we like to bring out our toys, too. We had to have a few months of meetings to make sure we could fit everyone's stuff on the stage. It started to look like it wouldn't be a problem so we got very enthusiastic about it."

      For the record, Aerosmith gets top billing Saturday after the stage is cleared of Kiss' blood, confetti, fireworks and lingerie trophies. While rightly deserving of headliner, superstar status, the question begs to be answered why Aerosmith would choose to follow the fire-breathing spectacle of Kiss.

      "I don't know," Hamilton answers with an air of diplomacy. "I think, maybe, we've just been on the road a little more in recent years and may have a little more momentum built up."

      Aerosmith's momentum has more swagger than a roadside sobriety test thanks to the shuffling chatter of front man Steven Tyler, the lead-foot drumming of Joey Kramer and the Groove-zilla guitar riffs of Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Saturday's safe-bet song selections include "Walk This Way," "Dream On," and "Sweet Emotion" from Aerosmith's beer-for-breakfast '70s heyday while sobered-up, second-wind smashes from the best-selling albums "Permanent Vacation," "Pump" and "Get a Grip" are slated for equal set-list time. The evening's surprises include post-dated blues covers due for release some time next year.

      "We started learning a bunch of old blues songs as a creative exercise," Hamilton says. "In most cases, we would try to play them exactly like the original versions and see how close we could get. There's a few songs where they're very authentic, raw, to-the-bone (updated) versions and then we've got other ones we're gonna turn into hard rock songs."

      The blues-inspired album is tentatively titled "Honkin' on Bobo," a phrase that seems steeped in Tyler's trademark innuendo. Not so, apparently.

      "I think Joe's the one who's really pushing for that one," Hamilton says. "He loves that phrase. I think people are going to think it means one thing and we're going (to say), 'No, no, it means playing a saxophone or something. We'll see (laughs)."

      While the AeroKiss pairing is a gem by any rocker's standards, it's not entirely unprecedented.

      "We did a few dates together (in the '70s)," Hamilton recalls. "They opened a couple of shows for us and we didn't know what to expect. Nobody mentioned to us that this band had such a bizarre stage show. We kinda got caught with our pants down."

      Digging even deeper, Hamilton recalls his very first encounter with Kiss.

      "The first night I ever met (original Kiss guitarist) Ace (Frehley) was in 1972 when we got our recording contract in New York City," Hamilton says. "He happened to be a friend of a friend. I was hanging out with him and he told me he was a guitar player. I asked him if he was in a band and he said, 'Yeah, I'm in this weird band and I don't know what's gonna happen with it.' That was the last I saw of him until we did those gigs together later on."

      From: http://news.mysanantonio.com

      ALSO FROM SAME PUBLICATION:

      Mix this!

      San Antonio Express-News

      Web Posted : 10/03/2003 12:00 AM

      A suggested 20-song compilation from the two '70s juggernauts:
      Aerosmith

      The set: "Make It," "Mama Kin," "Train Kept-A-Rollin'/Seasons of Wither," "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," "Big 10-Inch Record," "Back in the Saddle," "Last Child," "Sick As A Dog," "Lightning Strikes," "Rag Doll," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Angel," "F.I.N.E.," "Janey's Got a Gun," "What It Takes," "Livin on the Edge," "Cryin'," "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)," "Just Push Play"

      Notes: Yes, no "Dream On." No "Love in an Elevator." I never want to hear either of those again. Same goes for "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," composed by ace pop songwriter Diane Warren. Even so, this set is better than "Greatest Hits" (1980) and "Gems" (1988) put together.

      Tunes we'd like to see: "Love on an Escalator," "If I Could Walk That Way (I Wouldn't Need the Talcum Powder)," "Dude (Looks Like a Metrosexual)," "Back in the Rehab Clinic"

      Kiss

      The set: "Deuce," "Strutter," "Black Diamond," "Firehouse," "Detroit Rock City," "Christine Sixteen," "Hard Luck Woman," "Beth," "Shout It Out Loud" (how else would you shout it?), "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Lick It Up," "Calling Dr. Love," "I Was Made for Loving You," "I Want You," "Plaster Caster," "I Love It Loud," "Tears Are Falling," "Forever," "God Gave Rock & Roll to You"

      Notes: Little of the band's studio output since the early '80s is worth including. And the semi-recent rock-radio hit "Domino" is excluded because it's sexist even by Kiss standards.

      Tunes we'd like to see: "Seguin Rock City," "Shout It Quietly to Yourself," "Rock and Roll Until 9 p.m. (We're Too Old to Go All Nite)," "Calling Dr. Viagra."

      - Robert Johnson

      From http://news.mysanantonio.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1973 Aerosmith opens for Mott the Hoople in Chattanooga TN at University of TN Coliseum

      1978 Aerosmith pays $3650 in bail money to free 52 fans busted for violating a no smoking ordinance at a show in Ft. Wayne IN

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Dallas TX at the Starplex Amphitheater (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Orlando FL at Orlando Centroplex (Marry Me Jane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Atlanta GA at Lakewood Amphitheater



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

Rhapsody - Rhapsody (1978)


News as of October 2, 2003
  • New edition of "Walk This Way" (DMAAT)
      Apparently there's new version of the WTW book in stores. It's similar in size to the original hardcover version. The pictures are in their original locations as well (instead of being stuck in the middle of the book). There's also a page or two of new stuff in the back bringing the book up through the recording of Girls Of Summer, IIRC.

  • Steven spotted in Chicago after Tinley show (DMAAT)
      From yesterday's Chicago Sun-Times:

      I spy . . .

      Rocker Steven Tyler waltzed through the front door at Joe's Bar on Weed Street Friday after performing with Aerosmith at the Tweeter Center and drank a bottled water as a nightcap at the VIP lounge, where he hung out until 2 in the morning.

  • Hershey vids up for download
      aeroholic00:

      I got my DVD of Hershey today. Sadly, it's mainly a screener. However, I've uploaded a few cuts from the show to http://www.toysinourattic.com

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Hanover NH at Dartmouth College with Zeta Psi

      1987 Dude debuts on the Billboard charts

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Melbourne Australia at the National Tennis Center

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Atlanta GA at Lakewood Amphitheater (4 Non-Blondes open)

      2000 "Angel's Eye" is released

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Maryland Heights MD at UMB Bank Pavilion



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

Lucifer Was - In Anadis Bower (2000)


News as of October 1, 2003
  • Send A Birthday Message To Teresa Tyler
      My friend Jackie and I (Liz Franco), are making a birthday card to send it to Teresa Tyler (Steven's wife) for her birthday. We tought would be fun to join a lot of messages from people who also admire her and add it to the card!. Would you like to send a birthday message to Teresa? Visit this link to find the info.

  • Steven's Wardrobe, Hair & Make-up Artist Feature (DMAAT)
      Found this on AF1 site....

      9/26/03 - Liz Meyer is Steven's Wardrobe Maestro

      Liz Meyer - Steven Tyler's Wardrobe, Hair & Make-up Artist "extraordinaire" has a special place in Chicago's heart.

      Known as the "Best Vintage store in Chicago", Silver Moon combines vintage pieces with modern streetware. The store was established 22 years ago but it's been Liz Meyer's place for the past 6 months. Silver Moon sells clothing from the 1800's to the 1960's with plans to showcase and sell specially selected articles of Steven Tyler's clothing - worn by Steven in the '70's.

      Look for the "Tyler" additions to Silver Moon's already killer inventory this November.

      Find Silver Moon at:
      Silver Moon
      3337 North Halsted
      Chicago, IL 60646
      773-883-0222 - Phone

      The store be online in late December at: www.silvermoonchicago.com

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • ALL DALLAS AF1 TICKETS LOST - reprints will be at will call! (DMAAT)
      This is NOT good! Good luck anyone going to Dallas show!

      Dallas Tickets @ Will-Call Window

      UPS informed us today that the entire shipment for the Dallas Aerosmith/KISS show can not be found in their system past pick-up from AF1's offices. Therefore we have no choice but to reprint the tickets and put them at the will-call window. The lost tickets will be voided by the venues ticket scanning system so that only the reprinted tickets will be valid. This means that if for some reason your ticket does arrive via UPS, it will not be valid. Only the new reprinted ticket at will-call will be valid.

      AF1 representatives will be on-hand at the venue (and the will-call window) to assist you. Tickets may be picked up after 3PM the day of the show at the will-call window (which is located on the East side of the venue). An ID is required for pick-up (picture not required). Naturally your shipping and handling charges will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

      NOTE: the venue informs us a fair is taking place on the grounds the day of show, and paid parking will be required to access will-call. we recommend you pick-up your tickets at a time when you are able to stay at the venue (to avoid paying for parking twice).

      From: http://www.aeroforceone.com

  • Fiddler Green Review (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith rocked; KISS handled fireworks
      By Matt Sebastian, Camera Music Writer
      October 1, 2003

      ENGLEWOOD - The difference between KISS and Aerosmith became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday night, when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking."

      Taking a relatively inconsequential song, Aerosmith did just that, smoking the capacity audience with a twin slide-guitar attack by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, a bit of raw musicality that came over the crowd like a breath of fresh air following KISS' stiff, gimmicky set.

      And perhaps that's why Aerosmith plays last on this co-headlining tour, which saw each band delivering 75-minute sets on a chilly fall night, the final show of another summer concert season. KISS' performance was textbook rock 'n' roll, a paint-by-numbers hard-rock show, right down to the fireworks and flashpots, fake blood, levitating drum kit, excessive tongue wagging and, particularly, Paul Stanley's shameless shout-outs to the "people of Denver."

      Aerosmith, in contrast, focused on its bluesy, riff-heavy rock, foregoing theatricality for an aural punch that KISS lacked. Steven Tyler and Co. were at their best grinding through chest-pumping rockers like the opening barrage of "Mama Kin" and "Toys in the Attic," or even moodier mid-tempo numbers like "Seasons of Wither," from 1974's Get Your Wings. Tyler, who seemingly sang himself hoarse, was a dervish on stage, running far out into the audience on a ramp that extended well into Fiddler's seated area.

      The band only faltered when it trotted out its more recent, poppier fare, songs like "Pink," "Cryin'" and "Jaded," which, next to the band's classics, simply sound contrived. Then again, at least Aerosmith didn't play its Diane Warren-penned hit, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," certainly the nadir of its up-and-down career.

      For KISS, Tuesday night's show began and ended with fireworks, a fitting touch for a set so overloaded with pyrotechnics it was hard to focus on the music. And perhaps that's appropriate, because KISS really is a cartoon band; the songs, while certainly four-on-the-floor rockers, aren't much without the stage show and the hoary rock cliches.

      Musically, KISS' performance was anchored by drummer Peter Criss and new guitarist Tommy Thayer, who wore departed axeman Ace Frehley's signiature face make-up; Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons - he of the obscenely long tongue - spent as much time mugging for the audience as they did playing.

      Predictably, KISS stuck to its best-known work, giving the appreciative crowd what it wanted: "Detroit Rock City," "Deuce," "God of Thunder" and "Rock and Roll All Nite." Nothing shocking, but nothing too horrible, either - at least until Criss stepped forward during the encore to sing a truly awful version of "Beth," backed by nothing more than canned orchestration.

      Overall, KISS' performances seemed rote, although Thayer added a palpable vitality with his energetic solos, perhaps becuase he was the only one on stage who hadn't been playing these songs night in and night out for decades.

      From: http://www.bouldernews.com

  • Aero article Denver show (DMAAT)
      Kiss, Aerosmith a heavy metal experience
      By Jay Dedrick, Rocky Mountain News
      October 1, 2003

      Call it Rocksimus Maximus, as it's billed, or call it a shrewd partnership in a depressed concert climate. Just don't call it a battle of the bands.

      If you like showmanship and bombast, you're squarely in Kiss' corner. If it's musicianship and precision you admire, Aerosmith's the band. Nothing the two seasoned groups do on their first tour together as co-headliners is going to change any allegiances.

      Everyone at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday night favored one or the other, but that's not to say concertgoers couldn't appreciate both. The rings overlap in this heavy metal circus, where Kiss is a guffawing clown, Aerosmith a rugged lion tamer.

      The face-painted ones took the stage first - and there were plenty of surprisingly clownlike moments. Paul Stanley, the strikingly in-shape frontman, looked primed to do stand-up in Vegas, joking about his pants slipping down ("You didn't pay THAT much"), and sliding into a few bars of Stairway to Heaven. "You didn't come to hear THAT, did you?"

      No, they came to see hear, uh, see plenty of pyro, fireworks, Gene Simmons spitting blood and breathing fire. They got all that, and it was plenty of fun, even if it was crammed into an abridged, 75- minute version of a Kiss headlining show.

      The favorites were accounted for: Rock and Roll All Nite, Detroit Rock City, Black Diamond, Beth.

      Yes, this is the same Kiss that said so long to Denver twice on its 2000 farewell tour. Well, almost founding guitarist Ace Frehley really meant "farewell," and he's been replaced by Tommy Thayer.

      Aerosmith has all five founders accounted for on stage, but it's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry who make it all work. What they lacked in explosives and hydraulic platforms, they made up for with bluesy bluster and charisma.

      Taking to a ramp that extended far into the first several rows, Tyler flirted with the girls, Perry flaunted his guitar chops, and the rhythm section back at home base kept the train a-rollin'.

      Like Kiss, Aerosmith leaned heavily on its '70s output: Dream On, Seasons of Wither, Toys in the Attic, Mama Kin.

      But more recent hits like Jaded and Pink sounded even stronger, with Tyler obviously relishing the melodic playfulness.

      This wasn't the last gasp for these two bands; both have plans to continue touring on their own next year.

      If that doesn't pan out, maybe a threesome is in order: Someone should call AC/DC.

      From: http://www.rockymountainnews.com

  • {{ ^A^eroFANatic }} SET LIST: Englewood, CO
      09.30.03
      Englewood, CO
      Fiddler's Green

      Mama Kin
      Toys In The Attic
      Slow Train / Train Kept A Rollin'
      Let The Music Do The Talking
      Pink
      Jaded
      Seasons of Wither
      Stop Messin' Around
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Dream On
      Nobody's Fault
      Livin' On The Edge
      Cryin'
      Walk This Way
      Bass Solo / Sweet Emotion

      Interesting Notes:
      - Let The Music in for Rag Doll. ONLY 4 songs played tonight were after 1978. It seems as if the setlists are getting more old school as the tour progresses. F*cking killer if you ask me.
      - Acoustics suck in Fiddler's Green.
      - Tyler tried a handspring during WTW and fell flat on his ass. He redeemed himself during Sweet E, and landed the handspring. These boys don't know the word "quit".
      - JrFan8 with the hookup tonight.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Andover MA at The Barn

      1981 Jesse Sky Kramer is born

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Melbourne Australia at the National Tennis Center

      1993 Aerosmith plays in Columbia SC at Carolina Coliseum (4 Non-Blondes open)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Austin TX at South Park Meadows (Collective Soul opens)

      1997 The book "Walk This Way" is released

      1997 Aerosmith plays in Memphis TN at the Pyramid (Marry Me Jane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Raleigh NC at Walnut Creek Amphitheater



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

Gong - The Very Best Of Gong (1971-1977)

Copyright © 1997-2004 Cristoffer Eriksson. All Rights Reserved. Rock This Way - Cristoffer's Aerosmith Page