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News as of October 31, 1998
  • US Billboard Charts
      Here's an update on where Aerosmith stands on next week's
      U.S. Billboard "top 250 album" & "Hot 100 Singles" charts.

      Aerosmith's brand new live album "A Little South Of Sanity"
      debuted at #12 this week. [Selling more than 56,000 copies!]

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single fell 2 points from last week to end up at #7. [Now in it's tenth week of release!]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack climbed one point
      from last week to end up at #25 [Now, in it's 18th week of release!]

      "Big Ones" fell 22 points from last week to end up @ #226.
      [Now, in it's 18th week back on the charts!]


News as of October 30, 1998
  • Aerosmith's Perry Penning Film Score
      Aerosmith News taken from SonicNet
      Guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith and producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) are working together on a soundtrack for "New York Minute," a film set to star James Caan. Douglas described the music penned so far as having a trip-hop feel: "Miles Davis meets the Chemical Brothers." No release date for the flick has been announced at this time

  • Short Interview with Joe Perry
      Aerosmith News taken from SonicNet
      "We like to have the lights as entertaining as possible. We have a few props here and there, but it's mostly about the energy and the music for us. We'll leave the plastic t--s to Marilyn Manson and the exploding guitars to Kiss." -- Joe Perry, Aerosmith guitarist

  • Kerrang Magazine
      The boys are on the front cover of last weeks Kerrang,
      This week's there are 4 posters of them in it!

  • OKEJ - Swedish Fans
      The new issue of the Swedish Music magazine OKEJ
      has a one page Article about Aerosmith.
      Well actually it's only on Steven and Liv but

  • Aerosmith Donates $10,000 to a Burn Program
      Aerosmith has made a gift of $10,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital on behalf of their drummer Joey Kramer, who was treated there last month after he was burned in a gasoline fire near his home in Massachusetts.

      The hospital's Burn Program provides comprehensive outpatient care for individuals with acute and reconstructive burn care needs. It is part of the MGH Regional Burn & Trauma Program. Aerosmith's gift provides much-needed funding for the expansion of MGH's outpatient services to burn victims.

      Money to Burn! Aerosmith Donates $10,000 to Burn Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital

      BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that rock band Aerosmith has made a gift of $10,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital on behalf of their drummer Joey Kramer, who was treated there last month after he was burned in a gasoline fire near his home in Massachusetts. Joey sustained burns to his arms and legs when his car caught fire at a gas station in Scituate, MA. He was taken immediately to the South Shore Hospital for several hours and then released. The next day, he was taken to Massachusetts General where he was treated. He then attended the hospital each day for several weeks as an outpatient and is now fully recovered.

      "Without the care and time taken by the entire staff of the burn unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," Joey states, "I don't think my rehabilitation would have been so speedy. The tireless efforts of this extraordinary bunch enabled me to get back on the road as soon as possible. It's hard to find the words to thank such a special group of people -- particularly Colleen Ryan -- who deserves a medal."

      The hospital's Burn Program provides comprehensive outpatient care for individuals with acute and reconstructive burn care needs. It is part of the MGH Regional Burn & Trauma Program, the only program in the United States that is verified at the highest level by the American College of Surgeons as an adult and pediatric trauma center and as an adult and pediatric burn center. Aerosmith's gift provides much-needed funding for the expansion of MGH's outpatient services to burn victims.

      Thanks to the excellent care he received, Mr. Kramer is now fighting fit and is currently on the road with Aerosmith to resume their mega-successful Nine Lives World Tour. This time the band will be taking in 40 cities across 20 of the country's Mid-west, Eastern and Southern states, together with three stops in Canada. Their two hour show will include their #1 smash hit 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing.'

      This latest leg of the 'Nine Lives' World Tour coincides with the release of a double live album from the band, released October 20, entitled 'A Little South of Sanity.'


News as of October 29, 1998
  • Aerosmith is going to watch John Glenn's historic return to space
      Aerosmith will be taking a break from their current tour to return to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. today (Thursday Oct. 29). The band performed at the space center earlier this year, at the premiere of Armageddon on June 29. The band won't be performing this time around, but they will be on hand to witness John Glenn's historic return to space as the oldest space traveler ever.

  • A Little South of Sanity's Billbord Debut
      ALSOS entered the Billboard charts at number 12 this week.
      (Black Sabbath's Reunion CD beat it by one and came in at 11.)

      Info from allstarmag:
      BLACK SABBATH, AEROSMITH DEBUT ON THE BILLBOARD 200
      Two hard rock mainstays score the highest debut positions on The Billboard 200 next week with their respective live albums. Black Sabbath's much- ballyhooed Reunion album-featuring live versions of such metal classics as "War Pigs," "Iron Man," and "Paranoid"-clocks in at No. 11, while Boston rockers Aerosmith follow one notch behind with their new live two-disc, Little South of Sanity, which features "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion," "Love in an Elevator," and more, according to sources for both bands.


News as of October 27, 1998
  • VH1 Fashion Awards
      CNN showed a little report on the VH1 Fashion Awards
      in their Showbiz show today (they taped in NYC last Friday),
      and Steven and Joe (and Teresa and Billie) were definitely there!!.

      For some captures go to the news section of Lynn's site

      Be sure to set those VCR's to record the awards
      (Look at the Aerosmith on TV page to know when)

  • UK Chart
      The weekly official charts in the UK have been published.
      And A Little South of Sanity enters the chart at #36

  • Cybercast Rebroadcast
      As most of you probably know Aerosmith made Internet history on Saturday, October 17, 1998 with their Internet broadcast of the sold-out show at the PNC Bank Arts center in Holmdel, New Jersey.

      Since the event being so successful, Aerosmith has agreed to rebroadcast on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. (EST), using both Microsoft Windows Media and Real Networks Real Media.

      For more info keep reading....

      NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- America's premier rock band, Aerosmith, broke cyberspace records on Saturday, October 17, 1998 with the success of their Internet broadcast, previewing songs from their new double live album "A Little South of Sanity."

      In what was their first truly interactive Cybercast (produced and directed by New York-based experts Live On Line), Aerosmith performed more than two hours of songs from their latest release (Geffen Records, October 20), live from the band's sold-out show at the PNC Bank Arts center in Holmdel, New Jersey. With 120,000 streams, this was the largest single artist webcast since the medium's inception.

      With the event being so successful, Aerosmith has agreed to rebroadcast on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. (EST), using both Microsoft Windows Media (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Real Networks Real Media (Nasdaq: RNQK). Please see below for details on how to obtain both of these products.

      Designed to showcase the live material from "Sanity," their latest 23-track release, the October 17 cybercast broke new ground, as well as existing records, in that for the first time ever, viewers were able to direct their own programs, switching live between seven separate camera feeds, each broadcasting a different perspective of the concert. Producer Jack Douglas mixed the outgoing audio feed to keep the webcast as true to the live album as possible.

      With all five Aerosmith band members outfitted with special wireless microwave cameras, broadcasting their individual points-of-view from the stage, and a feed that combined three front-of-house cameras, capturing the on-stage action, cybercast viewers were able to select what to watch at any given time, swapping between the feeds at will to create their own unique programs.

      Using remarkably small, lightweight surveillance technology, singer Steven Tyler's perspective of the 20,000 capacity crowd was captured by a camera attached to his signature, scarf-covered microphone stand, while the Perry Cam was mounted on a chain around the guitarist's neck. Generating bassist Tom Hamilton's p.o.v., the Hamilton Cam was inset into the crown of his hat, while the Whitford Cam was hidden in a specially made pair of the guitarist's glasses. Drummer Joey Kramer's perspective was transmitted from a camera mounted across his chest. The sixth on-stage feed was broadcast from a swiveling remote-controlled camera, fixed to one of the monitors, that was able to film both the band and the front row of the audience. The remaining feed gave a more traditional, real-time perspective of the show, combining images from three cameras positioned front-of-house (which was also broadcast onto the large video screens in the venue).

      People wanting to register for the rebroadcast should go to http://www.aerosmith.com at least 24 hours in advance. Here they will find links on the registration page to download the necessary tools to watch the event, as well as a test area to make sure that the tools have been installed correctly.


News as of October 26, 1998
  • Selling more Platinum
      Andrew Buckingham reports:
      I was at the Aerosmith Meet And Greet in Hamilton Saturday Night Sony was there and presented the guys with the following awards

      Armageddon 4X Platinum
      Nine Lives 3X Platinum
      A Little South of Sanity Gold

      I think I actually saw the other 2 but I did not see ALSOS.

  • UK Charts
      The IDWTMAT single dropped another 2 places this week to No7

      More of a surprise was no sign of A little South of Sanity on the UK Top 20 albums!!! When NL was released, it came in at No4. Unfortunately a lot of the real general shops just aren't stocking it.


News as of October 25, 1998
  • US Billboard Charts
      Here's where Aerosmith stands on next week's U.S. Billboard
      "Top 250 album" & "Hot 100 Singles" charts.

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single fell another spot
      from last week to end up @ #5. [Now in it's ninth week of release]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 2 points from last week
      to end up @ #26 [Now, in it's 17th week of release!]

      "Big Ones" climbed four points from last week
      to end up @ #204. [Now, in it's 17th week back on the charts!]


News as of October 24, 1998
  • Steven Tyler needs additional knee surgery
      Press Release:
      January's Aerosmith show in Tupelo, MS canceled

      Singer Steven Tyler scheduled for additional knee surgery in early '99

      January's Aerosmith show, that was announced last week, will not go on sale tomorrow (Saturday October 24) as originally planned, as the band's schedule has had to be changed to allow singer Steven Tyler to go back in for additional knee surgery.

      Following an anterior cruciate ligament injury in late April of this year Tyler was admitted to the hospital for reconstructive surgery on his leg. After four months of rehabilitation to his knee the band returned to the road, making up US summer dates that had been postponed.

      Unfortunately, doctors have now confirmed that Tyler obviously went out before the knee was fully healed and that if her continues, past the end of the year, the repeated performances will cause further serious damage.

      All dates for 1998 will remain unchanged. Future dates for next year will be announced shortly.

  • Tom Hamilton might know of this site! : )
      When Andrew Buckingham met Aerosmith in Quebec City two nights ago (The 22nd). He gave a note to Tom Hamilton with my URL. and Tom said he would look at my site.
      Now, is that Cool, or what!?

  • Aerosmith Trivia Contest at Playboy Online
      There's an Aerosmith Trivia Contest (For 18+ year olds, US Only) at Playboy Online. They are giving away a DW Drumset, a Joe Perry signature Les Paul, a ton of Zildjian stuff, Hoener harmonicas and autographed CDs!!! All you have to do is answer four Aerosmith trivia questions.

      http://www.playboy.com/pop/music/4.html

  • Cybersleaze gossip column
      The following posts were in the Metaverse Cybersleaze gossip column for today

      LIV TYLER AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX CALL IT QUITS:
      Leading indie acting queen LIV TYLER and longtime beau JOAQUIN PHOENIX have reportedly called it quits on their relationship after three years. Apparently Tyler, who is the daughter of AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER, dumped her longtime love to start dating English rocker ROYSTON LANGDON who is (or should we say WAS) one of Phoenix's friends!! Langston (who I can confirm is quite a hottie...) is a member of the NYC- based band glam rock band SPACEHOG. Langston and Tyler have recently been spotted getting cuddly in some of the more dimly lit New York nightspots. The two probably met when Tyler and Phoenix went on a road trip with some of the members of the band. Ironically, Joaquin recently went on the DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW and spent the entire time talking about his "good friends" in SPACEHOG and the fantastic road trip they had all just taken together! Doh!! No wonder he refused to tell Dave anything about his relationship with Liv when Dave asked him!

      Meanwhile, Tyler's family doesn't seem to be too upset about the latest turn of events. Tyler's mother BEBE BUELL confirmed the couple's split recently and added that she was pretty pleased that her daughter and Phoenix had parted ways. Apparently the actor, who is the brother of the late RIVER PHOENIX, was considered by Momma to be a bit quirky and perhaps not the most reliable of boyfriends for her daughter. However, we should probably caution Liv's momma that we have partied hearty with the Spacehog boys and can confirm that reliability is not really Royston's middle name either. But, then again, Buell knows all about what it is like to date a rocker. Aside from her Liv-producing affair with Steven Tyler she also had flings with ELVIS COSTELLO and TODD RUNDGREN.

      SPEAKING OF THE TYLER CLAN: While we are gossiping about his daughter, we should probably give poppa Tyler his props as well. Although he is certainly getting a tad long in the tooth, he and da boyz have packed their Grecian Formula and are back on tour as we speak. In fact, a Sleaze fan recently wrote in to rave about their latest NYC performance. While I tend to think that Tyler and Co. are a bit past their prime, apparently they still know how to put on a fabulous show. Sleaze fan Mick wrote in with the following observations:

      "I just thought you might like to know about an Aerosmith Concert that I attended at the Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York on Thursday night. The place was completely sold out despite the fact that the venue was outdoors and the weather was freezing. You had the usual crowd that you expect to see at an Aerosmith concert, aging hipsters and teenagers. The opening band was FUEL and they were pretty good but could not compare to Aerosmith. Despite the wearing of a knee brace, STEVEN TYLER can still definitely dance and jump around on stage for nearly two hours straight. I also have to say that JOE PERRY has replaced SLASH with a god-like persona. The guy is incredible but his choice of facial hair (a patch on each side of his lips) must go. Anyway, the boys played most of their old stuff including SWEET EMOTION which led in to a great rendition of LED ZEPPELIN's classic song HEARTBREAKER. The concert was incredible and TYLER and the boys can still rock."

      Ok, Mick. We still think that stupid ARMAGEDDON song was utter cheese, but SWEET EMOTION rocks and DREAM ON still gets me every time. Not to mention, of course, their brilliant pairing with RUN DMC for WALK THIS WAY. So, I'll give ya the benefit of the doubt on this one.


News as of October 23, 1998
  • Kerrang!
      The October edition of Kerrang! has Mr Tyler and Perry on the front cover. (See http://welcome.to/the.aerozone click on magazines)

      Inside there is a 4 page article with some new good pics. Amongst all the things they talk about they quote Joe as saying that rumours are rife that there are plans to turn the book Walk this Way into a MOVIE.

  • A Bugs Life
      On a commercial for the new computer-animation move "A Bugs Life" Aerosmith is in the background! The clip is of three bugs arguing over whether another bug was male or female and the were playing - apropriately - "Dude Looks Like A Lady" in the background!

  • Liv Tyler and member of Spacehog
      In the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, there is a small article about Liv and Joquin. Apparently she broke up with him and is now dating one of the members of the British glam band Spacehog. (Who by the way was Aerosmith's Opening act at the beginning of the NL Tour) Don't know who or any details other than that.

News as of October 22, 1998
  • VH1 Fashion Awards
      Tuesday, 10/27/98 @ 9:00 VH1 Fashion Awards.
      Rumors says Steven & Joe are going to be presenting.
      Also Liv Tyler is up for a "personal style" award.

  • Metal Edge
      In Metal Edge magazine's January 1999 issue. (Isn't this still October??) There is a 3 page interview with Tom Hamilton, some good pics, and a good review of ALSOS.

  • Liv Tyler has broken up with Joaquin Phoenix
      http://www.mrshowbiz.com/

      Liv and Joaquin Kaput? Liv Tyler and Joaquin Phoenix

      Has one of Hollywood's sturdiest young couples finally decided to call it quits? The New York Daily News reports that longtime honeys Liv Tyler, 19, and Joaquin Phoenix, 23, "are on the outs."

      The twosome, who fell in love on the set of the 1997 film Inventing the Abbotts, recently broke up, a friend tells the paper. "They still care a lot for each other but just couldn't work it out," the helpful pal says.

      Mouthpieces for both Tyler, last seen emoting in Armageddon, and Phoenix, currently starring in Clay Pigeons, are keeping mum on the state of the relationship.

      But, as always, keep in mind that the couple has been dogged by similar rumors in the past, and they were very much together at the Clay Pigeons premiere in September, dancing cheek to cheek.

      "I fell in love the second I saw him," Liv has said of Phoenix. "What I felt," Phoenix has said, "was that I have a new friend, a really great friend."

  • Aerosmith Lawsuit
      Man Files Lawsuit Against Aerosmith
      CONCORD, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Nieto says he's heard more than enough of Aerosmith.

      Nieto has sued the rock group, saying its concert a year ago cost him his hearing. He alleges he suffered permanent hearing loss after the show at Concord Pavilion, a city-owned amphitheater named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit filed Monday.

      Nieto contends he has continuous ringing in his ears. He says he was "not aware of warnings for ear damage" when he attended the band's "Nine Lives" concert in October 1997.

      "We'll look into it, but this is a new one," said City Attorney Richard Doyle. "This is a first."

      The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for medical expenses and wage losses.

      Aerosmith has attracted legions of fans since 1970 with such hits as "Dream On" and "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)."


News as of October 21, 1998
  • Mia Tyler in US Magazine
      Mia Tyler is in the November issue of US Magazine(Drew Barrymore on the cover). The article is about the plus-sized modeling boom and is called "Large and in Charge". There are 2 pics of her, 1 with her, Steven and Liv at the Lane Bryant show, and another shot of her on a sidewalk.

  • Interview with Steven in Details Magazine
      There is a really cool interview with Steven in the November issue of Details magazine. It's got a picture of him from 1973 looking really waifish and leaning against a white Rolls Royce.


News as of October 19, 1998
  • Free Download from ALSOS

  • Saturday Night Live
      on the last Saturday Night Live they were doing a A&E's Biography on Puff Daddy. They had him doing a sequal to "Come with me" and the sequal was him saying the same words over IDWTMAT. Then this guy playing Steven Tyler said something about it and told Puffy to stay away from his daughter, he meant it. It was pretty funny. It was surprising to see that much Aero reference on SNL.

  • Van Halen Singer
      on the all 80's station in Columbus, Star 107.9, the DJ said he asked the third lead singer for Van Halen, Gary Sherone (?), what he was doing in the 80's. He said "Listening to Aerosmith." I thought it was a cool little tidbit.

  • Cool Tyler Quote
      At the end of the new UK Top 40 in Radio 1 where IDWTMAT is at 5, they had a top UK DJ, Zoe Ball, say one of the amazing interviews she did was with Steven Tyler (not sure when though?).

      She said that Tyler said to her that when he dies, he wants his ashes spread a beach so he can still get in the pants of young ladies after he's dead. Typical Tyler quote. : )


News as of October 17, 1998
  • Swedish fans!
      Now it's time for all Swedish fans (Including me) that hasn't seen BIOrhythm featuring Steven Tyler yet to do so. It will be aired on MTV in Sweden next Wednesday, the 21th of October, at 18:30 (Swedish Time)

  • One last reminder...
      Don't miss the Chance to chat with Aerosmith on AOL at 7:30PM and the Live Concert broadcast at: 9:00PM

      The Central European Time (CET) (including Sweden) for the Chat is 1:30AM and 3:00AM for the Live Cybercast. It's in the middle of the fuc*in' night but hey! it's Aerosmith so who cares about the clock? : )

      For the people in the UK the time for the CyberCast is 2:00AM

  • Boston Globe
      There was a review/interview thing on "A little South of Sanity"
      in Yesterday's Boston Globe (October 16th)

      "AEROSMITH ROCKS BACK WITH LIVE CD"

      Aerosmith has evoked both praise and criticism for the slickness of its recent hit, "I Don't [Want To] Miss A Thing," a Diane Warren-penned tune from the "Armaggedon" soundtrack that became the band's first No. 1 song. But no such argument should accompany Aerosmith's new twin-CD live set, "A Little South of Sanity," which rocks as hard as any live record in memory. Forget the slickness.

      "This is a real live record," says Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, on the phone from New York. "It's the band playing live on stage and there's not going back into the studio and redoing stuff and making it sound all pretty. It's the band on stage, mistakes and all. What you hear is what you get."

      And what you hear is excellent, even by Aerosmith's lofty stage standards. The recordings are taken from various shows from Boston's FleetCenter to venues across the world during the band's "Nine Lives" and "Get a Grip" tours of the last five years.

      "The album is really up-to-date," says Kramer, who returns with his mates to the FleetCenter Dec. 31 and the Worcester Centrum Centre Jan. 2. "There might be four or five songs from the "Get a Grip" tour, but the rest of it is all from "Nine Lives.'"

      The new live set, which comes out Tuesday, follows the general song list of Aerosmith's latter-year shows, starting with a whomping Steven Tyler/Joe Perry-driven "Eat the Rich." Tyler also launches wild screams on the drug-exorcising "Money on My Back" and, in another feverish moment, dedicates "Mama Kin" to the Boston club the band owns by that name. "To the people that go to Mama Kin and work at Mama Kin and hang at Mama Kin," Tyler shouts.

      The live set actually represents a contractual obligation to Aerosmith's former label, Geffen Records. Aerosmith switched to Sony for the last studio album, "Nine Lives," but as part of the negotation to leave Geffen, the band promised Geffen a live set that would include the first two singles from the Sony deal.

      "I think they're going to be a little sorry they let us go," Kramer says of Geffen.

      The band could have put out a lackluster disc, as many bands do when they're leaving a label, but Aerosmith made a heightened return to rock n' roll. That was supplied in part by the reappearance of the band's former producer, Jack Douglas, who mixed the new record. "We had a lot of fun with Jack back in the old days," says Kramer. "And it was a good idea to have him mix the live stuff, because if there's anybody who knows how the band is supposed to sound, it's Jack."

      Indeed, Aerosmith seems to be firing on all cylinders these days. Tyler is back in the saddle after injuring his knee this summer with a twirling microphone. And Kramer is back after suffering second-degree burns when his Ferrari caught fire at a Scituate gas station. Kramer contends the automatic shut-off valve at the pump failed to work, though he does acknowledge that he failed to turn off the engine before it shot up in flames and destroyed the car.

      "It was a hard way to get the summer off, but it kind of refreshed everybody," says Kramer.

      As for the recent hit single, which went from idea to conception in just 10 days, Aerosmith doesn't mind taking heat for it from core fans. "Well, I guess enough people like it if it became a No. 1 song," say Kramer. "And because if the hit single, our shows have been pretty much sold out."

      As for Kramer's burns: "They've healed up very well and I've got no scars," he says. As for future plans, he adds that Aerosmith will start writing another record in the spring, then maybe release it next fall. "But we're going to pretty much stay on the road for a while now," he notes. "We're going to stay out there and pound the boards a bit."

      Story by Steve Morse (Globe Staff)


News as of October 16, 1998
  • Our Lady Peace - next opening act
      As per the AF1 site, Our Lady Peace begins opening for Aerosmith after the October 26th date.

  • US Billboard Charts
      Here's where Aerosmith stands on next week's U.S. Billboard
      Top 250 album & "Hot 100 Singles" charts.

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single fell 1 spot
      from last week to end up at no. Four.
      [Now in it's eighth week of release]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 5 points from last week
      to end up @ #24...Now, in it's 16th week of release!

      "Big Ones" fell four points from last week
      to end up @ #208. Now, in it's 16th week back on the charts!

      And After 80 weeks in the Top 250 charts
      "Nine Lives" has fallen out. : (


News as of October 15, 1998
  • Tylers in Disney Magazine
      The fall issue of Disney Magazine has a small picture of Steven and Liv on page 18. They are at the Armageddon Premiere Party.

  • The Aerosmith live Cyber Broadcast
      I just got some more info on the on-line concert broadcast that, as i posted on October 10th, Will take place this Saturday the 17th.

      If you want to read the new info check out this newsclip:

      SOUTH OF CYBER SANITY

      America's premiere rock band, Aerosmith, will make New Media history once again this week, when they perform live over the Internet, in the first ever truly interactive Cybercast.

      The Cybercast will be broadcast from the band's sold-out show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, on October 17 at 9 p.m. EST.

      With producer Jack Douglas at the helm, mixing the outgoing audio feed, the Cybercast will give fans the full-on Aerosmith experience. However, what really makes this event unique is the viewers' ability to direct the special themselves, switching live between seven separate camera feeds, each broadcasting a different perspective of the concert.

      With all five Aerosmith band members outfitted with a special wireless microwave camera, broadcasting their individual points-of-view from the stage, and a feed that combines three front-of-house cameras, capturing the on-stage action, Cybercast viewers will be able to select what to watch at any given time, swapping between the feeds at will, to create their own unique program.

      Using remarkably small, lightweight surveillance technology, singer Steven Tyler's perspective of the 20,000 capacity crowd will be captured by a camera attached to his signature, scarf-covered microphone stand; while the Perry Cam will be mounted on a chain around the guitarist's neck. Generating bassist Tom Hamilton's p.o.v., the Hamilton Cam will be inset into the crown of his hat; while the Whitford Cam will be hidden in a specially-made pair of the guitarist's glasses. Drummer, Joey Kramer's perspective will be transmitted from a camera mounted across his chest. The sixth on-stage feed will be broadcast from a swiveling remote-controlled camera, fixed to one of the monitors, that will be able to film the whole band as they interact. The remaining feed will give a more traditional, real-time perspective of the show, combining images from three cameras positioned front-of-house (which will also be broadcast onto the large video screens in the venue).

      Prior to the Cybercast, as they warm up for the show, the band will be participating in a chat with America Online starting at 7:30pm. This will also be simulcast on www.aerosmith.com. Surfers who register for the show will automatically be e-mailed a digital still, signed by Aerosmith the night of the concert.

      ---------------------------
      http://www.aerosmith.com
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News as of October 12, 1998
  • 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards
      Aerosmith has been nominated for one award for The 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards. Aerosmith was nominated for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Clip" for their "Pink" video. They are up against Jerry Cantrell's "Cut You In," Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show", Monster Magnet's "Space Lord", and Jimmy Page & Robert Plant's "Most High."

      The show will be held @ The Sheraton Universal in Universal City, California, U.S.A. on Friday, November 6th, 1998 @ 8:00 P.M. No word yet on if it will be on T.V. or not. The show will be hosted by Eddie Griffin

  • Homicide
      This is what the L.A. Times TV "guide"
      for this coming week lists for Friday:

      "Ballard and Gharty investigate a drive-by shooting whose sole witness can only recall one detail - the crime did not occur in Baltimore. Meanwhile Lewis and Sheppard deal with the murder of an identical twin. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry guests as a D.C. narc."

      Program those VCR's.:)

  • Rock this Way now past 30000 visitors!
      On September the 22'nd this site had been up for exactly 1 year and had just had 25 000 visitors. since then it's only been 20 days and i've allready had 5000 more visitors.

      That's 250 each day and that makes the average about 90000 a year. So that's pretty much more than last year when the average for each day was only (and that's not so "only" either) about 70 vistors.

      Sorry to bore you with this shit but no one's forcing you to read it ,right? I'm doing this is mainly for my self so that i sometime in the future can see how many visitors i've had in the past....
      Anyway, now back to Aerosmith!


News as of October 11, 1998
  • Breaking the Law
      MTV's Breakin' the Law 1PM yesterday had a little Aerosmith
      (Sorry i didn't post it yesterday but i found out about it this morning)
      Here's how "AeroUrs@aol.com" explained it:

      Did everyone see that thing on MTV about Breaking the Law? Accomplices:: Geffen and Marty Callner Yep, the BOYS did it 12 times with the Crazy Video LOL And then they blamed the parents of Liv (Steven in particular) LOL I cracked up. And then former NYC mayor Ed Koch sentences the BOYS to tour with Hanson. Ed Koch actually said Steven Tyler and Aerosmith Who would have thought he'd ever utter those words? (NY'er inside joke) LOL Well, Hanson certainly wouldn't mind. Before any of you take this serious, it was all in fun. MTV style


News as of October 10, 1998
  • AEROSMITH LIVE BROADCAST!!!!!
      A Aerosmith Live show from Holmdel NJ will be
      broadcasted in RealAudio and RealVideo on October 17th.
      It will start at 6:00 PM (PT), 9:00 PM. (EDT)
      at the following Web Sites:

      LiveConcerts.com, JamTv, Rocktropolis, Musicblvd.com, Pseudo.com, and RollingStone.com.

      Don't miss it!!!

  • US Billbord Charts
      Here's where Aerosmith stands on next week's
      U.S. Billboard top 250 album and "Hot 100 Singles" charts.

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single is still at #3
      [Now in it's seventh week of release]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 6 points from last week
      to end up @ #19...Now, in it's 15th week of release!

      "Big Ones" climbs up 1 point from last week to end up @ #204.
      Now, in it's 15th week back on the charts!

      "Nine Lives" fell 29 points from last week to end up @ #243...
      Now, in it's 80th week of release!

  • A little South of Sanity
      Forget about the thing i posted yesterday about The Other Side might being the new Single. 'Cause i have now gotten more E-mils on this subject

      from Amanda Gallant "I've heard Dude and Back In The Saddle from it on the radio, and they're so awesome!"

      And from Scott Swinsburg "on my local radio station {The Bear} I have already heard "Love In An Elevator" and "Sweet Emotion"

      And Lisa wrote "My radio station, here in Maine, WBLM, has what they call a ten song sampler, and I've heard ten of the songs from the new album. They've been playing the songs, one an hour, for the past three days. The songs I've heard sound really great!!!"

      You're all so lucky to have heard those songs
      I Can't wait 'till i can get the album


News as of October 9, 1998
  • The Other Side LIVE
      Travis Lawrence Reports:
      I just heard the LIVE version of The Other Side from A Little South of Sanity on WIYY, a Baltimore radio station (listen to it online at 98Online.com or through Broadcast.com). I wondered if they just decided to play it off of the album or that it could be the single instead of Dude? The DJ specifically said it was from ALSOS.

  • Homicide - life on the streets
      Everybody knows that the episode of Homicide with Joe Perry will be aired on October 16 in the US, but for everybody who lives elsewhere might want to know that that episode is about two twins, one committed a murder.
      Just so that you know what episode to look for

News as of October 8, 1998
  • Details Magazine
      In yesterday's paper, Liz Smith reported:

      "Aerosmith is putting out a casting call for a Monica Lewinsky look-alike for its next video. Also featured in the rock vid will be look-alikes for Bill Clinton, George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan."

      I Wonder what song it will be?...


News as of October 7, 1998
  • Details Magazine
      There is an interview with Steven Tyler
      in the November issue of Details Magazine.

News as of October 5, 1998
  • Walk this way at Baseball Game
      Yesterday (October 4) at the Padres/Astros baseball game, one of the players had to walk the bases and they played a clip from "Walk This Way." Cool, huh?

News as of October 4, 1998
  • US Billboard Charts
      here's an update on where Aerosmith stands on next week's
      U.S. Billboard top 250 album & "Hot 100 Singles" charts:

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single slipped
      another spot on the singles charts to end up @ #3.
      [Now in it's sixth week of release]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 2 points from last week
      to end up @ #13...Now, in it's 14th week of release!

      "Big Ones" climbs up 2 points from last week to end up @ #205.
      Now, in it's 14th week back on the charts!

      "Nine Lives" fell 15 points from last week to end up @ #214...
      Now, in it's 79th week of release!

      And, "Greatest Hits" fell out of the top 250...
      thus, ending it's two weeks back on the charts!

  • UK Singles Charts
      This week IDWTMAT is up 3 places at No 4.
      It is also No 4 in the Pepsi Chart. (Highest climbing single)

  • Opening act for Dayton 12/3
      Carol Thompson reports:
      I just heard on the local radio station that the band opening up
      for Aerosmith is going to be Seven Mary Three...

News as of October 2, 1998
  • Nominations for the 1998 MTV European Music Awards
      Aerosmith is nominated to (only) one award at the 1998 MTV European Music Awards that will premiere on MTV in the U.S. on Friday, November 13 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

      BEST ROCK:
      Aerosmith
      Garbage
      Marilyn Manson
      Rammstein
      The Smashing Pumpkins

  • A Little South of Sanity
      The first single release will be "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", which had been rumoured for years already, and it will hit the radio starting Monday, October 5.

      Also, i now have a pic of the album cover up on the
      "A little South of sanity (news) page"

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