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 1999 | Older News

News as of October 31, 1999
  • No Need To Worry As Expected
      This is the reply to a mail sent to the radio station that reported the Steven quitting story:

      "Have no fear

      It was reported
      His daughter Mia
      Said he would retire
      After the next album

      It wont happen ..........

      He'll keep rockin

      Screamin scott"

  • Joe Perry Mention In Liner Notes Of Fleetwood Mac Album
      Here's a little Aero bit... Joe Perry is mentioned in the liner notes of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Live at the BBC. The liner notes - written by Stephen Davis - mentions Joe Perry as one of the guitar players influenced by Green.

News as of October 30, 1999
  • VH1's The List
      On yesterday's episode of 'The List' on VH1 Aerosmith's Dream On was chosen as the 2nd best Rock Anthem Of All Time. The comedian who voted for them introduced them as "the guys who probably invented pot" and gave a pretty good defense on why Dream On is the best anthem.

  • Horrible News If True. Most Likely Only Bullshit
      WRIF 101.1 FM in Detroit has reported that Steven Tyler has decided to leave Aerosmith after the completion of the next studio album. The reason stated is that he is retiring from the music business. Hopefully he will change his mind. If not, the Japan dates will be Aerosmith's last with Tyler as lead singer....


      Maybe this will shed some light as it looks like this may be where the radio report is from. This was posted to AOL and is from the NY Post. Wishful thinking on the part of a daughter who thinks 50 something is too old to rock? Sorry...unless he's changed a lot, it doesn't sound like Steven to me and I tend to think along the lines of the "Columbia Records spy":

      "WILL the next album be Aerosmith's last? Mia Tyler, 20, daughter of frontman Steven, tells PAGE SIX that her dad will likely hang up his scarves when the next record is completed. "I think it'll be the last one," she said at the opening of the Broadway City video arcade, adding, "He's going to be 52 next year." A Columbia Records spy says it's hooey: "Steve'll rock his brains out 'til he's dead." Mia, an aspiring rocker herself, says she'll be singing with her pop on the next CD and she's looking to put together a band of her own. The plus-size model then beat us in three games of Gunblade."
      _____________________________

      Let's review the facts:

      1. Radio station in Detroit, out of the blue, reports that Steven has decided to retire after the next album, and the Japanese dates will be his last. As far as I know, they cite no sources.

      2. On the same day the NY Post prints a tidbit about Mia which quotes her as saying:
      ""I think it'll be the last one," she said at the opening of the Broadway City video arcade, adding, "He's going to be 52 next year." Now, note the "I think" - those are keywords. SHE thinks...that's her opinion of the subject. Gee though, wonder where the above radio station got the basis for their report...even if they didn't quite report it right?;)

      3. Mia has gone on record in the past disapproving of the way her Dad conducts himself on stage.

      4. In same NY Post Tidbit, a "Columbia Records spy says it's hooey: 'Steve'll rock his brains out 'til he's dead.'" I'll forgive this person for calling him "Steve" and not "Steven" this time.;) This is more in-line with everything that Steven has said over, and over, and over in interviews for at least as long as I've been a fan.

      5. Release an album and not tour on it? This band? I think not.

      6. The Sony Contract.

      7. No one's found any confirmation of the radio report elsewhere. If this had been announced it would be all over by now...at least in Boston.;)

      8. Remember all the "Steven's back on drugs!" allegations reported by the press in 1996 and how "true" they were?

      9. LOL...now Steven's probably going to rock forever just to prove to his daughter that he can.;)


      (The things above was said, written, by Lynn and it sure seems like she's right. I feel much better now and I hope you do too - C.E)


News as of October 29, 1999
  • Classic Rock Magazine
      Classic Rock's recent edition had a poll on the best rock covers. Aerosmith was listed at 6 for their version of the Beatles "Come Together" (No1 was Thin Lizzy's "Rosalie" and No2 Jimi Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower"). Also at No24 was "Train Kept A Rollin."

News as of October 28, 1999
  • Aerosmith On The ABC New Years Eve Show?
      I don't know how true this is but here is a copy of a new report I received. It states they will show live performances on NYE with Aerosmith listed as one of the performers. Here's a copy.

      ABC will welcome the New Year with a show starting at 5 a.m. ET, Dec. 31, from Time Square Studios.
      It will feature performances by Billy Joel, live from Madison Square Garden; Aretha Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Sting and Andrea Bocelli from the Jacob Javits Center in N.Y.; 'N Sync from Disney World in Orlando; and Barry Manilow live from Foxwoods Casino in Conn. Also Neil Diamond, live from Colorado; Aerosmith live from Osaka; Bonnie Raitt, live from San Raphael; and Ray Charles. Natalie Merchant will perform a special version of ``Kind and Generous'' as a tribute to the female performers of the century. Annie Lennox will perform live from the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England, Jean-Michel Jarre from the Pyramids in Cairo, and the Manic Street Preachers live from Cardiff, Wales.

  • Black Crowes/Jimmy Page - Not Directly Aerosmith Related
      This was found in an article at www.musicnewswire.com:

      "Sources say that Angelus and Bill Curbishley, manager for Jimmy Page, are in discussions regarding a live Black Crowes/Jimmy Page album and summer 2000 tour."

      Now, this is a long shot, but this live album could include either "You Shook Me" and/or "Oh Well" [which feature Joe Perry] live from the Worcester Centrum from Saturday, October 16th. I sure hope so!

  • New Release Date For the Run DMC album "Crown Royal"
      Also, the Run DMC album "Crown Royal" which may OR MAY NOT include Steven and Joe on a remake of "It's Tricky" has yet another release date. It's moved from Tuesday, November 16th, 1999 to Tuesday, January 25th, 2000!

News as of October 27, 1999
  • Clips - The New Aerosmith Homevideo
      What I've heard about Clips is that it's a poor video of Aerosmith tunes put to available Aerosmith footage - mainly reworking of available video footage.
      I gather a number of Aerosmith fans have been too keen on what they've received as I think they expected a video of the recent Aerosmith Nine Lives videos. At 11.99 you have to be sensible that its not going to be this and its not on Columbia/Sony. Not sure what Columbia/Sony think.

  • Name Of The Japanese Tour
      I gather the tour of Japan is going under the title "The Roar of the Dragon".

      I wonder if this means it will have a special set for it as I expect they've retired the Nine Lives stage set. Maybe I'm reading too much into the name.

      Like the Chinese, the Japanese have a 12 year cycle with an aniaml signifying the year. At the moment, I believe its the year of the rabbit but next, it will be year of the dragon.

  • Bob Marley Tribute Postponed In Japan Again
      The Bob Marley tribute album was postponed in Japan again. Looks like we are moving out to a November release as per USA.

  • Liv Tyler in the Janurary issue of Jane
      There will be an interview with Liv in the Jan. issue of Jane.

  • Other Stuff - Sent to me by Santi Aero
      According to the Spanish magazine "SuperPOP",Aerosmith is the favorite band of Kevin Richardson,from Backstreet Boys.
      _____________________________

      According to the review of the aeroconcert of Barcelona from the spanish magazine "Heavy&Rock",there are rumors that the backstreet boys were at the concert.

News as of October 26, 1999
  • Japanese Tourdates - Correction!
      Columbia Records 'Daily Dish' 10/25 corrected the mistake they made last friday (posted here three days ago)...
      The old info (Posted here as early as September 3) about one of the dates at the Osaka Dome saying December 29, NOT December 30 turned out to be true after all...

      Here are the correct dates:

      Aerosmith Dome Tour
      December 29 - Osaka Dome
      December 31 - Osaka Dome
      January 2 - Nagoya Dome
      January 4 - Fukuoka Dome
      January 6 - Tokyo Dome
      January 7 - Tokyo Dome

  • Aerosmith in Metal Edge's January 2000 Issue
      The January Issue Of Metal Edge The new issue of Metal Edge (15th anniversary issue) has a few mentions of Aerosmith in the Metal Wire. It talks briefly about the Teen Choice Awards, Not The Same Old Song And Dance, the Bob Marley Tribute Album and the Run DMC album...

News as of October 25, 1999
  • Small Aerosmith Mention
      Aerosmith was mentioned on the Jenny Jones show (a talk-show), in this particular show it was about "people who were taking lie dector tests to see if they could back up their claims about becoming famous in music" One girl apparently said Aerosmith had asked her to perform in a music video...she failed the portion and they did not ask her to be in a video...

News as of October 23, 1999
  • Japanese Tourdates! From Columbia Records Newsletter
      AEROSMITH DOES THE DOMES

      If you're looking to rock in the new millennium in a big way, then you'll want to find a way to get to Japan as Aerosmith, the hardest-working longest-running baddest boldest roadshow in rock 'n' roll, plays a series of smoldering gigs in the fabled domed arenas of the Land of the Rising Sun at the twilight of the 20th century.

      Aerosmith Dome Tour

      December 30 - Osaka Dome
      December 31 - Osaka Dome
      January 2 - Nagoya Dome
      January 4 - Fukuoka Dome
      January 6 - Tokyo Dome
      January 7 - Tokyo Dome


News as of October 22, 1999
  • Bob Marely Tribute mention in todays Expressen
      In today's 'Expressen' (Swedish paper) there was a short mention of the Bob Marley tribute album, including mentions of Steven and Joe, on page 33.

      Bob Marely sjunger duett med Lauryn Hill
      Med hjälp av Lauryn Hill och Aerosmith lanserar Bob Marelys söner en ny skiva med sin sen 18 år döde far. Bob Marley-plattan som släpps i november har fått namnet "Chant Down Babylon" och rymmer en rad duetter mellan reggaelegenden och dagens populära stjärnor. Marley sönerna Stephen, Julian och Damien har tagit outgivna insjungningar av fadern, spelat in nya musikbakgrunder och bjudit in duettgäster. Bland de medverkande finns Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Raki, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill och Aerosmithduon Joe Perry och Steven Tyler

      - MÅNS IVARSSON.


News as of October 21, 1999
  • More On Ringo Starr's "I Wanna Be Santa Claus"!
      I have an update to the info I posted about the new Ringo Starr christmas album "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" which was released on Tuesday, October 19th on Mercury Records. Well, I said that Joe Perry only played on the track "Pax Um Biscum (Peace Be With You)." Well, he does play Electric Guitar on that song. But, he also does the guitar solo on the track "Christmas Time Is Here Again." Now, "Christmas Time Is Here Again" is of course a remake of the Beatles classic "Christmas Time Is Here Again!" which was first released on a fan club flexi-disc on December 15, 1967 to the U.S. members of The Official Beatles Fan Club. Now, Ringo has remade it with Joe!

      The Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit also guests on this new Xmas album on the song's "I Wanna Be Santa Claus", "The Little Drummer Boy", and "White Christmas." Now, Timothy of course sang with Steven Tyler on the track "La De Da" on Ringo Starr's 1998 album "Vertical Man."

      Also all over this album [just like "Vertical Man"] is Mark Hudson. Now, Mark has co-written six Aerosmith songs over the years ("Livin' On The Edge", "Gotta Love It", "Fall Together", "The Farm", "Crash", "Kiss Your Past Goodbye"].

      If you want the complete details on this new album...check out the following page: http://www.discographynet.com/starr/rsiwbsc.html

  • Joey Kramer in the Boston Globe
      Small picture of "Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer of Marshfield with Brad Allen of California", in a series of pics taken at the Boston Ballet's premiere of Firebird last Thursday.

      (This was a few days ago but my mail hasn't been working correctly so I didn't receive it until just recently - C.E)


News as of October 19, 1999
  • New Joe Perry Song Out Today!
      Ringo Starr - I Wanna Be Santa Claus Album Cover Everyone in the US should go to the record store today [Tuesday, October 19th] to pick up the new Ringo Starr album "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" which includes the song "Pax Um Biscum (Peace Be With You)" which features Joe Perry on Guitar. It has been released on Mercury Records.


  • Howard Stern on Steven Tyler
      On Howard Stern last night he had the current and the former "miss Nude World" on the show. Howard asked if they had been with anyone famous... She said she turned down Lou Diamond Phillips... and she turned down Steven Tyler, too. "He left with four other girls, I wasn't one of them!" she said. And Howard said, "Hey that's not true, I know Steven is very faithful. I've asked Steven about this and he told me he leaves the clubs with the girls but it is just a show."
      So that's a good ending to something that could have been bad. Good for Howard to stand up to the lies!!! :o)

News as of October 18, 1999
  • Boston Globe 10/18/99. Crowes, Page, Perry Review

      MUSIC REVIEW
      Page, Jones bring a little Zep to town
      By Steve Morse, Globe Staff, 10/18/99

      WORCESTER - A pair of Led Zeppelin alumni were on the loose this weekend. First came John Paul Jones's masterful instrumental boogie at the Paradise, then the more gut-busting boogie of Jimmy Page with the Black Crowes in Worcester, joined by Aerosmith's Joe Perry for a couple of songs that sent air guitarists to heaven and beyond.

      If you caught both shows, then you know the greatness that Page and Jones still bring to the stage. It's a shame they're not playing together anymore - Jones wasn't invited on the Zep-rooted Page and Plant tours - but at least they gave Zep fans a special treat, and more memories, this weekend.

      Any brain cells left out there? Well, probably not if you caught the Page/Crowes slamfest at the Worcester Centrum Centre (attended by 11,500 fans) on Saturday. This was a hammer-down night of guitar-crunch from the start. Page has joined the rebel-rocking Crowes for just a three-city tour, but it's his way of returning to his acid-blues roots with a vengeance. The Crowes rock hard, but Page went further by schooling them with an edgy ferocity that, along with an outstanding effort by Crowes singer Chris Robinson (emulating Robert Plant's banshee wailing), evoked serious memories of an early Led Zeppelin show.

      The song list was 75 percent Zeppelin - more than anticipated. And there was no slack to be found. How about these Zeppelin segues: the lacy ''In My Time of Dying'' into ''Your Time I s Gonna Come'' (with a soulful Hammond B3 line from the Crowes' Eddie Harsch); and a slashing ''Nobody's Fault But Mine'' into a punkish ''Heartbreaker'' to end the main set.

      Need more? How about for encores the mandolin-flecked ''Hey, Hey, What Can I Do'' into the erotic ''Whole Lotta Love'' and the famed Zep cover of ''You Shook Me'' (with Perry making his first appearance, sporting his newly coiffed GQ haircut, though it obviously hasn't changed his low-down-and-dirty guitar sound). And then a show-ending romp through ''Oh Well'' (penned by early Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green), which found Page and Perry duel ing toe-to-toe in a blistering battle that went on and on into the stratosphere. (I had seen Page and Perry jam once at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event, but never with this intensity.) They jousted on rhythm, they swapped leads, and they and the crowd were completely drained at the end.

      Page was out the whole night with the Crowes - and it was like adding TNT to an already combustible mix. Page lent guitar heft to several Crowes tunes (''Remedy'' blazed forth, as did their cover hit of Otis Redding's ''Hard to Handle''). Other covers during this tumultuous night: the low-fi funk of Little Walter's ''Mellow Down Easy'' and Elmore James's synapse-shredding ''Shake Your Moneymaker.'' Whew. If you're a rock fan and missed this show, then hang your head and cry.

      At the Paradise on Friday, Jones displayed his continued expertise, though this was just his first solo tour. To chants of ''Jonesy'' and ''J.P.,'' he crisply delved into tracks from his well-named new instrumental CD, ''Zooma,'' aided by Chapman stick player Nick Beggs, who added otherworldly sounds.

      Jones switched effortlessly from bass and pedal steel to a custom, triple-necked guitar used during a polyrhythmic, bluegrassy number. Oh yes, and he did three Zep tunes: ''No Quarter,'' ''Trampled Under Foot,'' and a magnificent ''Black Dog.'' There was no Page in sight, but Jones showed that he doesn't need him or anyone else to sustain his brilliance.

      This story ran on page C01 of the Boston Globe on 10/18/99.
      © Copyright 1999 Globe Newspaper Company.


News as of October 17, 1999
  • Joe Perry played with Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes!!
      Joe Perry joined Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes at their concert at the Worcester Centrum!!

      Before the show someone talked to a security guard and he said Joe Perry and Steven Tyler were in town for the Sox game and there was a possibility of one or both of them coming down, which happened...

      Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes played a great deal of Zeppelin and Crowes tunes, along with some blues classics. They also performed a beautiful version of the Yardbirds' classic "Shapes of Things".

      But, the energy level went to 11 when Chris Robinson introduced a "special guest", Joe Perry!! They did the Led Zeppelin song "You Shook Me" and then an incredible version of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well".
      Jimmy, Joe, and Rich Robinson wailed and left the audience freaking out.

      If anyone recorded this PLEASE email me!

  • New Aerosmith Video Compilation, "Clips"
      A new Aerosmith video is for sale at cdnow.com. It's called "Clips" and it says it came out in 1999. The only details that cdnow has listed on it is: "Videos of I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Hole In My Soul, Pink, and more." The prize is $8.99

      If anyone has any more info on this release please e-mail me and let me know.


News as of October 14, 1999
  • "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon" In Japan. Correction!
      The latest news on this is they moved the Japanese date back to Oct 27 so good chance the album will be out in the UK as detailed on Oct 25 as tend to have the similar dates (ie in the same week). Still makes you wonder why the USA date is 3 weeks later.

  • Britney Spears Want To Do A Duet With Steven
      In an article with Britney she said that she would like to do a duet with someone different like Steven Tyler...

News as of October 13, 1999
  • "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon" Released In Japan
      The Bob Marley tribute album, "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon", that features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on the track "Roots, Rock, Reggae" came out in Japan today!
      So it seems the album is done and dusted unless the Japanese version has slight variations on it but its not uncommon for releases to appear earlier in Japan.

News as of October 12, 1999
  • Live webcast of Jimmy Crespo in concert!!
      For those interested, there's a live webcast of former Aerosmith guitarist Jimmy Crespo playing tonight at 9pm (Californian time) in the All Star Pro Jam at www.videondemand.com ....Worth checking out!

  • Aerosmith and NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace
      The Racing driver and Aerosmith fan Kenny Wallace will be driving a Aerosmith Car on November 7th at the Phoenix International Raceway in the Duralube 500!!!
      There will also be die cast replicas of the car available.

      Here is a quote from Kenny:
      "It's like a dream come true for me to have Aerosmith on my car. I mean, what race car driver wouldn't want to have America's greatest rock band on their car? My favorite Aerosmith song is "Living on the Edge." Well, at Phoenix, I'm going to be driving on the edge."

      Kenny Vallace's site: http://www.kennywallaceracing.com/

      Driving on The Edge
      CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 6,1999)

      The Aerosmith Car Kenny Vallace will be driving on November 7th in Phoenix
      The Aerosmith Car Kenny Vallace will be driving on November 7th in Phoenix.
      Click on the picture for a larger version.

      On Nov. 7 at Phoenix International Raceway, Christmas comes early for NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Kenny Wallace. When the green flag waves for the Dura Lube 500, Wallace will be piloting a black and silver Square D Chevrolet in a tribute to his favorite band - Aerosmith.

      "Ever since I was a little kid, I loved their music," said the 36-year-old Wallace. "Back in '93 when I was racing at Michigan, I heard they were coming to The Palace in Detroit. So, I went and saw them. They were awesome. When they came to Charlotte later that year, I got backstage passes and met all the guys in the band.

      "Brad Whitford, the acoustic player, always liked racing, so we really hit it off. Ever since then, we've been really good friends. He lives in Massachusetts, and whenever he's not off touring somewhere, he comes to the New Hampshire races and parks his motorhome next to mine. He's a lot of fun."

      The idea to incorporate Aerosmith onto Wallace's Square D Chevrolet stemmed from NASCAR's summer concert series - NASCAR Rocks. When NASCAR Rocks was originally introduced, the idea to bring Wallace's favorite band together with the popularity of NASCAR was a no-brainer, according to Danielle Randall, president of The Motorsports Decisions Group, Inc., the marketing firm which handles the Square D Racing account.

      "This program has generated a lot of excitement with the employees, distributors and customers of Square D," said Randall. "It's a unique concept, and our biggest supporter during this whole effort was Kenny. His love of Aerosmith is genuine. He's a real fan."

      Said Wallace, "It's like a dream come true for me to have Aerosmith on my car. I mean, what race car driver wouldn't want to have America's greatest rock band on their car? My favorite Aerosmith song is "Living on the Edge." Well, at Phoenix, I'm going to be driving on the edge."

      A full-line of die-casts replicating the Aerosmith car will be manufactured by Mattel and ready for trackside purchase during the Phoenix race weekend. Fans will also be able to purchase die-casts by accessing Mattel's website at www.hotwheels.com. Additionally, souvenir apparel will be provided by Wateree, both trackside and on their website at www.watereesports.com.

  • Aerosmith Mention By Def Leppard
      On the Def Leppard Storytellers thing on VH1 last night Joe Elliot was talking about releasing ballads as opposed to rockers for singles. He said something like:

      "Yes, we'd love to see All Night (new Def Lep song) go to number one...but you take a band like Aerosmith, and then their fans moan and groan when they finally get there with a ballad. But the thing is, at least they're at #1...they're still a rock band, and if that's the way a rock band has to get to number one then we'll put ballads out..."

      Anyway, I thought it was cool to see Def Leppard mention Aerosmith. They also do a few times on their Behind The Music (which most of you probably already know), and if you look at some of the pics from it they wear Aero tshirts in a few shots.


News as of October 10, 1999
  • Not Really News But I Though You Might Want To Know....
      After that I posted the link to Van Halen doing Sweet Emotion yesterday I found out that there is a Van Halen bootleg CD called "Covers Band From Pasadena", which includes Van Halen doing "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way" and "Last Child" during their club days....

News as of October 9, 1999
  • Big Marley Tribute Update!
      I have a big update on the upcoming Bob Marley tribute album that features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. The web site "Sputnik7" has posted audio samples from the album including the Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Bob Marley track "Roots, Rock, Reggae." Now, it also includes a 13 minute video of in-studio and behind the scenes video and interviews of the making of this album. And, yes there is 2 minute segment with Steven and Joe.

      Their segment starts off with Steven recording the vocals for "Roots, Rock, Reggae." It then goes into a sit down interview with Steven and Joe. Now, this track was recorded in Mid-January of 1999 in Joe Perry's studio [the Boneyard]. Scott Swinsburg has transcribed the boyz part of the video:

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Steven Tyler: "When we heard that Stephen (Marley) was doing this album it was like I couldn't have asked, of all the songs on it, which song we would like to mess around with and it was thank you lord! One more gift, one more day of rock!"

      Julian Marley: "The rock and reggae have a relationship which is rebellious. The rebellious side. And, as you can hear in "Roots, Rock, Reggae." That rock guitar surely goes with it. You know what I mean?"

      Joe Perry: I looked at it more like jamming with them, you know? We had gotten up on stage with them at some point in the seventies. It's probably what it sounded like if the tape was rolling.

      Steven Tyler: Bob (Marley) will always be here because of his music. He will always be here because of the freedom that his music has given people. And, he will always be in the room, especially when somebody get the rare chance to sing with him on a track and have them bring in, take the tracks out. I close my eyes and he's here."
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Now, you can see this video and hear the new Steven/Joe/Bob track on the following site:

      http://www.sputnik7.com/bobmarley/stage.html

      Now, to see the video you have to click on the link at the top of the page inside the "Chant Down Babylon" image.

      Some more news from the album...it looks like from all sides that the group "Outkast" which was supposed to do a song on the album will not be anymore. I could be wrong though. Also, two new tracks have been added. Chuck D is doing "Black Survivors"...which is a remake of "Survival." Also, Rakim is doing "Concrete Jungle." And, Mr Cheeks has been added to The Lost Boyz track "Guiltiness." Also, The Ghetto Youths Crew has been added to The Marley Brothers track "Kinky Reggae." So, here is all the information I have on the album so far:

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Title: "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon"
      Release Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 1999
      Executive Producer: Stephen Marley

      Record Labels:
      1) Universal Records
      2) Island Records
      3) Def Jam Records
      4) Tuff Gong Records

      Tentative Track Listing:

      1) Steven Tyler & Joe Perry/Bob Marley- "Roots, Rock, Reggae"
      2) Guru/Bob Marley- "Johnny Was"
      3) The Marley Brothers & The Ghetto Youths Crew/Bob Marley- "Kinky Reggae"
      4) Lauren Hill/Bob Marley- "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
      5) Krayzie Bone/Bob Marley- "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)"
      6) Erykah Badu/Bob Marley- "No More Trouble"
      7) MC Lyte/Bob Marley- "Jamming"
      8) Busta Rhymes/Bob Marley- "Rastaman Chant"
      9) The Roots/Bob Marley- "Burnin' and Lootin' "
      10) The Lost Boyz Featuring Mr. Cheeks/Bob Marley- "Guiltiness"
      11) Chuck D/Bob Marley- "Black Survivors" [remake of "Survival"]
      12) Rakim/Bob Marley- "Concrete Jungle"
      13) Outkast/Bob Marley- "?????"
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Now..the following is Non-Aero...just in case you might want to know:

      The song that Erykah Badu is doing "No More Trouble" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 album "Catch A Fire."

      The song that The Marley Brothers are doing "Kinky Reggae" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 album "Catch A Fire."

      The song that Rakim is doing "Concrete Jungle" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 album "Catch A Fire."

      The song that Busta Rhymes is doing "Rastaman Chant" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 album "Burnin'."

      The song that The Roots are doing "Burnin' and Lootin' " was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1973 album "Burnin'."

      The song that Krayzie Bone is doing "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1974 album "Natty Dread."

      The song that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are doing "Roots, Rock, Reggae" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1976 album "Rastaman Vibration."

      The song that Guru [From "Gang Starr"] is doing "Johnny Was" was originally on the 1976 Bob Marley & The Wailers album "Rastaman Vibration."

      The song that Lauren Hill is doing "Turn Your Lights Down Low" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."

      The song that MC Lyte is doing "Jamming" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."

      The song that The Lost Boyz are doing "Guiltiness" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."

      The song that Chuck D is doing "Black Survivors" was is a remake of the Bob Marley & The Wailers song "Survivial" which was was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1979 album "Survival."

  • VH1's The List
      The VH1 program 'The List' just voted Run DMC's Walk This Way the second most important moment in rock and roll history. Number one was the death of John Lennon...

      Coolio was on the panel and he said that growing up in his neighborhood, a person would never let their friends know they listened to rock even though he and his mother listened behind closed doors. After the release of Run DMC's Walk This Way, listening to rock became accepted.

  • Listen To Van Halen Covering Sweet Emotion!!!
      Bands such as Van Halen and Def Leppard has often said they played Aerosmith songs in their set in their club days.... Check the following out:

      Check out http://www.dlrarmy.com for ancient clips of VAN HALEN covering KISS' 'Rock And Roll All Nite' and AEROSMITH's 'Sweet Emotion' back in their club days... You can either listen to VH's cover of Sweet Emotion in Real Audio or download it in MP3 format!!

  • Black Sabbath said no to Hall Of Fame
      Ozzy has said that this award means nothing for him because the voters don't know about music at all. So he doesn't want the award (if they get to be chosen). Some people think that this is because last year they were on the list and weren't chosen, so maybe he's preparing for another bad time in votation.

News as of October 8, 1999
  • Steven Tyler On Tribute Albums... from RS Really Randoms:
      Until Aerosmith returns to the road, STEVEN TYLER has been filling his time by appearing on tribute albums. According to Julie Larson, executive producer for a JONI MITCHELL tribute, Tyler is set to record a track with with KEITH RICHARDS. Last month, he recorded "Roots, Rock, and Reggae," from Bob Marley's seminal 1976 Rastaman Vibration, for Chant Down Babylon, a new tribute album produced by the superstar's son, Stephen, that's being released in November as a joint venture between Jamaica's Island Records and Def Jam. The Marley disc also features LAURYN HILL on "Turn Your Lights Down Low" . . .

  • Liv Tyler On Jay Leno
      Liv was on Jay Leno last night and she's colored her hair red! Her hair is long again, she looked great and of course mention "Dad" and that her mom Bebe Buell is in a rock band and is playing somewhere in NYC.

News as of October 7, 1999
  • Steven Tyler To Record Song With Keith Richards?
      Rumors says Steven will be teaming up with Keith Richards to do a song on a Joany Mitchell tribute album.

  • Steven Tyler, Second Sexiest Male Artist According To VH1
      VH1 has a new show called "The List" and tonight was about the sexiest male artist, and Steven was voted in the number 2 spot! Elvis was number one.

  • Steven In Rolling Stone Magazine
      On page 25 of the latest Rolling Stone issue (10/28), in Random Notes, there is a good pic of Steven and Kid Rock.

  • Mia Tyler In Seventeen Magazine
      The November issue of Seventeen - Style Q&A - Mia Tyler answers some questions girls asked about weight and clothing. page 34.

  • Jimmy Crespo
      Just a little correction on that last post - Jimmy Crespo will be on Channel 57 on Thursday October 7 at 9pm on a chat show called Generation Tu (i don't know but this may only be televised in california- it's a spanish american channel - info someone?)...hope some of you get to catch it, and if you do, i'd love to know what he has to say on it...

      On top of that, check out a new exclusive interview with Jimmy at Riff and Roll, which includes Jimmy talking about things such as Steven Tyler almost being kicked out of the band, unreleased Aerosmith and Renegade songs, and the making of Rock In A Hard Place amongst lots of other stuff.

      On top of that, you guys can check out new photos of Jimmy's tour with Rod Stewart a couple of years ago, and find out about his upcoming gigs in LA and his recent album appearances...

  • Joe Perry on "The History of Guitar"
      Joe was seen in a commercial where they were announcing a special about "The History of Guitar" in People and Art Channel. Look out for this show since Joe is probably in it...

  • I Know I've Posted This Before But...
      The December Issue Of Metal Edge In the December issue of Metal Edge Magazine, there is a huge poster of Steven, just Steven. It is the picture where he is holding the American flag.

      This is how the Magazine looks in case you haven't found it -->


News as of October 5, 1999
  • Boston Globe - Inside Track Mention
      And finally, congrats to car czar Ernie Boch Jr. and Kristen Gillis, who were told to ``Come on Down!'' as husband and wife at their wedding reception at the Fairmont Copley Plaza the other night. And there was a traffic jam of pals witnessing the grand event including Barrett of the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, Godsmack manager Paul Geary, Super Radio guy John Garabedian; Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer; WAAF-FM GM Bruce Mittman; Patrick and Kristina Lyons; Mistral maestro Seth Greenberg; ex-Aerosmith manager Tim Collins; and many, many more.

News as of October 4, 1999
  • Steven Tyler In A Brazilian Magazine
      There's a great pic of Steven in REvista da Web (Brazilian one), and an article talking about a book, "Rock stars do dumbest things" , talking about when Steven got out from reabilitation, and had forgotten the names of the Aerosmith Albums.

  • Names & Faces/Boston Globe

      Island shopping
      Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and family were spotted on Nantucket this weekend, enjoying the beautiful weather and getting in some shopping. One stop they made was at Belle Maison, an antiques and home furnishings store on South Water Street. In other shopping on the island Saturday, Tyler bought a stack of books and three compilation CDs: one of great female jazz singers, another of their male counterparts, and a third of great crooners. Looks like Tyler has great taste in music ...


News as of October 3, 1999
  • Yet Another Marley Tribute Update...
      I'm sorry for all these updates...but I'm sure some of you like them. I have yet another update on the upcoming Bob Marley tribute album that features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Yet another record label has been added to the THREE that are already releasing it! Universal Records has been added to the list. I guess because Universal owns two of the other labels [Island and Def Jam]. Also...Bob Marley's official web site just reported what song The Lost Boyz will be doing and it is "Guiltiness." So...here is all the information I have on this album....again:

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Title: "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon"
      Release Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 1999
      Executive Producer: Stephen Marley

      Record Labels:
      1) Universal Records
      2) Island Records
      3) Def Jam Records
      4) Tuff Gong Records

      Tentative Track Listing:

      1) Steven Tyler &Joe Perry/Bob Marley- "Roots, Rock, Reggae"
      2) Guru [From "Gang Starr"]/Bob Marley- "Johnny Was"
      3) The Marley Brothers/Bob Marley- "Kinky Reggae"
      4) Lauren Hill/Bob Marley- "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
      5) Krayzie Bone/Bob Marley- "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)"
      6) Erykah Badu/Bob Marley- "No More Trouble"
      7) MC Lyte/Bob Marley- "Jamming"
      8) Busta Rhymes/Bob Marley- "Rastaman Chant"
      9) The Roots/Bob Marley- "Burnin' and Lootin' "
      10) The Lost Boyz/Bob Marley- "Guiltiness"
      11) Outkast/Bob Marley- "?????"
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Still no word on which song "Outkast" will be doing.

      Now..the following is Non-Aero...just in case you might want to know:

      The song that Erykah Badu is doing "No More Trouble" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1973 album "Catch A Fire."

      The song that The Marley Brothers are doing "Kinky Reggae" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1973 album "Catch A Fire."

      The song that Busta Rhymes is doing "Rastaman Chant" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1973 album "Burnin'."

      The song that The Roots are doing "Burnin' and Lootin' " was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1973 album "Burnin'."

      The song that Krayzie Bone is doing "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1974 album "Natty Dread."

      The song that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are doing "Roots, Rock, Reggae" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1976 album "Rastaman Vibration."

      The song that Guru [From "Gang Starr"] is doing "Johnny Was" was originally on the 1976 Bob Marley &The Wailers album "Rastaman Vibration."

      The song that Lauren Hill is doing "Turn Your Lights Down Low" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."

      The song that MC Lyte is doing "Jamming" was originally on the Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."

      The song that The Lost Boyz are doing "Guiltiness" was originally on the Bob Marley &The Wailers 1977 album "Exodus."


News as of October 2, 1999
  • Another Marley Tribute Update!
      I just have a small update about the upcoming Bob Marley tribute album with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Ice Magazine [www.icemagazine.com] is reporting that the official release date is now Tuesday, November 16th, 1999. And...it will now be released through three record labels...not two. It will now be released through "Tuff Gong Records" as well as "Island Records" and "Def Jam Records." So...again, here is all the information I have so far:

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Title: "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon"
      Release Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 1999
      Record Label: Island/Def Jam/Tuff Gong Records
      Executive Producer: Stephen Marley

      Tentative Track Listing:

      1) Steven Tyler & Joe Perry/Bob Marley- "Roots, Rock, Reggae"
      2) Guru [From "Gang Starr"]/Bob Marley- "Johnny Was"
      3) The Marley Brothers/Bob Marley- "Kinky Reggae"
      4) Lauren Hill/Bob Marley- "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
      5) Krayzie Bone/Bob Marley- "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)"
      6) Erykah Badu/Bob Marley- "No More Trouble"
      7) MC Lyte/Bob Marley- "Jamming"
      8) Busta Rhymes/Bob Marley- "Rastaman Chant"
      9) The Roots/Bob Marley- "Burnin' and Lootin' "
      10) The Lost Boyz/Bob Marley- "?????"
      11) Outkast/Bob Marley- "?????"
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • German TV-Alert
      MTV Germany shows an 1/2 hour retrospective on the band's history on oct. 17th, 11 p.m. I don't know if it will be aired in other European countries as well - so check your TV-programmes

  • Liv Tyler On Jay Leno
      According to Entertainment Weekly Liv is going to be Jay's guest on Thursday, October 7th.

  • Steven Tyler on the Phone on TFI Friday (As told by Tom)
      It was midnight and I had only just woken up after doing my usual Friday trick and fallen asleep on the settee. Flicked through some channels, stopping at Ch4's TFI Friday and I hear Chris Evan's say "Its steven Tyler on the phone"...
      The call lasted about 2 minutes and I managed to catch 1 min 20s of it on tape. , they were joking about as usual. He said he was on a line waiting to get in to Magic Kingdom and that he was having this conversation with Oprah Winfrey about how to cook potato and Apple Rosti! Yes, he rang Chris to find out whether in *Delia Smith's book it states 2 or 3 tablespoons of flour. Chris pulls out the book which he just happened to have ready and points out it is definetely two, Steven aknowledges he was wrong and you hear loads of Ohhh in the backround (sounded like Tom and Joey plus female voices). Then Chris asks him if he would like to be a millionare. Steven replies that seeing he is worth 20 million right now that it would be a step backwards. Chris says Love you Steven, Steven says love you Chris, and they hang up. Pretty zany but that's how it was.
      * Delia Smith is a celeb English Cook

News as of October 1, 1999
  • Destination Stardom - A New Talent Show
      Seth reports that he has seen a commercial about a new talent show called Destination Stardom. What's Aerosmith related about it? In the promo spot there's a guy who thinks he can sing like Steven. They have a whole band and this "dude" is dressed in a leopard-skin suit like Steven's. From the sound of the commercial they need to turn the echo up on his mike. Should be fun to watch.

      Check TVGuide.com for local listings, for central NJ it's on Comcast 24 WTGI 8:00PM Sat. Oct. 2

  • Steven as Garth Brooks' personal model?
      It's still not clear whether Brooks will wind up playing the character when ``The Lamb'' finally starts filming.

      ``I'm the voice and the face of the album,'' Brooks said, adding that his personal model for the Gaines character was Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

      ``To me, the character ... hasn't been a 6-1, 225-pound guy. If I do play it, I'm gonna need to lose an ass and a half.''

      This chat transcript was found on a website about Garth Brooks:

      PreppyGirl1980 asks: What made you decide to take on the role of Christopher Gaines?

      vh1_garth_brooks: I originally was going for somebody very thin and beautiful with lots of hair to play Chris. I even made a call to Steven Tyler. It was Babyface and Paramount Pictures that talked me into trying to develop Chris's music.

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