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News as of September 29, 1998
  • US Billboard Charts
      Here's where Aerosmith stands on this week's U.S. Billboard
      "Top 250 album" & "Hot 100 Singles" charts.

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single
      Slipped one spot on the singles charts to end up @ #2...
      Ending it's four week reign at #1! [Now in it's 5th week of release]

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 4 points from last week
      to end up at #11...Now, in it's 13th week of release!

      "Nine Lives" fell 20 points from last week
      to end up @ #199...Now, in it's 78th week of release!

      "Big Ones" fell 6 points from last week to end up at #207.
      Now, in it's 13th week back on the charts!

      And, "Greatest Hits" fell 2 points from last week
      to end up @ #222! Now, in it's 2nd week back on the charts!

  • Tylers in Teen People Magazine
      Steven and Liv Tyler got awarded "Most Stylish Dad and Daughter" in teen people magizine. (Mia tyler also has an article 'bout something else in the same mag.)

  • Steven Tyler thing from AOL news
      It's about Steven doing the Baseball thing. If you want to read it...

      The Flamboyant Front Man for Aerosmith Steven Tyler Throws Out the First Pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game Thursday, September 24

      NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has been invited by the St. Louis Cardinals to throw out the first pitch for their game against The Montreal Expos, this Thursday, September 24, at Busch Stadium in front of a sold out crowd of 48,000 fans.

      Tyler, in town for Aerosmith's show at the Riverbend Amphitheatre on Friday, September 25, originally expressed interest in attending the game specifically to see the record-breaking Mark McGwire in action. The Cardinals then extended the invitation to have Tyler participate in the event.

      Riding high on the charts with the band's #1 single, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," Tyler jumped at the chance. "When I was growing up, I had two dreams," he said, "and since the Red Sox did not draft me, this is the closest I'm going to come to fulfilling the second one!"

      The Game will start at 7:10 pm CST and is one of the final games of The Cardinals regular season.

      SOURCE Kathryn Schenker Associates

      CO:

      ST: New York

      IN: ENT SPT

      SU:

      09/24/98 13:59 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com

  • Aerosmith mention in Rolling Stone
      There's a Aero-thing in the October 15th Rolling Stone.
      It's titled, "It Only Hurts When I Rock"
      And under Steven Tyler there's, injury-torn knee cartilage after a run-in with the base of his microphone stand while dancing. Damage done-14 tour dates canceled. Volume-Most 50 year olds do this while power-walking.

      Then for Joey it says, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith. Injury- Second-degree burns after his Ferrari caught fire while he was getting gas. Damage done-Tour postponed, Ferrari fried. Volume-11 amps (amplifier). He was at the pump with his car running! Topped only by spontaneous combustion while drumming.

      It's on page 27. It's the issue with Marilyn Manson on the front.

  • Steven Tyler Story in Book
      Here is some news heard on the radio (Kfox 98.5) today...
      Greg Kihn is the morning dj on Kfox 98.5 and he keeps mentioning this book of short stories by rock musicians that he wants to compile and publish. This morning he disclosed the names of all who *will* write a story for this book and Mr. Steven Tyler was one of them. It most likely will be out next year as Greg is involved with a book tour of his own right now.

  • Aerosmith tribute Album!!!!
      Here's a part of an article about upcoming tribute albums including one for Aerosmith (To read the whole thing look below)

      Cleopatra Records is suddenly becoming a driving force in killer tribute albums, with works on the way honoring Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, and Madonna. While details remain sketchy on the albums.......

      The as- yet- untitled tribute is scheduled for release in January 1999. The tributes to Aerosmith, Prince, and Madonna are tentatively scheduled for release a few months later in March.......

      If you want to read the full Article, see below. It's mainly about the Alice Cooper one and everybody who likes Hardrock/Metal should check it out 'cause there's many musicians from other bands that will be on the Album, which by looking at who will be on it will be a great rockin' album : )

      ALICE COOPER TRIBUTE TO FEATURE METAL STARS GALORE

      Cleopatra Records is suddenly becoming a driving force in killer tribute albums, with works on the way honoring Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, and Madonna (allstar, Sept. 23). While details remain sketchy on the albums, info has emerged which may slate Culture Club's Boy George on Prince's "When Doves Cry," while the track listing for the Alice Cooper tribute has just been finalized.

      A slew of heavy metal immortals have contributed to the Cooper album, whose liner notes read like a who's-who in the heavy metal Hall of Fame. Included among the bunch are Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen; the Who's Roger Daltrey; former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan; Alice in Chains bassist Mike Iniz; former Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider; Don Dokken; Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman of Megadeth; Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden; Ronnie James Dio; the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones; and former Cult guitarist Billy Duffy. Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Mick Mars will also contribute to an as- yet- undecided track.

      The album's producer, Bob Kulick (who discussed the making of the album with allstar on July 1), also plays rhythm guitar on nearly all of the tracks.

      The as- yet- untitled tribute is scheduled for release in January 1999. The tributes to Aerosmith, Prince, and Madonna are tentatively scheduled for release a few months later in March.

      The complete Alice Cooper tribute album track listing, with musicians, is as follows:

      1. "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
      Vocals: Roger Daltrey
      Lead Guitar: Slash
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick (Alice Cooper, W.A.S.P.)
      Bass: Mike Iniz (Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osborne)
      Drums: Carmine Appice (Black Sabbath; Beck Bogart & Appice)

      2. "Eighteen"
      Vocals: Don Dokken
      Lead Guitar: John Norum (Europe, Dokken)
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Bass: Tim Bogart (Beck Bogart & Appice)
      Drums: Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth)

      3. "Black Widow"
      Vocals: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
      Lead Guitar: Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Bass: Tony Franklin (Whitesnake, the Firm)
      Drums: Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen)
      Keyboards: Mike Sheranian (Dream Theater)

      4. "Welcome to My Nightmare"
      Vocals: Ronnie James Dio
      Lead Guitar: Steve Lukather (Toto, Alice Cooper)
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Bass: Phil Sousson (Ozzy Osbourne)
      Drums: Randy Aldridge (Ozzy Osbourne)

      5. "Billion Dollar Babies"
      Vocals: Phil Lewis (LA Guns)
      Lead Guitar: George Lynch (Dokken) Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Bass: Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani)
      Drums: Dinner Calaiuth (Sting)
      Keyboards: Mike Sheranian

      6. "School's Out"
      Vocals: Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
      Lead Guitar: Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Bass: Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath)
      Drums: Eric Singer (Kiss)

      7. "Under My Wheels"
      Vocals: Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
      Lead Guitar: Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
      Rhythm Guitar: Bob Kulick
      Sax: Clarence Clemons (Bruce Springsteen)
      Bass: Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot)
      Drums: Pat Torpey (Mr. Big)

      8. "Elected"
      Vocals: Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
      Lead Guitar: Steve Jones, Billy Duffy (the Cult)
      Bass: Duff McKagan
      Drums: Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses)

      9. "Go to Hell"
      Vocals: Dee Snider (Twisted Sisters)
      Additional musicians unknown at press time

  • October '98 issue of Maximum Guitar
      Monica Tellez Reports:
      I just went out and got the Oct. 98 issue of Maximum Guitar with Korn on the cover. They have a long article of "The Complete History of Hard Rock--Featuring Black Sabbath Metallica Megadeath Pantera and More." Well, being the heavy metal/hard rock fan that I am, I bought it. I was reading all about Black Sabbath, Zep, Hendrix, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple when I turned the page and saw a little picture of Joe Perry! I read the rest of the article and saw one little comment on our Bad Boys...It said,

      "All these bands flamed out by the mid-seventies, brought down by a combination of drugs, partying, bad management, and hectic recording and touring schedules. But there was a new generation waiting in the wings. Mixing the party rock of Grand Funk with the blues of the Stones, and equaling everyone else's drug intake combined, was Boston's Aerosmith;"

      Then it goes on to talk about Kiss and Judas Priest then all the hair bands of the eighties. I never thought of Aerosmith being in "the new generation" but I guess it makes sense. All together, a good article, for all the heavy metal fans out there. I wish they would have had a little more about Aerosmith, but what am I expecting, respect? LOL


News as of September 28, 1998
  • A Little South of Sanity
      Great news for all Swedish Fans!!! (Such as my self)
      I just found on the Swedish website "Rockguiden"
      http://www.rockguiden.se/skivrele.htm (Site is in Swedish)

      ...Aerosmith's new Live album will be released in Sweden
      on October 5th (That's 15 days before it's released in the US!!)

      I Would guess that this means it will be released earlier in the
      rest of Europe too but i haven't got that confirmed anywhere.
      Ofcourse the site can be wrong but i hope it isn't..... YES!!!

  • Aerosmith in Commercial
      Carol Thompson Reports:
      I was watching CBS tonight and saw a commercial for a new TV show starting this Wednesday at 8:00 (I think) called Maggie something-or-other.

      Anyway, what caught my eye was that the clip showed the star of the show standing at her apartment door, the shot was from the outside looking into her apartment. On the wall I SWEAR I saw an Aerosmith poster! It was in the upper left corner of the wall, and I think there was a poster of the band underneath it.

  • UK Official Charts
      I Don't Want to Miss a Thing is now up one more place at No 7.

News as of September 25, 1998
  • Baseball
      Last night, Steven was invited to throw out the first pitch at the St Louis Cardinals game. Per a PR Newswire Release, Steven is reported to have said "When I was growing up, I had two dreams, and since the Red Sox did not draft me, this is the closest I'm going to come to fulfilling the second one!" : )

      Fox Sports West aired a clip this morning, and some captures of it can be found in a new section of my picture page [ Click here]
      All those Pictures are from Lynn's Aerosmith Page


News as of September 24, 1998
  • Baseball
      On WNEW they have said that Steven Tyler will be throwing out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals - Montreal Expos game tonight at 8:00 ET!!!!

  • A little South of sanity
      The CDNow and Music Boulevard sites listes 2 versions of
      the upcomming Live Album, A Little South Of Sanity:
      A "CLEAN version", and a "EXPLICIT version"
      I don't know what the difference is yet but i will post it as soon as i find out

  • Steven Interview
      Yesterday Steven Tyler was beeing interviewed on Radio 96Rock.
      If you want a "Transcript" of it made by Merry (Thanks!)

      Well after Steven was 45 mins late. (and I was pacing my living room for an hour) The interview started with the DJ playing a little harmonica. Then Steven did a little thing with his voice and then said "See you got your harp, I got mine, my jaw harp."

      They talked about the Black Crows and the DJ talked and asked things about how long they are always on tour. (Sorry there is just so much, its hard to type it all up.)

      Anyway the first girl got to ask her question after telling Steven she use to live in Boston. She told him she had their first two vinyl records. Steven told her to bring it to the gig and he would sign them. She said she was not going to the gig. ( :o( Crazy girl hehehe). The her question for him was did they ever get to play at the Boston Tea Party. Steven told her no, but he thought Joe Perry did when he did The Joe Perry Project.

      Then I was introduced. :o) I said Hi Steven. And he said "There's just something about Mary." I just giggled and then he said "Talk to me girl". I feel like a dummy hehe. I was so nervious all I could say was (again) " Hi Steven I just wanted to tell you that you are my hero." He said, "You think?" I replied "No, I know. You have inpired me in such a way this past year. That you just would not believe (or something like that. Sorry I am trying to remember this all correctly)" He said, "Aw that's sweet. That's terrific, I hope it was something I said." I replied, "It was something you did, and said." He just kept saying it was sweet, and thank you. Then I just asked my question. Sorry, I had a pathetic one. But it pasted the screening the DJ's did. LOL!! I just had to ask something I thought they would want. So I asked Steven "I know you came up with the title for your new live album, "A Little South of Sanity" and wondered where you came up with that." He replied, "with the life I lead?" Of course we all laughed. Then he just played around about the names. And all I could do at this point was giggle. (Jeez…I feel like an idiot now) Then they said well thanks for calling Merry and I said 'Oh thank you!!" and that was it for me.

      The next guy told Steven that he got a chance to meet him in Boston at Mama Kin's and asked him a question that he never really answered. Steven said, "oh that was wrong. Sorry." So the guy asked him again. He asked why they stayed in the game (well basically). Steven's answer in Boston has simply been "The Money" and he had laughed it off. So, Steven said, that had been one of those moments when it was suppose to be hahahaha. But the truth of it was that it was not all about the money. To sum up what he said, he simply went into talking about how much he enjoys getting on stage and seeing the other guys. And just rocking out.

      The last girl got on. And asked, "After all these years, and all the places you go to, why do you still choose to live in Boston?" To simplify his answer to this, he said, "Well, you know if I lived in Maui for a year, then he might move there. But then he said, "what do you mean LIVE?" The most time I have spent at home was this past summer because of my knee."

      Well that is pretty much it. Sorry I didn't go into it more. But I will post when I get the clips on my page for you all. :o) And after they come here next week, I will add new clips from the interview that is scheduled.

      Later,
      ^^A^^ fan for life,
      Merry


News as of September 22, 1998
  • IDWTMAT Certified Gold
      The Billboard web site has just posted that Aerosmith's latest single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" was certified gold on Tuesday, September 15th, 1998!

  • Rock This way - 1 year Online!!
      Yeah that's right! This page has now been up for exactly one year
      And last night it also passed 25000 visitors, so that's kind cool : )
      Anyway, thanks to all of you people who has been visiting the page during this year and i hope you will keep coming back.

News as of September 21, 1998
  • IDWTMAT on the UK charts
      After last weeks drop of two places
      this week it is climbing up 6 places it is now at No 8.

News as of September 20, 1998
  • IDWTMAT on the charts
      Aerosmith stays No. 1 with their hit IDWTMAT in Australia, United States, India, Rick Deez Weekly Top 40, the American Top 40 and some European countries. In Sweden it's the #2 most sold single this week.

News as of September 19, 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 continues it's reign
      at the #1 position on the singles charts for the 4th week in a row!

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack climbed up one point
      to end up @ #7...Now, in it's 12th week of release!
      Selling another 92,000 copies in the process!

      "Nine Lives" climbed up 67 points from last week [WOW!!!]
      to end up @ #179...Now, in it's 78th week of release!

      "Big Ones" climbed 17 points from last week to end up @ #201.
      Now, in it's 12th week back on the charts!

      And....In a surprise, Aerosmith's "Greatest Hits" album
      re-entered the charts and ended up @ #220!


News as of September 17, 1998
  • Be Cool
      As you might know Aerosmith will be featured in Elmore Leonard's upcoming sequel to Get Shorty "Be Cool" here's a part of an interview where Joe Perry Tells more about it

      "It's classic Elmore Leonard," says Perry, who's seen advance copies of the novel. "Without giving too much away, the band that [main character] Chili Palmer wants to manage opens for us." As for reports that Aerosmith will appear in and provide music for the movie adaptation of the book, Perry says nothing's been determined yet. "In the course of a project like that, a lot of stuff changes or ends up the on the floor," he says. "For us to be in it this far is an honor, and we'll see how it goes from here."

  • Next Album...
      In the Same interview Perry said that he expects Aerosmith to return to the studio for its next album in early 1999, after the Nine Lives tour ends and the group takes some time off for the holidays

  • Armageddon for sale on Video
      Just in Time For Xmas: Armageddon
      Buena Vista Home Video announced Monday that the film "Armageddon," starring Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler, will be released on video Nov. 13. The price will be $22.99.

  • Steven on Radio
      Unicorn Reports:
      Ok, I am on my way to work listening to my 2 new favorite morning people. It's the one guy's birthday and they had all sorts of people calling in to wish him a happy birthday. I wasn't really paying too much attention when someone said "ok, this guy is cooler than cool". TJ (the birthday boy) picks up the phone and says "hello?" All of a sudden I hear that old familar scream. It was Steven calling Charlotte, NC to wish him a happy birthday!

      They talked far a little bit and the phone lines cut him off but Steven called him back asking "Was it as good for you as it was for me?" They talked about the MTV awards and how Joey was doing. He then said "Well after wacking up my knee Joey had to show me up by trying to light one of his Havannah cigars with his car."

  • Unflattering Mention
      Jamie Anderson Reports:
      In Today's Melbourne Herald-Sun (Australia) in their HiT magazine, they had a list of what's hot and what's not - amongst the 3 "Not" entries was "Aerosmith at # 1: Their faces have more craters than the deadly asteroids in Armageddon"

      Anyway, 2nd week in a row Aerosmith has been at no.1 here


News as of September 15, 1998
  • Aerosmith in Australia
      Aerosmith's IDWTMAT is now #1 on Australia's singles chart.
      It is their first #1 song in Australia chart ever.
      The soundtrack is #5 on the album chart.

News as of September 14, 1998
  • VMA House Of Style
      On the MTV's VMA House Of Style program they had little clips of the boys. They had a top ten best dressed countdown for who looked the best at the VMA and Aerosmith was number six!!

  • Music Choice Magazine
      In the September issue of Music Choice Magazine
      There's a 8 pg. interview with Steven and about 4 pics.
      The cover says "The Nine Lives of Steven Tyler;
      Aerosmith's Bad Boy Goes Off". Pick it up today!!!!!!!

News as of September 12, 1998
  • U.S 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 continues it's reign at
      the #1 position on the singles charts for the third week in a row!

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack fell 5 points from last week
      to end up @ #8...Now, in it's 11th week of release!
      Selling another 105,000 copies in the process!

      "Big Ones" fell 4 points from last week to end up at #218...
      Now, in it's 11th week back on the charts!

      "Nine Lives" fell yet another 2 points and ended up at #246...
      Now, in it's 77th week of release!


News as of September 11, 1998
  • MTV Video Music Awards
      Aerosmith won for "Best Rock Video" - Pink!
      And "Best Video from a Movie" - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
      In the pre-show they lost "Best Editing" - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing And "Best Special Effects" - Pink. Both went to Madonna's videos

  • Article about Clothes on MTV Video Music Awards
      Here's a chort news clip/article about how the people at the
      Video music awards, including Aerosmith, are going to be dressed
      (this was written before the awards)

      Tommy Hilfiger to Dress Nominees and MTV VJs for the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards

      BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Designer Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce that he will be dressing the following MTV nominees, presenters and hosts for the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. The show will be broadcast live from the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 10 at 8:00 PM (EST).

      Aerosmith, nominated for several awards, including Best Rock Video, will be dressed head to toe in Tommy Hilfiger Collection. Steven Tyler will be wearing a bronze sequined T-shirt with liquid silver stretch pants and a black jersey sequined half skirt with a long floral brocade coat. Joe Perry has selected a gunmetal riding coat with a gray silk taffeta pinstripe dress shirt and black silk satin pants. Joey Kramer will wear a black wool suit with gold lurex pinstripes and a gold cotton mesh dress shirt. Brad Whitford has chosen a red silk satin jacket with a gray silk devore dress shirt and brown iridescent pants. Tom Hamilton will be dressed in a brown iridescent stretch pinstripe suit with a copper silk devore dress shirt.

      Pras, nominated for two awards, including Best Rap Video, will arrive in a blue leather suit with a copper silk devore dress shirt. For his performance, he has chosen a navy and white bleach printed stretch cotton suit with a light blue basketball jersey.

      Jennifer Love Hewitt, a presenter at the awards and star of "Party of Five" has selected a long sleeve black silk jersey cowl neck dress.

      Serena Altschul, MTV VJ, has selected a liquid silver v-neck sleeveless gown with a slide slit to wear during her broadcast and a black glitter encrusted jersey sleeveless mini dress for the after parties.

      John Norris, MTV VJ, will be wearing a blue silk devore dress shirt with silver leather pants.

      Rebecca Romijn, host of MTV's "House of Style," is expected to wear a black leather hand stitched pinstripe strapless dress or a black beaded bias cut mini dress.

      Backstreet Boys, nominated for two awards, including Best Group Video, have chosen several looks from Tommy Hilfiger Collection for their live performance at the awards.

      SOURCE Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc.

      CO: Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc.

      ST: California

      IN: REA TEX HOU

      SU:

  • Joe Perry Birthday Article
      Everyday the "Addicted To Noise" website profiles a famous musician whose birthday it is and yesterday Joe Perry got the treatment.

      This was found on "Addicted To Noise".
      http://www.addictedtonoise.com on Sept 10th, 1998

      Everyday they profile a famous musician whose birthday it is and on September 10th Joe Perry got the treatment.
      There was also picture of Joe from the mini poster inside Pump.


      Aerosmith's Joe Perry

      Today is the 48th birthday of Aerosmith guitarist Anthony Joseph Perry, better known as Joe, who was born in Boston. Aerosmith were one of the most popular hard rock groups of the '70s and have enjoyed a creative and popular resurgence since the mid-'80s. Perry met singer Steven Tyler in an ice cream parlor and they decided to form a band with bassist Tom Hamilton, with whom Perry had played in the Jam Band. After adding guitarist Brad Whitford and drummer Joey Kramer, the band gigged around Boston and named themselves Aerosmith in 1970.

      Clive Davis, now head of Arista Records, signed Aerosmith to Columbia in 1972. On their eponymous 1973 debut album, Aerosmith created the mold for the '70's power ballad with their classic "Dream On." Get Your Wings (1974) spent 86 weeks on the Billboard album chart as Aerosmith relentlessly toured the U.S. 1975's Toys In The Attic, filled with spare riffs and sexual double entendres, broke the band big in America. "Dream On" was quickly reissued and made the top 10 singles chart. After releasing the popular, critically lauded Rocks (1976), Aerosmith again hit the top 10 with "Walk This Way," the last release from Toys. After a short break came Draw The Line, which was certified platinum despite critical drubbing. Aerosmith seemed tired at this point, and performed the Beatles' "Come Together" in the disastrous film "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

      The aptly titled Night in the Ruts (1979) appeared as Perry announced he was leaving to form the Joe Perry Project. Whitford soon departed as well. Aerosmith carried on without them on 1982's Rock in a Hard Place. Meanwhile, various members battled debilitating drug addictions. Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band issued Done With Mirrors (1986), which showed signs of rejuvenation. Tyler and Perry resurrected Aerosmith's popularity by appearing on Run D.M.C.'s rap cover of "Walk This Way" and its accompanying video.

      Now signed to Geffen Records, Aerosmith began taking the charts by storm again with Permanent Vacation (1987). While Perry and Tyler had composed most of the band's songs in the past, this album marked the start of collaborations with outside songwriters such as Holly Knight and Desmond Child. The results were such smashes as "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" and "Rag Doll," beginning one of the greatest comebacks in rock history. Pump was even more popular, selling four million copies and spawning top 10s such as "Love in an Elevator." Debuting at #1, Get a Grip (1993) sounded much like its two predecessors.

      Switching back to Columbia via a hyped multimillion dollar contract, Aerosmith unveiled Nine Lives in 1997, after troubles with managers and producers. The album sold poorly compared with the band's past few, but just when Aerosmith seemed headed for another slump, they rebounded with the #1 song "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing," from the film "Armageddon."

      Aerosmith will release a live album, A Little South Of Sanity, next month.

      Other birthdays: Roy Ayers, 58; Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), 56; Jose Feliciano, 53; Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull), 49; Johnny Fingers (Boomtown Rats), 42; Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama, Shakespeare's Sister), 38; and David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven), 38.

  • European Charts
      After 3 weeks at No1 in USA, IDWTMAT is doing very well in Europe. Currently it's No. 1 in the MTV European charts.

      Its also No. 1 in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Its also top 3 in Holland, Norway and Sweden and in the top 10 in Finland, Italy, Latavia, Yugoslavia.

      First week of release sees it at No12 in the UK
      and higher than any UK Aero single (Elevator was No13).

      The film soundtrack hasn't had the same success as in the USA but currently in the top 10 album charts in Germany and Austria.

  • US. Billboard Charts
      "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" is the #1 single
      in the country, for the third week in a row.

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack remains in the Top Ten,
      coming in at #8 this week.


News as of September 10, 1998
  • MTV video music awards
      From www.RockDaily.com
      Toys for the Attic
      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will present an award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, where they are nominated for 4 awards. Aerosmith will be interviewed on MTV prior to the awards ceremony.

  • Joey Kramer interview
      WAAF, 107.3 FM (Worcester, Mass.)
      Joey Kramer was interviewed last night before Aerosmith's first performance in four months. He said THANK YOU to all the fans who sent him gifts, letters and best wishes during his recovery.

  • Armageddon Soundtrack
      The "Armageddon" Soundtrack was Certified Triple Platinum
      Yesterday, Wednesday, September 9th, 1998

  • General Hospital
      "I Dont Want To Miss a Thing" was played during the soap opera General Hospital on Wednesday, during a love scene.

  • MTV- Real World
      on "Real World" on MTV and they were showing this scene where they were making this really strange looking food and in the backround they were playing Duclimer Stomp. Then they were mountain climbing and they were playing Livin On The Edge.

News as of September 9, 1998
  • Maximum Guitar magazine
      The Oct. 1998 issue of Maximum Guitar
      has a small pic of Joe Perry on page 19.

News as of September 7, 1998
  • IDWTMAT #1 on alot of Charts
      It is #1 for the third week running on the American Top 40.
      it's also No. 1 on Rick Deez Top 40 for the third week.
      For the second week running, No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles
      Also, #1 for the 2nd week on the Southern California singles chart
      And ... No. 1 in Sweden and No. 2 in Australia

News as of September 5, 1998
  • "Columbia House"
      This months monthly mailer from The music club "Columbia House" Includes a pamphlet called "Legends Of Guitar: A Music Special Edition." and On page 9 there is a section for Joe Perry:

      JOE PERRY
      "Aerosmith's Joe Perry started out trying to match his hero, Jimmy Page, lick-for-lick. As time went on, however, Perry's style quickly developed into something quite unique, and he and fellow six-stringer Brad Whitford became one of rock's great guitar tandems. Their sly blend of swampy blues solos and boogie-woogie rock 'n' roll riffs has kept the band going for nearly three decades."

      There is also a picture of Joe. It's a close-up of a 70's era photo of Joe during a guitar solo with kind of a goofy grin on his face.

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

      The "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" single continued it's reign
      at the #1 position on the Singles charts for the second week in a row!

      The "Armageddon" soundtrack climbed up 1 point from last week
      to end up @ #3...Now, in it's 10th week of release!

      By the way...this was a dead heat to the Barenaked Ladies album "Stunt." The soundtrack beat "Stunt" by only a few hundred copies! Selling another 122,000 copies in the process! Hmmm...do I smell "Triple Platinum" just around the corner

      "Big Ones" fell 8 points from last week to end up at #214...
      Now, in it's 10th week back on the charts!

      "Nine Lives" fell another 12 points this week to end up at #244....
      Now, in it's 76th week of release!

  • Aerosmith in Sweden
      IDWTMAT came in at #1 on todays "Tracks"
      (Hit Chart on Swedish Radio, P3)

      After they had played it they mentioned why Aerosmith had Cancelled their shows. First Steven hurt his knee and then that the Drummer (That would be Joey :) had burned himself. and then they said that they were gonna be back on the road soon (Like if we didn't know that allready:)

      And last Wednesday the IDWTMAT Video came in as #3
      on Voxpop (On Swedish TV, SVT1)

      And In the news segment of the same show they said:
      "The Veteran Rockers, Aerosmith with the the 50 year old front man, Steven Tyler now dumps the Rock n' Roll myth. Forget about Sex, Drugs and the hard life now they have become addicted to something else.... Touring! Untill Christmas the group will play 46 shows and they have allready played 169 shows on their Tour. Aerosmith's manager says everything else is put aside. Can't it be that they are to old for the other things, we wonder?"

      Ofcourse they said it in Swedish but they said something like that. while saying that they played "Love In an Elevator" in the background.

  • Aerosmith in Australia
      I Don't Want to Miss a Thing went to #2 in Australia last week.

News as of September 4, 1998
  • Classics Live Complete
      "A Little South of Sanity" wont be the only Live album released in '98 since Columbia Records has now released "Classics Live Complete"

      "Classics Live Complete" is not a new album since it's really just Classics Live and Classics Live II on one CD. The album cover is similar to the originals except it's in black (rather than red or blue). The booklet inside is a combine of the books for the seperate 20 bit SBM CDs. And The cover of it has a 1998 copyright on it.

      It might only be released outside the US (like the "Greatest Hits 73-88" CD). The only person i've heard of that has found a copy so far is Clive D. Newton and he found his copy in HMV, UK

  • Aerosmith on US Billboard
      Aerosmith are No. 1 on the "Hot 100 Singles" charts for the second week in a row with IDWTMAT!

      The Armageddon Soundtrack is back up to No. 3 on the Top 250 albums Chart!

      Billboard posts:
      Powered by the Aerosmith single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," the Columbia soundtrack to "Armageddon" hops up to No. 3, on sales of 122,000 units


News as of September 2, 1998
  • Aerosmith in the Boston Globe
      In today's Boston Globe's Names & Faces column, p. F2.
      There's a Steven Tyler related article

      Boston Globe 9/2/98's Names & Faces column, p. F2.


      Come and Get Those (Aerosmith) Memories

      Speaking of local dysfunctional families, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler takes advantage of a cover feature on the band in the upcoming Music Choice magazine to mouth off about being scorned in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. That music mag reported last month that Tyler's ex-wife, Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler, is peddling a "new, 'improved' " paperback edition of "Dream On", her tale of Aerosmith's days of debauchery. The tome is to include more memories of the band's substance-addled past, and pictures that "leave nothing to the imagination", according to Rolling Stone writer David Sprague, who is not looking forward to the book's release. "We hate to spend too long thinking about the spectacle--lunch being around the corner and all that", Sprague wrote. Tyler tells Music Choice that some reporters have a vendetta against the Aerosmith "boys". "That's the problem with journalists", he says. "They think their opinions matter. They don't".

      Boston Globe, 9/2/98, bostonglobe.com

  • Aerosmith and MTV Video Music Awards
      Sooky J Reports:
      I heard on my local CT radio station yesterday that our boys do,indeed, plan/want to attend this year's but there could be potential difficulties because the awards fall smack dab in the middle of 2 concerts...the radio announcer said that if there is the remotest chance they DON'T make it, then there will definitely be a live simulcast for all us diehards.

  • Aerosmith in Brazil
      Yesterday i got a mail from Elias da Luz.
      He told me about MTV brasil and....

      The top 10 aerosmith videos chosen by the brasilian viewers:

      1. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      2. Pink
      3. Crazy
      4. Cryin'
      5. Hole In My Soul
      6. Amazing
      7. Angel
      8. Falling In Love
      9. Janie's Got A gun
      10. Dream On- live on MTV's 10th aniversery.

  • Aerosmith in Australia
      The single for IDWTMAT went to #4 on the Australian Chart and to #1 on radio station TT FM in Melbourne last week. This is the first Top 5 single they ever got on the Australian chart.

News as of September 1, 1998
  • Live Album
      I E-mailed Magus Entertainment (MagusEnter@aol.com)
      and asked them if the upcoming live album wasn't going to include
      any new songs. Here's what i got in reply:

      I'm sorry but there are only two songs from the Nine Lives Album and no new ones on a 'A Little South of Sanity'. We just ran out of space and time - too much good stuff to choose from!

      Too bad, i really hoped that they were gonna have some new songs on it

  • VCR Alert!
      Here's a list of upcoming Aerosmith related T.V. appearences:

      Tuesday, September 1st, 1998
      7:00 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 1 of 3}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Tuesday, September 1st, 1998
      11:30 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {SAME AS ABOVE)

      Tuesday, September 1st, 1998
      12:00 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "The NewMusic"
      {Includes a "Time Capsule" segment featuring Aerosmith}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      5:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 1 of 3}

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      8:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "The NewMusic"
      {Includes a "Time Capsule" segment featuring Aerosmith}

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      11:30 A.M
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 1 of 3}
      (This does not air on MuchMusic Canada)

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      7:00 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 2 of 3}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      8:30 P.M.
      MTV
      "Say What? -- Video Music Awards Editions"
      {MTV gives viewers the real lyrics to some of their favorie songs;
      featured artists will include Aerosmith.}

      Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998
      11:30 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 2 of 3}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      5:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 2 of 3}

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      11:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 2 of 3}
      (This does not air on MuchMusic Canada)

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      2:00 P.M.
      HBO
      "Wayne's World 2"
      {features a guest appearance by Aerosmith}

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      7:00 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 3 of 3}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      8:30 P.M.
      MTV
      "Say What? -- Video Music Awards Editions"
      {MTV gives viewers the real lyrics to some of their favorie songs;
      featured artists will include Aerosmith.}

      Thursday, September 3rd, 1998
      11:30 P.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 3 of 3}
      (This DOES air on MuchMusic USA)

      Friday, September 4th, 1998
      5:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 3 of 3}

      Friday, September 4th 1998
      11:30 A.M.
      MuchMusic
      "MuchMusic Spotlight"
      {Featuring Aerosmith, part 3 of 3}
      (Does not air on MuchMusic Canada)

      Friday, September 4th, 1998
      8:30 P.M.
      MTV
      "Say What? -- Video Music Awards Editions"
      {MTV gives viewers the real lyrics to some of their favorie songs;
      featured artists will include Aerosmith.}

      Saturday, September 5th, 1998
      2:00 P.M.
      MTV
      "Video Music Awards Fanatic Retrospective"
      {Fans interview their favorite stars;
      Features Steven Tyler of Aerosmith}

      Sunday, September 6th, 1998
      11:00 A.M.
      MTV
      "Video Music Awards Fanatic Retrospective"
      {Fans interview their favorite stars;
      includes Steven Tyler of Aerosmith}

      Thursday, September 10th, 1998
      8:00 P.M.
      MTV
      MTV Video Music Awards
      {Aerosmith is nominated for 4 awards}

      Friday, October 16th, 1998
      10:00 P.M.
      NBC
      "Homicide: Life On The Street"
      {Features the acting debut of Mr. Joe Perry!}

      In The Future this kind of info can also be found at the
      Aerosmith on TV Page (Link on the top of this page)

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