News as of December 31, 2000
Happy Birthday Tom!!
It's our favorite bass player Tom Hamilton's 49th Birthday today! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
New Love Me Two Times, is Different!
Found a list of artists to appear on the Sun Records album...
Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney (Elvis Presley's "That's All Right"), Bob Dylan (Warren Smith's "Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache"), Mark Knopfler (Smith's "Rock & Roll Ruby"), Bryan Ferry (Presley's "Don't Be Cruel"), Page & Plant, Chris Isaak, Jeff Beck, Chrissie Hynde (Little Junior's Blues Flames' "Mystery Train"), Ben Folds Five (Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't"), Van Morrison (Jerry Lee Lewis' "Jambalaya"), Aerosmith, Kid Rock (Yelvington, Malcolm & the Star Rhythm's "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), The Who (Lewis' "It'll Be Me"), Tom Petty, Elton John, and Third Eye Blind (Johnny Cash's "Cry Cry Cry").
News as of December 30, 2000
AMA - Aerosmith to receive International Artist Award??
According to Dick Clark Productions, Aerosmith is not getting the "AMA Lifetime Achievement Award." The site has them listed as receiving the "International Artist Award." Maybe that clears things up a bit.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see if it's Aerosmith or Janet Jackson that will get the Lifetime Achievement Award...
Aerosmith — who will perform classics and preview material from their
forthcoming album, including their new single — and 'NSync will headline the
halftime show, according to producer Alex Coletti, who added that viewers can
expect special guests during the MTV-produced show. (Sonicnet.com's parent
company, Viacom, also owns MTV.) "They'll be some twists and turns nobody's
ever seen in a halftime show yet," he said.
Steven and Joe on Red Hot Chili Peppers on VH1
Steven and Joe were on the VH1 Fan Club special on the Red Hot Chili Peppers. One of the segments was about being backstage. Steven and Joe were back there and said they loved RHCP's music and all during the PUMP tour they listened to a RHCP album to warm up.
Jaded on Napster - not!
Just thought I'd tell you all that there is a file on Napster that says it's Aerosmith Unreleased
single Jaded. Well, It is NOT Aerosmith. Just thought I'd tell you so you don't have bother with downloading it...
News as of December 29, 2000
Release Date of "Just Push Play"
March 20th seems to be the release date of the next Aerosmith album, "Just Push Play", as of now.
Joey Kramer Tribute To A Legend VHS
"For three decades, more than any single American drummer, one man has made an essential mark on the pages of Rock history. Considered to be one of the most influential drummers in the world, his talent continues to inspire new generations of fans and fellow musicians. With interviews of over 40 of the most respected names in music today, join his colleagues, fans, and friends in this special tribute to a living legend: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer"
Produced and Edited by Scott Sobol.
For information on how you can see this video, E-mail Amy
This tribute video is not available commercially, it is a private tribute to him that Scott is making available to Joey's fans
If you haven't ordered this, you really should consider it. It has an anthology of the albums and information
from a variety of drummers talking about Joey and his influence on their music, and the bands as a wole. It is excellent quality and worth it all. If you love Aero, you will love this tape...
Steven in Hit Parader
There is an article and a great full page picture of Steven in the Jan 2001 Hit Parader. It is a whole page article about the thing Steven obesses about.
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
The Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 19th
at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. For the fifth year in a row,
VH1 will exclusively air the ceremony; this year's telecast will take place
on Wednesday, March 21st at 9:00p.m.
News as of December 28, 2000
Super Bowl Addition (nothing new on Aerosmith)
From Rolling Stone Daily:
STING has been added to the already bulging list of performers at Super Bowl XXXV, which will be held Jan. 28 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium and broadcast on NBC. During the pre-game show, he will perform his new hit "Desert Rose" as well as the POLICE classic "Roxanne." Seventies rockers STYX have also joined the Super Bowl lineup, which already included AEROSMITH and 'N SYNC (who will share halftime performance duties), the BACKSTREET BOYS, who will sing the national anthem, and Ray Charles, who will sing "America the Beautiful."
News as of December 26, 2000
Was asked to take down Mach Bell's Insider News...
Earlier today I posted Cowboy Mach Bell's report from when he visited Joe's house. It was one of the most interesting things I've ever read and I wish I could share it with you.
However, Mach Bell has contacted me and asked me to take it off of this site since Joe is beside himself with anger because of it. My thought is that if Joe truly doesn't want people to read it, the only right thing is to take it down... it sucks, but that's life I guess... Sorry!
News as of December 23, 2000
Metal Edge Newsletter - December 22, 2000
Tribute To JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI
BRUCE KULICK is among the artists slated to take part in a tribute to guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI, with half the album devoted to each. Kulick will cover "Always With Me, Always With You" from Satriani's Surfing With the Alien. Others set to participate: BRAD GILLIS, JAKE E. LEE, PAUL SHORTINO, and JIMMY CRESPO. Look for the disc next summer.
Mach Bell's Insider News...
Former Joe Perry Project lead singler Mach Bell posted the following on the
the web site "imusic.com.":
"I just happened to run into Karen Whitford at the post office on my way
home tonight, and she told me it was Tom and Terri's 25th anniversary. I
asked her about the upcoming gig with n'Sync and she only laughed.
Apparently she thought it sounded pretty hokey too....
OK everyone, listen up, here is my BIG news! Christmas came early for the
Cowboy this year! Just yesterday Julia and I got invited to the Perry's
house for a little 'holiday get together' tomorrow afternoon (saturday)! I
haven't been out to Joe's in a few years, so there is gonna be a lot to see.
I hear Joe has done huge renovations and addditions to his crib over the
past few seasons. Of course what I'm really excited about is getting to see
Perry's "Boneyard" studio, and perhaps getting to hear a bit of what's been
going down on tape this year...."
News as of December 22, 2000
Possible Date For Album Release - March 13th!?
Aerosmith has been seen listed at a Sam Goody under their "New Releases" calendar. The date was March 13th. Not sure if that's been officially announced anywhere, or if the listing is wrong, but I thought I'd share.
Escape TV Project Interviews with JPP members
News as of December 21, 2000
JUST PUSH PLAY - The New Album (from AF1)
Aerosmith's new record will be titled Just Push Play! No word yet as to an
official release date in the United States, however Sony Music has confirmed
that Just Push Play will be released mid-March in Japan. Moreover, AF1 has
learned that Aerosmith's new single "Jaded" will be released to radio on
January 9, 2001 - the day after the American Music Awards! So come Tuesday
morning, get on that horn and request "Jaded" at your local radio station!
News as of December 20, 2000
IDWTMAT and Jaded to be performed at the Super Bowl!?
Officials have announced that Boston Bad Boys Aerosmith will perform with N'Sync in the 2001 Super Bowl on January 28th. However, N'Sync's management will not allow any other band/artist to perform any of N'Sync's songs either with or without the band. (That's rough...) Therefore, the official playlist of the half time show is as follows: I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing/w N'Sync, and then an all Aerosmith version of Jaded, the bands new single.
The bands have been quoted as saying, "This should be exciting"
[Rest of article cut, do to length, and content]
Boston Herald - Joe on Super Bowl and Album title
Aerosmith Bowled over
Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry said the band needed some major league convincing
to agree to take part in Super Bowl XXXV's half-time spectacle with 'N Sync
and some other ``special guests.''
``At first, we were like, no way,'' said the Boston Bad Boy, who prefers
hockey to football. ``Because every time the (producers) tried to incorporate
rock 'n' roll into the halftime show, it doesn't come off that well.''
Well, that's an understatement!
``But then they told us they want to make it more like a rock show and that
MTV was producing it and a designer that has worked with us is involved,'' he
said. ``So we hopped on board.''
And so goes the Aerosmith train, which has been a rollin' all month long with
a nomination to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, an American Music Award
announcement and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The appearance at the NFL showdown in Tampa - in front of an estimated 750
million viewers - is the latest coup. And isn't it nice to see Boston
represented in some way at the Super Bowl since our pathetic Patriots will be
In more Aerosmith news, Perry revealed that their soon-to-be-completed album
will be entitled ``Just Push Play.''
``Now, if we could only keep our new single off Napster,'' said Joe. Don't
press your luck, rocker boy.
Jack Douglas interview at aerotiger.com
Beth had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Jack Douglas and it is posted exclusively at her website, AeroTigers Aerosmith Tribute.
She have been told that she will be given the opportunity to interview more members of the Mob Story, A Hip Hopera "cast" so be sure
to check back regularly. Check out the interview and let her know what you think.
If you have any possible interview questions for future interviews (with Mob Story cast members) email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
escapetelevision.com to feature JPP interviews!!
Joe Perry Project fans we have something very special in store for you this coming January. Escape TV is tracking down all the former members of the Project to chat about the old days and to let everyone know what they are up to now. As of now we have videotaped interviews with Mach Bell, Danny Hargrove and Joe Pet. Let The Project Do The Talking !
News as of December 19, 2000
It's been confirmed - Aerosmith will play at the Super Bowl
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers-elect Aerosmith and boy band 'NSYNC — who become
eligible for the Hall in 2023 — will meet at halftime of the Super Bowl.
The two all-male quintets from different generations were announced Monday
(December 18) as the halftime entertainment for what is traditionally the
most-watched television show of the year.
Super Bowl XXXV is scheduled for January 28 at Raymond James Stadium in
Tampa, Florida. It will be broadcast on CBS, and the halftime show will be
co-produced by MTV. (MTV's parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS.)
'NSYNC will find themselves on a broadcast that already has their
arch-rivals, the Backstreet Boys, singing the national anthem before kickoff.
The Backstreet Boys' participation, along with R&B/jazz singer Ray Charles,
who will sing "America the Beautiful," was announced last week.
Publicists for 'NSYNC and Aerosmith said Monday they do not yet know what
exactly the bands will do during the halftime celebration. "Everything's
still being ironed out," Aerosmith's rep, Marcee Rondan, said. The Boston
band, who are nearing completion of their first album since 1997's Nine Lives,
will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.
'NSync said earlier this month that they would begin recording their fourth
album in January.
The 2000 Super Bowl halftime show featured a duet between pop singers
Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias, as well as performances from Phil
Collins and Toni Braxton.
Boston Herald x2
Triple honors have Bad Boys feelin' good
by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Tuesday, December 19, 2000
The Bad Boys From Boston must have been very good boys this year because
Christmas came early for Aerosmith and Santa's bag was jammed!
First came the news that the band - which had its first hit, ``Dream On,''
more than 25 years ago - would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of
Fame. Next was the announcement that the band would get an American Music
Award. And now, we hear, the Bad Boys From Boston will get a star on the
Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Well, ho, ho, ho!
``When you've been doing this for so many years, you tend to take things with
a grain of salt and look at it as just another day,'' Aerosmith's main man,
Steven Tyler, told the Track. ``But when you stop and really think about it,
it's really an epiphanic moment.''
Tyler's cohort, guitar genius Joe Perry, was also full of good cheer about
the band's holiday trifecta.
``Well, you know the (Hall Of Fame) competition is pretty stiff and there's a
lot of really talented and influential people every year, so it's great to be
voted in,'' he said. ``We had our fingers crossed.''
Before the big announcement, Tyler, Perry and bandmates Tom Hamilton, Brad
Whitford and Joey Kramer had been hiding out in Perry's South Shore basement
recording an as-yet-untitled album - the first since 1997's ``Nine Lives''
and the first co-produced by Perry and Tyler.
``We've been working with (writers) Marti Fredericksen and Mark Hudson and it
sounds really good. We're really happy with it,'' Perry said.
The album will ``remind people a lot of the records we made in the '70s,'' he
``But it's a really modern-sounding record,'' Perry continued. ``There's a
lot of guitars and it rocks really hard and really heavy. Steven is singing
better than he's ever sung. He's been able to stretch vocally like he's never
Although the month's been full of Sweet Emotion for the band, it still irks
Aerosmith that their new stuff isn't heard on Boston radio.
As far as the band's hometown is concerned, they're strictly an oldies act.
``We haven't been the new young thing for 15 years, we know that,'' said
Perry. ``But trends dictate what gets played on Boston stations and we'll
just have to see what happens. Right now, we're just really happy with the
Tyler said he's taking the dissing as a personal challenge.
``That's the fodder that makes us keep going,'' said Steven. ``That
you'll-never-amount-to-anything kind of thing is what spurs you on.''
The band is getting ready to debut the first single from their new album,
``Jaded,'' at the American Music Awards Jan. 8. They are also getting ready
to record a video for ``Jaded'' and gearing up for a world tour.
``We've been working on the album furiously for 20 hours a day,'' Perry said.
``We weren't really expecting to release it for another year but it came
together so fast and then we got the opportunity to debut it at the American
Music Awards, so we're scrambling.
``It's hard to talk about something that hasn't gotten out there yet, but
this feels as close to what an Aerosmith record should feel like at this
point in time. So we're really happy.''
File under: Back In The Saddle Again.
Aerosmith 1, Patriots 0
Tuesday, December 19, 2000
Boston bad boys Aerosmith will play before their largest audience ever Jan.
28 in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium when the group shares the stage with pop
idols 'N Sync during the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show. CBS expects nearly
130 million viewers in the United States and 750 million worldwide to take in
the NFL Championship game . . . and Aerosmith's performance. The year 2001 is
quickly shaping up to be the Year of Aerosmith. The
group also will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
- DEAN JOHNSON
News as of December 18, 2000
Jimmy Crespo to appear on Satriani/Vai tribute
Not too Aerosmith related but Rough Cutt (which includes Crespo) will be contributing to a Joe Satriani/Steve Vai tribute album.
While on the subject of Jimmy Crespo, if you guys live in the LA area, Rough Cutt are playing New Years Eve at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Bvd Tarzana), and they'll be previewing songs off their soon to be released album Sneak Preview, as well as playing Rough Cutt Classics, and even RIAHP era Aerosmith tracks like Lightning Strikes or Rock In A Hard Place.
Jimmy is an awesome player to watch, and he's very receptive to signing Aerosmith stuff and loves hearing from fans...so if you have a copy of RIAHP you want to get signed, and you want a super huge night New Years Eve, check out Rough Cutt at Paladino's!!!!
Meanwhile check out Jimmy's website (lotsa Aerosmith stuff there) or the Rough Cutt site which features some never before seen photos of Jimmy and Aerosmith....
News as of December 17, 2000
follow-up to yesterday's "Jaded aired in Philadelphia" post
It wasn't a slow song, but wasn't a real heavy rocker, either. 40 seconds
isn't always enough to tell what the whole song is going to be like. The
clip started with the drums, which sounded great, and then guitars kicked in
and then the singing.
News as of December 16, 2000
Official Press Release (from Digital Wings - AF1 eDigest!)
Postcards From The Boneyard
- December 15, 2000
"We've accessed a place we haven't been to before," says STEVEN TYLER.
"You gotta let your ears tell you what to do," relates JOE PERRY about a process that's as simple as it is complex.
AEROSMITH are brimming with excitement--feeling hungry and ready to conquer yet again--in the midst of recording their new (as-yet-untitled) album for Columbia due in the spring of 2001 (exact date TBA).
The setting is The Boneyard, PERRY's sprawling home recording studio in the Boston area. Surrounded by racks of vintage guitars and amps, posters of Jimi Hendrix and lithographs of Olivia's pin-up girls, lava lamps, leopard-print carpeting and a life-size, stand-up cut-out of Tony Soprano, TYLER and PERRY are producing the album with Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson, who double as their songwriting collaborators. Over 20 songs have already been recorded, among them "Jaded," "Beyond Beautiful," "Under My Skin" and "Avant Garden."
The sound that's streaming from the speakers is heavy, imaginative and panoramic. Moving America's premier rock band proudly into the 21st century, it merges the rawness of classic AEROSMITH with an array of kaleidoscopic stylings. By taking control as producers for the first time, AEROSMITH--who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame March 19--have kicked open the creative floodgates.
This time around, "we didn't want to do a color-by-numbers with a big name producer," says PERRY. "My stomach would get in a knot when we were considering other producers. Now it feels more organic. We didn't have to reproduce our energy, which is what usually happens when you work with a big outside producer. We just let go and the sparks flew."
TYLER--who's been recording his vocals and amazingly stacked harmonies at his home recording studio, a few miles from PERRY's place--is quick to point out that it was a thrill to bring things "closer to the chest." At the same time, "we were harsh in our critiques of each other. We would be brutal. But we got through to the meat of the songs quicker."
TYLER, PERRY and their bandmates BRAD WHITFORD, JOEY KRAMER and TOM HAMILTON are planning to mount a massive world tour with the release of the forthcoming album. Hell, ain't no slowing them down.
Jaded aired in Philadelphia!
Another article on the album...
Aerosmith Wrapping Up Work On New Album
Disc due in the spring is said to add contemporary touches to band's classic
Teri vanHorn reports:
Aerosmith have recorded more than 20 songs for a new album, due in the
spring, that is said to update their classic hard-rock sound with
contemporary touches.The band has been working in guitarist Joe Perry's home
studio, The Boneyard, in the Boston area. Singer Steven Tyler and Perry are
writing and producing the as-yet-untitled album with Marti Frederiksen and
Mark Hudson, marking the first time members of Aerosmith have taken control
as producers.The band had been working on the LP with Matt Serletic, who
produced Aerosmith's first #1 pop hit, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," and
has worked with Matchbox Twenty and Edwin McCain. A representative for
Serletic said there was "no love lost" between the producer and Aerosmith,
adding that "Matt would have been there if they needed him."
"We didn't want to do a color-by-numbers with a big-name producer," Perry
said in a statement. "My stomach would get in a knot when we were considering
other producers. Now it feels more organic. We didn't have to reproduce our
energy, which is what usually happens when you work with a big outside
producer. We just let go, and the sparks flew.""We were harsh in our
critiques of each other," said Tyler, who has been recording his vocals at
his own studio, a few miles from Perry's. "We would be brutal. But we got
through to the meat of the songs quicker. We've accessed a place we haven't
been to before."Songs already put to tape include "Jaded," "Beyond
Beautiful," "Under My Skin" and "Avant Garden."The LP follows Nine Lives,
which debuted at #1 in the spring of 1997. No release date has been set, but
plans are underway for a world tour to promote the disc.Aerosmith will be
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, along with Michael
Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon and Steely Dan. Before that, they'll perform
"Jaded" at next month's American Music Awards, where they will receive the
Award of Achievement, recognizing their "rare and distinguished
accomplishments." Formed in 1970, Aerosmith broke big with their 1973 power
ballad "Dream On" and continued to record hit albums through the next two
News as of December 15, 2000
Aerosmith Wants Spot Next To Elvis In Rock Hall
(12/14/00, 6 p.m. ET) - Aerosmith has finally acknowledged that it will be
inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame along with Michael Jackson,
Queen, and others.
The band said in a statement, "We thought we weren't ready to be put in a
museum because we are too busy with our career. But since we're in, can we
have the room next to Elvis?"
Aerosmith is expected to attend the induction ceremony March 19 at the
Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Queen's Brian May recently told LAUNCH he'd
like to jam with Aerosmith during the ceremony.
Darren Davis, New York
Article on the album from USA Today
Aerosmith goes 'organic' for new album
By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
Unfazed by all the alarmist talk about rock 's steady march to the grave, Aerosmith headed straight for The Boneyard. That's the name of guitarist Joe Perry's Boston-area home studio, where the band is crafting an as-yet-untitled album due in the spring, its first album since 1997's Nine Lives.
Jaded, Avant Garden, Beyond Beautiful and Under My Skin are among 20-plus songs already recorded for an album said to merge classic Aerosmith rock energy and kaleidoscopic flourishes. Taking the helm for the first time, Perry and singer Steven Tyler are producing the disc with songwriting partners Marti Fredericksen and Mark Hudson.
"We didn't want to do a color-by-numbers with a big-name producer," says Perry, whose studio is a hodgepodge of vintage guitars, girlie pin-ups, Jimi Hendrix posters, lava lamps, leopard-print carpet and a cardboard Tony Soprano. "My stomach would get in a knot when we were considering other producers. Now it feels more organic. . . . We just let go, and the sparks flew."
The band, currently mapping a world tour, is the rare exception in a field of stunted careers. Current members Tyler, Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton, the same lineup that founded Aerosmith in 1970, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19.
News as of December 13, 2000
Aerosmith To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At AMAs!
Aerosmith will be following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Prince, and
Mariah Carey in receiving the Award of Achievement at the American Music
Awards on Jan. 8.
The band will be on hand to accept the award, which is for lifetime
achievement in music, and will also perform its latest single, "Jaded," live
on the show.
For only the fourth time in its 28-year history, the American
Music Awards will honor an artist with its special Award of
Achievement. Aerosmith will pick up the honor Jan. 8, 2001,
during the awards show. They'll also perform their new record,
"Jaded." The award is being presented to recognize Aerosmith
for a recording and concert career that includes more than 30
albums and compilations, as well as "their trail-blazing videos,"
according to an announcement from the show's producers. The
Award of Achievement has been given in the past to Michael
Jackson in 1989, Prince in 1990 and Mariah Carey last year.
(Thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)
Sony Puts Chains on the "Mob Story Project"
FACT: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are part of a project which, along with
others, involves Chuch D, Vincent Pastore, Goumba Johnny, Tony Sirico, Sal
Richards, Kamal (formerly of Jerky Boys), Rick Dufay and Chris Burns as well
as new comers to the music biz including including Jesse Kramer (sound
familiar to you?). This project is produced by Jack Douglas, Scott Kassel
and Brian Hardgroove.
Beth P. had the opportunity to get an advanced copy of this for promotion
purposes. This is an amazing project to say the least. Check out the
website at http://www.amobstory.com
PROBLEM: Sony will not give their blessing to Steven and Joe to be involved
with this project. Remember the incident with Ringo a few years ago? This
is similar to that.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: We are starting an email-blast to Sony to let them they
are wrong. Not only must they be allowed to be on the album but in fact
SONY must distribute and get this product out.
Send your email to the following 3 addresses:
(sending to all 3 will assure that the email gets noticed)
Attn: Don Ienner
550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022-3211
Please help us to help Sony to realize their mistake.
If you can, please let Beth P. know that you are writing to Sony so we can keep a "mental list" of how many emails & letters are going to Sony.
Please feel free to forward this to ANYONE you feel would be able to help us out.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Press Release
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2001 Inductees During Live News
Event at VH1 Studios
Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony to be Held March 19th in New York
Ceremony to Air Exclusively on VH1 in March
Tuesday, December 12, 2000, New York, NY -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Inductees for the Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony were announced today at
VH1 by Jann Wenner, Editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. Here, in
alphabetical order, are the Inductees for 2001:
Aerosmith, the original five bad boys from Boston -- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry,
Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer -- epitomize American blues-rooted
style rock and roll and continue, after three decades, to rock our world;
Solomon Burke who is known for having one of the greatest voices in the
history of soul, gospel, R&B, and even country, and has influenced a vast
array of artists;
The Flamingos, Chicago's pioneering doo-wop aggregation -- Nathaniel Nelson,
John Carter, Terry Johnson, Tommy Hunt, Ezekiel Carey, Paul Wilson, Jacob
Carey and Sollie McElroy -- gave us the trend-setting classic hit "Golden
Teardrops," and their soulful rendition of the pop standard, "I Only Have
Eyes For You";
Michael Jackson, who by age five was the designated lead singer of the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees the Jackson 5, and only a few years later,
launched a record breaking trend-setting solo career that included the
world's biggest selling album, Thriller, which spent 37 weeks at #1 and sold
more than 25-times platinum in the U.S. alone. There is no question that for
the generation who came of age in the '80s, Michael epotimizes what rock is
Queen, in the golden era of glam-rock and gorgeously hyper-produces
theartical extravaganzas that defined one branch of '70s rock, no group came
close in either concept or execution to Queen -- Freddie Murcury, Brian May,
Roger Taylor and John Deacon;
Paul Simon, already an Inductee as one half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel,
Simon launched his solo career three decades ago. From the release of the
watershed album Graceland to his work for film and even Broadway, Paul Simon
is one of rock's true visionaries;
Steely Dan, no rock group before or since has applied more intellectual
calisthenics to their wordplay, more bebop and swing jazz formalism to their
charts, or more audiophile precision to their sonics. Fervently embraced by
art-rock, conservatory, jazz fusion and engineering aficionados alike, Stelly
Dan -- Walter Becker and Donald Fagen -- hold a very unique spot in the
history of rock and roll;
At 17 years old, Ritchie Valens, less than seven months after the release of
his first single, "Come One Let's Go" and exactly 26 days after "La Bamba"
hit the pop charts, was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, along
with 22-year old Buddy Holly and 28-year old J.P. Richardson ("The Big
Bopper"). Forty years after "the day the music died," the echo of Valens'
contribution to rock reverberates with an intensity that dares us to remember
how much "the Little Richard of San Fernando" gave to his fans and fellow
musicians around the world;
This year's "non-performer" inductee is one of the most successful and
celebrated executives in the music business, the legendary Chris Blackwell;
founder of Island Records in 1959, he has played a key role in nurturing a
generation of musicians ranging from the likes of Bob Marley, Steve Winwood,
Tom Waits and U2. Responsible for some of the most important music and
greatest changes in pop music of the last forty years, Blackwell not only
the world to Bob Marley, but gave reggae an international audience;
The "Side-men" inductees are James Burton and Johnnie Johnson. is one of rock
and roll and country music's most distinguished guitarists. He toured and
recorded with Elvis Presley and Rick Nelson, among others. In 1957 he
recorded the seminal "Suzie-Q" sung by Dale Hawkins. He also recorded with
the late Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, and more recently with Jerry Lee
Lewis. Burton perfected a guitar style known as "chicken pickin", which
staccato-sounding single-string riffs and solos;
Johnnie Johnson is one of the chief architects of rock and roll piano. As
Chuck Berry's piano player from the mid 1905's thru the 1970's, Johnson
helped shape the arrangements of countless Berry hits including "Maybellene,"
"Sweet Little Sixteen," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode." In 1990
Johnson recorded his first major-label album with help from Keith Richards
and Eric Clapton.
The Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 19th at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. For the fifth year in a row, VH1
will exclusively air the ceremony; this year's telecast will take place on
Wednesday, March 21st at 9:00p.m.
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category, whos career must have commenced at least 25 years prior to
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The Foundation's nominating commitee, composed of rock and roll historians,
selects nominees each year in the "artist" category. Ballots are then sent to
an international voting body of about 1,000 rock experts.
A special selection committee elect inductees in the "Non Performer" and
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"Hall of Fame", a permanent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
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News as of December 12, 2000
Aerosmith in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001!
Aerosmith will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame! The Boston Bad Boys will be officially inducted during the induction ceremonies set for March 19th in New York!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 class of inductees!
Aerosmith To Perform At American Music Awards!
Aerosmith has been confirmed as one of the performers at the American Music Awards on January 8, 2001! Will we hear new Aerosmith jams? Tune in to ABC and find out!
Aerosmith on Hollywood Walk Of Fame! (AF1)
Aerosmith will recieve their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 9th
Tom and Terry Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary (AF1)
AeroJoy was spread this weekend as Tom and Terry Hamilton celebrated their 25 years of marriage! The Boston Boys were on hand to toast good cheer and happiness at the House of Blues in Cambridge, MA. The Fab Faux, Beatles tribute band, were on hand to provide the soundtrack for the evening. Tom and Will Lee (Late Night with David Letterman) are friends and of course, The Fab Faux invited the Boys on stage to which they jammed on "Come Together" and "I'm Down." And if that wasn't enough jamming, if attendees listened closely between sets, new Aerosmith jams could be heard over the sound system!
News as of December 11, 2000
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announcement!
NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, VH1 will present live
coverage of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's announcement of its slate of
inductees for 2001. The announcement will air live on Tuesday, December 12
at 11:00 a.m. (ET), from VH1's studios in New York City.
News as of December 7, 2000
Mob Story: A Hip Hopera!
First, some info from the Mob Story website
Chuck D, Vincent Pastore, Goumba Johnny, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
Tony Sirico, Sal Richards, Kamal (formerly of Jerky Boys), Rick Dufay and Chris Burns.
Raya Beam, Red Devil, Skar, Bill Kates, Ace Lover, Jesse Kramer, Diane Acciavatti, Jerry Cardone and Vodoo Child.
Jack Douglas, Scott Kassel and Brian Hardgroove
'Aeroluvr', who had an opportunity to hear the CD a while back, says that it is not your typical urban rap hip hop which is why it's called a hip hopra. It is a "story" with characters that would make a great play or film!
Executive producers are Jack Douglas and Rich Guberti.
You guys all know who Jack is of course. Jack did most of the studio production and he is actually on the CD as well...one speaking part and some music stuff too. He is also in the commercial although it's hard to catch...
Rich toured with Aero in the early 80's...at first as security then various positions including tour manager.
Mark Hudson is also on it - and others not listed on the site credits.
The "site" up now is a promo/ordering site. They are also working on an "official" site but not
sure if/when that will be up and running.
Universal Masters Collection?
The swedish online CD Store www.cdon.se has listed a Aerosmith compilation album with tracks from the Geffen albums called "Universal Masters Collection". This album, which I've never heard of before, costs 87.00 SEK...
Does anyone know anything more about this?
Universal Masters Collection
Title: Universal Masters Collection
2. Eat The Rich
3. What It Takes
4. Janie's Got A Gun
5. Magic Touch
6. Rag Doll
7. Permanent Vacation
9. Monkey On My Back
10. My Girl
11. Shame On You
13. She's On Fire
15. I'm Down
16. Voodoo Medicine Man
18. My Fist Your Face
News as of December 6, 2000
Mob Story: A Hip Hopera Released!
A commercial for the album "Mob Story: A Hip Hopera" has been seen on TV. This is the album which Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recorded the song "Breaking These Chains" for.
It's not availble in stores yet. Now, the phone number on the commercial "1-800-621-2332" but on the web site http://www.amobstory.com, it says "1-800-314-6262."
Calling the number is the only way to order the album as of right now. It is only availble on CD right now. They are only accepting credit card orders. It cost's $16.99 + $3.95 shipping for a total price of $20.94. It will take 4-6 weeks for it to arrive.
There is a small clip of the boyz song on the site as well. You can also view the commerial on the
web site. This album was produced by Jack Douglas and also features (of all
people) former Aerosmith rhythm guitar player Rick Dufay!
AF1's Superbowl Press Release
There have been a flurry of rumors going around, on the message boards, on
lists and emails, regarding Aerosmith performing during halftime at Super
Bowl XXXV with pop boys, *NSYNC! While we cannot confirm or deny these
rumors, rest assured, AF1 is working to get an official statement. Please
check back here regularly as we will have details soon.
News as of December 4, 2000
Aerosmith to perform at Super Bowl!?
Found at the AF1 board...
*NSYNC will team up with rock n roll legends Aerosmith for a huge
performance during halftime at Super Bowl XXXV. This is the first
time that *NSYNC has ever performed with a rock n roll group.
Tickets for the general public to Super Bowl XXXV are NO longer
available. The primary means of distribution is through each NFL
team. There is no other means for the general public to purchase
tickets. The NFL does not sell tickets to travel or ticket agents.
Don't miss Super Bowl XXXV live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa,
Florida on January 28, 2001 on CBS. Game time is 6:00pm.
Charlie's Angels Soundtrack Selling Fast!
the "Charlie's Angels" soundtrack album
(which includes the new Aerosmith track "Angel's Eye") was certified GOLD &
PLATINUM on Tuesday, November 21st, 2000!
An observation on the album news by Tony B...
Not anything new just an observation. I have heard from numerous sources that the album will be released in March. New info state a March 9th release of first single "Jaded". New singles are released at least a month prior to the new album so I was just curious about the release date.
I have a friend who works for WRIF in Detroit who is friends with Mark Parentau a DJ friends with Tyler and Perry. From what he says Mark has talked to Marti Frederiksen and the album WILL be in stores by March, so hopefully the single will be out in February.
News as of December 2, 2000
Album news/rumors compiled by Karts..
Songs that are rumoured to be on the ablum include:
Innocent Man was written by Steven/Hudson and maybe Joe or other Aerosmith
members. It was written when Steven had hurt his leg in 1998.
Avant Garde - Brad's fav. song from the new album...so probably very hard
rocking. Hopefully penned by him as well.
Beyond Forever - written by Glen Ballard with the boys..."It's a midtempo
kind of slightly ethereal song," said the producer, "It's new ground for
them — still very much them, but certainly it encapsulates their sound and
Angel's Eye is rumoured to be on the album as well...but from other sources
I hear that this was meant to be a B side to one of the singles...if this is
a B side...i can't wait to hear the ablum.
Jaded - just heard about this one today so have no idea about it...hopefully
someone else does. And I'm pretty sure that Metal Sludge will be satisfied -
I seriosuly doubt the song has anything to do with Diane Warren at all.
The album was recorded in Joe's Boneyard studio in Boston...it's the first
album they have done 'in house' since their first album...and right now they
are in LA mixing it in their own studio 'Aero Wave'. Expected release date:
That's all the stuff that I have compiled from various sources.
News as of December 1, 2000
According to Metal Sludge,
The first single from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album is out on March 9th.
'Jaded' will be released through Sony. And, the band is recording their new
album in Boston for the first time in many years.