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News as of February 28, 2004
  • Joe's handwritten letter regarding Bobo (DMAAT)

  • Friday night.... Joey and Tom JAMMMM!
      Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton jammed for Middlesex Human Services Friday night at the Regent Theatre in Arlington Ma. Middlesex Human Services provides housing and services for the homeless and substance abuse in the Massachusetts area. Joey and Tom jammed with James Montgomery and friends, Johnny A and Paul Santo among many other Blues Artists. Good friend of Steven and Aerosmith, Bob Herne is clinical director for Middlesex Human Services. Last year Steven showed , unfortunatley this year Steven was in California filming the sequel to "Get Shorty" Fansrule local "groupies " attended the benefit!!! It was a great time and a great cause.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1983 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum

      1988 Aerosmith plays in New Orleans LA at Keifer Arena (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Chandler AZ at Compadre Stadium (Skid Row opens)

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

Magnum - Vigilante (1986)

News as of February 27, 2004
  • Listen to 30 second samples of all songs on the new CD! (DMAAT)
      Not sure if it's a good thing or bad thing to listen to only 30 seconds of the songs before the release...personal choice I's the link:

  • Steven Tyler Leads Rock Stars at Fashion Show (DMAAT)
      Pic of Steven and Dave from this event... here

  • Roadrunner, the first single (DMAAT)
      The following was just posted on another board this morning by Tim:

      As reported on WCSX (94.7 in Detroit) after record execs gave it a listen it appears Roadrunner is getting the nod over Baby, Please Don't Go as the first single out of the block. When it'll be played, they didn't say.

      So tune in to your own classic rock type stations and others and see if/what you hear announced on them and report back to our group guys!

  • Rockers raise roof, dough for homeless (DMAAT)
      Rockers raise roof, dough for homeless
      By Inside Track
      Thursday, February 26, 2004

      Aerosmith bass man Tom Hamilton, James Montgomery, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Fred Lipsius of Blood, Sweat & Tears and other classic rockers will blow the roof off the Regent Theatre in Arlington tomorrow night to raise some dough for homeless kids via the Middlesex Human Service Agency. Tickets start at $50. For the 411, call 781-646-4849.


  • Lakers Game Celebs (DMAAT)
      John Travolta, Vince Vaughn and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, who are all in a new film, ''Be Cool,'' were among the celebrities at Thursday night's game at Staples Center. They shot ''1,000 Reasons Why I Love This Game'' NBA promos at Staples on Wednesday.


  • More on fashion event... (DMAAT)
      STEVEN TYLER, JONATHAN DAVIS Jam With CAMP FREDDY At Hollywood Event: Photos Available - Feb. 25, 2004

      AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones and former GUNS N' ROSES bass player Duff McKagan were among the guest performers at the CAMP FREDDY gig at a GM party/Hollywood fashion event Tuesday (Feb. 24). Check out pictures from Wire Image.

      As previously reported, CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan).

      According to Reuters, Tyler belted out LED ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love", with Sorum and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith filling in for the late John Bonham on a pair of drum kits. McKagan covered THE DAMNED's "New Rose", a track from his old band's 1993 album "The Spaghetti Incident?", and later returned to the stage to play bass behind GREEN DAY singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he covered THE STOOGES' "Search and Destroy". KORN's Jonathan Davis, meanwhile, covered BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid". Besides Sorum, the core band comprised Navarro, his JANE'S ADDICTION colleague Chris Chaney on bass and Morrison on guitar.

      Commented Billy: "It's not often you get play a LED ZEPPELIN song with Steve Tyler on vocal and Chad Smith on drums! All the guests were great. An awesome night out."


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Lowell MA at Rogers HS

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Shreveport LA at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Tucson AZ at the Community Center Arena (Skid Row opens)

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

Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment (1998)

News as of February 26, 2004
  • Steven Tyler Leads Rock Stars at Fashion Show (DMAAT)
      Steven Tyler Leads Rock Stars at Fashion Show
      Wed Feb 25, 2004 06:31 AM ET
      By Dean Goodman
      LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Old rock stars don't die. They perform golden oldies at corporate fashion shows.

      Such was the case on Tuesday when Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and former Guns N' Roses bass player Duff McKagan belted out old chestnuts at a high-wattage Hollywood fashion event.

      With a "GM" logo shimmering brightly in the background, and sharply dressed security officials stalking the stage to make sure no one got too exuberant, Tyler belted out Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love,' with Guns alumnus Matt Sorum and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith filling in for the late John Bonham on a pair of drum kits.

      McKagan covered the Damned's "New Rose," a track from his old band's 1993 album "The Spaghetti Incident?," and later returned to the stage to play bass behind Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong as he covered the Stooges "Search and Destroy." Green Day drummer Tre Cool helped out Sorum on that performance.

      Other guest vocalists included Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, doing his best Phil Lynott impersonation, Korn's Jonathan Davis covering "Paranoid," and Macy Gray, covering the Pretenders and Blondie. Besides Sorum, the core band comprised guitarist Dave Navarro, his Jane's Addiction colleague Chris Chaney on bass and the Cult's Billy Morrison on guitar,

      The show followed a fashion display that featured the likes of Matthew Perry, George Lopez, Molly Shannon, Kim Cattrall, Devon Aoki, Anne Hathaway, Roselyn Sanchez and Navarro strolling down a catwalk, competing for attention with various shiny autos. Onlookers included Aimee and Kelly Osbourne (moving in different circles), Nicky and Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, both furiously chewing gum, Dennis Hopper, Michael Clarke Duncan, "American Idol' starlet Ryan Starr and Carmen Electra.


  • E! Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
      Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
      Dish, dirt & juicy bits
      February 26, 2004

      Steven Tyler, wasabi lunchin' with a business pal at Kabuki Sushi at the Howard Hughes Center, Hell-Ay. Looked like the Aerosmith lead was squeezing out some lyrical deals with the big-league-looking, purple-goateed, red-haired fellah. What could our undying rock star be crazy stirrin' up for us? Something that will no doubt eventually be mimicked before...

      Gossip - The Awful Truth - 02/26/04 - Page 6 of 10

      (kind of sounds like the person he was with was Mark Hudson?)

  • A little info on album
      Mike R from Canada writes:

      I recently spoke to a Sony rep and he told me that, as we already know, there are two versions. One version is in a regular CD case while the other is in an amaray, or DVD case. I don't know if this is to fit the key-chain harmonica, or if in fact, it comes with a DVD. I guess we'll wait and see. So different cases for different versions. Thanks

  • AF1 March Ticket Sales Scheduled So Far (DMAAT)

      BOSTON, MA 06/24/04 WED, MAR 3 at 7PM ET Venue to be announced
      VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 06/16/04 WED, MAR 3 at 8PM ET Venue to be announced
      PITTSBURGH, PA 06/18/04 WED, MAR 3 at 8PM ET Venue to be announced
      CLEVELAND, OH 06/28/04 WED, MAR 3 at 8PM ET Venue to be announced
      BUFFALO, NY 06/10/04 WED, MAR 3 at 9PM ET Venue to be announced
      DALLAS, TX 06/02/04 WED, MAR 3 at 9PM ET Venue to be announced
      INDIANAPOLIS, IN 06/08/04 WED, MAR 3 at 9PM ET Venue to be announced


      HERSHEY, PA 06/26/04 WED, MAR 10 at 7PM ET Hershey Park - The Hershey
      Presales Event originally scheduled for Wed. Feb. 25th has been RESCHEDULED at the request of the promoter to Wed. March 10th at 7PM ET. Note: The Hershey Travel Package has sold out (see you there!)
      BIRMINGHAM, AL 06/06/04 WED, MAR 10 at 7PM ET Venue to be announced
      SCRANTON, PA 06/14/04 WED, MAR 10 at 7PM ET Venue to be announced

      Also, several more shows went on sale in the last week. Check the tour page for the full scoop - link provided below. Still LOTS of shows NOT sold out via AF1.


  • Steven Tyler sighting
      Mike B writes:

      I wanted to tell you I had a Steven Tyler sighting last Tues day. I work at Tower Video in Hollywood and the are filming " Be Cool" right outside. I was on my dinner break and I walked over to check out the filming and I saw Steven hanging out on the set. I was able to talk to him only for a few seconds but I will remember it forever. I told him I learned how to play music listening to Aerosmith and that I can't wait for the new album. Then I got his autograph and he shook my hand and asked my name and that was it. He was a very nice guy and the fact that he took the time to talk to me makes me feel good about being a fan of his. I have met him and Joey and both have been very cool. Two down, Three to GO!

  • Bob Mayo RIP (DMAAT)
      Bob Mayo passed away on Feb. 23 from a heart attack. He was 53. He played keyboards with Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, Hall and Oates, Foreigner, Robert Plant, Ian Hunter and others. (from Premiere Radio Networks)


      Guitarist, keyboardist Bob Mayo dies at 52
      (Original publication: February 26, 2004)

      Onstage with Peter Frampton, Hall and Oates and Aerosmith in the world's frenzied rock 'n' roll coliseums, Bob Mayo's guitar and keyboard chords provided the backbeat for the rock hits that defined a generation.

      But even after years performing for legions of screaming fans, Mayo was never above playing humble local gigs, remembered Bob Rasero, a guitarist with The Renovators, a rock group based in Bronxville.

      "He would come off the road with Frampton and he'd call us up, and we would play a little bar in Bronxville," Rasero said yesterday. "Even if there were only 10 people, he always played his heart out. Small club dates or big shows, he played the same."

      Rasero added his story to a memorial e-mail circulating through the local music community yesterday, two days after Mayo died suddenly while on tour with Frampton.

      Mayo died Monday afternoon of a heart attack on a train platform in Basel, Switzerland, his stepdaughter Catherine Jacoby, 17, of Nashville, Tenn., said yesterday. He was 52.

      Born in New York City in 1951, Mayo moved as a young child to the Crestwood section of Yonkers, where he studied classical piano and later became a fixture on the local rock circuit. While other teenaged garage musicians were producing little more than cacophony, Carmel music producer Chris Cassone remembered, Mayo clearly had exceptional talent.

      Even during his high school days at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, "he was stopping traffic," said Cassone, who first saw Mayo play keyboard in 1969 at a Fordham University show.

      Two years later, Mayo had taught himself to play the guitar, and landed a recording contract with the band Doc Holliday. Balancing school and a hectic music schedule, he managed to graduate Iona College in 1973, Rasero said, and soon began playing with Peter Frampton, backing him on his legendary 1976 live album, "Frampton Comes Alive."

      Mayo toured off and on with Frampton for the next 27 years, taking breaks to tour with Aerosmith, Robert Plant, Dan Fogelberg, Hall and Oates and Foreigner. He also recorded in 1980 with Joe Walsh of The Eagles, and later, with Foreigner on their album "4," which produced hits like "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and "Break It Up." More recently, he recorded with Frampton on "Frampton Comes Alive 2" in 1995, "Live in Detroit" in 1999, and the 2003 studio album, "Now."

      Even after he moved to Nashville three years ago, Mayo kept in touch with his Westchester roots, traveling back often to see his family and play with groups including The Renovators, a rhythm-and-blues-tinged rock quartet.

      Renovators bassist Al Hemberger is planning a memorial concert and asks interested performers and fans to call him at 914-793-8206 or to e-mail him at

      Mayo is survived by fiancee Laurie Pellillo, 49, of Nashville; her daughter Catherine Jacoby, 17; sons Christopher, 22, and Gregory, 19, of Harrison; sister Mary Jo Mayo of Yonkers; and former wife Carolyn Mayo, of Harrison.

      Local funeral arrangements are still incomplete, but a wake will likely be held Sunday at McMahon, Lyon and Hartnett Funeral Home at 491 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, Mary Jo Mayo said. Call the funeral home at 914-949-7777.


  • Be cool (DMAAT)
      Read in some weekly magazine, Anna Nicole Smith will also be in the movie "Be Cool" along with Steven Tyler

  • Oh Yeah [SACD]
      Looking back, I notice that I posted already back in August, 2002, that Ultimate Hits would be released as in Super Audio CD Format later that month. I never heard anything about it, and had petty much forgot all about it, until today when I got a mail detailing it's available at, but STILL only for pre-order. There's a reviewer there, however, who apparently has it. Anyone know anything about this release?

      Catalogue Number: 5084676

      SACD version is not all it appears, 15 September, 2003
      Reviewer: johnl2221 from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom
      I purchased the SACD version fully expecting aerosmith to blast from my system in full 5.1 surround. Sadly I am disappointed, this SACD version is in stereo only (comfirmed by searching the site), the frequently range may be vastly improved by it not what I expected.

  • New, large Tyler photo
      Kuba writes:

      Visit my site (main menu) - there you can see the newest x-large photo of Steven Tyler (from "Honkin' on bobo" photo session). Thanks to Sony Music Poland !

  • Metal Sludge opinion on Honkin' On Bobo
      When they heard the tracklisting and the songwriting credits for the new aerosmith album heres what Ozzy Stillbourne from Metal Sludge said

      Ozzy Stillbourne: At least Diane Warren, Marti Frederiksen, or Glen Ballad don't have any songs on this CD, so that's a start.

  • Rock This Way, only fan site featured at the AF1 website?!
      Got a mail from some guy, Mike, telling me he's admired my site for some time... and that it had been added to their links page today...

      Heading over there, I noticed mine was the only fan site featured, along with below, pretty cool... :)

      Official Aerosmith Band Site
      Aerosmith on Columbia Records
      Aerosmith Appearances on VH1
      Aerosmith Photographs by legendary Rock Photographer Ross Halfin
      Awesome Fan Site (lyrics, more...) Rock This Way

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Sutton NH at Kearsarge Regional High School

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Lexington KY at Rupp Arena (Cry of Love opens)

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

Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage: Act 1 (1979)
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment (1998)

News as of February 25, 2004
  • Limited Edition Now Available via Sony Pre-Order As Well (DMAAT)
      And it's only $13.98 from Sony - the limited edition with the harmonica keychain. $19.98 via Amazon I believe yet shipping is only $1 higher on Sony so net net seems the better deal. They push for pre-orders because week one debut on the charts is what it's all about these days.

      Sony says "Preorder today! Order will ship to be received on or around 03/30/2004". Amazon says "This item will be released on March 30, 2004. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives."

      The Sony options can be found at:


  • AeroFANatic SET LIST PART DEUX (aerofanatic) has gotten a decent response to our set list reporter email a few weeks back. WE NEED SETLIST REPORTERS AT EVERY AEROSMITH SHOW in order to chronicle the HONKIN ON BOBO WORLD TOUR! The following is a list of SHOWS THAT I DO NOT HAVE A REPORTER FOR. IF YOU SEE YOUR SHOW LISTED, AND WANT TO HELP OUT, Send me an email to and I will use ya!


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1983 Aerosmith plays in Montreal Quebec at The Forum

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Oklahoma City OK at The Myriad Convention Center (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Las Cruces NM at Pan American Center (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Toledo OH at the Sports Arena (Cry of Love opens)

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

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992)

News as of February 24, 2004
  • Japanese tour dates (aerofanatic)
      07/10(Sat) - Sapporo Dome,Hokkaido,Japan
      07/13(Tue) - Osaka Dome,Osaka,Japan
      07/15(Thu) - Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima Kenritsu Sougou Taiikukan),Hiroshima,Japan
      07/17(Sat) - Nagoya Dome,Nagoya,Japan
      07/20(Tue) - Tokyo Dome,Tokyo,Japan

      I heard tickets for Tokyo 07/20 will be sold by UDO (Japanese Ticket Promoter).

      Detail here:

      S.O.S.(too bad)
      Vacation Club

  • The Darkness
      When asked on Radio One with Jo Whiley, who would he most like to duet with, recently Justin Hawkins, lead singer from The Darkness, said "two people, Bon Scott and Steve Tyler".

      Obviously big Aerosmith fans!

      Recently, when asked about the Brit Awards performance (this was before the event itself) Justin said we requested Aerosmith but it didn't work out which is a shame because they're my favourite band.

  • Track Times (aerofanatic)
      Some of you may be dissapointed in the following track times:

      Road Runner 3:44
      Shame, Shame, Shame 2:15
      Eyesight To The Blind 3:10
      Baby, Please Don't Go 3:24
      Never Loved A Girl 3:12
      Back Back Train 4:23
      You Gotta Move 5:31
      The Grind 3:47
      I'm Ready 4:13
      Temperature 2:51
      Stop Messin' Around 4:30
      Jesus Is On The Main Line 2:48

      Only 4 songs over 4:00mins? Hopefully most of these songs have blistering solos...because the shorter timed songs maybe be too "slick" for musical jamming...

  • Original artists? (aerofanatic)
      As far as who origingally did the songs:

      01. You Gotta Move -- Mississippi Fred McDowel
      02. I'm Ready -- Muddy Waters
      03. Eyesight To The Blind -- Sony Boy Williamson
      04. Back Back Train -- Mississippi Fred McDowel
      05. I Never Loved A Girl Like I Love You -- Aretha Franklin
      06. Temperature -- Little Walter
      07. Stop Messin' Around -- Fleetwood Mac
      08. Baby, Please Don't Go -- Big Joe Williams
      09. Roadrunner -- Bo Diddley
      10. Jesus Is On The Mainline -- Mississippi Fred McDowel
      11. Shame Shame Shame -- Ike & Tina Turner (not sure if theirs is the original version)
      12. Into The Grind -- Aerosmith

      The Stones have also covered "You Gotta Move." Aerosmith will probably make it more of a rocker...

  • Having problems viewing the clips on the winamp site? (DMAAT)

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1978 Aerosmith plays in COlumbus OH at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Syracuse NY at War Memorial Auditorium

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Wichita KS at kansas Coliseum (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Albuquerque NM at Tingley Coliseum (Skid Row opens)

      2003 Steven appears on the Oprah Winfrey show via satellite from Hawaii

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

Europe - Wings Of Tomorrow (1984)

News as of February 23, 2004
  • Happy Birthday Brad!!
      Today our very own superb guitar god, mr Brad Whitford turned 52! Happy Birthday, Brad!! Here's hoping to hear alot more from you, cranking it up on the blues album! :)

  • Page & Perry on Cover of April's Guitar World
      Just wanted to let you know that The Two Towers of Zeppelin and Aerosmith, Jimmy Page & Joe Perry, are on the cover of April's Guitar World Magazine!

      In this GW Exclusive "Black Magic", guitar legends Jimmy Page and Joe Perry discuss the sacred power of the black music we call the blues. Plus, Page on his new Gibson Custom Shop Signature model guitar, a who's-who of blues legends according to Page and Perry along with Page's picks of his ten favorite blues songs. Make sure to check out this ultra-exclusive interview that spans nine pages and includes a pull out poster of these guitar legends.

  • Honkin' on Bobo info, per Clive Newton (aerofanatic)
      There has been a few online stores detailing about a TBA Aerosmith single for March 24th so I've been digging around looking and talking with Japanese sources. There was talk of the Making of the album DVD ages back but like all DVD projects it all went quiet. I thought they might go like other bands and have it as a special bonus release with the studio album but that doesn't seem the case. The single in Japan is out March 24 on SICP564 and retailing for 1200 yen. Not sure what the tracks are but it is a maxi single (most Japanese ones are and expect maybe different mixes on it unless using it as a album sampler as album out the same day).

      In Japan the album is out on March 24 on label numbers SICP 565 and 566. The latter is the limited edition version package. I haven't seen any evidence of any additional tracks to date in either European/Intl/Japanese releases.

      The DVD seems to have the cat number of SIBP 40 and out March 31. I think it's called The Making of Honkin' On Bobo. It's retailing in Japan at around 3800-3900 yen (the limited edition album CD is 2800).


      Aeroluvr added:
      The source of the DVD information is listed below. It details out the catalog number (SIBP-40), price (3800 yen = about $35) and the fact it is Region 2 DVD format which will NOT work in US or Canada I believe.

  • Mark Radice
      Mark Radice has several songs up for download at

      Mark Radice

      -Born Novmember 23rd 1957 in Newark, NJ

      - Father (Gene Radice) was a well known recording engineer. Worked with artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Lovin'Spoonful, Janis Ian, the Four Seasons, Cowsills, Mamas and Papas, The Tokens and Vanilla Fudge. Too many to list.

      - 1964- Mark was signed to RCA Records and released the singles: "Wooden Girl", "Richest Man In The World", and "Natural Morning", (which was later covered by singer Frankie Valli)

      - 1967- Signed to Decca Records and released "Three Cheers For The Sadman", and "10,000 Year Old Blues" (which featured 20 year old Steven Tyler (then Tallerico)....

      - 1970- Paramont Records released the first full length Mark Radice LP. Which featured the song "Hey My Love" which was later covered by Dion.

      - 1973- Mark was asked to back Donovan on his "7 Tease" tour. Mark handled keyboards, backing vocals, and guitars, and produced some of the record.

      - 1976- United Artists released "Ain't Nothin' But A Party" which featured Brass Construction and included the hit single "If You Can't Beat 'Em Join 'Em".

      - 1977- The second United Artists release by Mark Radice titiled "Intense".

      - 1978- Mark joined Aerosmith on keyboards and backing vocals during their "Draw the Line" Tour. Mark plays keyboards and backing vocals on Aerosmith's "Live Bootleg" album.

      - 1982 - Mark was signed as a writer for EMI Publishing for the following 9 years. During that time Mark collaborated with artists such as Michael Bolton, Eddie Money, Dave Edmunds, Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Helix, Cheap Trick, Aldo Nova, Deodato, Phyliss Hyman, Gene Simmons, Shark Island and The Muppets. 112 songs were "covered".

      - 1985- After touring with Cheap Trick, Mark was introduced to Jim Henson and collaborated on many songs for Jim Henson's The Muppets.

      - 1987- Barbara Streisand covered Mark's "Some Good Things Never Last" on her "Til I Loved You" record.

      - 1988- Barry Manilow covered Mark's "Some Good Things Never Last" and is featured on his "Live On Broadway" realease.

      - 2001- Mark collaborated with the California based pop/rock group, Vesica Pisces. This album features Mark's song "Single" and producer Jack Douglas and Engineer Jay Messina (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Kiss,etc)

      - 2004- Mark is currently co-writing with Micheal Cavanaugh (lead in Billy Joel's Grammy Award winning musical "Movin' Out)

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1952 Brad Whitford is born in Winchester MA

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Ames IA at the Hilton Coliseum (Cry of Love opens)

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

Pain of Salvation - Hereafter (demos 1993-1995)
Il Balletto di Bronzo - Sirio 2222 (1970)

News as of February 22, 2004
  • Honkin' Track Listing per SONY (DMAAT)
      The "official" track listing is now up on the SONY site. It does not include any other new songs besides Into The Grind so looks like they were unable to finish any in time for US release even with MF brought in to help. Though I suppose one or two could show up on special international releases or even as a hidden track but so far no mention of that. Anyway, here is the track listing as shown on SONY site:

      Track Listing
      # Title
      1. Road Runner
      2. Shame, Shame, Shame
      3. Eyesight To The Blind
      4. Baby, Please Don't Go
      5. Never Loved A Girl
      6. Back Back Train
      7. You Gotta Move
      8. The Grind
      9. I'm Ready
      10. Temperature
      11. Stop Messin' Around
      12. Jesus Is On The Main Line


  • Videos at (DMAAT)
      I dont know if ya'll have seen these, but on's website they have two aerosmith videos. they're both about the pretour stuff from the last tour. the first one is some guy talking about the instruments they take with them on tour and the second one is some pretty cool footage of rehearsals.

      Click here or go to, then videos, then search for aerosmith

  • JB News from the Road 2/19/03 (DMAAT)
      Cookin' Grammy Style!

      I'm going to pick up where I left off last week.

      After landing at LAX, Joe and his son Tony headed straight to the hotel for a shower and a quick bite to eat. Steven was already at the hotel. At about 3:00 PM everyone left for the Green carpet at the Staples Center. The carpet was green this year because it was sponsored by Heineken. I did not find any free samples to my chagrin. All I could find was H2O and RC Cola. RC Cola? Who drinks that stuff? I had about 8 of them through the course of the night, however. I digress.

      BB King heard that the twins of toxic were about 5 minutes away so he waited for them. He wanted to walk the carpet with Steven and Joe. They love BB and you could tell he was well schooled in Aerosmith.

      After about an hour of pressing the flesh the guys were ready to go inside, but not after Joe cornered Carson and the guys from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Joe asked Carson "How am I doing? Joe opened his coat and leaned on his cane. Great! Quipped Carson. "Don't change a thing." Joe gave him a rare smile and continued inside.

      The guys headed for David Wild and the teleprompter room to go over their lines with BB King. David Wild in case you don't know is one of the most respected journalists in the business. He has forgot more than I will ever know about rock music or music in general. Steven and Joe rewrote their lines to fit them and BB looked on in amazement.

      After that they went to their dressing room and watched the beginning of the show. To say Prince blew them away is an understatement. Joe and Steven then headed for the stage to present their award for Hip Hop Rap Album. On the way Joe said hello to Jack and Meg from the White Stripes. Tony is a huge Stripes fan and I'm sure was bummed not to accompany his father to the stage.

      After the award Steven joined his family in the seats to enjoy the show. Joe did a quick spin around the press tent before catching the last half of the show. I'm sure the whole band will be there next year when "Honkin' on Bobo" is eligible for a few victrolla's of its' own.

      After the show Steven went to a few of the industry parties and Joe headed for the red eye to NYC to be on the show "Cooking with Emeril." It was taping at 3:00 PM the next day so it didn't leave much time for sight seeing. In the lounge at the airport Joe and Tony got to see the West coast feed of the show live. People were looking at the monitor, then looking at Joe and wondering what the hell was going on.

      As we boarded the plane and started to settle in our seats, Tony gave me a tug and said "Hey that's Sarah Jessica Parker next to you, Go say something." What the f*%k am I going to say to her. Hey Jess, I love your show. She must hear that 100 times a day. She seemed nice and signed some autographs for the crew. Then it was lights out. Next thing I knew we were landing at Kennedy and SJP bolted like she was shot out of a cannon. I then thought of a witty line to say to her, but it was to late. She had disappeared in a sea of New Yawkers before I could get my carry on out of the overhead bin that shifted in flight.

      After getting to the hotel 2 hours later because of rush hour traffic, it was time for a quick catnap before heading over to Emeril. We arrived at the studio and Joe got acquainted with the band. He went over a few songs and it was show time. What a blast! He made a bunch of dishes with Joe's Boneyard Brew and kept Joe in stitches the entire show. He even helped him with one of Emeril's creations. After the show Joe took a tour of the studio's kitchen, which must employ 40 people or more to make the show a huge success that it is. He gave out 200 bottles of hot sauce to the entire audience. The show should air the last week in May.

      The 5 guys got together the next day to put the finishing touches on "Honkin' on Bobo." It is slated for a March 30 release as you know and it will be so fresh that your cottage cheese in your fridge won't even go bad by then. Although I've heard "Bobo" many times, I experience the same frisson when the band hit on all cylinders on the opening chord of "Roadrunner."

      Brad, Joey and Tom headed to Florida for a little R&R before the guys all get together to rehearse before heading to Lubbock. Brad took in the Daytona 500 and could be spotted in Victory Lane, giving Dale Jr., thumbs up on his win. See you on the Road!

      John B.


      E! interviews Steven, BB King & Joe at the Grammys Joe's son, Tony Perry is also pictured
      Steven, BB King & Joe at the Grammys Presenting
      Joe jams with Cliff Starkey on Cooking with Emeril
      Joe & Emeril talk shop


  • Joe on Emeril's (DMAAT)
      I believe I read somewhere that it would be aired on May 23rd...

  • Joe Perry interview
      Joe Perry gave an exclusive preview of the new Aerosmith album “Honkin’ On Bobo” to Q104.3’s Bob Buchmann, Maria Milito and Eric “Big E” Wellman at Sony Studios in Manhattan on February 10. Afterwards, they talked about the blues, the album, the tour and Midwestern tourists on Emeril Live. Here’s selected cuts from that interview and stay tuned for the new album this spring!

      I've been working with the producer of the film Goodnight Joseph Parker. He is looking for email support from Steven Tyler fans to help get his film released. Please read and forward the message below to anyone who might assist. Thanks!

      We’ve all been waiting for the release of Steven Tyler's film. If enough emails are submitted to the producer we might get our wish by this summer. Visit the website at, click on the link “DEMAND FILM” and fire off an email. You could win a piece of Steven Tyler’s costume or unreleased Steven Tyler bloopers on video.

  • Bobo Rumor (aerofanatic)
      There is a rumor going around that in Japan, March 24th the single "Baby Please Don't Go" will be released, and 2 weeks later a DVD entitled "The Making Of Bobo" will be out. I think it will be very much like the making of PUMP. However, this information hasn't been verified by official sources and it is open to error.

  • Jonny Lang article (aerofanatic)
      This is in the same vein as the Steven Tyler stories a few posts ago. It's from today's Bradenton Herald in Florida. In an interview with Jonny Lang, they talk about his new CD, which, if you have heard it, it sounds like the same kind of transition Aerosmith made. Much more commercialized music, straying from his blues roots. Very Triple A and Adult AC. He actually sings about happy love... anyway here are a couple excerpts from the article:

      Q: "Long Time Coming" is definitely more Aerosmith than Albert Collins. Do you still consider yourself a blues singer at heart?

      A: Motown, black soul music, stuff like that has been a big influence as far as singing goes. I don't look at myself as one type of singer. I can't honestly say I can nail any certain style. I mix a bunch of things. I steal from everybody (chuckle) and make it my own.


      Q: You've shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, among others. What was your most memorable backstage experience touring with such legends? (Long pause) You know, did Keith Richards ever put you in a headlock or anything?

      A: (Laugh) I think I have been put in a couple headlocks backstage. My favorite (backstage memory) was Steven Tyler - who is such a nice guy by the way, (Aerosmith) treated us amazingly - he had this guy bring him a bear-cat. I thought it was a fictitious animal that my uncles would talk about. I didn't know it was an actual animal. I walked into his dressing room and (Tyler) had the thing curled around his neck. "What is that?" I asked him." "A bear-cat," he said. So classic to see Tyler with this big animal. I think he really likes animals.



      What's a bear-cat? Here are some pictures of the animal from the story!


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1983 Aerosmith plays in Binghamton NY at Broome County Arena

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Cedar Rapids IA at Five Seasons Arena (Dokken opens)

      1990 Aerosmith plays in Dallas TX at Reunion Arena (Skid Row opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Moline IL at Mark of the Quad Cities (Cry of Love opens)

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

The Flower Kings - Retropolis (1996)

News as of February 21, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1983 Aerosmith plays in Glens Falls NY at the Civic Center

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Houston TX at the Summit

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Carbondale IL at SIU Arena (Dokken opens)

News as of February 20, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in North Sutton NH at Kearsarge Regional HS

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Dallas TX at Reunion Arena

      1991 Aerosmith appears at the 33rd Grammy Awards in New York City

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Pittsburgh PA at the Civic Center (Cry of Love opens)

News as of February 19, 2004
  • Bobo Info from Sony in Japan
      From a Japanese fan on the SONY Japan mailing list:

      Per "AERO NEWS vol.33" from Sony Music Entertainment, Japan, this is official track listing. (slightly different than that from Here the title "Into The Grind" is changed to "The Grind")

      01. Road Runner (Ellas McDaniel)
      02. Shame Shame Shame (Rueben Fisher,Kenyon Hopkins)
      03. Eyesight For The Blind (Sonny Boy Williamson)
      04. Baby, Please Don't Go (Joseph Lee Williams)
      05. Never Loved A Girl (Ronny Shannon)
      06. Back Back Train (Fred McDowell)
      07. You Got To Move (Rev.Gary Davis,Fred McDowell)
      08. The Grind (NEW SONG)
      09. I'm Ready (Willie Dixon)
      10. Temperature (Joel Michael Cohen,Walter Jacobs)
      11. Stop Messin' Around (Clifford Adams,Peter Alan Green)
      12. Jesus Is On The Main Line (Traditional:Arranged by Fred McDowell)

      other info (from Sony Music Japan)

      *All songs produced by Tyler, Perry with Jack Douglas
      except "Baby, Please Don't Go" and "Stop Messin' Around"
      Produced by Tyler, Perry and Frederiksen
      *Album mixed by Marti Frederiksen at Pandora's Box and the Attic
      *Album mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering - Portland, ME
      *All songs rehearsed and arranged at The Boneyard
      except "Jesus Is On The Main Line" at The Bryer Patch,
      "Baby, Please Dont Go" and "Stop Messin' Around" in every city in the U.S., and "The Grind" arranged in Maui.

      Honkin' on Bobo (JPN edition)
      Regular package : 2400 JPY (out 2004/03/24)
      Limited special package : 2800 JPY (out 2004/03/24 or 31)

  • Be Cool (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler's Be Cool Role
      Source: MTV Wednesday, February 18, 2004

      MTV reports that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will appear as himself in Be Cool, the sequel to 1995's Get Shorty.

      He'll begin shooting next week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where he'll appear as a spectator during a sporting event. The rest of Aerosmith will likely show up during a performance scene and may also be featured on the soundtrack.

      The 2002 book "Be Cool" was written by Elmore Leonard, who included Aerosmith as characters in his story. Leonard met them after one of their shows in August 1997 and was so taken that he asked if he could write them into his book.

      The follow-up centers on Chili Palmer (John Travolta), a loan shark-turned-feature film producer who gives up the movie business when he discovers a singer, Linda Moon (Christina Milian), whom he wants to make famous. The film also stars The Rock, Vince Vaughn, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito, James Gandolfini, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel and Outkast's Andre 3000.


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Hopedale MA at Town Hall Auditorium

      1977 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Kansas City MO at Kemper Arena (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Rochester NY at War Memorial Auditorium (Cry of Love opens)

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

The Cult - Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995

News as of February 18, 2004
  • MTV.COM BOBO TRACKLIST (aerofanatic)
      Just like reported over a week ago, now has the FINAL tracklisting for "Honkin On Bobo". That tracklist is a follows:

      01. You Gotta Move
      02. I'm Ready
      03. Eyesight To The Blind
      04. Back Back Train (Joe Perry Vocal)
      05. I Never Loved A Girl Like I Love You
      06. Temperature
      07. Stop Messin' Around (Joe Perry Vocal)
      08. Baby, Please Don't Go
      09. Roadrunner
      10. Jesus Is On The Mainline
      11. Shame Shame Shame
      12. Into The Grind

      This is interesting as it looks as if this album really is a COVERS album...with only ONE new song, the ballad "Into The Grind". None of the other "new" tunes made the album.

      Makes me think the band really wanted to do this album OLD SCHOOL...and stay to their roots. The new songs just didn't fit in.

      In any event, Grind WON'T be the first single either. I am hearing the first single is actually a rocker that will blow us all away. Can't wait!

      2 Joe Perry songs. NICE.

      As always, AeroFANatic fits ya just like a thong ;-) When we get new clips of the album, I of course will post them...

      Im like the ROADRUNNER baby!

  • Rolling Stone (DMAAT)
      The guys are in the new issue of Rolling Stone again - twice. There's a nice picture of Steven and Joe in their orange spacesuits in the Random Notes section. They are also in the Spring Music Preview section telling about Honkin' on Bobo. There's a great picture of the guys dressed in suits!

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1980 Aerosmith plays in Springfield MA at the Civic Center (Mother's Finest opens)

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Beaumont TX at the Civic Center

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Tulsa OK at the Convention Center (Dokken opens)

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

Sunday Funnies - Sunday Funnies (1971)

News as of February 17, 2004
  • Black Velvet Pants (DMAAT)
      Black Velvet Pants was shown on VH1 Classic. Here is the schedule as posted on the message board:

      02/16 ROCKFEST 6 AM EAST
      KISS: Rock And Roll All Nite (1996 VMA Performance)
      AC/DC: Heat Seeker
      Molly Hatchet: Satisfied Man
      Rolling Stones: Crazy Mama
      Guns 'N' Roses: Patience
      Joe Perry Project: Black Velvet Pants
      GTR: The Hunter

  • SET LIST REPORTERS!!! (aerofanatic)
      Yes folks, it's that time of year again.... Sperm and ovum rejoice!

      Aerosmith is about to hit the road in support of their latest disc, "Honkin On Bobo"...and wants to give you a front row seat to the action. While we cant always be PHYSICALLY THERE, thanks to the internet, we can be VIRTUALLY THERE!

      For the last 4 Aerosmith tours, has brought you EVERY SINGLE SET LIST from EVERY SINGLE SHOW. That's an amazing feat everyone; but I could not have done it without you....the FAN. It is the FANS around the country that get us all the set lists...

      Set List reporting is GREAT because it allows us fans to see what the band is playing night in and night out, and it allows us to discuss the band music, our likes, and dislikes of a particular nights setlist. Not only does compile set lists, but it also compiles interesting notes from every show that fans can see.

      Here's how we do it..... assigns ONE to TWO fans for EVERY SHOW on the tour. It is that reporter(s) responsibility to write down the set list, as well as any interesting notes, and relay it back to me. I then take that set list, attribute it to the REPORTER, and post it ALL OVER the internet for ALL TO SEE. It really is a great system that has worked BEAUTIFULLY over the last 4 tours.

      There are 2 ways to relay the set list back to me. One (most preferred) is via cell phone call as soon as the last note is played. This call generally takes about ONE MINUTE, and with cell phone rates nowadays this is generally a free call. The 2nd (last option) method is to email me the set list when you get home from the show. Better late than never!

      Tha's pretty much it folks!

      A NOTE TO PREVIOUS SET LIST REPORTERS- AeroFANatic now has a new CELL PHONE #. The old number you have stored will no longer work. CONTACT me for the new contact info....

      Who wants to help? If you are a newbie, we would LOVE to have ya! If you have done this for me in the past, I once again would LOVE to have ya help out. It truly is the fans of this band on the internet that make it a global community....

      All you have to do is to email.... with your name, primary email address, and the show (s) you will be attending. I will keep track, and a few days before the show I will contact you and we will set up arraingments!

      Let's keep this SET LIST TRAIN rollin' along. One little chore at every show, will make ALL FANS for the WHOLE TOUR very very happy! Let's do this YACKCKCKAOW!

      Once again, shoot me an email at and let me know your name, primary email addy, and the show(s) you will be attending and we'll hook this UP!

      Aerosmith truly has the best fans in the world, and the reason why I do this is to share the love of the music to ya all!

      EMAIL ME TODAY!!!!

  • Steven Tyler Stories (aerofanatic)

  • Metal Sludge comment
      This time its from a 10 questions interview with unsigned band Slavemachine, when asked what he thinks about certain people this is what he says about Paul Stanley

      Paul Stanley = Greatest front man in history. His voice just seems to get better with age. Don't care what anyone says, they blew Aerosmith away on this last tour.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1984 Aerosmith plays in Providence RI at the Civic Center (Last show with Crespo and Dufay)

      1990 Aerosmith films Saturday Night Live in the NBC Studios in New York City NY

      1994 Aerosmith plays in New York City NY at Madison Square Garden (Brother Cane opens)

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

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound (1973)

News as of February 16, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Amarillo TX at the Civic Center

      1988 Aerosmith plays in San Antonio TX at Freeman Coliseum (Dokken opens)

News as of February 15, 2004
  • Guitar World Magaizne with Joe Perry now on sale.
      The Guitar World issue with Joe and Jimmy Page is now on sale. Talks alot about Honkin on Bobo in it.

  • Got some cash lying around? (DMAAT)
      2002 VIPER, 10 Cyl. GTS Coupe, Bright Red, White Stripes with Black Leather Interior, Fog Lamps, Power Mirrors, Tinted Windshield Glass, Car # 357 of The Last Edition Vipers Built, Just traded by Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry, 3000 miles, Buyer has the option of where to have the car signed by Joe Perry. $69,900


  • All Night Dwight
      Dwight writes:

      I used to play with Steven in "The Old Days" and have some interesting stories. Also Brad was in my band before Aerosmith. In fact, I introduced him to those guys. Any way, I'm still into music and have a CD that will be for sale via my web site which is under construction right now, but you can check out the backstage Pic @


      A lot of music…
      ... Just one man.

      The Title says it all.

      Guitars, Vocals, Keys, Bass, and Drums, each performed by Dwight F. Ferren. It's all here. Written*, Arranged, Performed, Engineered, Recorded, and Produced by Ferren as well, these songs can make you Rock, Laugh, Think, Reminisce, and Relax.

      If The Beatles, Don Henley, and Billy Joel, procreated with ZZ Top, Aerosmith, and Bob Segar, Ferren is what you'd get.

      Not so humble beginnings

      Ferren got his start in New Hampshire with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. You can hear Mr. Tyler dedicate the song I AIN'T GOT YOU by the Yardbirds "FOR ALL NIGHT DWIGHT" on the Aerosmith album LIVE BOOTLEG released in October of 1978 on Columbia. (See for more detailed information.)

      But Now...

      You will benefit from him taking the reins completely in his own hands. From the opening tongue in cheek first number " Mean Mutha",* to the thought provoking " The Price You Pay" right through to the Jeff Beck inspired ending instrumental "Just A Feeling", All By Myself is recorded proof that Dwight F. Ferren is truly a multi-talented musician.

      *co-written with Don Solomon


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Oklahoma City OK at the Myriad

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Houston TX at The Summit (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Charleston WV at Charleston Civic Center (Brother Cane opens)

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

The Flower Kings - Retropolis (1996)

News as of February 14, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1971 Aerosmith plays in Claremont NH at Stevens HS (with Gunnison Brook)

      1983 Aerosmith plays in Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum

      1984 Aerosmith plays in Boston MA at the Orpheum Theater (Anvil opens); Live simulcast on WBCN, Joe and Brad are backstage

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Odessa TX at Ector County Coliseum

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Knoxville TN at Thompson-Boling Arena (Brother Cane)

News as of February 13, 2004

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

Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult (1972)

News as of February 12, 2004
  • Videos with Tyler from Goodnight Joseph Parker (DMAAT)
      Here is a link to some Goodnight Joseph Parker Trailer Video Clips titled:

      Snippet Of A Tyler Scene
      Tyler Ruins A Shot :


  • Ashley Foods/Boneyard Brew Promo (DMAAT)
      This was sent out by David Ashley (Joe Perry's Boneyard Brew distributor) the other day... The free CD sounds like leftovers from the fanclub, but he does mention the airing date for Joe's taping with Emeril (May 23rd on the Food Network) and that he'll be playing with the house band...


      The Fancy Food show in January in San Francisco was a flaming success! Our booth was packed with happy, fired-up sampling customers.

      NEW!! Joe Perry's BONEYARD BREW hot sauce in minis- 6 bottles, 1.6 ounce each - regular 18.00/ on sale for 15.00! Perfect for your pocket or purse. Have you ever been dining out (or at a family dinner, God forbid), looked at the meal and the pathetic condiments, and thought to yourself "If only I had MY hot sauce with me." Now you can discreetly turn those meals into an experience! And maybe for the other guests, IF you choose to share!

      FOR A LIMITED TIME - FREE to the first 300 customers only - we are giving away the AEROSMITH CD "2002 Year in Review" with any $25.00 order (s/h extra) of Joe Perry's Rock your World BONEYARD BREW hot sauce. You will LOVE this unique collectible CD and cherish it in the years to come! This cool blue CD is cleverly designed, the 5 band members posed on front, and features WAY too much for this Newsletter, but here is a recap:

      - An Historical timeline from 1970 to 2002, featuring record and concert highlights and personal information, in text and exciting moving footage.

      - Dozens of behind the scenes tour photos.

      - Profiles of the band members - personal facts and favorites - Steamy clips of the hot Girls of Summer video, Joe's comments, clips and commentary on Lizzie MacGuire.

      - O Yeah greatest hits from 1970 to now - band's comments on.

      - Extras link

      When you place your order please put "Free Aerosmith 2002 CD" in the "How did you find our site?" field when you complete your order.

      ALSO FREE- CHECK THIS OUT! The new downloadable game Genie Joe and The Axeman on or

      Don't Forget to check Out Joe Perry talking about his Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce and playing with the band on "Emeril Live" May 23, 2004, Food TV Network.


      Be a CUPID for the one(s) you love and match them up with a gift combo of our lovingly selected Hot Sauces. Or lavish yourself with the treat of sultry, satisfying heat, sweetness, and full-bodied flavor or scorching blow-your-head off heat! Perfect in the cooking of those romantic dinners, or used straight out of the bottle for spicing up your meals. Whatever your passion, or that of your beloved's, MAD DOG has something for everyone! Choose from any of these 6 packs which include EVERYTHING FROM TIMID TO TORCHEROUS* AND MIX-IT-UP!

      Click Below To Order Your 6 Pack

  • New Ross Halfin pictures
      Over the next month there will be the results of the album cover shoot that Ross done for Honkin' On Bobo with all the guys in 60's style suits. But for now Ross Halfin has sneakily added a whole bunch of new photos of Steven and Joe at the Toby Kieth's Superbowl party. So go check em out......

  • The Tonight Show
      On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday Feb. 10th, the Tonight Show Band led to one of the early commercial breaks with their version of "Walk This Way."

  • Tyler was Cool in film (DMAAT)
      Tyler was Cool in film

      Seems the Grammy Awards weren't the only thing on Steven Tyler's Left Coast agenda. Aerosmith's main man also had a date with John Travolta to film a few scenes in his new flick ``Be Cool.''

      The movie is a sequel to ``Get Shorty,'' which is based on the Elmore Leonard best-seller.

      "Leonard is a pal, he was always hanging around backstage,'' Tyler told the Track, ``and he said `I'm gonna write you guys into my next book.' We took it with a huge grain of salt, but sure enough, he did.''

      Tyler will play himself in the flick.

      "The story is that they're trying to make this girl a star and they're `trying to find Tyler to have a listen.' ''

      We don't know whether Steven tells the aspiring singer she's Amazing or to Dream On.

      So stay tuned!


  • Healing power of music used for fund raiser (small Aero mention) (DMAAT)
      Healing power of music used for fund raiser
      By Melissa Beecher / Tribune Staff Writer
      Wednesday, February 11, 2004

      WALTHAM -- The Middlesex Human Service Agency is using some star power to replenish a budget that has suffered $300,000 in cuts over the last three years.

      According to organizers, Music for Middlesex 2 is the social service organization's response to a financial struggle they continue to face each year.

      "Fund raising has become a necessity to supplement our budget," said Bob Herne, clinical director of MHSA. "We are asked to do more with less, and fund raising has seemed to be the only way to make ends meet."

      In the last three years, MHSA's medical detoxification program has been closed, as well as out-patient services. MHSA combats homelessness and substance abuse and addresses mental health issues. The program currently operates dozens of shelters throughout Waltham and the Boston area. Herne and Peter Hackel, longtime friends and Newton natives, organized the second annual Music for Middlesex, which is scheduled for Feb. 27 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.

      The list of performers includes Fred Lipsius from Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jon Butcher, Joey Molland from Badfinger, Boston Music Award 2003 nominee James Montgomery and Friends, Joe Pet from The Joe Perry Project and Steve Sweeny from radio station WZLX, who will serve as the master of ceremonies. One hundred percent of all proceeds are being given directly to the Middlesex Human Service Agency. All musicians and those coordinating and helping put the event together are donating their time and services. Hackel, himself a musician who has played in various arenas for the last three decades, has harnessed some of his best and biggest contacts within the music industry to help local charities.

      "We felt that this is our way to help make life better for others," said Hackel. "These type events have become necessary to keep social programs going."

      Last year's Music of Middlesex featured a surprise performance from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, who sang alongside various rock and blues artists from the Boston area. This year, Aerosmith has donated third-row tickets to their June Tweeter Center performance that will be part of a package auctioned off on the night of the show.

      Tickets are currently on sale through the Regent Theatre box office or the Middlesex Human Service Agency. A $50 donation is requested for general admission and supporters who contribute $150 or more will be invited to attend a pre-performance dinner catered by Jake's Dixie Roadhouse at 6 p.m. and an after-show meet and greet with the performers.

      Those patrons who contribute $150 -- which is the cost to feed and shelter a homeless family for one night -- will be entered in the raffle for the Aerosmith's "Velvet Rope Package." The package includes tickets, a grand tour the day of the concert and a meet and greet with Aerosmith.

      Tickets are available through the Regent Theatre box office online at or by calling Middlesex Human Services Agency at 781-894-6110 ext.20. Donors of $500 and over will be seated in the first three rows. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Pictures from the Grammys
      Over at and some small ones at ...

      Joe with his son Tony... Steven attended to the EMI's party and there are some pics of Steven, Mark Hudson with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in San Antonio TX at the Joe Freeman Coliseum

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Austin TX at the Frank Erwin Center (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Jacksonville FL at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Brother Cane opens)

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

Birthcontrol - The Very Best Of Birthcontrol (1972-1975)

News as of February 11, 2004
  • Sony has Cover Artwork Posted Now (DMAAT)


      I like the idea that the innocent out there (if there are any left among Aero fans) can think Honkin on Bobo means playing the harmonica. And the lipstick only adds to the uh...real meaning. Yep, this one is a good one. Would be funny if it DID come from MIT student versus their highly paid ADVISORS that have sold them on ideas used in the past like the ever so lame and already "done" Just Push Play cover LOL. Can't wait to see the credits.

  • Partial US version Honkin' On Bobo Tracklist (DMAAT)
      Posted by Chris on message board per his inside source:

      You Gotta Move
      I’m Ready
      Eyesight For The Blind
      Back Back Train
      I Never Loved A Girl Like I Love You
      Stop Messin’ Around
      Baby, Please Don’t Go
      Jesus Is On The Main Line
      Shame Shame Shame

      NEW SONGS:
      Into The Grind
      plus 2 more soon to be named soon

      He says there will be 14 total and doesn't mention any bonus or hidden tracks for the US version which kinda surprised me. He also stated he does not want to divulge the other two new track titles until another source does first or he might have to deal with crap surrounding them. We already knew about Into the Grind and I think I understand why the delay on his part re: the other two but we'll all know soon enough.

  • Only $11.98 Presale from Sony (DMAAT)
      So far, SONY is the only pre-sale site that has the artwork on it and it's also the lowest price by far BUT some of the other sites have a promotion going where you get a keychain with a harmonica on it, etc. Don't see anything like that mentioned on the SONY site thought I might have missed it.

      Release Date : 03/30/2004
      Label : COLUMBIA
      Selection # 087025
      Preorder today! Order will ship to be received on or around 03/30/2004
      $11.98 marked down from $18.98


  • JB News From The Road w/Pics (DMAAT)
      Super Bowl Sunday!
      We were told we had to leave the hotel at 12:30 PM to get through the massive security at Reliant Stadium. We cruised to the stadium and got through the security checkpoint in record time. With 3 and a half hours to kill the guys and wives relaxed in their dressing room.

      I took this time to find my brother's seats that were about a mile and half from where I was. Great seats - don't get me wrong but I could have used a cab to get to them. As show time/game time rolled around the band got a little more antsy. There was no talk of baring any breasts or grabbing any crotches. The guys seemed more concerned about wearing the black jumpsuits. I added my 2 cents that it made them look more like a team. The guys did a quick photo shoot with Ross in the bathroom and then it was showtime.

      The 5 gladiators strolled down the hall like warriors going to battle. The band were lined up in the runway where Carolina was to exit the field. This made me feel uneasy that our beloved Patriots wouldn't be coming our way for a final pat on the back. Then I thought this would be perfect, I could throw Ross Halfin into quarterback Jake Delhomme possibly separating his shoulder and maybe even hurt Jake in the process. I thought better of it and let the chips fall as the may.

      After a scorching 4 minutes of Baby Please Don't Go and Dream On the band left the stage. As we headed back into the runway I saw an overzealous Pat O'Brien being put back in his place by security guards after he attempted to cross the line and interview the boys on their way out. The band changed and gathered their belongings and headed up to their suite to catch the coin toss. Joey, Brad, Joe and Steven shared the box with Willie Nelson and Toby Keith although Willie was nowhere to be seen. Maybe he was on his bus writing a song. Tom had other seats with a bunch of friends.

      The box directly to our right was occupied by a group of young excited football fans rooting mainly for Carolina and some NFL brass. The game was going along great then halftime hit. From where we were we couldn't tell if it was Michael or Janet never mind a nipple. I do remember honcho's from the NFL dancing and digging the halftime show in the adjoining suite. Then about midway through the 3rd quarter I heard their cell phones start ringing and the warm happy glow that was on their faces were replaced by a stoned stoic blank stare as they gazed into space with their mouths drooped open. That was the last I saw of the NFL brass as P. Diddy and Kid Rock quickly snapped up their vacated seats like a mini van stalking an empty spot at the Mall. I knew something big happened but wouldn't find out until much later. During the 3rd and 4th quarter P. Diddy was goading the crowd with his Panther's jersey and basically pissing off the Patriots fans. Steven would have none of this spot light stealing and got the Pats fans cheering with some cheerleading of his own. It was all done in good fun and after Adam Vinatieri kicked the game winning field goal even Puff gave the New England faithful an "I'm Not Worthy" bow.

      After the game the band headed back to the hotel to regroup for the Patriots Celebration Party at the Intercontinental Hotel. It was no secret that the guys were gonna jam. And jam they did. They ripped threw Aero-Classics, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Train and Walking the Dog. They were joined on stage by Kid Rock and Toby Keith, as well as Pat's owners Jonathan and Bob Kraft. Donnie Walburgh and a slew of Patriots rounded out the onstage mob. The party lasted until 4:00 AM with Snoop Doggy Dog taking the stage for an hour and a half set.

      The next day we flew home and it was back to work almost immediately. The next few days the band spent holed up in the studio mixing "Honkin' on Bobo" with Marti F. The band will release the CD on March 30th. The guys also spent time on the artwork with Sony reps and planned out their schedule until they hit the road March 11th in Lubbock Texas. Sony is planning on releasing a limited edition pressing that will come with a special gift. When I saw it, it reminded me of opening a box of Cracker Jacks when you were a kid.

      The Grammys: As I write this I am on an American flight to LA. with Joe and his son Tony. Steven is in California already. He flew to Sacramento on Friday to take part in his daughter Mia's wedding. As you know Mia and Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner (no relation to Bill) got hitched Vegas style back in October. Steven and Joe along with BB King will present best Rap Hip Hop Award. After the show Joe will take the red eye to NYC. He will be taping a show with Emeril and do some press for the album.

      Next week I'll recap the Grammys and keep you posted on the tour with good friends Cheap Trick!

      See you on the road!

      John B.

      Tyler at Super Bowl Pregame
      Brad, Steven & John B. in Aerosmith's Super Bowl Box
      Da Cover


  • Aerosmith Concert Sells Out, Leaving Fans Disappointed (DMAAT)
      James Clark
      Aerosmith Concert Sells Out, Leaving Fans Disappointed

      Fans of the rock band Aerosmith "Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

      Many stood in line overnight to get tickets for their Lubbock performance. But tickets are sold out. So if you didn't get yours ...well, "Dream On."

      Some Lubbockites stood in line for 15 hours in the freezing cold to get tickets only to find out that it was useless: The good tickets were gone even before they went on sale.

      The promoter held almost all the good tickets and the attitude by the promoter seems to be if you don't like it- you can just "Walk This Way."

      Trace Moore stood in line for 15 hours Friday night and Saturday morning. "It's not fair," he says. "I'm a huge Aerosmith fan. I have been all my life."

      Moore was eighth in line and he was so excited about getting good seats. But he ended up getting seats "up in the rafters."

      Garrett Perkins also stood in line 15 hours in the freezing cold. "It was, 'Here you go, take 'em or leave 'em'," he says.

      Perkins used to be a concert promoter, so he has a unique perspective. "Did they do anything illegal? No. At the same time, I think it shows a little bit of not thinking, not communicating, and not caring to the public," he says.

      Perkins says there's nothing wrong with the promoter keeping seats but someone should have told the people who stood out in line that the best seats were gone before they ever went on sale.

      John Walker with Select-A-Seat says he had no choice in the matter. Aerosmith kept the good seats and that was that. "Most of the good seats were held for the Aerosmith fan club, by orders of Aerosmith," he said.

      But Perkins says that "Same Old Song And Dance" won't work. "We didn't know, it's not our fault, we weren't in control,. Well yeah, you are. You have a lot to say about how the tickets are distributed," he says.

      The concert promoter is Clear Channel, the owner of several major radio stations here in Lubbock. A phone call to a spokesperson with Clear Channel was referred to a public relations firm in New York, who did not return phone calls.

      Just to clarify people aren't upset that Aerosmith kept the good seats. They're upset that no one told them that before they stood in line in the freezing cold.


  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1983 Aerosmith plays in Springfield MA at the Civic Center

      1984 Aerosmith plays in Hempstead NY at The Calderone Theater

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Corpus Christi TX at Memorial Coliseum

      1998 Aerosmith postpones their show in Dayton OH due to Steven's laryngitis

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(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

Neal Morse - Testimony (2003)
Wow, the man has done it again! Neal Morse may have left his band, but his music still sound exactly as we've come to expect from this man while he was in Spock's Beard. Not even the sometimes overtly christian lyrics brings this album down, in fact they don't even sound preachy. Simply put, this is a beautiful album!

News as of February 10, 2004
  • Photo of Steven with Scott Ian of Anthrax at Mia's wedding
      "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays drums in PAPA ROACH. Great party. Steven and Dav jammed with the band on [AEROSMITH's] 'Sweet Emotion'. Much luck and love to the newlyweds.

      "I was next to Steven on the buffet line and he asked me to put gravy on his mashed potatoes. Holy crap it's Steven Tyler. The man is a God."

      Scroll to the bottom of the page

  • Clip of da boyz and BB before the show.... (DMAAT)

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1988 Aerosmith plays in El Paso TX at Special Events Center (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Pensacola FL at the Civic Center (Brother Cane opens)

      1995 Permanent Vacation is certified 5X platinum

      1995 Pump is certified 7X platinum

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Auburn Hills MI at Palace of Auburn Hills (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens); Ted Nugent joins them on Walkin' the Dog

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

Manowar - Anthology (1982-1992)
Most pathetic band in the universe? Just for fun...

News as of February 9, 2004
  • The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (DMAAT)
      About: The 46th Annual Grammy Awards
      Airs live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Scheduled performers include Prince, Sting with Sean Paul, Beyonce, Martina McBride, Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, the White Stripes, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters and Chick Corea.
      Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Richard Marx will perform in a special segment for Luther Vandross.

      A special segment dedicated to funk will feature OutKast, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band ("Going in the Right Direction").

      Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Timothy B. Schmit, Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam and Jorge Calderon will perform a tribute to Warren Zevon.

      A segment celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. TV appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will feature Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and Pharrell Williams.

      Scheduled presenters include Britney Spears, Keith Urban, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Joshua Bell, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Hilary Duff, Kurt Elling, Faith Hill, B.B. King, Brian McKnight, Carlos Santana and AEROSMITH'S STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY. Personaities introducing performances include Madonna, Beck, Queen Latifah, Amy Lee of Evanescence, and Jack Black.

  • Grammy (DMAAT)
      Right after The White Stripes performance, Tyler and Perry came out with BB King and presented the Grammy was for Best Rap. Joe with his glasses and walking stick...looking ever so cool..and Steven in his all black suit. I KNEW Steven would have to SING at least a few notes even as a presenter..and he didn't disappoint. Cool with BB King and Steven scatting. Wonder if Steven couldn't SEE the winner on the card without his glasses LOL. Seems it took him a while to "see it"...


  • Clive Davis (DMAAT)
      On 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace profiles music mogul Clive Davis.

      On E! they showed a clip of Steven, Joe and BB King. I think Joan Rivers was going to talk to them...

  • People Magazine (DMAAT)
      In this weeks People Magazine they have a section of the Super Bowl performers. They called it winners and losers, also included is a picture of them in the space suits.

      AEROSMITH got losers and they write:

      "Their well-intentioned but bizarre pregame tribute to Houston-based NASA on the one year anniversary of the Columbia space-shuttle disaster featured the five wrinkly rockers in spacesuites and helmets, a staged moon landing and flag planting, and some guys in explicably parachuting onto the reliant stadium field from the rafters. HUH?"

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Tokyo Japan at Nihon Budokan Hall

      1984 Aerosmith plays in New York City NY at The Ritz

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Kiefer FL at UNO Lakefront Arena (Brother Cane opens)

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

Neil Young - After The Goldrush (1970)
Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990)

News as of February 8, 2004
  • Happy birthday, Billie!
      Apparently, today is Billie Perry's B-day. I believe she is 49 now.

  • Guitar World
      Rock This Way
      By Joe Perry & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith

      Complementary chord voicings, and how to play "Dream On," part two

      JOE PERRY In last month's column, Brad and I went over how we play the intro section of "Dream On." This month, we'll discuss the individual guitar parts we play during the song's verse and first pre-chorus sections.

      BRAD WHITFORD "Dream On" is a great example of how Joe and I always strive to devise complementary guitar parts that, when blended together, create a lush sound. As we discussed last month, many of the guitar parts Joe and I play on "Dream On" originally started as piano parts, and we rearranged these piano figures and chord voicings for electric guitar.

      To read the rest of this column and to see its accompanying music and TAB, please pick up the March 2004 issue of Guitar World, on sale now.


  • Dream On in Miracle (DMAAT)
      In addition to Dream On being used in the trailer for Miracle, the movie about the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team, it also appears in the movie. It plays during the credits as they list who played whom and what the actual people are doing now.



      "Miracle" will make you laugh and cry, especially when the movie credits roll at the end to the accompaniment of Aerosmith's "Dream On." There's an editing gaffe (check out the scoreboard in a faraway shot after the Americans tie the Russians 3-3) and Disney glossed over the unforgettable scene of USA goalie Jim Craig mouthing the words "Where's my fah-tha? Where's my fah-tha?" as he skated with the American flag draped around him, scanning the crowd for his dad.

      But do I still believe in "Miracle"?



  • CMT/Toby Keith Show (DMAAT)
      They came on with Toby Keith and Willie Nelson and did "Once is Enough." It seems like a lot of the audience was singing along!! It sounded good and Joe had a good guitar solo in it. The guys did a filmed comment during the show with Steven saying how they are really country boys and that the song A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action was a great song, etc. Joe said they like different kinds of music including country. I think that was filmed during a rehearsal, and they looked kind of tired. They came back again at the end for A Little Less Talk... every one performed on that. A great extended jam with loads of guitars. Steven was doing his thing on the harmonica. Joe was wearing his red shirt with black leather jacket and pants. Steven was pretty casual with torn jeans and a gold tone print shirt. He did wear a metallic gold jacket in the first song. No sunglasses. They looked like they were having fun.

      Sammy Hagar, DMC (of RUN DMC) and Ted Nugent was apparently on the show too.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Nagoya Japan at Nagoya-shi Kokaido

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Lafayette LA at the Cajundome

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Tucson AZ at the Community Center (Dokken opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Madison WI at the Kohl Center (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

      2003 Aerosmith plays a private charity concert to raise money for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, the Leary Firefighters Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge MA; after the charity show they play a surprise gig in the Regatta Bar where Michael J. Fox joins them on guitar for Johnny B. Goode, Dan Aykroyd joins them on Killing Floor, and Barry Tatelman from Jordan Furniture ads pays $20,000 to play drums with them on All Your Love

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

The Third World - America The Beautiful (1971)
Sunday Funnies - Sunday Funnies (1971)
Two sadly forgotten US bands playing great heavy rock in the early 70's

News as of February 7, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Osaka Japan at Festival Hall

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Phoenix AZ at Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Dokken opens)

      2003 Steven and Joe play in the 'Salute to the Blues' concert to celebrate the year of the blues and to benefit the Blues Music Foundation in New York City NY at Radio City Music Hall

News as of February 6, 2004
  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Kyoto Japan at Kyoto-kaikan Daiichi Hall

      1986 Aerosmith plays in Lubbock TX at Municipal Coliseum

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Long Beach CA at the Sports Arena (Dokken opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Ames IA at the Hilton Coliseum (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

News as of February 5, 2004
  • Swedish release date for 'Bobo

  • Perry talks about Honkin' on Bobo (DMAAT)
      At least Joe is trying to give Jack some good words here..but it implies he has recently been working on it....hmm. Anyway....

      Aerosmith Avoid Thinking About The Charts
      02.04.2004 4:37 PM EST

      After Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry present a Grammy on Sunday, they'll return to Boston to put the finishing touches on their long-promised blues album, Honkin' on Bobo, due March 30.

      The band hasn't yet decided on a single, and Perry said finding one that will work on modern radio is difficult. "I don't know if there's a top-40 radio hit in there," he said. "I'd like to see something with a hard bluesy vibe get played, but I don't know if there's anything like that on the charts right now. What we're doing definitely isn't hip-hop."

      It also isn't exactly the blues - at least not your grandfather's style of blues. While Honkin' on Bobo will include covers of songs by Muddy Waters, Fisher/Hopkins and Blind Willie McTell, the tunes have been reinterpreted in a way that's distinctly Aerosmith.

      "We started out by saying, 'We're not gonna try to define what blues is or fit what you think blues is,' " Perry said. "This is just our interpretation of the music that influenced us, and it was very easy to call it blues, but there's R&B, funk and other elements in there as well."

      One reason Aerosmith decided to record a blues-based rock record was to get back in touch with their gritty roots. Not that they're tired of playing ballads like "Cryin' " and "Crazy," they just longed to revisit a place that existed long before commercial viability became a prime concern.

      "When we did Just Push Play I thought that there were some good songs on there, but looking back at it, I can see that it certainly doesn't sound like the first record," Perry said. "I don't think we could ever sound like that again, but we can definitely take the attitude we had when we recorded those songs. On this record we worked to keep things more immediate and not really think about what's on the charts."

      Aerosmith first announced they would record a blues album back in August 2002, and they entered the studio to begin the project in April 2003. The record was originally slated for release last September, but the band decided to record a handful of songs live during its tour with Kiss and possibly include them with the studio recordings (see "Aerosmith Blues Album Inspired By Bike Crashes And Funny Phrases"). Further delays occurred after the tour, when the group decided to go back into Perry's studio and tweak some of the mixes.

      Jack Douglas has been in the studio with Aerosmith working on the new record. While Douglas' last full project with the band was 1977's Draw the Line, he has returned over the years to work on various best-of packages. That ongoing communication allowed him to fully reconvene with the band for Bobo.

      "This was the first time in a long time that we worked with him for any length of time, and it was great," Perry said. "I think it helped facilitate that feeling of a band being together and playing together in a room. He was the last person to do that with us from the beginning of the band's origin. He was there when we started to learn how to use a studio and he taught us a lot back then. So to have him there as a familiar face was important."

      Aerosmith will hit the road with Cheap Trick on March 11 in Lubbock, Texas, for a tour that runs through June 28 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

      -Jon Wiederhorn


  • JB News From The Road 2/2 w/pics (DMAAT)
      2/2/04 - Houston we have NO problem

      Tuesday we flew down to Houston from Boston. The guys seem really excited about playing at the Super Bowl. On Wednesday the band went to NASA to film a bit for their opening segment on Sunday.

      The bad boys spend the whole day filming in some replica Space Shuttles. They are joined by some real astronauts during the course of the day and seem like kids in a candy store. The day ends with the guys being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight and CBS television.

      They have so much fun they return the next day to fly in a simulated Space Shuttle. Joe's son Roman had the best score. The other guys had decent scores and were told by the astronaut in charge that if the Shuttle actually crashed because of their poor landing they had a good chance of walking away from it with bruises. I drank my diet coke and shot the sh*t with Ross Halfin on dry land safe from Commander Tyler and Whitford.

      That night the hotel took on a life of it's own. The quiet of Tuesday and Wednesday were now replaced by the constant buzz of football fever. More prominent were the southern accents of the Carolina's and the annoying drone of my homeland. Look there's F'n Tylahhhhh! Hey Steve! Sign my Football! I wouldn't trade it in for nothing, though. My Patriots are in the Super Bowl and nothing could be finer.

      On Friday the guys had their obligatory press conference. They talked to press from all over the world. One reporter asked the band why come back to the Super Bowl if you have already played it once and Steven shot back, "Do you only have great sex once!". I thought that summed it up and is one of the great Tylerisms. They also did some one-on-ones with CBS and Pat O'Brien from Access Hollywood.

      Then it was off to Reliant Stadium for some quality rehearsal time. Now the rumor going round is that Aerosmith wanted the dome closed for their performance but that couldn't be further from the truth. It will be open for good reasons. Patriots owner Jonathan Kraft stopped by the dressing room and gave the guys New England Patriots game jerseys with their names on the back. It might be tough in this politically correct world to don on the shirts for the game, however.

      After the rehearsal Steven and Joe headed to a really small studio to rehearse with Toby Keith for his CMT special. Toby is an awesome guy. Kind of like Ted Nugent but a little easier on the pallet. Toby is a great patriot and that in and unto itself is reason enough to play with the guy.

      Also getting to jam with Willie Nelson and Sammy Hagar ain't too bad either. Poor Sammy was cornered by Ross Halfin and tortured into hearing his Jimmy Page stories.

      That's all I got for now but I will recap early next week.

      John B.

      Photos by John Bionelli



  • BBQ Mag (DMAAT)
      If you call the Fiery Foods number they will send you a copy of this months mag with Joe Perry in it. It costs only 6.70. The number to call is 505-873-8680.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in El Paso TX at the County Coliseum

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

Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy (1997)
Awesome from start to finish!

News as of February 4, 2004
  • Super Bowl Post Game Party
      Andrew writes:

      Aerosmith, sans Mr. Perry, gave us quite a treat at the post game superbowl party at the Hotel Intercontinental. After an set of country sounds by Jodie Messina, the stage came alive with Bob Kraft, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Steven and the boys. Don't know why Joe wasn't there, but the kid filling in for him was great. They started with Sweet Emotion, passing the mic around from Kid to Toby to Steven, but Toby gave up because he just didn't know any of the lyrics. The guests left and the band went into Walk This Way. After that they huddled and seemed to be looking for a request. I was right at the stage and was yelling Somebody, a personal fave, to which Steven gave a bewildered look. I then started screaming Train Kept A Rollin' to which they obliged. I was in total amazement. That was it, but it was sweet. Between the Pats winning and all the festivities, this was at the top.

  • Steven with role in "Get Shorty" sequel (aerofanatic)
      "It's not enough that OutKast have had the number one CD in the country for the last eight weeks or so. Now you can add super hot Andre 3000 of the hip-hop duo to the cast of the 'Get Shorty' sequel, 'Be Cool.'
      "John Travolta is set to reprise his role in the sequel, along with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito, and others."

      A plot outline from
      "In this sequel to Get Shorty, Chili Palmer gets involved with the music industry, a murder, more mobsters, and a gay bodyguard who wants to be a singer."

      Also found this script review from
      "...Later, Chili and Edie drive back along Sunset towards Sunset Plaza. They stop at a light and see STEVEN TYLER of Aerosmith signing his new book WALK MY WAY at a bookshop on Sunset. Chili recognizes Steven's bodyguard BEAR. Edie tells Chili he should talk with Bear to see if he can hook Edie and Chili up with Steven.

      "Later that night, Chili comes home and finds a dead body in his house. Chili calls Bear. Bear comes over, picks up the dead guy so Chili can get the dead guy's wallet and we find out it is IVAN, a Russian that Tommy fucked up earlier when they were trying to muscle him. Chili asks Bear how can he meet Steven Tyler. The two Detectives come over to Chili's house ask some questions about the murder."

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1972 Aerosmith plays in Mendon MA at Lakeview Ballroom

      1977 Aerosmith plays in Fukuoka Japan at Kyu-den Kinen Taiikukan

      1988 Aerosmith plays in Long Beach CA at Long Beach Arena (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Tampa FL at the Sund Dome (Brother Cane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Grand Rapids MI at Van Andell Arena (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

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

King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)
Best debut album of all time? A Masterpiece!

News as of February 3, 2004
  • 2 versions of Honkin' On Bobo at has 2 versions on pre-sail:
      1. Regular version - 18.98$
      2. Limited edition - 19.98$

      The album description for the Limited edition states, "this package will have a special keychain with a harmonica. "


  • Fiery-Foods & BBQ magazine (DMAAT)
      The January/February issue of Fiery-Foods & BBQ magazine is now available, with Aerosmith's Joe Perry on the cover and an exclusive interview with the rock 'n' roll saucemaker.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1986 Aerosmith plays in Albuquerque NM at Tingley Coliseum

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Tokyo Japan at the Tokyo Dome

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

Free - Molten Gold: The Anthology (1968-1972)
The greatest vocalist of all time, Mr. Paul Rodgers!

News as of February 2, 2004
  • The Superbowl Performance
      Aerosmith, dressed in some type of NASA outfits, took the stage and performed Dream On, and gave a nice taste of the forthcoming album with a short verion of "Baby Please Dont Go." Apparently, the stage show was topped off by parachutes.

      Tyler used his "blues voice" for Dream On, the voice he used on the first album. Ironically enough, the ONLY song from the 1st album he DIDN'T use that voice on was...Dream On.

      The sound crew did a bad job. The mix was WAY off. The music was way too low and Steven's voice was too loud. The sound was better during the halftime show...even if it wasn't as great as the pregame... Guess they did need that extra rehearsal time! LOL ...but at least we know they didn't lip sync like all the other acts (except Kid Rock)

      At least sound was bad coming through the TV, but it also seemed like Steven wasn't getting good reception through his ear piece. He came in late on the first part of dream on and was off key. He put his hand up to his ear a lot as if he was having trouble hearing.

  • 7 photos from pre-game show (DMAAT)

  • More Aero on the Superbowl (DMAAT)
      Right before they introduced the halftime show, one of the guys said something like "how about Aerosmith again" and everyone started laughing, and Deion Sanders was leaning over from laughing so hard..

      Not only did Deion Sanders say he wanted to hear more Aerosmith, but there were two commercials that had 'Smith music. The trailer for the U.S. Hockey movie had Dream On playing in the background and the Starsky and Hutch movie commercial had Sweet Emotion.

      Also, apparently Deuces Are Wild was played over the PA during the pregame stuff, about an hour or so before the game started. Cryin' may have been heard at one point as well.

      An all-around Aerosmith Superbowl!

  • Mia's wedding next week... (DMAAT)
      An excerpt from a post Mia made in her fan group today:

      ....Oh, our wedding is next week and I am soooo excited. I think we got it all settled...just nervous now...well, gotta go get ready for the Superbowl, dads startin it off with his big ol' lips and a lot of noise...

  • Bobo Drops 3/30! (aerofanatic)
      Aerosmith's "Honkin On Bobo" is now slated to be released in the USA on Tuesday, March 30th.* This will be the first Aerosmith studio album to be released AFTER the tour started for quite some time....

      Expect some bonus materials on this CD, none of which I can yet clarify.

      As for the first single, let's just say this: It's like a day at the beach....


      * According to a new FYE music store release schedule book

  • Regarding Aero Xpress and first 10 rows...
      Bill points out a possible mistake in yesterday's post:

      I just wanted to comment on the statement regarding the new "Aero Xpress" tier of fan club tickets, which was posted on your website. I am no fan of this new tier (or the new fan club for that matter) since it amounts to legalized scalping, especially at the sake of the hard core fans. But the comment that "even very long term members will not get anything better than row ten" seems incorrect. The new tier promises 1st ten rows CENTER section. I would hope this would allow long term members like myself to still purchase tickets in the top tier with the hope of still getting seats in the first ten rows, but in the left or right sections. This is exactly where I've been located in the past couple years anyway.

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1988 Aerosmith plays in Las Vegas NV at Thoma & Mack Arena (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Miami FL at Miami Arena (Brother Cane opens)

      1998 Aerosmith plays in Lexington KY at Rupp Arena (Kenny Wayne Sheppard opens)

      2002 Aerosmith plays in Tokyo Japan at Tokyo Dome

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(News Page Work In Progress Playlist)

The Grateful Dead - Europe '72 (1972)

News as of February 1, 2004
  • News from Tower Records Japan
      Tower Record Japan says

      SONY Music Japan's release news
      Aerosmith New Album (title TBA) : 2004-03-24
      Aerosmith News Sibgle (title TBA) : 2004-03-24
      Aerosmith New DVD (title TBA) : 2004-03-31

      New DVD is making of blues album and more footage, etc.

      Akira, from Tokyo, Japan

  • For all those in England... (DMAAT)
      If they replay Liquid News, Aero was on it this week. It showed them at the space center.

      Also, on Sky News, they showed a brief glimpse of them rehearsing.

  • Aerosmith: Am I Annoying?
      There is a website out there called and our boys are lucky enough to have their own page with something on each band member. It's good for a laugh, check it out. Aeroforce Michael Aerosmith

  • Happy Birthday Taj Shirt - Steven in Houston w/pic (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith 's Steven Tyler shows off his t-shirt honoring his son Taj's birthday at a press conference in Houston touting the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

      PIC LINK


  • Couple More Houston Pics (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith , from left, Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford pose for photographers at a press conference in Houston touting the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PIC LINK

      And the Steven Taj shirt one only with the band too: PIC LINK


  • Tom & Politics in Houston w/Pic (DMAAT)
      Aerosmith 's Steven Tyler, left, laughs as bass player Tom Hamilton mocks democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean 's Iowa concession speech at a press conference in Houston touting the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) PIC LINK


  • AF1 Seating Information (DMAAT)
      Looks like in addition to Velvet Rope, now the only way you can get in the first TEN rows for sure is by paying an extra $100 or so per ticket. Though regular prices are not finalized yet, most will be around $75 - $85 face value for "best" TM seats this tour. Per AF1, first 10 rows (6-10 actually) is now $180 per ticket. And it looks like for "regular" tickets they will all be behind Row 10 AND you HAVE to buy TWO - no longer can buy ONE. Though you can buy ONE for the VR and what they are calling Aero Xpress (rows 6-10 $180). So even very long term members will not get anything better than Row 10 no matter what City, etc. Since they are doing the smaller markets, they are pushing the VR with a planned meet of crew at least too though STILL not guaranteed. Read on...

      1) The Aerosmith Velvet Rope Backstage Pass (First 5 ROWS, CENTER)
      Minimum Quantity: 1 Price: $520.00
      This is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime Aerosmith experience. Get into the venue early, jump past security and head backstage, experience first-hand the pre-show mayhem that typically only crew and artists experience. Then hit an exclusive VIP party to prime you for your seat in the first few rows.
      It GETS BETTER! Though we can't guarantee it, your Backstage Pass includes planned opportunities to MEET MEMBERS OF THE BAND and CREW! During last year's Aerosmith / Kiss tour, thousands of AF1 members met Steven Tyler on their Velvet Rope Backstage Experience. CLICK HERE to see what some had to say and get the full scoop on the Velvet Rope Backstage Experience NOTE: Seats will typically be located in center sections rows 2-5 unless otherwise noted, and are in limited supply (first come / first served).

      2) AERO XPRESS (First 10 ROWS, CENTER)
      Minimum Quantity: 1 Price: $180.00
      AF1 introduces AERO XPRESS. AERO XPRESS is a new premium seating option that gets you a seat in the first 10 ROWS (CENTER SECTIONS) . That's right, UP FRONT and CENTER. In response to member requests for more guaranteed premium seating options, AF1 has contracted with the promoter for a limited quantity of XPRESS tickets. Your XPRESS ticket package price includes all fees, shipping and handling. With your ticket purchase you are automatically entered into 2 RANDOM DRAWINGS for you and a guest to join the Velvet Rope Backstage Tour before returning to your AERO XPRESS seats (includes VIP party, backstage tour, chance to meet band and exclusive merchandise). NOTE: Seats will typically be located in center sections rows 6-10 unless otherwise noted and are in limited supply (first come / first served).

      3) Aerosmith Top Tier Ticket (First 25 ROWS)
      Minimum Quantity: 2 Price: $0.00
      Boston’s Bad Boys are Back--Blastin’ onto stage with MEGA HITS and NEW JAMS from Honkin' On Bobo. Your Top Tier ticket will land you up front, typically in the FIRST 25 ROWS (unless otherwise noted). With your ticket purchase you are automatically entered into 2 RANDOM DRAWINGS for you and a guest to join the Velvet Rope Backstage Tour before returning to your top tier seats (includes VIP party, backstage tour, chance to meet band and exclusive merchandise)."


  • Houston Blurb from Fresno Bee (DMAAT)

      Steven Tyler's goal of making Aerosmith the "house band of the space station" got off to a good start this week.

      The band, which has about a five-minute set in the Super Bowl pregame show at Reliant Stadium, will kick off their brief performance with a short film chronicling their experiences this week at the Johnson Space Center.

      "They let us go down the facility and pay homage to it and experience zero gravity, which we've experienced for many years," said Tyler, lead singer of the five-member Boston-based band.

      The group, unabashed Patriots fans, also got to pilot and land a shuttle simulator.

      "We had a shuttle pilot with us, so we can't take much of the credit," bassist Tom Hamilton said.


  • Steven and Joe on CBS before CMT (DMAAT)
      Steven and Joe were on a CBS show about superbowl commercials. The opening showed them as being part of the show.. Joe's hair looked a lot shorter.... I hear a rumor during the CMT show Joe stole the guitar solo part.

      They included some of the biggies...coke, pepsi, mcdonalds but mainly from 1996, 1984 and a couple of other years including the year Aero did the 1/2 time show I believe. The "special" last year was much better at any rate. Do those years sound like CBS years?

  • Early Show on CBS (DMAAT)
      The guys said they were doing 2 songs, something old and something new and said the roof to the stadium would be closed then opened for a 'special effect'. Steven said something about flying but it was hard to tell if he was serious. lol. All five were there. I think Tom talked the most! Even Joey said something.

  • Access Hollywood (DMAAT)
      The boys were on it 6 min into the show.

  • Video from ch. 5 in Boston (aerofanatic)

      There's about a 2-minute video posted on the website of WCVB in Boston with a few interview clips. Steven talks about the video that will be played in the pre-game show.

      Steven: (regarding the video) "We go up in the shuttle, we dock with the space station, and then we jump out and plummet to the earth through the roof... I'm not supposed to say this, but you got it first."

      Steven: (about being kicked off the pre-game) "You know, we love a good fight"

      Joe: "There was kind of a meltdown with the lawyers, that's all."

      ...but the HIGH point of this video is footage from Tom Hamilton's Howard Dean impression!! He refers to the new Aerosmith tour.

      Tom: "Actually as far as the tour goes, we're goin to Texas, we're goin to Michigan, we're goin to Massachusetts, we're goin to Connecticut... aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  • Patricia Schenck's this day in AeroHistory
      1977 Aerosmith plays in Nagoya Japan at Nagoya-shi Kokaido

      1986 Aerosmith plays in San Bernardino CA at Orange Pavilion (The Divinyls)

      1988 Aerosmith plays in San Diego CA at the Sports Arena (Dokken opens)

      1994 Aerosmith plays in Orlando FL at ORlando Arena (Brother Cane opens)

      2003 Aerosmith help Jack Douglas celebrate his Career Achievement Award from the Sarasota Film Festival for his work in music and film at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota FL

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