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News as of May 31, 2001
  • Aerosmith Tour To Get Intimate
      This is from Rolling Stone Daily 5/31:


      AEROSMITH plan to offer fans a closer look at the band on their summer tour by setting up a mini-stage at the back of select venues, where they will play a portion of their set. Taking their cue from U2's Elevation Tour, the group is hoping the stage setup will capture the intimacy of a club at venues that hold between 20,000 and 35,000 people. "We got offers to do a $200 million tour doing giant outdoor facilities and we don't want to do that," frontman STEVEN TYLER told Rolling Stone. "I get to run through the audience and get my clothes ripped off -- a good excuse to expose myself." Aerosmith's U.S. tour kicks off June 6th in Hartford, Conn.

  • Tyler and Kramer at annual fundraising of victory program
      Last evening in Boston (5/30), Steven and Teresa Tyler joined chairwoman April Kramer and husband Joey to celebrate the successful annual fundraising of victory programs.

      Steve Sweeney and friend Lisa join Steven Tyler at the Victory Programs

      Coming off a great year of fundraising, victory programs hit another home run by including in their auction such items as Joey's actual 9 Lives touring drum kit (including 'Krame-dog' kick drum head from the 'Pink' video), which went for more than $12,000 to one lucky bidder. A great tour package including tickets, backstage passes, and limo transportation to Hartford for the opening night next week sold for nearly $6,000. many other fantastic items were either auctioned off or won in raffles. Of course, Joey couldn't resist banging out a few beats on the drum kit to keep the bidding going.

      Aerosmith was honored by victory programs for their continual involvement and support of victory programs. mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, had some heartfelt words for the program and its many supporters.

      Entertainment was provided by 'Rockapella', five young men from New York who began singing on street corners and were featured in director Spike Lee's project "Spike & Co: Do It A Cappella". Rockapella performs an infectious blend of R&B, Jazz, Rock, and Soul at sold-out shows worldwide. Steven joined them onstage for a rousing rendition of 'Amazing Grace' and then launched them into an incredible jazzy a capella version of 'Pink' as only the demon' of screamin' could do it.

      Victory programs promotes the successful reintegration of individuals into their communities through the achievement of long-term sobriety, rebuilding of family systems, and stabilizing factors such as housing, holistic healthcare, employment, and community affiliations. Victory programs provides innovative services to individuals and familes affected by alcholism, addiction, psychiatric and medical problems, especially Aids / HIV.

  • Holy Aerosmith?
      From and the Toronto Sun

      Pope set to rock 'n' roll
      Pontiff in high-priced choir
      By LIZ BRAUN
      Toronto Sun

      His Holiness Pope John Paul Ringo George and a slew of musicians (including Britney Spears, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and Faith Hill and hubby Tim McGraw) are going to get together to record a CD. Tentative title: In The Name Of The Sex, The Drugs, And The Holy Rock 'n' Roll, Amen.

      Oh, calm down.

      Just what Pope JP II has in common to sing with such upstanding citizens as Spears or Tyler -- persons who really cast doubt on Genesis 1:26/27, about God creating man in his own image and all -- remains a mystery.

      Meanwhile, the Pope needs a new agent.

  • Classic Rock June 2001 Edition
      Just to detail that this edition of Classic Rock does carry a pic of Steven Tyler on the front. This in fact the first major Aerosmith interview in UK rock mags (excluding Q) since their 1999 European Tour.

      Its a very lengthy article in page coverage over 10 pages. It's by Chris Ingham who did a review of the Munich club gig in the last edition so assume it was done about that period.

  • Teen People
      Eminem is on the cover of Teen People, summer 2001 issue (it's the "Music Special"). The Aerosmith article and all the great pics are on page 68-70.

      Here's some cool quotes in regard to the superbowl and performing with certain teen acts....

      "'We work for Satan, and he wanted their souls,' bassist Tom Hamilton, 49 {Note: Teen People just had to stick those ages in there!}, says of the unlikely matchup.

      "Guitarist Joe Perry, 50, nods gravely: 'We got a good commission.'

      "'Signed, sealed and delivered!' confirms frontman Steven Tyler, 53, with a smile and a wicked cackle."

  • Billboard Update
      Just Push Play drops again this week, coming in at #75.. a 7 spot drop from the previous week.

      This album has dropped faster in 12 weeks than any Aerosmith album in recent history. Here's a quick look...

      Done With Mirrors was #61 after 12 weeks of release.....
      Permanent Vacation was #11 after 12 weeks of release.....
      Pump was #8 after 12 weeks of release.....
      Get A Grip was #20 after 12 weeks of release....
      Nine Lives was #28 after 12 weeks of release...... and.....

      Very interesting data if you ask me. Some notes.....

      -Done With Mirrors actually got LOWER in position as Aero toured on it, not vice versa. Strange.
      -Aero started the PV tour 4 weeks after the album came out, and that kept the album in the top 30 for more than 9 months.
      -Pump was in the top 20 for ONE YEAR, and then as soon as Aero finished the tour it dropped like a rock.
      -GAG's singles "Amazing" and "Crazy" each helped moved the album 30 slots higher.
      -Nine Lives went from #138 to #60 based on the strong sales of "Pink"

News as of May 30, 2001
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
      The June 21, 2001 issue of Rolling Stone magazine has a picture of Steven from the Super Bowl included in the cover. Also a tiny pic of him on page 22 at the top under Summer Tour Guide.


      Opening Act: Fuel
      Ticket Prices: $26.50-$85

      "Playing in front of people is kind of like masturbation," muses Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. "You don't have to look your best. You can be up there and not really get the song just right. It has to be sort of all right, and you got it." This summer, Aerosmith fans can expect a show more mutually satisfying than Tyler's analogy implies. At select stops during the three-month U.S. leg of their world tour, Aerosmith will play a portion of the set on a ministage near the back of the venue. "We're going to call it the 'Aerosmith: Back on the Grass' tour," Tyler says. "These indoor-outdoor places, they're all about being out on the grass and building bonfires and smoking weed and loving it. Plus, I get to run through the audience and get my clothes ripped off - a good excuse to expose myself!"

      Aerosmith will rock songs from their new album, Just Push Play, and a selection of their three decades' worth of hits. "We'll see what we can do to a song like 'Sweet Emotion,' " Tyler says. "What if the bass part is doubled with a sitar and fuzz? This way you get to do the old song, but you also get to do something new."

      Tyler describes the outing as his "dream tour" - one day on, one day off - and says he's pleased that they're keeping it somewhat small. "We got offers to do a $200 million tour doing giant outdoor facilities, and we don't want to do that," he says. They're sticking to 19,000- to 36,000-seat sheds and amphitheaters. "Money can buy you a great dog," Tyler quips, "but only love will make him wag his tail."

      Aerosmith tour dates:

      6/6: Hartford, CT, Meadows Music
      6/8: Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
      6/10: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
      6/16: Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach
      6/22: Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
      6/24: Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
      6/26, 28: Boston, Tweeter Center
      6/30: Burgettstown, Post Gazette Pavilion
      7/2: Toronto, Molson Amphitheater
      7/9: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
      7/13: Detroit, DTE Energy Music Theatre
      7/15: Darien Center, NY, Darien Center
      7/17: Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
      7/19: St. Louis, Riverport Amphitheater
      7/21: Kansas City, Sandstone Amphitheater
      7/23: Denver, Fiddler's Green
      9/3: New Orleans, New Orleans Arena
      9/7: Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
      9/9: Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
      9/13: Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
      9/21: Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion

  • Joey on WZLX Boston
      Joey Kramer was on the morning show on WZLX in Boston. I don't know all he said but in the beginning Joey was talking about the fund he supports (burn victims, I think it was) and about the difference between making their first album, and Just Push Play...

      They always put up the interviews at so the whole interview will probably be up there for download...

  • Aerosmith on VH1
      VH1 Launches First Night of Tour with 'Aerosmith: Opening Night Live' June 6 At 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT) All Part of VH1's Artists Of The Month Programming for June

      NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 will be the exclusive media sponsor of Aerosmith's upcoming "Just Push Play" World Tour, and only VH1 viewers will catch the kick-off LIVE from Hartford, CT during VH1's "Aerosmith: Opening Night Live" on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Viewers can warm up for the concert by tuning in at 8:00 p.m. for the premiere of the all-new VH1 special "Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments." "Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments" and "Opening Night Live" are all part of VH1's "Aerosmith Week," five nights of special programming dedicated to these June Artists of the Month. Aerosmith programming airs every evening Monday-Friday, June 4-8 at 8:00 p.m.Celebrating the success of their new album "Just Push Play," the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's latest inductees will kick off their 41-city North American tour at the Meadows Music Center in Hartford on June 6, where "Aerosmith: Opening Night Live" will give VH1 viewers exclusive live access to the band's first three songs. VH1's "Opening Night Live" bringshome all the electricity of today's top performers live in concert, presenting such superstar artists as KISS, Tina Turner, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Ricky Martin and Bon Jovi in recent months. "Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments" features raw early performances, cameo appearances, unforgettable music videos and the latest TV triumphs from thirty years of all-out rock and roll, including clips from the band's duet video with Run-D.M.C. on "Walk this Way"; the group's accepting their first Grammy; their cameo appearance in "Wayne's World"; their blow-out 2001 Superbowl performance with N'Sync, Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige, and more. VH1's "Aerosmith Week" presents Aerosmith programming every night at 8:00 p.m.:

      * Monday, June 4: "Just Push Play: An Aerosmith Video Collection."
      * Tuesday, June 5: "Aerosmith: The Making of Pump," the 1989 documentary about the making of their Grammy-winning album.
      * Wednesday, June 6: The premieres of "Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments" and "Aerosmith: Opening Night Live"
      * Thursday, June 7: "VH1 All Access: Aerosmith 2001"
      * Friday, June 8: an encore of "Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments."

News as of May 29, 2001
  • Teen People
      In the new issue of "Teen People" magazine, there is an article on the guys. It is the 'summer music' issue.

      Walk This Way … Forever

      Aerosmith knows the key to longevity is to connect with younger and younger fans.

      "We are completely convinced that we can rock harder and better than anybody else," Aerosmith's 53-year-old lead singer, Steven Tyler, said in the summer issue of Teen People.

      Just the fact that Tyler and his band are featured in the teen 'zine is proof that they have the ears of the younger generation.

      "We may be [a certain age]," said Joey Kramer, the band's 50-year-old drummer, "but the spirit of Aerosmith is very young. ... When I sit down at my drums each night and see those four butts out in front of me, what else could be as exciting, as much fun?"

      Brad Whitford, 49, who shares guitar duties with 50-year-old Joe Perry, added: "As much as we've seen and done, we realize how much we haven't seen, and we still want to view it with our eyeballs."

      But Tyler chalks it all up to staying true to themselves.

      "Honesty transcends age," he said. "Honesty is who we are and what we do, and if you stay around long enough, you get the last laugh."

News as of May 28, 2001
  • Pictures of Aerosmith at the WBCN River Rave

  • Tyler at Indy 500: Screen Captures / MP3
      PhilBurt has made some screen captures, plus an MP3 of Steven singing the National Anthem. All of the stuff is in very good quality, in my opinion. You can access this if you go to and click on Indianapolis 500.

  • Just a nice little photo...

Steven in the 'Aerosmith car'

      Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler waves while sitting in Jeff Ward's Aerosmith-sponsored car on the infield area of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27, 2001. At right is bandmate Joey Kramer. -- AP

  • Home of the Brave? Not for Tyler

      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler waves to the crowd after performing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Aerosmith frontman’s
      altered anthem hits
      wall at Indianapolis 500


      INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 —  In a bizarre mix of style and taste, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took the stage at the Indianapolis 500 with Florence Henderson.

      The lady sang “America The Beautiful” like Mrs. Brady.
             The dude sang the national anthem like, well, an aging rock star who doesn’t sing it often.
             “I usually worry when I write a song, with hopes that the audience, the Aerosmith fans will know the lyrics,” Tyler said, brushing his hair back with a silver-ringed hand. “This one was a no-brainer. They kind of knew the lyrics to this one.”
             Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Tyler, who took the stage Sunday in a flowing blue-starred shirt and red-and-white scarf. The longtime rocker got so swept up in the moment that he ended the song by singing “the home of the Indianapolis 500” instead of “home of the brave.”
             That didn’t please everyone.
             “It would have been nice had it been about us,” said race fan and Vietnam veteran Don Gillingham, rolling up his sleeve to show a faded blue Navy tattoo. “Because it is Memorial Day weekend.”
             Tyler said he meant no offense.
             “I got in trouble my whole life for having a big mouth,” he said. “I’m very proud to be an American, and live in the home of the brave.”
             Tyler and some of his bandmates were also proud of the bright pink car they sponsored in this year’s race, emblazoned with Tyler’s likeness. The car, driven by Jeff Ward, finished 24th.
             “The thing that I think a lot of us didn’t realize was that race fans are the same as Aerosmith fans. They’re one in the same,” said Joey Kramer, the band’s drummer. “I don’t think this is going to be the last time you see the Aerosmith logo on a race car.”
             But it might be the last time the greatest spectacle at the Indy 500 was the opening ceremony.
             There was Henderson, America’s favorite mom on the Brady Bunch. Behind her was Tyler, whose band recorded such hits as “Walk This Way” and “Dude Looks Like a Lady.”
             Waiting in the wings? None other than Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle, who followed Tyler and Henderson with a baritone rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana.”
             Coming off a performance in Boston the night before, Tyler could only laugh about his fellow Indy 500 performers.
             “I watched Gomer for most of my teen-age years,” Tyler said. “And Florence, well, you know. It’s all good.”

News as of May 27, 2001
  • Aerosmith at the WBCN River Rave last night!
      Aerosmith made a special appearance at radio station WBCN 104.1's Annual Music-Fest, the River Rave, last night. The guys played live in the USA for the first time for quite a while (television appearances notwithstanding!)... anyway, the short but sweet set list:

      Beyond Beautiful
      Back In The Saddle
      Sweet Emotion
      Train Kept A Rollin'

      Those concerned about the new tracks containing too many samples, loops, and fx, rest assured that's not the case when it's live and in your face! Joe really rocked up Beyond Beautiful an they smartly kept the samples and keyboards out of the song other than the nicely done intro.

      Jaded was also the 'Guitar Mix' - no strings - and their touring keyboard player simply added some piano fills here and there along with fattening up the vocal parts as always.

      Joe also stepped on stage with the Black Crowes last night at the WBCN River Rave. He played the Crowes' "Jealous Again" and Peter Green's "Oh Well" with them. Good to see these bands still get along well.

      some fan quotes from the black crowes web site:

      "Joe Perry was awesome in Oh Well but I thought even better with Jealous Again...shit they were both awesome and it was great to see the boys looking like they were having such a great time with Joe"

      "Aerosmith were good short set only 25 minutes"

      "Aerosmith: Setlist-> Beyond Beautiful, Back in the Saddle, Jaded, Sweet Emotion, Train Kept a Rollin'. Great show, worth sitting in the rain for."

      Be Sure To Catch The Next Special Appearance Next Saturday At Boston's Tweeter Center For The Kiss-108 "Kiss Concert 22"!

  • Indy Update
      Per a post in the BBS board, and regardless of what has posted, the ''official'' time for the national anthem is 11:39 am Eastern (8:39 Pacific), and ABC WILL broadcast get your VCR's ready

News as of May 26, 2001
  • Steven Tyler writing/performing with Hanson!
      From a magazine:

      Hanson have almost completed their 3rd studio album. Appearing on the album will be Greg Alexander, Ben Folds, Stephen Jenkins, Matthew Sweet, Bob Marlette, Steve Loroni, and John Popper. It also says on that Hanson have written/performed a track w/ Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. Hanson have said the following will be on the new album: Underneath (Matthew Sweet appears), Lost With Out Each other (Greg Alexander and Ben Folds appear), Deep (Ric Okasek appears), Bridges of Stone, Beautiful Eyes, and Never Let Go.

  • Indy 500 article from

      Aerosmith Car To Race In Indy 500

      the Aerosmith "Screaming Demon" car. Photo: Ron McQueeney/IMS Photos After Aerosmith belter Steven Tyler opens this year's Indy 500 by singing the national anthem, veteran driver Jeff Ward will slip behind the wheel of the Heritage Motorsports' Aerosmith "Screaming Demon" car and race against the rest of the field.

      While various hard rockers including Incubus, Mudvayne, System of a Down, Crazy Town and Dope have had their logos affixed to numerous NASCAR vehicles over the past two years (see "Mudvayne, Incubus, More ... At 100 MPH"), this marks the first time an Indy 500 race car includes the image of a rock band, a Heritage publicist said.

      The Aerosmith vehicle will be decorated with a pink and silver paint scheme, the band's logo, the scantily clad robot vixen that appears on the band's new album, Just Push Play, an open-mouthed caricature of Tyler, and — just in case anyone mistakes the singer for one of the Backstreet Boys — Tyler's own autograph.

      Co-owner of Heritage Motorsports, Jim Rathmann Jr., orchestrated the deal with the band 10 days ago after receiving a tip from the Indy Racing League (IRL) that Tyler would sing the national anthem at this year's race (see "Aerosmith's Steven Tyler To Sing At Indy 500"). Aerosmith were more than happy to provide the "Screaming Demon" image. The howling cartoon was originally used on a line of the band's guitar picks, according to Bill O'Neil, senior manager of marketing and promotions for CMG Worldwide, the company that helped Heritage cinch the partnership.

      The only hitch was painting and decorating the car in time for its May 24 unveiling. "We were literally still putting decals on the car one-half hour before our press conference," O'Neil said.

      Following the Indy 500, Ward and Heritage plan to continue running the "Screaming Demon" at the remaining 10 races of the IRL season. Heritage also hopes to create a showroom version of the vehicle (sans engine) to showcase during Aerosmith's Just Push Play tour.

      —Jon Wiederhorn

  • Steven Tyler Interview from Indianapolis radio
      There was an interview with Steven Tyler last morning on Q95 Indianapolis. The Bob and Tom show featured a phone interview with him about 9:00am eastern time. He was full of jokes and quotes as usual and sounded very busy preparing for the upcoming tour. When asked if he had the lines written down for the star spangled banner, he said yeah, because when you get up there you do forget the words sometimes, even their own music. He has a person who writes the lyrics of newer songs on the stage with a felt tip marker! He was not sure which other bandmates were attending the Indy 500 but stated that Brad and Joey probably would because they were already involved with many race associates. He was also asked by one of the dj's in his best "hillbilly" accent "If his daughter would be there?" Steven responded in his own accent that Liv was being a groupie with the Black Crowes. Fiance' Royston from Spacehog is touring with the Crowes. Steven also commented that he had not yet seen the Indy car that aerosmith is sponsoring.

News as of May 25, 2001
  • More on the Indy (Excerpt from
      I really wasn't into cars and driving and racing," says Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler. "I thought Mario Andretti was a pasta dish."
      That is, until he listened enough to bandmates Brad Whitford, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, who, if they weren't talking about strings and amps, were talking about tires and clutches. Now count Tyler among racing fans. "I'm addicted to adrenaline," he says.

  • Aerosmith Respected Perry's Home While Using His Studio
      Aerosmith Respected Perry's Home While Using His Studio

      5/25/01, 10 a.m. ET) -- Aerosmith fans have heard how the band recorded most of its latest album, Just Push Play, in the basement studio of guitarist Joe Perry's suburban Boston house, with Perry, lead singer Steven Tyler, and cohorts Mark Hudson and Marti Frederiksen--collectively known as the Boneyard Boys--sharing production duties. The group enjoyed the kind of control recording away from major studio centers afforded, but bassist Tom Hamilton tells LAUNCH that it was also a bit odd working in someone else's home. "It's kinda weird going down there," he says. "I mean, it's great, but sometimes, you know, I'll feel like I'm imposing if I wanna get a sandwich or something. You know, we just worked out a really good way of having the respect of being at somebody's house, and yet letting it be the fun recording process. You know, we were basically down in the basement, and there was sort of a physical and mental boundary there that kept the feeling kind of like the same as if we were off in Timbuktu recording."

      Aerosmith kicks off its Just Push Play world tour on June 6 at the Meadows Music Centre in Hartford, Connecticut, after the group warms up by playing a couple of radio-station festivals.

  • Aerosmith Rehearsing For 'Just Push Play' World Tour
      Aerosmith Rehearsing For 'Just Push Play' World Tour

      (5/24/01, 1 p.m. ET) -- Aerosmith is currently hard at work in Boston preparing for its Just Push Play world tour, which kicks off June 6 at the Meadows Music Centre in Hartford, Connecticut, after the group warms up by playing a couple of radio-station festivals. Bassist Tom Hamilton tells LAUNCH that fans can expect the usual allotment of hits, but that the group also prepares to play a generous selection of material from its latest release.
      "We're gonna be adding a lot of songs from the new album--basically the first four: 'Beyond Beautiful,' 'Just Push Play,' 'Jaded,' and 'Fly Away From Here.' Those are the first four that we're definitely gonna start right out with," Hamilton says. "Beyond that, it's a matter of us sitting down and really choosing exactly which songs from the old albums we'll play, which ones from the new ones, how many hits, how many deep cuts, [and] try to go for that balance, which gets harder every time we go out."

      Aerosmith will break from rehearsals this weekend to allow frontman Steven Tyler to sing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

      -- Gary Graff, Detroit

  • Update: NH Radio Station gets the big payoff!
      As a follow up to yesterday's story I wanted to let you know that the Greg and The Morning Buzz morning show won the attention of Mr. Steven Tyler! "The Everlasting Buzz," as it came to be know as 51 hours (and all Aerosmith programming) ticked by, finally got the phone call they wanted so badly today at 8:30 am. The man, Steven Tyler himself, called in to say hello and proceeded to give a 20 minute interview. At first the radio folks were skeptical when the hot line rang. "How do we know this is really Steven Tyler?" they asked. Steven answered in his typically theatrical way by signing "Greeeeeeeeg, and the morning buzz!" They recognized his voice and cheered.

      I'm sorry I can't remember all the details and don't quote me; but basically Steven was upbeat and gracious, as always. He talked about their preparation to begin touring, about the writing process of songs throughout their career and the production of "Just Push Play." About why he finally decided to get sober (because he was forgetting everything (i.e. to pay the rent, even that he was a rock star), tired of wasting his money and missing out on his daughter Mia's life. He talked about how happy he is for Liv that she's in love and how much he respected her fiancé Royston for calling him to personally ask for her hand in marriage. He even put on a British accent to say he "shed a few tears over it." He was congratulated on Aerosmith's success and bigger-than-ever status. He talked about being totally blown away and not even knowing what to say about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And how ironic it is that they have been inducted yet are still going strong. He said it's hard to believe it's been 30+ years because it feels like such a short time ago. He described what fun they had doing the Super Bowl Half Time Show and how cool the collaboration of successful artists was. "We thought, would were would we rather be at half time; at home or on the 50 yard line entertaining 80 thousand people plus another 800 million on TV? What part of that wouldn't we want to be involved in?" He was assured that New England fans still loved Aerosmith and were very proud of them. He talked about how New Hampshire is a part of so many of their songs. He talked about the old days when they wrote and album and just put it out there and let the fans decide which ones would be hits and eventually become classics. How that's different from modern times when the record company insists on choosing the singles. Near the end of the interview he said he had to get back to working on the story boards for the "Fly Away From Here" video today. When asked how Aerosmith could possible top everything they've done up till now in their career Steven talked about his suggestion to NASA about performing the song "Fly Away From Here" on the space shuttle. He said they didn't go for it. He wrapped up the interview by saying he drank too much coffee this morning and had to go pee so they'd have to excuse him. ha ha

      They never mentioned whether or not he was actually scheduled to call in or not. They were just so grateful to hear from him.
      I personally admire the dedication of the 4 people from the Greg And The Morning Buzz show. They really did hang in there at the station broadcasting for more than 2 full days with only short breaks and naps. We Aerosmith fans were the really winners for being treated to all those tunes from the oldest to the newest and everything in between. Imagine how cool it was to know that each and every song your favorite radio station plays is going to be your favorite band. I loved it. They even gave away Aerosmith concert tickets, lots of copies of "Just Push Play," and a "Box of Fire" to whomever came closest to guessing the time Steven actually called.

      Rock on
      ~ Danielle
      Kingston, New Hampshire

News as of May 24, 2001
  • Rick Dufay Interview

  • When Steven Tyler will be singing the National Anthem..
      Steven Tyler will be singing the National Anthem at the Indy 500 this Sunday, May 27. It will be televised on ABC - WorldWide Sports approximately at 10:30am - 10:40am. Please check your local listings.

  • Aerosmith Car at Indy

      Heritage Motorsports, Aerosmith Team Up At Indy Heritage Motorsports’ No. 35 G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone

      Indy Racing League team Heritage Motorsports has formed a unique marketing partnership with the legendary rock band Aerosmith for the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500, it was announced May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

      This dynamic alliance brings together leaders of their respective fields and breaks the mold of traditional racing partnerships, creating many marketing and business opportunities for both entities.

      “This is a great business decision for Heritage Motorsports to be associated with a high-profile band like Aerosmith,” said Jim Rathmann Jr., co-owner of Heritage Motorsports. “When we learned Steven Tyler would be singing the national anthem and found out they were interested in getting involved with a team, we jumped on the opportunity. There is going to be a tremendous amount of exposure generated by this program, and if things go well at Indy, we’re hoping to make this a season-long deal.”

      Heritage Motorsports’ No. 35 G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone will be easy to spot during the Indianapolis 500. Driven by 1997 Indianapolis 500 Bank One Rookie of the Year Jeff Ward, it will have a pink-and-silver paint scheme, a caricature of Steven Tyler called the “Screaming Demon” and their new 2001 “Just Push Play” album cover.

      Heritage Motorsports’ No. 35 G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone with a pink-and-silver paint scheme, a caricature of Steven Tyler called the “Screaming Demon” and their new 2001 “Just Push Play” album cover.

      The decision by the band members to get involved in motorsports comes from a passion for the sport and an understanding of the cross-promotional opportunities with a highly brand-loyal audience. Having sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide, Aerosmith is one of the most durable and perpetually exciting forces in popular music. The band’s new release, “Just Push Play,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and has already been certified platinum.

      Aerosmith remains a potent chart force and boasts the original line-up of Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums). The bands kicks off a United States tour June 6 in Hartford, Conn.

      At the last sporting event in which Aerosmith participated, the Super Bowl XXXV halftime extravaganza, their performance drew an audience of 86.5 million viewers, earning the highest ratings for any halftime show in Super Bowl history.

      “The marketing possibilities of the Indy Racing League, coupled with the star-power of Aerosmith, will deliver vast opportunities for all parties involved in this dynamic deal,” said Mark Roesler, chairman of CMG Worldwide and the company that helped create this program for Heritage Motorsports. “Music and motorsports are American passions, so bringing together rock ‘n’ roll fans with racing enthusiasts is a natural fit. CMG Worldwide is excited to be involved in such a complementary partnership.”

      Heritage Motorsports, founded just five months ago, has found success in the early stages of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series season. Qualifying third, first and second in the first three races of the season, the team has finished no lower than seventh. Heritage Motorsports has qualified two cars for the Indianapolis 500, with Ward starting eighth and Stephan Gregoire 29th.

      “What a year this new team is having,” said John Mecom III, co-owner of Heritage Motorsports. “Each day we get stronger, and I think this team is going to go through the roof with this new partnership with Aerosmith. The deal brings new confidence and energy to the team, and people are going to go nuts over the car.

      “We want marketing partnerships that are innovative and creative, and this deal will be attractive to a lot of major companies.”

      Indianapolis 500, May 27
      TV - ABC,
      11 a.m. EDT
      Radio - IMS Radio,
      11 a.m. EDT

  • VH1 TV schedule for June 6, 2001!
      06/06/01 on VH1:
      2:00PM VH1 All Access: Aerosmith
      2:30PM Aerosmith's Greatest TV Moments
      3:30PM Just Push Play: An Aerosmith Video Collection
      4:30PM Aerosmith: The Making of Pump
      6:00PM VH1 Presents: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
      8:00PM VH1 All Access: Aerosmith
      8:30PM Aerosmith Opening Night Live

  • Billboard Update
      JPP dropped 18 spots to come in at #68 this week with roughly 17,500 copies sold.

      On the singles side, Jaded falls another 7 slots this week to come in at #42.

  • Aerosmith's Top 10 Video Countdown
      VH1 Europe just aired "Aerosmith's Top 10 Video Countdown", and these were (quite surprising) the videos:

      10. Hole In My Soul
      9. Jaded
      8. Rag Doll
      7. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
      6. Blind Man
      5. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
      4. Livin' On The Edge
      3. Cryin'
      2. Love In An Elevator
      1. Pink

  • NH radio station playing all Aersomith format indefinitely
      I thought Aerosmith fans might find it interesting to know that the morning show of a radio station in New Hampshire is holding a "vigil" waiting for Steven Tyler to call in. Last Friday the morning show DJs, Greg and The Morning Buzz, were told that Greg's dream to interview Steven was about to come true on Monday morning. He was very excited as he has been in rock radio for about 17 years and seems to be the last one to talk to or meet Mr. Tyler. Well, Monday morning came and went with no phone call from Steven. The morning show ended at 10 am with Greg vowing to find out what went wrong. The next day he told his listeners (across Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts) that he had been assured it was an honest mistake and Steven would call in on Wednesday morning at 9 am. When that time came and went yesterday, Greg, and the rest of the people on The Morning Buzz show, were again dismayed. That's when the "vigil" started. They place NO blame on Steven for not calling. They assume his managers, publicists etc. made a mistake for not keeping him apprised of his schedule. But they are hopeful Steven is going to call and they don't want to miss it because they love Steven and Aerosmith. The optimism of Greg and The Morning Buzz has led to them staying on the air for most of the last 24 hours (in addition to the 4-1/2 hours of their regular morning shift) and playing NOTHING BUT AEROSMITH SONGS!! It's awesome! They're playing requests, reading emails and keeping the faith. And furthermore they're promising to keep it up as long as it takes until Steven calls in.

      If anyone would like to show them their support you could write to: Their website is: Unfortunately their site is not equipped for listening to the station over the web, but locals can listen on Rock 101 WGIR (101.1 FM) or The Rock Station WHEB (100.3 FM) - Enjoy!

News as of May 23, 2001
  • Audio Biography CD to be released in June lists an item called 'Audio Biography CD' under Advance Orders for Aerosmith. The price is $11.99 and the Expected Release Date is June 26, 2001.

  • Press Release from the Official Indy 500 Site:
      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler To Sing National Anthem At 85th Indy 500
      By Eric Powell

      Steven Tyler, lead singer for the legendary rock band Aerosmith, will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies for the 85th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Sunday, May 27.

      Tyler will perform the anthem before a crowd of hundreds of thousands at the legendary 2.5-mile oval, in addition to a live worldwide television and radio audience.

      Tyler and his four Aerosmith bandmates have sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide since the band formed in Sunapee, N.H., in 1970. They have scored literally dozens of rock single hits since their first hit, "Dream On," climbed the charts in 1973.

      Aerosmith has contributed classic rock songs such as "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way" to American pop culture and remains a musical force into the 21st century with their new album on Columbia Records, "Just Push Play," featuring their current hit release, "Jaded."

      Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19.

      The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. (EST) and will be televised live on ABC Sports. The race is the world's largest single-day sporting event.

  • Article on the Indy 500 from

      Aerosmith's Steven Tyler To Sing At Indy 500

      Boston rocker to follow in the footsteps of David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson.

      The gentlemen of the Indy 500 will start their engines to Steven Tyler's trademark rasp when the Aerosmith frontman sings the national anthem at the legendary race on Sunday.

      Tyler will perform at the pre-race ceremonies of the 85th Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an event spokesperson said. Following the wide-mouthed vocalist's patriotic display, the more than 250,000 fans in attendance will witness 33 drivers compete for racing's top honor.

      Last year's race featured country singer Jessica Andrews performing "The Star-Spangled Banner," while thespian singers David Hasselhoff and Florence Henderson took the mic in previous years.

      No strangers to grandiose sporting events, Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates also performed at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

      The group will hit the road in support of its latest album, Just Push Play, beginning June 6 in Hartford, Connecticut

      — Joe D'Angelo

  • Steven Tyler wasn't in Miami Vice
      A while back I posted that had stated that Steven Tyler would guest in the Miami Vice episode 'Redemption In Blood', which was aired yesterday. Well, I've now been informed that Steven wasn't seen in it...

News as of May 22, 2001
  • Aerosmith's Tyler Sings at Indy (from BellSouth homepage)
      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler will sing the national anthem before this year's Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

      The rock band, which has recorded hits such as "Sweet Emotion" and the current hit "Jaded," was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19.

      The race is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. EDT and will be televised live on ABC.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist on Hall of Fame and Aerosmith
      This was in the Halifax Herald

      Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson's favourite tune by the Southern-fried rock icons is They Call Me the Breeze. It makes sense, because he sure loves shootin' it. What's meant to be a quick chat about the tour that brings the pride of Jacksonville, Fla. to the Halifax Metro Centre tonight (with Motor City Madman Ted Nugent) quickly turns into a 90-minute jawfest.

      Few stones are left unturned, from the history of the band to Wilkeson's current favourite CDs (AC/DC, Collective Soull and, The Barenaked Ladies) and movies (The Adventures of Joe Dirt is a must-see) to the astonishing fact that Skynyrd has yet to be admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

      "Hell no!" exclaims Wilkeson, with a note of defiance. "It's so political. Even Aerosmith made it in before us. They let Queen in ahead of Skynyrd! But I actually like Queen. I think the Hall of Fame is scared of those rowdy Skynyrd fans.

      "Whether we make it or not is of no consequence to me. But I would like to perform at one of those events. I thought Aerosmith put on an interesting performance at the last one."

  • Warrant guitarist rates Perry as a virtuoso in Metal Sludge
      The following is taken from Metal Sludge, from an interview with Warrant Guitarist Billy Morris...

      5. Rate the following guitarists on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being somebody who sucks and 10 being a virtuoso.
      Joey Allen = 4
      Rick Steier = 6
      Keri Kelli = 6
      Ace Frehley = 7
      Mick Mars = 7
      CC DeVille = 8
      Carlos Cavazo = 7
      Jeff Blando = 8
      Joe Perry = 10
      Erik Turner = 9(love ya bro!)
      Snake Sabo = 7

  • Tom Hamilton Interview
      Interview taken from


      Okay, so they’ve been together upward of 30--that’s right, 30--years. They’ve gone through incredible highs, drug-addled lows, and countless intra-group clashes. Yet here they are, fresh off a memorable Super Bowl halftime appearance and a new album, Just Push Play, that sonically is at once classic Aerosmith, yet still fresh and edgy around the edges. And they’re just about to spend another summer on the road, hop-scotching across the country. It’s not like these guys have anything left to prove, nor are they hurting for money. What makes it all worthwhile?

      “In the summertime, when you’re doing the sheds, you can smell the hot dogs cooking and see all the girls wearing skimpy outfits,” bassist Tom Hamilton says. “Everybody’s having a great time on a beautiful summer night. After the show, when we’re cruising out of the [venue], with the flashing light of the police escort and the people are waving at us, I really get this vibe that this is why we do this. There’s no one big reason. It’s a lot of little moments like this.”

      There are a lot of musical moments on Just Push Play that ensure Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Hamilton will enjoy a lot more times like that. After the success of the first single, “Jaded,” the Boston-based legends come back with the classic Aerosmith ballad, “Fly Away From Here.” “Some people call it a power ballad,” Hamilton says. “To me, it’s just our slow song.

      “Actually, ‘Fly Away From Here’ was going to be on a movie soundtrack, but the business end of it fell through,” he recalls. “So we put it in our knapsack of songs we have in reserve. We still had it when we started to do songs on the new album; we pulled it out and it sounded great.”

      That knapsack is still full of never-used Aerosmth material, something Hamilton notes will make for a great box set someday. “We really have a pile of stuff going back years,” he says. “We agonized over leaving all these songs off our albums. We always thought we’d bring them back for the next record, but once the time came to do a new record, the challenge was to write new songs and not fall back on old material. And we always came up with more new songs than we needed, so we’d reluctantly have to put another two to four songs aside.”

      Just Push “Record”

      Just Push Play came together much the same way as previous efforts. Tyler and Perry would come up with songs with the likes of Marti Fredericksen and Mark Hudson, among others. The demos would be sent to Hamilton, Kramer and Whitford, who’s add their creative input and off into the studio they went. The only difference: For the first time, Perry and Tyler headed up the production, instead of collaborating big-name producers such as Jack Douglas or Bruce Fairbarn. “Maybe it was a classic ‘rebel against authority figure’ thing,” Hamilton says. “It was a very casual atmosphere, as we did most of it in Joe’s [home] studio. Even so, we kept our ears open for feedback. We didn’t want to make a garage-sounding album, so we ran the stuff by Columbia to get their feel on it. They told us, ‘This sounds like it’ll work,’ and gave us their blessing.”

      Hamilton credits the latest in studio and computer technology for the fresh sound on the album. “We did it all on hard disk,” he says. “You can have a wacky idea that would require a lot of editing and rehearsal. Using a hard disk, we could do a lot of editing and programming. It made experimenting more practical, as opposed to being in an expensive studio with a producer and the meter’s running.

      “Take a song like ‘Trip Hoppin’,’ for instance,” Hamilton continues. “In the past, we’d do that song in a rough mix and if it didn’t make it in a half-day, we’d be encouraged to move off and try something else. That song could’ve died on the vine. Now, though, if we have an emotional attachment to the song, it’s much easier to turn it into a gem.”

      His favorite song on the album? “Sunshine,” Hamilton says. “When I listen to a song, it reminds me of the feeling you get when you listen to a song and it reminds you of a tune from the distant past, but you can’t remember what song it is. It’s kind of ‘60s-‘70s-era psychedelic, with its weird phrases and lyrics. When Steve sings about a girl named Sunshine, he paints such a clear picture of a certain kind of girl you meet in life--the Cameron Diaz character in There’s Something About Mary. There’s just something about her that causes guys to go out of their minds.”

      Hamilton also expresses interest in what the fans think. “Anytime you ask a band about their latest song, they’ll usually tell you that every song was great and could be a single,” he says. “Yet even thinking in a business mode, I believe there are a lot of good singles on this album. We have a poll on our Web site, where we ask visitors to vote for their favorite song from Just Push Play. It’s been really interesting to see how the voting has gone. When the album first came out, almost everybody voted for ‘Jaded’ and ‘Fly Away.’ Since then, ‘Sunshine’ started flying up the list and, now, ‘Just Push Play’ has become the No. 1 or 2 record. It’s always interesting to see how the public reacts to your music.”

      For this album, Hamilton and the band made sure of one more thing: that the tunes on Just Push Play also work well live. “We always have that in mind,” he says. “With all the high-tech studio stuff making its way to the general palate, where everyone can use the same things, we have to figure out how to reproduce it live. We try to find a balance, where we try to bring new sounds to every song, yet keep a sense of responsibility on what we can and can’t do live. We never want to get to the end of the day and have a great song that we can’t play live.”

      Just Push “Tour”

      Now, as they prepare for a live show that he describes as “a hell of a production,” Hamilton sits back and reflects on what has made Aerosmith, through all their ups and downs, such a long-lasting success. “We’ve been together for 30 years now and when people ask us how we keep on doing this after 30 years, we say that after 30 years, we finally learned how to do it.

      “We just don’t ever get satisfied,” Hamilton adds. “Every time we finish an album, we want to think, ‘If we only had another week to make it better.’ There’s always a feeling that we want to do more. As far as getting along with each other, everybody has a function in this band. When a new band gets a contract and goes out on tour, some band members may get disillusioned when they find out that certain members become stars and the others become team players. That situation--and the insecurity--can break up bands. We’ve been through that. Once you become comfortable in your own skin, believe in yourself and stay hungry, you’ll always do okay.”

      Obviously, Aerosmith has done a little better than just okay. “We really don’t need anybody to whip us and get us to work,” Hamilton concludes. “We’re not the newest band on the block and we realize our time may be limited, so everybody’s on an unspoken mission to max out our efforts while we’re still lucky enough to have this thing.”

      --Jeff Silberman, SFX Networks

News as of May 19, 2001
  • Steven Tyler family photo
      Here's the photo from the magazine Bazaar that I posted about last week. Lynn scanned this fantastic photo but there were some problems, 1) Lisa (Teresa's sister) is right near the fold, and 2) The photo is a little too big for the scanner that she have hooked up now, so this isn't quite the whole photo, but it's really only missing legs and feet...
The full page photo of Steven and his entire family in the June issue of Bazaar. This includes his parents, his sister, Theresa's sister, and all four of his children

    • Joey Kramer in Modern Drummer Mag
        Joey Kramer on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine Joey Kramer turned fifty in June of last year, but you wouldn’t know it. Just like the band he co-founded at age nineteen, he appears timeless–youthful, energetic, and relevant. But he’s not without the character that age and experience bring.

        Both Kramer and Aerosmith have been through a lot. Joey has personally overcome drug addiction and an emotional breakdown. The band itself has weathered more ups and downs than a roller coaster–substance abuse, personnel changes, and periods of non-success. But these days, both Joey and Aerosmith are riding high.

        The Bronx, New York-born, self-taught drummer is in stellar physical and emotional shape these days. In 1998 "I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing" became the first number-1 hit in the band’s thirty-plus-year career. Recently they were honored at the American Music Awards and played the prime Superbowl halftime spot. And the success of their single "Jaded" has heralded their new album Just Push Play. For the band and their fans, the excitement about the future is undeniable. But their ever-present full and fantastic history is also undeniable.

        Frontman Steven Tyler has been quoted as saying, "Being in Aerosmith is both the happiest and hardest thing in our lives." Joey Kramer definitely agrees. "People think it’s this glamorous high life," he says, "and that we’re the luckiest guys in the world. Yeah, we are the luckiest guys in the world. But I’m here to tell you, it is hard work. This is not a job you go to, this is a lifestyle you live."

        MD: "I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing" gave the band a huge kick in the butt, career-wise, yet it was such a different kind of song for Aerosmith to have a hit with.

        Joey: A good song is a good song. But the irony with that song is that it came along when we were already a year into our Nine Lives tour. It wasn’t on the record, but because it was so huge it kept us touring for another year.

        Joey Kramer behind the drums

        It’s funny, but when I first heard that song I didn’t really like it. But then Joe and Steven made a couple of changes on it with [songwriter] Diane Warren.

        MD: Ballads are not normally what you do a lot of, and they’re not easy to play. They demand so much space.

        Joey: Yes, they’re hard, but I’ve learned over the years how to turn them into a strength of mine. I like them now. Like anything else, the band began to play it, and as soon as Steven started to sing, it was our song.

        MD: I understand that you were going through a rough time personally around then.

        Joey: Actually, I had a breakdown about five years ago when we were finishing pre-production on Nine Lives. I broke down to a level where I was emotionally bankrupt.

        MD: What was going on?

        Joey: There were a lot of things going on in my life that I couldn’t deal with–wouldn’t deal with. It was around personal relationships that were going wrong. I had lost my dad, plus a lot of things I didn’t deal with. And I couldn’t deal with them because I was on the road all the time and that was my excuse. It finally came around and bit me on the ass and took a good chunk out. I had to go into treatment at a place called Steps in California. I don’t normally talk about this, but I’ve learned that if by my talking about it, it helps one other person, it’s worthwhile. I’ve gotten an incredible, positive reaction from people.

        MD: Depression can be very scary.

        Joey: I was at a point, emotionally, where all I could do was cry. I was on the bottom. But the one thing my father taught me when I was a kid was you can slow down, but you can never stop. Unfortunately it was time to do a record, so I went to this place in California and I got an understanding of what it was that was going on with me. The hardest part for me was I didn’t understand why I was feeling what I was feeling. And as I sit here today, I’ve turned it into the most positive thing that has ever happened to me.

        MD: How?

        Joey: It’s very important to stand back and validate the positiveness of what it is that you do as a human being in life. It’s very easy to take the view of, "I suck and this sucks." It’s hard to take a positive look at yourself. But I learned how to do that. I learned how to treat myself the way I was treating everybody else.
        I used to beat myself up and rag on myself all the time. No matter what I did, it wasn’t good enough. A lot of that worked to my advantage for a long time, especially in regard to my playing, because no matter what I did, it wasn’t good enough. But that made me crazy. What about standing back and going, "Wow, this is really great!" That’s what I’ve learned how to do and that’s what I’ve done with this record.
        When I listen to this record, for the first time in my career I have the ability to be proud of what I’ve done. That’s not to say that other things I’ve done haven’t been good. But usually six months after a record was done, I’d beat myself up with, "If I could have just done this…." It’s all about how you feel about yourself.
        People may ask, "What does this have to do with drumming?" For me, it has everything in the world to do about drumming, because when I feel good about myself, I do good work. That’s what I was trying to do when I used to take drugs and get high, because taking drugs and getting high is all about trying to make yourself feel good without dealing with the stuff in life that can really make you feel good. Now that I don’t take drugs and drink anymore, I gotta face life. And life can be a bitch at times, but it can also be beautiful. And feeling good about myself, for me, is about helping me play better. When I go into the studio knowing I know what I’m doing and I’m well-schooled on a song, I feel good about that. And when I feel good, I’m going to play good.

        Check out this months Modern Drummer with Joey on the cover for the full story!

    News as of May 18, 2001
    • Aerosmith in The Wrestling Magazine 'Raw'
        There are 2 pictures of Aerosmith in The Wrestling Magazine called Raw. Its got a picture of Triple H on the cover, it says in big letter The Man You Love To Hate, and has the word Aerosmith in upper right hand corner. There is a Rock N Roll section and they have 1 picture of Steven and some girl sticking out their toungs, and another w/ the whole group and 2 people together.

    • Gossip from NY Daily News

        Jagger-ed Edge

        Is everything cool between rubber-lipped rockers Mick Jagger and Steve Tyler?

        Jagger thinks the Aerosmith frontman has been getting a little too flirty with his 17-year-old daughter Elizabeth, a source tells us. Tyler is said to have found Jagger's little girl just astonishing when she strutted the catwalk at a recent New York fashion show. Since then, says the source, Tyler has been eager to stay in touch — even though she's involved with 23-year-old model Damien van Zyl.

        A spokeswoman for Tyler denies he's making a play for Elizabeth, and reps for the Jaggers insist there's no tension.

        Papa Mick is certainly keeping a close eye on Elizabeth. He's letting her and Damien stay at the family's upper West Side townhouse when they're in New York.

    • From the Aero Force One website...

        Before those infamous words are blasted over the speakers into the crowd of the 85th Indianapolis 500 on May 27, our own Steven Tyler has been asked to bestow upon the honored tradition of singing our National Anthem the Star-SpangledBanner. This is not the first time Steven sang the National Anthem. Most of you may recallhe opened the New England Patriots 2000 season by singing it. Although we highlydoubt that back in 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Bannerthat he would have ever imagined our Mr. Tyler belting out the lyrics, we are sure it will be a rendition unlike any ever sung before. We know it will contain that special twist of "Yadadadadadadoooooooow" that only our Deamon 'o Screamon can deliver!


        Blender is the newest in music magazines to hit store shelves. In their first issue on page 24, (JUNE / JULY) Steven is shown sharing a kiss with a large as life blow up of the Just Push Play robot woman. While on page 40 you’ll find an article with a photo of Steven setting the record straight regarding long time rumors and hearsay about the song Dude Looks Like A Lady. Was Aerosmith’s song Dude (Looks Like a Lady) really written about Vince Neil from Motley Crue? In the article they have quoted Steven from a 1988 interviewwith the Toronto Star saying “I would get bored and tell one interviewer it was aboutNeil….But no, it’s truly about this woman’s-soul-in-a-man’s-body-type transvestitewe met. So all you glam singers out there can rest easy.” There’s also an article on page 82 that highlights the Super Bowl XXXV extravaganza and the decade-long flirtation between sports and music. The article features a photo of Britney Spears while performing wearing her custom Aerosmith Tee and a photo onpage 84 after Aerosmith’s outstanding performance with ‘N Sync, Britney Spears,Mary J. Blige and Nelly.

    News as of May 17, 2001
    • Billboard Charts
        Just Push Play moves up one spot this week, coming in at #50 with roughly 28,500 copies sold. It's sales totals for the last 4 weeks are as follows...

        Week of May 5th - 35,000 copies sold (#34)
        Week of May 12th- 30,500 copies sold (#42)
        Week of May 19th- 26,000 copies sold (#51)
        Week of May 26th- 28,500 copies sold (#50)

        On the Jaded front, Jaded drops another 5 slots this week on the Hot 100 Charts, coming in at #35. On the Adult Top 40 charts, Jaded drops one spot to #10.

    • Aerosmith on another VH1 countdown
        Aerosmith was number 11 on VH1's 100 Greatest Bands of Hard Rock. Paul Stanley from KISS said something about Steven and Joe and Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi said alot of flattering things, including "there has never been a greater lead singer than Steven Tyler"

    News as of May 16, 2001
    • Tour Rumours
        Rumour has it that Aerosmith will be in Brazil in November this year. It would be their first South American tour since 94...7 years!

        Also, they were supposed to be in Australia later this year, but that's probably been pushed back till next year, and only after the European tour I presume, which will be happening early 2002.

    News as of May 15, 2001
    • Fly Away From Here music video filmed last weekend
        This was in the Boston Herald this morning:

        Aerosmith took over an abandoned hangar at the old South Weymouth Naval Air Station last weekend to film their ``Fly Away'' music video. But there wasn't an airplane in sight! The video, directed by Joseph Kahn - who's done vids for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Public Enemy, Faith Hill and Sisqo (``The Thong Song'') - will show up on MTV in a few weeks. It's the first video the Bad Boys shot locally since they filmed ``Amazing'' in 1993.

    • Steven Tyler to sing the national anthem at Indianapolis 500
        This was in the Boston Globe this morning:

        Who will do the national anthem honors before the gentlemen start their engines at the Indianapolis 500? None other than Steven Tyler.

        The Indy 500 is on May 27th at 11:00 am.

    News as of May 13, 2001
    • Steven Tyler family photo in Bazaar
        There is a full page photo of Steven and his entire family in the June issue of Bazaar. This includes his parents, his sister, Theresa's sister, and all four of his children

    • Italian Magazine Alert
        This month's issue of the Italian magazine "Jam - Viaggio Nella Musica" (= "Jam - Trip on music" or something like that) out now in Italy has Steven Tyler on the cover!

        Inside the magazine there is an article written by Elliott Murphy, an old singer from New York. He writes that, when he was in the biz, he knew Steven Tyler, and he liked him alot 'cause he was (and is) good-natured. Among other things he recalls when he in 1977 was drunk with Steven around London and his ex-wife Geraldine had a conversation with Steven about masturbation, eheh!
        Then the article continues with a comparision to the Black Crowes, then an interview held in Monaco, the review of Munich gig and an article about the italian Aerosmith tribute band, Big Ones ( Several photos are present on the 7 pages dedicated to the band. Then, in the news section of the magazine, there is a short article about the birth of the song Walk This Way.

        At the end of the magazine there's a review of the book titled "Rockstars Do The Dumbest Things". As you may imagine, the book talks of strange things that rock stars has done. There's a mention of Tyler in it...
        "In the seventies, Steven Tyler used to bring with himself a chainsaw, to destroy better hotel rooms."

    News as of May 12, 2001
    • Metal Edge
        The new issue of Metal Edge out this month has a double sized poster of Steven and Joe with Birtney Spears.

    News as of May 11, 2001
    • WBCN Response to article in Boston Herald
        The following is from a reply to an e-mail sent to WBCN concerning the rumor in the Herald, regarding if Aerosmith will be playing by themselves or with the Black Crowes..

        "Dude as far as I know Smith will do their own thing, the Herald largely has their heads up their asses!"

    • 'Love In an Elevator Demo' only from a karaoke CD..
        Last week I posted about an mp3 that was believed to be an early demo of Love In An Elevator. However, I've now found out that this is NOT the case.
        It's actually only from a karaoke cd so it's not even the band playing, although I must admit the singer doin' the "guide" vocals does sound alot like Joe Perry.
        The karaoke cd is called "Sing the hits of Aerosmith" by THE SINGING MACHINE. The cd has 2 x 8 tracks, the first 8 with a few background vocals, the last 8 has full vocals.

    News as of May 10, 2001
    • Fly Away From Here single cover
        Fly Away From Here single
        Contains a Radio Edit (4:23) and Album Version (5:01)

    • Billboard Charts
        Just Push Play dropped 9 spots this week, coming in at #51 with roughly 26,000 units sold. Jaded also continues it's free fall, dropping 7 spots to come in at #30.

    • Uncut Magazine
        The latest issue of the U.K. magazine "Uncut" has a one page interview with Steven, and a review of JPP towards the back. No new pics.

    • Article on the Blues Tribute
        This is from

        Bluesy Aerosmith Tribute Album Slated for Release
        Merryl Lentz

        If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Aerosmith is being praised to high heaven. A forthcoming tribute album called Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith will feature assorted artists' blues renditions of tunes by the bad boys from Boston. According to, the album is scheduled for a June 19 release on Heavy Hip Mama Records, and will vaccinate your eardrums with 13 tracks of various musicians cryin' the blues in the key of Aerosmith. Highlights of the album include Kim McFarland's "Dream On," Lou Gramm and Sugar Blue covering "Back in the Saddle," Marshall Krenshaw's version of "Big Ten Inch Record" and Pinetop Perkins & Rusty Zinn with Ronnie Baker Brooks on "Walk This Way." This album is the first of the label's Blues on Fire series, which will showcase the influence of the blues on all forms of popular music.

    • Aerosmith Interactive (mailing from
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    • New AF1 Shows On Sale Friday
        Hello AF1 Members,

        We have tickets going on sale this Friday, May 11th for the following concerts. The toll free telephone box office will be open on Friday May 11th from 10am to 6pm Eastern Daylight Time.

        Please note that because there are only 4 concerts available this round, there will be only one toll-free number to use. That number is: (866) 385-6243.

        All ticketing for these shows will be handled through this toll-free telephone number. Tickets to these shows will only be available through the toll-free telephone box office. Since we cannot process ticket orders via fax or email, we remind you that orders received via fax or email cannot be processed.

        This number will be active, and tickets will be available between 10am and 6pm Eastern Daylight Time this Friday May 11th. These numbers are for TICKET SALES ONLY.

        Tickets to the following shows will be available:
        City State Venue Public On Sale Date Show Date Ticket Price
        West Palm Beach FL Mars Music 12-May 23-Sep-01 $83.50
        Wantagh NY Jones Beach 12-May 20-Jun-01 $85.00
        Seattle WA Gorge 28-Apr 10-Aug-01 $74.00
        Washington DC Nissan Pavilion 14-Jul 15-Sep-01 $78.50

        *Prices do not include, S&H, or applicable taxes.

        Again, the toll free telephone box office number is: (866) 385-6243.

    News as of May 9, 2001
    • Boston Herald 5/9/01
        This was in todays Boston Herald regarding the Aerosmith appearence at the WBCN River Rave..

        Word on the concert front is that the entire Aerosmith band will not play at WBCN's River Rave at Foxboro Stadium May 26. We hear Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and whoever else shows up will sit in with the Black Crowes.

    • from Daily Record
        Wild and mild of Tyler fun

        WILDMAN rocker Steve Tyler and his wholesome actress daughter Liv are hooked on very different love games.

        Lothario Aerosmith singer Steve has fallen for the Eastern promise of snake-charmer sisters Veena and Neena Bidashi.

        He signed them to appear in the video for his group's new song, Jaded, after they told him their belly-dancing moves are known to boost the sex life.

        Meanwhile, good-girl Liv's latest passion is Internet love letters.

        She says she became an e-mail junkie while filming Lord of the Rings in New Zealand, thousands of miles from boyfriend Royston Langdon.

        Liv admitted: "My whole life was waking up in the morning and seeing Roy's e-mail.

        "I lived for that because I was a whole day ahead and a million hours away and that was what really kept me going.

        "If I didn't get an e-mail one day I was devastated and depressed. "Absolutely everyone knew about it."

    News as of May 8, 2001
    • Another Tribute Album! This time a Bluesy one! :-)
        NEWS ARTICLE from

        Blues Tribute To Aerosmith Due June 19 With Lou Gramm, Marshall Crenshaw, Others

        May 8, 2001, 11:10 am PT

        Heavy Hip Mama Records has slated June 19 as the release date for its Aerosmith tribute album, Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith.

        The 13-song album features bluesy versions of Aerosmith songs from Foreigner's Lou Gramm, Marshall Crenshaw, Otis Clay, Pinetop Perkins, among others, giving their takes on such classic Aerosmith as "Back in the Saddle" and "Dream On," as well as newer hits, including "Cryin'" and "Pink."

        This is the first release in the label's Blues on Fire series, which aims to highlight the blues influences in popular bands of all genres.

        Here is the full track listing for Sweet Emotion:

        1. Otis Clay, "Cryin'"
        2. Gerald McClendon, "Pink"
        3. Pinetop Perkins & Rusty Zinn with Ronnie Baker Brooks, "Walk This Way"
        4. Cathy Richardson with Wayne Baker Brooks, "Last Child"
        5. Marshall Crenshaw with Sugar Blue, "Big Ten Inch Record"
        6. Lou Ann Barton, "One Way Street"
        7. Lou Gramm with Sugar Blue, "Back in the Saddle"
        8. Kim McFarland, "Dream On"
        9. Tad Robinson, "Draw the Line"
        10. Joe Louis Walker, "Rag Doll"
        11. Donald Kinsey, "Sweet Emotion"
        12. Crystal Taliefero with Joanna Connor, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
        13. David "Honeyboy" Edwards, "Train Kept A Rollin'"

        Aerosmith, meanwhile, will kick off its Just Push Play tour June 6 in Hartford, Conn., with rockers Fuel on board as openers.

        -- Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

    • Joey Kramer on Modern Drummer Magazine
        I've been informed that Joey is going to be on the cover of the Modern Drummer magazine next month..

    • WBCN River Rave
        Names & Faces
        By Jim Sullivan, 5/7/2001

        Here's the skinny on Aerosmith's appearance at WBCN-FM's multiband River Rave at Foxboro Stadium May 26: ''It will be more that walking on and saying `Hi,' and less than a full Aerosmith set.'' So said bassist Tom Hamilton Friday night at Avalon. He added, ''We're ecstatic we can even show up at a 'BCN thing and not get laughed at. I'm humbled and flattered.'' What Hamilton was referencing is WBCN's ''alternative'' or ''modern rock'' format, its youth emphasis, and Aerosmith's status as, uh, elder statesmen of hard rock. ''I guess,'' said Hamilton, ''we're an alternative to ourselves.''

    News as of May 5, 2001
    • My review of the Aerosmithsonian tribute album...
        When I came home from school this past thursday I found a free copy of the "Aerosmithsonian-A Tribute To Aerosmith" CD in the mail. Aren't those guys at Perris Records just the greatest?! Anyway, so I thought I'd tell you all a little about it and what I think of it. I figure that's the least I can do to thank Perris for giving it to me....

        First, for those who doesn't know, this tribute album was released by Perris Records at the end of January, 2001.

        Aerosmithsonian- A Tribute To Aerosmith Now, I think this is a good tribute album... The songs stays pretty close to the originals (unlike those on "Right In The Nuts", released on Smallstone Records, which were often very.. well... "different") and at the same time not like the first tribute that was released for Aerosmith ("Not The Same Old Song And Dance", on Cleopatra Records) since these versions sounds more raw, which is the way I like it.

        To be honest though, I prefer the originals so if you haven't got all Aerosmith studio album I suggest you get them first. If you're looking for a tribute album though, I would suggest this one. All covers are done well and would probably be enjoyable for most fans. You won't find anything original done with the songs included here (like Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen's awesome cover of "Dream On", or just about anything on "Right In The Nuts") but on the other hand you won't have to skip any track either (which I usually do the few times I listen to the other two) so this is without a doubt the one to get as far as I'm concerned.

        I do have one complaint though, the album artwork looks like shit. Okay, so the photo on the front cover looks pretty nice (hehe) but the whole album artwork design looks very amateurish. The worst is the booklet in which it's almost unpossible to read the text on who the performers are. I could have done way better myself.. but okay...

        A reason for Aerosmith fans to get this album can also be that Aerosmith's RIAHP guitarist Jimmy Crespo plays guitar on the cover of "Rock In A Hard Place" and that the former Brad Whitford bandmate Derek St. Holmes sings on three tracks!

        Now, you must understand that I'm not a huge fan of tribute albums but out of the ones for Aerosmith that I've heard this one is the one I like the best and probably the one of the three that will spend the most time in my stereo... I advise you to give it a listen!

        Track listing:

        1. Mama Kin
        2. Back In The Saddle
        3. Sweet Emotion
        4. Last Child
        5. Walk This Way
        6. SOS (Too Bad)
        7. Train Kept A Rollin'
        8. Lord Of The Thighs
        9. Rock In A Hard Place
        10. Get The Lead Out

        Performers on all tracks:
        Carmine Apprice (Rod Stewart/Ozzy/Blue Murder/Vanilla Fudge) - drums
        Steve Fister (Lita Ford) - rhythm guitars (+solo on #1, talk box on #3, intro on #4)
        Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth) - bass.

        Singers on the album:
        Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) (#1,3,5)
        Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys) (#4,5,10)
        Ron Keel (Keel) (#2,5)
        Derek Davis (Babylon A.D.) (#5,7)
        Ron Taylot (Lillian Axe) (#5,8)
        Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot/Rough Cutt) (#9)
        Davy Vain (Vain) (#6)

        Guitar solos on the album by:
        Jimmy Crespo (#9)
        Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N Roses) (#8)
        Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snakepit, Ratt) (#3)
        Marc Ferrari (Keel) (#2)
        Jaimie Scott (Vain) (#6)
        Steve Blaze (#4,7)
        Tom Mathers (Cherry St.) (#10)

        Other performers on the album:
        Eddie Tuduri (percussion on #2,3,10/shaker on #5,8)

        Also included with the tribute is a bonus CD featuring the performers own songs. Some of them are very good and makes the album even more worth getting.

        ALL RELEASERS AVAILABLE at most fine record stores, or contact Perris Records at WWW.PERRISRECORDS.COM

        1. Ron Keel's Fair Game - Beauty & The Beast
        2. Steve Fister - Shadow King
        3. Babylon A.D. - American Blizkrieg
        4. Derek St. Holmes - Then & Now
        5. Steve Fister - Age of Great Dreams
        6. Davy Vain - In From Out Of Nowhere
        7. Gilby Clarke - 99 Live
        8. Rough Cutt - Sneak Preview
        9. The Bridge - Demo
        10. Carmine Appice - Guitar Zeus 1 & 2
        11. Broken Teeth - self titled
        12. Cherry St. - Buster Cherry

        Contact Info:

        P.O.BOX 783
        CEDAR PARK,TX 78630

    • Love In an Elevator Demo (Pumpin' My Trash?)
        I just got the following in a mail. I don't really know what to think about it but... well, see what it says! If it indeed is as he says and thinks it is, that would mean that we have alot of interesting tracks to track down...

        I found somewhere on the internet a demo of Love In An Elevator which I believe is very very rare. At first when I listented to it I was sure it's from the rarest Aerosmith bootleg in the world called Pumpin' My Trash, but I didn't see it on the song list there. However, a few days ago I went to your bootlegs page and was amazed to see this comment:

        There´s Two Songs That doesn´t appears in the credits. After "Brandit" There are the first versions of "Elevator" and "Monkey"

        So it looks like that it IS from Pumpin' My Trash and also it means that there's a big change this bootleg actually exists, unlike what most people think. Here are some details about the demo: The length is 5:35, Joe Perry is on lead vocals, Steven Tyler in the background, and it sounds like one of the very first drafts of the song. The style of the demo is very different than the finished song and some of the lyrics are missing. The sound is perfect, CD quality, and it's a must have for every Aerosmith fan out there! Do you have any info about this demo? I was wondering if you know how rare it is and if it was ever released in other places other than Pumpin' My Trash. If it is indeed from that bootleg, then it could possibly be one of the rarest songs in the world.

    • Fly Away From Here released to the radio
        Fly Away From Here is now on the radio in the states.

    News as of May 3, 2001
    • Swedish Fuzz Magazine
        Joe Perry on the cover of Fuzz There is a 5 page article on Joe Perry in the latest issue of the Swedish guitar magazine 'Fuzz'

        In Swedish...

        Från Sweden Rock Festivals hemsida:
         I senaste numret av Fuzz så kan vi läsa en intressant artikel om en av Aerosmiths frontfigurer, Joe Perry.

    • Billboard Charts
        Just Push Play drops 8 spots this week, coming in at #42 after 8 weeks on the Billboard album charts. It sold roughly 30,500 copies.

        Jaded also looks like it's run is now officially over. It dropped 7 spots to come in at #23 after 16 weeks on the Hot 100 singles charts. It had a good to #7. On the adult Top 40 charts, Jaded drops one spot to #8.

    • Steven Tyler on Miami Vice?!
        Found this on the AOL Aerosmith message board, and thought I'd pass it along..

        Show: Miami Vice
        Episode: Redemption In Blood
        Network: (TNN) TNN: The National Network
        Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2001
        Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm ET

        Featured Artists
        Aerosmith, Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas
        About: Redemption In Blood
        Guest cast includes Steven Tyler.

    • Aerosmith mentions at Uplister
        At you can 'uplist' your all-time favorite songs. Check out Alice Cooper & Slash's choices...

    • AF1 Update
        This is posted today on

        Hello Fans,

        Now that we have made considerable progress on sorting through the difficulties and confusion resulting from ticket sale problems on Saturday, April 21st, we are able to put additional tickets for those shows on sale to fan club members only this Friday, May 4th. If you have already secured tickets to these shows through the fan club, your purchase information is on record and your order is being processed.

        The San Antonio and Houston show dates are new. Preferred tickets for San Antonio and Houston will also go on sale to the fan club on Friday, May 4th through the toll free telephone box office numbers listed below. Tickets for these two shows are not going on sale to the general public until Saturday, May 5th.

        The toll free telephone box office will be open on Friday May 4th from 10am to 6pm Eastern Daylight Time.

        These phone numbers are: (866) 385-6243 or (877) 221-5331.

        All ticketing for these shows will be handled through two toll free telephone numbers. Tickets to these shows will only be available through the toll-free telephone box office. Since we cannot process ticket orders via fax or email, we remind you that orders received via fax or email cannot be processed.

        These numbers will be active, and tickets will be available between 10am and 6pm Eastern Daylight Time this Friday May 4th. These numbers are for TICKET SALES ONLY.

        * Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis and seat assignments are determined by seniority. ** Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

        Hartford CT Meadows 06-Jun-01 $79.00 Friday May 4th
        Saratoga NY Performing Arts Ctr. 08-Jun-01 $78.50 Friday May 4th
        Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 10-Jun-01 $85.00 Friday May 4th
        Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 12-Jun-01 $85.00 Friday May 4th
        Wantagh NY Jones Beach 16-Jun-01 $85.00 Friday May 4th
        Wantagh NY Jones Beach 18-Jun-01 $85.00 Friday May 4th
        Hershey PA Hershey Park 22-Jun-01 $59.25 Friday May 4th
        Detroit MI DTE Music Theatre 13-July-01 $80.50 Friday May 4th
        St. Louis MO Riverport Amphitheatre 19-July-01 $75.00 Friday May 4th
        Kansas City KS Sandstone Amp. 21-July-01 $75.00 Friday May 4th
        Cincinnati OH Riverbend Ctr. 07-Sep-01 $77.75 Friday May 4th
        Camden NJ Tweeter Ctr. 13-Sep-01 $75.00 Friday May 4th
        San Antonio TX Verizon 28-Aug-01 $77.50 Friday May 4th
        Houston TX Woodlands 30-Aug-01 $85.00 Friday May 4th

    News as of May 2, 2001
    • That 70's Show
        On last night's episode of That 70's Show there was a fantasy sequence where Eric jumps into Donna's room dressed as Steven Tyler, with a wig on and Steven's famous mic stand, mouthing the lyrics to Walk This Way.

        From what I hear Eric had read in Donna's diary that she had had a dream with Eric but that Eric was Steven Tyler, and she said "and he was bad and dangerous." so he went and got a tattoo to try to be more dangerous. He fell asleep after he got the tattoo and that's when he had a dream where he went into Donna's room as Tyler...

    • Other TV mentions...
        The other day they mention Steven Tyler's name in the show "Gilmore Girls".

        In a re-run from DAG last night (I believe it was the christmas episode) there was this scene in which the first lady was at a department store and she picked up a bunch of scarfs and her body guard said "Hey, unless you're shopping for Steven Tyler I don't think you'll be needing that many scarfs!" or something like that...

        Also, a few weeks ago in a Biography special on some country singer... I don't know who it was...but his manager was telling how he brought the house down at the Rosemont in Chicago and it was unusual for a country star, he said...'it' wasn't like a big name like Aerosmith was playing.'

    News as of May 1, 2001
    • A Simple Theory, And The New Rock This Way Lyric Pages
        Rock This Way was the first site to post the complete lyrics to the album Just Push Play. These lyrics have generated quite a few emails addressing the differences between what we have and what can be found in the album's booklet.

        I think people may believe the posted JPP lyrics are wrong, not because they can hear that they're wrong, but because they conflict with the lyrics that came with the album. So this got me wondering where the lyrics in the JPP booklet, and other albums come from. I'm pretty sure they don't come directly from the band, or from the songwriters.

        My theory as to the origin of the lyric sheet for JPP is this: that the lyrics in the booklet were transcribed from master tapes by an employee at the record company, and not from a member of the band or the writers.

        The defense of this theory is: suppose the person, who typed out the lyrics in the booklet, worked from the hand delivered 'official' lyrics from the writers/band. If this were the case, then why would any lyrics be missing? Not any lyrics, but those, which are the hardest to understand. Again - why, is the album's lyric sheet from the band's record company, missing ONLY those lyrics, which are the hardest to decipher?

        In light of this theory, couldn't an Aerosmith fan more dedicated to getting the best set of lyrics, come up with something different, and more complete, than a record company employee? And if so, then the posted lyrics I have, would not agree with what is contained in the booklet. But this in itself wouldn't necessarily make them wrong.

        Makes you wonder huh?

        As I stated earlier, the lyric pages were inaccurate, and the weakest section of the Rock This Way web site. In a continuing effort to be the best Aerosmith site on the web, I decided to recreate the lyric section and to break away from the normal way of doing things and start fresh.

        With my theory and defense in mind, I am introducing a new format for song lyrics never before tried. And presenting what I believe are the most accurate and complete Aerosmith lyrics you can possibly find anywhere.

        Why am I so confident these pages are more accurate and complete then anything else you can find? It's hard to say. But this might help: Fred Kruse is the dedicated Aerosmith fan I mentioned earlier. He started this project over a year ago, after reading the Japanese lyric sheet to Permanent Vacation. Fred is an Aerosmith fanatic with quite a bit of curiosity, and a whole lot of time on his hands. He has been listening to Aerosmith almost exclusively for the past three years and owns over 85 Aerosmith CDs. He used a music program to drop out as much of the instruments as possible, and was able to speed up and slow down the songs to get all the hard to hear lyrics. While transcribing the lyrics, he listened to some songs for over three hours! The lyrics went through several revisions, and the final results are what I have posted.

        Some people will say these pages are wrong, and some of the lyrics just aren't there. Fred tried to transcribe ALL the lyrics. This means that these pages have a lot more to them then other site's pages. He tried to put down just about EVERYTHING that can be heard within a song. You may not hear everything we have, but the lyrics are there, and they are what make Aerosmith songs so cool. Almost every Aerosmith song has a little something hidden in it for you to hunt down, find, and enjoy.

        If you firmly believe that the first line to On The Road Again is, "yeah, woke up one mornin' I'm a ram up for walls", or something like that, then these pages may not be for you. But if you ever wondered what was being said in the middle of Deuces Are Wild, or at the end of Amazing, then they might be of some interest to you.

        On the main page, you will find headings for Aerosmith, The Joe Perry Project, and Whitford/St. Holmes. There is also a heading for Chain Reaction. You can choose to find songs either by album or alphabetically.

        On the alphabetical listing for Aerosmith, you will find damn near every song released, officially or otherwise. We tracked down bootlegs, demos, and outtakes. Anything we could lay our hands on to compile the most complete list of lyrics anywhere. You will find the lyrics to albums, live versions, and live albums. So some songs are listed several times.

        We freely admit there are mistakes within our pages, and welcome corrections, comments, and criticism. The lyrics are being presented in a manner that is new, and you may find them hard to follow at first, we only ask that you give these new pages a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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