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News as of September 30, 1999
  • The Bob Marley Tribute Album
      Well...we have another name change and release date for this album. It's been changed from "Bob Marley: A Rebel's Dream" to "Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon" and from Tuesday, October 26th, 1999 to sometime in November of 1999. As soon as I hear the exact release date for it...I will post it. Here is all the information I have so far:

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

      Tentative Track Listing:

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

  • The Bob Marley Tribute Album - An Article
      Bob Marley To Be Honored on Album

      .c The Associated Press

      KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler are among the performers whose renditions of Bob Marley tunes will be in a new tribute album.

      ``Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon'' will be released in November, Jamaica's Island Records said Wednesday.

      The album, produced by Marley's son, Stephen, is a joint effort with Def Jam Records, a label better known for its hip-hop acts. The songs highlight the 1970s hits of Marley, known as ``The Gong'' in Jamaica.

      ``We hope it will make an impact in terms of the hip-hop world,'' Stephen Marley said. ``They need a spiritual icon like `The Gong' to get a different message.''

      Hill, who will add a bluesy feel to ``Turn Your Lights Down Low,'' is married to another of Bob Marley's sons, Rohan.

      Badu will sing ``No More Trouble,'' and Tyler will cover ``Roots, Rock, Reggae'' from Marley's 1976 breakthrough album, ``Rastaman Vibration.''

      AP-NY-09-30-99 0510EDT

News as of September 29, 1999
  • Kerrang!
      There was some pics of VMA 99 in last week's Kerrang (dated sept 25 99). There was one of Tyler/Perry performance and another backstage with RUN DMC and Kid Rock.

News as of September 28, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live Post-Show
      This was found on AOL, about the SNL show on Sunday:

      "After the three-hour special, the star-studded cast and guests took elevators to the Rainbow Room, where a makeshift Blues Brothers band with Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler performed...."

  • Joe Perry On Ringo Starr's Upcoming Album
      I finally got some more info on the upcoming Ringo Starr album which features an appearence by Joe Perry. It's a christmas album titled "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" and will be released on Tuesday, October 19th, 1999 on Mercury Records. Well, the web site Wall Of Sound has reported the following:

      Ringo Starr: I Wanna Be Santa Claus (Mercury)
      Aerosmith's Joe Perry drops in to lend his guitar prowess to the new song "Pax Um Biscum (Peace Be With You)."

      As most of you know Steven Tyler performed on five songs on Ringo Starr's 1998 album "Verticle Man."

      Now...a week later on Tuesday, October 26th, 1999 the album "Bob Marley: A Rebel's Dream" is supposed to be released on Island/Def Jam Records and include the Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Bob Marley track "Roots, Rock, Reggae."

      And...On Tuesday, November 16th, 1999, Run DMC will release "Crown Royal" which may OR MAY NOT included Steven/Joe on a remake of "It's Tricky."

  • Jimmy Crespo Appearances
      The former Aerosmith member Jimmy Crespo has a few new appearances you might like to know about...He plays on a new album release by Lisa Sanders, and he has an upcoming gig date with Mary Dolan also featuring Lisa on Saturday, October 9th,7pm at the LIVING ROOM CONCERT, 20800 Missionary Ridge, Diamond Bar (909) 594-6565 (email: ), as well as an appearance on Spanish American TV talk show "Generation Tu" on October 6th on channel 52...

  • Rock In Rio (Probably Nothing More Than Rumors?... Again)
      Here's what came out in the most famous newspaper in Brasil, Folha de São Paulo :

      Rock in Rio 2000- The third edition of the festival is now confirmed. It will happen between February 7 - 17, in Jacarépaguá's autodrome, rio de Janeiro, RJ. Pearl Jam, Rush, Eric Clapton and AEROSMITH are some of the 28 atractions. The concerts must all begin after midnight.

News as of September 25, 1999
  • Steven In Rolling Stone
      The new Rolling Stone Magazine has an article about the Hall of Fame with a small pic of Steven

  • Who doesn't want to sing with the Demon of Screamin'?!
      Recently, rocker Melissa Etheridge hosted a chat on AOL from Australia, where she's currently doing a promo tour for her new album Breakdown. Check out what she has to say about her choice of doing a duet:

      Question: Melissa, is there any male artist that you would want to duet with?

      Mel Etheridge: I have had my dream come true of Bruce Springsteen, but I guess Steven Tyler would be cool.

  • Friday's Boston Globe, Names and Faces column, p. F2.
      We'll take one in red. The new Ferrari of New England dealership opened its doors in West Newton this week with two of the Aerosmith guys, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, checking out the merchandise. Nothing new there for Kramer, though, since he was one of the first in North America to take delivery on the 360 Modena. (Don't ask how much.)....

News as of September 24, 1999
  • Aerosmith On Saturday Night Live's Silver Anniversary
      "Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its Silver Anniversary 25th Season with a gala live primetime special "Saturday Night Live -- The 25th Anniversary" on September 26 (9-11:30 p.m. ET)..

      More guests have been slated to attend the already star-packed gala Silver Anniversary celebration. Among them are former musical guests Sheryl Crow and Aerosmith!..

News as of September 23, 1999
  • New Aerosmith Cover! Enigma: Dream On
      A new "Enigma" CD entitled "Enigma V Dream On" includes a cover of Aerosmith's Dream On. I don't really know if this is official album of Enigma. It could be compilation or bootleg not licensed by the band

  • Steven Tyler and the Backstreet Boys
      (Boston Herald)

      The Backstreet Boys met the Back Nine boys at the fab Four Seasons hotel the other night when the red-hot singing group headed over to the presidential suite after their sold-out FleetCenter show to party with the Ryder Cup teams.

      Our spies on the scene report that three of the Backstreets arrived at the hotel in vans to party with the players, Britian's Prince Andrew, who is also at the hotel for the Cup, and Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler, who took his kids to the Backstreet show.

      ``It was an incredible scene,'' said Someone Who Was There. ``Evidently, they are golf fans.''

      We would like to tell you that the partying went on 'til the wee hours. But it didn't. The Larger Than Life festivities wrapped up at around midnight.

      After which, the golf boys and Steven headed off to bed and the BSB blew over to Jillian's on Lansdowne Street to play pool. Ah, youth!

      Anyway, it's unclear how the Backstreets and the Back Nines got together. But we DO know the boys are big golfers.

      We also know that the BSB and Tyler hooked up earlier in the evening when Steven took his kids, Chelsea and Taj, backstage at the FleetCenter to meet their idols. (So much for Dad!)

      Word is, Steven got to know A.J., Howie D., Brian, Kevin and Nick when Aerosmith and the Backstreeters shared the same hotel in Europe.

  • Simpsons - Possible Aerosmith Performance
      Here's the word..for the year 2000 Fox is plannig a huge bash to honor the Simpsons, I don't have the details, but among them could be appearances by bands which have appeared on the show, Aerosmith is one of those it's possible they could make an appearance.

  • Belated Setlist - Monza 99
      This was the Monza set where Aerosmith only played 1 hour. Basically ended up a singles only performance. Aerosmith managed to be squeezed in the day after due to the previous day of the festival cancelled due to weather (were headlining the day earlier). It was quite different as being it wasn't a day revolving around Aerosmith and time was short, the band just walked onto stage (no intro).

      Toys In The Attic
      Love In An Elevator
      Livin' On The Edge
      Rag Doll
      Dream On
      Stop Messin' Around
      Walk This Way
      I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
      Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

      Sweet Emotion (with Joe improvising on the voice box)

News as of September 22, 1999
  • Rock This Way - 2 Years Online Today!!!
      Yeah that's right! This website has now been up for exactly two years! Another fun thing is that it also just recently passed 100000 visitors. During last year, the first year online, I had a total of 25000 visitors, which was also alot, but this year I've had 75000! (in other words 50000 more than last year!) so that's really fun to see. This means I've had about 200 vistors every day during this year (if you divide 75000 with 365) Anyway, thanks to all of you people who has been visiting the site during this year and I hope you will keep coming back. : )

News as of September 21, 1999
  • Aerosmith Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!
      Clapton, Aerosmith, Queen up for Hall of Fame

      HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Eric Clapton, Aerosmith and Queen head up the short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall Fame class of 2000.

      Also on the ballot of performers whose debut album was released at least 25 years ago are Black Sabbath, Solomon Burke, Earth, Wind & Fire, the O'Jays, the Moonglows, Lovin' Spoonful, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Steely Dan, James Taylor and Ritchie Valens.

      Black Sabbath, Steely Dan, the Moonglows, Valens and Burke were nominated last year, but did not make the final cut. Clapton was inducted in 1993 as one-third of Cream, while Reed joined three years later when the Velvet Undergound was honored.

      Inductees are generally announced in the fall for a January ceremony. In the 1999 class were Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, the Staple Singers, Charles Brown and Dusty Springfield.

      The induction process is overseen by the New York-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which mails ballots to a group of more than 800 artists, producers, broadcasters, writers and music industry executives who vote on the year's inductees. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is located in Cleveland.


  • Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! Another Article
      Rock Hall Nominees Named

      The ballots have gone out - the fate of this year's nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is now in the hands of the voters. Ballots with 15 different artists have been sent out to approximately 1,000 international experts in rock and roll. Each voter then selects eight artists, ranking them by preference, and, according to the Hall of Fame's Web site (, artists who receive the highest number of votes, as well as more than 50 percent of the vote, are inducted. On average, between five and seven artists are let into the Hall, which resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
      Voters must return ballots to the Hall by Oct. 2.
      This year's ballot includes 15 artists.
      Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 Nominees
      Black Sabbath
      Solomon Burke
      Eric Clapton
      Earth, Wind & Fire
      The Flamingos
      Lovin' Spoonful
      The Moonglows
      The O'Jays
      Bonnie Raitt
      Lou Reed
      Steely Dan
      James Taylor
      Ritchie Valens
      Artists are eligible to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first album is released. The first group of performers, which included the likes of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley, was inducted in 1986. Last year's crop featured such luminaries as Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen.

News as of September 20, 1999
  • Steven Tyler Sang The National Anthem
      Steven sang the Star Spangled Banner before Sunday's New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts football game!!! He had on an official team jersey (blue w/ white letters) with TYLER on the back. On TV they showed him singing just the very end.... "and the hooooome of theeeeee braaaaaave!"

  • Steven Tyler And Joe Perry In The New Issue Of Seventeen
      At the bottom of page 126 in the new issue of 'Seventeen' there is a pic of Steven and Joe with Jennifer Lopez in between them at the Teen Choice Awards. Steven is holding the surf board that they won for I Don't Want To Miss A Thing.

  • Sweet Emotion On ESPN
      On the pre game show before the NY Jets & Buffalo game they had an interview with Doug Flutie (Buffalo's Quarterback) and the background music they played while he talked about his love of the game was Sweet Emotion.....

      In his stats (as listed in SI for Kids), he listed Aerosmith as his favorite band

News as of September 19, 1999
  • Steven Tyler To Sing The National Anthem
      This was in todays Inside Track in the Boston Herald:

      "Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler will sing the National Anthem at today's New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts game at Foxboro Stadium. It's the first time Steven's ever done Oh-Say-Can-You-See duty."

News as of September 18, 1999
  • Godsmack
      On a very brief interview w/ someone from Godsmack on 98 Rock in Baltimore (they were playing locally) they asked him what his favorite record of all time was & he said "Aerosmith's Rocks"

  • Clip About New Years Eve Gig In Japan. From

      Aerosmith Lands Buckcherry For Japanese Y2K Gig

      Add Aerosmith to the list of artists who have cemented plans for special New Year's Eve gigs, as the venerable rockers will head to Osaka, Japan for a special Y2K performance at the Osaka Dome.

      A management representative for Aerosmith confirmed the Osaka concert with MTV News, and that the Los Angeles badboys of Buckcherry will open the December 31 show.

      Before ringing in 2000 with Aerosmith, Buckcherry will be out on the road with Kravitz and Smash Mouth until the tour's October 16 finale in Vancouver, British Columbia.....

  • Aerosmith To Brazil?
      According to some rumors Aerosmith will play in Brazil in January (MTV is supposed to have said that). I do not know if this is true. I just thought I'd post what I've heard.

News as of September 17, 1999
  • December Issue of Metal Edge... More...
      I just found out that not only has the new December Issue of Metal Edge a center fold of Steven with a USA flag but there is also a picture of the boys on the coaster and a picture of them at the grand opening.

  • Full Circle Singles - The Saga Continues
      They've released a third revision and has still got it wrong!
      1st release they called it IDWTMAT instead of HIMS on the liner and on the actual CD.
      2nd release they corrected liner (using Soul) but not the CD (elapsed time is shown as 5.35 instead of 6.04)
      3rd release - they correct CD but spell Soul as Sole!

      A poor show for a major record company, where's Quality Control ? - and to think of the large chunk of money that they get of the band.

  • Not The Same Old Song And Dance - Canada
      Cole E-mailed the following to me thinking it might help some people:

      "I've been looking for the new tribute album in HMV (In Canada) since the day it came out. I finally asked them when it was coming in and they told me it was an import and they wouldn't regularly get it in. But they could order it for me. So if you can't find NTSOSAD at your music store, this could be why."

News as of September 16, 1999
  • The Millennium Edition Of Guiness Book Of World Records
      The millennium edition of Guiness Book Of World Records has got a very, very nice full page picture of Steven Tyler on page 125. It's a photo from the Get A Grip tour. I wonder why they wouldn't put a recent pic in there since the record was for "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing". The record was for the only American rock band to enter the charts at #1.

  • Steven Tyler Quote In Entertainment Weekly
      This was in the Entertainment Weekly mag in the September 10th issue.

      "Beanie Babies? I musta received 200 of those. Lollipops, panties, bras.... At some of the German festivals they pee in their beer bottles and throw those on stage. It's a terrible job but someone's got to do it."

      --Aerosmith front man STEVEN TYLER listing some of the objects of affection he's received from fans, on E! Online

  • Guardian Of God! Not Really News But...
      The former Aerosmith bodyguard Andre Augustine's book 'Guardian of the Gods' has lots of Aerosmith pics in the middle and is is worth picking up according to those who has read it.

  • Nirvana. Not News (Either)
      Marcela Gonzalez sent me this pic and the following info. Thanks!...

      Joe Perry with Curt Cobain - Click for bigger version! This is a pic of Joe Perry with Kurt Cobain. In a live video with Nirvana called "Live! Sold Out!" or something like that Kurt Cobain says something about Aerosmith's concert and Chris Novoselic and Dave Ghrowl plays a little of Sweet Emotion

News as of September 15, 1999
  • The Best Of The Joe Perry Project
      Here are some scans of the new Joe Perry Project CD scanned by Scott Swinsburg:

      "The Best Of The Joe Perry Project" CD Front Cover
      "The Best Of The Joe Perry Project" CD Back Cover
      "The Best Of The Joe Perry Project" actual CD scan

      The Best Of The Joe Perry Project CD Front Cover  The Best Of The Joe Perry Project CD Back Cover  The Best Of The Joe Perry Project actual CD scan 

      Now...the full title of the album is "The Best Of The Joe Perry Project - The Music STILL Does The Talking" and it was was just released yesterday. It's really a great album if you don't have anything by the JPP or if you are a huge fan like me. It has tracks from all three JPP albums and a never-before-released on CD instrumental JPP version of the Aerosmith classic "Bone To Bone." The CD has good sound quality. Here is the track listing:

      1} "Let The Music Do The Talking" (Joe Perry)
      2} "Conflict Of Interest" (Joe Perry)
      3} "Discount Dogs" (Joe Perry/Ralph Morman)
      4} "Shooting Star" (Joe Perry)
      5} "Break Song" (Joe Perry/Dave Hull/Ronnie Stewart)
      6} "Rockin' Train" (Joe Perry/Ralph Morman)
      7} "Life At A Glance" (Joe Perry)
      8} "Bone To Bone" (Joe Perry/Steven Tyler)
      9} "East Coast, West Coast" (Charlie Farren)
      10} "I've Got The Rock 'N' Rolls Again" (Charlie Farren/Joe Perry)
      11} "No Substitute For Arrogance" (Charlie Farren/Joe Perry)
      12} "Buzz Buzz" (David Hull/Karp/Resnick)
      13} "Soldier Of Fortune" (Joe Perry)
      14} "South Station Blues" (Joe Perry)
      15} "Once A Rocker, Always A Rocker (Joe Perry/Mach Bell)
      16} "Black Velvet Pants" (Joe Perry)
      17} "King Of The Kings" (Joe Perry)
      18} "Bang A Gong" (Marc Bolan)
      19} "Walk With Me Sally" (Joe Perry)
      20} "Never Wanna Stop" (Joe Perry)

      Now..this may be hard to find in, if you like you can for example order it from Scott Swinsburg's site: Crossfire: The Home Of The Joe Perry Project

  • Liv Tyler. Cookie's Fortune On Video
      "Cookie's Fortune" with Liv Tyler was released on video today, so those of us who didn't get to the theater to see it can now rent it

  • Rolling Stone Review
      Here is Rolling Stone's opinion on the MTV thing:

      Kid Rock got the night off to a kick-ass start by launching into Run-D.M.C.'s "King of Rock." Kid's 3'9" sidekick Joe C., sporting a mohawk and representin' hometown Detroit with a Tigers jersey, then brought out the black-hat-and-leather-jacket-clad Run-D.M.C., who seemingly have not aged (or purchased new clothing) since they focused America's attention on rap music during this same awards show more than a decade ago.

      "King of Rock" then gave way to the bare-chested Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba." And then, reprising their role from D.M.C.'s landmark video, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the latter of whom could have passed for a member of Bush despite it being the night before his forty-ninth birthday, burst through a wall and into the song "Walk This Way." Tyler and Kid Rock traded vocals (and microphones) through the riotous jam.

      Legendary rockers joining legendary rappers joining America's rock/rap sensation?! Yep, this was gonna be one for the ages! What could possibly be next?

      After a lot of review...more Aerosmith is mentioned:

      The night's big winner was -- insert yawn here -- Lauryn Hill, who took home four awards. Hill is the fulfillment of the Kid Rock/Run-DMC/Aerosmith promise: She's able to blend soul, hip-hop, rock, etc., and all the while keep her bits and pieces covered. Even Rock showed rare respect, "I can't say anything bad about Lauryn."

  • Aerosmith mentioned by Fuel
      At the University of Kentucky they have a daily newspaper called the Kentucky Kernel. Fuel is playing at a small club in town tonight and they were mentioned in the paper today, and they talked about Aerosmith. This is not the whole article, but here's what was said with Aerosmith:

      Kentucky Kernel, Sept. 15, 1999, pg 4

      Fuel is in the second week of a tour slated to last for several months, including plans to tour Australia. No strangers to the road, Fuel has toured extensively in the past, including as an opener for glam-rock gods Aerosmith.
      Bell (guitarist and vocalist, mentioned earlier in article) said that touring with Aerosmith was educational.
      "It's great to see how a band at that level tours. They're living legends, it's intense to look over and see Joe Perry and Steven Tyler watching you play."

News as of September 14, 1999
  • Steven Tyler in Metal Edge!
      Steven Tyler Picture From Metal Edge As I posted yeterday there is a center fold of Steven with a USA flag is in the new December Issue of Metal Edge.

      It is from the same photo shoot as the pic in Kerrang! but it's not the same picture. This one is better.

      (Click on the small pic to the right to see a bigger version of the picture)

  • Steven Tyler Seen At Fashion Shows
      Steven's been making the rounds of the fashion shows in NY again (as he usually does when he's not on tour). He was spotted at both the Versace and the Betsy Johnson shows. Now, um, Steven...when were you gonna start working on that album....;) might just keep an eye on the Entertainment shows...sometimes they show clips from the shows.....;)

  • More Fashion News! Found In Today's Boston Herald

      Associated Press Photo Monday 13 September 1999
      Fashion designer Betsey Johnson poses with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith before her Spring 2000 show Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
      Fashion designer Betsey Johnson poses with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith before her Spring 2000 show Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
      Fashion world's spring collections take big bite out of Big Apple
      Tyler in Tyler

      By Jill Radsken

      New York - Donatella Versace, filling her slain brother Gianni's shoes as pied piper to celebrities, filled the front row of her wild Versus show on Sunday with big - and bigger - names.

      At one end of the runway sat a goteed Sylvester Stallone, Natasha Richardson, Jada Pinkett Smith and Steven Dorff. At the other, Madonna, wearing a ponyskin cowboy hat, cheered the clothes alongside Rupert Everett, Minnie Driver and Spike Lee.

      Sitting center runway was Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, dressed in an 8-year-old white dinner jacket and black vest by New York designer Richard Tyler. The Hub rocker sat with his wife, Teresa, who wore a blck vintage dress she bought at a secondhand boutique in Tulsa, her hometown.

      While Steven Tyler was still grooving about his performance with Run DMC and Kid Rock at the MTV Video Music Awards last week, Teresa was talking notes on the runway (shoulders back, hips forward) for her own performance.

      She was scheduled to strut the catwalk, or as her hubby put it, "walk the gang plank," at Betsey Johnson's show yesterday afternoon along with her twin sister. Lisa, and 10-year-old daughter Chelsea.

      "We're big fans of (Johnson's)," she said. "We were honored to do it."

      [The Picture is not from the Boston Herald, like the article, but from]

  • Short Article About "Blue Eyes Blue"
      After a brief cameo at the MTV Video Music Awards with Kid Rock, Steven Tyler reflected on a recent failure. Aerosmith recently recorded a ballad called "Blue Eyes Blue" for the soundtrack to Runaway Bride. After a few listens clearer heads prevailed and Eric Clapton was asked to re-record the song. Tyler agrees the song didn't fit the image of Aerosmith. Insiders believe the band fears being labeled as ballad band following the success of "I Dont Want to Miss a Thing."

      (Blue Eyes Blue was another Diane Warren song.)

  • VCR Alert! "Wild Thing" by Sam Kinison with Steven and Joe
      This Saturday, September 1:00 P.M. (ET) / 2 P.M. (CT) MTV will air "Adam Sandler's *!@#%!!! Funny Videos." This show will include the video "Wild Thing" by Sam Kinison. This video includes Steven Tyler and Joe Perry doing cameos. If you wanna see some stills fromt this video...go to the following page: Wild Thing

News as of September 13, 1999
  • Steven Tyler in Metal Edge?
      Rumors say that Steven is going to be in the December Issue of Metal Edge. There is a center fold of him with a USA flag.

  • Something I got by E-mail from
      "Tom and Brad where in my restaurant for dinner tonight they were really great guys and they love dover sole. Dave in Boston"

  • NY Daily News
      Aerosmith says kids beat out Saudi Prince-Now it can be told-rock stars Aerosmith recently turned down a 2 million offer to play a one-night gig for a Saudi Arabian prince. Steven Tyler doesn't name the royal(and there are many Saudi princes)but he does say it turned out the desired date conflicted with the bands last European concert tour. "When you know the kids are waiting to see you, the last thing you want to do is cancel a date for money". The band's not about Money, he says. "We feel like, if you build it, they will come - that is, if we play, the money will come." Of course there's nothing new about the super wealthy contracting private performances by top stars. Tyler says Aerosmith periodically gets requests to "come play at this island or that" for some fantastic sum. This summer, Aerosmith actually planned to play a gig at Harrods dept. store in London for the daughter of owner Mohamed Al-Fayed (who's son, Dodi was killed in the auto crash with Princess Diana) Tyler says the band's British work permit only allowed them to play their Wembley Stadium dates. "For every rule. theres a rule to be broken and sometimes you can get away with it and sometimes you can't. says the rocker who gives a no holds barred account of his present and past in our current E-online Interview. "We didn't want to blow Wembley and have them take our permit away. So we said, okay. But we did meet Mohamed and he gave us some cigars, and he opened Harrods for us to shop the night before we played Wembley, after hours. It was like Supermarket Sweeps! We were running all over the place".

News as of September 10, 1999
  • Happy Birthday Joe!!
      It's (one of) our Favorite Guitarist Joe Perry's 49th Birthday today! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

  • Not The Same Old Song And Dance - Scans Of The Album

  • Aerosmith On MTV Video Music Awards 1999!!!
      Aerosmith (Steven Tyler & Joe Perry) made a special apperance on the MTV Video Music Awards last night. They were on about 20 minutes into the show.

      Kid Rock opened up the show with Bawitdaba and then Run DMC came out after him and sang one of their songs. Then Kid Rock stopped and introduced Aerosmith. Steven Tyler & Joe Perry then busted through a wall in the back of one of the isles and Joe Perry started into Walk This Way!!! While they were busting through the wall Joe Perry got his guitar stuck and it looked like Steven dropped his ear piece and had to stick it back in before he started signing. But anyway, they walked trough the audience and made it up to the stage were they joined Kid Rock and Run-DMC. Steven and Kid Rock tossed their mics back and forth and then all three of the groups busted into the second verse of Walk This Way!!! They finished the song and Aerosmith wasn't seen again for the rest of the night.

  • MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - Clip from
      The show, hosted by comedian Chris Rock, was highlighted by a blistering performance by Kid Rock. The rocking rapper was joined by surprise guests Run-DMC and Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on a medley of Run-DMC's "King Of Rock" and "Rock Box," Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba," and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."

      And another one. Also from Launch:

      Rapper Kid Rock opened the show with an over-the-top performance that featured cameos from hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C. The New York hip-hop trio teamed with Kid Rock and old friends rockers Aerosmith for a version of the Run-D.M.C./ Aerosmith remake of the rock band's hit "Walk This Way"

  • MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - from

      Kid Rock Teams With Run-D.M.C., Aerosmith For VMA Performance

      Most rock critics have already made their minds up about Kid Rock, but he changed a least one cynic's mind with his leadoff performance at the VMAs.

      VMA host Chris Rock introduced the artist by telling the audience to "Take off your thinking caps and lower your standards," but by the end of the guest-star-studded performance, he was singing a different tune.

      Rock, along with the blue-mohawked Joe C. and the rest of his crew, took the stage with his own spin on the Run-DMC classic, "King Of Rock," and after one verse the legendary rap team bounded onto the stage (where DJ Jam Master Jay was already situated) to perform their own "Rock Box" before the one-off supergroup kicked into Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba."

      As if the union of Kid Rock and Run-DMC didn't give the audience enough to digest, Run-DMC's one time duet partners, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, appeared from behind the audience (a beat or two off-cue, perhaps) to lead everyone through "Walk This Way."

      After the band(s) left the stage, a seemingly impressed Chris Rock remarked, "I guess DMX can't take Kid Rock's woman."

      -- Brian Ives

  • MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - Repeat Schedule (USA)
      Here are the repeat times/days per the MTV on-line schedule (all Eastern/Pacific):

      Tonight, Friday. 11:30 pm

      Saturday, Sept. 11
      1:30 pm

      Sunday, Sept. 12
      11 am
      7 pm

  • MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - Repeat Schedule (Sweden)

      Saturday, September 11th, 1999
      13.00 - 16.00
      MTV (In Sweden)
      “MTV Video Music Awards 1999"
      {Steven and Joe perfroms Walk This Way with Run DMC and Kid Rock}

  • Joe Has Cut His Hair Even Shorter
      Joe's hair is REALLY short!!! Like nothing on the sides!
      Just short all over and a little long in the front!!!!!!!

  • Steven And Joe On Howard Stern!!
      Howard Stern recorded his show back-stage at the video music awards and Steven and Joe was on it. It was short and sweet, and they were interviewed along with Kid Rock. But, Steven, of course, got his fair share of air time, and Joe spoke up a few times.

      Some things of note:

      1. Howard liked Joe's hair. Joe told Howard that it was time for Howard to get his cut and Howard said he didn't have the courage.;) Somehow, I can't see Howard in that kind of haircut.;)

      2. Joe apparently had his cane with him and Howard asked him what was wrong with his leg. Joe replied that he was using the cane because Steven's knee hurt.;) Steven then made a comment like "What's IN the cane?" Joe didn't indicate there was any particular reason for it.

      3. Howard asked them when they would have a new album out. Steven said they were "going underground" to work on it next week. I assume that means they will start writing.

  • Joe Perry Mention In Rolling Stone Magazine
      In the new addition of the Rolling Stone Magazine, (September 30, 1999) on page 25 at the very bottom, the last sentence contains a small saying of the Ringo Starr album with a Joe Perry mention.

  • The Great Aerosmith Cover-Up
      Scott Swinsburg has made a page with Bands who have covered Aerosmith. This list does not include the tribute album, just all the bands who have covered Aero-Tunes. Now, he made this page that includes info about when the albums were released. It also includes sound files for almost all the listings, and links to order the albums in question. So... If you want to hear some cool covers please check out this page and tell him what you think:

      The Great Aerosmith Cover-Up

News as of September 9, 1999
  • The Tribute Album - Album Cover And Real Audio Clips
      A pretty small cover scan and five sound samples from the Aerosmith tribute album "Not The Same Old Song And Dance" has been found at

      There are five Real Audio sound files there ["Back In The Saddle", "Rag Doll", "Chip Away The Stone", "Last Child", and "Sweet Emotion."] they are only 30 second clips but anyway... Not The Same Old Song And Dance - The Album Cover

      "Back In The Saddle"
      "Rag Doll"
      "Chip Away The Stone"
      "Last Child"
      "Sweet Emotion."

  • Not The Same Old Song And Dance - In Sweden (In Swedish)
      Efter att ha skickat ett mail till Ginza och frågat om dom kommer att ta hem den så fick jag i dag det här svaret:

      "Vi har fått napp på denna platta och den är beräknad att släppas den 20/9 här i Sverige. Vi kommer att ta in den på nummer 12305 till ett pris av 139:-."

News as of September 7, 1999
  • Aerosmith Article In Disney Magazine
      There is an article in the fall issue of Disney Magazine entitled "Get A Grip with Aerosmith". It is a small article about the rock and roller coaster and there is a small picture of Steven on page 18.

News as of September 6, 1999
  • Not The Same Old Song And Dance - Songs list
      Song list is as it appears on the album:

      1) "Back In The Saddle"
      Mark Slaughter, Albert Lee, Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali

      2) "Rag Doll"
      Ted Nugent, Tony Franklin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dick Sherinian

      3) "Chip Away At The Stone"
      Vince Neil, Blues Saraceno, Ricky Philips, Pat Torpey, Paul Taylor

      4) "Last Child"
      Mickey Thomas, Earl Slick, Nathan East, Stephen Ferrone

      5) "Sweet Emotion"
      Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo

      6) "Dream On"
      Ronnie James Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stu Hamm, Gregg Bissonette, Paul Taylor

      7) "Walk This Way"
      Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Tommy Aldridge

      8) "Draw The Line"
      Jeff Keith, Tommy Skeoch, Tony Levin, Eric Singer

      9) "Same Old Song And Dance"
      Jack Russel, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Blotzer, Edgar Winter

      10) "No Surprize"
      Jani Lane, Chris Holmes, Adrian Perry, Stephen Riley

      11) "Toys In The Attic"
      Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Phil Soussan, Aynsley Dunbar

  • Some Info On The Tribute Album.... By Tanya
      I just picked up my copy of the "Tribute To Aerosmith" - "Not The Same Old Song And Dance". It's ...well, interesting. After the first "listening" session, I would have to say I am most impressed with CAATS with Vince Neil and DTL with Jeff Keith.

      It is released by Dead Line Music with a cover that has cows with piercings in the ears and nose which I am guessing it was to look similar to the GAP cover. Don't set your expectations too high on this one. You will have a better understanding after listening to it for yourself. :o)

News as of September 5, 1999
  • From The Boston Globe
      Aerosmith's New Year's turns Japanese
      Some speculated last year that Aerosmith would not repeat its New Year's Eve gig at the FleetCenter this year because the band would not be on the road. But the boys are indeed planning a show that night - but not here. The band signed a deal to welcome the new century at the Osakadome in Osaka, Japan.

News as of September 4, 1999
  • Live Video Campaign!!
      Can't afford to go to Japan for the NYE show you say? Well...neither can I, but maybe there's something else that could help us with our Aero-withdrawl. How's about a new commercial concert video? Yes, that might do the trick quite nicely.:) The only problem is, nothing (that we know of) is planned at the moment. But, if enough fans request it, maybe we can persuade the powers that be. on the link below, which will take you to Clive Newton's great Aero site, and scoll to the "Live Aerosmith Video Campaign" banner! it NOW!

News as of September 3, 1999
  • Japanese Tourdates! (Thanks To Kazuo For Mailing Me This!)
      The Japanese magazine NIKKEI ENTERTAINMENT Oct. edition was published today (Japanese time Sep/04 Sat) That magazine announced the following (This is an official information.)

      AEROSMITH JAPAN tour dates

      1999/12/29 Osaka
      2000/01/02 Nagoya
      2000/01/04 Fukuoka
      2000/01/06 Tokyo
      2000/01/07 Tokyo

      NIKKEI ENTERTAINMT did not announce the New Years Eve show, but that's AF1 official information.

News as of September 2, 1999
  • Aerosmith announce their New Year's Eve plans!
      It's official. Aerosmith have confirmed their New Year's gig plans and have made the announcement: Osaka, Japan! Actually there are several dates planned around the end of the year/beginning of the new millennium time at various cities in the exotic Orient. Tokyo and Nagoya are also on the tour schedule as well. They will probably play in Tokyo on January 6th and 7th.

  • From The Boston Globe

      Drive on
      Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is loyal to his favorite tooling-around car, the Ferrari, despite burning his hand after a fire ignited while he was gassing up last year. Our spies spotted Kramer scooting around the South Shore yesterday in a new Ferrari 360 Modena that has a sleek silver exterior and a red interior. The six-speed Modena is among the fastest Ferraris on the road and comes with a switch on the dashboard that allows the driver to choose between ''sport'' and ''normal'' driving. The car cost a smooth $150,000 delivered, tax not included. Sure, but are there cup holders?

  • VH1 Europe Friday Night Rock Show
      This is the results of the poll they did on VH1 Europe's Friday Night Rock Show. At least there are a few Aero videos. For those people in Europe, I guess they will show on the vids on the list next Friday and the week after.

      40: You Could Be Mine - Guns 'N' Roses
      39: Don't Cry - Guns 'N' Roses
      38: Cemetery Gates - Pantera
      37: Nancy Boy - Placebo
      36: Now You're Gone - Whitesnake
      35: Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
      34: Crazy Train (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne
      33: Train Of Consequences - Megadeth
      32: Cryin' - Aerosmith
      31: Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine
      30: Everything's Ruined - Faith No More
      29: Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
      28: Ratamahatta - Sepultura
      27: Stinkfist - Tool
      26: Resurrection - Fear Factory
      25: Rooster - Alice In Chains
      24: Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin
      23: Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
      22: Painkiller - Judas Priest
      21: Paranoid - Black Sabbath
      20: Paradise City - Guns 'N' Roses
      19: Livin' On The Edge - Aerosmith
      18: Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
      17: Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
      16: Whisky In The Jar - Metallica
      15: Hanger 18 - Megadeth
      14: Can I Play With Madness? - Iron Maiden
      13: Sugar - Sytem Of A Down
      12: Freak On A Leash - Korn
      11: The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
      10: Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer
      09: Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
      08: Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N' Roses
      07: Jeremy - Pearl Jam
      06: No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
      05: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
      04: The Unforgiven - Metallica
      03: Enter Sandman - Metallica
      02: November Rain - Guns 'N' Roses
      01: One - Metallica

  • Some Interesting Fact For This Day In Aerosmith History
      1989 - "Love in an Elevator" Debuts on Billboard's Top 100
      1993 - MTV Music Awards, Aerosmith wins Viewers Choice Award for Livin' On the Edge

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