AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler performed the band’s classic song “Dream On” Saturday night (November 9) at the Miss Universe annual pageant, which was held at an exhibition hall in Moscow, Russia.
Video footage of his performance can be seen below.
Said Psy: “When I was in middle school, I literally cried when AEROSMITH were singing ‘Crazy’ or ‘Amazing’ or whatever. They were my lifetime role models, and now I am collaborating with Steven Tyler. What the fuck, man? [laughs] I love my life.”
Psy was featured on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue, the first Korean artist ever to appear on the cover.
The video for Psy‘s single “Gangnam Style” was the first clip in the history of YouTube to reach the unbelievable record of 1.7 billion views.
The 35-year-old pop star moved to Los Angeles a few months ago, where he been working on new material.
In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, AEROSMITH brought their “Back On The Road” tour to Japan, a country with which they’d always had a special relationship. The Japanese fans came out in their droves and AEROSMITH responded with some of the finest gigs of their distinguished career.
“Rock For The Rising Sun” follows the band on that tour combining full-length live tracks with behind-the-scenes footage which is at times touching and emotional and at others humorous and insightful. More than anything else it demonstrates the Japanese fans’ love affair with AEROSMITH and their music.
AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler wrote on Facebook about the movie: “Hey, ya’ll…How ’bout sum of our new movie!!! 2 start ur day or nite. Can’t wait for u to see it.”
“Rock For The Rising Sun” was directed by Casey Patrick Tebo, and combines live performance material with behind-the-scenes footage that shows the nation coping with the destruction. The movie is due for release on DVD and Blu-ray in June.
Check out a trailer for the film below.
According to the NYPost.com, AEROSMITH‘s Steven Tyler and his fiancee of one year, Erin Brady, have officially split. A source close to the couple insists, “It’s over for good this time.”
Brady was noticeably absent when Tyler vacationed in Hawaii with his extended family over New Year’s – especially because he proposed to his girlfriend of five years in the same spot and even had a commitment ceremony there in 2011.
But despite reports that Brady was compromising Tyler’s sobriety, the insider says, “Steven was just not that nice to her in the end. His family and entourage never really accepted her and she can do better.”
So with Tyler set to go on tour for Aerosmith’s new album, the source says, “They’re still friendly but they’re going their own ways. The engagement is off.”
Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter reports:
In October 2012, Kovac Media Group alleged in a lawsuit that attorney Dina LaPolt had cost AEROSMITH vocalist Steven Tyler a $6 million – $8 million deal after she supposedly poisoned the negotiations for Tyler to return as judge on American Idol.
After filing the lawsuit, Kovac Media Group, run by Allen Kovac, added new claims, asserting that in retaliation for the lawsuit, LaPolt has been “conspiring” to “set up a competing management company” to steal away a “world-famous rock band” that Kovac has repped for 15 years.
That band is MÖTLEY CRÜE, and on Monday (January 7th), its band members made its objections to Kovac’s claims very loud and clear. Declarations by Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee were filed along with new court papers by LaPolt that urge a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to reject the lawsuit in accordance with California’s anti-SLAPP statute.
In a declaration in December, Tyler said about his former manager, “It is an understatement to say that I was very unhappy with the services and conduct of Allen Kovac. Among other things, he was disrespectful and rude to my business associates, insulted and verbally abused my fiancé, my lawyer, my family, my assistants, and my accountants.”
Now on Monday, Mars and Lee followed Tyler in voicing displeasure with Kovac and others who have been taking the manager’s side.
According to Mars’ declaration, he first learned of what had happened on October 15th, when he got an e-mail from LaPolt describing the dispute and stating that he should get an independent attorney if he was concerned. Mars says he was “completely shocked and mad that Mötley Crüe’s manager had sued our lawyer. I trust Dina implicitly, to the point that she is my trustee if I die or become disabled.”
A few hours after getting the e-mail, he says he was informed that Pam Malek, the band’s business manager, had told one of Kovac’s attorneys to draw up documents giving Kovac $200,000 of Mötley Crüe money. According to Mars, the money was supposed to repay a personal loan that Kovac had given to the band’s singer Vince Neil (no longer a shareholder in the band), but Mars said that he never voted for that to happen.
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KISS frontman Paul Stanley (pictured below) says Steven Tyler is “full of himself” and “needs a reality check” after the AEROSMITH singer called his former tourmates a “comic-book rock band.”
In an interview last week with a Tampa radio station, Tyler stated about contemporaries KISS, “They’ve got a couple of hits, but they’re more, they’re comic book — you see them in their spackled faces.” He added, “It is different: a KISS lick, a Joe Perry lick — two different worlds, and sometimes depending on the time of day get offended. I hear that and I go, ‘Yeah, that’s alright. Do they really mean it? And what’s this all about?’ And that’s why I think AEROSMITH has been around forever, we really do take ourselves seriously.” Tyler revealed that he “hated” KISS ever since one of their crew members got into a knife fight with an AEROSMITH roadie back in 1976, but added, “Since then I’ve gotten to know Gene [Simmons] and Paul, and they’re beautiful people.”
During KISS‘ appearance on tonight’s (Monday, October 15) edition of the nationally sindicated radio show “Rockline”, host Bob Coburn asked Paul Stanley if he had a response to Tyler‘s comments. “Maybe Steven‘s feeling a bit full of himself because he has an album coming out,” Stanley said.
Stanley recalled KISS‘ 2003 co-headlining tour with AEROSMITH, telling Coburn, “Steven insisted that they close the show. I really [didn't] care because one way or the other you have to come up onstage. He had a chip on his shoulder back then. [He] was a looking down his nose a bit at KISS. Seeing him come onstage to an underwhelmed audience and [seeing] people walking out [made me smile].”
He added, “When [the new AEROSMITH] album comes out, let’s put [it side by side with ours and] let the music do the talking.”
Stanley concluded: “Steven may have been overenthused and needs a reality check.”
According to Motorward, Hennessey Performance has released a video (see below) of the first Venom GT Spyder strapped to a dyno machine to make sure it does make what Hennessey says it makes. AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler will take delivery of the car in time for the American Idol finale next week (May 22nd and 23rd).
The Venom GT Spyder will be equipped with a twin-turbo 427 cubic-inch V8 with three power settings: 800, 1,000 and 1,200. It will also be equipped with traction control. JL audio is building him a custom system which will be tuned by David Frangioni, CEO of Audio One. Frangioni was the audio engineer and “chief technologist” for Aerosmith. On the inside, Tyler’s opted for a black interior with red stitching.
Total cost for Tyler’s Venom GT Spyder vehicle is $1.1 million.
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According to Ultimateclassicrock.com, Adopt The Arts, an organization co-founded by former drummer Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), has created a public service announcement (PSA) in the hopes of saving arts programs in public schools. The organization was created in March as a response to the decision by the Los Angeles Unified School District to eliminate all funding for elementary school arts programs.
The issue is close to Sorum’s heart. His mother is a music teacher and he credits his time in his school choir and orchestra as responsible for his success as a musician. He also cites studies that suggest that, without the creative outlet given by music and arts programs, children suffer academically.
The PSA stars actress Jane Lynch, who is also on Adopt the Arts’ board as an arts teacher encouraging her students, as well as Sorum, KISS and AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler. Check out the PSA below:
You can learn more about Adopt the Arts and donate to their cause at their website.
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Legendary rocker Alice Cooper and his band performed on New Year’s Eve at Mala Wailea, the famous oceanfront restaurant that is lobby level at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Hawaii, on a bill that included “Weird Al” Yankovic, Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of DOOBIE BROTHERS and Bob Rock. Comedian Tom Arnold will act as emcee at the event, which benefits the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Joining Alice on stage for a performance of THE BEATLES classic “Come Together” was AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler. Tyler also sang AEROSMITH‘s “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way”.
Video footage of the “Come Together” performance can be seen below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
According to TMZ.com, AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend Erin Brady.
Brady, 38, was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger during a Christmas vacation with Tyler in Hawaii and sources tell TMZ.com she’s set to become the singer’s third wife.
Previously an accountant for Tyler on tour, Brady told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview that although she bore witness to the worst of Steven‘s bad-boy behavior, she knew his ways could be reformed and she wanted to be the one to do it.
“I saw him, how he behaved… badly,” she said, according to ETOnline.com, telling Oprah she had to step up to the plate as the womanizing continued when their relationship became romantic. Her strategy was to “play” as he would when Tyler would stray, which he admits was a wake-up call and an instigator towards treating the women of his life with the respect they deserve.
“There was some behavior I am ashamed of and I shouldn’t have done,” Steven explained. When asked bluntly if he believed he could remain monogamous with Erin, Tyler confidently replied that he could. “I don’t want to hurt anybody again,” he said. “For all the divorces I’ve had I’ve hurt those girls deeply.”
Steven and Erin have been dating for five years, since Tyler divorced Teresa Barrick.
He was also married to Cyrinda Foxe from 1978 to 1987. Source: Blabbermouth.net