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AEROSMITH, KID ROCK Get Charitable

AEROSMITH and KID ROCK are among the artists contributing to Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney's "Adopt-A-Minefield Charity Auction", which is scheduled to go live September 21. Paul and Heather's ultra-elite and ultra-unique friends have generously donated amazing experiences, fabulous trips and timeless memorabilia to benefit this important cause. Adopt-A-Minefield is a program of the ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Says He Is Not A BUSH Supporter

The Boston Globe reports: "You really can't believe everything you read. Last week, on the eve of the Republican National Convention, the conservative Washington Times reported President Bush has a long list of celebrity supporters, including singer Steven Tyler. Huh? Since when was AEROSMITH interested in politics? The band's L.A.-based publicist, Mitch Schneider, called to ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Wants To Take You On A Walking Tour Of Boston

The Boston Globe is reporting that Candide Media Works has created a cellphone tour of Boston that has AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler leading the way. Called "Boston: City of Rebels & Dreamers", the so-called Talking Street tour hits 17 landmarks and includes stories, commentary, and eyewitness accounts of the historic sites. Highlights include a visit ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Star In 'The Polar Express'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will star in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Caldecott-winning children's book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, according to Zap2it.com. In keeping with the holiday theme, Tyler will play one of Santa's elfin helpers. "Polar Express" tells the story of a skeptical young boy who is transported along with ...

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AEROSMITH: DVD Version Of TV Special To Include Bonus Tracks

The "Aerosmith: You Gotta Move" TV special that first aired back in June will be released on DVD in November, according to Launch Radio Networks. The fan club web site Aeroforceone.com says the DVD will have five songs that weren't included in the A&E special, as well as more behind-the-scenes footage. The two-hour "Aerosmith: You ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Lines Up More Solo Dates

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd and his solo band have added more tour dates to their ongoing U.S. trek in support of their "You Made Me" album, available through a partnership between Todd Entertainment, LLC and XSRecords. They will be playing a bunch of gigs with TESLA, a show with ORGY, and they will be ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Endorses Japanese Robot Tournament

Engadget, a web magazine with "obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics," reports: "Japan's ROBO-ONE tournament, a yearly fixture in which a multitude of amateur robot developers gather together their creations and have them beat one another up, gained an unwitting and unusual supporter this year: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler. ...

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INVOCATION OF NEHEK Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Hartford, Connecticut's INVOCATION OF NEHEK have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band are currently finishing up work on their self-titled debut with producer/UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi at Blue Bird Recording Studios (AEROSMITH, ALICE COOPER) in Massachusetts. An October 26 release is expected. Fall tour dates will be announced soon. For more information, visit ...

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ADEMA Ink New Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

According to AdemaWeb.com, ADEMA have officially signed with Earache Records. The band, who were dropped by Arista Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's second full-length album, 2003's "Unstable", are planning on releasing their next effort before the end of the year. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Negativity", ...

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Michigan Man Gets 1 ½ Years For Selling AEROSMITH, KISS Bootlegs

The Associated Press is reporting that a Michigan man was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison and must pay $120,000 for selling bootlegged recordings of performances by AEROSMITH, KISS, BOB DYLAN and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Jeffrey Smittle, 44, of Ceraso, Mich., was sentenced Thursday in Pittsburgh federal court. He pleaded guilty in April to unauthorized ...

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AEROSMITH To Take One Year Off Following Japanese Tour

ABC ePrep is reporting that guitarist Joe Perry has told syndicated columnist Marilyn Beck that AEROSMITH will take a year off after they wrap up their Japanese tour on July 25. According to Perry, the band haven't had a vacation of longer than three weeks over the past four years and will use some of ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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