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ERIC SINGER On Rejoining KISS: 'We All Change Our Minds'

KISS drummer Eric Singer was recently asked by the Kiss Underground Archives web site to explain why he decided to return to the band in light of his previous statement that he couldn't imagine working with KISS again unless Ace Frehley was involved. "We all feel different about a situation at any given time, but ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'KISS Is A Reality'

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has spoken to The West Australian about the group's decision to continue touring without lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss (replaced by longtime KISS associate Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, respectively). "Things do change and if there are some diehard fans who cry foul, then they need to realize ...

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THE DARKNESS To Cover AEROSMITH?

THE DARKNESS are set to pay the ultimate tribute to their rock heroes AEROSMITH — by covering their classic hit "Walk This Way", according to World Entertainment News Network. The Brit Award-winners will reportedly team up with U.K. hip-hop collective GOLDIE LOOKIN' CHAIN to remake the hit track — with a contemporary edge. In related ...

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AEROSMITH Sell More Than 160K Copies Of 'Bobo', Land At No. 5

AEROSMITH's critically acclaimed blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo" (Columbia), has landed at No. 5 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart with sales of 160,500 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's last album, 2001's "Just Push Play", arrived at No. 2 with 240,000 copies and has gone on to sell 1.3 million. Meanwhile, GUNS ...

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AEROSMITH: JOE PERRY's Son To Guest On ABC's 'Knock First'

Tony Perry, son of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the ABC Family series "Knock First". "Knock First" is a teen-do-it-yourself show that gives teens, with the help of professional decorators, the chance to reveal their identity through the makeover of their room. Tony and his friends, including ...

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AEROSMITH To Take Long Break After 'Bobo' Tour

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has told Launch Radio Networks that the group are planning on taking a long break after their current tour finishes in July. The band have been on the road steadily since the release of 2001's "Just Push Play", and in that time, they've also managed to record two new songs for ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' On Bobo' Setlist Revealed

AEROSMITH fanatic Aerofanatic.com has posted the setlist from the opening night of the group's "Honkin' On Bobo" tour. The trek, which also features CHEAP TRICK, kicked off on Thursday, March 11 at United Spirit Arena In Lubbock, Texas. AEROSMITH's setlist for the Lubbock show was as follows: 01. Toys In The Attic 02. Love In ...

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AEROSMITH To Tour Japan In July

AEROSMITH have lined up a Japanese tour following the completion of the U.S. leg of their "Honkin' On Bobo" trek in June. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 10 - Sapporo, JPN @ Sapporo Dome Jul. 13 - Osaka, JPN @ Osaka Dome Jul. 15 - Hiroshima, JPN @ Green Arena Jul. 17 ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Genie Joe' Arcade-Style Game Available Online

"Genie Joe and the Axeman", a fast-paced, arcade-style free online game features Joe Perry, famed guitarist with AEROSMITH, as a dark but irreverent animated genie who can be magically summoned to help the intrepid saucier Chef Anthony. The brave little Chef dashes about fantastic landscapes scooping up ingredients to make Joe Perry's spicy hot sauce, ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist, Drummer Participate In Charity Blues Jam

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer participated in a three-song blues jam with James Montgomery and Johnny A. at the sold-out Regent Theatre in Boston on Friday (Feb. 27), according to the Boston Globe. The proceeds of the nearly five-hour show went to benefit the Middlesex Human Service Agency, whose clinical director, Bob ...

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KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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STEVEN TYLER To Appear In 'Get Shorty' Sequel

The Boston Herald reports AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler had filmed a few scenes with John Travolta in his new flick "Be Cool" while in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards. The movie is a sequel to "Get Shorty", which is based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller. "Leonard is a pal, he was always hanging around ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Tour Named 'Most Creative'

The AEROSMITH/KISS concert pairing was named the "Most Creative Tour Package" at the annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, which took place February 6 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The star-studded gala was hosted by acid-tongued comedian Lewis Black and was attended by concert industry professionals from around the world. Each year, the Concert ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: In Writing Mode

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the songwriting process for the group's second album. "We've written almost 30 more songs and we've just completed six more," he said. "Out of those 30, there are 20 that are just barn-burners. They're insane. We know we're going to keep writing because we're ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer To Release Solo Debut, Hit The Road

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and his eponymously named solo band — Josh (vocals), Jesse Logan (guitars), Mike Hewitt (guitars), Mark John (bass) and Kent Ross (drums) — will release their highly anticipated debut album, "You Made Me", on March 9 through a partnership between TODD Entertainment, LLC and XSRecords. It's being distributed by the ...

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AEROSMITH Set Release Date For Blues Album

AEROSMITH have set a March 30 release date through Columbia for their much-anticipated blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo". "I don't know if there's a top-40 radio hit in there," guitarist Joe Perry told MTV.com. "I'd like to see something with a hard bluesy vibe get played, but I don't know if there's anything like that ...

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Report: AEROSMITH To Present GRAMMY Award For 'Best Rap Video'

According to published reports, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will join co-presenter BB King at the 46th annual Grammy Awards to tear the envelope for the "Best Rap Video" award. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The show will be broadcast ...

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