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AEROSMITH, KISS Near Top Of Concert Heap

Minneapolis' Pioneer Press is reporting that the AEROSMITH/KISS "Rocksimus Maximus" tour has sold out 90 percent of its shows, and concert promoters are expecting more than one million attendees by the tour's end. Here's how the aging rockers stack up against OZZY, RADIOHEAD, SHANIA and more: 01. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Ave. ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Lends A Sober Hand

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler told the Hollywood Reporter he "cherishes" getting late-night phone calls from musicians on the verge of doing drugs, because it beats the alternative. "In the old days, (the calls were) 'Hey Steven, Joe died'," he said. Tyler is part of the Musicians Assistance Program, a network of sober musicians who help ...

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GENE SIMMONS, JERRY CANTRELL Attend M.A.P. AWARDS

Sharon Osbourne hosted the annual M.A.P. Awards Wednesday night (November 5) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was a benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction. This year's event honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and music industry attorney ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, SALIVA Venue: Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen City/State: Devore, Calif. Event Dates: Oct. 18, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,405,752 Attendance/Capacity: 20,090 / 40,288 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $150, $45 Promoters: Clear Channel Entertainment ...

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AEROSMITH Diversify And Rock On

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry recently spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune about the group's upcoming blues album, tentatively due early next year. "The record company has been on us to do this for about the past six years," Perry said. "Since we signed with Sony, the first record they wanted was a blues record. They ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Show In Virginia Postponed Due To Hurricane Threat

Due to Hurricane Isabel, the threat of severe weather and the bands' concerns for their fans' well-being, the KISS/AEROSMITH concert scheduled for Virginia Beach, Virginia Wednesday night (September 17) was postponed. Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and listen for the rescheduled date. In other KISS-related news, KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Trumps KISS In A Battle Of '70s Bands

Sean Piccoli of South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports that "AEROSMITH and KISS, rock bands formed in the 1970s, both had something saved up for a boisterous double bill on Friday night [September 12] at Sound Advice Amphitheatre west of West Palm Beach. "The anti-aging potions reserved to rock stars appear to be working better, on balance, ...

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KISS Members Attend Florida Screening Of 'Symphony' DVD

Ivette M. Yee of South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that "KISS members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer appeared at Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 theater [Tuesday night, September 9] to watch 'Kiss Symphony', a documentary film that captures the band in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia in February. The band will ...

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THE DARKNESS Tipped to Win U.K. Mercury Music Prize

British retro-rockers THE DARKNESS are favorites to eclipse COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD to win one of Britain's most prestigious popular music awards, according to Reuters. The quartet are expected to grab the Mercury Music Prize on Tuesday (September 9) with their first album, "Permission To Land". The newcomers are the rising stars of the British music ...

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AEROSMITH's Former Manager Slaps Band With Libel Lawsuit

The former manager of AEROSMITH has slapped the band with a libel lawsuit over a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, according to the New York Daily News. David Krebs, who managed the Massachusets rockers from 1972 through 1984, claims AEROSMITH defamed his name and reputation in the show by suggesting that he stole from them ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH A Little Too Old To Rock All Night

Nick Carter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town Saturday night (September 6). " 'How y'all doing tonight?' bellowed KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley from the stage at Alpine Valley Music Theatre Saturday night. 'Everybody having a good time?' he asked. "What seemed like a long second elapsed between ...

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Rock Fan Dies Trying To Sneak Into KISS/AEROSMITH Concert

Andale Gross of Cleveland, Ohio's The Beacon Journal reports that a rock music fan collapsed and died Wednesday night (September 5) as he climbed a steep embankment to sneak into the AEROSMITH and KISS concert. David A. Hitsman, 29, of Cleveland could not be revived after being rescued from the embankment near Blossom Music Center. ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine's Top Concert Grosses

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses reported for the week ending September 13, 2003, according to Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD & others Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center City/State: Holmdel, N.J. Event Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,467,149 Attendance/Capacity: 26,655 ...

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AEROSMITH Follow CNN, But Not Much NFL

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH appeared on "Live From" on CNN with Miles O'Brien and Kyra Phillips on Thursday (September 4) to preview their NFL kick-off performance. Asked if the band were big football fans, Tyler admitted, "Well, kind of medium. We like to follow the Patriots, because they are the home team ...

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Review: KISS, AEROSMITH Aging With Grace

Mary Ethridge of The Beacon Journal reports that Dan Foley, 40, a police officer from Detroit, did his head-banging in 7-inch platform boots at the KISS/AEROSMITH concert at Blossom Music Center Wednesday night (September 3). "He was dressed in full KISS regalia, including the Kabuki-inspired face paint for which the band is famous. Foley was ...

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Review: KISS Dominates AEROSMITH In Hershey

Zachary Lewis of The Patriot-News reports that "KISS's music may be simple on paper, but performing it the way they do is an art no one else has mastered. "Smoke, bright lights, explosions, fire, dripping blood, levitating platforms — these are still a few of KISS's favorite things, even after 30 years. And they were ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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