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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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AMEN Select MIKE FRASER To Mix New CD

AMEN have tapped Mike Fraser (DEF LEPPARD, METALLICA, AC/DC, AEROSMITH) to mix their forthcoming CD, the group's first for new label, Eaturmusic. The Los Angeles outfit have recorded a total of 53 songs, and whittled it down to 20, for the as-yet-untitled effort, which was reportedly produced by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: European Tour Kick-Off Set List Revealed!

IRON MAIDEN premiered one new song, titled "The World's Wildest Dream", during the kick-off show of the European leg of the "Give Me Ed…'Til I'm Dead" world tour Friday night (May 23) at Coliseum Sports Palace in La Coruna, Spain. The group's complete set list for the gig was as follows: 01. The Number Of ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Unveil Signature Guitar

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is unveiling his signature guitar at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday (May 17), according to CNN. The Gibson brand guitar, dubbed the Gibson Joe Perry Signature, was first inspired by Perry's wife Billie. She secretly conspired to build a prototype of the guitar with the people at ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At Z100's ZOOTOPIA 2003 Mega-Concert

AEROSMITH are strongly rumored to be planning an appearance at Z100's much-hyped Zootopia 2003 concert on Sunday, June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Singer Steve Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are expected to officially announce their participation at the gig this morning (May 16) during a live appearance on Z100 beginning ...

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AEROSMITH Singer's Commencement Speech, Performance Posted Online

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's commencement speech to the graduating class at Berklee College of Music last Saturday (May 10) has been posted online in video and audio formats. Also available for listening is Tyler's "sweeping, emotional" version of AEROSMITH's "Dream On", augmented by horns and a string section, which was performed at The 2003 Commencement ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Receives Honorary Doctorate: Photos Available

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler was given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on Saturday (May 10). Tyler addressed the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which were held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Tyler cautioned the students, saying, "A career in music ...

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IRON MAIDEN/DREAM THEATER Producer To Pen 'Tell-All' Book

Veteran producer Kevin Shirley has announced a deal with a London-based publisher for a "tall-all" book that will shed the light on "the fun shenanigans that have occurred during the making of a few of those albums on my discography!" Shirley writes on his official web site. "Expect the dirt on [IRON] MAIDEN, THE BLACK ...

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AEROSMITH Unveil Special Ticket Packages For KISS Tour

Live Daily reports that AEROSMITH are offering members of their fan club — Aero Force One — a choice of three premium ticketing packages for the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with KISS, the most extravagant of which costs $595. That price will get the buyer early entry into the venue, backstage access to a pre-show ...

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BLISTERING.COM Launches Clothing Line, Online Store

Blistering.com has launched an official line of street apparel for men and women and an online store to coincide. The clothing line includes t-shirts, hoodies and girly T's, spaghetti tanks, and hoodies for women. Artwork was conceived exclusively for Blistering.com by designers Joshua Smith (Pornstar, Dirtbag) and Mark DeVito (METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AEROSMITH). ...

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KISS Launch Label Imprint, Prepare To Release 'Kiss Symphony'

KISS are set to launch a label imprint, dubbed Kiss Records, in association with Sanctuary Records, according to Billboard.com. The first release through the label will be a new, two-disc live set, "The Kiss Symphony: Alive IV", which captures the band's Feb. 28 performance with the Melbourne Orchestra. A DVD and a pay-per-view television special ...

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MTV's 'mtvICON' METALLICA Special: More Spoken Tributes Announced

According to MTV.com, the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA will feature spoken tributes from members of AEROSMITH, STAIND, LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, as well as from Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Sean Penn and Jim Breuer. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41 and AVRIL LAVIGNE will perform musical tributes ...

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METALLICA To Host Premier Edition Of Resurrected 'Headbanger's Ball'

METALLICA will be hosting the premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. In other news, RockOnTV.com has listed appearances by AEROSMITH, KORN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STAIND, and SUM 41 as part of the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA, ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Be Given Honorary Degree

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on May 10. Tyler will address the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will also be ...

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AEROSMITH To Begin Recording Blues Album

AEROSMITH will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording their much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com. Among the songs being worked up by the band are BLIND WILLIE MCTELL's "Broke Down Engine", LITTLE WALTER's "Temperature", and "I'm Ready", the latter of which was ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: Official Tour Itinerary Announced

The official itinerary has been released for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour. It is as follows: Aug. 02 - ctnow.com Meadows Music - Hartford, CT Aug. 04 - Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th. - Wantagh, NY Aug. 09 - Nissan Pavilion - Bristow, VA Aug. 11 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour. They are as follows: Aug. 02 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theater Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 09 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavillion Aug. 11 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist To Sign Bottles Of Hot Sauce

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will appear at Newbury Comics' Alewife store in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, April 10 to promote his very own Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce. Joe will talk shop on his line of delicious sauce and will personally autograph everyone's bottles. Perry will be there from ...

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THE SKOL TRIO: Live Dates Announced

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during May/June: May 29 - LaGrange, KY @ Twice-Told Cafe May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Gunther Murphy's Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Guitar Jun. 03 - ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA On The New Album: 'Nobody Else Is Doing What We're Doing'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is confident that the group's new album, "Faceless" (due April 8 through Republic/Universal Records), will help the band build upon the momentum created through the quadruple-platinum success of the group's debut and the double-platinum performance of its follow-up, "Awake". "Nobody's doing what we're doing on this record, I guarantee it," Erna ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Fail To Land Slot On AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "As you've heard, Mr. [John] Corabi has left the building. We're all the greatest of friends and there is nothing but respect and love for each other... We each have our own journey ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: More Tour Dates Leaked

More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows: Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: More Tour Dates Released!

More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows: Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA ...

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SALIVA Confirmed For AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

SALIVA have been officially confirmed as the opening act on the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS tour. "We just got the news like two days ago, dude," SALIVA frontman Josey Scott told MTV.com. "We're fucking ecstatic. We called our families and called all our friends. We're like, 'Holy shit, dude, we're going on tour with AEROSMITH and KISS, ...

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