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AEROSMITH Bassist To Perform At Boston Charity Event

AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton will blow the dust off his road cases and break out his favorite bass to peform in Boston this Friday, March 4. Tickets are still available to see Tom jam at a Boston benefit presented by Peace Games, an organization of which Tom has been a longtime supporter. A host of the ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Separating From Wife

AEROSMITH lead singer Steven Tyler and his wife of 17 years, Teresa, are separating, the singer announced Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Tyler, 56, asked the public to respect his family's privacy in a statement released through the band's publicist, Mitch Schneider. "Before the tabloid media makes more of this than it is, I ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Comments On GRAMMY Win, Performing BEATLES Classic

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland spoke to the Associated Press about the group's unexpected win at this past weekend's Grammy Awards, where the group were honored with an award in the Best Hard Rock Performance category (for "Slither"). "Everyone kind of counted us out from the very beginning," he said. "But we came out smashing ...

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GOTTHARD Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH (AEROSMITH tribute) GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE SAXON WHITE ...

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SAXON To Headline Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed as the headliners of the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH (AEROSMITH tribute) NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE ...

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TOMMY LEE's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By STEVEN TYLER, SLASH

UPI News Service is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's upcoming solo album features guest appearances by AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, VELVET REVOLVER's Slash, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION), members of GOOD CHARLOTTE and BACKSTREET BOYS' Nick Carter. The album will coincide with Lee's NBC reality series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", which premieres in June. ...

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AEROSMITH's 'Ultimate Hits' Certified Double-Platinum

AEROSMITH's "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" has been certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of two million copies since its July 2, 2002 release. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the group's first signing with Columbia Records, "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" was the first-ever AEROSMITH hits collection ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Calls Success Of DVD 'A Miracle'

Launch Radio Networks is reportingthat the AEROSMITH DVD "You Gotta Move" was recently certified quadruple platinum, which is a bit of a shock for lead guitarist Joe Perry. It's not that he didn't believe in the project, but Perry said that he was surprised with how well the DVD turned out, since working in 5.1 ...

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SLASH Tapped As Musical Director Of GRAMMY AWARDS All-Star Performance

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer in charge of the Grammy Awards for Cossette Productions, has asked VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash to be the musical director for an all-star live performance of THE BEATLES song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration. VELVET REVOLVER, U2 lead singer Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman Schedules European Solo Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has lined up the following tour dates in support of his upcoming solo album, "Elements of Persuasion": Apr. 24 - München, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle Apr. 27 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle Apr. 28 - Düsseldorf, GER - Tor 3 May 02 - Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal As previously reported, ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Names New Solo Album, Plans Live Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has set "Elements of Persuasion" as the title of his third solo album, due on March 15 via InsideOut Music. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY: New Solo Album Details Revealed

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, entitled simply "Joe Perry", due on March 29 via Sony. Perry reportedly wrote all songs on the album except one ("Crystal Ship") and he plays all instruments on the album except drums. This will be Perry's fourth solo album, after 1980's ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Jams For Charity

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is very busy with charities (ranging from the Narada Foundation to Raven's Heart), was expected to take part in a jam session Sunday night (Jan. 30) at the Marriott in Delray Beach, Florida for the West Palm Beach-based Children's Place at Home Safe fund-raiser. Other musicians that were scheduled ...

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AEROSMITH Not Planning Any Public SUPER BOWL Activities

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the members of AEROSMITH are backing their hometown New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, but don't expect to see them do anything in public. The band is in the midst of its year-long hiatus, so unlike years past, they won't be featured performers at the game. Lead guitarist ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Live At Budokan' DVD Certified Platinum

According to a posting on producer Kevin Shirley's (IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH) web site, DREAM THEATER's "Live At Budokan" two-DVD set has officially been certified platinum. Released last October, "Live At Budokan" documents DREAM THEATER's April 26, 2004 show at Tokyo's Budokan Hall. Disc 1 of the two-DVD set has the complete live concert. Disc 2 ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Record Acoustic Version Of 'Fall To Pieces'

VELVET REVOLVER recorded an acoustic version of their song "Fall to Pieces" on Wednesday (Jan. 26) during an all-day session at Lavish studios, the Los Angeles recording/rehearsal facility owned by VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland and producer/engineer Douglas Grean. Meanwhile, a release date has been set for the recently recorded benefit single featuring a number ...

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OZZY's All-Star Tsunami-Relief Single Delayed By Blizzard

AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, who was scheduled to record their vocals in New York for a cover of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", had to cancel his session because of the nearly 14 inches of snow that halted activity throughout the city, according to MTV.com. Recording sessions for the project, which is being helmed by Ozzy ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On 'Tears In Heaven' Cover

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne officially announced Monday (Jan. 17) their plans to record a cover of ERIC CLAPTON's "Tears in Heaven" to benefit storm recovery efforts, according to MTV.com. VELVET REVOLVER, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are among the artists lending their voices to the song, sales of which will benefit ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Signs PCs For Auction

ABC ePrep is reporting that two Hewlett-Packard PCs signed by AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and actor Robert Redford will be auctioned off on eBay later this month to help encourage fans to adopt environmentally conscious ways of disposing of electronic equipment. The auction — which starts on January 24 — will benefit the National Cristina ...

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