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IRON MAIDEN Finish Tracking Another New Song

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We tracked another new song [Tuesday], and as these are the last tracks for the album, the guys don't know ...

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AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit the Blues Music Foundation — ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Tour To Kick Off In August

AEROSMITH and KISS will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August and running through October, according to Billboard.com. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and is expected to play 90% amphitheaters, with arenas and possibly a couple of stadiums also in the mix. KISS will ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Summer Tour Back On?

The joint AEROSMITH and KISS tour is apparently back on for this summer, according to Launch. Promoters are said to be reporting that the two bands are currently putting together an itinerary that is likely to play mostly in arenas, although some stadium dates are also possible. When asked about the possibility of an AEROSMITH/KISS ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Offers Another Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "IRON MAIDEN/London. Got in to the studio yesterday [Jan. 9] at 11.30am. [Vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] was the ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was assigned to desk duty — and his gun and badge ...

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AEROSMITH: Summer Tour With KISS Unlikely

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed that talks have taken place of a possible pairing with KISS for a summer tour, but doesn't think that it's likely to happen: "The truth to the rumor is that KISS would like us to do the show with them," he said. "AEROSMITH's just not that keen on doing ...

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AEROSMITH Contemplating OZZFEST-Style Tour

Legendary hard rockers AEROSMITH are tentatively planning on launching their own Ozzfest-style tour next summer. "We're looking at going out again next summer, but we kinda want to do something a little different, and maybe put on our own event," guitarist Brad Whitford told Launch. "We're looking at doing something more like an Ozzfest-type thing, ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Appears On 'Lizzie McGuire'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a special appearance on the Disney Channel program "Lizzie McGuire" Friday night (Dec. 6) playing himself and Santa Claus. Tyler said he was first made aware of the show when he was in Disney World with his daughter Chelsea. "We went to Disney World in Florida, and we were there ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Pay Tribute To ELVIS

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will join Britney Spears, Bono, Dennis Hopper, Sheryl Crow, Hugh Hefner, and others to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley via a one-hour documentary, titled "Elvis Lives", on NBC this Thanksgiving night. Renowned Rolling Stone music journalist David Wild interviewed Steven for the show. "Like everything he does, Stevenbecame obsessed with ...

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AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. Deputy Inspector Benjamin Petrofsky, the former ...

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KID ROCK Gets Immortalized On Vegas Casino Chips

The following item was originally published in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson foiled rumormongers by failing to get married last weekend in Vegas. We hear the nuptials will actually take place in May in the rocker's hometown of Detroit. The return trip to Sin City, where Rock ...

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AEROSMITH Mourn Death of RUN-D.M.C. Star

AEROSMITH have issued a statement expressing their sorrow over the death Wednesday (Oct. 30) of RUN-D.M.C.'s DJ Jam Master Jay. It is as follows: "We were greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the untimely death of Jam Master Jay. When we were down and out and in the depths, Jay and RUN-D.M.C. came ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena ...

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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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Police: Drugs Found On KID ROCK's Bus

Kid Rock's tour bus was pulled over and scoured for drugs on Florida's Turnpike just hours after the rap-metal singer performed in suburban West Palm Beach, reports The Palm Beach Post. He and his band weren't on board the bus when it was stopped for a top-to-bottom search — including the "celebrity bedroom," according to ...

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AEROSMITH Tour Aircraft Carrier

The members of AEROSMITH toured the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman at the Norfolk Naval Station in advance of the group's concert at the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater. AEROSMITH were to perform last year on September 11, but the terrorist attacks forced the show's cancellation. To view photos of AEROSMITH aboard the carrier, follow ...

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Veteran Rock Photographer Launches Official Web Site

Veteran rock photographer Ross Halfin has launched his official web site at this location. In the business since the late 1970s, Halfin began his career at the now-defunct publication Sounds and its off-shoot magazine Kerrang! and has worked with virtually every major rock band in existence, including AC/DC, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, IRON ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Appearance At Firefighters Foundation Fundraiser

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler reportedly "rocked the roof off" the Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29, to support The (Denis) Leary Firefighters Foundation. The third annual Celebrity Hat Trick charity hockey game featured Steven singing the "Star Spangled Banner" and coaching the Hollywood All-Stars as they faced off against the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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