In 2002, Ben Mitchell spoke to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. In this no-holds-barred Q&A, which remained unpublished for many years, he tries to get to the bottom of the many myths and salacious stories surrounding the band.
Is it true that you once opened a show with the song that you usually played last, thought that you’d finished and walked off?
Steven Tyler: No. What we have done is played the same song twice in a show. It didn’t happen very often, but this was the early days
You played the same song twice in a row?
ST: Oh no, that would have made us blithering idiots. We were just drug addicts.
Joe Perry: We probably went on without a setlist because we were late and just muddled through.
GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash has praised AEROSMITH, calling the legendary Boston rockers “a good example of what rock and roll is all about.”
Slash first got to know the members of AEROSMITH when the band took GUNS N’ ROSES on their first arena tour in 1988. More recently, Slash and his band THE CONSPIRATORS (with singer Myles Kennedy) supported AEROSMITH on the North American “Let Rock Rule Tour” in 2014.
Speaking to HardDrive Radio during a press junket for his upcoming solo album, “Living The Dream”, Slash said (see video below): “AEROSMITH is the kind of band that young bands need to look at, ’cause they’re one of the last real ones around. There’s such a natural feel that they have and just a certain kind of swagger that just comes with the combination of people. And everything they do is what’s coming out of their instruments — it’s not taped or fucking phoned in. So it’s definitely a good example of what rock and roll is all about.” Continue reading SLASH: AEROSMITH Is ‘One Of The Last Real’ Rock And Roll Bands Around
Aerosmith will be the closing act for the 2018 VMAs this week — and it might very well give us a glimpse of what’s to come in Vegas.
Sources close to the band tell us Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and co. are taking the stage Monday night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC to close out MTV’s award show. We’re told they’re going to be performing their smash hit “Walk This Way.”
We got the band out in NYC Monday … and each member seemed to drop hints at a possible collab for their performance.
Of all the rock legends to sojourn in Sin City over the years, Aerosmith are some of the worthiest contenders.
On Wednesday (Aug. 15), Aerosmith visited the Today show to confirm their long-rumored Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency for next year. The Boston hard rockers will play 18 shows at MGM’s Park Theater from April 6, 2019 through July 9, joining the ranks of Queen + Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and Blink-182. “We want to bring a show in there that we really can’t do when we’re on the road on a regular tour,” guitarist Joe Perry said on Today. “So we want to bring a show that still has Aerosmith and all the guts of Aerosmith but has a whole other element to it.” Continue reading 4 Ways Aerosmith Can Make Their Las Vegas Residency The Ultimate Fan Experience
Aerosmith paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (Aug. 17) in support of their Las Vegas residency, performing a knock-out set of the songs “Mama KIn” and “Big Ten Inch Record.”