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Aerosmith and Slash kicked off their North America summer tour announcement yesterday by rocking the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles for a six-song set that you can watch below. December 4, 1973 was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whiskey until yesterday. Aerosmith also made separate appearance on 'Ellen' and with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday mroning in regards to the announcement.
Aerosmith took the stage at The Whisky after an intro by "Uncle Joe" Benson of 100.3 FM The Sound without guitarist Brad Whitford, who couldn't attend due to his finshing up the 'Experience Hendrix' tour. Steven Tyler then announced: "Ladies and genitals! Welcome to the Whiskey! You love this band almost as much as I do?"
Aerosmith rocked through "Draw The Line," "Same Old Song and Dance," "Pink" and "Walk This Way." Tyler brought out Slash for the final two songs alongside Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer. "We’re going to bring up a friend of ours who is going to be playing on this tour. The one and only Slash!" Tyler announced to the appreciative crowd. Tyler then licked his finger, swirled it over his "Ma Kin" arm tattoo, and belted out the opening verse to "Mama Kin."
Joe Perry told the crowd at the tail end of the show: "The first time we played here was December 3, 1973. It was the first time formally here but also the first time in California. The first time west of the Mississippi was right here! That was then and this is now. And look what happened," he said as he pointed to Slash before shouting "Let’s rock!" The set then wrapped with an impressive version of 'Train Kept A Rollin.' I'm assuming we can look forward to more collaborations between Aerosmith and Slash on the tour.
"Bring it baby. Bring it! Rock and roll is forever! Come on!" Tyler shouted as he and his Aerosmith bandmates exited the stage.
Draw The Line
Same Old Song And Dance
Walk This Way
Train Kept a Rollin’
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry also made an appearance on the daytime talk show ‘Ellen.’ Tyler talked about the history between Slash and Aerosmith, saying that a drawing of Aerosmith made by a young Slash can be found on the inside of the group’s most recent album.
The tour will kick off on July 10, in Wantagh, New York and wrap up in Nova Scotia on September 12. Tickets for the 'Let Rock Rule' new tour will be going on sale on April 12 via www.livenation.com
Aerosmith and Slash Tour Dates:
Jul. 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Kitchener, ON, Canada - McLennan Park
Jul. 16 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 19 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
Jul. 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 25 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
Aug. 2 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 8 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's
Aug. 13 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion (Formerly Sleep Train Pavilion)
Aug. 16 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 25 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Sep. 3 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Sep. 6 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 - Sydney, NS, Canada - Open Hearth Park
Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:
8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)
8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.
The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:
Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde
Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford
Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony
King Diamond, Mark Tremonti
In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.
Aerosmith News: Tom Hamilton talks 60 Minutes boob factor, new album pushed back to September, get a cup of Joe(y) Kramer coffee,
Bassist Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith told St. Johns, Newfoundland radio station K-Rock 97.5 in a recent interview that Lora Logan' low cut top got the band nervous in the 60 Minutes profile last month and accused show producers of carefully editing band interviews in order to trap frontman Steven Tyler.
He’s branded the people behind CBS flagship news magazine 60 Minutes as "brutal" for their work and said he and his colleagues were forced into a state of nerves because of presenter Lara Logan’s low-cut top.
The profile had Hamilton, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford listing the things they didn’t like about Tyler, who was then shown edited footage, leading him to say: "I think my busting everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is. I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good."
Hamilton said their quotes were taken out of context. "It was tough to watch. They took comments we made during very deep conversations and sort of barraged Steven with them. I thought it was a little brutal."
He also said there was another side to the conversations which producers left out. "It was the truth. It was everybody speaking what they were feeling. We talked about a lot of things involving anger – yet a lot of other things involving brotherhood. So Steven got pissed off and said a couple of things that were demeaning to the rest of us. I cringed a little bit, yet the second it was over I texted him and said, ‘You did a great job.’"
Hamilton added, "Lara Logan, the correspondent, had a very low-cut top on. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is sort of, get the band nervous with your cleavage and make them say stuff.’ And if you watch the interview you won’t see that. That’s how they do it: they show their boobs and get you to talk about stuff. It works every time."
The question I have is haven't the band and Tom seen an uncountable amount of boobs over the years? Lora Logan's sure shouldn't fluster anybody.
Hamilton also revealed in the radio interview that their long-awaited studio album which has been pushed back to September. The album would be "just about done" by the time Aerosmith plays the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Grand Falls Windsor on July 14th. That show marks one of the biggest concerts in the history of Newfoundland. The Global Warming tour will kick off on June 16th in Minneapolis with Cheap Trick opening most of the shows.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has created his own brand of organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee called Rockin’ & Roastin'. The beverage comes in both regular and decaf, medium and dark and Ethiopian and Guatemalan roasts. Somebody was in the rhyming mood as the description on his website says, "Rockin' & Roastin' - Music To Your Lips: Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer, a coffee loving Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, has pounded the skins since his early teens fueled by love for music and spirited beans.
Cups big and small filled right up to the rim were never quite worth that last lick of the rim. So he set out on a search fearing chances were slim that he'd find the ripe bean that would satisfy him.
Seeking perfection, organic and true - a coffee to move you just right the day through - Joey had done what he set out to do. Rockin' & Roastin'...his own special brew. A taste of the rock star life." Based on the description alone, I gotta try this coffee. You can get yours to try at Joey's official coffee site: www.rockinandroastin.com
The fourth and latest episode of Joe Bonamassa's "Driving Towards The Daylight' video series has been posted. If you haven"t seen any of these yet, you owe it to yourself to check them all out. CG Film did a really well done chronicles of the recording of the upcoming Bonamassa album, due May 22nd. 'Driving Towards The Daylight' will be Joe's 13th studio album. The latest clip covers the reasons and history of recording in Las Vegas at Palm Studios.
The coming together of the great producer Kevin Shirley, guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, drummer Anton Fig, bassist Michael Rhoads, keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum and Australian music legend Jimmy Barnes are all featured so far in the series of videos, of which 6 more will be released. I am so glad Joe and all these guys are making such fantastic music and can't wait to hear the whole album.
Guitar great Joe Bonamassa will release a his "lucky" 13th solo album, "Driving Towards The Daylight" on May 22nd via J&R Adventures. The album was produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada; The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California; and The Cave in Malibu, California.
An official press release states:
"Driving Towards The Daylight" is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa's signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians. "We've taken some really traditional old blues songs — the Howlin' Wolf song 'Who's Been Talkin'?' and the Robert Johnson song 'Stones In My Passway' — and we've tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context," said Shirley. "It's a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It's vibrant and it's gutsy and it's really, really rugged."
As expected, the musicianship is top notch on the album, with guests including Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, Blondie Chaplan (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Brad's son Harrison Whitford (guitar).
Speaking from the studio in Vegas, Brad whitford said, "This is definitely more influenced by the stuff that the guys and musicians in this room love, early '60s English and American rock and blues. I guess we'll never get that out of our system and its fun to come in here and find our own path down that highway."
Four Bonamassa-penned originals made the album: the opener 'Dislocated Boy', the title track (and first single, 'Driving Towards The Daylight', 'Heavenly Soul' and 'Somewhere Trouble Don't Go'. Other tracks include covers of Tom Waits' 'New Coat Of Paint', 'Lonely Town Lonely Street' by Bill Withers, 'A Place In My Heart' by Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake, and 'I Got All You Need', by Willie Dixon. Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit 'Too Much Ain't Enough Love' to complete the album.
Once a week for the next ten weeks, 'Countdown to Daylight', a new reality series of 3-4 minute webisodes featuring interviews with Joe and his band as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the band recording 'Driving Towards The Daylight' in the studio. Tune in every Friday for a new episode on JBTV, Joe's official YouTube channel, and check out the first webisode below.
'Driving Towards The Daylight' track listing:
1. Dislocated Boy
2. Stones In My Passway
3. Driving Towards The Daylight
4. Who's Been Talkin'?
5. I Got All You Need
6. A Place In My Heart
7. Lonely Town Lonely Street
8. Heavenly Soul
9. New Coat Of Paint
10. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
11. Too Much Ain't Enough Love (w/ Jimmy Barnes)