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Aerosmith News: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith getting musical advice from Johnny Depp?, “Dream On’ cover part of ’100 Years of Fenway Park’ album

by on May.14, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Aerosmith News: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith getting musical advice from Johnny Depp?, “Dream On’ cover part of ’100 Years of Fenway Park’ album

Johnny Depp recently jammed with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper at the after party celebrating Depp's latest movie 'Dark Shadows,' but Depp has a history with Aerosmith as does 'Dark Shadows' director Tim Burton. Aerosmith have been holed up in Burton's old Swinghouse recording studio working on the new album and Depp has been dropping by occasionally to check in on the band’s progress.

Tyler explained, "When we are done recording, I go up to Johnny’s house and I play him stuff and I ask if it is any good. He gives me [honest feedback]." Tyler says Depp is qualified to weigh in on the subject. "Johnny is a great musician and many people don’t know that, he plays piano, guitar, he knows his music."

Tyler saiys that ‘Legendary Child,’ Aerosmith’s contribution to the upcoming ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ movie is awesome and the spirit of the film lines up quite well with the band’s own experiences. "'G.I. Joe' [is] about deep space and 'let’s go fight the foe.' And then I thought about where the band came from, and going [into] the music business. If there ever...was a foe, the music business was. So to be successful you had to learn how to climb ladders, jump through hoops and live through burning houses."

Tyler also says the band recently spent 12 hours filming a video for the song and he gives high praise to his longtime mate Perry, who he says was “on fire” when the band was recording the song.

Aerosmith will premiere a new song on the season finale of 'American Idol' on May 23rd. It is not confirmed, but it most likely will be 'Legendary Child', which was an outake from the 'Get A Grip' sessions.


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In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox are featured with Boston area musicians on the commemorative album, ’100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park.' The album features contemporary recordings of fan favorites that are often heard bellowing at Fenway during games and that are associated with the area’s bands. Current and former Sox players contribute along with special guests and children from the team’s charitable Red Sox Scholars program.

'Sweet Caroline' features home run machine David “Big Papi’ Ortiz providing background vocals and improv while Clay Buchholz plays acoustic guitar. Jon Butcher is joined by Jarrod Saltalamacchia churns out additional guitar licks on a cover of Aerosmith's 'Dream On.' Daniel Bard plays acoustic guitar on album’s debut single, 'Let the Good Times Roll.' He is joined by Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

Kenny Aronoff, who's currently drumming for Chickenfoot and has worked with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty besides having done session work for a never ending list of musicians, contributed drums.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and its Red Sox Scholars and inner city youth baseball programs. The album will be available exclusively for purchase at the Yawkey Way Store/The Official Red Sox Team Store, as well as at all traditional and digital retailers on May 22nd.

Jon Butcher, who is part of the 'Dream On' collaboration on the album will perform The National Anthem at Fenway Park in Boston on May 29th prior to the Red Sox/Detroit Tigers game.

'100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park' Tracklist:
Tessie – Kevin Millar
Let the Good Times Roll – Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt & Daniel Bard
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) – Dicky Barrett & Rico Petrocelli
Dream On – Jon Butcher & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Meet Me at Mary’s Place – Peter Gammons & Seth Justman
Knights of Bostonia – Ken Casey, Nora Parkington & Cory Pesaturo
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Jerry Remy & Mike Mushok
Sweet Caroline – Mark Salling, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz, Ryan Kalish & Darnell McDonald
2007- Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury & Dustin Pedroia
Dirty Water – Dick Dodd, Alfredo Aceves & Barry Goudreau
Fenway Park – Mark Lennon
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu – Jim Lonborg, Mike O’Malley & Curt Schilling

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Pink Floyd Week continues on ‘Late Night Jimmy Fallon’ with Roger Waters & Foo Fighters (video), Waters to tour U.S. stadiums next year

by on Sep.28, 2011, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Pink Floyd Week continues on ‘Late Night Jimmy Fallon’ with Roger Waters & Foo Fighters (video), Waters to tour U.S. stadiums next year

Bassist Roger Waters and Foo Fighters teamed up to perform Pink Floyd’s ‘In the Flesh?’ on last night's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" as the highlight of the second night of Fallon’s week-long tribute to the legendary band. During the interview segment Waters was quick to praise the band who played tribute to his music the night before. “Funny enough, I watched the show last night, and I thought the Shins were awesome.. it was perfect.” Watch the interview and performance below.

Fallon praised Pink Floyd for evolving so much during their career, to which Waters replied, “We had to evolve, because we couldn’t play anything, really. We were all largely incompetent, except for one guy, but unfortunately he failed his exam and was forced to leave school.” He also shared stories of the band’s early appearances on odd bookings such as the Pat Boone show, where former frontman Syd Barrett would mess with TV producers by doing great performances in rehearsal and then feigning stagefright when the filming started.


Here's Nick Mason's appearance with Jimmy Fallon from Monday night (Sept. 26). It was not yet available on NBC's site before my post yesterday on his appearance and The Shins performance.

Roger Waters is bringing his amazing production of ‘The Wall’ back to America next year for what may be his last major tour. He plans to take the show outdoors in 2012, but may not tour for quite some time after that. waters told Rolling Stone, “I’m not sure I want to go out and do the greatest hits again,” he says. “Which just sucks. What I love to do is theater in a rock & roll context. I think if I did any more in the future, it might well be smaller.”

The tour next year will focus on cities he didn’t get to in the U.S. over the past year and it will be the first time he’s tried to take the show outdoors. “We’re going to be projecting (the on-stage videos) over 140 yards,” he says. “We’ve done light tests at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium just to see what the ambient light is like. And it’s fine. It works. We’ve taken part of the Wall and the projectors into those three places.”

No American tour dates are listed as of yet on Waters’ official website. He’ll begin the year in Australia and New Zealand before touring across South America.

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